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Annual Dinner Gala

Transforming Science: Innovations in Molecular Diagnostics

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) will hold our Annual Gala Dinner on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington, D.C.  

The SWHR Annual Gala Dinner brings together more than 600 individuals, including members of Congress and the administration, clinicians, and researchers from federal agencies, academia, and the health industry; health care providers, advocates for health promotion, and disease awareness organizations; professional, scientific, and medical associations; and individuals interested in the advancement of women's health.

Participation in the dinner directly funds programs and ongoing activities in science, advocacy and education to advance women’s health through initiatives unlike any other organization.


Transforming Science: Innovations in Molecular Diagnostics

The 2014 gala will mark the launch of SWHR’s public initiatives on the exciting field of molecular diagnostics and the powerful impact on women’s health. Molecular diagnostics is revolutionizing health care and personalized medicine by helping to uncover the underlying mechanisms of disease and enabling clinicians to customize care at an individual level. 

These advances will help ensure that women receive the very best in health care – from prevention, detection and diagnosis to treatment and management of medical conditions. SWHR will highlight innovations in oncology, virology, microbiology and blood screening at our gala and throughout the year.


View the invitation here.

For more information, please contact Christa Floresca at Christa@swhr.org or Leslie Ritter at Leslie@swhr.org.


Room Block Information

The Ritz-Carlton

1150 22nd Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037

Room block dates: Wednesday, April 2 - Thursday, April 3, 2014. 

Room block rate: $339

* All room rates are subject to applicable local tax, currently 14.5% per room, per night.


Guests should contact the Ritz-Carlton’s Reservations Department at (800) 558-9994, and request reservations for the Society for Women's Health Research Gala Room Block no later than Wednesday, March 5, 2014



SWHR Gala Sponsors

Benefactor Sponsor




Leadership Sponsor


Hologic, Inc.

Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Laboratory Corporation of America

Pfizer, Inc.

Quest Diagnostics

Verizon Foundation

Vermillion, Inc.





Amgen Inc.

Bayer Healthcare

Biotechnology Industry Organization

Cook Group

Eli Lilly and Company


Novo Nordisk Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc






Alpert PhD MD, Susan

Allergan Inc.

American Clinical Laboratory Association

American Legacy Foundation

Biogen Idec

BioReference Laboratories, Inc.



Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

KV Pharmaceutical Company

Merck & Co Inc.

National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation

Noven Women’s Health


Shionogi Inc.




Friend of SWHR 



Agile Therapeutics

America’s Health Insurance Plans

American Academy of Dermatology

American Academy of Ophthalmology

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

American College of Radiology

American Heart Association

American Legacy Foundation

American Psychiatric Association

American Society of Plastic Surgeons


APCO Worldwide

Baxter International Inc.

Drug Information Association

Eagle Bank

Exact Sciences Corporation

Ketchum, Inc.

New Image Plastic Surgery

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation


Reed Smith LLP

Smith & Nephew, Inc. 


Additional Sponsorship opportunities are still available.  For more information, contact Christa@swhr.org.

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