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Translational symposium aims to advance research on hot flashes

The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (September 26, 2014)--The National Institute on Aging (NIA) and The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) are sponsoring the 2nd Utian Translational Science Symposium, "The Science of Thermoregulation and Vasomotor Symptoms: New Targets for Research and Treatment" to be held on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at the Marriott Gaylord National Hotel in Washington, DC.

This multidisciplinary symposium will convene a diverse group of basic and clinical researchers--including experts in menopausal medicine, neurobiology, thermoregulation, neuroimaging, and exercise physiology--to discuss normal and aberrant thermoregulation, the neurophysiology of vasomotor symptoms (VMS, popularly known as hot flashes and night sweats), and new potential treatment targets. The aim is to facilitate synthesis and exchange of new data by promoting scientific collaboration among experts who do not typically interact but whose collaboration may help us gain a more comprehensive understanding of VMS and thermoregulation, identify critical gaps in understanding, and point to new avenues of scientific research.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Basic, clinical, and translational scientists and clinicians interested in cutting-edge translational research on hot flashes

WHEN: 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM Tuesday, October 14, 2014

WHERE: Marriott Gaylord National Hotel, Washington, DC

(Attendees are encouraged to stay and attend the NAMS 2014 Annual Meeting, October 15-18.)

For registration and program information, visit


Founded in 1989, The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) is North America's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the health and quality of life of all women during midlife and beyond through an understanding of menopause and healthy aging. Its multidisciplinary membership of 2,000 leaders in the field--including clinical and basic science experts from medicine, nursing, sociology, psychology, nutrition, anthropology, epidemiology, pharmacy, and education--makes NAMS uniquely qualified to serve as the definitive resource for health professionals and the public for accurate, unbiased information about menopause and healthy aging. To learn more about NAMS, visit

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