Is Menopause Hormone Therapy Right for Me?

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Nanette Santoro and Nina Coslov.
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May 17th, 2022, 3:30pm EST
Virtual
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The question driving this Menopause Talk is: "Is Hormone Therapy Right for ME?" To help each of us answer this question, host Nina Coslov, co-founder of Women Living Better, will (virtually) take us inside the examination room of esteemed doctor, researcher, and menopause expert Dr. Nanette Santoro. Through a series of case studies, Dr. Santoro will give us a window into the questions she asks her menopausal patients, and how she, in partnership with them, arrives at her recommendations regarding whether hormone therapy is a good fit for them. In a recent survey, only 7% of ob-gyn residents reported feeling adequately prepared to manage women experiencing menopause. Fortunately, through this Menopause Talk, we can benefit from Dr. Santoro’s expertise, research and experience as we make decisions that will influence our health and quality of life now and in the future. Bring your questions because we will leave plenty of time for them.

Dr. Nanette Santoro is Professor and E. Stewart Taylor Chair, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Colorado School of Medicine. She completed her medical training in the 6 year BS-MD program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Albany Medical College, followed by residency at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City and a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology at Massachusetts General Hospital.  

Dr. Santoro has had continuous NIH funding since 1989, with grant awards focused on reproductive endocrinology, menopause and the effects of obesity on reproduction in women. She has authored over 300 peer-reviewed scientific publications and edited 4 books. She has personally mentored over 100 students, residents, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty, many of whom have gone on to illustrious academic careers. She has been a Board member or elected officer for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Inc. (1996-2009), the American Gynecologic and Obstetrical Society, and the North American Menopause Society, among others.  She is Past President of Women in Endocrinology, Endocrine Society and the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and is President-Elect of the Society for Reproductive Investigation. She also has been recognized by numerous Societies, including the North American Menopause Society (Award for Research in Perimenopause 2004), the ASRM (Distinguished Researcher Award 2020), and the International Menopause Society’s Perimenopause Research Award (2020). In 2018, Dr. Santoro was elected to the National Academy of Medicine. Dr. Santoro also has been named a Castle Connelly Best Doctor and “Best Doctor in America” for many years and has been a ‘Best Doctor’ in Westchester Magazine, New York Magazine, and 5280 Magazine.  

Nina Coslov is the Co-founder of Women Living Better (womenlivingbetter.org), an organization that improves the experience of the path to menopause through research and education. Nina received the 2021 Media Award from the North American Menopause Society. She was the lead author on “Symptom experience during the late reproductive stage and the menopausal transition: observations from the Women Living Better survey,” published in the journal Menopause. She authored the chapter “Women’s Voices: The Lived Experience of the Path to Menopause” in the 2021 book, to Each Women’s Menopause: An evidenced Based Resource published by Springer.

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