Researchers and trainees from all areas of women's health and health equity research will converge on Thursday, October 15, 2015, for the annual UW Women’s Health and Health Equity Research Lecture and Symposium, which will showcase basic, clinical, and translational science, epidemiology, health disparities and social sciences, health services, and health policy work at UW-Madison and beyond. Florence P. Haseltine, PhD, MD, a biophysicist, reproductive endocrinologist, journal editor, novelist, inventor, and advocate for women's health, will deliver the keynote lecture entitled, “Where We Were and Where We Are! 30 Years of Scientific Debate.”

The event will take place at the UW-Madison Health Sciences Learning Center, room 1306, 750 Highland Avenue, from 8 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 15. Attendance is free and open to all interested parties.

Trainees and students are encouraged to submit abstracts, either for works in progress or completed studies. We welcome abstract submissions from all areas of women's health and health equity research. Please limit each abstract to 300 words, and feel free to submit more than one abstract.

Abstracts should be submitted to Gloria Frane ( no later than Friday, September 18, 2015. If you have any questions about the abstract submission process, please contact Gloria Frane, 608-417-4212.

Download the complete call for abstracts.

View last year's keynote lecture on misogyny and women's health by David Grimes, MD.

Photos from last year's symposium: