Managing Endometriosis in Rural Primary Care Settings: Strategies for Early Diagnosis and Easing Symptom Burden is organized by Boston University School of Medicine Continuing Medical Education (BUSM CME) and will be held from May 31, 2018 - May 30, 2019.
The target audience for this medical event is primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants practicing in a rural health setting. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.
Endometriosis is a debilitating condition affecting up to 1 in 10 women in the United States. Delays in diagnosis and misdiagnosis are common, and optimal symptom control is challenging, given the limitations of current treatments. Women living in rural areas may be particularly at risk for poor health outcomes due to reduced access to care and a limited number of health care providers. Often, they turn to their primary care provider for evaluation and treatment. In this online CME activity, expert faculty will discuss strategies to improve the diagnosis and management of endometriosis, specifically in the rural primary care practice setting. This program will include the latest advances in diagnosis, the efficacy and limitations of available and emerging treatments, evidence-based strategies for delivering individualized care to patients with endometriosis, and case discussion.
• Identify signs and symptoms of endometriosis as well as strategies to improve its timely diagnosis.
• Develop patient-centered treatment plans for women with endometriosis, based on individual drug characteristics and personal preferences.
• Describe the role of surgery for endometriosis and the need for ongoing medical management to prevent disease recurrence.
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Rural Medicine, Primary Care