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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Upcoming Science Events
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Past Events › Science
SWHR brought together a group of interdisciplinary experts for a roundtable discussion on sex and gender differences in migraine, a debilitating neurological disease that is three times more common in women than men.
SWHR convened thought leaders for a public panel discussion on migraine and women's health that included patients, practitioners, and the employer perspective.
SWHR brought together a group of patients, clinicians, researchers and other relevant stakeholders for a daylong roundtable meeting to identify unmet needs and knowledge gaps in endometriosis, a condition that affects an estimated 10% of reproductive-age women and causes symptoms such as painful periods and heavy bleeding.
SWHR hosted a public panel discussion to raise awareness around endometriosis and bring attention to issues related to a woman’s diagnosis, treatment, and access to care.
The National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council (NACHHD) Council is charged with advising, consulting with, and making recommendations to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Director on matters relating to NICHD research and research support activities and functions. The council will hold a meeting September 18-19, 2019. As an alternative to attending the National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council in person, interested parties can attend the public portion of the meeting virtually.
NIH Sexual & Gender Minority Research Office (SGMRO) Announces Listening Session on Sexual and Gender Minority Research Sexual and gender minority (SGM) populations include, but are not limited to, individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual, transgender, two-spirit, queer, and/or intersex. Section 404N of the 21st Century Cures Act (Public Law 114-255), signed into law on December 13, 2016, calls upon the Director of the NIH to encourage efforts to improve research related to the health of SGM populations.…
The NIH Advisory Committee on Research on Women's Health gives advice and makes recommendations on priority issues affecting women's health and sex differences research.
Public Webinar At some point in their lives, roughly 52 percent of individuals turning 65 will require long-term care (LTC), a range of services that assist with the basic personal tasks of everyday life. Individuals of all ages with disabilities are also more likely to demand long-term care supports. At present, there is not a prevalent or comprehensive LTC insurance system, and the public holds misconceptions about what necessary services and supports are covered under Medicare and Medicaid. The result…
This discussion on the intersection between maternal health and women’s mental health across the life course is designed to drive change on this very important issue.
Hosted by the Alliance for Balanced Pain Management, the summit will highlight the benefits of integrated pain care and the barriers patients face in accessing it, as well as ideas to begin removing those access challenges.