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Assessing and Improving Measures of Hot Flashes—Meeting Summary

January 20, 2004

Event Description

On January 20, 2004, NCCAM convened a trans-NIH workshop on assessing measurements of hot flashes with a group of scientists, broadly ranging in disciplines. The objectives of this workshop were to assess:

  • our understanding of the physiological and endocrine parameters associated with hot flashes
  • the self-reported experience of hot flashes
  • the quality of existing subjective and objective measures of hot flashes
  • and the barriers and opportunities to improve these measures.

Meeting Summary

View or print the Meeting Summary (54 pages, PDF format).

The topics covered in the meeting include:


Conference Report

View or print the Conference Report (5 pages, PDF format).

This conference report was published in the June 2004 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

Miller HG, Li RM. Measuring hot flashes: Summary of a National Institutes of Health Workshop. Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 2004;79:668-670.