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PCOS Awareness Symposium 2016 - Philadelphia, presented by PCOS Challenge, Inc. and Thomas Jefferson University, features world leading experts on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.
PCOS is a genetic, hormonal, metabolic and reproductive disorder that affects 10% of women of reproductive age. It is the leading cause of female infertility and has devastating effects on women's and girls' self esteem and social development due to symptoms including excess facial hair growth, acne, hair loss, depression and obesity. Women with PCOS constitute the largest group of women at risk for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. The National Institutes of Health estimates that 50% of women with PCOS will become diabetic or pre-diabetic by age 40. Some studies have also shown women with PCOS to be at higher risk for suicide as well as endometrial, ovarian and breast cancer.
The PCOS symposium brings together clinicians, researchers and hundreds of PCOS patients for a day of sharing experiences, insights and the latest updates about the condition. The PCOS symposium helps healthcare professionals treating patients and those affected by PCOS learn more about the condition, treatment options and how to minimize related health risks. The PCOS symposium helps to improve competence in the field of PCOS, quality of care for women with the condition and patient outcomes.
Some of the topics covered include:
- PCOS Nutrition, Exercise and Lifestyle Management
- Improving Fertility in Women with PCOS
- Preventing Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes and Other Complications in Women with PCOS
- Creating a PCOS Treatment Plan
- Integrative Care Approaches to PCOS
- Managing the Psychological Impacts of PCOS
- Hair and Skin Treatment Options for Women with PCOS
- PCOS in Adolescents: Early Diagnosis and Intervention
- Understanding PCOS Genetics
- PCOS Awareness and Advocacy
This event is $40 for patients, supporters and medical students. Check website for healthcare professional ticket pricing.
Sponsor and exhibitor opportunities available.
For more information and to register, visit the PCOS Awareness Symposium website.