SWHR routinely convenes interdisciplinary scientific roundtables to bring fresh thinking and thought leadership to critical areas of women’s health.

Our roundtables promote discussion among health care professionals and patients on timely women’s health topics and promote the discovery of new ideas in sex-based biology. For more information on our scientific roundtables, please contact

Roundtable Goals

  • Assess the state of the science for a specific disease or condition.
  • Identify knowledge gaps in research, clinical practice, policy, or education.
  • Develop recommendations to address research, clinical, policy, or education gaps.
  • Communicate recommendations widely to promote innovation and eliminate barriers to research and care.

Fertility Options for Women: Improving Awareness, Access, and Outcomes

Hosted by SWHR

SWHR is convening an interdisciplinary working group for a closed roundtable meeting to discuss how to eliminate barriers to access and reduce health disparities related to treatments for infertility in women.

September 20-21 @ 1:00 – 5:00 pm EDT

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February 2024

10th Annual Healthy Hearts for Women Symposium

Hosted by University of Kentucky

Join the host on Feb. 2, 2024 for the 10th annual Healthy Hearts for Women Symposium! The event will begin at 8 a.m. in CTW 127 and will be followed by lunch with short presentations. This event is sponsored by the UK College of Medicine Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences; Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Gill Heart and Vascular Institute; Saha Cardiovascular Research Center; and Women in Medicine and Science. Panelists: Licy L. Yanes Cardozo, MD, Associate Professor,…

PCORI 2024 & Beyond Webinar

Hosted by Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Join Executive Director Nakela L. Cook, M.D., MPH, and other PCORI leaders for an information-rich webinar on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 2 pm (ET) to learn what’s in store for 2024, including upcoming funding opportunities, and how you can get involved with PCORI. During this 30-minute webinar, you will hear about funding announcements for patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER) as well as engagement and dissemination and implementation projects. You’ll also learn about ways to share your experience and knowledge…

February 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

Women’s Health Seminar Series 2023/2024

Hosted by Women’s Health Research Cluster

The Women’s Health Seminar Series features multidisciplinary research on women’s health. The goal of the series is to provide multidisciplinary training and mentorship to faculty, students, and community members across a broad range of women’s health research topics. Speakers will present their research regarding the biological, psychological, behavioral, economic and social impacts on women’s health outcomes through a 45 minute talk and engage with attendees in an interactive 15 minute question and answer period. The series is open to anyone…

February 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
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Hosted by Kisaco Research

RHIS provides a platform that enables the industry to collectively improve reproductive health outcomes across both male and female sectors. Through uplifting partners, facilitating connections, and providing access to senior leaders, RHIS enables businesses to thrive. As we look forward to the 4th RHIS, we continue to uphold its commitment to meeting the essential demands of the reproductive health landscape. REGISTER

February 13 - February 14

Surprising Tips to Reduce Heart Disease

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

The American Heart Association says cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Cardiologist Sabra Lewsey outlines the role of genetics and our environment in heart disease and shares surprising tips to reduce heart disease. Event timing to be confirmed. REGISTER

February 13 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am EST

Women’s Heart Health

Hosted by Washington Post Live

More than 60 million women in the United States are living with some form of heart disease, including arrhythmia, heart failure and coronary artery disease. On Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 9:00 a.m. ET, join Washington Post Live during American Heart Month for conversations with public officials and health experts about cardiovascular risk factors for women, the disproportionate impact on women of color and how lifestyle changes can improve heart health. Speakers: Janet S. Wright, Director, Division for Heart Disease &…

February 13 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am EST
The Washington Post, 1301 K Street, NW
Washington DC, 20005

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

Hosted by SWHR 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

3Not30 Roundtable Series: Women’s Heart Health

Hosted by Women’s Health Access Matters (WHAM)

WHAM's 3Not30 Roundtable Series features five virtual dialogues focused on how we can accelerate research, innovation, and investment in women's health. Join us in this conversation on women’s heart health, exploring the current landscape of the number one killer of women, and the goals we have set forth for transformative change in women’s health in the next three years. Moderator: Carolee Lee, CEO & Founder, WHAM  Featuring: Jennifer Hall, PhD, Chief of Data Science, American Heart Association Jayne Morgan, MD,…

February 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Unveiling the Hidden Burden: Gender Disparities in Obesity Exposed

Hosted by SWHR

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

Trailblazers in Health Equity and Oral Health

Hosted by NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health

ORWH and the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) are hosting a panel discussion titled Trailblazers in Health Equity and Oral Health in honor of Black History Month. This hybrid event will feature a panel discussion on health disparities and the documentary "Someone Else's Shoes." Join hosts for an insightful dialogue as they honor the legacy of medical and dental professionals who were Black and advanced progress toward healthcare equity. This hybrid event will take place at the…

February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST
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