Menopause and Sexual Health: Dyspareunia Therapeutic Advances

Title:

Menopause and Sexual Health: Dyspareunia Therapeutic Advances

Topic: Womens Health
Relevant Terms: Women's Health, Vulvovaginal atrophy, Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause
Primary Audience: OB/GYNs, Primary Care Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician's Assistants, Endocrinologists
Launch Date: 04-Dec-17
Credits: 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
0.75 ANCC contact hour
Expiration Date: 03-Dec-18
Curriculum Name: Menopause and Sexual Health: An Update on Dyspareunia and Female Sexual Dysfunction

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Discuss how the science of Intracrinology and DHEA relates to the physiologic, histologic and morphologic changes associated with menopause and treatment of dyspareunia/Vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA)/Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM), and potentially Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD)
  2. Summarize key data for new, intracrine-based therapy for dyspareunia
  3. Discuss potential therapies in development for the treatment of dyspareunia and Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD)
  4. Summarize key safety and efficacy information on traditional therapies for Vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA)/Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM)

    Faculty

    James Simon, MD
    Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
    George Washington University School of Medicine,
    Washington, DC
    Irwin Goldstein, MD
    Director of Sexual Medicine, Alvarado Hospital
    Clinical Professor of Surgery, University of California at San Diego
    Director, San Diego Sexual Medicine
    Statement of Need/Program Overview
    This activity is designed to raise awareness and knowledge of new therapeutic approaches designed to overcome widespread treatment gaps in the management of GSM, VVA, FSD and dyspareunia patients. A focus on a new, non-estrogen mechanistic approach based on fundamentally unique sex steroid science will be accompanied by a look at two new approaches to estrogen based and SERM therapy.
     
    Educational Objectives
    After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
     
    • Discuss how the science of Intracrinology and DHEA relates to the physiologic, histologic and morphologic changes associated with menopause and treatment of dyspareunia/Vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA)/Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM), and potentially Females Sexual Dysfunction (FSD)
    • Summarize key data for new, intracrine-based therapy for dyspareunia
    • Discuss potential therapies in development for the treatment of dyspareunia and Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD)
    • Summarize key safety and efficacy information on traditional therapies for Vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA)/Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM)
    Program Agenda
    This activity will cover topics such as:
    (1) Intracrine science as it relates to the physiologic and histologic vaginal changes associated with menopause
    (2) The role of DHEA in sex steroid production and the treatment of dyspareunia
    (3) Key data for new, intracrine-based therapy for dyspareunia
    (4) Potential therapies in development for the treatment of dyspareunia and FSD
    (5) Key safety and efficacy data on traditional therapies for VVA/GSM
     
    Physician Credit
    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint provider-ship of Medical Education Resources (MER) and ReardenCME. MER is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
     
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    Medical Education Resources designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
     
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    James A. Simon, MD has participated in clinical trials with Endoceutics.
     
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