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Past Meetings & Events Sponsored by SWHR

Dialogues on Diversifying Clinical Trials: Successful Strategies for Engaging Women and Minorities
September 22-23, 2011
SWHR and the FDA Office of Women's Health hosted a two-day conference to share successful practices in recruitment, retention and analysis of women and minorities in clinical trials.

Hot Flash Havoc Premiere
September 28, 2010
On September 28, 2010, SWHR hosted a reception at 701 Restaurant, followed by a private screening of Hot Flash Havoc, a film of menopausal proportions. Following the film was a conversation with a panel of experts comprised of Alan Altman, MD, Pamela Peeke, MD, and Susan Wysocki, RNC, NP, who answered peri-menopause and menopause questions.

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in Women Returning from Combat
December 8, 2008
The Society for Women’s Health Research  sponsored a meeting on Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in Women Returning from Combat in Washington, D.C. with support from the National Institute of Mental Health DynCorp International, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, and Magellan Health Services, Inc. The meeting brought together experts in the field who reviewed sex and gender differences in PTSD, identified gaps in research, and generated ideas for new research approaches and initiatives.

Roundtable on Mood Disorders and Hormonal Transitions
June 28, 2007
The Society for Women’s Health Research and the National Institute for Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health convened a thought leaders’ roundtable to discuss current efforts to understand the effects of hormonal transitions, specifically pregnancy and postpartum, and perimenopause, on the occurrence of mood disorders in women.

Sex Differences and the FDA Critical Path Initiative
November 13, 2006
The Society for Women’s Health Research and the Food and Drug Administration Office of Women’s Health convened a thought leaders’ workshop on the FDA Critical Path Initiative. The workshop addressed the importance of understanding the biological differences between men and women in the context of developing tools to improve and accelerate the development and approval of drugs, biologics, and devices. The workshop featured presentations on the state of the art in pharmacogenomics, bioinformatics, and biomarkers research. Attendees participated in breakout sessions to discuss ways to incorporate sex differences research into the Critical Path Initiative.

Women, Obesity, and Public Health: An Interdisciplinary Workshop (Washington, D.C.)
October 30-November 1, 2006
SWHR convened a small, interactive workshop, “Women, Obesity, and Public Health: An Interdisciplinary Workshop,” in Washington, D.C. This workshop focused on behavioral aspects of obesity in women across the lifespan and emphasized socioeconomic status, ethnicity and mental health.
*A summary report of this workshop was accepted for publication in the Journal of Investigative Medicine 

Roundtable on Sex Differences in Lung Cancer
February 6, 2006
The Society for Women’s Health Research hosted a thought leaders’ roundtable to review issues and advances related to sex differences in the development and treatment of lung cancer. Experts discussed epidemiological aspects of lung cancer in women, lung tumor biology, and emerging trends in clinical research.

Sex Differences in Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease Workshop (Washington, D.C.)
November 2-4, 2005
SWHR convened a small, multidisciplinary workshop, “Sex and Gender Differences in Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease,” in Washington, D.C., Nov. 2-4, 2005. Recommendations from the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute’s 2003 report on “Enhancing Obesity Research” were used as a platform to define how sex and gender differences influence the basic etiology, outcomes and treatments of obesity and cardiovascular disease. A main focus was to identify knowledge gaps and research opportunities in these areas. 
*A summary report of this workshop was published in the Journal of Investigative Medicine. To receive a copy of the summary report, contact Eileen Resnick at eileen@womenshealthresearch.org.

Take Charge of Your Health:
The Health Conference and Networking Event for New Jersey Women

Saturday, October 15, 2005
Hyatt Hotel, New Brunswick, N.J.

Sex Differences in Health Awareness Day
Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Dine Out for Women's Health on Mother's Day
Sunday, May 8, 2005
Washington, D.C., metropolitan area

Connect the Dots...5K Run & 1-Mile Walk (View race results and photos.)
To benefit women's health research
Saturday, May 7, 2005
Washington, D.C.

SWHR Symposium on "Sex Differences in Pain and Analgesia" (San Diego, Calif.)
April 2, 2005
SWHR sponsored a symposium on "Sex Differences in Pain and Analgesia" at the 35th International Congress of the International Union of Physiological Sciences: "From Genomes to Functions," on April 2, 2005, in San Diego, Calif. This international and interdisciplinary panel explored recent controversies and breakthroughs in research on sex differences in pain and in response to analgesia, from molecular genetics to clinical research.

Clinical Trials Workshops
SWHR is working to educate researchers, policymakers, clinicians, and patients about the importance of including women in medical research through various initiatives, including a series of workshops for clinical investigators.

The State of the Art in the Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
December 12, 2001
This meeting focused on the role of sex differences in the treatment of IBD.

Symposium on Stroke and Women
October 23, 2001
This symposium highlighted what women should know about prevention and management of stroke.

Nutrition Research: The Unique Needs of Women
October 4, 2000
Participants at this meeting discussed the latest findings in nutrition research that will significantly affect women throughout their lifespan.

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