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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


No 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 with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Pittsburgh designates enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

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Release Date: 3/6/2018 | Last Modified On: 8/9/2022 | Expires: 7/8/2023

Educational Objectives



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