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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November 2023

The Long-Term Effects of Pregnancy on Aging Workshop

Hosted by NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health

The National Institute on Aging’s Division of Aging Biology will host the workshop, Long-Term Effects of Pregnancy on Aging, in consultation with NIH’s Office of Research on Women’s Health and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute on Child Health and Development. The workshop will be held on Nov. 1, 2023 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., ET. This workshop will examine the state of the science on established and possible relationships between pregnancy and aging. It will also explore the major…

November 1 @ 8:00 am - 6:30 pm EDT

5th Annual Scientific Conference of the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine

The 2023 SBSM Scientific Conference is dedicated to continually expanding the field of behavioral sleep by providing global perspectives on Behavioral Sleep Medicine (BSM). The invited speakers are devoted to the changing reality and the growing body of knowledge related to promoting innovation through science that drives the future of Behavioral Sleep Medicine. The program includes sessions devoted to the use of behavioral and cognitive approaches across the life span with specific sessions focused on women and sleep across the…

November 3 - November 5

Specialized Centers of Research Excellence on Sex Differences (SCORE) 2023 Annual Meeting Keynote Address

Hosted by NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health

More details to come. REGISTER

November 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT

Women’s Health Seminar Series 2023/2024

Hosted by Women’s Health Research Cluster

The Women’s Health Seminar Series features multidisciplinary research on women’s health. The goal of the series is to provide multidisciplinary training and mentorship to faculty, students, and community members across a broad range of women’s health research topics. Speakers will present their research regarding the biological, psychological, behavioral, economic and social impacts on women’s health outcomes through a 45 minute talk and engage with attendees in an interactive 15 minute question and answer period. The series is open to anyone…

November 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
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One event on November 6, 2023 at 12:00 pm

One event on December 11, 2023 at 12:00 pm

One event on January 29, 2024 at 12:00 pm

One event on February 12, 2024 at 12:00 pm

One event on March 11, 2024 at 12:00 pm

One event on April 15, 2024 at 12:00 pm

Reuters Total Health 2023

Hosted by Reuters Health

Dive into the new era of healthcare Leading organizations have augmented their systems to become much more digitally enabled, partnership heavy and focused on value. The sought after pathway to a golden era for healthcare is here in plain sight. Yet to date only a handful of pioneers have been able to begin to tread that path. As these pioneers begin to dominate the market, the window for seizing this golden opportunity to transform operations is closing rapidly. It is…

November 7 - November 8
Marriott Marquis Hotel Chicago, Illinois United States

Amgen’s 10th Annual Health Equity Summit

The health equity landscape is shifting, and we must too. Amgen’s 10th Annual Health Equity Summit will explore a decade of organizational and industry progress towards addressing health care disparities, the pivotal role of national and community partnerships, and most importantly, the work still left to be done. Hear from expert panelists discuss current trends and best practices that have fueled Amgen activities to date and provide a guidepost for how they can continue to make an impact on this…

November 8 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST

IVI-MDD Value Model: Evaluating Treatments for People with Major Depressive Disorder

The IVI-MDD Value Model is an open-source simulation model that people with MDD, researchers, payers, and employers can use both to understand the economic impacts of MDD and to test new methods in health technology assessment (HTA). 1:00-2:00 PM ET Learn about the background and purpose of the model, areas for which IVI is seeking input, and a demonstration. 2:00-2:30 PM ET Hosts will focus on technical aspects of the model, including challenges, rationale for the model structure, and a…

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

National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions Annual Forum

This event brings together over 400 people from across the country (employers, coalition leaders, and other healthcare stakeholders) to learn and network with one another and discover effective approaches to managing their overall healthcare strategy. Meet SWHR at the event! SWHR’s Chief Science Officer Dr. Irene O. Aninye will be speaking at this event. Stay tuned for more details. REGISTER

November 13 - November 15

Menopause Stories From Black Women and the Doctors Who Listen to Them

Hosted by Let’s Talk Menopause

Did you know Black women enter menopause earlier and have longer lasting, more intense menopause symptoms? More hot flashes and night sweats (lasting up to 7-10 years), worse sleep, more clinical depression, increased hypertension—all with a greater impact on their lives. Unfortunately, your doctor may not know these facts either. Black women are the least likely to leave their doctor’s office with a prescription for hormone therapy or another effective treatment. What will it take for doctors, researchers, the media—indeed,…

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

Defend Together: A Conversation about Flu Vaccines and Pregnancy

Hosted by SWHR

SWHR hosted an Instagram Live event with a Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) expert to share educational information and discuss the benefits of the flu vaccine for women and their families, with a focus on pregnant populations.

November 16 @ 3:00 pm - 3:20 pm EST
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