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.
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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 2021

Exploring the Impact of Menopause on Women’s Health

Hosted by SWHR

SWHR convened a diverse group of basic and clinical researchers, health care providers, patients/patient advocates, and thought leaders for a closed roundtable meeting to discuss the impact of menopause on women’s health.

January 11, 2021 @ 10:00 am - January 12, 2021 @ 2:00 pm EST

June 2021

Identifying Knowledge Gaps and Unmet Needs in Autoimmune Skin Conditions

Hosted by SWHR

SWHR will convene a working group of basic and clinical researchers, health care providers, patients/patient advocates, and policy leaders for a closed, two-day roundtable meeting to discuss the health, social, and economic impacts of alopecia, atopic dermatitis, and psoriatic arthritis on women.

June 23, 2021 @ 11:30 am - June 24, 2021 @ 3:30 pm EDT

July 2021

Noninvasive Prenatal Screening: Eliminating Barriers to Access and Reducing Disparities

Hosted by SWHR

SWHR convened an interdisciplinary working group for a closed roundtable meeting to discuss how to eliminate barriers to access and reduce health disparities related to genetic screening, with a focus on noninvasive prenatal screening (NIPS) and expanded carrier screening (ECS).

July 27, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
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Expanded Carrier Screening: Eliminating Barriers to Access and Reducing Disparities

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 genetic screening, with a focus on noninvasive prenatal screening (NIPS) and expanded carrier screening (ECS).

July 29, 2021 @ 11:00 am - July 30, 2021 @ 3:00 pm EDT

Noninvasive Prenatal Screening: Eliminating Barriers to Access and Reducing Disparities

Hosted by SWHR

SWHR convened an interdisciplinary working group for a closed roundtable meeting to discuss how to eliminate barriers to access and reduce health disparities related to genetic screening, with a focus on noninvasive prenatal screening (NIPS) and expanded carrier screening (ECS).

July 30, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
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August 2021

Women’s Immunization Education Initiative: Preventing Infectious Diseases through Vaccinations

Hosted by SWHR

SWHR is convening a working group of public health researchers and professionals, community leaders, patient advocates, and health care providers for a closed, 1-day roundtable meeting in August 2021 to discuss eliminating barriers to information and access and reducing health disparities through the development of educational materials designed to reach women as immunization recipients and decision-makers.

August 9, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm EDT

September 2021

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

Hosted by SWHR

SWHR is convening an interdisciplinary working group in September 2021 for a closed two-day roundtable meeting to discuss how to eliminate barriers to access and reduce health disparities related to treatments for infertility in women.  

September 20, 2021 - September 21, 2021

December 2021

Eye Health Education Roundtable: Understanding Eye Diseases that Disproportionately Affect Women Across the Lifespan

Hosted by SWHR

SWHR is convening a diverse and interdisciplinary working group of clinical and public health researchers, health care providers, patients/patient advocates, and policy leaders for a closed, one-day roundtable meeting in December 2021, to discuss the health, social, and economic impacts of eye diseases that disproportionately affect women’s health.

December 2, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm EST

March 2022

Narcolepsy Program Roundtable: The Impact of Narcolepsy on Women’s Health Across the Lifespan

Hosted by SWHR

Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological disorder of the sleep-wake cycle, characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness, nighttime sleep disturbances, and REM sleep-related phenomena that intrude into wakefulness. Narcolepsy is categorized into two types – NT1 associated with cataplexy (sudden loss of muscle tone during wakefulness) and NT2 without muscle weakness. Narcolepsy can be a debilitating chronic condition with widespread impacts on daily life, including challenges with employment, school, and relationships, particularly for women acting as the primary family caregiver. Difficulty maintaining…

March 31 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

April 2022

Bone Health Roundtable: Importance of Women’s Bone Health Throughout the Lifespan

Hosted by SWHR

April 19, 1:30 p.m.-4 p.m. — Bone Health Roundtable (Day 1) April 20, 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m. — Bone Health Roundtable (Day 2) Approximately 54 million Americans have low bone mass, placing them at increased risk for osteoporosis – a condition in which bones become weak and brittle. Risk of bone fracture is higher in women compared to men, in part, because women tend to have smaller, thinner bones and due to the influence of estrogen – a hormone whose protective…

April 19 @ 1:30 pm - April 20 @ 4:00 pm EDT
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