Conversations in Care: Sharing Information on Treatment Strategies for Menopausal Vasomotor Symptoms

Co-Sponsored by USF Health and CME Outfitters, LLC

Supported by an educational grant from Pfizer Inc.

Specialty: OB/GYN

Release date: May 1, 2012

Valid through: September 1, 2014

Target Audience:

Physicians and other health care professionals who provide gynecologic or primary care to women in midlife.

Program Overview:

Symptoms associated with menopause include hot flashes and night sweats, collectively known as vasomotor symptoms (VMS); vaginal dryness; mood and sleep disturbances; and somatic complaints. Of these, VMS constitute the most common menopausal complaint, the main reason that women seek medical care. Yet, despite the significance of this complaint in terms of prevalence and morbidity, data support that menopausal VMS is undertreated. Thus, important opportunities exist for you to improve care and change clinical outcomes for these women.

This CMEO SmartMobileā„¢, designed to be a concise, digestible, CME/CE activity optimized for viewing on your smart device, provides pearls for practice related to managing menopause-associated VMS. It explores building a therapeutic alliance with women in midlife, using evidence-based findings to guide treatment recommendations for hormonal and nonhormonal therapies, and evaluating how emerging therapies will fit into the therapeutic toolbox.

Credit Types

0.5 AMA PRA Category 1™ Credit Hours

0.5 Pharmacy Education Contact Hours (0.05 CEUs)

All other healthcare professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation.