ONLINE CME ACTIVITY -  ENDOMETRIOSIS PAIN: A CALL TO ACTION - STRATEGIES FOR IMPROVING PATIENT QUALITY OF LIFE
1 CME Credit, AOA 
Category 1-B 

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OVERVIEW & STATEMENT of NEED

Pain, especially moderate to severe pain, related to endometriosis has a tremendous impact on a woman’s quality of life, impacting everything from sexual desire and function, employment, decision making and feelings of belongingness. Physician-patient communication about endometriosis symptoms is often sub-optimal, causing delayed diagnosis and a delayed pain management. While many different options are available in a physician’s armamentarium to treat endometriosis, the vast majority are not approved by the FDA for such use. 

TARGET AUDIENCE

This activity is designed for obstetricians and gynecologists, and other health care professionals who provide women's health.

PRESENTING FACULTY

Dr. AgarwalSanjay Agarwal, MD, FACOG
Dr. Agarwal is Clinical Professor and Director of Fertility Services in the UC San Diego Department of Reproductive Medicine. He is also Director of the innovative UC San Diego Center for Endometriosis Research and Treatment.

Dr. Agarwal graduated from St. George's Hospital in the University of London, UK and then made his transition to America to complete an Ob-Gyn residency at Duke University. Following this, he went on to complete a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at UCLA and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Following the fellowship, Dr. Agarwal was on the faculty at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for eight years where he was the Director of the Center for Reproductive Medicine. Dr. Agarwal moved UC San Diego in 2003.

Dr. Agarwal’s endometriosis research has focused on improving our understanding of and therapeutic options for women with this debilitating disease.

COI DISCLOSURE

Dr. Agarwal has disclosed research funding from AbbVie and SOBI, is a Consultant, Advisory Board or Review Panel Member for AbbVie, and is on the Non-CME Speaker's Bureau for AbbVie. The content of this presentation was peer-reviewed and any potential conflict was resolved.

The ACOOG, nor its staff involved in planning this activity, has anything to disclose.

PEER REVIEWER

Jennifer Nichols, DO
Dr. Nichols has nothing to disclose.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Those participating in this activity will receive information that should allow them to...

  1. Describe the impact moderate to severe endometriosis-associated pain has on women’s lives 
  2. Identify barriers to timely diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis pain
  3. Develop strategies to overcome these barriers 
  4. Compare and contrast current evidence related to management and treatment of moderate to severe pain associated with endometriosis

FEE

This activity is offered at no charge.

RELEASE & REVIEW DATE

Release Date: June 21, 2020 Review Date: June 21, 2021

COMPETENCIES SUPPORTED

Osteopathic & ACGME Core Competencies

  • Patient Care and Procedural Skills
  • Medical Knowledge
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • Professionalism

Institute of Medicine Core Competencies 

  • Provide patient-centered care
  • Work in interdisciplinary teams
  • Employ evidence-based practice

CME Credit Designation

The American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians.

The American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists designates this program for a maximum of 1 AOA Category 1-B credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.

COMMERCIAL SUPPORT

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Abbvie.

System Requirements

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