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Re-imagine the future of women's health

The 2021 Magee-Womens Summit will convene scientific and clinical innovators, virtually and in person, to discuss ideas that may transform women’s health and reproductive biology in the 21st century. As a premier international meeting on women’s health, the Summit will harness cross-disciplinary innovations to pave the way for a new generation of visionary research.

Magee Summit

Brought to you by Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI), an interactive community of top-tier University of Pittsburgh researchers from diverse disciplines who work together with clinicians at UPMC, the Summit’s goal is to bring together experts in reproductive sciences and women’s health from around the globe. The centerpiece of the Summit will be the awarding of the Magee Prize, a $1 million prize for a transformative, collaborative research within the fields of early human development, women’s health and reproduction.

In 2018, the inaugural Summit brought together more than 500 attendees from 16 different countries to discuss complexities surrounding women’s health on a global scale. Scientists, clinicians and industry experts joined influential policymakers and prominent health advocates to exchange information and ideas intended to focus on women’s health research as a scientific priority across multiple disciplines. It gave researchers the opportunity to showcase their work and share ideas for potential collaboration. It gave a voice to patients, and it launched an international conversation on topics that could influence human health across the lifespan.

For more information on previous events, please review the 2018 Magee-Womens Summit Recap.

 In 2021, the Summit will explore Healthy Beginnings, Shaping Metabolism and Healthy Minds Through Transition. A clinical track for continuing medical education (CME) credits is also included. The Summit will discuss women’s health from a variety of angles, including basic and clinical research, women’s health advocacy, social justice and diversity, and the effect the COVID-19 pandemic is having around the world. The second Magee Prize will be awarded on the evening of May 26th.

Our 2021 Summit schedule is informed by MWRI researchers, clinical leaders at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital, researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and our Advisory group. These entities work in concert to bridge laboratory discoveries and clinical innovation. With a focus on improving the health of humankind around the world, the 2021 Summit will build upon conversations started in 2018 with the goal of inspiring the next generation of visionary women’s health research. 

About Magee-Womens Research Institute

As the largest institute in the United States devoted to women’s health and reproductive biology, Magee-Womens Research Institute is an interactive community of top-tier researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and physician-scientists from diverse disciplines who work with clinicians at UPMC, an integrated global health care enterprise.

With partnerships in more than 20 countries, we focus on expanding our understanding of reproductive biology and women’s health and translating discovery into diagnostics, treatment and disease prevention that promote wellness around the world.

About our Partners

Located right across the street from MWRI, UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital is proud to be nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report for excellence in gynecology. As one of the nation’s top hospitals specializing in women, Magee combines a wealth of specialty services with a traditional focus on

gynecologic and obstetric services. A full-service hospital, Magee offers services for both men and women including cardiology, geriatrics, urology, bone and joint, bariatric surgery and spine surgery, to name just a few.

Located right across the street from MWRI, UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital is proud to be nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report for excellence in gynecology. As one of the nation’s top hospitals specializing in women, Magee combines a wealth of specialty services with a traditional focus on gynecologic and obstetric services. A full-service hospital, Magee offers services for both men and women including cardiology, geriatrics, urology, bone and joint, bariatric surgery and spine surgery, to name just a few.

A world-renowned integrated health care provider and insurer, Pittsburgh-based UPMC is inventing new models of accountable, cost-effective, patient-centered care. It provides more than $900 million a year in benefits to its communities, including care to the region’s most vulnerable citizens at a level that exceeds any other health care institution. 

 

As Pennsylvania’s largest nongovernmental employer, with more than 87,000 employees,

UPMC  is comprised of more than 40 hospitals; more than 700 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites; an internal division and an enterprises division. 

 

A passion for innovation lies at the heart of UPMC’s success. UPMC’s unique strategy of combining clinical and research excellence with business-like discipline translates into high-quality care for western Pennsylvanians and the global community.

A world-renowned integrated health care provider and insurer, Pittsburgh-based UPMC is inventing new models of accountable, cost-effective, patient-centered care. It provides more than $900 million a year in benefits to its communities, including care to the region’s most vulnerable citizens at a level that exceeds any other health care institution. 

 

As Pennsylvania’s largest nongovernmental employer, with more than 87,000 employees, UPMC is comprised of more than 40 hospitals; more than 700 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites; an internal division and an enterprises division. 

 

A passion for innovation lies at the heart of UPMC’s success. UPMC’s unique strategy of combining clinical and research excellence with business-like discipline translates into high-quality care for western Pennsylvanians and the global community.

Founded in 1787, the University of Pittsburgh, is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. Pitt faculty members and alumni have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, led the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine strives to improve the health and well-being of individuals and populations through cutting-edge biomedical research, innovative educational programs,

and leadership in academic medicine in a culture of diversity and inclusiveness. The school is currently ranked among the top 10 nationwide in federal grant and contract support. An interdisciplinary curriculum, physician-investigator fellowship training program, the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute, McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Institute for Precision Medicine, and UPMC Hillman Cancer Center keep the school at the forefront of progress in education, research, and innovation.

Founded in 1787, the University of Pittsburgh, is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. Pitt faculty members and alumni have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, led the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine strives to improve the health and well-being of individuals and populations through cutting-edge biomedical research, innovative educational programs, and leadership in academic medicine in a culture of diversity and inclusiveness. The school is currently ranked among the top 10 nationwide in federal grant and contract support. An interdisciplinary curriculum, physician-investigator fellowship training program, the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute, McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Institute for Precision Medicine, and UPMC Hillman Cancer Center keep the school at the forefront of progress in education, research, and innovation.