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Advisory Committee on Research on Women’s Health

The referenced Advisory Committee meeting to be held October 23, 2018 (with remote access) was announced.

The meeting will be held from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (EST) at NIH Building 31, 6th Floor, Conference Room 10, 31 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892.  The meeting will also be videocast via the NIH Videocasting and Podcasting website (http://videocast.nih.gov/).  Information is also available on the Institute’s/Center’s home page: https://orwh.od.nih.gov/, where an agenda and any additional information for the meeting will be posted when available.  No RDNs are listed on the Committee roster.

Agenda: Opening Remarks, Director’s Report, Scientific Presentations, ORWH SCORE Program Update, and Strategic Plan Launch.

“Moving into the Future with New Dimensions and Strategies for Women’s Health Research: A Vision for 2020 for Women’s Health Research” is the NIH strategic plan for women’s health and sex/gender differences research. As the third NIH scientific agenda for women’s health coordinated by the ORWH and released in September 2010, this plan is the product of a highly interactive scientific and public partnership involving more than 1,500 leading scientists; women’s health advocates; public policy experts; health care providers; Federal, State, and local elected officials; and the general public.

The strategic plan identifies three crosscutting themes that provide a conceptual framework for integrating women’s health within the biomedical research landscape:

  1. a) Advancing understanding of sex/gender differences in health and disease
  2. b) Integrating sex/gender perspectives in emerging basic science fields and in translational research and technologies
  3. c) Fostering partnerships to improve translating and disseminating health information.

The meeting conflicts with FNCE. However, if you are not attending FNCE and are able to attend the videocast or meeting, please take notes and provide a summary to the Academy’s Policy office (Mark Rifkin: mrifkin@eatright.org).