PCOS Awareness Symposium 2014 (PCOS-AS)

Organization: PCOS Challenge, Inc.

Venue: Lake Lanier Islands Resort

Location: Buford, Georgia, United States

Event Date/Time: Sep 21, 2014 / 9:00 am - (EST) End Date/Time: Sep 21, 2014 / 5:00 pm - (EST)
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The PCOS Awareness Symposium presented by PCOS Challenge, Inc. will feature some of the world's leading experts on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).    PCOS is one of the most critical, underserved, under-diagnosed and underfunded conditions affecting women's health. It is a complex hormonal, metabolic and reproductive disorder that affects one in 10 women of childbearing age. PCOS is a leading cause of infertility in women and a precursor for numerous life threatening related conditions including type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Women with PCOS are also at higher risk for obesity, severe depression, endometrial cancer and other cancers.   The PCOS Awareness Symposium will bring together clinicians, researchers, hundreds of women with PCOS and their supporters for a day of sharing experiences, insights and the latest updates about Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.   This important event will help women and girls affected by PCOS become proactive about their health and discover strategies and resources to overcome their symptoms and reduce their risk for life-threatening related diseases.    Some of the topics covered include:
  • PCOS Research Updates
  • Diet, Nutrition, Exercise and Lifestyle Management of PCOS
  • Naturopathic and Integrative Care Approaches to PCOS
  • PCOS in Teens and Adolescents: Early Diagnosis and Intervention
  • The PCOS-Diabetes Connection: Prevention and Management
  • Preventing Cardiovascular Diseases in PCOS
  • PCOS and Fertility
  • Managing the Psychological Impacts of PCOS
  • Dermatologic Implications of PCOS
  For more information and to register, visit the PCOS Challenge PCOS Awareness Symposium website.


7000 Lanier Islands Parkway
United States


PCOS Challenge, Inc.
931 Monroe Drive, NE
United States

Conference Speakers

  • Ricardo Azziz, MD, MPH, MBA

President, Georgia Regents University Chief Executive Officer, Georgia Regents Health System Senior Executive Director, Androgen Excess and PCOS Society Topic #1: Identifying and Addressing Practice Gaps in PCOS Topic #2: PCOS in Teens – Early Diagnosis and Intervention    

  • Andrea E. Dunaif, MD

Charles F Kettering Professor of Endocrinology & Metabolism Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University Topic: PCOS Research Updates    

  • Michael P. Diamond, MD

Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Georgia Regents University Associate Dean for Research, Medical College of Georgia Vice President for Clinical and Translational Sciences Topic: Addressing PCOS Diagnosis and Treatment Challenges    

  • Mark Perloe, MD

Medical Director, Georgia Reproductive Specialists Topic: Improving Fertility in Women with PCOS  

  • Angela Grassi, MS, RD, LDN

Founder, PCOS Nutrition Center Topic: PCOS Nutrition – Enjoying The Taste of Good Health    

  • Sasha Ottey, MHA, MT (ASCP)

Executive Director, PCOS Challenge, Inc. - One of the largest 501(c)(3) support and advocacy organizations for women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Executive Producer, PCOS Challenge Television Show Host and Producer, PCOS Challenge Radio Show Publisher, PCOS Challenge Magazine Topic: Support Resources for Women and Girls with PCOS    

  • Robert Ferguson, MS, CN

Chief Executive Officer, Diet Free Life, LLC Serves on the Presidential Task Force on Obesity for the National Medical Association Topic: Exercise for PCOS Metabolism and Better Health    

  • Hillary M. Wright, MEd, RD, LDN

Director of Nutrition, Domar Center for Mind/Body Health Topic: The PCOS-Diabetes Connection – Prevention and Management    

  • Gregory Pokrywka, MD, FACP, FNLA

Medical Director, Baltimore Lipid Center Topic: Preventing Cardiovascular Disease in Women with PCOS    

  • Gretchen Kubacky, PsyD

PCOS Clinical Psychologist Topic: Emotional Wellness and PCOS    


For more information on the PCOS Symposium speakers, please visit the PCOS Awareness Symposium website.

Additional Information

Sponsor and exhibitor opportunities available. For more information and to request a sponsorship proposal, visit the PCOS Challenge PCOS Awareness Symposium website.

Exhibits included

For more information on exhibitor opportunties, call (404) 855-7244 or visit the PCOS Challenge PCOS Awareness Symposium website.