The second National Institutes of Health International Congress on advances in uterine leiomyoma research: conference summary and future recommendations

Darlene Dixon, Estella C. Parrott, James H. Segars, Kenneth Olden, Vivian W. Pinn

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Abstract

Objective: To summarize the proceedings of the Advances in Uterine Leiomyoma Research: 2nd NIH International Congress, which was convened on February 24-25, 2005 by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. Design: Scientific information was presented at a 2-day conference, which was a collaborative effort of agencies across the DHHS and members of the academic, clinical, and medical communities involved in uterine leiomyoma research. Conclusion(s): The conference brought together scientists in biomedicine, epidemiology, basic research, therapeutics, and translational medicine and fostered an exchange of scientific information among members of the uterine leiomyoma research and health care communities. This document summarizes this exchange and outlines research needs and recommendations for future research directions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)800-806
Number of pages7
JournalFertility and sterility
Volume86
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • NIH conference summary
  • clinical treatment
  • clinical/basic studies
  • fibroid
  • research recommendations
  • uterine leiomyoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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