About Us

Our Mission

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 regarding androgen excess disorders for patients and the general public.
Provide a forum for the collection and dissemination of recent findings in androgen excess research, either published or presented at meetings. Participate in evidence-based guidelines for screening, diagnosis, and treatment of androgen excess disorders.

Provide a forum for the direct exchange of ideas through the sponsorship or co-sponsorship of scientific meetings.

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.

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Our Vision

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 regarding androgen excess disorders for patients and the general public.
  • Provide a forum for the collection and dissemination of recent findings in androgen excess research, either published or presented at meetings.
  • Participate in evidenced-based guidelines for screening, diagnosis, and treatment of androgen excess disorders.
  • Provide a forum for the direct exchange of ideas through the sponsorship or co-sponsorship of scientific meetings.

Board of Directors

hoeger

Kathleen Hoeger, M.D., M.P.H.

President

University of Rochester
Rochester, USA

laven

Joop Laven, M.D., Ph.D.

President-Elect

Erasmus Medical Centre
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

victorin1

Elisabet Victorin, Ph.D.

Past President

Karolinska Institutet
Stockholm, Sweden

dokras

Anuja Dokras, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Executive Director

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, USA

tania

Tania Burgert, M.D.

Treasurer

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Kansas City, USA

piltonen

Terhi Piltonen, M.D., Ph.D.

Director-at-Large

University of Oulu
Oulu, Finland

poli

Poli Mara Spritzer, M.D., Ph.D.

Director-at-Large

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Porto Alegre, Brazil

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Anju Joham, Ph.D, MBBS, FRACP

Director-at-Large

Monash University
Melbourne, Australia

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Rebecca Campbell

Director-at-Large

University of Otago
Dunedin, New Zealand

Committees Chairs

victorin1

Elisabet Victorin, Ph.D.

Nominating Committee

Karolinska Institutet
Stockholm, Sweden

laven

Joop Laven, M.D., Ph.D.

Publication Committee

Erasmus Medical Centre
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

tania

Tania Burgert, M.D.

Website and Education/Advocacy Committee

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Kansas City, USA

dokras

Anuja Dokras, M.D., Ph.D.

Fundraising Committee

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, USA

Marla Lujan, assistant professor of nutritional science.

Marla Lujan, Ph.D.

Website Committee

Cornell University
Ithaca, USA

campbell

Rebecca Campbell

Annual Meeting Scientific Program Committee

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center - UCLA
Los Angeles, United States

Early Career Special Interest Group

The AEPCOS Early Career Special Interest Group (EC-SIG) is a forum for early career professionals to network and obtain professional development. Activities include quarterly conference calls and on-line meet the professor sessions as well as special networking events at scientific meetings. Early career professionals of the AEPCOS society are encouraged to participate in the Early Career Special Interest Group. Please contact the co-chairs below for more details.

Marla Lujan, assistant professor of nutritional science.

Marla Lujan, Ph.D.

Faculty Lead

Cornell University
Ithaca, USA

Chau Jillian Tay ropped

Laura Cooney, M.D

Chair

Chau Thien Tay, BMedSc, MBBS (Hons), FRACP, Ph

Chair

bassel

Bassel H. Al Wattar, M.D., PGD, MRCOG, Ph.D.

Secretary

The University of Warwick
Coventry, United Kingdom