Managing Endometriosis in Rural Primary Care Settings: Strategies for Early Diagnosis and Easing Symptom Burden

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 1.00
    • CNE: 1.00
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: May 31, 2018
  • Expires: May 30, 2019
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)
  • System Requirements:
  • Average User Rating:
    ( Ratings)

 

 

Overview

Endometriosis is a debilitating condition affecting up to 1 in 10 women in the United States. Delays in diagnosis and misdiagnosis are common, and optimal symptom control is challenging, given the limitations of current treatments. Women living in rural areas may be particularly at risk for poor health outcomes due to reduced access to care and a limited number of health care providers. Often, they turn to their primary care provider for evaluation and treatment. In this online CME activity, expert faculty will discuss strategies to improve the diagnosis and management of endometriosis, specifically in the rural primary care practice setting. This program will include the latest advances in diagnosis, the efficacy and limitations of available and emerging treatments, evidence-based strategies for delivering individualized care to patients with endometriosis, and case discussion.

 

 

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



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:

  • Identify signs and symptoms of endometriosis as well as strategies to improve its timely diagnosis.
  • Develop patient-centered treatment plans for women with endometriosis, based on individual drug characteristics and personal preferences.
  • Describe the role of surgery for endometriosis and the need for ongoing medical management to prevent disease recurrence.

 

Accreditation

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 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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: 1.0 of which 1.0 are eligible for pharmacology credit.

 

Faculty Disclosure

Disclosure Policy: 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:

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

Eric VanStone, Principal, Talem Health, LLC

The members of the Planning Committee have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

 

How To Obtain Credit

In order to receive credit, participants must view the entire activity and complete the posttest and evaluation. Participants who receive a score of 75% or better will receive CME/CNE credit. A certificate of credit will be available for immediate download to those who successfully complete the posttest and evaluation.

 

Acknowledgement

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

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

 

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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