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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Past Events › Policy

June 2021

The National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women’s Annual Legislative Conference

Hosted by National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women

The National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women’s (NOBEL Women) Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) is the organization’s annual meeting where more than 200 Black women legislators join industry leaders and stakeholders from around the country in dialogue on legislative and policy issues impacting the Black community.

June 23 - June 27

Identifying Knowledge Gaps and Unmet Needs in Autoimmune Skin Conditions

Hosted by SWHR

SWHR will convene a working group of basic and clinical researchers, health care providers, patients/patient advocates, and policy leaders for a closed, two-day roundtable meeting to discuss the health, social, and economic impacts of alopecia, atopic dermatitis, and psoriatic arthritis on women.

June 23 @ 11:30 am - June 24 @ 3:30 pm EDT

Women’s Cognitive & Brain Health Forum

Hosted by Women’s Health Innovation Coalition

Join Springboard Enterprises, the Women's Health Innovation Coalition, and Accenture at our Women’s Cognitive & Brain Health Forum on June 30 at 11am ET.

June 30 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT

July 2021

Congressional Briefing: Supporting Women with Fibroids Through Policy Action

Hosted by SWHR

The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) will host a virtual congressional briefing to raise awareness of policy needs to improve care for individuals with uterine fibroids, a condition that is underfunded and often overlooked in research. 

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am EDT

Women and Patients- Increasing Diversity in the Innovation Ecosystem

Hosted by Women’s Congressional Policy Institute

Invent Together and the Women's Congressional Policy Institute invite you to a virtual briefing on increasing diversity in the innovation ecosystem. 

July 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Conquer Covid-19 Conference

Hosted by TEAM Vaccinate

TEAM Vaccinate’s Conquer Covid-19 Conference will take place on July 21-22, 2021, both virtually and in-person in Washington, D.C.

July 21 - July 22

Noninvasive Prenatal Screening: Eliminating Barriers to Access and Reducing Disparities

Hosted by SWHR

SWHR convened an interdisciplinary working group for a closed roundtable meeting to discuss how to eliminate barriers to access and reduce health disparities related to genetic screening, with a focus on noninvasive prenatal screening (NIPS) and expanded carrier screening (ECS).

July 27 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
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Expanded Carrier Screening: Eliminating Barriers to Access and Reducing Disparities

Hosted by SWHR

SWHR is convening an interdisciplinary working group for a closed roundtable meeting to discuss how to eliminate barriers to access and reduce health disparities related to genetic screening, with a focus on noninvasive prenatal screening (NIPS) and expanded carrier screening (ECS).

July 29 @ 11:00 am - July 30 @ 3:00 pm EDT

Noninvasive Prenatal Screening: Eliminating Barriers to Access and Reducing Disparities

Hosted by SWHR

SWHR convened an interdisciplinary working group for a closed roundtable meeting to discuss how to eliminate barriers to access and reduce health disparities related to genetic screening, with a focus on noninvasive prenatal screening (NIPS) and expanded carrier screening (ECS).

July 30 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
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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 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
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