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Office of Continuing Professional Development

Midlife Women's Health 2019: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Care

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Friday, April 26, 2019
7:15 am - 5:00 pm

Wyndham Boston Beacon Hill
5 Blossom Street
Boston, MA 02114

Course Director: Jan Shifren, MD

Description

Midlife Women's Health 2019 provides a multi-disciplinary approach to the care of menopausal women. Advances in research, technology, and pharmacology increase options available for midlife women, but this rapidly changing knowledge-base presents a challenge for clinicians. Care for women at this stage of life is optimized by education on a range of medical concerns provided by experts from a wide variety of medical specialties. Given demographic changes in the US population, midlife women are becoming an increasingly important group served by healthcare providers, with needs that cross many areas of medical expertise.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

1. Assess a woman's risk of ovarian, cervical, and uterine cancer through appropriate screening and recognition of early-warning signs.
2. Formulate a strategy to optimize a woman's sleep at midlife utilizing pharmacologic, lifestyle, and mind body approaches.
3. Employ decision aids to assist women in making informed decisions regarding treatments for midlife problems, including vasomotor symptoms and osteoporosis.
4. Recognize and manage common urogynecologic problems in older women, including prolapse and urethral diverticula and caruncles.
5. Evaluate and treat women with osteoarthritis using a range of effective interventions.
6. Recognize, assess, and address unique cardiovascular concerns of aging women.
7. Integrate strategies to empower the aging brain and reduce the impact of cognitive decline
8. Assess and treat varicose veins and pelvic venous congestion.
9. Identify the genitourinary syndrome of menopause and assist women in devising an individualized approach to reduce its impact on sexual function and quality of life.

Target Audience

This educational activity is designed for physicians and advance practice nurses in general medicine, gynecology, oncology, cardiology, neurology, gastroenterology, endocrinology, psychiatry, and surgery. Physicians and advance practice nurses in-training also are encouraged to attend. We anticipate learners principally from the Boston area for this one-day course, but as there are no other courses specific to midlife women's health offered by any area medical center, learners from around New England and more distant regions also are encouraged to attend.

Agenda

7:15 am

Continental breakfast

7:45

Welcome & Introductory Remarks
Jan Shifren, MD

8:00

Assessing and Reducing Gynecologic Cancer Risk
Rachel Clark Sisodia, MD

8:45

Optimizing Sleep at Midlife
John Winkelman, MD, PhD

9:30

Informed Decision Making
Leigh Simmons, MD
Karen Sepucha, PhD

10:15

Coffee Break

10:30

Urogynecology Beyond Incontinence
Emily Von Bargen, DO

11:15

Osteoarthritis in Midlife: Comprehensive Management and New Treatments
Joanne Borg-Stein, MD

12:00 pm

Lunch

1:00

A Woman's Heart: Unique Aspects of Female Sex on Cardiovascular Disease
Nandita Scott, MD

1:45

Strategies to Empower the Aging Brain
Marie Pasinski, MD

2:30

Varicose Veins and Pelvic Venous Congestion
Julianne Stoughton, MD

3:15

Coffee Break

3:30

Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause and Sexual Function
Jan Shifren, MD

4:15

All You Ever Wanted to Know About Midlife
(Panel of Experts)
Isaac Schiff, MD
Katherine Johnston, MD
Linda Kelly, DNP, ANP-BC
Sujata Somani, MD

5:00 pm

Adjourn

Faculty

Jan Shifren, MD Course Director
Director, Midlife Women's Health Center,
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
Massachusetts General Hospital
Vincent Trustees Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology,
Harvard Medical School

Joanne Borg-Stein, MD
Physiatrist,
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,
Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,
Harvard Medical School

Rachel Clark Sisodia, MD
Gynecologic Oncologist,
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
Massachusetts General Hospital
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology,
Harvard Medical School

Katherine Johnston, MD
Internist, Women's Health Associates,
Department of Medicine,
Massachusetts General Hospital
Instructor in Medicine,
Harvard Medical School

Linda Kelly, DNP, ANP-BC
Nursing Director, Midlife Women's Health Center,
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
Massachusetts General Hospital

Marie Pasinski, MD
Neurologist, Department of Neurology,
Massachusetts General Hospital
Instructor in Neurology,
Harvard Medical School

Isaac Schiff, MD
Chief, MGH Vincent Obstetrics and Gynecology Service, Emeritus,
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
Massachusetts General Hospital
Joe Vincent Meigs Professor of Gynecology,
Harvard Medical School

Nandita Scott, MD
Co-Director, Corrigan Women's Heart Health Program,
Co-Director MGH Cardiovascular Disease and Pregnancy Service,
Department of Cardiology,
Massachusetts General Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine,
Harvard Medical School

Karen Sepucha, PhD
Director, Health Decision Sciences Center,
Department of Medicine,
Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor of Medicine,
Harvard Medical School

Leigh Simmons, MD
Physician, Internal Medicine Associates,
Department of Medicine,
Massachusetts General Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine,
Harvard Medical School

Sujata Somani, MD
Medical Director, Midlife Women's Health Center,
Massachusetts General Hospital
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology,
Harvard Medical School

Julianne Stoughton, MD
Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon,
Department of Surgery,
Massachusetts General Hospital
Assistant Professor of Surgery,
Harvard Medical School

Emily Von Bargen, DO
Associate Fellowship Director, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery,
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Clerkship Director, Obstetrics & Gynecology,
Harvard Medical School

John Winkelman, MD, PhD
Chief, Sleep Disorders Clinical Research Program,
Department of Psychiatry,
Massachusetts General Hospital
Professor of Psychiatry,
Harvard Medical School

Registration Information

Early Bird Registration Fees before March 15, 2019
Physicians: $290
Other Health Care Professionals & Physicians-in-training: $145

Registration Fees after March 15, 2019
Physicians: $315
Other Health Care Professionals & Physicians-in-training: $165


Cancellation Policy:

Registrations cancelled before April 12, 2019 will be refunded, less a $25 administrative fee. Registrations cancelled after April 12, 2019 will not be refunded. Please contact partnerscpd@partners.org if you require assistance in cancelling your online registration.

Contact

For questions regarding the activity, please contact Emilia O'Brien at eobrien11@partners.org or 617-726-6776.

For questions regarding registration or CME, please contact Partners Office of Continuing Professional Development atpartnerscpd@partners.org / 857-282-2515.

Provided by

Massachusetts General Hospital, Vincent Obstetrics & Gynecology and Partners HealthCare System

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CME Information

ACCREDITATION
The Partners HealthCare System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Partners HealthCare System designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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