Managing Vulvovaginal Candidiasis—Riding the Wave of Therapeutic Change

Managing Vulvovaginal Candidiasis—Riding the Wave of Therapeutic Change

Managing Vulvovaginal Candidiasis—Riding the Wave of Therapeutic Change
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More than 75% of women develop a vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) infection in their lifetime, and 372 million women are affected by often debilitating recurrent disease (RVVC). How well do you manage VVC/RVVC in your clinical practices? Join us as Dr. Paul Nyirjesy explores emerging and novel agents with the potential to make a real difference for your patients with VVC/RVVC.

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Time to complete: 30 minutes

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  • Overview

    The global burden of acute vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) and the substantial morbidity and poor quality of life associated with recurrent disease (RVVC) requires improved solutions and quality of care for affected women. Join Dr. Paul Nyirjesy as he dissects the barriers to managing VVC and RVVC in your clinical practice and provides both diagnostic and therapeutic guidance inclusive of newly emerging and novel agents. These agents have unique qualities that may well represent a significant step forward in how you manage this challenging infection. 

  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence, 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 ineligible company. GLC mitigates all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.

    Faculty:
    Paul Nyirjesy, MD
    Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Co-director, Jefferson Vulvovaginal Health Center
    Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
    Philadelphia, PA
    Consulting Fees: Hologic, Inc., Mycovia Pharmaceuticals, SCYNEXIS, Inc.

    Reviewers/Content Planners/Authors:

    • Sean T. Barrett has nothing to disclose.
    • Barry A. Fiedel, PhD, has nothing to disclose.
    • Sue Grossman has nothing to disclose.
    • Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP, has nothing to disclose.
    • Robert Schneider, MSW, has nothing to disclose.
  • Learning Objectives

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

    1. Describe the symptoms, exam findings, and diagnostic testing for vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC)
    2. Define the criteria by which VVC infections are defined as “uncomplicated” or “complicated”
    3. Describe advantages/limitations of existing and novel therapeutic interventions for VVC
  • Target Audience

    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, primary care, family practice, and internal medicine.

  • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

    In support of improving patient care, Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) designates this enduring activity for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) designates this activity for 30 minutes of Nursing contact hours. Nurses 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 SCYNEXIS.

  • 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.

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