The meeting gave women’s health organizations the opportunity to discuss their Women’s Health Priorities for 2016. One of the key points of the meeting was a discussion about the need for women from diverse backgrounds in clinical trials. The FDA is launching an awareness campaign and NIH developed an outreach toolkit for clinical research. The FDA requested feedback from meeting attendees for ideas on how they can collaborate with women’s health organizations, like NPWH, to get more women from diverse backgrounds involved in clinical trials. The evolution of women’s health at the FDA was also addressed.
Gay Johnson, NPWH CEO, participated in the 3rd convening of the Urology Care Foundation’s 2015 Overactive Bladder (OAB) Patient Advocacy Roundtable on Tuesday, November 17, in Linthicum, Maryland. The purpose of the roundtable is to bring organizations together to discuss the need for public policy advocacy, general awareness and patient and provider education on behalf of those living with overactive bladder.
The George Washington University graduate certificate program in LGBT Health Policy & Practice is now accepting applications for the 2016-17 program year. The certificate is a 12-credit interdisciplinary program that trains medical and mental health professionals to better care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis, usually within 3 weeks of submittal, so earlier is better in order to secure admission. March 15th is the deadline to apply to be considered for tuition assistance. The overall deadline is May 31.
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