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.