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.
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Uterine fibroids (leiomyomas) are non-malignant growths of the uterus and one of the most common gynecological conditions nationwide. A growing and overlooked public health issue, fibroids affect approximately 26 million American women between the ages 15 to 50, however fibroids can affect patients across life stages from adolescence to post-menopause. With a wide array of common symptoms, such as severe and irregular menstrual bleeding, pelvic and pain back, bladder or bowel dysfunction, and challenges with fertility, fibroids can result in…
Hosted by the Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology and co-Sponsored by the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Center for Diversity & Inclusion, this year's Annual Research Showcase is titled Sex, Gender, and Race: Intentional Inclusion of Representative Populations in Medical Research. The keynote will by given by Karen Costenbader, MD MPH, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Michael E. Weinblatt, MD Distinguished Chair in Rheumatology, Division of Rheumatology, Inflammation and Immunity, Lupus Program Director, Brigham and…
Vision impairment is one of the most common causes of disability in the United States. More than 12 million Americans aged 40 and older are visually impaired or blind. Women are affected disproportionately than men and certain eye conditions can present in women differently across the lifespan. Some diseases become increasingly common or burdensome with age, such as age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, and glaucoma. Up to two-thirds of Americans with these conditions are women. Other conditions that are also more…
On January 19, 2022, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will kick off a new series of discussions and seminars called “SeXX and Immunity.” These sessions will explore our understanding of sex differences and sex dimorphism in relation to immune responses and how presentations of infectious diseases differ based on biology. The first session will feature Dr. Sabra Klein of Johns Hopkins University, for a talk titled “SeXX matters for viral infection and vaccination.” Sabra Klein, PhD, is Professor of Molecular…
This event is the destination for uncovering what is next in fertility, contraception, and maternal health innovations.
2nd World Congress on Women’s Health: Innovations and Inventions (WHII 2022): Addressing Unmet Needs
This truly unique congress brings together physicians, other health care providers, technology experts, small and large companies, and investors, to explore and discuss the latest innovations and inventions that are shaping Women’s Health. Women’s Health still has many unmet clinical needs; some of them being “unacceptable” or “unmentionable”, however, new technologies are being developed rapidly and are shaping the very nature of Women’s Health. As we envision the future, we should address ways to predict, prevent, diagnose, treat, and follow…
The Lupus & Allied Diseases Association will have its Educational Symposium, which will cover themes such as clinical research trials and participation, patient empowerment, care partnering, and tools for chronic disease survival. Attendees will have access to a list of regional lupus clinical trial opportunities, patient empowerment, and advocacy resource materials. REGISTER
The 2022 Organization for the Study of Sex Differences (OSSD) Meeting Program Committee invites attendees and presenters for this annual event. Due by November 1, 2021, we welcome proposals in all areas of sex and gender differences research, including fundamental biology (such as evolution, genetics, molecular/cellular biology, and physiology) to translational science and clinical research. Symposia should highlight an area of current research on sex and gender differences, rather than being focused on issues related only to one sex. Proposed…