Genomic insights into PCOS. From Dapas and Dunaif (2022) Copyright 2022 by Oxford University Press.

Citation: Journal of Endocrinology 257, 3; 10.1530/JOE-22-0232

“A unified approach to integrate evidence, optimise management and guide future research in PCOS is necessary. This has motivated an international collaboration to develop an International Evidence-Based PCOS Guideline to improve health outcomes in women with PCOS.”

“One significant advancement of the current International PCOS Guideline update process in comparison to the 2018 PCOS Guideline is the inclusion of an ECR group working within the Evidence Synthesis Team (ECR-EST). The role of the ECR-EST is to conduct systematic reviews and/or meta-analyses of available evidence in the literature in order to assist the GDG to generate recommendations for the prioritised clinical questions.”

“Members of the ECR-EST were recruited from the ECR networks of the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Women’s Health in Reproductive Life (CRE WHiRL) and Androgen Excess and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (AE-PCOS) Society and also those who were affiliated with members of the GDG.”

“All ECRs involved will also be acknowledged in the PCOS Guideline, therefore improving the visibility and reputation of ECRs which are vital for their career advancement and promotion in the academic field.”
“Dissemination and translation of the guideline into health policy and clinical practice are crucial steps to close the knowledge – practice gap, guide future research and enhance positive impact on the health of women with PCOS.”

Thien Tay, C., Garrad, R., Mousa, A., Bahri, M., Joham, A., & Teede, H. (2023). Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS): international collaboration to translate evidence and guide future research, Journal of Endocrinology, 257(3), e220232. Retrieved May 3, 2023, from