Postmenopausal vulvovaginal atrophy: Communication and care

Postmenopausal vulvovaginal atrophy: Communication and care
Postmenopausal vulvovaginal atrophy: Communication and care

This accreditation for this activity has expired.

Program Description: From the October 2013 issue of The Clinical Advisor: Postmenopausal vulvovaginal atrophy: communication and care. Guidance for the primary-care clinician to identify and treat this chronic and highly prevalent condition.

Target Audience: This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of Primary Care Physicians, Pediatricians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and Dietitians. 

Physician Credit: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship
of MER and HME. MER is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Activity Objectives: After completing the activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Describe the impact of vulvovaginal atrophy on sexual health and quality of life and relay
    this information to postmenopausal patients.
  • Diagnose vulvovaginal atrophy.
  • Treat vulvovaginal atrophy in line with evidence-based guidelines.
  • Counsel patients on the etiology of vulvovaginal atrophy and the efficacy and safety of available therapies.

Credits
Type
Accredition Statement
Designation Statement

0.50

AAPA Category I CME Credit

This program was planned in accordance with AAPA's CME Standards for Enduring Material Programs and for Commercial Support of Enduring Material Programs.

This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 0.50 hours of AAPA Category I CME credit by the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Approval is valid for one year from the issue date of September 2013. Participants may submit the self-assessment at any time during that period.

0.50

CE for Nurses

Nurse Practitioner Associates for Continuing Education (NPACE) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

NPACE designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.50 contact hours of credit. Participants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Faculty:

Mary Jane Minkin, MD, FACOG, NCMP
Clinical Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

Disclosures:

Mary Jane Minkin, MD, FACOG, NCMP, is on the advisory boards of Noven, Novo Nordisk, Inc., and Bayer. She is also a consultant for Pfizer and Enzymatic Therapy and on the speakers' bureau for Shionogi.

Physician Credit: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of MER and HME. MER is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation: MER designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 creditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Credit: Nurse Practitioner Associates for Continuing Education (NPACE) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

Credit Designation: NPACE designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.5 contact hours of credit. Participants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Policy – MER
MER ensures balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all our educational programs. In accordance with this policy, MER identifies conflicts of interest with its instructors, content managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity. Conflicts are resolved by MER to ensure that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a CME activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. MER is committed to providing its learners with high quality CME activities that promote improvements or quality in health care and not the business interest of a commercial interest.

Disclosure Policy – NPACE

NPACE is committed to ensuring all educational activities are balanced and free from bias. All faculty participating in our programs disclose any relationships they may have with a commercial interest whose products or services are related to the content of the activity. NPACE's status as an accredited provider of continuing nursing education does not imply endorsement by NPACE or ANCC of any commercial products discussed in conjunction with this program.

NPACE maintains content integrity and prevents bias in the presence of commercial support through:

  1. Disclosure by activity planners, authors and content reviewers of relevant relationships with any commercial interest, or lack thereof;
  2. Disclosure of commercial support;
  3. Removal of individuals with conflict of interest from the activity;
  4. Revising the role of the individual with the conflict so that the relationship is no longer relevant to the activity;
  5. Not awarding contact hours for a portion or all of the activity;
  6. Undertaking review of the activity by a content reviewer to evaluate for bias, balance, evidence-based content or other indicators of integrity;
  7. Monitoring the activity to evaluate for bias; and/or reviewing participant feedback.

 

Method of Participation: There are no fees for participating in and receiving CME credit for this activity. During the period August 2013 through August 2014, participants must: 1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures, 2) study the educational activity, 3) complete the posttest and submit it online and 4) complete the evaluation form online.

A statement of credit will be issued only upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and a completed post-test with a score of 70% or better.

Disclaimer: The content and views presented in this educational activity are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of MER, NPACE, HME, or Novo Nordisk. The authors have disclosed if there is any discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA in their presentations.

The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of MER, NPACE, HME, or Novo Nordisk. Before prescribing any medicine, primary references and full prescribing information should be consulted. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patients' conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. 

Commercial support for this activity was provided through an educational grant from Novo Nordisk.

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