On average, women wait seven years between the onset of endometriosis symptoms and disease diagnosis—and some never receive a formal diagnosis. The chronic pain women experience plus numerous treatment failures can lead to significant physical, mental, interpersonal, and financial burdens. Join us for a roadmap to a better understanding of the diverse presentations of endometriosis and find out how you can improve your use of symptom questionnaires and other tools. What strategies can you use to successfully incorporate shared decision-making and therapy selection into your medical practice?
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Stephen M. Cohen, MD, FACOG
SUNY Upstate Medical School
Consulting Fees: AbbVie
Anita L. Nelson, MD
Professor and Chair,
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Western University of Health Sciences
Consulting Fees: Agile Therapeutics, AMAG, American Regent, Bayer HealthCare, Merck, Sebela Pharmaceutical, TherapeuticsMD
Commercial Interest Speakers Bureau: American Regent, Bayer HealthCare, Merck, TherapeuticsMD
Contracted Research: Agile Therapeutics, Evofem, Merck, Mithra, Sebela Pharmaceutical
- Sean T. Barrett has nothing to disclose.
- Steven Chavez has nothing to disclose.
- Barry A. Fiedel, PhD, has nothing to disclose.
- Amanda Hilferty has nothing to disclose.
After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:
- Identify clinical practices that lead to an accurate and timely patient-centered diagnosis of endometriosis
- Describe validated symptom assessment tools, guidelines, and expert recommendations for early intervention in clinical practice
- Employ methods and tools for endometriosis care that encourage patient participation and incorporate their preferences, goals, and values into decision-making
- Implement a personalized treatment plan for endometriosis-associated pain that considers individual clinical, biologic, and health-related quality of life measures
- Define benefits and disadvantages of various therapies for personalized treatment of endometriosis
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and certified nurse midwives in the fields of obstetrics and gynecology, family practice, and internal medicine.
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This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from AbbVie.
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