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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October 2023

PCORI Science Fair

Hosted by Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) will be holding its first annual Science Fair on Capitol Hill. The Fair will feature PCORI-funded research projects on a variety of topics, including telehealth, sickle cell disease, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and older adults. You are invited to stop by anytime between 11 am – 1 pm to check out the displays and talk to the researchers about their work. Lunch will be provided. Please register if you want to receive materials from the Fair; registration…

October 3 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Rayburn House Office Building, 45 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20515 United States

African-Americans and Endometriosis Workshop

Hosted by EndoBlack

This FREE workshop from local health advocacy group Endo Black, conducted by a Family Nurse Practitioner, eloquently but candidly goes over health equity, the exploitation of black bodies, the barriers of endometriosis outside of the medical field, and why representation matters. This workshop is open to sharing with anyone interested in learning more about endometriosis and African Americans. Endometriosis is a common disease that affects up to ten percent of women and people with uteruses and can cause severe pain…

October 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Hyattsville Library, 46530 Adelphi Road
Hyattsville, MD 20782

The Marvelous Mrs. Menopause Event

Hosted by Let’s Talk Menopause

An Evening of Cocktails & Conversation with Host Stacy London and Midlife Changemakers.    Event agenda includes:  Fireside Chat: What's the State of Menopause Today Stacy London, Midlife Advocate Samantha Skey, CEO of SHE Media Celeste Lee, Co-Founder of Caire Beauty Menopause Movement: A Call to Action to Support Federal Legislation for Menopause Funding Donna Klassen, LCSW, Co-Founder/CEO, Let's Talk Menopause Dr. Sharon Malone, Chief Medical Advisor Alloy Women’s Health Dr. Kelly Casperson, Urologist, Podcaster, Female Hormone Expert Dr. Somi Javaid, Founder & Chief Medical…

October 4 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Wunderkind, 1 World Trade Center
New York, NY 10007

Moms in Crisis: Maternal Mental Health and the U.S. Maternal Mortality Crisis

Hosted by Maternal Mental Health Leadership Alliance (MMHLA)

Mental health conditions are the MOST COMMON complication of pregnancy and childbirth, and the LEADING CAUSE of maternal mortality. Learn about maternal mental health conditions, including how to talk about these issues with pregnant and postpartum people. Speaker: Adrienne Griffin, MPP, Executive Director, Maternal Mental Health Leadership Alliance   REGISTER

October 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm EDT

2nd Endo Black Award Gala

Hosted by EndoBlack

The upcoming 2nd Endo Black Award Gala takes place on Sat., October 14, 2023 at the College Park Marriott in College Park, MD. Endo Black Inc. remains committed to raising awareness about the challenges faced by African American women and women of color living with endometriosis. This special event aims to benefit the community through advocacy, education, and the recognition of individuals working tirelessly within the endometriosis community. Objectives: Advocating for African American women affected by endometriosis. Creating a safe…

October 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 3501 University Boulevard East
Hyattsville, MD 20783

On My Heart: Women Share Personal Journeys with Heart Disease

Hosted by SWHR

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women (and men) in the United States, accounting for nearly 500,000 deaths in U.S. women each year. Despite its impact, a significant number of women are not aware that cardiovascular disease is a major health risk. During this joint webinar hosted by the Society for Women’s Heart Research and WomenHeart, hear from women about their personal journeys with heart disease, including what their diagnosis and treatment journeys have entailed, how they…

October 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

November 2023

Clearing the Air About Lung Cancer in Women

Hosted by SWHR

Diagnostic tests and procedures offer opportunities to detect diseases, monitor disease progression, guide treatments, and evaluate treatment effectiveness. Some diagnostic 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 testing can lead to earlier detection of disease, improve health outcomes, and contribute toward…

November 17 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm EST
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