14 ACPE Credits
14.0 Contact Hours
2½ Hours of Pharmacology for NPs
COURSE FEES$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Pharmacists, & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants
$695 for Nurse Practitioners
$495 for Nurses, Students & Others
Even those of us in academia responsible for disseminating this new evidence to future physicians and specialists found it difficult to keep pace with the recent discoveries leading to better comprehension in the pathophysiology of certain female disorders. This would lead, for example, to new guidelines that were generated in cervical cancer screening and HPV-associated cancer prevention.
- Risk modification may influence long term management so it is necessary to diagnose and treat. Further, treatment options are dependent on patient desired outcome and should be considered.
- Cystic Fibrosis
- New long term treatment modalities and medications can be considered and may be newer options for consideration of primary care management.
- Abnormal Skin Lesions
- Recognition of abnormal skin lesions remains and management remains a key perspective of primary care management. Specific to melanoma, treatment has transitioned and guidelines related to cancer screening, surveillance, and treatment have additional considerations.
- Depression and behavioral integration into patient centered medical home consideration and federally qualified health centers continue to be a priority.
- Recognition of mental illness as a Comorbidity of chronic health care conditions along with screening, diagnosis,and treatment are cornerstones of management.
- Medical, ethical, and end of life care decisions
- Medical, ethical and end-of-life care decisions impact the care of patients and often have providers questioning personal beliefs while Integrating medical knowledge and evidence based practice, keeping an eye on cost effective care.
- Integration of case studies will be utilized to demonstrate application of medical knowledge base with practical ideas.
- Describe the most common etiologies of primary amenorrhea and secondary amenorrhea.
- Be able to perform an appropriate diagnostic approach to the patient presenting with amenorrhea.
- Minimize long term risk factors associated with abnormal or irregular menstrual cycles.
- Know the differences between primary dysmenorrhea and secondary dysmenorrhea .
- Discuss the signs, symptoms, and differential diagnosis for dysmenorrhea.
- THE FUTURE OF CERVICAL CANCER: The Legacy of Screening and the Prophecy Of Eradication
- The healthcare provider will recognize the development of modern day cervical cancer screening, the role of high risk HPV in male and female lower genital tract, oropharyngeal, anal carcinogenesis, and the importance of promoting HPV vaccination
To Treat or Not To Treat with Estrogen
- The clinician will address the concerns of perimenopausal women including their complaints of mood disturbance, vasomotor symptoms, insomnia, diminished sexual desire, vaginal atrophy. He/She will offer patients a variety of behavioral, hormonal, nonhormonal therapeutic modalities during this perimenopausal window
- CONTEMPORARY UNDERSTANDING OF THE ORIGIN OF OVARIAN CANCER, RISK REDUCTION, AND THE EVALUATION OF THE ADNEXAL MASS
- The provider will describe the new model of ovarian carcinogenesis and the obstacles encountered in trying to develop ovarian cancer screening.
- The participant will assess the malignant potential of a palpable mass in a woman using present day imaging and ovarian tumor markers and direct appropriate conservative, medical, or surgical intervention.
- THE PCOS LOOK-ALIKES
- Participants will generate a differential diagnosis for females of various reproductive ages presenting with signs of hyperandrogenism and order appropriate laboratory, radiologic imaging and timely referral to an endocrinologist, gynecologic oncologist, or general surgeon.
- PUTTING OUT THE BURNING VULVA
- The participant will give examples of the variety of infectious, inflammatory, neoplastic, and neurologic disorders that cause vulvar burning/ pruritus, and make timely decisions on proper treatment and need for biopsy.
- THAT PESKY VAGINAL DISCHARGE
- The participant will draw from historical and physical exam findings, culture and new quantitative PCR based assays to properly detect and treat a variety of recurrent infectious and non-infectious causes of vaginal irritative symptoms.
- ADDRESSING FEMALE DIMINISHED LIBIDO WITHOUT FEAR
- The attendee will openly discuss problems of a sexual nature with his/her patients, define the type of sexual dysfunction and offer behavioral, pharmacologic therapy or referral to sex therapist
Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.