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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Q and A

Friday, 10 May 2019

Source: University of Adelaide

Come to this public event on Wednesday 15 May where you can ask questions of leaders in research into Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), and learn more about treatments, latest research and care options.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a misunderstood disorder. It is linked to reproductive, metabolic and psychological dysfunction.

Researchers are making headway in understanding the causes and impacts of PCOS which affects about 10% of adolescents and women. Up to 70% of cases of the condition, which may have major and sometimes devastating health impacts, go undiagnosed.

Last year the Australian PCOS Centre for Research Excellence led the development and release of new international guidelines on the assessment and management of this disorder.

The PCOS Q&A
At this special event hosted by the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Research Institute and Healthy Development Adelaide, you will have the chance to ask questions of PCOS experts and advocates.

 

Speakers:
Professor Rob Norman AO
is Professor for Reproductive and Periconceptual Medicine at the University of Adelaide and is a subspecialist in reproductive medicine and endocrine biochemistry. He was the inaugural Director of the Robinson Research Institute and former Medical Director of Fertility SA. His major research contributions have been in IVF and reproductive endocrinology, particularly in PCOS. He is the Co-Director of the PCOS Centre for Research Excellence.

Professor Ray Rodgers (Chair) undertakes research in the area of female reproductive function, particularly ovarian function.

Professor Manny Noakes is former Director of the Nutrition and Health Program at CSIRO. She has over 35 years of experience in nutrition and health.

Dr Alexia Pena-Vargas is a Senior Lecturer at The University of Adelaide's Robinson Research Institute and a Paediatric Endocrinologist at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

Associate Professor Alice Rumbold is a public health researcher at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute and the University of Adelaide. Her research aims to re-orientate health resources, systems and policies to meet the needs of populations at most risk of experiencing poor health.

Tara Bridge is a consumer representative with SA health, and the Women's and Children's Health Network. She is a member of several committees, including the Peak Body consumer committee, and is chair of the Child and Family Health Centres (CaFHS) Consumer Committee

WHAT:    The PCOS Q and A 
WHERE:  Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences building, The University of Adelaide, North Terrace
WHEN:     5.30 - 7.00 pm, Wednesday 15 May 2019
COST:      Free — registration required

Media Contact:
Crispin Savage, Media Adviser, The University of Adelaide. Mobile: +61 (0)481 912 465, Email: crispin.savage@adelaide.edu.au