The Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) is updating its research priorities for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the coming decade. To do this, ORWH is convening a series of four regional scientific workshops and public hearings across the country, the first of which was held in St. Louis in March 2009. The next meeting will be convened at the Women and Infants Hospital, in Providence, Rhode Island on 21-23 September 2009. The purpose of the meeting is to make sure that NIH continues to support cutting-edge women’s health research that is based upon the most advanced science and technology. The meeting is formatted to promote an interactive discussion among leading scientists, advocacy groups, public policy experts, health care providers, and the general public. Some of the focus areas to be discussed during the meeting will include: prenatal through middle years, pregnancy, menopausal transition, healthy aging, oral health, and careers. The ideas and recommendations emerging from this meeting will be used to inform women’s health research priorities at NIH.

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