SWHR hosts virtual events that feature expert researchers, clinicians, policymakers, and patient advocates discussing the latest information around research, clinical care, and policy for a variety of diseases and conditions that disproportionately or differently affect women.

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October 2023

On My Heart: Women Share Personal Journeys with Heart Disease

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Click the image above or this link to play the YouTube video recording.   Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women (and men) in the United States, accounting for nearly 500,000 deaths in U.S. women each year. Despite its impact, a significant number of women are not aware that cardiovascular disease is a major health risk. During this joint webinar hosted by the Society for Women’s Heart Research and WomenHeart, hear from women about their personal journeys…

October 26, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Efforts to Advance Menopause in the UK: A Conversation with the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee

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SWHR spoke with two members of the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee about what inspired this report, what they discovered, how the government responded to their report, and whether there were any lessons learned that could be applied to other countries, including the United States.

October 30, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

The Role of Federal Agencies in Supporting Women’s Bone Health Early and Often: A Policy Imperative

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Click the image above or this link to play the YouTube video recording.   Bone health is important for overall health. Bones protect the body’s organs from injury as well as store and release the body’s supply of calcium. Bone fractures can lead to decreased mobility, physical function, independence, and quality of life – and they are costly. The estimated national cost of osteoporosis, the most common form of bone disease, and related fractures is $22 billion, and that number…

October 31, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

November 2023

Defend Together: A Conversation about Flu Vaccines and Pregnancy

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SWHR hosted an Instagram Live event with a Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) expert to share educational information and discuss the benefits of the flu vaccine for women and their families, with a focus on pregnant populations.

November 16, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 3:20 pm EST

Clearing the Air About Lung Cancer in Women

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SWHR is hosting a series of public forums to share educational information about the importance and value of innovative diagnostics throughout the lifespan and across disease states and conditions, with special a focus on cancer and healthy aging.

November 17, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm EST

December 2023

Inaugural SWHR Winter Social 2023

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SWHR is excited to host its Inaugural Winter Social this year, to celebrate the season and the women’s health research community.

December 7, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Teddy and The Bully Bar, 1200 19th Street, NW 
Washington DC, DC 20036 United States
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January 2024

Opportunities in Women’s Health: A Fireside Chat Congressional Briefing with ORWH Director Clayton

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During this exclusive conversation, Dr. Clayton will provide her insights into the current challenges and opportunities within women’s health. This event will also tee up Women’s Health Research Day.

January 22 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm EST

Elevating Endometriosis to a Public Health Crisis

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SWHR hosts this virtual public forum to discuss the impact of endometriosis on women’s health and to highlight persistent gaps in diagnosis and treatment. 

January 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

February 2024

Heart to Heart: A Chat About Heart Disease Risk in Women

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https://youtu.be/z2kly5I87sA Ischemic heart disease (IHD) refers to the reduced blood flow and oxygen supply to the heart, usually caused by plaque buildup in the arteries surrounding the heart. IHD is also known as coronary artery or coronary heart disease. IHD is a leading cause of death for women in the United States, yet there are significant awareness gaps about the impacts of IHD in women. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), IHD is the cause of…

February 14 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST

Unveiling the Hidden Burden: Gender Disparities in Obesity Exposed

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SWHR is convening an interdisciplinary Obesity Policy Working Group of health care providers, researchers, patients and patient advocates, and health care policy leaders for a closed, roundtable meeting in February 2024. During the roundtable, the Working Group will discuss the impact of obesity on women’s health, with an particular emphasis on the impact of obesity on cardiovascular disease, health care costs, and related health disparities. Following the roundtable, the Working Group will support SWHR in developing a call to action…

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
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