PCOS Webinar Series
This PCOS Webinar series is designed for those who are looking for more information on PCOS or providers who see patients in their clinical practice with PCOS symptoms.
We are excited to announce a new program at SRM which specializes in the assessment and management of those with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). PCOS is one of the most common endocrine/metabolic disorders, affecting between 5-12% of persons worldwide and may cause potential long-term physical and mental health consequences.
Please join us in our PCOS Webinar Series beginning April 1st! Each session takes place via Zoom from 12:15 – 12:45 pm.
April 1st – Session 1 – PCOS Overview and Health Risks
Speakers: Track Stack, ARNP and Anne Judge, DNP, ARNP, WHNP-BC
This webinar will give a general overview of PCOS including education on what causes PCOS, symptoms, diagnostic testing, and evaluation for risk factors. Although the primary feature of PCOS is irregular periods, there is a second metabolic feature that impacts overall health such as risk of diabetes, obesity, sleep disturbances, endometrial cancer, anxiety and depression.
April 8th – Session 2 – PCOS and Nutrition
Speakers: Ruby Booras, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC and Angela Thyer, MD, DipABLM
The 2nd PCOS Webinar will be a discussion on everything you wanted to know about optimizing nutrition, including supplements. It is particularly important for women to maintain a well-balanced diet that is rich in fiber. Many women with PCOS have insulin resistance which makes it easier to gain weight and harder to lose weight. By eating a plant-forward, whole foods diet, you can improve your metabolism and reduce inflammation. Sometimes, adding more plants to your diet will result in a small amount of weight loss which can result in regular ovulation and a better response to fertility medications for those women who are trying to conceive.
April 15th – Session 3 – Exercise and Lifestyle Factors for PCOS
Speakers: Hailey Baker, MSN, WHNP-BC, ARNP and Sarah de la Torre, MD, DipABLM
PCOS is a condition that is particularly influenced by lifestyle factors. Lifestyle modification plays a major role in addressing many of the issues associated with PCOS. This webinar will focus on physical activity and tips for fun fitness and movement. Positive changes will result from a healthier lifestyle whether or not weight loss occurs. The goal of this session is to educate and empower you with useful tools you can use for ongoing management of your PCOS.
April 22nd – Session 4 – Mental Health and PCOS
Speakers: Anne Judge, DNP, ARNP, WHNP-BC and Jaime Mammenga, MS, LMHC
The link between PCOS and Mental Health is unclear but depression and anxiety are three times more common in those with PCOS. This session will explore ways to enhance your mental health and review treatment based on your goals whether it is meditation, stress management, medication, counseling, or combination interventions.
April 29th – Session 5 – PCOS Treatment and Fertility
Julia Kase, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC and Tamara Tobias, ARNP, WHNP-BC
The last webinar in our PCOS series will review treatment options whether it is contraception to protect the uterus, treatment for excess hair growth, acne, depression, anxiety, and fertility.
Although it may take time and effort, those with PCOS can successfully achieve a pregnancy with a strong lifestyle foundation and sometimes combined with ovulation induction medication.