Request for Information: Inviting Comments to Inform the Women’s Health Consensus Conference (WHCC)

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SUMMARY:

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) is planning a Women’s Health Consensus Conference (WHCC) in October 2021, in response to a Congressional request to address NIH research efforts related to women’s health research as well as the following specific conditions, rising maternal morbidity and mortality rates, increasing rates of chronic debilitating conditions in women, and stagnant cervical cancer survival rates. The ORWH is seeking comments and testimonies from the extramural scientific community, professional societies, and the general public regarding the topics mentioned above to assist with identifying research gaps, pitfalls in clinical practices, and obtaining real-life testimonial experiences (direct or indirect) caused by any or all of the listed public health issues.

DATES:

The Women’s Health Consensus Conference (WHCC) Request for Information is open for public comment through September 15, 2021. Comments must be received by September 15, 2021, to ensure consideration. Comments received after the public comment period has closed may be considered by the Office of Research on Women’s Health.

ADDRESSES:

Submissions must be sent electronically to Elizabeth Barr, Ph.D., [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Questions about this request for information should be directed to Elizabeth Barr, Ph.D., Office of Research on Women’s Health, 6707 Democracy Boulevard, Suite 400, Bethesda, MD 20817, [email protected], 301-402-7895.

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