Management of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Patients

Course Description

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormone disorder affecting an estimated 100 million women of childbearing age worldwide. Recent years have shown substantial advances in our understanding of the complex genetic, biochemical, metabolic, cardiovascular, and reproductive issues associated with PCOS. However, the lack of well-defined diagnostic criteria makes identification of this common disease confusing to many clinicians. Furthermore, the most distressing aspect of PCOS for any given patient may change over time, from hirsutism as a teenager to infertility as a young adult–potentially requiring several different providers along the way. It is important, therefore, that those caring for these patients understand not only the management issues pertinent to their specialty, but also appreciate the other potential health risks in these women. This course covers assessment and diagnostic challenges, management, emotional well-being and long-term health risks of patients with PCOS.

Course Objectives

This course integrates the recommendations from the International evidence-based guideline on the assessment and management of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) 2018, using case studies, discussion forums and video expert presentations to build participant’s knowledge and skills in diagnosis and management of PCOS.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe the common features of PCO
  2. Report on the diagnostic workup for patients with PCOS.
  3. Demonstrate an interdisciplinary evidence-based approach to PCOS management.

Target Audience

This course has been designed for health professionals involved in the care of women with PCOS, specifically, obstetricians/gynecologists, general health practitioners, medical specialists, nurse practitioners, endocrinologists, counsellors, psychologists, fertility specialists, dermatologists and other allied health professionals.

Course Duration

This 2-day, clinically oriented, interactive, hands-on training course offers advanced lectures complemented hands-on activities and discussion with experts.

Teaching Format

  1. Interactive theoretical and video sessions between Faculty and course participants
  2. Case presentations and interactive group discussion with experts.
  3. Live operative and pre-recorded video demonstrations

CME Credits:  21.0