This September, the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research (IMSR) is pleased to invite you to a free, public webinar to mark PCOS Awareness Month.
PolyCystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) affects at least 1 in 10 women worldwide and commonly causes irregular periods and difficulties trying to conceive. Previous research at the IMSR by Professor Wiebke Arlt and colleagues has found that women with PCOS also have an increased risk of metabolic disease, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.
Yet despite the metabolic underpinnings and prevalence of PCOS in society, women with PCOS still often experience stigma and shame, with many reporting difficulties discussing the condition with their family, friends and even healthcare professionals. We believe it is important to raise awareness of PCOS through wider public engagement and we hope you will join us to learn more about a lifelong condition which likely affects at least one woman in your life.
We have a fantastic international line-up of researcher-clinicians and lived experience advocates. For full details and to register for the September 26th event, visit our Eventbrite page.
About our IMSR Speakers:
Professor Wiebke Arlt, Director of the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research (IMSR) and the William Withering Chair of Medicine, University of Birmingham
Professor Shakila Thangaratinam, Co-Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Global Women’s Health, a Centre of Excellence based in the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research, University of Birmingham
IMSR is pleased to welcome our guest keynote speaker:
Professor Helena Teede, Director of Monash Centre for Health Research Implementation and Executive Director of Monash Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre
IMSR is thrilled to also welcome additional guest panellists including:
Professor Elisabet Stener-Victorin, Professor of Reproductive Endocrinology & Metabolism, Karolinska Institute
Professor Bulent Yildiz, Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine
Neelam Heera, CEO of Cysters.
Maureen Busby, CEO of PCOS Vitality
Dr Punith Kempegowda, Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellow and Specialist Registrar in Endocrinology, Diabetes and General Internal Medicine [Punith is also based at the IMSR]