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

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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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

Improving Lives by Detecting Sexually Transmitted Infections Early

Hosted by SWHR 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…

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 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

Sex Differences in Radiation Research Workshop

Hosted by NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health

This event is hosted by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. More details to come. REGISTER

April 26 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

Environmental Impacts on Women’s Health Disparities and Reproductive Health

Hosted by NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health

The NIEHS will host a virtual workshop titled, "Environmental Impacts on Women’s Health Disparities and Reproductive Health.” The workshop will examine health outcomes related to women and individuals assigned female at birth, and reproductive environmental health disparities (EHD). The workshop goals are to: Raise awareness of the impact of structural racism, racial inequities, and the environment on adverse women’s reproductive health outcomes often observed in U.S. health disparity populations. Create an opportunity for NIEHS staff to learn more from the…

April 27 @ 9:00 am - April 28 @ 2:15 pm EDT
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