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NIH meeting to focus on menopause and optimizing midlife health of women

Experts across sectors to communicate and collaborate for the advancement of women’s health

Meeting Announcement

NIH/OD/Office of Research on Women's Health

Media Advisory: NIH Meeting to Focus on Menopause and Optimizing Midlife Health of Women

WHAT: The NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health will hold the 7th Annual Vivian W. Pinn Symposium. In line with ORWH’s mission to put science to work for the health of women, this event serves as a critical forum for experts across sectors to communicate and collaborate for the advancement of women’s health. Key symposium topics will include the menopausal transition, the accumulation of morbidity after menopause, menopause in special populations, the influence of social determinants of health on the experience of menopause, the use of menopausal hormonal therapy, and interventions to promote healthy aging. 


WHEN & WHERE: Held virtually on May 16, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT.

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WHO: Speakers for the event include:

  • Janine Austin Clayton, M.D., FARVO, Director, ORWH
  • JoAnn Manson, M.D., M.P.H., Dr.PH., MACP, Professor of Medicine and the Bell Professor of Women’s Health, Harvard Medical School, Chief of Preventive Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston
  • Vivian W. Pinn, M.D., Senior Scientist Emerita, Fogarty International Center, NIH; Founding Director (Retired), ORWH
  • Additional speakers—including leaders from NIH, academia, clinical practice, and advocacy


For a detailed agenda, please visit the events page and click on the agenda tab:


ORWH will live tweet from @NIH_ORWH. Follow #7thAnnualVPS


LEARN MORE: Additional information about the symposium can be found on the ORWH website:


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About ORWH: ORWH serves as the focal point for women’s health research at NIH. It is the first Public Health Service office dedicated specifically to promoting women’s health research within, as well as

beyond, the NIH scientific community. The office also fosters the recruitment, retention, reentry, and

advancement of women in biomedical careers. For more information about ORWH, visit


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component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary federal agency

conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research and is investigating the

causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and

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