PG15: The Clinician's Role In Care For The Post-reproductive Woman
Time:8:15 am - 5:00 pm
Location:Room 11 - San Diego Convention Center
Genevieve Neal-Perry, M.D., Ph.D. (Chair ), Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center
James H. Liu, M.D., Case Western Reserve University
Lubna Pal, M.B.B.S, M.Sc., Yale University School of Medicine
Nanette Santoro, M.D., University of Colorado at Denver
Developed in Cooperation with the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and the Menopause Special Interest Group
Practice-based learning and improvement
NEEDS ASSESSMENT AND COURSE DESCRIPTION
Menopausal and perimenopausal women have specific healthcare issues. These women often have many medical and quality-of-life concerns, and the healthcare professionals who treat them need to have the most complete, up-to-date information in order to offer the appropriate care options for each individual.
This course is aimed at healthcare professionals who care for women who are in the postreproductive years of their lives. Hormonal treatments for menopausal symptoms will be addressed, as well as sleep disorders and sexual concerns particular to menopausal and perimenopausal women.
At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
- Discuss the pros and cons of hormone replacement therapy for the treatment of menopausal symptoms.
- Summarize how the onset of menopause can be predicted and describe the natural history of menopausal symptoms.
- List some of the sexual concerns of menopausal and perimenopausal women and ways in which the healthcare professional can help address these concerns.
- Accurately diagnose sleep disorders that may present as menopausal symptoms and discuss the appropriate treatment.
- Summarize the recommendations for bone density testing and list the medications available to treat osteoporosis.