On October 26, 2021, SWHR will host the congressional briefing, “Menopause Mindfulness: Exploring Menopause's Effect on Health and Well-Being,” where panelists will share information about menopause, including the health risks for women during this life stage, and address the stigma often associated with menopause and aging.
The Policy Advisory Council is a forum for industry, nonprofit, and other health care stakeholders to partner with SWHR to support emerging scientific research and public policy that will improve women’s health.
Eye Health Education Roundtable: Understanding Eye Diseases that Disproportionately Affect Women Across the Lifespan
SWHR is convening a diverse and interdisciplinary working group of clinical and public health researchers, health care providers, patients/patient advocates, and policy leaders for a closed, one-day roundtable meeting in December 2021, to discuss the health, social, and economic impacts of eye diseases that disproportionately affect women’s health.
The objectives of the roundtable are to:
- Address the impact of eye diseases on women’s health across the lifespan, specifically for age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and thyroid eye disease;
- Review the state of science and explore the best means to further research and develop comprehensive diagnosis and treatment strategies;
- Identify opportunities to leverage innovation and increase access, quality of care, and health equity for women;
- Promote science-based health care policies around eye health and vision to reduce disparities and improve patient outcomes; and
- Develop materials to expand education and raise awareness about women’s eye health among women, health care providers, and policy stakeholders.
Kira Baldonado, MPH, Vice President, Public Health and Policy, Prevent Blindness
Trinh Green, MD, Asian Health Services
Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, MD, Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology, Director of Pediatric Retina, Moran Eye Center, University of Utah
James Jorkasky, MBA, Executive Director, National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research
Layla Lohmann, DDS, Dallas Dental Group
Elyse J. McGlumphy, MD, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Debra Schaumberg, OD, MPH, ScD, VP, Epidemiology & Head, Strategic and Scientific Affairs, Evidera | PPD
Terry J. Smith, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Michigan Medicine
Erin Shriver, MD, FACS, Clinical Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Nora Wong, MPH, Health Science Policy Analyst, National Eye Institute