5 Reasons To Attend A PCOS Symposium


PCOS Challenge, a non-profit organization for polycystic ovary syndrome has started its PCOS Awareness Symposium tour across America. This event features informative presentations from top PCOS experts. If you’re lucky enough to have one of their events near you, here’s 5 reasons not to miss it. Events sell out fast, so don’t wait to register.​

1. Learn About PCOS

There’s no better way to learn about PCOS than from the most knowledgeable professionals in the field.

At the PCOS Awareness Symposium, you will get up-to-date information from some of the World's Top PCOS experts. These professionals include physicians, researchers, nurses, psychologists, registered dietitian nutritionists, as well as experts in hair removal and fertility, all of whom work with women with PCOS on a regular basis.

Not only will you hear life-saving advice from these experts, but you will also get a chance to ask them your own burning questions and listen to panel discussions. Below is list of recent topics presented at the PCOS Awareness Symposium in Philadelphia:​

  • PCOS Awareness and Advocacy
  • Understanding PCOS and Its Diagnosis
  • PCOS Nutrition: Enjoying the Taste of Health
  • Emotional Wellness in Women with PCOS
  • Improving Fertility in Women with PCOS
  • Hair Removal Options for Women with PCOS
  • Creating a PCOS Treatment Plan
  • PCOS Health: Risks and Management
  • Fertility Preservation and Egg Freezing
  • Integrative Care for PCOS
  • PCOS in Adolescents: Early Detection and Intervention
  • Couples Therapy: Managing PCOS Relationship Challenges
  • PCOS-Diabetes Connection: Preventing Stroke,
  • Kidney Disease, Liver Disease and Other Complications
  • Advancements in PCOS Research
  • Eating Disorders and PCOS

2. Spread PCOS Awareness

PCOS is the most common endocrine disorder among women of childbearing ages, affecting an average of 10% of the female population.

Yet, this condition is often overlooked by professionals and receives less than .1% of financial support. If left undetected, PCOS can lead to serious long-term complications such as infertility, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome as well as cardiovascular disease.

Joining together as a group to show support for PCOS, raises much needed awareness for the condition. This awareness spreads not just to family members and friends but reaches out to the health care field, insurance providers, and the community. PCOS Awareness Symposiums that are well attended, get noticed by the media. Click here to view a TV news segment by 6ABC in Philadelphia.

3. Get Support

One of the many benefits of attending a symposium for PCOS is that there is numerous resources all in one place to help you manage your PCOS. For instance, if you have been thinking about working with a nutritionist to improve your eating or help with weight loss, you can talk to one about scheduling a nutrition counseling session at the event.

Likewise, if you are looking for a new physician, there are many you hear speak to determine who is right for you. Interested in laser hair removal and want to know the cost and what’s involved? There’s someone there to help you with that too.

4. Meet New Friends

If you suffer from PCOS, you may feel isolated and alone, as if no one else can understand your symptoms and pain. At a PCOS Awareness Symposium, you will be among hundreds of other women with the condition who do understand. You won’t feel alone anymore!

5. Get Free Stuff!

Without the support of sponsors, PCOS Awareness Events would not be able to take place. As an added bonus for attending a PCOS Symposium, you will have the opportunity to get free stuff through raffles and giveaways from generous sponsors. Examples include free nutrition counseling sessions, PCOS books and supplements, and hair and skin treatments.

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