Women's Health

Women's Health Seminar CME / CPD 

Full Course:  20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Short Course:  10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Course(s) are appropriate for:   Obstetricians, Gynecologists, Family Practitioners, Pediatricians, Internists, General Practitioners, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants (PA-C's)

Series 3 (WH3) Topics Include:   Topics in Gynecology, Updates on Cancer, Pelvic Medicine, Breast Conditions, Menopausal Hormones, and more. 

To view topic outline of the full or short course, select the Course Type (Full or Short) below:

Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Morcellation in Gynecologic Oncology

Summarize the current legal and regulatory landscape for power morcellators in the United States; Compare and contrast the design and method of studies that evaluate risk associated with power morcellators; Explain the difficulties encountered by investigators attempting to estimate the risk for undetected sarcoma after uterine surgery for a presumed benign condition; Choose an appropriate method to screen for uterine sarcoma; Counsel a patient who is considering power morcellation.

Updates on Cancer in Women

List the mechanisms of resistance to therapy for BC; Explain the importance of cyclin-dependent kinase 4/6 in the treatment of BC; Prescribe standard-of-care for treatment of ovarian cancer; Recognize the relationship between homologous recombination deficiency and effectiveness of poly (adenosine diphosphate-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitors; Consider new immunotherapeutic options for treatment of OC and EC.

Update on Women's Health

Explain the quick start method of oral contraceptive delivery; List the advantages and disadvantages of available contraceptive methods; Counsel a patient who is concerned about loss of bone mineral density associated with the use of depot medroxyprogesterone acetate; Establish the anatomic origin of secondary amenorrhea; Distinguish between a patient with polycystic ovarian syndrome and a patient with ovarian failure.

Female Pelvic Medicine and Surgery

Select appropriate treatment for menopause; Counsel patients about the association between estrogen therapy and breast cancer; Explain the pathogenesis of vaginal atrophy; Choose appropriate patients for robotic supracervical hysterectomy; List contraindications to uterine preservation in women undergoing prolapse repair.

The Female Patient

Explain the contribution of urethral sphincter function to continence in women; Consider muscle education in women with urethral dysfunction; Counsel a woman about the advantages and disadvantages of uterine-sparing apical prolapse repair; Choose the appropriate sling material and suture type when performing abdominal sacral hysteropexy; Select the appropriate technique for a woman with pelvic organ prolapse who is contemplating pregnancy.

Breast Conditions/Immune Dysregulation

Sketch a diagnostic algorithm for a patient who presents with a breast mass; Choose appropriate treatment for a patient with mastalgia; Distinguish between physiologic and pathologic nipple discharge; Predict immune function based on age and sex; Explain adaptations of the immune system that permit implantation and development of the fetus in the uterus.

Women's Health Review

Anticipate physiologic respiratory and cardiac changes that occur during pregnancy; Treat asthma during pregnancy and labor; Choose appropriate agents for treating hypertension and diabetes mellitus during pregnancy; Adopt screening guidelines for breast cancer; Recognize factors that affect the prognosis of patients with operable breast cancer.

Benign Breast Disorders/Menopausal Hormone Therapy

Explain the appropriate evaluation and treatment of a woman with a palpable breast mass; Elaborate on the common causes of, and recommended treatment for, breast pain; Determine whether nipple discharge is physiologic or pathologic, and manage it appropriately; Evaluate the safety and efficacy of hormone therapy in the management of menopausal symptoms; Select and tailor menopausal hormone therapy for individual patients based on available evidence, comorbidities, and quality-of-life considerations.

Update on Women's Health

Implement screening guidelines for cervical cancer for average-risk women recommended by the American Cancer Society, the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, and the American Society for Clinical Pathology; Discuss the current model of HPV-induced cervical carcinogenesis; Recommend HPV vaccination for all boys and girls 11 or 12 yr of age; Evaluate the reasons that outcomes of heart disease for women are worse than those for men; Recommend lifestyle choices to minimize risk factors for heart disease in women.

Topics in Gynecology

Recommend screening for cervical cancer and human papillomavirus (HPV) at the appropriate time and intervals; Explain the rationale for guidelines on cervical cancer screening; Implement the most recent recommendations concerning vaccination for HPV; Recommend the most appropriate contraceptive option for an individual patient; Debunk myths associated with the use of intrauterine devices.

Updates on Cancer in Women

List the mechanisms of resistance to therapy for BC; Explain the importance of cyclin-dependent kinase 4/6 in the treatment of BC; Prescribe standard-of-care for treatment of ovarian cancer; Recognize the relationship between homologous recombination deficiency and effectiveness of poly (adenosine diphosphate-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitors; Consider new immunotherapeutic options for treatment of OC and EC.

Female Pelvic Medicine and Surgery

Select appropriate treatment for menopause; Counsel patients about the association between estrogen therapy and breast cancer; Explain the pathogenesis of vaginal atrophy; Choose appropriate patients for robotic supracervical hysterectomy; List contraindications to uterine preservation in women undergoing prolapse repair.

Breast Conditions/Immune Dysregulation

Sketch a diagnostic algorithm for a patient who presents with a breast mass; Choose appropriate treatment for a patient with mastalgia; Distinguish between physiologic and pathologic nipple discharge; Predict immune function based on age and sex; Explain adaptations of the immune system that permit implantation and development of the fetus in the uterus.

Benign Breast Disorders/Menopausal Hormone Therapy

Explain the appropriate evaluation and treatment of a woman with a palpable breast mass; Elaborate on the common causes of, and recommended treatment for, breast pain; Determine whether nipple discharge is physiologic or pathologic, and manage it appropriately; Evaluate the safety and efficacy of hormone therapy in the management of menopausal symptoms; Select and tailor menopausal hormone therapy for individual patients based on available evidence, comorbidities, and quality-of-life considerations.

Topics in Gynecology

Recommend screening for cervical cancer and human papillomavirus (HPV) at the appropriate time and intervals; Explain the rationale for guidelines on cervical cancer screening; Implement the most recent recommendations concerning vaccination for HPV; Recommend the most appropriate contraceptive option for an individual patient; Debunk myths associated with the use of intrauterine devices.

Morcellation in Gynecologic Oncology

Summarize the current legal and regulatory landscape for power morcellators in the United States; Compare and contrast the design and method of studies that evaluate risk associated with power morcellators; Explain the difficulties encountered by investigators attempting to estimate the risk for undetected sarcoma after uterine surgery for a presumed benign condition; Choose an appropriate method to screen for uterine sarcoma; Counsel a patient who is considering power morcellation.

Update on Women's Health

Explain the quick start method of oral contraceptive delivery; List the advantages and disadvantages of available contraceptive methods; Counsel a patient who is concerned about loss of bone mineral density associated with the use of depot medroxyprogesterone acetate; Establish the anatomic origin of secondary amenorrhea; Distinguish between a patient with polycystic ovarian syndrome and a patient with ovarian failure.

The Female Patient

Explain the contribution of urethral sphincter function to continence in women; Consider muscle education in women with urethral dysfunction; Counsel a woman about the advantages and disadvantages of uterine-sparing apical prolapse repair; Choose the appropriate sling material and suture type when performing abdominal sacral hysteropexy; Select the appropriate technique for a woman with pelvic organ prolapse who is contemplating pregnancy.

Women's Health Review

Anticipate physiologic respiratory and cardiac changes that occur during pregnancy; Treat asthma during pregnancy and labor; Choose appropriate agents for treating hypertension and diabetes mellitus during pregnancy; Adopt screening guidelines for breast cancer; Recognize factors that affect the prognosis of patients with operable breast cancer.

Update on Women's Health

Implement screening guidelines for cervical cancer for average-risk women recommended by the American Cancer Society, the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, and the American Society for Clinical Pathology; Discuss the current model of HPV-induced cervical carcinogenesis; Recommend HPV vaccination for all boys and girls 11 or 12 yr of age; Evaluate the reasons that outcomes of heart disease for women are worse than those for men; Recommend lifestyle choices to minimize risk factors for heart disease in women.

Additional Information

Additional Continuing Medical Education options available:

Other courses of interest may include:  Family PracticeInternal MedicineObesity and Nutrition.

If you have taken the current Women's Health CME / CPD Review listed above or if you are seeking additional credits, please visit: Medical Courses Coming Soon There you will find abbreviated listings of additional courses available related to this specialty and courses that are soon to be released.

For over 30 years, ASI has provided Continuing Medical Education, CME & CEU and Continuing Professional Development Education (CPD) for physicians and allied professionals in Women's Health plus over 40 other specialties and subspecialties.  Lectures are recorded annually at the top seminars and conferences to provide the most current medical education to our clients.