March 17, 2023

ORWH will host the 7th Annual Vivian W. Pinn Symposium. Held annually during National Women's Health Week, the symposium is ORWH's signature event, honoring the first full-time Director of ORWH. 

The title of this year’s symposium is “Menopause and Optimizing Midlife Health of Women.” The symposium will discuss the menopausal transition, the accumulation of morbidity after menopause, menopause in special populations, the influence of social determinants of health on the experience of menopause, the use of menopausal hormonal therapy, and interventions to promote healthy aging.  

Providing the keynote address, “Menopausal Hormone Therapy: 30 Years of Lessons from the Women’s Health Initiative,” is JoAnn Manson, M.D., M.P.H., Dr.P.H., MACP, Professor of Medicine and the Bell Professor of Women's Health, Harvard Medical School, Chief of Preventive Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston. A patient advocacy panel will discuss the patient perspective of menopause.  

The objectives of the symposium are to: 

  • Familiarize attendees with the state of the science related to our understanding of risk factors and mechanisms that lead to reproductive aging. 
  • Understand women’s unique morbidity and multimorbidity burden to identify points of intervention. 
  • Identify the needs of populations at risk for iatrogenic menopause (e.g., patients with germline inherited cancer risk) and early or complex menopausal symptoms (e.g., patients living with HIV, chronic conditions, and cancer) 
  • Identify priorities to address the influence of environmental, social, and other exposures as they relate to menopausal transition and symptoms in diverse populations of women. 
  • Understand current recommendations on menopausal hormone therapy prescribing, including doses, formulations, and durations of use. 

The event will be held virtually on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. EDT.  Visit the event page to learn more and link register for the event.