14 ACPE Credits
14.0 Contact Hours
3 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
Health care for women of all ages is changing.These lectures focus on the areas of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility describing the conditions and the current evaluation and treatment.
The birth of the world's first IVF baby, Louise Brown, in 1978, revolutionized reproductive choice in a manner not seen since the introduction of oral contraception. In the ensuing 41 years, outcomes of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) have improved dramatically, and ART applications have expanded far beyond treating infertility. ART is now deployed to avoid transmission of genetic diseases, to preserve fertility in men and women undergoing gonadotoxic cancer treatment, and to offer women the choice of banking eggs at a young age for future use.
Family building is no longer limited to heterosexual couples, as ART offers family creation options for men and women who choose to be single parents, same sex couples, and trans individuals.
With the use of donor eggs, ART has pushed back biologic age constraints on family building. At the same time, providers of ART care face patient management challenges that we share in common with our general ObGyn providers and primary care colleagues. As providers, all of us grapple with ethical challenges in caring for our patients, addressing the obesity epidemic, caring for an aging population, menstrual irregularities, and common reproductive diseases such as endometriosis and pelvic inflammatory disease.
The purpose of the course is to inform the course participants about the 'state of the ART&apost;, and review how breakthroughs in reproductive health have shaped society. Our outcome goal is to engender collaboration between primary care providers, general ObGyn providers, and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) sub-specialists in managing patient care issues that we all see in our practices.
- Current evaluation and treatment of the infertile couple
- Understand basic evaluation of the infertile couple and primary treatment....and when to refer.
- Work, Women , Infertility and Family
- Understanding the multiple roles women now play in society .
- The Annual Gyn Exam????
- Current recommendations regarding the annual pelvic exam
- The Menopause: Current Treatment Considerations
- Discause menopause and approaches to treatment
- Androgens ,Sexuality and Such
- Learn appropriate use of androgen use in menopausal women.
- Clitoral Size in Normal females and causes of it's enlargement
- Learn how to recognize abnormalities and their causes.
- The Big O : Osteoporosis
- Learn how to evaluate and prevent this problem
- Practical Review of the Menstrual Cycle and Clinical Application
- Apply a rational diagnostic and management approach when patients present with irregular bleeding and amenorrhea.
- Obesity and Reproduction
- Inform participants about the adverse effects of obesity on obstetric and reproductive outcomes.
- Recent Advances in ART- Fertility Preservation in Cancer Patients, and "Social" Fertility Preservation
- Understand options and success rates for egg freezing and sperm banking, prior to gonadotoxic cancer or electively
- Ethical, Emotional, and Psychological Challenges in Infertility and ART
- Have awareness of ethical implications of a rapidly evolving technology including preimplantation genetic testing.
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
- Diagnose and treat pelvic inflammatory disease based on current CDC recommendations.
- Identify symptoms of endometriosis, limitations of current available treatments, and have awareness of new promising treatments.
- LGBTQIA Access to Reproductive Care, and Determinants of Gender Identity
- Recognize biologic determinants of gender identity, and understand the application of ART to assist LGBTQIA patients
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.