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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November 2022

Psoriatic Arthritis: A Woman’s Toolkit to Soar Above the Pain

Hosted by SWHR

https://youtu.be/nYsUo_LcAEQ More than 8 million individuals in the United States have psoriasis. This chronic inflammatory skin disease is characterized by patches of red or discolored and irritated skin that are often covered by flaky white or gray scales, depending on the skin type. An estimated 10-30% of people with psoriasis also develop psoriatic arthritis (PsA)–a type of inflammatory arthritis linked to psoriasis. Approximately 40% of people with PsA report significant impacts on their everyday life, and although PsA occurs equally…

November 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Alzheimer Caregivers During the Holidays

Hosted by National Council Negro Women, Inc

This webinar is a panel discussion about resources from Alzheimer's caregivers and how to cope with a loved one who has Alzheimer's. REGISTER

November 16 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EST

Cancer Prevention through the HPV Vaccine: A Women’s Health Initiative

Hosted by SWHR

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 85% of people will get a human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in their lifetime. While most HPV infections go away on their own, some may persist and cause cervical, vaginal, vulvar, penile, anal, and/or oropharyngeal cancers. The HPV vaccine has proven effective in reducing the incidence of HPV infections, genital warts, and cervical precancers. Despite guidance from the CDC and American Cancer Society supporting HPV vaccination in childhood (ideally between 9-12…

November 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 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…

November 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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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

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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

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…

November 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 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

NIH Pathways to Prevention Workshop: Identifying Risks and Interventions to Optimize Postpartum Health

Hosted by NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health

The NIH Office of Disease Prevention is hosting a virtual P2P Workshop: Identifying Risks and Interventions to Optimize Postpartum Health on November 29-December 1, 2022. Speakers in this workshop will assess the scientific evidence on predicting and preventing poor postpartum health outcomes. After the workshop, an independent panel will draft a report outlining evidence gaps and priorities for future research. For more information, including the agenda and a full list of sponsoring agencies, visit https://prevention.nih.gov/P2P-PostpartumHealth. REGISTER

November 29 - December 1

Providing Culturally Responsive Reproductive Healthcare

As part of ASTHO’s Contraceptive Access Learning Community, this ASTHOConnects webinar will discuss strategies to ensure a diverse population of patients receives respectful and appropriate care before, during, and after their visit, as well as via telehealth. Participants will hear from subject matter experts and healthcare providers and build the knowledge and skills necessary to promote culturally responsive reproductive healthcare. Objectives: At the end of this webinar, participants will: Better understand the key considerations and best practices for providing culturally…

November 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

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

November 30 @ 12:00 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…

November 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:45 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

December 2022

Transmasculine Fertility and Birth

Hosted by Maternal Health Learning & Innovation Center (MHLIC)

Kayden X. Coleman is a transgender dad of two young daughters. He will share his experiences as a Black, gay transgender man navigating medical spaces throughout his pregnancy and childbirth. After attending this event, the audience will be able to: Describe the challenges faced by a Black trans man experiencing pregnancy and birth in the US List at least three systems-level changes that would enhance respectful care for trans birthing people Describe gender-affirming services/resources for birthing people Discuss how to…

December 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
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