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September 2020

Saturday 26th September 2020: (11am-1pm) | PCOS Awareness Month: Perspectives on PolyCystic Ovary Syndrome | Register on Eventbrite via this link

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 by the University of Birmingham 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 difficulty discussing the condition with their family, friends and even healthcare professionals. Many women with PCOS also suffer from anxiety and depression. We believe it is important to raise awareness of, and open dialogue on, PCOS through wider public engagement and involvement activities. We hope you will join us to learn more about a lifelong condition which likely affects at least one woman in your life.

Our keynote speakers will each give a short presentation about their research and clinical experience involving women with PCOS. This will be followed by a question and answer panel discussion session with further PCOS experts – including lived experience representatives from charity partners Cysters and PCOS Vitality.

Attendees will have an opportunity to submit questions as part of the registration process and on the day itself. We hope you’ll be able to join us! Register now on Eventbrite