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2017 Women's Health Forum - Hormones: Do They Define Us?

April 21, 2017
Waltham Woods Conference Center
Massachusetts Medical Society, 860 Winter Street
Waltham, MA 02451-1411 
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The MMS and its Committee on Women in Medicine are pleased to present the 2017 Women's Health Forum - Hormones: Do They Define Us? 
This conference is provided by the Massachusetts Medical Society and its Committee on Women in Medicine in collaboration with the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women's Health and Gender Biology.
Click here to view the program agenda.
Join us for a networking and social session directly following the forum.
Activity Objectives:
After participating in this activity, you should be able to:
  • Summarize how normal and abnormal hormone regulation impact on the weight of women from puberty through later ages    
  • Recognize how certain endocrine disorders affect women disproportionately compared to men  
  • Determine how treatment of thyroid disease and thyroid cancer may differ for women depending on age and where they are in their reproductive life span
  • Assess how complications during pregnancy such as gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia affect maternal and child health after the postpartum period  
  • Explain how Estrogen and Progesterone hormones (and lack thereof) can affect metabolism in pubertal, mid-life and post-menopause in all women
  • Discern the role of leptin and insulin resistance in obesity
  • Identify the connection between stress and hormones
  • Understand the role of the adrenal gland in puberty and later years  
  • Describe what have we learned from the Women’s Health Initiative and how has evolving data and clinical practice changed in prescribing hormone replacement therapy  
  • Demonstrate how estrogen and other sex steroid hormones influence bone health throughout the lifespan
  • Discuss if hormones are protective against cardiac disease --or why do more women have myocardial infarctions  after menopause  
  • Determine the relationship between hormones and psychiatric disorders
  • Counsel transgender patients on hormonal treatment options
Accreditation Statement:
The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 
Registration Fees:
MMS Member Physicians: $279.00
Non-MMS Member Physicians: $558.00*
MMS Member Resident/Student/MMSA: Free
Non-MMS Member Resident/Student: $140.00
Advanced Care Practitioners/Other Health Care Professionals/Others: $223.00
*Join the MMS through 2017 and attend this program for the member price.  Call the MMS at 800-843-6356 for more information.
Registration Options:
To register online, click on the "Individual Registration" button above or call 800-843-6356.

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