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Essentials of Women's Health: An Integrated Approach to Primary Care and Office Gynecology

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Department: Medicine / Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Course Number: MDM12M01
Start: Sunday, July 03, 2011
End: Friday, July 08, 2011
Location: Big Island, Hawaii
Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel Big Island, HI
Fees: $715 - Physicians
$565 - Allied Health Professionals, Interns, Residents, Students, and Fellows 
Credit: 20.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Increasing appreciation of the unique needs of women patients and women's health care providers has created a need for innovative educational programs on women’s health. This program, designed for family physicians, internists, gynecologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, and all others involved in providing quality health care for women, will provide a practical update on a full range of common but controversial issues in women’s health. The course will serve to enhance the skills of those already working in women’s health as well as help develop new skills for those expanding their work to include more primary care and office gynecology.

Developed and taught by UCSF faculty in both Primary Care Internal Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology, the course will present an integrated approach to women’s health. Emphasis will be placed on new developments in preventive care and cardiovascular risk factors in women, issues in reproductive health, and clinical strategies in the diagnosis and treatment of common gynecologic complaints and common medical problems of women. Special emphasis will be placed on office skills needed for modern day practice including: enhanced skills in physical examination, common office procedures, clinical nutrition, assessment of new medical technologies, and how to better read the medical literature.

The course will use interactive lectures, clinical vignettes, hands-on workshops, small group discussions, an audience response system, questions and answers, and a detailed syllabus. This course is presented by the Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, and the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences and is sponsored by the Office of Continuing Medical Education, University of California, San Francisco.

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Objectives: The purpose of this course is to increase competence and improve clinician practice in primary care. We specifically anticipate improvements in skills and strategies to:

  • Discuss and implement new guidelines in office-based preventive medicine for prevention and early detection of cancer with clinical exam, pap tests, genetic testing, diagnostic imaging;
  • Discuss and implement new guidelines for prevention and treatment of cardiovascular risk factors in women;
  • Diagnose and treat common problems in women's health including osteoporosis, breast cancer, obesity, diabetes, abnormal uterine bleeding, fibroids, menopause, overactive bladder, incontinence, ectopic pregnancy, acute pelvic pain, benign breast disorders, and sexually transmitted infections;
  • Assist in shared decision-making in contraception;
  • Advise patients about using vitamins and common supplements for disease prevention and symptom management;
  • Develop prevention and treatment plans for women with HIV;
  • Diagnose and treat common sleep disorders;
  • Recommend when to use newly-approved medical technologies;
  • Read the medical literature in women’s health;
  • Understand recent comparative effectiveness research and apply it in office practice to make better treatment decisions.

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The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this educational activity for a maximum of 20.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.

This CME activity meets the requirements under California Assembly Bill 1195, continuing education and cultural and linguistic competency.

Family Physicians:
Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

Geriatric Medicine:
The approved credits shown above include 11.00 credits toward meeting the requirement under California Assembly Bill 1820, Geriatric Medicine

ACOG: Cognates have been applied for through the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG.)

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Course Outline:
For course slides, please visit this link.

SUNDAY, JULY 3, 2011

4:00pm Course Registration

5:00 Welcome
Robert B. Baron, MD, MS
Alison F. Jacoby, MD

5:10 (G) Cancer Screening in Women: Letting Evidence Be Our Guide
Jeffrey Tice, MD

6:00 (G) Cervical Cancer Prevention Update: 2011 and Beyond
Deborah Cohan, MD, MPH

7:10 Adjourn

MONDAY, JULY 4, 2011
Moderator: Alison F. Jacoby, MD

6:30am Continental Breakfast

7:00 (G) New Developments in Osteoporosis
Douglas Bauer, MD

7:50 Modern Management of Menopause
Jeffrey Tice, MD

8:40 Break

9:00 (G) Diagnosis and Treatment of Urinary Incontinence
Rebecca Jackson, MD

9:50 (G) Fibroid Management in the 21st Century
Alison F. Jacoby, MD

10:40 Adjourn

Moderator: Robert B. Baron, MD, MS

6:30am Continental Breakfast

7:00 (G) Current Issues in Diabetes Management
Robert B. Baron, MD, MS

7:50 (G) Management of Common Thyroid Disorders
Douglas Bauer, MD

8:40 (G) Vitamins and Supplements in Women’s Health: An Evidence-Based Approach
Jeffrey Tice MD

9:30 Break

9:50 Concurrent Workshops (select one):

A: Mastering Gynecologic Office Procedures
Rebecca Jackson, MD

B: Current Strategies in the Management of Obesity
Robert B. Baron, MD MS

11:20 Adjourn

Moderator: Deborah Cohan, MD, MPH, MD

6:30am Continental Breakfast

7:00 Lumps, Bumps and Pain: Management of Common Breast Disorders
Rebecca Jackson, MD

7:50 Preventing the Unintended: Contraception in 2011
Allison Jacoby, MD

8:40 Sexually Transmitted Infections: New tests, New Guidelines
Deborah Cohan, MD

9:30 Break

9:50 Concurrent Workshops (select one):

C: (G) What’s That? Recognizing Common Gynecologic Lesions
Alison F. Jacoby, MD

D: (G) New Treatment Options for Common Illnesses: When to Use Recently Approved Medical Technologies
Jeffrey Tice MD

11:20 Adjourn

Moderator: Douglas Bauer, MD

6:30am Continental Breakfast

7:00 (G) Modern Management of Sleep Disorders
Douglas Bauer, MD

7:50 (G) Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Women
Robert B. Baron, MD, MS

8:40 (G) Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: Evaluation of Premenopausal Women
Vanessa Jacoby, MD

9:30 Break

9:50 Concurrent Workshops (select one):

E: What Next? Challenging Cases of Abnormal Pap Smears
Deborah Cohan, MD, MPH

F: Reading the Medical Literature in Women’s Health: Tricks of the Trade
Douglas Bauer, MD

11:20am Adjourn

FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2011
Moderator: Rebecca Jackson, MD

6:30am Continental Breakfast

7:00 Acute Pelvic Pain: Managing Torsion, Ruptured Cysts, and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Rebecca Jackson, MD

7:50 Comparative Effectiveness Reviews for Clinicians: Helping Us Make Better Treatment Choices
Robert Baron, MD, MS

8:40 Break

9:00 "Did I Wait Too Long?" Infertility in Woman Over 35
Alison F. Jacoby, MD

9:50 Health Care for Women with HIV
Deborah Cohan, MD, MPH

10:40 Adjourn

(G) Geriatric Credit

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Robert B. Baron, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine; Associate
Dean for Graduate and
Continuing Medical Education;
Vice Chief, Division of General
Internal Medicine

Alison Jacoby, MD
Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology
and Reproductive Sciences;
Director, UCSF Comprehensive Fibroid Center 

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(University of California, San Francisco)

Douglas Bauer, MD
Professor of Medicine

Rebecca Jackson, MD
Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Deborah Cohan, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences; Director Bay Area Perinatal AIDS Center

Vanessa Jacoby, MD, MAS
Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

Jeffrey Tice, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine

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Travel & Lodging:
Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, Mauna Kea Resort
62-100 Kaun'oa Drive,
Kamuela, Big Island, HI 96743

Terrace View - $185
Partial Ocean View - $200
Ocean View - $220
Premium Ocean View - $240
Ocean Front - $275
1 Bedroom Ocean Front Suite - $399

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Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations received in writing before the first day of the course will be refunded, less a $75 administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date.

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