Seeing Is Believing: The Impact of Direct Visualization of the Uterine Cavity in Diagnosing Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Seeing Is Believing: The Impact of Direct Visualization of the Uterine Cavity in Diagnosing Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Seeing Is Believing: The Impact of Direct Visualization of the Uterine Cavity in Diagnosing Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
Drs. Anderson and Goldstein cover direct visualization in abnormal uterine bleeding and benefits of in-office diagnostic hysteroscopy.

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Time to complete: 30 minutes


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  • Overview

    Each year there are more than 2.5 million visits to gynecologists for the evaluation of abnormal uterine bleeding in reproductive age and post-menopausal women. The impact of AUB on a patients’ quality of life can range from mild to severe and the importance of effective clinical care cannot be overestimated. Determination of the extent and severity of AUB symptoms can be difficult, therefore the evaluation of the uterus is an integral component in this process.

    Join Dr. Ted Anderson and Dr. Ethan Goldstein as they discuss the importance of direct visualization of the uterine cavity in establishing the likely cause of AUB, how to interpret the findings of diagnostic hysteroscopy and review the benefits of in-office diagnostic hysteroscopy in the health care delivery system.

  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

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


    Ted L. Anderson, MD, PhD, FACOG, FACS
    Betty and Lonnie S. Burnett Professor
    Vice Chairman for Clinical Operations and Quality
    Director, Division of Gynecology
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    Nashville, TN

    Dr. Anderson has nothing to disclose.

    Ethan N. Goldstein, MD, FACOG
    Director of Robotic and Minimally Invasive GYN Surgery
    Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital
    Commerce, MI

    Dr. Goldstein receives consulting fees from CooperSurgical.


    • Sean T. Barrett has nothing to disclose.
    • Carole Drexel, PhD, CHCP has nothing to disclose.
    • Amanda Hilferty has nothing to disclose.
    • Ashley Rosenthal 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:

    • Enhance understanding of the importance of direct visualization of the uterine cavity in establishing the likely cause of AUB.
    • Enhance confidence in the ability to interpret the findings of diagnostic hysteroscopy.
    • Enhance awareness, utility, and benefits of in-office diagnostic hysteroscopy in a value-based health care delivery system.
  • Target Audience

    This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of Obstetricians/Gynecologists, Primary Care Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and Certified Nurse Midwives.

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    The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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  • Commercial Support

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

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