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

May 2022

The Bone Health and Breast Cancer Connection: What You Need to Know

Hosted by American Bone Health

Whether you are healthy, have just been diagnosed with breast cancer or are living with metastatic breast cancer, understanding the connection between breast and bone health is vital.  Healthy bones are the foundations of healthy bodies. A variety of factors, including breast cancer and some of its treatments, can put our bone health at risk. By understanding your risk factors for osteoporosis and fractures, you can take action to manage your risk through a healthy lifestyle. Join American Bone Health…

May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

COGS 2ND INTERNATIONAL MEETING (2022): Bringing Gender and Sex Together: Transdisciplinary Theories and Methodologies

Hosted by Canadian Organization for Gender and Sex Research (COGS)

The newly founded Canadian Organization for Gender and Sex Research (COGS) is holding our 2nd International Meeting which will highlight novel transdisciplinary perspectives on gender and sex research. The conference aims to explore novel approaches to the conceptualization and investigation of sex/gender that can emerge from integrating different disciplines and world views. Conference Objectives & Structure To showcase transdisciplinary sex/gender theories, methods & research initiatives To act as a platform for transdisciplinary engagement To expose the gender and sex research…

May 29 - May 31
Nouvel Hotel Montréal, Canada

June 2022

Addressing Barriers in Research and Health Care for Women Living with Lupus

Hosted by SWHR

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease where the body attacks its own tissues, creating widespread inflammation and symptoms throughout the body, often resulting in organ tissue damage – most commonly in the joints, skin, brain, lungs, kidneys and blood vessels. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is the most common type of lupus, affecting multiple parts of the body, whereas cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE) primarily affects the skin. Sometimes individuals can develop a temporary druginduced lupus due to reactions from certain medications,…

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

National Breastfeeding Conference & Convening

Hosted by U.S. Breastfeeding Committee

The USBC National Breastfeeding Conference & Convening will be hosted online Tuesday, June 7 - Thursday, June 9, from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. ET. Learn more. REGISTER

June 7 - June 9

How Hormones Can Tell a Fertility Story

Hosted by SWHR

https://youtu.be/mRFK0E0i8CE 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…

June 8 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm EDT

Sex/gender Specific COVID 19 Outcomes and Management Relevant for Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Disorders: From Bench to Bedside

Hosted by NIH

Join the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute for a virtual scientific event on June 16-17, 2022 that looks at the differences in COVID-19 outcomes due to sex and gender. This NIH workshop, hosted by NHLBI, brings together basic and clinical scientists to review the state of the science in sex/gender differences in COVID-19 outcomes relevant to heart, lung, blood, and sleep (HLBS) disorders. Specifically, the workshop aims to identify key knowledge gaps and explore research opportunities to improve our…

June 16 - June 17

Inclusion of Pregnant and Lactating Persons in Clinical Trials – A Workshop

Hosted by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

A planning committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, will organize a public workshop to examine the current state of evidence generation for drug products used by pregnant and lactating persons and discuss barriers and opportunities for including these populations in clinical trials. This public workshop will provide an opportunity for stakeholders to examine the current state of evidence generation for drug products used by pregnant and lactating persons and discuss barriers and opportunities for including these…

June 16 - June 17
National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, 500 5th St NW
Washington, DC, 20001 United States

Empowering Women with Psoriatic Arthritis: Improving the Patient Journey

Hosted by SWHR

More than 8 million Americans and 125 million people worldwide have psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory skin disease that is characterized by patches of red or discolored and irritated skin, 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. Of those with PsA, 85% develop the skin disease before the joint disease. Psoriasis often appears between the…

June 22 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

VCU Health of Women 2022

Hosted by VCU Institute for Women’s Health

The Health of Women 2022 is designed with you in mind, following Virginia Commonwealth University's (VCU) valued approach of addressing women's health across the life span and will address the challenges and nuances of sex and gender medicine. This day-and-a-half virtual conference is filled with engaging lectures and discussions. VCU has carefully crafted an agenda catering to the learning needs of primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants and other health care professionals focused on women’s health in family…

June 23 - June 24

VCU Health of Women 2022: Emerging Topics in Women’s Health

Hosted by VCU Institute for Women’s Health

https://youtu.be/s9Y-LQKgfa0 Hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University, Health of Women 2022 was designed with a valued approach of addressing women's health across the life span and addressed the challenges and nuances of sex and gender medicine. This day-and-a-half virtual conference is filled with engaging lectures and discussions. Hosts have carefully crafted an agenda catering to the learning needs of primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants and other health care professionals focused on women’s health in family practice, internal medicine,…

June 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
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