Nearly 100 women and their partners came to learn, connect and get inspired in the name of PCOS on
Sunday, June 12 at the Hilton Houston Post Oak. PCOS, which stands for polycystic ovarian syndrome,
is common in women and adolescent girls of child-bearing age, yet most people have never heard of the
syndrome. PCOS is an endocrine disorder that causes symptoms such as infertility, facial and body hair,
miscarriages and obesity. It also puts women at a high risk for type 2 diabetes, stroke, heart attack and
The 2011 PCOS Symposium underwritten by Quest Diagnostics was designed to inform attendees of
their medical and lifestyle treatment options, offer support and connect them to others living with PCOS.
Presentation topics included nutrition guidelines for PCOS and lowering PCOS related health risks. On
the lighter side, participants were treated to breakout sessions, free lunch, prizes and music.
The event included several special guests including award-winning songwriter and vocalist, Kristine
Mills, author of Freedom from PCOS, Katie Humphrey, and PCOS Foundation President/Founder, Lisa
Benjamini-Allon. The event was underwritten by Quest Diagnostics, and sponsors included Labcorp,
Insulite Laboratories, Advanced Fertility Center of Texas, Whole Foods Market-Woodway, and Charming
Charlie. Charming Charlie hosted a special post-event social held the Galleria. A portion of the post-event
proceeds were donated to the PCOS Foundation.
The event’s presenter, the PCOS Foundation, is focused on offering events like the PCOS Symposium
to educate and spread awareness of PCOS. Please visit www.pcosfoundation.org for upcoming events,
more information about Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, and how to volunteer, donate or get connected
with the PCOS Foundation.