There are differences in importance within the scientific career arcs, for different work/life balance issues. And yes, the reason most presentations sponsored by your local post-doc association and/or academic society focus on child-bearing and child-rearing issues is because they are deemed most important.
So while you are feeling miffed at "yet another one focused on the family" try to keep your shit together.
Is it that you are genuinely unable to get the info you need from these or another source? Or is it that you are sitting there fuming about your *perception* that the world finds your issues unimportant or is "telling you" to reproduce? Because some of that is on you and you need to deal.
Can you really not generalize the points being made for your own situation? Elder care, spouse with disability, self with disability... sure, there are differences but there are also a lot of parallels. So take the baby-focused stuff and adjust it for your situation. Interpret!
Or is it that the world does not accept your issue of "balance" as being important?
"I can't go to that meeting, I have my first Ironman that weekend!"
"My pitbull needs walkies three times a day so I'll be missing for two hours at lunchtime"
yeah, good luck with that.
It is my personal opinion that the major disadvantage for females in
research science careers concerns how to arrange UNDIVIDED, UNINTERRUPTED,
FOCUSED TIME...sometimes, for protracted &/or unpredictable periods.
10. My own "solution" was to surrender custody of my children; however, I
am not recommending this choice to anyone else and know, from personal
experience, that this decision is one that most females are averse to
you know, in case you think *I* make outrageous statements or anything.....