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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April 2020

Approaching COVID-19 Risk and Response through a Gender Lens

Hosted by Center for Global Development

While the immediate impacts of COVID-19 are already apparent, some have yet to surface, and many of them will have different effects for different genders. Health systems, schools, and entire economies will continue to present gender-differential consequences for months and years to come as a result of this ongoing crisis. By applying a gender lens to this pandemic, researchers and policymakers can better assess differential risks and target responses to ensure already-vulnerable populations don’t fall even farther behind. Join the…

April 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

Care Interventions for Individuals with Dementia and Their Caregivers

Hosted by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

The National Academies’ Committee on Care Interventions for Individuals with Dementia and Their Caregivers will host a virtual public workshop.

April 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

POSTPONED: 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 q 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.

April 16 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
The National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW, 13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045 United States

NIH Advisory Committee on Research on Women’s Health

Hosted by NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health

NIH Advisory Committee on Research on Women’s Health will hold its 50th meeting on April 21. The committee will meet via WebEx from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern). The meeting will feature presentations by Marcia McNutt, PhD, president of the National Academy of Sciences, and Helene Langevin, MD, director of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. Learn more. 

April 21 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

May 2020

OSSD 2020 Annual Meeting

Hosted by Organization for the Study of Sex Differences

The Organization for the Study of Sex Differences 2020 annual meeting will feature the theme "Sex Differences Across the Lifespan."

May 4 - May 7
Marina del Rey Marriott, 4100 Admiralty Way
Marina Del Rey, California 90292 United States

National Women’s Health Week 2020

Hosted by HHS Office on Women’s Health

During National Women's Health Week each year, millions of women take steps to improve their health. The 21st annual National Women's Health Week kicks off on Mother's Day, May 10, and is celebrated through May 16.

May 10 - May 16

Women’s Health Conference 2020

Hosted by Women’s Health Research Cluster

UBC Research Excellence Clusters is a joint initiative of the Provost and Vice-President, Academic and the Vice-President, Research and Innovation. Clusters receive financial support from UBC’s Excellence Funds.

May 11 @ 9:00 am - May 12 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, 6163 University Boulevard
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1 Canada

June 2020

The Health of Women 2020

Hosted by VCU Institute for Women’s Health

Presented by the VCU Institute for Women’s Health and VCU Health Continuing Education, in collaboration with the Journal of Women's Health, Women's Health Reports, and U.S Food and Drug Administration.

June 25 @ 1:00 pm - June 28 @ 1:00 pm EDT
Hilton Norfolk the Main, 100 E Main St
Norfolk, VA 23510 United States

August 2020

Migraine Symposium and Awards Ceremony

Hosted by Association of Migraine Disorders

A one-day educational symposium featuring presentations
from more than 35 experts and advocates. The symposium is divided into two tracks. One is tailored to medical professionals and the other to patients and the general public, however, both programs will be open to all attendees. The event will be followed
by an awards ceremony and cocktail hour.

August 29 @ 9:00 am - 8:30 pm EDT

November 2020

2020 National Summit on the Health of Women

Hosted by Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women’s Health & Gender Biology

The Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women’s Health & Gender Biology will host a daylong interactive educational forum and community building event.

November 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
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