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.

Upcoming Policy Events

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Past Events › Policy

December 2020

Childbirth Should Not Be a Death Sentence: Global Maternal Health and the Impact of COVID-19

Hosted by Women’s Congressional Policy Institute

Join the Women's Congressional Policy Institute for the third installment of their virtual briefing series, which will focus on the role of the private sector and faith-based organizations in reducing global maternal deaths.

December 8, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

January 2021

Don’t Sweat Menopause: How to Improve Care for Women

Hosted by SWHR

SWHR's webinar provides information about menopause for women and their health care providers as well as examine ways that we can individually and collectively improve the quality of life for women at this life stage.

January 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

February 2021

RESCHEDULED: Scientific and Ethical Considerations for the Inclusion of Pregnant Women in Clinical Trials

Hosted by Duke Margolis Center for Health Policy

The Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy is convening a public meeting to discuss the need for clinical research in pregnant women as well as scientific and ethical considerations for the inclusion of this complex population in clinical trials.

February 2 - February 3

COVID-19 One Year On: What’s Working for Women in Response and Recovery

Hosted by Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security

Join leading experts for a conversation on effective approaches for addressing the gendered impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

February 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am EST

March 2021

Women’s Health Research: Understanding the Roles of Sex and Gender

Hosted by SWHR

SWHR and the Endocrine Society hosted a virtual congressional briefing to discuss the importance of including sex as a biological variable in research.

March 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm EST

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.

March 3 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Endometriosis Awareness: Empowering Patients

Hosted by SWHR

This SWHR webinar provides valuable insight for both patients and health care providers on opportunities to empower individuals living with endometriosis.

March 16 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT

Advancing Health Outcomes for Women and Minorities

Hosted by Women’s Health Innovation Coalition

Springboard Enterprises and the Women's Health Innovation Coalition host a virtual congressional briefing featuring SWHR President & CEO Kathryn G. Schubert on March 17, 2021 from 12PM - 1PM EST.

March 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Supporting Our Sisters: Transforming Uterine Fibroid Awareness into Action

Hosted by SWHR

The Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls hosted a virtual event, supported by SWHR, raising awareness of the astounding impact of uterine fibroids on the health of women.

March 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDT

June 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.

June 2 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
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