roundtables

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 science@swhr.org.

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.
POLICY, ROUNDTABLE, SCIENCE

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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January 2023

WOMEN’S HEALTH SEMINAR SERIES 2022/2023

Hosted by UBC Women’s Health Research Cluster

The Women’s Health Seminar Series will feature multidisciplinary research on women’s health. The goal of the series is to provide multidisciplinary training and mentorship for attendees including students across a broad range of women’s health research topics. Speakers will present their research regarding the biological, psychological, behavioural, economic and social factors in women’s health and their effects on women’s health outcomes. Each seminar will feature 45 minutes talks followed by an interactive question and answer period. The series is open…

January 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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One event on September 26, 2022 at 3:00 pm

One event on October 11, 2022 at 3:00 pm

One event on October 24, 2022 at 3:00 pm

One event on November 7, 2022 at 3:00 pm

One event on November 21, 2022 at 3:00 pm

One event on December 5, 2022 at 3:00 pm

One event on January 9, 2023 at 3:00 pm

One event on January 23, 2023 at 3:00 pm

One event on February 6, 2023 at 3:00 pm

One event on February 13, 2023 at 3:00 pm

One event on March 6, 2023 at 3:00 pm

One event on March 20, 2023 at 3:00 pm

One event on April 3, 2023 at 3:00 pm

One event on April 17, 2023 at 3:00 pm

Fireside Chat: Pregnancy Care in the Genetic Era

Hosted by NPWH

Join the Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health (NPWH) for a conversation about genetic testing options that impact pregnancy care. Noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) has changed the prenatal screening paradigm with its power to detect more cases of fetal aneuploidy with fewer false positive results than traditional screening. Carrier screening includes an ever-growing list of recommended conditions. As a busy practitioner, it can be difficult to stay abreast of current guidelines and to ensure patients are receiving accurate and up-to-date information,…

January 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Mind the Gap: Hormonal Contraceptives and Brain Health

Hosted by UBC Women’s Health Research Cluster

In this virtual conference series, the Women's Health Research Cluster will be hosting bi-weekly events including two keynote talks, four symposia, trainee mentor sessions, guest workshops and a roundtable discussion where attendees will co-create create a blueprint for future research on hormonal contraceptives. You are invited to join all of these gatherings, or pick and choose which ones you want to attend.  This virtual conference series will dig into unique aspects of hormonal contraceptives and the examined effects of these…

January 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
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One event on October 26, 2022 at 1:00 pm

One event on November 10, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on November 23, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on November 30, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on December 8, 2022 at 4:00 pm

One event on January 12, 2023 at 10:00 am

One event on January 26, 2023 at 10:00 am

One event on February 9, 2023 at 11:00 am

One event on February 23, 2023 at 10:00 am

One event on March 8, 2023 at 10:00 am

One event on March 23, 2023 at 10:00 am

One event on March 30, 2023 at 10:00 am

The Growing National Burden of Autoimmune Diseases and the Role of Policy in Improving Outcomes

Hosted by SWHR

Autoimmune diseases are a group of more than 80 chronic and often disabling diseases that develop when the immune system mistakenly attacks the body’s own healthy organs, tissues, and cells. Women are disproportionately affected by autoimmune diseases, representing 80% of patients diagnosed with autoimmune diseases. Women also experience greater expectations when it comes to caregiving for those who may suffer from these chronic conditions. The Society for Women’s Health Research hosted a public forum on January 17, 2023, where panelists…

January 17 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm EST

A WHAM Dialogue: Thirty Years After The Revitalization Act of 1993

Hosted by Women’s Health Access Matters

In 2023, we’re excited to recognize the 30th Anniversary of the NIH Revitalization Act, which mandated the inclusion of women and minorities in NIH-funded research. This Roundtable will offer the historical perspective of the Act that was passed in 1993; where we are today in reaching its mandates – and where we need to be to improve the health of women and the economic gains of society that amplifying research will bring. Speakers include: Dr. Janine Clayton, Director, NIH Office…

January 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

WOMEN’S HEALTH SEMINAR SERIES 2022/2023

Hosted by UBC Women’s Health Research Cluster

The Women’s Health Seminar Series will feature multidisciplinary research on women’s health. The goal of the series is to provide multidisciplinary training and mentorship for attendees including students across a broad range of women’s health research topics. Speakers will present their research regarding the biological, psychological, behavioural, economic and social factors in women’s health and their effects on women’s health outcomes. Each seminar will feature 45 minutes talks followed by an interactive question and answer period. The series is open…

January 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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One event on September 26, 2022 at 3:00 pm

One event on October 11, 2022 at 3:00 pm

One event on October 24, 2022 at 3:00 pm

One event on November 7, 2022 at 3:00 pm

One event on November 21, 2022 at 3:00 pm

One event on December 5, 2022 at 3:00 pm

One event on January 9, 2023 at 3:00 pm

One event on January 23, 2023 at 3:00 pm

One event on February 6, 2023 at 3:00 pm

One event on February 13, 2023 at 3:00 pm

One event on March 6, 2023 at 3:00 pm

One event on March 20, 2023 at 3:00 pm

One event on April 3, 2023 at 3:00 pm

One event on April 17, 2023 at 3:00 pm

Friends of ORWH Congressional Reception

The Friends of the Office of Research on Women’s Health invite you to a congressional reception in celebration of Women’s Health Research Day, which commemorates the implementation of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Policy on Sex as a Biological Variable (SABV) in January 2016. The day aims to raise awareness of the historical underrepresentation of women in clinical trials, the importance of designing basic, preclinical, and biomedical research studies in females and males, and the need to disaggregate and…

January 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST
Rayburn House Office Building, 45 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20515 United States

Pregnant and Lactating Populations in Research: How Leaving These Populations Out Leaves Them Behind

Hosted by SWHR

Pregnant and lactating populations are routinely left out of clinical trials, leaving these populations and their health care providers with a dearth of information about which vaccines or diagnostic devices may be safe and effective for both mother and baby. The lack of information about the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine for pregnant and lactating populations—due in part to poorly justified concerns about the safety of medications and vaccines during pregnancy—led to a significant delay in getting pregnant…

January 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

Mind the Gap: Hormonal Contraceptives and Brain Health

Hosted by UBC Women’s Health Research Cluster

In this virtual conference series, the Women's Health Research Cluster will be hosting bi-weekly events including two keynote talks, four symposia, trainee mentor sessions, guest workshops and a roundtable discussion where attendees will co-create create a blueprint for future research on hormonal contraceptives. You are invited to join all of these gatherings, or pick and choose which ones you want to attend.  This virtual conference series will dig into unique aspects of hormonal contraceptives and the examined effects of these…

January 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
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One event on October 26, 2022 at 1:00 pm

One event on November 10, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on November 23, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on November 30, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on December 8, 2022 at 4:00 pm

One event on January 12, 2023 at 10:00 am

One event on January 26, 2023 at 10:00 am

One event on February 9, 2023 at 11:00 am

One event on February 23, 2023 at 10:00 am

One event on March 8, 2023 at 10:00 am

One event on March 23, 2023 at 10:00 am

One event on March 30, 2023 at 10:00 am

Cancer Prevention through Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination

Hosted by National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID)

Join the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) for a discussion on the importance of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination to prevent certain types of cancer. NFID Medical Director William Schaffner, MD, will moderate the webinar with presentations by Robert A. Bednarczyk, PhD, Associate Professor, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, and Margot L. Savoy, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President for Education, American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). At the conclusion of the webinar, participants will be able to: Discuss current ACIP recommendations for HPV vaccination…

January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
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