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EndoShare: Focus on Endometriosis Diagnosis

EndoShare: Focus on Endometriosis Diagnosis

Diagnostic delays in endometriosis is a worldwide problem and may lead to fertility issues and other conditions. Here’s how we can close that gap.

Available credits: 0.25

Time to complete: 15 minutes


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  • Overview

    Endometriosis can result in significant morbidity and diminished quality of life for a patient. Data estimates that up to 10 percent of reproductive-aged women possibly suffer from endometriosis, of which many are undiagnosed. Not only that, but the average delay in diagnosis can be greater than nine years.

    This article will identify factors that can contribute to this diagnostic delay and why an early and accurate diagnosis is critical to the optimal management of this disease. It will also discuss the assessment tools that can be used in clinical practice to initiate early intervention as well as the tools for endometriosis care that invite patient preferences, goals, and values into clinical decision making.

  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest: 

    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. GLC resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.

    Stephen M. Cohen, MD, FACOG
    SUNY Upstate Medical School
    Syracuse, NY

    Consulting Fees: AbbVie, CooperSurgical

    Reviewers/Content Planners/Authors:

    • Sean T. Barrett has nothing to discloses.
    • Stephen Chavez has nothing to discloses.
    • Barry A. Fiedel, PhD has nothing to disclose.
    • Amanda Hilferty has nothing to discloses.
    • David Howard has nothing to disclose.
    • Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP has nothing to disclose
  • Learning Objectives

    After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

    • Identify factors that delay an accurate and patient-centered diagnosis of endometriosis.
    • Describe validated, guidelines-recommended symptom assessment tools that can be used in clinical practice to initiate early intervention.
    • Employ approaches and tools for endometriosis care that invite patient preferences, goals, and values into clinical decision making.
  • Target Audience

    This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of ob/gyns, primary care physicians, family physicians, nurse midwives, and other providers who treat and manage female patients suspected of having endometriosis.

  • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

    Global Learning Collaborative is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Global Learning Collaborative designates this enduring material for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Provider(s)/Educational Partner(s)

    Omnia Education is the leading provider of education for women’s health professionals. Our activities are recognized nationwide for providing credible, relevant, and practical information on issues impacting the female patient. Additionally, our unique focus has transformed the CME learning environment, and our ability to help learners recognize and overcome barriers to optimal performance and optimal patient outcomes has positioned us as a leader in women’s health education.

  • Commercial Support

    This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from AbbVie.

  • Disclaimer

    The views and opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of GLC and Omnia Education. This presentation is not intended to define an exclusive course of patient management; the participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience and diagnostic skills in applying or adopting for professional use any of the information provided herein. 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 or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. Links to other sites may be provided as additional sources of information. Once you elect to link to a site outside of Omnia Education you are subject to the terms and conditions of use, including copyright and licensing restriction, of that site.

    Reproduction Prohibited

    Reproduction of this material is not permitted without written permission from the copyright owner.

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