“It’s vital that we raise awareness of what research is being done and why it’s important, whilst also inviting people to ask questions and share their own perspectives and priorities, especially those with lived experience of PCOS and their communities.”
All of our upcoming community and public engagement events will be listed here in order of which comes first. If you have an idea for a collaboration with us, get in touch!
PCOS Awareness Month
Wednesday 22nd of September 2021 at 6 pm GMT
Join members of the DAISy-PCOS leadership team for a light hearted discussion event which will explore what it feels like to manage PCOS symptoms whilst also navigating the attitudes and advice of others – who are not always so helpful! The event will have a focus on weight gain and excess facial hair, as well as the experiences of some women with South-Asian heritage. The event is however open to people of all backgrounds and it aims to be a safe space for sharing experiences and ways of coping.
Register now for No Thanks, Aunty! at tinyurl.com/w7vurme2
Saturday 25th September 2021 at 2.30pm BST (London UK) | 7pm IST (India) | 10.30am BRT (Brasil)
Join DAISy-PCOS and PCOS Club India for a collaborative event marking Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Awareness Month. Free. Online. Worldwide. All Welcome!
DAISy-PCOS and PCOS Club India are excited to be working together to raise awareness and open dialogue on PCOS this September. This 90 minute webinar will briefly introduce some of the latest PCOS research projects underway at the Institute of Metabolism & Systems Research, University of Birmingham . Including the national DAISy-PCOS programme lead by Professor Wiebke Arlt and funded through the generous support of the Wellcome Trust. For this year’s event we have decided to focus our main discussion on the topic of PCOS and Emotional Wellbeing – as we receive a lot of interest in this topic in particular. This event is suitable for anyone with an interest in knowing more about PCOS. You may have or suspect you have PCOS yourself or you may know others affected by it.
SIMBA PCOS (Saturday 18th September, 10am – 15:00pm)
SIMBA is delighted to organise the SIMBA PCOS event in September. SIMBA is a real-time simulation based medical training programme using WhatsApp® and Zoom®. This one-of-a-kind educational session is open to both doctors in training and patients with PCOS. SIMBA PCOS is the first virtual session to include participants from the general public. DAISy-PCOS is pleased to be a partner for this event, alongside charities and other learned organizations and societies.
As there are limited spaces and this is an intensive all day event, we need to ensure those who sign up can definitely commit to the training event. For this reason, members of the public should be nominated through one of the charities: Verity, PCOS Club India and PCOS Vitality. Please contact the charities for more information.
Medical professionals should register directly through SIMBA. Please note registration for medical professionals opens on August 26th and these events tend to fill up quickly, so please sign up early to avoid disappointment.
All participants will be guided through 4 clinical cases with the aim of bridging knowledge gaps in the management and diagnosis of PCOS. Find out more on the SIMBA website.
If you are interested in taking part in or knowing more about the research study itself, read our participation page:
If you want to contact us about events or engagement, contact our Community & Public Engagement Manager: