Society to Release Clinical Practice Guideline on Treating Menopausal Symptoms

October 05, 2015

Contact: Aaron Lohr
Chief Communications Officer
Phone: 202.971.3654
alohr@endocrine.org
Contact: Jenni Glenn Gingery
Associate Director, Communications and Media Relations
Phone: 202.971.3655
jgingery@endocrine.org

Virtual press conference features expert on treatments for symptoms of menopause including benefits, risks of menopausal hormone therapy

Washington, DC - During a virtual press conference on October 7, the Endocrine Society will share recommendations from its upcoming Clinical Practice Guideline on treatments for menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats.

Reporters who attend the webinar will receive an exclusive sneak peek at the Guideline before its public release. The Guideline, entitled “Treatment of Symptoms of the Menopause: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline,” will appear in the October 2015 print issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM), a publication of the Endocrine Society.

Developed by Endocrine Society menopause experts, the guideline provides recommendations on how to tailor treatments to suit a woman’s individual symptoms, health history and preferences and how to assess which women could consider menopausal hormone therapy. In 2002, a large government study called the Women’s Health Initiative study generated intense scrutiny on the practice of menopausal hormone therapy due to concerns about increased risk for blood clots, stroke, breast cancer and heart attacks. Since then, additional research has found the individual risk is lower in younger women who have recently gone through menopause, and varies based on a woman’s health history, age and other factors.

During the webinar, reporters will have an opportunity to pose questions to menopause expert Cynthia A. Stuenkel, MD, of the University of California, San Diego. She chaired the task force that authored the guideline.

Date:
October 7, 2015
11 -11:45 a.m. (ET)

The Guideline will be published online after the press conference concludes.

Media are invited to attend this event at no cost. Space is limited.

Register by sending an email to jgingery@endocrine.org. Registered reporters will receive log-in information for the virtual news conference.

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