The Androgen Excess and PCOS Society is an international organization dedicated to promoting the generation and dissemination of knowledge related to all aspects of androgen excess disorders including:
Members include scientists and clinicians, whose major interests are the etiology, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of androgen excess disorders. The Society disseminates information to both the medical and scientific community and the general public.
To promote knowledge, and original clinical and basic research, in every aspect of androgen excess disorders in order to improve the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of these disorders.
The Society will strive to serve as the premier international multidisciplinary organization fostering and encouraging quality and innovation in clinical and basic research related to the etiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of androgen excess disorders.
The field of androgen excess research, particularly the study of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and its relationship to metabolic abnormalities, grew exponentially during the 1990s. This was associated with an increased awareness of the disorder among patients and the general public, the increasing degree of collaboration among investigators from different disciplines, and pharmaceutical interests, which as a result drove specific research in this area. As it became evident that the number of patients with androgen excess represented a significant fraction of the population, and as the number of investigators in this area was growing rapidly, the need for an androgen excess investigator-initiated society became increasingly evident. Read More