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.

Genetic Screening Roundtable: 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).

June 27, 29-30 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm EDT

past roundtables

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October 2013

Sex and Gender Differences in Sleep

Hosted by SWHR
Woman sleeping

Healthy sleep can be especially elusive for women, and the barriers that they face in maintaining good sleep health are often misunderstood or overlooked. SWHR convened an interdisciplinary scientific roundtable focused on understanding the role of sex differences in sleep and the state of women’s sleep health research.

October 24, 2013 - October 25, 2013

October 2014

Understanding Urologic Health in Women Across the Lifespan

Hosted by SWHR

SWHR convened an interdisciplinary scientific roundtable focused on understanding urologic health in women across the lifespan, as women and girls are disproportionately affected by bladder health issues like urinary incontinence and urinary tract infections.

October 29, 2014 - October 30, 2014
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