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March 2024

Accelerating Innovation For Mothers (AIM) Webinar: Breaking the Gender Bias

In light of International Women’s Day, Concept Foundation is hosting its second webinar in the Accelerating Innovation for Mothers (AIM) webinar series, on 5 March. Under the AIM GENDER umbrella, hosts will discuss the need to break the gender bias in biomedical research, and spark conversation about including pregnant women in clinical trials. REGISTER

March 5 @ 4:00 am - 5:00 am EST

Migraine World Summit

Hosted by Migraine World Summit

The Migraine World Summit is back for its 9th annual virtual event. Join over 150,000 viewers living with migraine uncover the latest research on how to best manage migraine, straight from leading experts. Register for free at MigraineWorldSummit.com. Hear from a wide range of migraine experts, including members of the SWHR Migraine Working Group: Rashmi B. Halker Singh, MD, FAHS, FAAN, Associate Professor of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Arizona Amaal J. Starling, MD, FAHS, FAAN, Neurologist, Mayo Clinic, Arizona Dawn C.…

March 6 - March 13

Sprint for Women’s Health Proposers’ Day

The Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) aims to galvanize the innovator, investor, researcher, and patient advocate communities to understand women’s health challenges better, take action, and spur innovation. ARPA-H commits $100 million towards transformative research and development in women's health as part of a new request for solutions (RFS) funding opportunity. The funding announcement will kick off with a virtual Proposers’ Day on March 6, 2024 at 11 a.m. ET. Researchers and innovators can learn more about the Sprint for Women’s Health, ask…

March 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

Assessment of NIH Research on Women’s Health: Meeting 3

Hosted by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Join the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Committee on the Assessment of NIH Research on Women’s Health for a public session as part of the committee’s third meeting. The meeting will focus on the state of women’s health research as well as stakeholder perspectives. A portion of the meeting (4:00-5:00pm EST) will be reserved for public comments from individuals or organizations. If you would like to share your or your organization’s perspective at the meeting, email WomensHealthResearch@nas.edu and we will…

March 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST

Closing the women’s health gap: The $1 trillion opportunity

As you may have seen in The Guardian, Fortune, and Forbes, the McKinsey Health Institute’s latest report in collaboration with the World Economic Forum, Closing the women's health gap: A $1 trillion opportunity to improve lives and economies, has sized the health and economic returns of investing in women’s health. Even though women live longer on average, they also spend 25% more time in poor health than men, and most of this health burden happens during their working years. McKinsey found a $1 trillion…

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST

Webinar: A New Blueprint – Establishing a Research Agenda for Equitable, High-Value Care

Hosted by AcademyHealth

In this era of ongoing disruptions and transformation in health care, understanding the key priorities and challenges is crucial to providing care that is both high-value and equitable. Join hosts for a must-see one-hour webinar as we explore and shape the future of health services research with a comprehensive research agenda focused on advancing high-value, equitable health care. This session will guide you through the process of crafting the research agenda and its guiding framework, the parameters for developing the…

March 7 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EST

Inspiring Inclusion: Celebrating Women in Health Care and Advocacy

Hosted by Expecting Health

Join Expecting Health as they explore the significance of including women in health research and discuss the importance of diversity and inclusion in advocacy, all while recognizing, celebrating, and bringing awareness to International Women’s Day. Hear from SWHR at the webinar! SWHR Chief Science Officer Dr. Irene O. Aninye is speaking on this panel. REGISTER

March 8 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

Specificity of changes and importance of maternal well-being during pregnancy

Hosted by Women’s Health Research Cluster

Pregnancy is accompanied by important physiological and affective changes due to strong hormonal surges. Among other things, pregnancy induces lasting changes in the mother's brain structure and function; in particular, women lose grey matter. These important changes in the brain, which begin during pregnancy and persist for at least two years after delivery, are said to prepare the mother for the demands of caring for her baby. However, since these changes occur in the regions involved in social interactions, such…

March 11 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am EDT

Walking on Pins and Needles

Hosted by Johns Hopkins Medicine’s A Woman’s Journey

More than 20 million people in the U.S. are estimated to have some form of peripheral neuropathy that can be caused by diabetes, chemotherapy and other health conditions, and can result in motor, sensory and autonomic nerve damage. Neuromuscular expert Ahmet Hoke defines peripheral neuropathy and discusses ways to diagnose and treat it. Event timing to be confirmed. REGISTER

March 12 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am EDT

Genomics in Practice: High Risk Early-Stage ER+ Breast Cancer

During this first of three webinars in the 'Genomics in Practice' series, Dr. Jaime Alberty, MD, FACS and Dr. William Audeh, MD, MS will review the latest MammaPrint + BluePrint data, clinical utility, and case studies focused on improving outcomes for Black Women with ER+ early-stage breast cancer. REGISTER

March 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Medications and Obesity: Exploring the Landscape and Advancing Comprehensive Care: A Workshop

Hosted by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

This workshop will explore the relationship between medications and obesity, including medications that are used to treat obesity, state of the science around the safety and efficacy of medications in people with overweight or obesity, medications that may cause changes in body composition and weight status, and medications used to treat obesity and obesity-related comorbidities. The workshop will focus on lived experiences and attention to weight bias and stigma, and will also address the implications of pharmacotherapy for obesity on…

March 19 - March 20

The Impact of Menopause on Women at Work: A Guide Conversation

Hosted by SWHR

SWHR hosts this webinar to discuss the challenges that women experiencing menopause symptoms face in the workplace and explore strategies that employers and supervisors can implement to improve workplace environments for midlife and postmenopausal women.

March 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Genomics in Practice: High Risk Early-Stage ER+ Breast Cancer

During this second of three webinars in the 'Genomics in Practice' series, Dr. Jaime Alberty, MD, FACS and Dr. William Audeh, MD, MS will review the latest MammaPrint + BluePrint data, clinical utility, and case studies focused on identifying ER+ early-stage breast cancer patients for neoadjuvant CT. REGISTER

March 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Trainee Research Presentation: Clinical Research

Hosted by Women’s Health Research Cluster

The WHRC is partnering with the Women’s Health Research Institute and the Gynecological Cancer Initiative to hold a collaborative Trainee Research Presentation (TRP) taking place on Wednesday March 27th, from 1-3 pm PST. This hybrid event will focus on research that falls under our Applied theme—therapies and treatments that improve women’s health—to showcase research on clinical applications related to women’s health and/or sex differences research. TRP sessions feature rapid-research presentations by undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral trainees about their research projects. They are an excellent opportunity to join…

March 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

April 2024

Genomics in Practice: High Risk Early-Stage ER+ Breast Cancer

During this final webinar in the 'Genomics in Practice' series, Dr. Jaime Alberty, MD, FACS and Dr. William Audeh, MD, MS will review advancing knowledge through clinical trials, such as FLEX and SWOG S2206, to improve outcomes in  early-stage breast cancer. REGISTER

April 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Time to Play — Shoulder

Hosted by Johns Hopkins Medicine’s A Woman’s Journey

With spring comes outside sports — from pickle ball to golf, from tennis to lacrosse — that rely on use of the shoulders. Join orthopaedic surgeon Edward McFarland as he describes the causes of shoulder injuries and what we can do about them. Event timing to be confirmed. REGISTER

April 9 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am EDT

May 2024

VCU Health of Women 2024 | Emerging Topics in Women’s Health: Autoimmune Disease Challenge

Hosted by SWHR

Join us for the VCU Health of Women Conference 2024 SWHR Pre-conference Symposium! This symposium will discuss the impacts of autoimmune diseases on women’s health across the lifespan, with special emphasis on pregnancy and maternal health, caregiving/parenting.

May 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
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