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Scientific Roundtable: Evidence-Based Benefits/Risks of Hormone Therapy to Specific Disease Outcomes

On November 30, 2012, SWHR convened an international group of preeminent researchers to examine the evidence for and against menopausal hormone therapy, and provide directions for future research. This roundtable was a closed meeting, but SWHR has provided a summary report of the meeting and press release, detailing the key findings and consensus statements of roundtable participants.

The researchers were organized into five important subgroups: cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's disease and cognitive aging, osteoporosis, cancer, and quality of life. Each subgroup will come prepared with the following:

  • Best level of evidence
  • Risks relative to endpoints
  • Future research recommendations

The following researchers attended the meeting:

  • Sanjay Asthana, MD, Director, Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC), University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Jane Cauley, DrPH, Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh
  • J. Chris Gallagher, MD, Director, Bone Metabolism Unit, Creighton University
  • S. Mitchell Harman, MD, PhD, Director and President, Kronos Longevity Research Institute
  • Victor Henderson, MD, Professor, Health Research & Policy - Epidemiology; Neurology, Stanford University
  • Howard Hodis, MD, Director, Atherosclerosis Research Unit, University of Southern California
  • Richard Karas, MD, PhD, Co-Director, Women's Heart Center, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Bob Lindsay, MD, PhD, Chief, Internal Medicine, Helen Hayes Hospital, Columbia University
  • Roger Lobo, MD, Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University
  • Pauline Maki, PhD, Professor and Director of Women's Mental Health Research, University of Illinois
  • JoAnn Manson, MD, MPH, Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard Medical School
  • John Morrison, PhD, Professor, Geriatrics and Adult Development, Mount Sinai
  • Shelley Salpeter, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Stanford University
  • Louise Schierbeck, MD, Endocrinologist, Hvidovre Hospital, Denmark
  • Samuel Shapiro, Professor, Department of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town Medical School
  • John Stevenson, MB BS, FRCP, FESC, MFSEM, Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist, Imperial College, London
  • Wulf Utian, MD, PhD, DSc(Med), Professor Emeritus of Reproductive Biology, Case Western Reserve University
  • Nancy Woods, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, University of Washington

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