For many healthcare practitioners, utilizing hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in men and women is often misunderstood. Much confusion and controversies continue from the results of the 2002 Women’s Health Initiative along with disagreements regarding how to diagnose and measure hormonal dysfunction; how to address safety concerns in prescribing HRT; the form, application and dosage to use; and when and how to insert lifestyle, diet, botanical and nutraceutical treatments.
A 2014 meta-analysis found that globally, 47% of women of reproductive age have symptoms of premenstrual syndrome.(1) In addition, approximately 1.5 million women enter menopause each year, with not only familiar symptoms like hot flashes and disrupted sleep, but also potential cognitive and mood changes.(2)
The Functional Endocrinology Summit is designed to provide practitioners insight into the assessment and management of symptoms commonly linked with hormone imbalances in men and women. Case studies and discussions will include treatment options for various issues associated with hormone imbalances, including physiology, hormone restoration, pharmacologic approaches, nutritional influences and lifestyle factors affecting outcomes.
Our expert presenters will supply you with the foundation to confidently assess and treat female and male patients who present with hormonal dysfunction, safely and effectively.
1. Direkvand-Moghadam A, Sayehmiri K, Delpisheh A, Kaikhavandi S. Epidemiology of premenstrual syndrome (PMS)-a systematic review and meta-analysis study. J Clin Diag Res. 2014;8(2):106-109. doi:10.7860/JCDR/2014/8024.4021.
2. Santoro N, Epperson CN, Mathews SB. Menopausal symptoms and their management. Endocrin Metab Clin. 2015;44(3):497-515. doi:10.1016/j.ecl.2015.05.001.
DUTCHFest is designed for healthcare practitioners to develop advanced skills for hormone assessments and therapy.
DUTCHFest is not open to the general public to attend; our team will confirm all registrants eligibility for attendance.