Annual Integrative Medicine and Women’s Health Speaker Series (Overview)

Annual NIH Integrative Medicine and Women’s Health Webinar

(May 13, 2021, 10 a.m.-4:00 p.m. EST)


A week-long health observance, National Women’s Health Week (NWHW) begins on Mother’s Day each year. It is a reminder for women to make their health a priority by incorporating a healthy lifestyle, and for biomedical researchers to consider the importance of women’s health research, as well as sex or gender as potential biological variables.

The NCI-NIH Integrative Medicine Course (IM) and Trans-NIH Integrative Medicine Course Organizing Committee is hosting a first-ever "Annual NIH Integrative Medicine and Women’s Health Webinar" in conjunction with the IM course, during NWHW, on May 13, 2021. This webinar will bring together the world’s leading experts (domestic and international) in the field from government, academia, and the community, to discuss evidence-based comprehensive integrative research and healthcare supporting women’s overall health and well-being, and improving the quality of life for patients, including those with cancer. We are partnering with The NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health and The NIH Pain and Palliative Care Service for a unified approach to increasing women’s health awareness at the NIH.


  • Education: provide time-sensitive and evidence-based scientific information, utilizing expert speakers from academia, government, and the community.
  • Research: assess the current state of the science, identify research gaps and opportunities, regarding future research needs for investigation among diverse research communities.

For further information or questions about the webinar, contact:
Ann Berger, M.D., Dan Xi, Ph.D., and Farah Zia, M.D.

The planning committee:

Trans-NIH Integrative Medicine Training Course Organizing Committee:

Ann Berger, M.D. (CC/NIH)
Terry Moody, Ph.D. (NCI/NIH)
David Shurtleff, Ph.D. (NCCIH/NIH)
Dan Xi, Ph.D. (NCI/NIH)
Farah Zia, M.D. (NCI/NIH)