Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Dr. Kara Hughan gives a presentation on identifying the diagnostic criteria for PCOS and the risk factors for cardiometabolic disturbance that women face.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the various diagnostic criteria for PCOS
  • Identify specific risk factors that place PCOS women at high risk for cardiometabolic disturbance
  • Select the best diagnostic test to document anovulatory bleeding in a young adult female with clinical findings suggestive of PCOS
  • Highlight the key investigations of both reproductive and cardiometabolic features of the syndrome
  • Discuss management of reproductive, cutaneous and metabolic abnormalities in women with PCOS


Dr. Hughan has reported no relevant relationships with entities producing health care goods or services.

All presenters disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.075) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to .75 contact hour.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at http://ccehs.upmc.com and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.

Release Date: 3/6/2018 | Last Modified On: 2/25/2019 | Expires: 2/19/2020