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Primary Care Women’s Health: Essentials and Beyond

Join us at Cleveland Clinic’s Primary Care Women’s Health: Essentials and Beyond

Health care providers are challenged to stay abreast of a large volume of emerging research, to be able to assess this evidence, and to correctly analyze its application to the clinical care of women. In addition, they need to be knowledgeable of new research, 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 that this educational activity will address. The evidence-based need arises from several sources including a review of outcomes assessments from previous Cleveland Clinic educational activities focused on women’s health, a review of the medical literature, and the professional opinion of the Activity Director 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:

  • Identify the impact of obesity on women and present strategies for preventing and treating this disorder.
  • Address the gender-related differences in HIV screening, diagnosis and treatment in women.
  • Compare and contrast direct to consumer and consumer directed genetic testing.
  • Summarize the risk assessment, prevention, and gender-based treatment of cardiovascular disease in women.
  • Identify the benefits, risks and FDA approved indications for hormone therapy and review the clinical application for use in postmenopausal women.
  • Discuss the significance of culturally competent care for LGBTQ individuals and identify strategies for creating LGBTQ affirming environments.

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.