Agenda and Sessions

Join us for a program designed to educate across disciplines, spark collaboration, and promote innovation in practice. FWGBD 2022 will bring together over 300 healthcare providers across disciplines -- all dedicated to improving the care of women and girls with blood disorders. From engaging keynote speakers to in-depth breakout discussions, the program will provide a mix of "a-ha" moments and practical ideas you can take home. And because we know that the value of the conference doesn’t just take place in the meeting rooms, the agenda features ample time to connect with peers in the spaces in between and through lunches, receptions and roundtables.

FWGBD 2022 will be held on Saturday, September 24, and Sunday, September 25, with the conference concluding mid-day on Sunday. A Welcome Reception will be held on Friday evening, September 23, 2022 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm for those who have arrived early and wish to join us. 

NOTE: If you are part of the WGBD or WGSCD Learning Action Networks, the LANs will host their meetings on Friday, September 23, 2022. LAN members will need to register separately for these meetings. Contact Elizabeth Kearns at for more information.


Friday, September 23, 2022


06:00 PM - 08:00 PM     Registration Open

06:00 PM - 08:00 PM     Welcome Reception in Knowledge Center/Exhibit Hall

Saturday, September 24, 2022

06:30 AM - 05:00 PM  REGISTRATION OPEN (Knowledge Center/Exhibit Hall)
07:00 - 08:00 AM Breakfast (Knowledge Center/Exhibit Hall)
08:00 - 08:15 AM 


  • Founding FWGBD President: Dr. Andra H. James, MD, MPH
  • Conference Co-Chairs: Dr. Kristina Haley, DO, MCR and Dr. Ware Branch, MD 
08:15 - 09:45 AM


PLENARY I: Management of Pain
  • Janice Bacon, MD
  • Stacey Missmer, ScD
  • Susan Kahn, MD, MSc
  • Deva Sharma, MD, MS
  • Andrea Roe, MD, MPH
09:45 - 10:15 AM  Coffee Break (Knowledge Center/Exhibit Hall)
10:15 - 11:45 AM

PLENARY II: Barriers to Clinical Trial Participation and Research for Women and People of Color with Blood Disorders

  • Roshni Kulkarni, MD
  • Melissa Creary, PhD, MPH
  • Biree Andemariam, MD
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

"Best of HTRS and FWGBD" Networking Lunch

Sponsored by Genentech

  • This “speed networking” event features seven (7) discussion tables
  • Each table will be moderated by a joint HTRS/FWGBD member or a FWGBD LAN member, who will lead attendees in thought-provoking discussion of hemostasis and thrombosis topics
  • Every 15-minutes, attendees will rotate to a new table to engage in a new discussion with other moderators
  • Buffet lunch will be served

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11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Lunch Served for attendees in Knowledge Center/Exhibit Hall
01:00 - 01:15 PM Break 
01:15 - 02:15 PM

Concurrent Workshop Sessions I

Workshop A: Shared Decision Making

  • Angela C. Weyand, MD
  • Maureen K. Baldwin, MD, MPH

Workshop B: Why Am I Bleeding Like This? 

  • James W. Curtis, Jr., DMD
  • Janice Bacon, MD
02:15 - 02:30 PM Break
02:30 - 03:30 PM

SPECIAL SESSION: Healthcare Providers as Advocates for Reproductive Healthcare

  • Maureen K. Baldwin, MD, MPH
  • Kristyn Brandi, MD, MPH, FACOG
  • Andrea H. Roe, MD, MPH
03:30 - 04:00 PM Coffee Break (Knowledge Center/Exhibit Hall)
04:00 - 05:15 PM

PLENARY III: Thrombosis and Hemostasis in the Gender Non-Conforming Populations

  • Nancy Sokkary, MD
  • Eric Mullins, MD
  • Jean Connors, MD
05:15 - 06:00 PM Break
06:00 - 09:00 PM
  • FWGBD 2022 Mixer (Knowledge Center/Exhibit Hall)
  • Keynote Speaker and Dinner (Doors open at 7:00 PM)

Sunday, September 25, 2022

07:00 - 11:30 AM REGISTRATION OPEN (Knowledge Center/Exhibit Hall)
07:00 - 08:00 AM Breakfast (Knowledge Center/Exhibit Hall)
08:00 - 09:00 AM

Concurrent Workshop Sessions II

Workshop A: Management of Breakthrough Bleeding Across the Lifespan

  • Allison P. Wheeler, MD, MSCI
  • Patricia S. Huguelet, MD
  • Claudia Borzutzky, MD

Workshop B: Menstrual Management and Reproductive Healthcare of Adolescents and Women with Disabilities: Case-based learning 

  • Meera Chitlur, MD
  • Elisabeth Quint, MD
09:00 - 09:30 AM Break
10:00 AM Knowledge Center/Exhibit Hall Closes - Breakdown
09:30 - 11:45 AM

PLENARY IV: Addressing Key Issues in the Management of Pregnancy for Women with Bleeding and Clotting Disorders

  • Bethany Samuelson Bannow, MD
  • Andra H. James, MD, MPH
  • Homa Ahmadzia, MD, MPH
  • Arthur Vaught, MD
  • Jerome Federspiel, MD, PhD
  • Ware Branch, MD
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM Conference Adjourns

Continuing Education


In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Cine-Med and the Foundation for Women & Girls with Blood Disorders. Cine-Med is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Cine-Med designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity provides 9.5 contact hour for nurses.  

Other Healthcare Professionals
All other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for activities designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, consult your professional licensing board.

Note: The conference is designed for medical professionals. Due to space constraints, registration is limited to healthcare providers who serve women and girls with blood disorders.  

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