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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February 2024

60 Years Later: Honoring Black Trailblazers in Health and Science at NIH

Hosted by NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health

The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are hosting a hybrid panel discussion titled “60 Years Later: Honoring Black Trailblazers in Health and Science at NIH” in honor of Black History Month on Wednesday, February 28, at 12:00 p.m. EST. The event will feature a panel discussion with multiple trailblazers in the field of health and science, including ORWH’s first full-time director, Vivian W. Pinn, M.D., J. Taylor Harden, Ph.D., RN, Kenneth Olden, Ph.D., and Nathan Stinson, Jr., Ph.D., M.D.…

February 28 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

Cardiometabolic Health & Obesity in Women: AMWA Stakeholder Summit

Hosted by AMWA

Please join the Cardiometabolic Health & Obesity in Women: AMWA Stakeholder Summit, which will take place on February 29, 2024 in Washington DC. Panelists and speakers will discuss and provide information with a focus on potential solutions regarding: The impact of obesity on cardiometabolic health across a woman's lifespan The current landscape of obesity policy Stigma, bias, and inequities associated with obesity The event will conclude by identifying action areas for various stakeholder groups, including advocacy organizations, so that together, groups can work…

February 29 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm EST
The National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW, 13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045 United States

Getting at the Heart of Needs in Women’s Heart Health

Hosted by SWHR

This American Heart Month, SWHR hosted a webinar to review the burden of heart disease in women in the United States and will launch SWHR’s Heart Health Policy Agenda.

February 29 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm EST

March 2024

Empowering-U Baltimore

Unlock Your Path to Managing Fibroids with Leading Medical Experts, and Connect with Fibroid Advocates. REGISTER

March 2 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm EST

Accelerating Innovation For Mothers (AIM) Webinar: Breaking the Gender Bias

In light of International Women’s Day, Concept Foundation is hosting its second webinar in the Accelerating Innovation for Mothers (AIM) webinar series, on 5 March. Under the AIM GENDER umbrella, hosts will discuss the need to break the gender bias in biomedical research, and spark conversation about including pregnant women in clinical trials. REGISTER

March 5 @ 4:00 am - 5:00 am EST

Migraine World Summit

Hosted by Migraine World Summit

The Migraine World Summit is back for its 9th annual virtual event. Join over 150,000 viewers living with migraine uncover the latest research on how to best manage migraine, straight from leading experts. Register for free at Hear from a wide range of migraine experts, including members of the SWHR Migraine Working Group: Rashmi B. Halker Singh, MD, FAHS, FAAN, Associate Professor of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Arizona Amaal J. Starling, MD, FAHS, FAAN, Neurologist, Mayo Clinic, Arizona Dawn C.…

March 6 - March 13

Sprint for Women’s Health Proposers’ Day

The Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) aims to galvanize the innovator, investor, researcher, and patient advocate communities to understand women’s health challenges better, take action, and spur innovation. ARPA-H commits $100 million towards transformative research and development in women's health as part of a new request for solutions (RFS) funding opportunity. The funding announcement will kick off with a virtual Proposers’ Day on March 6, 2024 at 11 a.m. ET. Researchers and innovators can learn more about the Sprint for Women’s Health, ask…

March 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

Assessment of NIH Research on Women’s Health: Meeting 3

Hosted by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Join the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Committee on the Assessment of NIH Research on Women’s Health for a public session as part of the committee’s third meeting. The meeting will focus on the state of women’s health research as well as stakeholder perspectives. A portion of the meeting (4:00-5:00pm EST) will be reserved for public comments from individuals or organizations. If you would like to share your or your organization’s perspective at the meeting, email and we will…

March 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST

Closing the women’s health gap: The $1 trillion opportunity

As you may have seen in The Guardian, Fortune, and Forbes, the McKinsey Health Institute’s latest report in collaboration with the World Economic Forum, Closing the women's health gap: A $1 trillion opportunity to improve lives and economies, has sized the health and economic returns of investing in women’s health. Even though women live longer on average, they also spend 25% more time in poor health than men, and most of this health burden happens during their working years. McKinsey found a $1 trillion…

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST

Inspiring Inclusion: Celebrating Women in Health Care and Advocacy

Hosted by Expecting Health

Join Expecting Health as they explore the significance of including women in health research and discuss the importance of diversity and inclusion in advocacy, all while recognizing, celebrating, and bringing awareness to International Women’s Day. Hear from SWHR at the webinar! SWHR Chief Science Officer Dr. Irene O. Aninye is speaking on this panel. REGISTER

March 8 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
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