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Fall Symposium

What’s New In Midlife Women’s Health The BC Endocrine Research Foundation Presents a Fall Symposium “What’s New In Midlife Women’s Health”. Sunday November 4, 2001 9:30 am Reception, 10:00am Symposium. Location: International Ballroom, Delta Pacific Resort and Conference Centre, 10251 St. Edwards Drive, Richmond, BC Hosted by Joyce Resin Panel Discussion Questions and Answers Presentations […]


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An Opportunity For Women to Participate in Medical Research

If you are a woman past menopause who experiences moderately intense hot flushes and/or night sweats, you are invited to participate in a study. This study is being conducted by Dr Jerilynn Prior, Professor of Endocrinology, and Dr Christine Hitchcock at the University of British Columbia. This 4-month study is designed to determine whether Raloxifene […]


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Upcoming Symposium

The BC Endocrine Research Foundation presents a Fall Symposium: What’s New In Midlife Womens’ Health Presentations Dr. Diane Finegood will discuss changes in metabolism associated with midife transitions Dr. Jerilynn Prior will speak about what is new in our understanding of Perimenpause Yet to be determined 3rd speaker. Panel Discussion Questions and Answers Sunday, November […]


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Ovulatory Menstrual Cycles are Not a Problem

Go With the Flow! As a reproductive endocrinologist and feminist scientist studying women’s health, I am not surprised at the current hype that women needn’t suffer periods. Instead, take a birth control pill every day. Women of my, and subsequent, generations have been in love with the potential to control fertility. As Alice Rossi wrote, […]


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The Breast Health Program at Children’s and Women’s Health Center of B.C.

The Breast Health Program , which opened in January 1997, provides a range of information and diagnostic services to women with the aim of promoting breast health. The Program, located in the Women’s Health Centre at C&W consists of 3 components. 1. A Breast Assessment and Diagnostic Service (operated in partnership with the BC Cancer […]


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Consider Raloxifene

Menopausal women with risks for osteoporosis or fracture now have several new therapies. These new options include nasal spray calcitonin (called Miacalcin) approved to treat osteoporosis in the U.S.A. and Canada, risedronate (called Actonel) which will soon be available for osteoporosis prevention, and raloxifene (brand name Evista) which is approved in Canada for prevention of […]


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The Puzzle of Perimenopause – an Educational Video

A video and personal monitoring system has been launched by Dr. Jerilynn C. Prior, Professor of Endocrinology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. She published a major review, “Perimenopause: the complex endocrinology of the menopausal transition” in Endocrine Reviews (1998;19:397-428). This “meta-analysis” of the published data on estrogen shows that estradiol levels in […]


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Perimenopause – The Ovary’s Frustrating Grand Finale

Introduction Women in midlife increasingly hear the words “estrogen deficiency” spoken as the ultimate in bad news. “Everyone knows” that low estrogen levels cause heart disease, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s and frigidity. But as Dr. Susan Love (renowned breast surgeon and author of Dr. Susan Love’s Hormone Book) states, “If estrogen deficiency’s a disease, all men have […]


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Board of Directors

President: Dr. Marshall Dahl
Vice-President: Dr. David M. Thompson

Board Members: Dr. Keith Dawson, Dr. Jason Kong, Dr. Ehud Ur, Dr. Jerilynn Prior, Dr. Tom Elliott, Dr. Breay Paty, Dr. Sandra Sirrs

Bookkeeper: Nancy Walker

Administrator: Aleta Allen