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 2024

OADR-ORWH Science Talks: Xist-ing Data: Why Might Autoimmune Diseases Be More Common in Women?

Hosted by NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health

The purpose of the OADR-ORWH Science Talks series is to examine the state of the science in specific areas impacting research on autoimmune disease and women’s health. This session of Science Talks is focused on Xist research and will bring together experts in the field to generate discussion and identify opportunities to advance Xist research as it pertains to autoimmune diseases. Target Audience: This session is designed for a scientific audience with an interest in autoimmune disease research. The event is…

April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Breaking Barriers in Alzheimer’s Disease: Perspectives on Early Stage Alzheimer’s

Hosted by SWHR

Approximately two-thirds of Alzheimer’s disease patients are women, as well as more than 60% of their caregivers. Stigma surrounding Alzheimer’s and dementia can cause some women to dismiss symptoms as normal aging or menopausal brain fog and delay talking to their health care provider. Moreover, coverage of screening and diagnostic tests can be difficult and confusing to navigate, also contributing to delays in diagnosing and treating Alzheimer’s.  An early diagnosis is essential for slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, planning…

April 26 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm EDT

Essential Health Care Services Related to Anxiety and Mood Disorders in Women: A Workshop

Hosted by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Forum on Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders will organize and host a public workshop to identify essential health care services related to anxiety and mood disorders in women. Invited presentations and discussions will be designed to: Identify essential health care services related to anxiety and mood disorders in women; Define essential health care services related to anxiety and mood disorders in women based on currently available evidence; Identify ways to prepare…

April 29 - April 30

Talking All Things Women’s Heart Health

Hosted by SWHR

Heart disease is the number one killer of both women and men annually in the United States. Yet, less than half of women recognize its role as the leading cause of death among women. During this virtual event, SWHR will host a "fireside chat" style conversation with Dr. Stephanie Coulter of The Texas Heart Institute about the current state of cardiovascular disease screening and diagnostics, what barriers might hinder women’s access to care, and potential solutions to overcome those barriers…

April 30 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am EDT

May 2024

ATA Nexus 2024 Annual Conference

The hosts are pleased to invite you to join ATA Nexus 2024 Annual Conference, taking place May 5-7 in Phoenix, AZ. There is a heightened sense of urgency, as the flexibilities put in place during the COVID-19 public health emergency are set to expire in December, so hosts are convening clinicians and health systems, technology developers, patients and caregivers, entrepreneurs, investors, and stakeholders from across the healthcare sector for in-depth, thoughtful discussions about the future of health and the role…

May 5 - May 7

SWHR Pre-Conference Symposium: Lights, Camera, and Action to Improve Women’s Heart Health

Hosted by SWHR

Part of the OSSD Annual Meeting This event is taking place on Sunday, May 5 at 12:10-2:05 p.m. CET, in-person in Bergen, Norway. The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) is committed to advancing women’s health through science, policy, and education while promoting research on sex differences to optimize women’s health. Although research has documented sex differences in heart health and disease, insufficient attention to the study of sex, gender, and hormones in cardiovascular research and a lack of inclusion…

May 5 @ 6:10 am - 8:05 am EDT

OSSD 2024 Annual Meeting

Hosted by Organization for the Study of Sex Differences (OSSD)

This is the annual meeting for the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences (OSSD). The OSSD 2024 Annual Meeting is taking place in Bergen, Norway this May. OSSD was founded in 2006 by member scientists and staff of the Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR). From 2006-2012, OSSD operated as a program of the SWHR, and in 2012 became an independent non-profit educational organization. The OSSD gratefully acknowledges the efforts of the SWHR in the creation, staffing, and funding…

May 6 - May 9

SWHR Emerging Scholars in Women’s Health Research Award  Symposium

Hosted by Organization for the Study of Sex Differences (OSSD)

The SWHR Emerging Scholars in Women’s Health Research Award is given to trainees whose abstracts submitted to the OSSD Annual Meeting demonstrate research excellence in addressing important knowledge gaps in health and disease areas that disproportionately, differently, or exclusively affect women.

May 6 @ 9:15 am - May 9 @ 11:00 am EDT

National Menstrual Health Awareness Month 2024

Hosted by The Fibroid Foundation


May 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Rayburn House Office Building, 45 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20515 United States

VCU Health of Women 2024 | Emerging Topics in Women’s Health: Autoimmune Disease Challenge

Hosted by SWHR

Join us for the VCU Health of Women Conference 2024 SWHR Pre-conference Symposium! This symposium will discuss the impacts of autoimmune diseases on women’s health across the lifespan, with special emphasis on pregnancy and maternal health, caregiving/parenting.

May 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
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