science events

SWHR routinely convenes meetings of diverse scientific experts, clinicians, patients, and health care stakeholders to effect change in women’s health.

SWHR’s science events often serve as the foundation for our multiyear programs, known as SWHR’s Interdisciplinary Science Networks, which seek to identify research gaps and address unmet needs in diseases and conditions that disproportionately or differently affect women.

Upcoming Science Events

Join us for discussions around the latest research in women’s health.

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September 2022

Ovarian Cancer Screening: More than a Pelvic Exam

Hosted by SWHR

In the United States, there are more than 100 diagnostic tests and procedures available for detecting diseases and monitoring their progression. Diagnostic tools are also used to guide treatments and evaluate their effectiveness. Some tests are invasive, such as a biopsy or endoscopy; whereas others are noninvasive, such as x-rays and ultrasound imaging procedures. Innovations in diagnostics provide access to health information, helping women make informed decisions about their health care at every stage of their lives. Screening and diagnostic…

September 7 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm EDT

WOMEN’S HEALTH INNOVATION SUMMIT 2022

Hosted by Kisaco Research

The Women's Health Innovation Summit is accelerating innovation, investment, research and partnerships, to improve the access and quality of healthcare for women worldwide. Now in its fourth year, the Summit is delighted to be reconvening face-to-face in Boston this September for its biggest industry-leading networking event to date. Past annual summits’ have succeeded in addressing and bringing awareness to a wide range of verticals, challenges and unmet needs for women and their health. Building on this, the team will be…

September 29 - September 30

Diverse Voices Virtual Talk: Violence and Women

Hosted by NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health

ORWH’s new quarterly lecture series, titled “Diverse Voices: Intersectionality and the Health of Women,” will amplify research that incorporates an intersectional framework and addresses the breadth of topics relevant to the health of women. The September 29, 2022, session of “Diverse Voices: Intersectionality and the Health of Women” will focus on violence and women, featuring presentations from Natacha DeGenna, Ph.D., of the University of Pittsburgh and Sahnah Lim, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.I.A., of the NYU Grossman School of Medicine. REGISTER

September 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

October 2022

Mind the Gap: Hormonal Contraceptives and Brain Health

Hosted by UBC Women’s Health Research Cluster

In this virtual conference series, the Women's Health Research Cluster will be hosting bi-weekly events including two keynote talks, four symposia, trainee mentor sessions, guest workshops and a roundtable discussion where attendees will co-create create a blueprint for future research on hormonal contraceptives. You are invited to join all of these gatherings, or pick and choose which ones you want to attend.  This virtual conference series will dig into unique aspects of hormonal contraceptives and the examined effects of these…

October 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm EDT
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National Conference on Women’s Health and Sex Differences Research

Hosted by Ludeman Family Center for Women’s Health Research

The Ludeman Family Center for Women's Health Research at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is pleased to host the 3rd biennial National Conference on Women's Health and Sex Differences Research. The conference is from October 12-14, 2022 at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This year's event is titled Sex Differences Across the Lifespan: A Focus on Metabolism. Top scientists from around the world will speak about women's health and sex differences across the lifespan with a…

October 12 - October 14
The Broadmoor Hotel Colorado Springs, CO United States

Understanding the Tests that Could Save My Breasts

Hosted by SWHR

In the United States, there are more than 100 diagnostic tests and procedures available for detecting diseases and monitoring their progression. Diagnostic tools are also used to guide treatments and evaluate their effectiveness. Some tests are invasive, such as a biopsy or endoscopy; whereas others are noninvasive, such as x-rays and ultrasound imaging procedures. Innovations in diagnostics provide access to health information, helping women make informed decisions about their health care at every stage of their lives. Screening and diagnostic…

October 12 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm EDT

Gender and Health: Impacts of Structural Sexism, Gender Norms, Relational Power Dynamics, and Gender Inqualities

Hosted by NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health

Workshop objectives include: Review definitions and conceptual frameworks commonly used to study structural sexism, gender norms, relational power dynamics, and gender inequities in health. Examine issues in measurement and methods to evaluate structural sexism, gender norms, relational power dynamics, and gender inequities. Identify modifiable factors and points of intervention to mitigate health disparities based in structural sexism, gender norms, relational power dynamics, and gender inequities. Highlight interventions (evidence-based practices, promising practices, etc.) and targeting different levels (e.g., socioecological, multilevel frameworks)…

October 26 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

Mind the Gap: Hormonal Contraceptives and Brain Health

Hosted by UBC Women’s Health Research Cluster

In this virtual conference series, the Women's Health Research Cluster will be hosting bi-weekly events including two keynote talks, four symposia, trainee mentor sessions, guest workshops and a roundtable discussion where attendees will co-create create a blueprint for future research on hormonal contraceptives. You are invited to join all of these gatherings, or pick and choose which ones you want to attend.  This virtual conference series will dig into unique aspects of hormonal contraceptives and the examined effects of these…

October 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm EDT
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One event on October 26, 2022 at 1:00 pm

One event on November 10, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on November 23, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on November 30, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on December 8, 2022 at 4:00 pm

One event on January 12, 2023 at 10:00 am

One event on January 26, 2023 at 10:00 am

One event on February 9, 2023 at 11:00 am

One event on February 23, 2023 at 10:00 am

One event on March 8, 2023 at 10:00 am

One event on March 23, 2023 at 10:00 am

One event on March 30, 2023 at 10:00 am

November 2022

Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Annual Meeting

Hosted by NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health

More details to come. REGISTER

November 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

Mind the Gap: Hormonal Contraceptives and Brain Health

Hosted by UBC Women’s Health Research Cluster

In this virtual conference series, the Women's Health Research Cluster will be hosting bi-weekly events including two keynote talks, four symposia, trainee mentor sessions, guest workshops and a roundtable discussion where attendees will co-create create a blueprint for future research on hormonal contraceptives. You are invited to join all of these gatherings, or pick and choose which ones you want to attend.  This virtual conference series will dig into unique aspects of hormonal contraceptives and the examined effects of these…

November 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
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One event on October 26, 2022 at 1:00 pm

One event on November 10, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on November 23, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on November 30, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on December 8, 2022 at 4:00 pm

One event on January 12, 2023 at 10:00 am

One event on January 26, 2023 at 10:00 am

One event on February 9, 2023 at 11:00 am

One event on February 23, 2023 at 10:00 am

One event on March 8, 2023 at 10:00 am

One event on March 23, 2023 at 10:00 am

One event on March 30, 2023 at 10:00 am

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