Intro to the UPP Endometriosis and Chronic Pelvic Pain Center/Surgical Management of Endometriosis

October 17, 2019

Program Overview/Learning Objectives:

▪ Describe common clinical presentations of endometriosis

▪ Describe common medical management strategies for endometriosis

▪ Discuss appropriate surgical candidates for endometriosis-associated pelvic pain

▪ Identify appropriate candidates for medical management of endometriosis

▪ Understand the varying surgical approaches/techniques to remove endometriosis

▪ Counsel patients on risk of symptom recurrence following surgery for endometriosis

▪ Learn about newly established Endometriosis and CPP Center at Magee-Womens Hospital to assist in management of advanced cases

Target Audience

Providers in the area of Obstetrics/Gynecology that include Physicians, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners.

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 2.75 Attendance
Course opens: 
10/17/2019
Course expires: 
12/31/2019
Event starts: 
10/17/2019 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
10/17/2019 - 6:00pm

7:15 am

Check-In / Niagara Port & Starboard Rooms

7:30 – 8:00 am

Breakfast

- Scrambled Eggs; Sausage; Breakfast Potatoes; Oatmeal Bar, build your own; Sliced Fruit & Berries; Assorted Breads

8:00 – 9:00 am

Joseph Sanfilippo, MD

Pelvic Pain & Endometriosis an Enigma-Medical Management

- Endometriosis is surrounded by several myths that patients often voice. Some feel dysmenorrhea is "to be expected". Unfortunately, diagnosis of endometriosis is often postponed and pelvic pain affecting activities of daily living ignored. The etiology of endometriosis is thought to stem from implantation of retrograde menstruation, hormonal response to displaced mesothelial cells as well as a genetic predisposition and origin. Provision of "Best Practices" and an algorithm for pain assessment is fruitful. New and innovative treatment that includes physical therapy, structured lifestyle and inhibition of prostaglandin production, aromatase inhibitors, OCPs, GnRHagonists and antagonists as well as SPERMs (selective progesterone receptor modulators) can result in excellent management. The advent of "anti-angiogenic drugs", immunomodulators and epigenetic inhibitors has provided a new horizon for pain treatment. Light at the end of the tunnel is the basic premise in evaluation and medical management of endometriosis.

9:00 – 9:15 am

Break

9:15 – 10:15 am

Nicole Donnellan, MD

Endometriosis-Associated Pelvic Pain: Optimizing Surgical Intervention

- Endometriosis is a benign gynecologic condition causing significant pelvic pain and fertility issues. During this lecture, common clinical presentations of endometriosis will be reviewed, and selection of appropriate surgical candidates will be discussed. A comprehensive analysis of the literature regarding surgical techniques and treatment of endometriosis will also be presented. In closing, the details regarding the development of the UPMC Endometriosis and Chronic Pelvic Pain center will be shared with a discussion of access to community support tools and the referral process.

10:15 – 10:30 am

Nicole Donnellan, MD

- Details regarding the development of the UPMC Endometriosis and Chronic Pelvic Pain Center

- Discussion of access to community support tools and the referral process

10:30 – 11:00 am

Question/Answer Session

Moderator: David Badway, MD

11:00 am

Adjournment

 

Courtyard by Marriott - Erie Bayfront
Erie, PA 16507
United States

Course Directors/Moderators:

David Badway, MD

Vice Chair, Community Practices

Clinical Associate Professor

Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology/Reproductive Sciences

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

 

Nicole Donnellan, MD

Assistant Professor

Associate Program Director, Obstetrics/Gynecology/Reproductive Sciences Residency

Associate Program Director, Fellowship, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology/Reproductive Sciences

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

 

Joseph Sanfilippo, MD, MBA

Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

Academic Director, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology/Reproductive Sciences

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

 

No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients to disclose.

     Accreditation and credit designation

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

Physicians

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Available Credit

  • 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 2.75 Attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
10/17/2019
Course expires: 
12/31/2019
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