Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrinopathy affecting reproductive aged women with a prevalence of between 8 and 10%. PCOS is complex with reproductive, metabolic and psychologic features. Women with this endocrine disorder also have higher rates of dyslipidemia and insulin resistance thereby increasing long-term health risks. Recently in 2018, new international evidence-based guidelines were developed with 166 recommendations and practice points. As a physician who treats women with PCOS, incorporating these new guidelines is important for our patients but overwhelming in the flow of a general clinic. The purpose of this session is to summarize these new guidelines and introduce our new dedicated Center of Excellence for the treatment of PCOS.
1. Understand the updated guidelines for diagnosing PCOS.
2. Review the recommendations for treatment of PCOS.
3. Discuss current and upcoming research for women with PCOS.
About the Speaker(s):
Erin Mankus, MD has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.
The Family & Community Medicine Professional Development and Grand Rounds Committee members (Marcy Wiemers, MD, Maria Del Pilar Montañez Villacampa, MD, Christine Song, DO, Nehman Andry, MD, Margaret Finley, MD, Andrew Dinh, DO, Maureen Alvarado, DO, Richel Avery, MD, Inez I. Cruz, PhD, and Nichole Rubio) have no relevant financial relationships to commercial interests to disclose.
The Family & Community Medicine Professional Development and Grand Rounds Committee member Carlos Roberto Jaén, MD has disclosed he receives royalties from General Practice and Family Medicine for being UpToDate Editor-in-Chief.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (1.00 hours), Non-Physician Participation Credit (1.00 hours)
Specialties – Primary Care; Family Medicine
Faculty, residents, other health care providers and staff from our department; physicians and health care providers from San Antonio and South Texas; and medical students in our third-year clerkship and fourth year rotations.
The UT Health Long San Antonio School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Long School of Medicine designates this live activity up to a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Attendance. For information on applicability and acceptance, please consult your professional licensing board.