Dear Colleagues,


We hope that you are well!


We are emailing to let you know that our next FIGO global webinar will take place on Wednesday 12th August at 4pm UK time (BST) on A 21st Century Challenge: Diagnosing and Managing Abnormal Uterine Bleeding (AUB) and Iron Deficiency Anaemia (IDA).


With this webinar, we would like to raise awareness of the often-insidious relationship between the symptom of heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) and both iron deficiency (ID) and iron deficiency anaemia (IDA). Both are often ?normalised? by family and health care providers, much to the detriment of both the patient and society. At least 25% of women with the symptom of HMB have IDA and more have ID alone, which is also a significant contributor to morbidity, and is a major underlying reason for the high incidence of anaemia in pregnancy and the subsequent related sequellae. Consequently, we hope to convey the notion that women with the symptom of HMB will suffer from not one but two disorders?the episodic instances of excessive uterine bleeding and the daily symptoms of ID and its extreme form, IDA. 


In this webinar we will frame the relationships between these two entities, discuss the impact of ID and IDA on a spectrum of performance and quality of life issues, and review diagnostic and management principles. We hope that this session will encourage practitioners worldwide to be proactive in identifying women with the symptom of HMB and investigate and manage them in a fashion that improves their quality of life, and which optimises their ability to contribute productively to their families and society.


The speakers will include:

  • Dr Faysal El Kak (Lebanon) Introduction to FIGO webinars
  • Professor Malcolm Munro (USA) ? AUB and Iron Deficiency Anaemia: Global Impact
  • Professor Hilary Critchley (UK) ? Diagnostic Strategies: AUB and Anaemia
  • Professor Mary Ann Lumsden (UK) ? Therapeutic Options for AUB and IDA
  • Dr Essam Othman (Egypt) ? HMB and IDA: An African Perspective

Register now to join us for the live webinar:

Registration is required to join this webinar. If you are unable to attend, please note that the webinar will also be available on demand on FIGO?s website shortly after the live event.

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We will be very grateful if you could promote the webinar amongst your members.

Best wishes and take care,