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

Annual NIH Integrative Medicine and Women’s Health Webinar

(May 11, 2022, 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 wellness a priority by incorporating a healthy lifestyle, and for biomedical investigators to consider the importance of including sex as a biological variable in the design, analysis, and reporting of research.

The Trans-NIH Committee on Integrative Health hopes to contribute to the commemoration of this week by hosting an annual webinar, focusing on a variety of themes. The 2nd Annual Webinar will be held this year, on May 11, 2022, and address the topic of “Integrative Health Modalities for the Treatment & Relapse Prevention of Substance Use Disorders in Women.” This subject has been identified as one of high morbidity, and therefore high priority for further assessment in relevance to women’s health research.

All webinar’s sponsored by the Trans-NIH Committee on Integrative Health will bring together the world’s leading experts (domestic and international) in the field from government, academia, and the community. The goal will be to discuss evidence-based comprehensive integrative research and healthcare supporting women’s overall health and well-being, in order to improve the quality of life for all women, including those with cancer or those who have survived cancer. We are partnering with The NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH), the National Center for Complementary & Integrative Health (NCCIH), 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:

Farah Zia, M.D.

The Planning & Host Committee:

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