BIRCWH Northwest women’s health & sex/gender research conference, May 22

Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Northwest is offering a unique conference experience May 22, when it hosts its annual sex/gender research conference in Portland.

The conference will bring people across Oregon together to devote a day for collaboration, networking, and resource sharing, and hear from researchers with expertise and resources related to women’s health and/or sex/gender issues.

BIRCWH Northwest Women’s Health and Sex/Gender Research Conference
Friday, May 22, 2015
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
OHSU’s Center for Health & Healing

Registration is $25 and available here.

Featuring renowned national speakers, panel discussions with representatives from institutions across Oregon, and plenty of networking time, this year’s event will be interactive for all participants. Panelists will moderate discussions among participants following their presentations that highlight research conducted at their organizations, the potential for cross-institutional collaboration and resource sharing.  Recipients from the 2014 pilot award projects will also have chance to share the research they conducted and their experiences with cross-institutional, collaborative research. Attendees can link with researchers during a poster session and participate in a research “speed-dating” activity that will allow them to network with potential collaborators.

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The Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH), in the Director’s Office of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), established the BIRCWH program in 2002 to advance mentored research career development of junior faculty who will be engaged in interdisciplinary basic, behavioral, clinical, or health services research in women’s health. The Oregon BIRCWH program is dedicated to training tomorrow’s leaders in women’s health research.