The Women in Global Health Research Initative hosts an annual symposium to convene female leaders in global health research. Our inaugural symposium in 2015 was held at Weill Cornell Medicine. The goal of this inaugural symposium was to gain consensus on the major challenges facing women in global health, and to identify strategies to begin addressing these challenges. Our symposium in 2019 highlighted research on women’s global health issues and had a dedicated session to establish policies and programs around the world to retain women in academic global health careers.

We are now hosting a scientific conference on April 28, 2020 highlighting new research on women’s global health issues. Abstracts which focus on the following topics will be given priority:

  • Research in pregnant women, adolescents, and other special populations
  • Gender-based violence
  • Sex differences in research
  • Women’s health and non-communicable diseases

We are accepting abstracts until February 28, 2020 at 5:00pm EST. 

Visit our website to learn more about this conference and our other events. 


WCMC Steering Committee with Dr. Jeanne McDermott, NIH Fogarty Program Officer


Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Global Health 402 East 67th Street, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10065 Phone: (646) 962-8140 Fax: (646) 962-0285