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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March 2023

The IMPROVE Awardee Workshop

Hosted by NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health

In Fiscal Years (FY) 2020 and 2021, NIH awarded over $20 million to support 58 projects through the Implementing a Maternal health and PRegnancy Outcomes Vision for Everyone (IMPROVE) initiative to rapidly improve understanding of and mitigation strategies for the leading causes of pregnancy-related and pregnancy-associated morbidity, from pregnancy through up to one year postpartum. The IMPROVE Awardee Workshop brings together researchers and clinicians supported by NIH IMPROVE funding in FY2020 and FY2021 to share their work and progress to date. Workshop participants will: Share research results…

March 9 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

Women and Autoimmune Disease | 30 Years of the NIH Revitalization Act

Hosted by Women’s Health Access Matters

June 2023 will mark the 30th anniversary of the NIH Revitalization Act of 1993, which established guidelines for the inclusion of women and minorities in all NIH-funded research. WHAM is excited to recognize the anniversary of this historic Act by hosting a series of virtual (and in-person) events throughout the year, exploring what’s changed, what hasn’t, and where we need to go next. Despite some advances in our understanding of certain areas of women and autoimmune disease in the last…

March 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Menoposium: Let’s Talk Menopause LIVE

Hosted by Let’s Talk Menopause

Join Let’s Talk Menopause on Friday, March 10th, 2023 for a half-day event to learn more about the mood, urinary, sexual, and hot flash challenges during the menopause transition and beyond. YOU deserve to feel better. The host is Tamsen Fadal—an influential and award-winning newscaster, journalist, author, and public speaker with her own menopause story. The event will also bring to the podium other well-known influencers, top doctors, and leading researchers in the menopause arena, including Laurie Jeffers, NPDr. Mary Jane Minkin, Dr.…

March 10 @ 7:45 am - 12:30 pm EST
Cure, 345 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10010 United States

Women’s Brain Project Special Webinar

Hosted by Women’s Brain Project (WBP)

The Women’s Brain Project (WBP), as the world experts in the field of sex (biological) and gender (societal) determinants of brain and mental health to achieve precision medicine and care, commissioned Economist Impact to examine the beneficial economic rationale for investing in sex and gender specific brain research. Tackling brain diseases is not just a health problem, but also an economic one – including direct and indirect costs, loss of productivity and quality of life. In this context, sex- and gender-specific outcomes…

March 13 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am EDT

HHS HIV Summit

Hosted by HHS Office on Women’s Health

Join the HHS Office on Women’s Health (OWH) and the Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy (OIDP) for a virtual summit focusing on federal efforts, clinical perspectives, and community efforts to address the HIV epidemic on March 15, 2023, from 12:00 PM-3:00 PM ET. This summit will align National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, and National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day in one conversation. REGISTER

March 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Research!America 27th Annual Advocacy Awards

Join for the 27th annual Research!America Advocacy Awards. The awards celebrate and recognize the passion and purpose of individuals and organizations whose leadership has advanced our nation's commitment to medical, health, and scientific research. Distinguished figures in government, patient advocacy, scientific societies, independent research institutes, industry, media, and academia will pay special tribute to these extraordinary honorees If you would like to make a gift in recognition of an honoree, please visit the donation page. Donors will be recognized at the…

March 15 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
National Academies of Sciences Building, 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC, DC 20418 United States

The Role of Federal Agencies in Supporting Women with Autoimmune Diseases and Conditions

Hosted by SWHR According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, autoimmune diseases—a group of more than 80 chronic diseases that develop when the immune system mistakenly attacks the body’s own healthy organs, tissues, and cells—are a leading cause of death and disability, and their treatment costs are estimated to be greater than $100 billion annually. Autoimmune diseases take a disproportionate toll on women, who represent 80% of patients diagnosed with autoimmune diseases. During this national webinar, panelists discussed how…

March 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Endometriosis 2023: Global Patient Symposium

Hosted by Endometriosis Foundation of America

Every year, the Endometriosis Foundation of America hosts a patient conference designed to equip patients with all the tools and information they need to live their best lives with endometriosis. EndoFound is excited to bring our community together for a true translational experience! In this two-day symposium, a series of expert panels and patient discussions will cover a range of topics on endometriosis. Speakers will go in-depth about the causes and consequences of inflammatory comorbid conditions and shed light on…

March 18 - March 19
Lenox Hill Hospital New York City, NY United States


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…

March 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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EndoFound’s 11th Annual Blossom Ball

Hosted by Endometriosis Foundation of America

EndoFound’s 11th Annual Blossom Ball is on Monday, March 20th (6:00 PM ET) at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. Blossom Ball is a night to celebrate all those who have worked so hard for the endometriosis cause. The Blossom Ball is an elegant and fun evening to raise money so EndoFound can continue its important advocacy work, outreach, and education to schools and fund landmark research that gets us each year closer to a cure. EndoFound asks you to…

March 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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