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

past roundtables

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September 2023

2023 Virtual National Reproductive Health Conference

Hosted by Clinical Training Center for Sexual and Reproductive Health (CTC-SRH)

This virtual conference will include pre-conference skill-building sessions, plenary sessions, and panel discussions focused on novel approaches to providing accessible and client-centered sexual and reproductive health care. Conference planners hope to center the intersectionality and syndemic nature of sexual and reproductive health concerns, substance use, effects of trauma, and structural racism to inspire further innovation in the Title X network. Plenary sessions will cover reproductive justice, basic and advanced family planning and family building services, trauma informed care, reducing perinatal…

September 11 - September 13

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

SWHR Policy Advisory Council Meeting

Hosted by SWHR

SWHR’s Policy Advisory Council will meet for its quarterly closed-door meeting. 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. Council members will have an opportunity to work collaboratively to develop policy positions, promote research, and create materials designed benefit women’s health. LEARN MORE

September 13 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
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One event on June 21, 2023 at 12:00 pm

One event on September 13, 2023 at 12:00 pm

One event on December 6, 2023 at 12:00 pm

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

2023 National Research Forum

Hosted by Research!America

Welcome to Research!America’s 2023 National Health Research Forum. Day 1, September 19, will be held virtually on this platform from 9:30 a.m.- 5:45 p.m. ET. The Forum is designed to engage our audience in discussions with top federal officials, research leaders, and distinguished national media as they explore health and R&D-related issues that are vital to the wellbeing of our nation, our economy, and patients in the U.S. and across the globe. This year’s theme is Straight Talk. Join as…

September 19 - September 20

Fibroid Summit 2023

Hosted by The Fibroid Foundation

You’re invited to join Fibroid Summit 2023 - an annual virtual event that brings together four distinguished researchers, each specializing in unique facets of fibroid growth, development and management. This summit is more than just presentations. Viewers will have the opportunity to interact directly with the experts! After each presentation, the floor will open for a Q&A session. Bring your questions, curiosities, and concerns, and get answers straight from the leading minds in the field. Whether you're someone affected by…

September 20 - September 21

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

Hosted by SWHR

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

Open Endoscopy Forum Gynecology Science and Technology Workshop

This workshop is part of the pre-conference event offerings on September 22, 2023, in conjunction with the Sixth Open Endoscopy Forum. This workshop was created by the strong demand from gynecology surgeons who want to learn more about basic and translational research, together with strong demand from the engineering/science community who want to learn more about challenging problems in gynecology. The mode of this workshop is participatory, with the aim of tackling challenges in building lasting, productive bridges between surgeons,…

September 22 @ 8:15 am - 3:30 pm EDT

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…

September 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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One event on October 23, 2023 at 12:00 pm

One event on November 6, 2023 at 12:00 pm

One event on December 11, 2023 at 12:00 pm

One event on January 29, 2024 at 12:00 pm

One event on February 12, 2024 at 12:00 pm

One event on March 11, 2024 at 12:00 pm

One event on April 15, 2024 at 12:00 pm

Delving Into Maternal Mental Health: An MMHLA Webinar Series

Hosted by Maternal Mental Health Leadership Alliance (MMHLA)

Join MMHLA for a new webinar series delving into four different areas of maternal mental health. Each webinar will be one hour long and will provide research, evidence-based information, and lived experience testimonies related to each webinar topic. This series is ideal for healthcare providers, birth workers, policymakers, advocates, and anyone who works to improve maternal mental health. The more we know about the unique challenges facing different populations of our nation’s mothers and childbearing people, the better we can…

September 26
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One event on September 26, 2023 at 12:00 am

One event on October 31, 2023 at 12:00 am

One event on November 28, 2023 at 12:00 am

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