Assessing Gaps and Unmet Needs in Uterine Fibroids
September 21 - September 22
About 26 million women suffer from uterine fibroids, a condition in which non-cancerous tumors growing in and around the uterus can cause heavy and irregular bleeding and anemia. Limited attention around fibroids in both society and the medical community means that at-risk women do not have access to the information they need about the disease. SWHR’s Endometriosis and Fibroids Network is working to engage and educate patients, clinicians, and health care decision-makers about the burden of these diseases, which significantly impact the lives of the women.
SWHR will convene a diverse group of interdisciplinary researchers, clinicians, and patients for a closed-door virtual roundtable meeting on uterine fibroids and its impact on women. The goal of the meeting is to discuss the gaps in research, clinical practice, policy, and patient education that need to be filled to improve health outcomes in women with uterine fibroids.
- Review the state of the science for uterine fibroids disease in women
- Identify knowledge gaps in research, clinical practice, policy, and patient education
- Discuss and provide recommendations on how these gaps can be overcome