About Us

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Androgen Excess and PCOS Society

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:

  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Adrenal Hyperplasia
  • Idiopathic Hirsutism
  • Premature Adrenarche

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.


Our Mission

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.

  • Promote excellence in basic and clinical research in androgen excess that improves the detection and treatment of these disorders.
  • Serve as a forum for the exchange of ideas between professionals from different scientific and clinical backgrounds, striving to stimulate evidence-based studies that guide the management of these disorders.
  • Educate research-sponsoring agencies in the U.S. and elsewhere, either alone or in partnership with patient groups, regarding the importance, priorities and need for funding of studies of androgen excess disorders.
  • Provide a platform for investigators in search of collaborators, either for additional expertise or to aid in subject recruitment.
  • Produce and disseminate information digitally regarding androgen excess disorders for patients and the general public.
  • Provide a digital forum for the collection and dissemination of recent findings in androgen excess research, either published or presented at meetings.
  • Develop universal diagnostic criteria for the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of androgen excess disorders.
  • Provide a forum for the direct exchange of ideas through the sponsorship or co-sponsorship of periodic scientific meetings.
  • Seek funds to provide seed money for small starter projects in androgen excess research.

The field of androgen excess research, particularly the study of polycystic ovary syndrome 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 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.

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helena

Helena Teede, M.D.
President

Monash University

Clayton, Australia

elisabet

Elisabet Victorin, Ph.D.
President Elect

Karolinska Institutet

Stockholm, Sweden

anuja

Anuja Dokras, M.D.
Past President

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, USA

dan

Daniel Dumesic, M.D.
Secretary-Treasurer

University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, USA

enrico

Enrico Carmina, M.D
Executive Director and CEO

University of Palermo

Palermo, Italy

azziz

Ricardo Azziz, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A.
Senior Executive Director

Georgia Regents University

Augusta, USA

hoeger

Kathleen Hoeger, M.D.
Director-at-Large

University of Rochester

Rochester, USA

lujan

Marla Lujan, Ph.D.
Director-at-Large

Cornell University

Ithaca, USA

tania

Tania Burgert, M.D.
Director-at-Large

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

Kansas City, USA

laven

Joop Laven, M.D., Ph.D.
Director-at-Large

Erasmus Medical Centre

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

elisabet

Elisabet Victorin, Ph.D.
Update Meeting Scientific Program Committee

Karolinska Institutet

Stockholm, Sweden

anuja

Anuja Dokras, M.D.
Fundraising Committee

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, USA

sharon

Sharon Oberfield, M.D.
Publications Committee

Columbia University

New York, USA

antoni

Antoni Duleba, M.D.
Annual Meeting Scientific Program Committee

University of California at San Diego

San Diego, USA

tania

Tania Burgert, M.D.
Patient Education Committee

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

Kansas City, USA

lujan

Marla Lujan, Ph.D.
Website Committee

Cornell University

Ithaca, USA

dan

Daniel Dumesic, M.D.
Guidelines Committee

University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, USA