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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March 2022

FEMTECH UNTAPPED Endometriosis, PCOS and Gynaecological cancers

Hosted by Women of Wearables Global

FemTech Untapped is an online program and a global movement tapping into areas of women's health that have long been underserved, underresearched, and underfunded. In 2022, they will be covering a wide range of topics with a goal to educate and destigmatize areas of FemTech that still remain “untapped”. Join every month for a series of events where they will cover topics from diversity and inclusion in the femtech space, to menstrual health and sextech, to mental and cardiovascular health…

March 17 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Sex and Gender Matter in Medicine-Now what?: Incorporating Sex and Gender in Biomedical Research

Hosted by Standford University

This event will feature Sabine Oertelt-Prigione, MD, PhD, MSc, Professor (Strategic Chair) of Gender in Primary and Transmural Care (Radboudumc), Professor of Sex- and Gender-sensitive Medicine (Bielefeld University). REGISTER

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT

WOMEN’S HEALTH FORUM SERIES: AUTOIMMUNE HEALTH

Hosted by Women’s Health Innovation Coalition

The Women's Health Innovation Forum is a series of discussion sessions highlighting opportunities for investment in research and innovation in the field of women's health. These events will shine a light on innovative solutions that address unmet needs in diseases, conditions, and indications that solely, predominantly, or differently impact the health of women. March is National Autoimmune Diseases Awareness Month. Autoimmune diseases affect approximately 8% of the population, 78% of whom are women (https://bit.ly/2MJADEK). The host is bringing the women’s…

March 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Narcolepsy Program Roundtable: The Impact of Narcolepsy on Women’s Health Across the Lifespan

Hosted by SWHR

Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological disorder of the sleep-wake cycle, characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness, nighttime sleep disturbances, and REM sleep-related phenomena that intrude into wakefulness. Narcolepsy is categorized into two types – NT1 associated with cataplexy (sudden loss of muscle tone during wakefulness) and NT2 without muscle weakness. Narcolepsy can be a debilitating chronic condition with widespread impacts on daily life, including challenges with employment, school, and relationships, particularly for women acting as the primary family caregiver. Difficulty maintaining…

March 31 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

Diverse Voices Virtual Talk: Environmental Exposures and Disparities in Pregnancy

Hosted by NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health

ORWH’s new quarterly lecture series, titled “Diverse Voices: Intersectionality and the Health of Women,” will amplify research that incorporates an intersectional framework and addresses the breadth of topics relevant to the health of women. The March 31, 2022, session of “Diverse Voices: Intersectionality and the Health of Women” will focus on environmental exposures and disparities in pregnancy, featuring presentations from Tamarra James-Todd, Ph.D., M.P.H., of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Suzan L. Carmichael, Ph.D., of the…

March 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

April 2022

Enhancing Lives by Empowering the Community Educational Symposium

Hosted by Lupus & Allied Diseases Association

The Lupus & Allied Diseases Association will have its Educational Symposium, which will cover themes such as clinical research trials and participation, patient empowerment, care partnering, and tools for chronic disease survival. Attendees will have access to a list of regional lupus clinical trial opportunities, patient empowerment, and advocacy resource materials. REGISTER

April 9 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT

A Woman’s Journey: Conversations that Matter

Hosted by Johns Hopkins Medicine’s A Woman’s Journey

On the second of each month from 7-8pm, Johns Hopkins Medicine hosts a live Q&A moderated by Kelly Geer Ripken, A Woman’s Journey’s national chair. Endometriosis: March 8, 2022. Endometriosis is a chronic gynecologic disease where endometrial tissue is found outside of the uterus and in other parts of the body.  It can be a source of severe pain and infertility. Oftentimes endometriosis can occur concomitantly with other chronic disorders such irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), migraine headaches, painful bladder syndrome, pelvic…

April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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WOMEN’S HEALTH FORUM SERIES: GYNECOLOGICAL & SEXUAL HEALTH

Hosted by Women’s Health Innovation Coalition

The Women's Health Innovation Forum is a series of discussion sessions highlighting opportunities for investment in research and innovation in the field of women's health. These events will shine a light on innovative solutions that address unmet needs in diseases, conditions, and indications that solely, predominantly, or differently impact the health of women. Part I - The Patient's Voice: The host is gathering a panel of patient advocacy groups and the very patients they represent to share their lived experiences…

April 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

Bone Health Roundtable: Importance of Women’s Bone Health Throughout the Lifespan

Hosted by SWHR

April 19, 1:30 p.m.-4 p.m. — Bone Health Roundtable (Day 1) April 20, 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m. — Bone Health Roundtable (Day 2) Approximately 54 million Americans have low bone mass, placing them at increased risk for osteoporosis – a condition in which bones become weak and brittle. Risk of bone fracture is higher in women compared to men, in part, because women tend to have smaller, thinner bones and due to the influence of estrogen – a hormone whose protective…

April 19 @ 1:30 pm - April 20 @ 4:00 pm EDT

Innovations in Women’s Health Conference

Hosted by Xpectives.Health

This year, the Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR) is pleased to serve as a media partner for the Xpectives.Health Summit's 2022 Innovations in Women's Health Conference, taking place in Boston, Mass. on April 21, 2022. SWHR Chief Science Officer, Irene Aninye PhD, will be moderating the panel, The Impact of Quality Improvement Research on Women’s Health Business, at 10:00 a.m. ET, which will discuss how clinical research in women’s health requires quality innovations and rigorous process development to provide the best outcomes. Dr.…

April 21
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