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In general, primary care providers for women are challenged to stay abreast of a large volume of emerging research, to accurately assess its evidence-based, and to correctly analyze its application to the clinical care of women. In addition, they need to be knowledgeable of new therapies and technologies that are changing the direction of care for this patient population. Addressing these gaps in both knowledge and practice will translate to improved care of women and increased patient satisfaction.

The course organizers have selected several practice areas with clinical gaps this educational activity will address. Their evidence for these needs are from several sources including a review of outcomes assessments from other Cleveland Clinic educational activities focused on women’s health, a review of the medical literature, and the professional opinion of the Activity Directors and the faculty presenters. Additionally, national and international efforts are moving to address these issues through publications, journal articles, society meetings, and other symposia. These are all testaments to the continuing need for educational activities focused on women’s health care.

Improve Your Knowledge To:

  • Assess and treat polycystic ovaries osteoporosis, chronic fat igue and fibromyalgia in women
  • Summarize the most recent evidence on safety and efficacy of hor monal therapy for menopause symptoms and describe how to prescribe and monitor its use in clinical practice
  • Critically appraise the safety and efficacy of hormonal and gend er-confirmation therapies, and address the role of the primary care physician for referral and continuity of care following these therapies
  • Recognize, diagnosis, and treat mood and anxiety disorders in women, and describe how they are affected by reproductive lifecycle stages
  • Describe the available breastfeeding therapies and develop strategies to promote and improve healthy breastfeeding practices
  • Describe the contributors to a decrease in desire and orgasm, and counsel patients on methods to help boost sexual satisfaction, including the use of sexual aids such as lubricants and various stimulation devices
  • Describe methods available to identify patients who are in need of women’s preventative services
  • Describe innovative outreach programs available to improve screening and treatment outcomes

Who Should Attend?

This activity is designed for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses who provide primary care to women. Other healthcare professionals with an interest in women’s health will also gain significant knowledge by attending this activity.

Call for Abstracts

Submission Deadline: July 2, 2018
Abstracts are now being reviewed for this year’s Primary Care Women’s Health: Essentials and Beyond course.

Go to Abstract Submission and Abstract Application for more information on topics, submission procedures, review process, and more.