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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August 2022

SWHR Alzheimer’s Disease Policy Roundtable: Breaking Down the Burden of Alzheimer’s Disease for Women

Hosted by SWHR

Of the approximately 5.8 million people in the United States who have Alzheimer’s disease, two-thirds of them are women, and clear racial and ethnic disparities exist in both prevalence and incidence. Further, women have a 30% higher risk of dying from Alzheimer’s disease than men, and women disproportionately serve as unpaid Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers, which has implications for their work and home life and mental health.  Given the growing aging population in the United States, the burden of Alzheimer’s…

August 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT

September 2022

Ovarian Cancer Screening: More than a Pelvic Exam

Hosted by SWHR

https://youtu.be/HDvlxJs6HG4 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…

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

Menopause Mindfulness: Living Your Best Work-Life through the Menopause Transition

Hosted by SWHR

https://youtu.be/3aXTQT9hh5c   Approximately 1.3 million women in the United States transition into menopause each year. During the menopause transition (perimenopause), the body undergoes hormonal changes, characterized by a significant decrease in estrogen. This change typically begins to occur in a woman’s late 40s or 50s, and can last up to 10 or 20 years. However, some individuals may experience menopause early due to certain medical conditions or surgical procedures. Menopause, itself, is defined as the point in time 12 months after…

September 8 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm EDT

ORWH GENDER R25: Technical Assistance Webinar

Hosted by NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health

The Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH)  is pleased to announce a new program, Galvanizing Health Equity Through Novel and Diverse Educational Resources (GENDER) R25 (RFA-OD-22-015). The GENDER R25 will help meet the need for sex- and gender-specific training in science, medicine, and allied health professions by supporting the development of sex- and gender-focused courses, curricula, and methods for the extramural community. Courses and curricula can be targeted to audiences at any career stage. Attend the technical assistance webinar on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at 4:00 p.m.…

September 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

October 2022

Stronger than Sticks and Stones: Promoting Women’s Bone Health through Preventive Care

Hosted by SWHR

https://youtu.be/mbZsXgIjSk8 Approximately 54 million Americans have low bone mass, placing them at increased risk for osteoporosis and bone fracture. Risk of bone fracture is higher in women compared to men, in part, due to the influence of the hormone estrogen. Throughout a woman’s life, estrogen has important bone building function that is compromised when its production significantly reduces after menopause. Approximately half of all women over age 50 will break a bone because of osteoporosis, and in older adults, complications…

October 3 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

Understanding the Tests that Could Save My Breasts

Hosted by SWHR

https://youtu.be/tBtqFW6djqw 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…

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

Psoriatic Arthritis: More than Just Sore Joints

Hosted by SWHR

  https://youtu.be/MsfbWPzQxgY More than 8 million individuals in the United States have psoriasis. This chronic inflammatory skin disease is characterized by patches of red or discolored and irritated skin that are often covered by flaky white or gray scales, depending on the skin type. An estimated 10-30% of people with psoriasis also develop psoriatic arthritis (PsA) – a type of inflammatory arthritis linked to psoriasis. Approximately 40% of people with PsA report significant impacts on their everyday life, and despite…

October 17 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm EDT

November 2022

Narcolepsy & Women’s Health: A Wake-Up Call

Hosted by SWHR

https://youtu.be/3ZwSq-o60Xw Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder that is characterized by persistent and excessive daytime sleepiness and an inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles. In some cases, cataplexy – a sudden loss or activation of muscle tone in one or more parts of the body – can be triggered by strong emotions. Narcolepsy Type 1 (NT1) occurs with cataplexy, whereas Narcolepsy Type 2 (NT2) does not. Narcolepsy symptoms are often mistaken for mood disorders, behavioral issues, and other conditions, which result…

November 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

Moving Conversations About Alzheimer’s Disease into Policy and Practice: An SWHR Town Hall

Hosted by SWHR

https://youtu.be/z1eSzWzg54o Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a rapidly growing and costly public health crisis that has a disproportionate impact on women, and especially women of color. Improving AD outcomes—for both patients and caregivers—requires a multi-layered approach that involves communities, clinicians, nonprofit groups, organizations, and state and federal policymakers. Achieving this shift will require not only enacting federal policies that support access to care, make early detection easier, and prioritize research investments in cognitive health, but importantly, it also requires ensuring that…

November 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Psoriatic Arthritis: A Woman’s Toolkit to Soar Above the Pain

Hosted by SWHR

https://youtu.be/nYsUo_LcAEQ More than 8 million individuals in the United States have psoriasis. This chronic inflammatory skin disease is characterized by patches of red or discolored and irritated skin that are often covered by flaky white or gray scales, depending on the skin type. An estimated 10-30% of people with psoriasis also develop psoriatic arthritis (PsA)–a type of inflammatory arthritis linked to psoriasis. Approximately 40% of people with PsA report significant impacts on their everyday life, and although PsA occurs equally…

November 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
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