policy events

SWHR hosts congressional briefings and other policy-focused events on a variety of women’s health and research-related subjects.

Attended by congressional staff, federal agency personnel, and advocacy group representatives, these events inform attendees about issues important to women’s health. SWHR’s Policy Advisory Council also meets quarterly to discuss current policies affecting women’s health and SWHR’s positions and engagement in these areas.

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September 2021

SWHR Policy Advisory Council Meeting

Hosted by SWHR

The Policy Advisory Council is a forum for industry, nonprofit, and other health care stakeholders to partner with SWHR to support emerging scientific research and public policy that will improve women’s health.

September 15, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

October 2021

Menopause Mindfulness: Exploring Menopause’s Effect on Health and Well-Being

Hosted by SWHR
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On October 26, 2021, SWHR hosted the congressional briefing, “Menopause Mindfulness: Exploring Menopause's Effect on Health and Well-Being,” where panelists shared information about menopause, including the health risks for women during this life stage and the stigma often associated with menopause and aging.

October 26, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm EDT

November 2021

Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health Annual Meeting

Hosted by NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health

More details to come.

November 1, 2021 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

MANA 2021 Conference

Hosted by Midwifes Alliance of North America

More information to come.

November 8, 2021 @ 12:00 am - November 9, 2021 @ 12:00 am EST

Time For Heart Care, But How Do I Access Health Care?

Hosted by WomenHeart

This HeartTalks webinar is hosted by WomenHeart and for women looking to take control of their heart health. Speakers will share different ways to access heart care – whether it’s through telemedicine, a local health clinic, a pharmacy, or more. We’re often told to “know our numbers,” to learn our family health history, and to talk to our doctor about symptoms. But what if you don’t have a cardiologist or are nervous about returning to in-person care. Join us to…

November 9, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

The Future of Diversity, Inclusion & Equity in Medicine and Technology

Hosted by Center for Healthcare Innovation

The workshop will focus on the opportunities, challenges, and best practices of leveraging technology to make modern healthcare more equitable for all patients.

November 10, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Latham & Watkins, 505 Montgomery St # 2000
San Francisco, CA 94111 United States

A Woman’s Journey: Empowering Women to Make Informed Health Care Decisions

Hosted by Johns Hopkins Medicine’s A Woman’s Journey

At this event, learn about the latest advances in women’s health from renowned Johns Hopkins faculty physicians. Attendees will hear about reducing inflammation through food, memory loss, cosmetic procedures, colon cancer in African-American women, fertility, and mental health. REGISTER

November 13, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm EST

Better Understanding Thyroid Eye Disease: Physician, Patient, and Caregiver Perspectives, with a Discussion on Women’s Vision Health

Hosted by Alliance for Eye and Vision Research

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTvTYhw-ZLE The Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR), in conjunction with Research to Prevent Blindness, Prevent Blindness, Society for Women’s Health Research, and Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) continued its series of educational briefings on exciting new developments in eye and vision research during the second annual Thyroid Eye Disease Awareness Week, November 14-20, 2021. The event featured speakers: Kimberly Cockerham, MD, FACS (Central Valley Eye Medical Group), Ron and Vickie Barela (Patient Advocate and Caregiver),…

November 17, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm EST

December 2021

SWHR Policy Advisory Council Meeting

Hosted by SWHR

The Policy Advisory Council meeting is a members-only event. SWHR's Policy Advisory Council is comprised of industry, nonprofit, and other health care stakeholders that partner with SWHR to support emerging scientific research and public policy that will improve women’s health.

December 1, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Women’s Health: Policy Update & Funding Opportunities

Hosted by Women’s Health Innovation Coalition

Join for the final gathering of the Women's Health Innovation Coalition in 2021! During this Women's Health: Policy Update & Funding Opportunities event, speakers will share insights on non-dilutive grant funding for bioscience companies advancing innovations in women’s health as well as key policy updates. Then we want to hear from the audience. Please come prepared to share what you want to know about government so we can best respond to the Women’s Health Innovation Coalition needs in 2022. The…

December 14, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
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