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April 2021

A People’s COVID-19 Vaccine

Hosted by Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security

Join The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, and Oxfam America for a conversation with thought leaders across policy, public health, and civil society to assess current challenges in COVID-19 vaccine distribution and share key recommendations for a more equitable pandemic response moving forward. Register

April 16, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm EDT

May 2021

Women’s Health Innovation Forum Series: Bone Health and Aging

Hosted by Springboard Enterprises

May is National Osteoporosis Month! About 80% of the approximate 10 million Americans with osteoporosis are women. A woman's risk of bone fracture is equivalent to her breast, uterine, and ovarian cancer combined risk. Join Springboard Enterprises, in partnership with the Women's Health Innovation Coalition and Accenture, as they recognize the sex disparities in bone health & aging. REGISTER

May 26, 2021 @ 11:00 am EDT

June 2021

Ensuring Representation in Healthcare: Increasing Racial Diversity Among Healthcare Professionals Center for Healthcare Innovation

Hosted by Center for Healthcare Innovation

The Center for Healthcare Innovation's webinar will highlight the importance of ensuring healthcare providers are representative of United States demographics. Most qualitative studies suggest that BIPOC respondents prefer a provider of a similar “racial, ethnic and/or cultural background, and/or thought some diseases were better treated by a provider of the same racial, ethnic, and/or cultural background.” This conversation will underpin the importance of patient-clinician racial concordance as a way to improve communication, shared decision-making, patient comprehension, and overall health outcomes…

June 22, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

The National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women’s Annual Legislative Conference

Hosted by National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women

The National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women’s (NOBEL Women) Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) is the organization’s annual meeting where more than 200 Black women legislators join industry leaders and stakeholders from around the country in dialogue on legislative and policy issues impacting the Black community.

June 23, 2021 - June 27, 2021

Women’s Health Innovation Forum Series: Cognitive and Brain Health

Hosted by Springboard Enterprises

Alzheimer's disease affects two-thirds of women in the United States. In addition, women are more than twice as likely as men to experience PTSD (National Center for PTSD). Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders are the most common pregnancy and childbirth complications, affecting up to 1 in 7 pregnant and postpartum women (Mathematica). Join Springboard Enterprises, in partnership with the Women's Health Innovation Coalition and Accenture, as they recognize these sex disparities and so many others in cognitive & brain health.…

June 23, 2021 @ 11:00 am EDT

Identifying Knowledge Gaps and Unmet Needs in Autoimmune Skin Conditions

Hosted by SWHR

SWHR will convene a working group of basic and clinical researchers, health care providers, patients/patient advocates, and policy leaders for a closed, two-day roundtable meeting to discuss the health, social, and economic impacts of alopecia, atopic dermatitis, and psoriatic arthritis on women.

June 23, 2021 @ 11:30 am - June 24, 2021 @ 3:30 pm EDT

Analysis and Action: Applications of Intersectionality in COVID-19

Hosted by NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health

The NIH Office of Research on Women's Health will host “Analysis and Action: Applications of Intersectionality in COVID-19,” the second lecture in the “Diverse Voices: COVID-19, Intersectionality, and the Health of Women” speaker series.

June 24, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Women’s Cognitive & Brain Health Forum

Hosted by Women’s Health Innovation Coalition

Join Springboard Enterprises, the Women's Health Innovation Coalition, and Accenture at our Women’s Cognitive & Brain Health Forum on June 30 at 11am ET.

June 30, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT

July 2021

Congressional Briefing: Supporting Women with Fibroids Through Policy Action

Hosted by SWHR

The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) will host a virtual congressional briefing to raise awareness of policy needs to improve care for individuals with uterine fibroids, a condition that is underfunded and often overlooked in research. 

July 13, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am EDT

10th Annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit

Hosted by Prevent Blindness

The 10th annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit will be held as a virtual interactive event by Prevent Blindness. The agenda will celebrate the key vision advancements that have occurred during the 10 years the summit has convened, and look ahead to leading advancements, policies, and social issues that will shape how we approach eye health for the coming decade. Participants will be able to participate in moderated conversations on critical subjects, communicate with presenters, an exhibit hall with…

July 14, 2021 @ 12:00 am - July 15, 2021 @ 12:00 am EDT

Women and Patients- Increasing Diversity in the Innovation Ecosystem

Hosted by Women’s Congressional Policy Institute

Invent Together and the Women's Congressional Policy Institute invite you to a virtual briefing on increasing diversity in the innovation ecosystem. 

July 15, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Conquer Covid-19 Conference

Hosted by TEAM Vaccinate

TEAM Vaccinate’s Conquer Covid-19 Conference will take place on July 21-22, 2021, both virtually and in-person in Washington, D.C.

July 21, 2021 - July 22, 2021

2021 NAMI National Convention

Hosted by National Alliance on Mental Illness

Join the National Alliance on Mental Illness for its two-day convention dedicated to uplifting, empowering, and informing the mental health community with resources, research, and support. This event will feature and range of guest speakers, 30 workshop sessions, live Q&As with workshop presenters, and networking opportunities with peers. Register

July 27, 2021 @ 12:00 am - July 28, 2021 @ 12:00 am EDT

Noninvasive Prenatal Screening: Eliminating Barriers to Access and Reducing Disparities

Hosted by SWHR

SWHR convened 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).

July 27, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
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Women’s Reproductive Health Forum

Hosted by Women’s Health Innovation Coalition

The Women's Health Innovation Coalition is bringing the women's reproductive health community together to recognize these issues and discuss current challenges as well as breakthroughs in reproductive health.

July 28, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Expanded Carrier Screening: 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).

July 29, 2021 @ 11:00 am - July 30, 2021 @ 3:00 pm EDT

Noninvasive Prenatal Screening: Eliminating Barriers to Access and Reducing Disparities

Hosted by SWHR

SWHR convened 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).

July 30, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
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August 2021

Women’s Immunization Education Initiative: Preventing Infectious Diseases through Vaccinations

Hosted by SWHR

SWHR is convening a working group of public health researchers and professionals, community leaders, patient advocates, and health care providers for a closed, 1-day roundtable meeting in August 2021 to discuss eliminating barriers to information and access and reducing health disparities through the development of educational materials designed to reach women as immunization recipients and decision-makers.

August 9, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm EDT

Eczema Expo 2021

Hosted by National Eczema Association

The National Eczema Association will host a Virtual Eczema Expo 2021 from August 27-29, dedicated to amplifying the collective voices in the eczema community. Expo 2021 will include panel discussions, support sessions, and learning tracks that customize attendee education and elevate the voices and topics that most need to be heard.   Register

August 27, 2021 @ 12:00 am - August 29, 2021 @ 12:00 am EDT

September 2021

Clinical Endocrinology Update

Hosted by Endocrine Society

Clinical Endocrinology Update (CEU) 2021 is a comprehensive virtual meeting hosted by the Endocrine Society in which experts at the forefront of endocrinology share the field's most recent accomplishments and crucial challenges. The four hours of live programming each day include 36 educational sessions spanning 7 topical areas in the field. All sessions will be recorded and available for viewing 72 hours after the conclusion of each session. REGISTER

September 10, 2021 @ 12:00 am - September 12, 2021 @ 12:00 am EDT

Fertility Options for Women: Improving Awareness, Access, and Outcomes

Hosted by SWHR

SWHR is convening an interdisciplinary working group in September 2021 for a closed two-day roundtable meeting to discuss how to eliminate barriers to access and reduce health disparities related to treatments for infertility in women.  

September 20, 2021 - September 21, 2021

OCRA 2021 National Conference

Hosted by Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance

Don’t miss this opportunity to empower yourself with knowledge, and experience the largest conference for ovarian cancer survivors, family, and friends! The Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance's National Conference will feature full-group general sessions and engaging breakout discussions covering a wide range of topics.  REGISTER

September 28, 2021 @ 12:00 am - September 30, 2021 @ 12:00 am EDT

October 2021

AWHONN 2021 Convention

Hosted by Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric & Neonatal Nurses

As the leading convention for women’s health, obstetric and neonatal nurses, the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric & Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) Annual Convention helps to advance the nursing profession by providing nurses with critical information and support to help deliver the highest quality care for women and newborns. The convention will offer opportunities for attendees to discover new ideas, strengthen their knowledge and expand their professional networks. REGISTER

October 9, 2021 @ 12:00 am - October 13, 2021 @ 12:00 am EDT

24th Annual Premier Women’s Healthcare Conference

Hosted by Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health

The Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health's 24th Annual Premier Women's Healthcare Conference is focused on challenge, transform, and thrive. This year's objectives include utilize current evidence in the provision of primary, preventative, and reproductive healthcare, promoting equity in women’s health, and applying new knowledge to advance clinical practice.   REGISTER

October 13, 2021 @ 12:00 am - October 16, 2021 @ 12:00 am EDT

ASRM 2021

Hosted by American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Join the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) Scientific Congress & Expo to hear from top experts in reproductive medicine discuss the latest in reproductive care. REGISTER

October 16, 2021 @ 12:00 am - October 20, 2021 @ 12:00 am EDT

More than Skin Deep: Understanding the Impact of Autoimmune Skin Diseases on Women’s Health

Hosted by SWHR

On October 18, 2021, SWHR hosted a virtual public forum where panelists discussed the health, social, and economic impacts of autoimmune skin diseases on women - as patients, as caregivers, and as both.

October 18, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm EDT

FIGO World Congress 2021

Hosted by International Federation of Gynecology & Obstetrics

Over 8,000 delegates will gather for a discussion on the important challenges in women's sexual and reproductive health and rights. The FIGO World Congress is the leading global academic event in the specialties of gynecology and obstetrics. Join FIGO, obstetricians, patients, and other specialists and industries in the field of women's health and policy. REGISTER

October 24, 2021 @ 12:00 am - October 29, 2021 @ 12:00 am EDT

Menopause Mindfulness: Exploring Menopause’s Effect on Health and Well-Being

Hosted by SWHR
Older women laughing with yoga mats

On October 26, 2021, SWHR hosted the congressional briefing, “Menopause Mindfulness: Exploring Menopause's Effect on Health and Well-Being,” where panelists shared information about menopause, including the health risks for women during this life stage and the stigma often associated with menopause and aging.

October 26, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm EDT

NIAMS Coalition Outreach and Education Virtual Meeting 2021

Hosted by National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

The NIAMS Coalition Outreach and Education Virtual Meeting this year will host a wide range of speakers, as it pushes forward NIAMS's mission to support research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases; the training of basic and clinical scientists to carry out this research; and the dissemination of information on research progress in these diseases. REGISTER

October 27, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT

November 2021

Maternal Health & Disability: The Accessibility of Motherhood – A Workshop on Disability and Pregnancy

Hosted by National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research

Although existing research documents that women with disabilities experience inequities with reproductive health and quality of life compared to women without disabilities, the research remains nascent and incomplete. Further evidence is needed to expose and support the actions that improve equity for women with disabilities. The goal of this three-day interactive workshop of stakeholders is to identify priority areas of focus and create momentum for the research agenda needed to address inequities in pregnancy outcomes and related health care among…

November 1, 2021 - November 3, 2021

Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health Annual Meeting

Hosted by NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health

More details to come.

November 1, 2021 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

MANA 2021 Conference

Hosted by Midwifes Alliance of North America

More information to come.

November 8, 2021 @ 12:00 am - November 9, 2021 @ 12:00 am EST

Time For Heart Care, But How Do I Access Health Care?

Hosted by WomenHeart

This HeartTalks webinar is hosted by WomenHeart and for women looking to take control of their heart health. Speakers will share different ways to access heart care – whether it’s through telemedicine, a local health clinic, a pharmacy, or more. We’re often told to “know our numbers,” to learn our family health history, and to talk to our doctor about symptoms. But what if you don’t have a cardiologist or are nervous about returning to in-person care. Join us to…

November 9, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

A Woman’s Journey: Empowering Women to Make Informed Health Care Decisions

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

At this event, learn about the latest advances in women’s health from renowned Johns Hopkins faculty physicians. Attendees will hear about reducing inflammation through food, memory loss, cosmetic procedures, colon cancer in African-American women, fertility, and mental health. REGISTER

November 13, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm EST

Better Understanding Thyroid Eye Disease: Physician, Patient, and Caregiver Perspectives, with a Discussion on Women’s Vision Health

Hosted by Alliance for Eye and Vision Research

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTvTYhw-ZLE The Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR), in conjunction with Research to Prevent Blindness, Prevent Blindness, Society for Women’s Health Research, and Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) continued its series of educational briefings on exciting new developments in eye and vision research during the second annual Thyroid Eye Disease Awareness Week, November 14-20, 2021. The event featured speakers: Kimberly Cockerham, MD, FACS (Central Valley Eye Medical Group), Ron and Vickie Barela (Patient Advocate and Caregiver),…

November 17, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm EST

Focus on Fibroids Series: Tools to Navigate Optimal Care

Hosted by SWHR

https://youtu.be/NrRSBi-Bk70 Uterine fibroids (leiomyomas) are non-malignant growths of the uterus and one of the most common gynecological conditions nationwide. A growing and overlooked public health issue, fibroids affect approximately 26 million American women between the ages 15 to 50, however fibroids can affect patients across life stages from adolescence to post-menopause. With a wide array of common symptoms, such as severe and irregular menstrual bleeding, pelvic and pain back, bladder or bowel dysfunction, and challenges with fertility, fibroids can result…

November 29, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

December 2021

Eye Health Education Roundtable: Understanding Eye Diseases that Disproportionately Affect Women Across the Lifespan

Hosted by SWHR

SWHR is convening a diverse and interdisciplinary working group of clinical and public health researchers, health care providers, patients/patient advocates, and policy leaders for a closed, one-day roundtable meeting in December 2021, to discuss the health, social, and economic impacts of eye diseases that disproportionately affect women’s health.

December 2, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm EST

Focus on Fibroids Series: Empowering Women through Personal Journey-telling

Hosted by SWHR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOezUpbVgBA Uterine fibroids (leiomyomas) are non-malignant growths of the uterus and one of the most common gynecological conditions nationwide. A growing and overlooked public health issue, fibroids affect approximately 26 million American women between the ages 15 to 50, however fibroids can affect patients across life stages from adolescence to post-menopause. With a wide array of common symptoms, such as severe and irregular menstrual bleeding, pelvic and pain back, bladder or bowel dysfunction, and challenges with fertility, fibroids can result…

December 6, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

Sex, Gender, and Race: Intentional Inclusion of Representative Populations in Medical Research

Hosted by Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology

Hosted by the Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology and co-Sponsored by the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Center for Diversity & Inclusion, this year's Annual Research Showcase is titled Sex, Gender, and Race: Intentional Inclusion of Representative Populations in Medical Research. The keynote will by given by Karen Costenbader, MD MPH, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Michael E. Weinblatt, MD Distinguished Chair in Rheumatology, Division of Rheumatology, Inflammation and Immunity, Lupus Program Director, Brigham and…

December 6, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

Women’s Health: Policy Update & Funding Opportunities

Hosted by Women’s Health Innovation Coalition

Join for the final gathering of the Women's Health Innovation Coalition in 2021! During this Women's Health: Policy Update & Funding Opportunities event, speakers will share insights on non-dilutive grant funding for bioscience companies advancing innovations in women’s health as well as key policy updates. Then we want to hear from the audience. Please come prepared to share what you want to know about government so we can best respond to the Women’s Health Innovation Coalition needs in 2022. The…

December 14, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

20/20 Foresight: Understanding Women’s Eye Health and Supporting Patient Needs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6IEy-6oFrU Vision impairment is one of the most common causes of disability in the United States. More than 12 million Americans aged 40 and older are visually impaired or blind. Women are affected disproportionately more than men and certain eye conditions can present in women differently across the lifespan. Some diseases become increasingly common or burdensome with age, such as age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, and glaucoma. Up to two-thirds of Americans with these conditions are women. Other conditions that are…

December 16, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm EST

January 2022

Technology to Improve Maternal Health Workshop

Hosted by National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering is hosting a “Technology to Improve Maternal Health” workshop on January 18, 2022. This workshop will include panel discussions on the topics of technology, clinical outcomes, and community; moderated networking sessions; and a plenary session hosted by Elizabeth Howell, M.D., M.P.P., Chair of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Health System. This workshop is part of the National Institutes of Health’s Implementing a…

January 18

The Current State of Cervical Health Domestically and Internationally: An Opportunity for Knowledge Exchange and Bidirectional Learning

Hosted by Health Resources and Services Administration

Hosted by Health Resources and Services Administration, this event will explore the current state of cervical health globally and provide and opportunity for educational and knowledge exchange among attendees. REGISTER

January 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST

Breastfeeding among Individuals Living with HIV: A Reasonable or Unreasonable Option?

Hosted by Partnership for Maternal & Child Health of Northern New Jersey

Participants will learn current breastfeeding recommendations and guidelines for an HIV+ parent. The presenter for this event is Judy Levison, MD, MPH is a professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. She completed her MD degree from Tufts University in Boston, her residency in Ob/Gyn at the University of Washington, and her MPH from the University of Texas School of Public Health in 2010. REGISTER

January 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

How Vaccines and Screening Can Prevent Cervical Cancer

Hosted by SWHR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvjBBZDzlpw In the United States, there are more than 100 diagnostic tests and procedures available for detecting diseases and monitoring their progression. Diagnostic tools are also used to guide treatments and evaluate their effectiveness. Some tests are invasive, such as a biopsy or endoscopy; whereas others are noninvasive, such as x-rays and ultrasound imaging procedures. Innovations in diagnostics provide access to health information, helping women make informed decisions about their health care at every stage of their lives. Screening and…

January 26 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm EST

Hearing Native Mothers – A Tribal Discussion Session on a Campaign to Support Healthy AI/AN Pregnancies and Maternal Health

Hosted by National Indian Health Board

Mothers are cherished, sacred members of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities, and hold distinct roles of nourishing, teaching, and leading their families. For many, pregnancy can be an exciting, joyous time. However, while rare, too many mothers die each year from complications related to pregnancy, and AI/AN people are disproportionately affected. Join the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for a special discussion session on a new campaign segment aimed…

January 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Diverse Voices Virtual Talk: Cancer in Women

Hosted by NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health

ORWH’s virtual speaker series titled “Diverse Voices: Intersectionality and the Health of Women” disseminates research findings that (1) are relevant to diverse groups of women and (2) incorporate a multidimensional sex-and-gender focus. The speaker series aims to increase public awareness, understanding, and engagement with research relevant to diverse populations of women; to highlight work by investigators receiving ORWH funding, with ORWH affiliations, and/or employing an intersectional or multidimensional framework. The January 27, 2022, session of "Diverse Voices: Intersectionality and the…

January 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

February 2022

Menopause Mindfulness: Embracing the Change of My Midlife

Hosted by SWHR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bb5Jb68pxaw Approximately 1.3 million women in the United States transition into menopause each year. During the menopause transition (perimenopause), the body undergoes hormonal changes, characterized by a significant decrease in estrogen. This change typically begins to occur in a woman’s late 40s or 50s, and can last up to 10 or 20 years. However, some individuals may experience menopause early due to certain medical conditions or surgical procedures. Menopause, itself, is defined as the point in time 12 months after…

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

March 2022

21st Century HPV Prevention Program: Addressing Misinformation and Rapidly Adopting Successful Actions

Hosted by HPV Global Action

The objectives of this event are to implement best practices rapidly for optimal HPV vaccination; introduce 21st century screening practices and strategies; identify incident misinformation and mixed messages; and address efficiently misinformation. Presenters will include Dr. Marc Steben, MD, CCFM, FCFM, Co-President, HPV Global Action and Dr. Ovidiu Tatar, MD, MSc, Research Associate at the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research. The  moderator is Amélie McFadyen, M.A., Chief Executive Officer, HPV Global Action. REGISTER

March 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

A Woman’s Journey: Conversations that Matter

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

On the second of each month from 7-8pm, Johns Hopkins Medicine hosts a live Q&A moderated by Kelly Geer Ripken, A Woman’s Journey’s national chair. Endometriosis: March 8, 2022. Endometriosis is a chronic gynecologic disease where endometrial tissue is found outside of the uterus and in other parts of the body.  It can be a source of severe pain and infertility. Oftentimes endometriosis can occur concomitantly with other chronic disorders such irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), migraine headaches, painful bladder syndrome, pelvic…

March 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
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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

March 9 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Breaking Barriers for Gender Equity Through Research

Hosted by Nature

On International Women's Day this year, Nature is put the spotlight on some of the amazing women working in academia, industry and policymaking and the work that they do. This conference will bring together women and allies in various stages of their careers and will provide them opportunities to network and develop mentoring relationships. #NatconfBreakingBarriers A key aspect of this conference will be breaking barriers and making connections, between men and women, between early and late careers, and between science,…

March 9 @ 12:00 pm - March 10 @ 5:00 pm EST

Effectively partnering with communities in research to improve maternal health outcomes and reduce disparities: Using research to create community-centered policy

Hosted by NICHD

The Maternal Health Coordinating Committee of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development is looking forward to hosting the final event of their webinar series: Effectively partnering with communities in research to improve maternal health outcomes and reduce disparities: Using research to create community-centered policy Speaker will include: Caroline C. Signore, MD, MPH, Deputy Director, Division of Extramural Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health Jacqueline Wallace,…

March 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

Transforming Trajectories for Women of Color in Tech: A National Symposium

Hosted by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Join the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine for a virtual symposium on March 16, 2022 that will highlight the findings and recommendations of the committee authored consensus study report Transforming Trajectories for Women of Color in Tech. This report uses current research, as well as information obtained through four public information-gathering workshops, to provide recommendations to a broad set of stakeholders within the tech ecosystem for increasing recruitment, retention, and advancement of women of color. The report identifies gaps…

March 16 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Advancing Health Equity among Hispanic/Latino Populations | Session #4: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Maternal Health – Challenges and Opportunities

Hosted by Health Resources and Services Administration

This four-part series will include didactic portions on selected topics as well as discussions about factors that contribute to health disparities, barriers to health equity, and successful strategies and models to improve access to care and advance health equity among Hispanic populations. Participants will be able to engage with subject matter experts and potential new partners. Participants will also receive information on HRSA programs and resources to support their health equity efforts. This webinar series is presented in Spanish with…

March 16 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

FEMTECH UNTAPPED Endometriosis, PCOS and Gynaecological cancers

Hosted by Women of Wearables Global

FemTech Untapped is an online program and a global movement tapping into areas of women's health that have long been underserved, underresearched, and underfunded. In 2022, they will be covering a wide range of topics with a goal to educate and destigmatize areas of FemTech that still remain “untapped”. Join every month for a series of events where they will cover topics from diversity and inclusion in the femtech space, to menstrual health and sextech, to mental and cardiovascular health…

March 17 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

The Fertility Journey: Understanding Options and Navigating Care

Hosted by SWHR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ6sSJre2wg Infertility—defined as the inability to conceive after 1 year of regular, unprotected sex—is increasingly common in the United States. Nearly 1 in 8 couples have trouble getting pregnant or sustaining their pregnancy. While infertility occurs equally in men and women, women tend to bear a disproportionate focus and burden in treatment and management. Treatment options span from medications to invasive surgery and assisted reproductive technologies. About 12% of women ages 15-49 have received some type of infertility service. Navigating…

March 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Sex and Gender Matter in Medicine-Now what?: Incorporating Sex and Gender in Biomedical Research

Hosted by Standford University

This event will feature Sabine Oertelt-Prigione, MD, PhD, MSc, Professor (Strategic Chair) of Gender in Primary and Transmural Care (Radboudumc), Professor of Sex- and Gender-sensitive Medicine (Bielefeld University). REGISTER

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT

WOMEN’S HEALTH FORUM SERIES: AUTOIMMUNE HEALTH

Hosted by Women’s Health Innovation Coalition

The Women's Health Innovation Forum is a series of discussion sessions highlighting opportunities for investment in research and innovation in the field of women's health. These events will shine a light on innovative solutions that address unmet needs in diseases, conditions, and indications that solely, predominantly, or differently impact the health of women. March is National Autoimmune Diseases Awareness Month. Autoimmune diseases affect approximately 8% of the population, 78% of whom are women (https://bit.ly/2MJADEK). The host is bringing the women’s…

March 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Narcolepsy Program Roundtable: The Impact of Narcolepsy on Women’s Health Across the Lifespan

Hosted by SWHR

Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological disorder of the sleep-wake cycle, characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness, nighttime sleep disturbances, and REM sleep-related phenomena that intrude into wakefulness. Narcolepsy is categorized into two types – NT1 associated with cataplexy (sudden loss of muscle tone during wakefulness) and NT2 without muscle weakness. Narcolepsy can be a debilitating chronic condition with widespread impacts on daily life, including challenges with employment, school, and relationships, particularly for women acting as the primary family caregiver. Difficulty maintaining…

March 31 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

Diverse Voices Virtual Talk: Environmental Exposures and Disparities in Pregnancy

Hosted by NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health

ORWH’s new quarterly lecture series, titled “Diverse Voices: Intersectionality and the Health of Women,” will amplify research that incorporates an intersectional framework and addresses the breadth of topics relevant to the health of women. The March 31, 2022, session of “Diverse Voices: Intersectionality and the Health of Women” will focus on environmental exposures and disparities in pregnancy, featuring presentations from Tamarra James-Todd, Ph.D., M.P.H., of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Suzan L. Carmichael, Ph.D., of the…

March 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

April 2022

NIHB 2022 AI/AN Maternal Mortality Prevention Institute

Hosted by National Indian Health Board

This institute is the first maternal mortality prevention gathering of its kind in Indian Country. There has been an expressed need for conversations about AI/AN maternal mortality prevention, and the purpose of this institute is to gather those working in Tribal maternal health together to elevate this work to a national audience. Participants will leave the institute motivated to engage their Tribe and/or Tribal stakeholders in maternal mortality prevention work. REGISTER

April 4 - April 5

56th Meeting of the NIH Advisory Committee on Research on Women’s Health

Hosted by NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health

The 56th Meeting of the NIH Advisory Committee on Research on Women's Health (ACRWH) will provide a forum for ACRWH members to give advice and make recommendations on priority issues affecting women's health and sex differences research. This meeting will feature a report from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Director Gary Gibbons on NHLBI’s work to improve research on women’s health. The NIH Revitalization Act of 1993 established the Advisory Committee on Research on Women's Health (ACRWH), a…

April 6 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT

Policy Leaders in Conversation during #BMHW22, ft. VP Kamala Harris

Hosted by Black Mamas Matter Alliance

The 57th Meeting of the NIH Advisory Committee on Research on Women's Health (ACRWH) will provide a forum for ACRWH members to give advice and make recommendations on priority issues affecting women's health and sex differences research. On Wednesday, April 13 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM ET, join the nation’s top policymakers, experts, and advocates who are leading the fight to end the maternal mortality crisis among Black women in the United States. The event, which falls during the fifth anniversary of…

April 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

Fostering Breastfeeding Equity Through Community Engagement Series

Hosted by ASTHO

The community engagement series will highlight activities, including webinars and videos, fostering breastfeeding equity between state agencies and community organizations. This series will underline the importance of community engagement, pathways, or courses of action to engage communities. It will challenge participants to understand and recognize their role in fostering breastfeeding equity. Topics will include levels of community engagement, strategies, and systems to enhance community support, efforts to improve the lactation workforce, and sustainability of community breastfeeding centers. Session One and…

April 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Enhancing Lives by Empowering the Community Educational Symposium

Hosted by Lupus & Allied Diseases Association

The Lupus & Allied Diseases Association will have its Educational Symposium, which will cover themes such as clinical research trials and participation, patient empowerment, care partnering, and tools for chronic disease survival. Attendees will have access to a list of regional lupus clinical trial opportunities, patient empowerment, and advocacy resource materials. REGISTER

April 9 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT

Women and Minority Health Innovation Gaps & Opportunities

Hosted by G2G Consulting

The Women’s Health Innovation Coalition and G2G Consulting invite all to a Congressional Briefing on Women and Minority Health Innovation Gaps & Opportunities on April 11, 2022, from 1PM-2 PM ET. Just 8% of VC funding went to women-led start-ups in 2019 and that fell to 2.3% in 2020, according to the Harvard Business Review. Black and Latinx founders raised $2.3 billion in funding, representing just 2.6% of the total $87.3 billion in funding that went to all founders in…

April 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

A Woman’s Journey: Conversations that Matter

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

On the second of each month from 7-8pm, Johns Hopkins Medicine hosts a live Q&A moderated by Kelly Geer Ripken, A Woman’s Journey’s national chair. Endometriosis: March 8, 2022. Endometriosis is a chronic gynecologic disease where endometrial tissue is found outside of the uterus and in other parts of the body.  It can be a source of severe pain and infertility. Oftentimes endometriosis can occur concomitantly with other chronic disorders such irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), migraine headaches, painful bladder syndrome, pelvic…

April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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WOMEN’S HEALTH FORUM SERIES: GYNECOLOGICAL & SEXUAL HEALTH

Hosted by Women’s Health Innovation Coalition

The Women's Health Innovation Forum is a series of discussion sessions highlighting opportunities for investment in research and innovation in the field of women's health. These events will shine a light on innovative solutions that address unmet needs in diseases, conditions, and indications that solely, predominantly, or differently impact the health of women. Part I - The Patient's Voice: The host is gathering a panel of patient advocacy groups and the very patients they represent to share their lived experiences…

April 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

Improving Lives by Detecting Sexually Transmitted Infections Early

Hosted by SWHR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGQZjDg6lzg In the United States, there are more than 100 diagnostic tests and procedures available for detecting diseases and monitoring their progression. Diagnostic tools are also used to guide treatments and evaluate their effectiveness. Some tests are invasive, such as a biopsy or endoscopy; whereas others are noninvasive, such as x-rays and ultrasound imaging procedures. Innovations in diagnostics provide access to health information, helping women make informed decisions about their health care at every stage of their lives. Screening and…

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Bone Health Roundtable: Importance of Women’s Bone Health Throughout the Lifespan

Hosted by SWHR

April 19, 1:30 p.m.-4 p.m. — Bone Health Roundtable (Day 1) April 20, 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m. — Bone Health Roundtable (Day 2) Approximately 54 million Americans have low bone mass, placing them at increased risk for osteoporosis – a condition in which bones become weak and brittle. Risk of bone fracture is higher in women compared to men, in part, because women tend to have smaller, thinner bones and due to the influence of estrogen – a hormone whose protective…

April 19 @ 1:30 pm - April 20 @ 4:00 pm EDT

Environmental Impacts on Women’s Health Disparities and Reproductive Health

Hosted by NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health

The NIEHS will host a virtual workshop titled, "Environmental Impacts on Women’s Health Disparities and Reproductive Health.” The workshop will examine health outcomes related to women and individuals assigned female at birth, and reproductive environmental health disparities (EHD). The workshop goals are to: Raise awareness of the impact of structural racism, racial inequities, and the environment on adverse women’s reproductive health outcomes often observed in U.S. health disparity populations. Create an opportunity for NIEHS staff to learn more from the…

April 27 @ 9:00 am - April 28 @ 2:15 pm EDT

Reproductive Justice: Environmental Impacts on Maternal and Infant Health

Hosted by March of Dimes

In celebration of Earth Day & Mother’s Day, this April 28 at 1pm EST, M-BAN is holding a webinar, Reproductive Justice: Environmental Impacts on Maternal and Infant Health. This webinar s designed to provide expert insights into how extreme heat and wildfire exposure affect maternal health and pregnancy outcomes. Presentations will provide key insights into the latest research on these emerging reproductive justice problems. REGISTER

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

CMS OMH Health Equity Symposium

Hosted by CMS

This is an upcoming Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services's (CMS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) event called the "Health Equity Symposium". It will discuss how CMS is operationalizing health equity across all its programs including Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and the Health Insurance Marketplaces. During the symposium, CMS OMH will cover HHS and CMS equity plans initiatives, including the importance of data collection, the connection to stakeholder and partner efforts to improve health equity, and additional…

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

Sleep 101 Symposium: Sleep Health Disparities and Special Populations

Hosted by NIH

On April 29, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will be hosting a symposium highlighting key priorities in the NIH Sleep Research Plan: Sleep Health Disparities and Special Populations. REGISTER

April 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

May 2022

Interdisciplinary Symposium on Osteoporosis (ISO2022)

Hosted by Bone Health & Osteoporosis Foundation (BHOF)

Bone Health & Osteoporosis Foundation (BHOF) is proud to host the Interdisciplinary Symposium on Osteoporosis (ISO2022) this year. Join experts in Bone Health for VIRTUAL educational and networking sessions to advance your knowledge and career. ISO2022 will be held VIRTUALLY from May 5-7, 2022 (Thursday to Saturday). FLS Basic and FLS Advanced Workshop will be held VIRTUALLY on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. ISO2022 offers educational sessions and networking opportunities to benefit many medical disciplines and specialties working with patients who…

May 4 - May 7

Women’s Mental Health Conference (WMHC) 2022

Hosted by Women’s Mental Health Conference (WMHC)

The annual Women’s Mental Health Conference (WMHC) is hosted by an interdisciplinary group of students, professionals and advocates who are improving care for people who identify as women by promoting competency in women’s mental health. This year's conference will be virtual and will be held on May 6th and 7th. It is free and open to the public.  We are currently seeking session proposals for 20-minute presentations; applications are due February 28, 2022. All selected session speakers will be compensated…

May 6 - May 7

BOHF Weekly Webinars: Exercise Options for Everyone!

Hosted by BOHF

Join the Bone Health & Osteoporosis Foundation (BHOF) in raising awareness about bone health and osteoporosis during Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month in May! Approximately 54 million Americans have low bone density or osteoporosis. This May, the Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation (BHOF) will commemorate Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month with bone healthy exercises and information – for all ages – to help achieve better bone health. Join BOHF in creating awareness about helping to prevent osteoporosis and #ExerciseToMaximize your…

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

10TH STATE OF ASIAN WOMEN’S HEALTH CONFERENCE

Hosted by Asian Women for Health

The theme of this year's event is Look Back to Move Forward: Asian Communities' Access to a Healthy Future. The goals of this conference is to celebrate our collective impact and identify priorities for advancing Asian women's health and wellbeing. The objectives include review outcomes of prior conferences & Asian health data; expand broader health foci to include racial, economic & environmental justice issues; gain insights from Asian-serving agencies, providers and conference participants to outline future priorities and action steps.…

May 10 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm EDT

A Woman’s Journey: Conversations that Matter

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

On the second of each month from 7-8pm, Johns Hopkins Medicine hosts a live Q&A moderated by Kelly Geer Ripken, A Woman’s Journey’s national chair. Endometriosis: March 8, 2022. Endometriosis is a chronic gynecologic disease where endometrial tissue is found outside of the uterus and in other parts of the body.  It can be a source of severe pain and infertility. Oftentimes endometriosis can occur concomitantly with other chronic disorders such irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), migraine headaches, painful bladder syndrome, pelvic…

May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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Policy for the People Health Equity Virtual Summit

The 2022 Health Equity Summit provides attendees the opportunity to engage in an in-depth discussion with subject-matter experts, community and business leaders, and members of the Congressional Black Caucus. Subjects include access to equitable health resources in maternal care and addressing issues in chronic illness disproportionately impacting Black communities. REGISTER

May 12

6th Annual Vivian W. Pinn Symposium

Hosted by NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health

Please save the date for the 6th Annual Vivian W. Pinn Symposium, happening Thursday, May 12, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT. Hosted by ORWH each year, the 6th Annual Vivian W. Pinn Symposium honors the first full-time Director of ORWH, Dr. Vivian W. Pinn, and is an NIH signature event in observance of National Women’s Health Week. The theme of this year’s symposium is “The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the careers of women scientists." Stay tuned…

May 12 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

AMWA Gender Equity EmpowHER Summit

Hosted by AMWA

While the number of women in healthcare is on the rise, women's pay, working conditions, and representation in leadership roles continue to lag. Now, data rolling in increasingly reveals that the backsliding in gender equity caused by the COVID-19 has been magnified in healthcare settings and among healthcare providers. This is why American Medical Women’s Association is organizing their 1st Gender Equity EmpowHER Virtual Summit, taking place May 14-15, noon - 4:15 pm daily. Internationally acclaimed NYT best-selling author Sara Laschever…

May 14 - May 15

FEMTECH UNTAPPED – Holistic approach to better menstrual health

FemTech Untapped is an online program and a global movement tapping into areas of women's health that have long been underserved, underresearched, and underfunded. In 2022, the program will be covering a wide range of topics with a goal to educate and destigmatize areas of FemTech that still remain “untapped”. Join in every month for a series of events where the team will cover topics from diversity and inclusion in the femtech space, to menstrual health and sextech, to mental and…

May 17 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT

BOHF Weekly Webinars: Exercise Options for Everyone!

Hosted by BOHF

Join the Bone Health & Osteoporosis Foundation (BHOF) in raising awareness about bone health and osteoporosis during Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month in May! Approximately 54 million Americans have low bone density or osteoporosis. This May, the Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation (BHOF) will commemorate Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month with bone healthy exercises and information – for all ages – to help achieve better bone health. Join BOHF in creating awareness about helping to prevent osteoporosis and #ExerciseToMaximize your…

May 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Assessing and Promoting Bone Health Across the Lifespan

Hosted by SWHR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JABYDMHBEzA&feature=youtu.be   In the United States, there are more than 100 diagnostic tests and procedures available for detecting diseases and monitoring their progression. Diagnostic tools are also used to guide treatments and evaluate their effectiveness. Some tests are invasive, such as a biopsy or endoscopy; whereas others are noninvasive, such as x-rays and ultrasound imaging procedures. Innovations in diagnostics provide access to health information, helping women make informed decisions about their health care at every stage of their lives. Screening…

May 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

FEMTECH UNTAPPED – Redefining sexual healthcare and wellness

FemTech Untapped is an online program and a global movement tapping into areas of women's health that have long been underserved, underresearched, and underfunded. In 2022, the program will be covering a wide range of topics with a goal to educate and destigmatize areas of FemTech that still remain “untapped”. Join in every month for a series of events where the team will cover topics from diversity and inclusion in the femtech space, to menstrual health and sextech, to mental and…

May 19 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
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