Patients and health professionals demand more visibility on women's hormonal disorders





The first Women Hormonal Summit has wanted to normalize and give visibility to female hormone diseases and disorders, combining the testimonies of first-person patients, together with information the knowledge of renowned professionals from each area, including gynecologists, obstetricians, midwives and representatives of important professional associations and working groups

More than 500 users have attended the first Women Hormonal Summit, a meeting between patients and health professionals that took place online on March 10 and 11. Throughout their conferences, workshops and networking, the event has focused on different disorders of women, through all their vital stages, from childhood to menopause, combining papers on the latest scientific research with the personal experiences of first-person patients.


Among the main conclusions of the meetings is the finding that the relationship between professionals and patients is moving towards a relationship of equal to, even though a Call for patients to participate and expose their voice in places where up to now they could not, as in clinical committees, and the importance of disclosure and communication in these areas, to improve not only physical well-being but also mental health, and to make informed decisions.

The project, co-organized by the Women 360° Congress, a health, well-being and business platform for women, and Carla Romagosa, a nutrition specialist and an expert on menopause, has been sponsored by AdSalutem, Capenergy, Dhaneo, Donna Plus, Gravida, Gynea, Kern Pharma, Clinics Inneo, Leti Fem, Laboratory Nutergia, Nutribiotics, Laboratoire PiLeJe, Seid Lab, Vitae Health Innovation and women’s CD. In addition, he has collaborated with the Spanish Association for the Study of Menopause (AEEM), the College of Doctors of Barcelona, DIATROS, Doctoral, the Institute of Continuous Training-IL3, Foment del Treball, the Instituto Palacios, Dra. Miriam Al Adib Gynaecology, the Riera Bartra Institute and the Dona de Sabadell Institute.

After the welcome of Rosa Cuscó, Director and Founder of Women 360° Congress, and Carla Romagosa, Anna Sabadell, IL3-UB Manager, moderated the inaugural debate, focused on the progress, bias and autonomy in women ' s health management, with the participation of the Dr. Cristina Martínez, Corporate Manager ASSIR Catalunya; Dr. Elvira Bisbe, First Vice President of COMB; Dr. Ma Jesús Cancelo, Vice President of the SEGO; Dr. Francisco Carmona, Scientific Director of Women’s CD; and Patricia Ripoll, a user and expert patient in migraine. Laura Sagnier, a specialist and researcher at Market Intelligence, then described the results of an investigation carried out between 2400 women in Spain.

Dr Bisbe, Coordinator of Anemia Working Group Spain, explained that “anemia, very common in women before the age of 50, is often underestimated and undertreated.” For his part, Dr. Carmona focused on endometriosis, stressing the importance of having specialized professionals in this regard and their training and research. The table, which had testimonies of patients of treated diseases and disorders, closed with Silvia Agramunt, a gynaecologist at Hospital del Mar, who addressed the causes of amenorrea and its current protocols.


During the workshops of the first day, Pilar Sánchez Jaime, CEO of Capenergy, showed new technologies that help improve specific problems of pelvic soil, at times like postpartum or in cases of endometriosis. Meanwhile, Alexandra Henríquez, gynaecologist and obstetrician at the Quirón hospital in Pozuelo de Alarcón, spoke of active cell nutrition; and the Sari Arponen, PhD in Biomedical Sciences by the UCM, showed the usefulness of Omegas 3 in fertility and pregnancy. The workshops were sponsored by Capenergy, Nutergia and Dhaneo respectively. Artículos de danza y ballet

At the second table of the day, Dr. Ana Fernandez, a neurologist specializing in sleep disorders at AdSalutem Sueño Institute, explained the prevalence of this type of problem, at a conference sponsored by AdSalutem. Then Dr. Anna Galindo, a specialist in human assisted reproduction and Medical Director in Gravida, spoke about the preservation and planning of pregnancy in her speech, sponsored by Gravida, and Dr. Montserrat Espuña, Head of the Uroginecology Unit at the Institute of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Clinical Hospital in Barcelona, spoke of the prolapse in the postpartum, counting on the personal testimony of the journalist and patient Carla Lladó.

Transition to menopause. Menopause and Golden Age
The second day of the Summit was also articulated around two discussion tables. The first one, presented and moderated by Nicolás Mendoza Ladrón de Guevara, President of the Spanish Association for the Study of Menopause, had Dr. Susan Judas, a resident physician of Family and Community Medicine, who explained the outreach project focused on the Medicine Slow Revolution, a health and lifestyle outreach platform with an evolutionary perspective; and with Dr. Frederic Llordachs, co-founder of Ph.D.A., who showed the experience of this tool to develop and implement the online consultation when the confining began due to the Covid-19, thus carrying out 584 million visits worldwide in 2020.

Next, Dr. Francesc Fàbregues, of the Assisted Reproduction Unit of the Clinical Hospital of Barcelona, spoke of the recovery of ovarian function in women with premature menopause; and Dr. Ma Jesús Cancelo, gynaecologist and obstetrician and Vice-President of SEGO, explained how to address the need for contraception in the transition to menopause; and Dr. Rafael Sánchez-Borrego, gynecologist and obstetrician, Director of the Diatros Clinic, focused on the benefits of natural hormones during menopause.

The workshops of the second day focused on the possibilities of cymicifuga as treatment for perimenopausia, by Carla Romagosa and Nicolás Mendoza, a workshop sponsored by Donnaplus of Ordesa laboratories; another on nutrition and supplements in menopause, by Dr. Helena Rutllant, a nutrition specialist at the Corachán Clinic, sponsored by Vitae Health Innovation. Aleix Pérez Villagrasa. a pharmacist and trainer at Laboratoire PiLeje, focused on the “inner-brainerary axis”, sponsored by Pileje. And the last workshop, sponsored by Leti Fem, analyzed the intimate care of the woman, in every vital phase of the woman, by the hand of the matron Maria Carmen Manresa Lopez at the Hospital Clinic in Santiago.

The last table of the Women Hormonal Summit had Dr. Santiago Palacios, Director of the Palacios Institute, who addressed the genitourinary syndrome of menopause and its current treatments through the experience of the patient Mercé Sesé; with Dr. Miriam Al Adib Mendiri, gynaecologist and obstetrician, who explained the relationship between insulin resistance and estrogendependent diseases during menopause, and with Dr. Sonia Sánchez, gynaecologist and obstetrician at the University Hospital General de Catalunya and the Centre Mèdic GINAC, which presented the ‘Project Scarlet’, a study on sexuality in menopause in women who have sex with women.

Patients and health professionals demand more visibility on women

Patients and health professionals demand more visibility on women's hormonal disorders

The first Women Hormonal Summit has wanted to normalize and give visibility to female hormone diseases and disorders, combining the testimonies of first-person





Patients and health professionals demand more visibility on women
Patients and health professionals demand more visibility on women

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