Phyllis C. Leppert, M.D., Ph.D., Ayman Al-Hendy, M.D., Ph.D., Donna D. Baird, Ph.D., Serdar Bulun, M.D., William Catherino, M.D., Ph.D., Darlene Dixon, DVM, Ph.D., Merrick Ducharme, B.A., Quaker E. Harmon, Ph.D., Friederike L. Jayes, D.V.M., Ph.D., Emmanuel Paul, Ph.D., Aymara Mas Perucho, Ph.D., James Segars, M.D., Carlos Simón, M.D., Ph.D., Elizabeth A. Stewart, M.D., Jose Teixeira, Ph.D., Andrea Tinelli, M.D., Ph.D., Daniel Tschumperlin, Ph.D., Ami R. Zota, Sc.D.
Scientists from multiple basic disciplines and an international group of physician-scientists from the fields of obstetrics and gynecology presented recent studies and discussed new and evolving theories of uterine fibroid etiology, growth, and development at the Basic Science of Uterine Fibroids meeting, sponsored by the Campion Fund and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. The purpose was to share up-to-date knowledge and stimulate new concepts regarding the basic molecular biology and pathophysiology of uterine fibroids and promote future collaborations. The meeting was held at the National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences in North Carolina on February 28, 2020. The speakers reviewed recent advances in cellular and molecular processes that contribute to fibroid growth and new opportunities for treatment. At the conclusion of the conference, attendees identified important new directions for future research.