On April 18, hundreds of patients and advocates gathered in Philadelphia to hear about the latest research and treatments for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). PCOS can go undiagnosed in women despite being the most common hormonal and reproductive problem affecting women of childbearing age. Jefferson and PCOS Challenge, Inc. presented the 2015 PCOS Awareness Symposium.
Jefferson expert presenters included Katherine Sherif, MD, Director of Jefferson Women’s Primary Care; William Schlaff, MD, Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Thomas Jefferson University; and Andrea Braverman, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University.
Local media also helped spread awareness about this under-recognized diagnosis. WPVI 6ABC Action News interviewed Dr. Sherif to find out how she treats patients with a PCOS diagnosis. In addition, she reviewed key elements to managing PCOS with Endocrin Today.