October 25, 2017

2017 Annual BIRCWH Meeting - Building Interdisciplinary
Research Careers in Women’s Health

by NIH Office of Research on Women's Health

Registration for the 2017 Annual BIRCWH Meeting is closed.

See Agenda  (PDF - 657.2KB)


The NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) invites you to attend the 2017 Annual BIRCWH Meeting on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at the Natcher Conference Center, main campus in Bethesda, MD.

The conference will provide a forum for young investigators, their mentors, and other research scientists to meet and present their research results, engage in mentoring and networking activities. (agenda will be provided)

Please be sure to register for this exciting conference and to hear leaders in the field discuss important topics related to the advancement of women in biomedical careers, including:

* Plenary Session, Keynote Address, and Poster Session
* Mentoring Sessions with NIH institutes, centers, and offices

Conference Venue

William H. Natcher Conference Center, Building 45 
National Institutes of Health
45 Center Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892

The William H. Natcher Conference Center, Building 45, is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and is located on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD, approximately 5 miles from Washington D.C.


All visitors must enter the NIH campus through the NIH Gateway Center, located adjacent to the Medical Center Metro Station at the South Drive entrance to campus from Rockville Pike / Wisconsin Avenue (Route 355). You will be asked to submit to a vehicle or personal inspection. Visitors will be required to show one (1) form of identification (a government-issued photo ID-driver's license, passport, green card, etc.) and to state the purpose of their visit.

Please note: visitor parking is limited at NIH. Visitors are encouraged to use public transportation such as the Metrorail subway system which has a convenient stop (Medical Center) on the NIH campus. Visit the "Metro" site  for information on fares and schedules.
For visitors arriving in vehicles, on motorcycles or bicycles, the Gateway Vehicle Inspection Station (Building 66A), provides multiple inspection lanes and allows visitors to go through inspection and get a visitor badge in one centralized, efficient process. Vehicles enter the Gateway Center complex through a new roadway, "NIH Gateway Drive," just south of the intersection of the previous visitor entrance at South Drive and Rockville Pike. Vehicles that choose to bypass parking in MLP-11 will go through inspection and enter campus at Center Drive near the National Library of Medicine. (See Gateway Map)
Visit the NIH Visitor’s Center for more information about the NIH security process, visitor’s parking, and parking fares. 


Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the event should contact

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NIH Office of Research on Women's Health

Organizer of Evidence-Based Innovations to Support Women in Biomedical Research Careers

The Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) is part of the Office of the Director of National Institutes of Health (NIH). ORWH works in partnership with the 27 NIH Institutes and Centers to ensure that women’s health research is part of the scientific framework at the NIH—and throughout the scientific community. 

For more information, visit the ORWH website: