by: ASRM Offiice of Public Affairs
Published in ASRM Bulletin Volume 14, Number 51
The Office of Disease Prevention and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at NIH will co-sponsor an Evidence-based Methodology Workshop on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) on December 3-5, 2012. ASRM is pleased to join as a Supporter of this workshop.
PCOS is a hormone disorder that affects approximately 5 million reproductive-aged women in the U.S. Women with PCOS have difficulty becoming pregnant due to hormone imbalances that cause or result from altered development of ovarian follicles.
In 1990, the NIH held a conference on PCOS to create both a working definition of the disorder and diagnostic criteria. The outcome of that conference served as a standard for researchers and clinicians for more than a decade. In 2003, a consensus workshop developed new diagnostic criteria. The 2012 NIH Evidence-based Methodology Workshop on PCOS will seek to clarify these newly developed criteria as well as other topics relating to PCOS, including causes, predictors, consequences, prevention, and treatment. At the workshop, invited experts will discuss the body of evidence and attendees will have opportunities to provide comments during open discussion periods. After weighing the evidence, an unbiased, independent panel will prepare a report that summarizes the workshop and identifies future research priorities.
There is no fee to attend the workshop. For more information and to register, please visit http://prevention.nih.gov/workshops/2012/pcos/default.aspx.
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