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Patient-Focused Testosterone

Sponsored by CME Outfitters, LLC.

This activity is supported in part by independent education grants from AbbVie In and Lilly USA, LLC.

Specialty: Primary Care

Release date: June 13, 2013

Valid through: June 13, 2014

Target Audience:

Physicians and physician assistants who provide primary care for men, as well as pharmacists and other health care professionals with an interest in testosterone deficiency.

Program Overview:

Testosterone deficiency (TD) affects approximately 30% of men aged 40 – 79 years. The disorder and use of testosterone (T) repletion to treat it have largely has been largely thought of in terms of the sexual ramifications; however, there are critical implications for low T's role in broader men's health concerns, including metabolic, body composition, and all-cause mortality. Low T is associated with obesity, hypertension, and diabetes. To provide optimal care for middle-aged and older men, primary care clinicians need to possess working knowledge about the pathophysiology of testosterone deficiency and its associated comorbidities. Clinicians then need to match this knowledge with clinical competence in detecting the condition and employing effective treatments.

This CME Outfitters Snack features expert faculty discussing relevant clinical studies and practical recommendations for diagnosing and treating TD, including a review of treatment strategies and an exploration of areas of clinical uncertainty and unmet needs in physician education.

Credit Type

0.5 AMA PRA Category 1™ Credit Hours

0.5 Pharmacy Education Contact Hours (0.05 CEUs)