Noida-based Jaypee Hospital in collaboration with Dermasource organized PCOD Conclave 2016 on February 7, 2016. Doctors from various specificities gathered together to discuss and set new guidelines for polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD), which is one of the commonest problems that can lead to infertility in women.
When the levels of estrogen and progesterone hormones are out of balance, the condition is termed as PCOD. This leads to the formation of cysts in the ovary. PCOD can have adverse effects on a woman's menstrual cycle, fertility, appearance, skin, and voice.
‘In India, about 5 to 20 percent of women in their reproductive age suffer from polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD).’
Dr. Sakshi Srivastava, Consultant, Dermatology, Jaypee Hospital, said "PCOD is an iceberg phenomenon and dermatologists have observed growing number of cases in the past few years. It can happen to any woman at any point in time between menarche and menopause. Despite the seriousness of the problem, there are no formal guidelines. At PCOD Conclave 2016, we have addressed to these issues with a hope to give the best possible management to PCOD patients in future."
Doctors from various specialties such as Dermatology, Trichology, Gynecology, Endocrinology, Radiology, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Clinical Nutrition and Alternative Medicine, participated in the study. A multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approach for PCOD was addressed at the conclave.
Dr A.K Sharma, Community Medicine & Head of Biostatistics, UCMS & GTBH Delhi, spoke about the rising incidence of PCOD in India. Dr. Saket Kant, the Senior Consultant, touched upon the "Endocrinology of PCOD". Dr. Biju Vasudevan, Associate Professor, INHS, Asvini, Bengaluru, talked about the UFT (Unified Field Theory) of PCOD.
An interactive session called "Coffee with Nina" was held at the conclave. Dr. Nina Madnani, Senior Consultant Dermatologist, P.D Hinduja Hospital and Sir HN Reliance Hospital, Mumbai had interaction with the participants about the dermatological issues related with PCOD in detail.
The one-day PCOD conclave was organized by Dr.Sheily Kapoor, Dr. Sidharth Sonthalia, Dr.Sakshi Srivastava, Dr. SN Bhattacharya, Dr. Pravesh Yadav, Dr. Yogesh Marfatia, Mr. Dharmendra Arora of Dermasourceindia. The chief guest was Dr.Yogesh Marfatia, President Elect IADVL 2017 and the event coordinated and managed by Mr. Dharmendra Arora of Dermasourceindia.