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Office of Continuing Professional Development

Midlife Women’s Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Care

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Friday, July 17, 2015
7:45 am - 5:00 pm

Wyndham Boston Beacon Hill
5 Blossom Street
Boston, MA 02114

Description

This activity addresses the problem of optimizing the care of midlife (menopausal) women. This course is needed as midlife womens health involves a range of medical specialties and changes in clinical practice based on rapidly evolving evidence from advances in research and technology. Given demographic changes in the U.S. population, midlife women are becoming an increasingly important group served by healthcare providers, with needs that cross many areas of medical expertise.

Learning Objectives

The goals of this activity are that upon completion, care of patients will be improved as participants will be able to:

1. Evaluate and treat abnormal bleeding in perimenopausal women

2. Identify cardiovascular risk factors in midlife women and advise appropriate lifestyle and pharmacologic options, understanding that there are critical differences between cardiovascular disease in men and women

3. Provide guidance regarding available plastic and reconstructive surgical options for women with breast cancer and those with cosmetic concerns related to aging

4. Describe the relative strengths and limitations of available osteoporosis therapies and use this learning to meet the individual needs of menopausal women at increased risk for fracture

5. Identify the mood disorders associated with the menopausal transition and effective interventions

6. Recognize the interaction between midlife hormonal changes and headaches in order to optimize treatment

7. Identify women at increased risk for breast, colon, cervical, and other cancers and recommend the most appropriate screening studies

8. Describe common gastrointestinal complaints of women at midlife and advise appropriate dietary and pharmacologic interventions

9. Recognize the various causes of sexual concerns for midlife women and formulate an individualized treatment plan that addresses the multifactorial nature of these problems

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 will be 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 womens health offered by any area medical center (to the best of our knowledge), learners from around New England and more distant regions also may attend.

Agenda

7:15 am

Continental breakfast

7:45am

Welcome & Introductory Remarks
Jan Shifren, MD
Director, Mass General Midlife Womens Health Center

8:00am

Evaluation and Management of Abnormal Bleeding in Perimenopausal Women
Whitfield Growdon, MD
Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

8:45am

A Womens Heart: Venus vs. Mars
Nandita Scott, MD
Co-Director, Corrigan Womens Heart Health Program, Mass General Heart Center

9:30 am

Plastic Surgery in Midlife: Exploring Options for Rejuvenation and Reconstruction
Heather R. Faulkner, MD, MPH
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

10:15 am

Coffee Break

10:30 am

Reducing Fracture Risk After Menopause: Who, When, and How?
Elaine Yu, MD
Department of Endocrinology

11:15 am

Management of Mood Disorders in Women during Midlife
Hadine Joffe, MD, MSc
Center for Women's Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry

12:00 pm

Lunch

1:00pm

Headaches in Midlife Women: Optimizing Treatment
Erica Camargo Faye, MD
Department of Neurology

1:45 pm

Cancer screening in Women at Age 50 and Beyond
Katherine Johnston, MD
Womens Health Associates, Department of Medicine

2:30 pm

A Gastroenterology Update for Midlife Women
Kyle Staller, MD
Department of Gastroenterology

3:15pm

Coffee Break

3:30pm

Sexual Dysfunction in Women: Causes and Treatment Options
Jan Shifren, MD
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

4:15 pm

All You Ever Wanted to Know About Midlife Ask the Experts
Panel of Experts

4:55pm

Concluding Remarks

Faculty

Erica Camargo Faye, MD
Department of Neurology
Massachusetts General Hospital

Heather R. Faulkner, MD, MPH
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital

Whitfield Growdon, MD
Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Massachusetts General Hospital

Hadine Joffe, MD, MSc
Center for Women's Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry
Massachusetts General Hospital

Katherine Johnston, MD
Womens Health Associates, Department of Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital

Nandita Scott, MD
Co-Director, Corrigan Womens Heart Health Program, Mass General Heart Center
Massachusetts General Hospital

Jan Shifren, MD
Director, Mass General Midlife Womens Health Center
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Massachusetts General Hospital

Kyle Staller, MD
Department of Gastroenterology
Massachusetts General Hospital

Elaine Yu, MD
Department of Endocrinology
Massachusetts General Hospital

Registration Information

Before June 18, 2015:
Physicians: $200
Allied Health Professionals & Physicians-in-training: $100

After June 18, 2015:
Physicians: $225
Allied Health Professionals & Physicians-in-training: $125

Cancellation Policy:
Registrations cancelled on or before July 10, 2015 will be refunded, less a $50 administrative fee. Registrations cancelled after July 10, 2015 will not be refunded. Please contact partnerscpd@partners.orgif you require assistance in cancelling your online registration.


Our Course Coordinator can assist you with any special needs (i.e., physical, dietary, etc). Please contact Emilia OBrien prior to the conference at 617-726-6776

Contact

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Emilia OBrien prior to the conference at 617-726-6776

For questions regarding registration, please contact Partners Office of Continuing Professional Development at partnerscpd@partners.org.

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CME Information

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

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