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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May 2023

Hot Topics from Biology of Sex Differences Session

Hot Topics from Biology of Sex Differences Session on May 10 at 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM MT is part of the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences (OSSD) Annual Meeting in May 2023. Learn more about the OSSD Annual Meeting here. The session will be moderated by Jill Becker, University of Michigan, Professor of Psychology, Research Professor Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute. SWHR will present on its Biology of Sex Differences article, "The roles of sex and gender in…

May 10 @ 1:00 pm - 1:20 pm EDT

#SWHRtalksHPV: Vaccination for Cancer Prevention

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SWHR hosted a virtual public forum to share educational information about the HPV vaccine and highlight diverse perspectives on the value of the HPV vaccine in cancer prevention.

May 19 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm EDT

June 2023

A Conversation on the Elevation of Sex and Gender in Publishing Academic Research

Hosted by SWHR

During this special web event, SWHR will bring together representatives from academic journals for a conversation about what they are doing to elevate the importance of sex differences research and how the journals are approaching policies related to reporting on sex and gender in research studies.

June 5 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

Putting Our Heads Together: Diagnostic Innovations for Alzheimer’s Disease

Hosted by SWHR

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. This events will discuss how to improve health outcomes for diseases and conditions that disproportionately affect women, with a focus on Alzheimer's.

June 6 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm EDT

Reflecting on 30 Years of The Revitalization Act: A Conversation with SWHR’s Founder

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During a special conversation, SWHR President and CEO Kathryn Schubert, MPP, CAE will sit down with SWHR Founder and Board Member Florence Haseltine, PhD, MD to discuss SWHR’s role in passing the NIH Revitalization Act of 1993 and the progress that has been made in women’s health research since that time.

June 9 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 pm EDT

July 2023

Menopause Wellness at Work: An Instagram Live Conversation

Hosted by SWHR

During this SWHR Instagram Live event, leaders from SWHR and Let's Talk Menopause discuss menopause wellness at work.

July 14 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am EDT

August 2023

The Impact of Menopause on Women at Work: A Fireside Chat

Hosted by SWHR

An estimated 6,000 women in the United States reach menopause daily, with 51 being the average age. For many individuals, the hormonal changes that take place during the menopause transition are associated with physical and psychological symptoms such as irregular menstrual cycles, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, mood fluctuations, sleep disruptions, and cognitive challenges. These highly variable symptoms are commonly misdiagnosed, resulting in inappropriate management and disruption of day-to-day activities. Menopause is a life stage that all women of a certain…

August 29 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm EDT

September 2023

Elucidating Endometriosis: Persistent Gaps in Research & Care

Hosted by SWHR

Endometriosis is a chronic gynecological disease that affects more than 200 million women worldwide. Endometrial lesions tend to form in the pelvic cavity outside of the uterus, causing pain in a woman’s pelvis and back, between periods, and with intercourse, as well as heavy menstrual bleeding and infertility. In fact, 30-50% of individuals with endometriosis experience infertility.  Although endometriosis can begin in adolescence and also affect postmenopausal women, it is most commonly diagnosed in a woman’s 30s or 40s. Endometriosis…

September 11 - September 12

2023 Michigan Life Sciences Showcase

The MichBio Showcase will bring together industry professionals, thought leaders, and changemakers from all life sciences sectors with patients and patient advocates, higher education and research professionals, services providers, students, and economic development and nonprofit partners to promote industry connectivity, share best practices and emerging trends insights, explore the changing healthcare landscape, and drive industry growth. Catch SWHR at the event! SWHR will be exhibiting and presenting at the Showcase. SWHR's presentation, "Addressing Disparities Through Patient, Provider, and Policymaker Collaborations: Women's…

September 18

Addressing Sex Differences in Heart Health and Access to Care Barriers that Impact Outcomes for Women: A Policy and Public Health Approach

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SWHR's interdisciplinary Heart Health Policy Working Group of policy experts, researchers, clinicians, and patient advocates meet to discuss policy needs and opportunities as they relate to women’s heart health across the lifespan.

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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