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Register Now for the 2024 Magee-Womens Summit

November 13-14, 2024 | Pittsburgh, PA & Virtual



On November 13 and 14, 2024, scientific and clinical innovators will convene in person, and virtually, to discuss how women’s health and reproductive sciences should be transformed in the 21st century. As a premier meeting in women’s health, the Magee-Womens Summit harnesses cross-disciplinary innovations and paves the way for a new generation of visionary research.


The 2024 Magee-Womens Summit themes are The World Around Us, The World Within Us, and The World We Form. The Magee-Womens Summit features research, clinical, community, and policy-focused keynote talks and panel discussions.


Also included is the selection and announcement of the Magee Prize, a $1 million prize for collaborative and transformative research within women’s and reproductive sciences.


How does the environment shape human health, and how can we reimagine science and health care while preserving the world around us?


We will discuss how the ever-changing environment shapes our health, modifies our disease risk, and affects our general well-being, as well as new approaches and tools to improve human health in ways that protect our natural resources and do not pollute our environment.


What is our microbiome, how does it impact human health, and how might we modify it and use it to inform the future of disease prevention and health care?


We will provide a roadmap on the potential promises of microbiome research and women’s health. We will discuss how incorporating the microbiome into current concepts of human health and disease offers the potential to revolutionize the future of how we predict, prevent, diagnose, and treat illnesses in women and their progeny.

How can studying the transformation of simple cells to living organisms help us understand human development?


We will illuminate key stages in early human development, address novel systems to study developmental milestones, and discuss ways to better understand early health and disease trajectories that may offer new opportunities for diagnosis, treatment, and disease prevention, starting from the earliest stages of our lives.

Agenda at a Glance

November 13, Session 1

The World Around Us: The Environment

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Summit Opening, Setting the Stage

8:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Keynotes, Spotlight Talks, Panel 

11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
2021 Magee Prize Winners

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch + Networking with Vendors

November 13, Session 2

The World Within Us: The Microbiome

1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Keynotes, Spotlight Talks, Panel

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Break, Poster Session, Networking

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Magee Prize Dinner Celebration


November 14, Session 3

The World We Form: Cells to Babies
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Keynotes, Spotlight Talks, Keynotes, Panel

11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Closing Remarks

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch + Networking with Vendors


The Magee Prize

The Magee Prize was established in 2018 as a global award that catalyzes transformational research in women’s health and reproductive biology. It funds a collaborative team whose research could improve lives around the world. Based on a transdisciplinary collaboration between a Magee-Womens Research Institute scientist and researchers anywhere in the world, the Magee Prize provides funding support for two to three years.


The Magee Prize is made possible through a gift from the Richard King Mellon Foundation.


2021 Magee Prize Winner

2018 Magee Prize Winner

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Magee-Womens Research Institute

Bringing the Best Scientific Minds in Medicine and Research Together

Magee-Womens Research Institute is an interactive community of top-tier University of Pittsburgh researchers from diverse disciplines who work in partnership with academic clinicians at UPMC. Collectively with our colleagues in women’s health across the globe, our work will accelerate the pace of discovery and establish new benchmarks in every aspect of medical care around the world.


As world leaders in women’s health research, Magee-Womens is uniquely positioned to bring the scientific community together on a global stage. As researchers, as physicians — and as mothers and daughters, fathers and sons — we at Magee-Womens are dedicated to transformative science in women’s health research for the good of all humankind.


Magee-Womens Research Institute is committed to raising women's health research to the prominence it deserves by spearheading the creation of a global collaborative research ecosystem.