The Role of Surgery in the Management of Endometriosis

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 0.20
    • CNE: 0.20
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Apr 3, 2018
  • Expires: Apr 2, 2019
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    12 Minutes
  • System Requirements:
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Faculty

Sarina Schrager Sarina Schrager, MD, MS
Professor
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin

Hugh S.  Taylor Hugh S. Taylor, MD (Program Chair)
Anita O’Keeffe Young Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and
Reproductive Sciences
Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Chair of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, Yale School of Medicine
Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut



Needs Statement

Identifying women who may benefit from surgery is a key part of the endometriosis evaluation. Clinicians must be aware of the patient’s symptoms and goals of fertility when considering surgery intervention. They should also be prepared to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of all treatment options (medical and surgical) in order to help patients make educated treatment decisions. This text-based CME/CE-certified activity reviews the role of surgery in endometriosis-related care, the indications for surgical management, and the use of post-operative medical therapy for preventing the recurrence of symptoms.  

 

Target Audience

This program is designed specifically for primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants practicing in a rural health setting.  

 

Objectives

After completing this activity, participants should be better able to:
• Describe the role of surgery for endometriosis and the need for ongoing medical management to prevent recurrence.

 

Accreditation

Physicians

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Boston University School of Medicine and Talem Health. Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Boston University School of Medicine designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses
This educational activity has been provided by Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine and jointly provided by Talem Health.

Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Contact Hours: 0.20

 

Faculty Disclosure

Boston University School of Medicine asks all individuals, and their spouses/partners, involved in the development and presentation of Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) activities to disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. This information is disclosed to CME activity participants prior to the start of the educational activity. Boston University School of Medicine has procedures to resolve all conflicts of interest. In addition, faculty members are asked to disclose when any unapproved use of pharmaceuticals and devices is being discussed.

Faculty Disclosures:

Dr. Taylor has disclosed that he is a consultant for AbbVie Inc., ObsEva SA, and Ogeda SA (formerly Euroscreen). He receives grant/research support from OvaScience Inc. and Pfizer Inc., and serves as the Chief Medical Officer for Dot Laboratories, Inc.

Dr. Schrager has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Faculty members do not plan on discussing unlabeled/investigational uses of a commercial product.

Planning Committee Disclosures:

Robert Weiss, MD, CME Course Advisor, Boston University School of Medicine
Alina Ashjian, RN, BSN, CNE Course Advisor, Boston University School of Medicine
Carmela A. Townsend, DNP, MS/MBA, RN, Lead Nurse Planner, Boston University School of Medicine
Joanna Krause, MPH, Grants Manager, Boston University School of Medicine, CME
Erica Rusie, PharmD, Senior Director, Scientific Affairs, Talem Health, LLC
Carrie Noriega, MD, Medical Writer, Talem Health, LLC
The members of the Planning Committee have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

 

Acknowledgment

This activity is supported by an educational grant from AbbVie Inc.

This activity is being developed in collaboration with the National Rural Health Association.

 

How To Obtain Credit

  • Follow instructions to register or log in with your professional information.
  • Read the entire monograph.
  • Complete and submit the online post-test and evaluation. You must answer the one (1) post-test question correctly to receive CME/CNE credit.
  • A certificate of participation will be available for download/printing immediately following your successful completion of the post-test and evaluation.

 

Disclaimer

ALL PROGRAMS, ACTIVITIES, AND MATERIALS PROVIDED BY BOSTON UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION OR ITS ASSOCIATES ARE PROVIDED ON THE CONDITION THAT THEY BE USED SOLELY FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES BY QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS. IN NO EVENT SHALL BOSTON UNIVERSITY BE LIABLE FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN IN RELIANCE ON THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS, ACTIVITIES OR MATERIALS. IN NO EVENT SHOULD THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE PROGRAM BE USED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL CARE.  NO PHYSICIAN-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP IS BEING ESTABLISHED.

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