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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Past Events › Science

October 2017

Sex and Gender Differences in Migraine

Hosted by SWHR

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.

October 2, 2017

Migraine Matters: Beyond Burden to Value

Hosted by SWHR

SWHR convened thought leaders for a public panel discussion on migraine and women's health that included patients, practitioners, and the employer perspective.

October 2, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
George Washington University Milken School of Public Health, 950 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC 20052

April 2018

The State of Research and Care for Endometriosis

Hosted by SWHR

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.

April 10, 2018

Endometriosis: Shattering Misconceptions, Shaping the Future

Hosted by SWHR

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.

April 10, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
George Washington University Milken School of Public Health, 950 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC 20052

September 2019

National Advisory Child Health & Human Development Council

Hosted by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

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.

September 18 - September 19

October 2019

Listening Session: Sexual and Gender Minority Research

Hosted by NIH

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.…

October 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

NIH Advisory Committee on Research on Women’s Health

Hosted by NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health

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.

October 23 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
NIH Main Campus, 9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20892

November 2019

Long-Term Care: Where Are We and What’s Next?

Hosted by Alliance for Health Policy

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…

November 18 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EST

December 2019

Women’s Mental Health Across the Life Course: Stakeholder Meeting on Maternal Health

Hosted by HHS Office on Women’s Health

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.

December 2 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm EST
Keck Center of the National Academies, 500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States

6th Annual Summit on Balanced Pain Management

Hosted by Alliance for Balanced Pain Management

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.

December 4 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm EST
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004 United States
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