Posted May 2, 2023
Considered one of the major events in the field of female hormones and women’s health, the 19th edition of Endofeminina was held on March 31 and April 1 at Plaza São Rafael Hotel in Porto Alegre, southern Brazil. The meeting is promoted by the Gynecological Endocrinology Unit, Division of Endocrinology, at Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre and was chaired by the general coordinator of INCT Hormona, Dr. Poli Mara Spritzer.
One of the main innovations was the choice of the organization to hold a hybrid event. For the first time, those registered for the event could choose to attend the lectures in person or virtually. Both those who participated in person at the Convention Center and those who participated remotely in the symposiums had access to the online content, available for a limited time on the official website (endofeminina.com.br).
Dr. Poli Mara Spritzer opened the event by emphasizing the joy of returning to Endofeminina’s in-person activities, which had been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic—the last two editions were held online. The professor and researcher also highlighted the quality of the presentations and works submitted. “The quantity and quality of abstracts made the organization decide to include two sessions of oral presentations in the program,” she said.
With more than 20 hours of activities, Endofeminina’s scientific program had the participation of big names in national and international science, as well as of representatives of international medical organizations. The topics addressed the latest news and updates on female hormones and women’s health:
- Symposium 1: Perimenopause and Hormone Therapy in Menopause
- Symposium 2: Topics in Contraception and Endometriosis
- Symposium 3: Mood and Sexuality in Women
- Symposium 4: Update on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
- Symposium 5: Advances in Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
- Symposium 6: Dilemmas and Controversies in Gynecological Endocrinology
- Symposium 7: Update on Osteoporosis
- Symposium 8: Gender-affirming Hormone Therapy and Surgery
In addition to attending the lectures, participants were able to pay tribute to Dr. Marcello Bronstein, who passed away in November last year, leaving a great legacy in the field of neuroendocrinology.
By tradition Dr. Poli Mara Spritzer ended the Endofeminina by awarding prizes to the three best papers submitted to the event. She also thanked those present and celebrated the return to face-to-face activities, which is also an opportunity for friends to reunite. Dr. Poli also thanked Endofeminina’s entire scope of organization and reminded the audience that the symposiums will be available for viewing on the event’s official website for a limited period of time.