Why You Should Attend the PCOS Awareness Weekend September 2018

PCOS weekend

September is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Awareness Month. And what better way to celebrate than to attend a full weekend of learning about PCOS and networking with your cysters. The PCOS Challenge: The National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association will be holding PCOS Awareness Weekend 2018 in Orlando, Florida on September 22ndand 23rd.  The weekend’s events include the sixth annual Southern Regional PCOS Awareness Symposium and the PCOS Challenge 5K Run/Walk.

PCOS is a genetic, hormonal, metabolic and reproductive disorder that affects 10-15% of women. It is one ofthe most critical, under-diagnosed, underfunded and neglected areas of health which can lead to life-long complications, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer.

The PCOS Awareness Symposium is the largest event globally dedicated to Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. The symposium brings together clinicians, researchers, hundreds of women with PCOS and their supporters for a day of sharing experiences, insights and the latest updates about the condition.

Join us to help spread awareness and help raise critical funding for PCOS research, education and support programs.

Who should attend the PCOS Awareness Weekend?

Women with PCOS and their families, significant others and friends.The PCOS symposium will help women and girls affected by PCOS become proactive about their health and discover strategies and resources to help overcome their symptoms and reduce their risk for life-threatening related diseases.

Medical, Scientific and Healthcare Professionals — The PCOS symposium will help improve competence in the field of PCOS and address seven identified education and practice gaps. The PCOS symposium will also help improve performance relating to quality of care for women and adolescents with PCOS and patient outcomes.

Anyone who wants to learn about PCOS!

What will be discussed?

A lot! Get ready for a day packed with cutting edge information in the areas of PCOS including:

  • Nutrition, Exercise and Lifestyle Management
  • Improving Fertility in Women with PCOS
  • Preventing Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes and Other Complications in
  • Women with PCOS
  • Creating a PCOS Treatment Plan
  • Integrative Care Approaches to PCOS
  • Hair and Skin Treatment Options for Women with PCOS
  • PCOS Awareness and Advocacy
    and more...

24 Reasons Why You Should Attend

  • 1

    Get cutting edge information from top PCOS experts in the field

    Including medical endocrinology, reproductive endocrinology, mental health experts, electrolysis and hair removal systems, health coaches, registered dietitians, PCOS advocates. Let’s just say you’ll get a rich assortment of brainpower!

  • 2

    Learn now to become your best health advocate.

    When you get cutting edge information, you’ll feel empowered when talking to your doctor to advocate to get the healthcare you deserve.

  • 3

    Network with others who have PCOS in a very supportive environment.

    Feel a connection to a community.

  • 4

    "Meet and share"

    "Meet and share" sessions where you will have an opportunity to share your experience and learn from others

  • 5

    Community and legislative advocacy sessions where you can learn how you can get involved and make a bigger difference in the fight against PCOS

  • 6

    Get goodie bags

  • 7

    Show off a teal colored outfit!

  • 8

    Get some exercise

    Get some exercise on Sunday by participating in the 5 K Bolt for PCOS walk/run. 

  • 9

    Learn about: How PCOS Challenge is Changing the Future for Women and Girls with PCOS

    by the Founder of PCOS Challenge, the one and only …
    Sasha Ottey, MHA, MT (ASCP)
    Executive Director, PCOS Challenge:
    The National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association

  • 10

    Learn about: PCOS Treatment: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach

    PCOS Challenge - The National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome support network for women. For more information, visit http://www.pcoschallenge.com

    Carmina Charles, MD
    Endocrinologist

    Florida Hospital Diabetes and Endocrine Center

  • 11

    Learn about: PCOS and Your Fertility

    Mark P. Trolice, MD, FACOG, FACS, FACE
    Director, Fertility CARE – The IVF Center

  • 12

    Learn about: PCOS Throughout a Woman’s Lifespan

    Katherine Sherif, MD
    Director, Jefferson Women’s Primary Care
    Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Medicine
    Thomas Jefferson University

  • 13

    Learn about: A Non-Diet Approach to Treating PCOS

    The PCOS Awareness Symposium will bring together clinicians, researchers and those directly affected by PCOS for a day of sharing experiences, insights and the latest updates about PCOS.

    Angela Grassi, MS, RD, LDN
    Founder, PCOS Nutrition Center

  • 14

    Learn about: An Integrative Approach to Care for Women and Girls with PCOS

    Fiona McCulloch, ND
    Founder, White Lotus Naturopathic Clinic

  • 15

    Learn about: The PCOS Microbiome: Gut Health for Overall Health

    Felice L. Gersh, MDMedical Director, Integrative Medical Group of Irvine

  • 16

    Learn about: The Empowered PCOS Mindset

    Amy Medling, CHC
    Founder, PCOS Diva

  • 17

    Learn about: PCOS and Your Mental Health: How to Improve Your Mood and Live a Happier, More Fulfilled Life

    Gretchen Kubacky, PsyD
    Clinical Psychologist

  • 18

    Learn about: Exercise for PCOS, Insulin Resistance and Mental Health

    Maria Horstmann, MBA, CPT, PNL1, IRC
    Founder, Be Fab – Be You LLC

  • 19

    Learn about: Hair Removal Options for Women with PCOS

    http://www.pcoschallenge.org/symposium | The PCOS Awareness Symposium presented by PCOS Challenge, Inc. features world leading experts on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Presentations cover PCOS research updates; fertility; nutrition; emotional wellness; prevention of cardiovascular disease and diabetes in women with PCOS; and more. This event brings 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.

    Mary Spivey-Just, CPE
    Delegate, American Electrology Association

  • 20

    Learn about: Topic: Practical Strategies for PCOS Friendly Nutrition

    Martha MckittrickMartha McKittrick, RD, CDE
    Martha McKittrick Nutrition

  • 21

    Featured Guest Panelist:

    http://www.pcoschallenge.org/symposium | The PCOS Awareness Symposium presented by PCOS Challenge, Inc. features world leading experts on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Presentations cover PCOS research updates; fertility; nutrition; emotional wellness; prevention of cardiovascular disease and diabetes in women with PCOS; and more. This event brings 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.

    Stefania Cattaneo, MS, RDN, PharmD
    Founder, Lotus Flower PCOS Nutrition Cent

  • 22

    Featured Guest Panelist:

    http://www.pcoschallenge.org | The PCOS Awareness Weekend, presented by PCOS Challenge, Inc. and hosted by Omega Phi Alpha National Service Sorority, includes the PCOS Awareness Symposium and PCOS 5K Fun Run/Walk. They are the largest events in the country dedicated to learning and awareness about Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.

    Ashley Levinson  (who is also an RN)  PCOS Advocate

  • 23

    Featured Guest Panelist:

    Shelby Eckard

  • 24

    Featured Guest Panelist:

    http://www.pcoschallenge.org | The PCOS Awareness Weekend, presented by PCOS Challenge: The National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association includes the PCOS Awareness Symposium at the Orlando Museum of Art and PCOS Challenge 5K Run/Walk at Loch Haven Park in Orlando, Floriday. The PCOS Challenge events are the largest in the country dedicated to learning and awareness about Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.

    Renetta DeBose

Register now 

The event fills up so register now.  In the past, there has been over 100 people on the waiting list! Here is the link

And if you need more convincing, watch this video!

Would love to hear from you if you are going!

4 Comments

  1. Gretchen Kubacky, Psy.D. on August 15, 2018 at 11:06 pm

    Looking forward to meeting you there, Martha! Honored to be presenting right along side you as well!

    • Martha Mckittrick RD on August 18, 2018 at 11:10 am

      Looking forward to meeting you finally! Will have read your book by then too 🙂

  2. Maria Horstmann on August 18, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    Great blog post. I looking forward to reconnecting with you at the event, Martha.

    • Martha Mckittrick RD on August 19, 2018 at 10:22 pm

      Can’t wait to see you there too! Are we going to do lunges in the restaurant again? 🙂

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