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The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of Naturopathic doctors, Internal Medicine, General Medicine, Family Practice, Specialists, Nutritionists, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants involved in the treatment of patients with menopause or andropause.
Statement of Need/Program Overview
Many women in menopause and men in andropause are basically healthy patients yet often have low levels of hormones which manifest with debilitating symptoms such as decline in cognitive function, bones, muscles, and bladder.
The 2010 U.S. census estimates a population of 50 million menopausal women by 2020, an average age of menopause at 51, and a life expectancy for American women of 85. Consequently, an enormous group of women will live one-third of their lives after menopause. A small Johns Hopkins-led study discovered that fewer than 1 in 5 obstetrics and gynecology residents receive formal training in menopause medicine and that 7 in 10 would like more.
Levels of knowledge and attitude around andropause are low among general physicians. The medical community doesn’t spend much time or energy training doctors to talk about or treat male infertility. There are a lot of options for women, but male fertility treatments are much more limited because historically medical education has always focused on the reproductive system for female health.
According to the Journal of Clinical Practice, nearly 40 percent of men over the age of 45 are affected by low testosterone. Symptoms include erectile dysfunction, low libido, irritability, muscle loss, and fatigue. This decline is more than just uncomfortable, a number of studies produced circa 2015 confirmed that men who fail to treat low levels of testosterone are at greater risk for disease like obesity, type 2 diabetes, and stroke.
When menopause and andropause significantly impact daily life, both male and female patients are recommended to seek medical advice. It therefore behooves doctors to better understand hormone replacement therapy in this patient segment as safety and effectiveness is largely dependent on the care provided with the treatment plan.
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
Identify how to individualize bio-identical hormone programs by learning the nuances of how to assess and address the specific needs of a variety of patient presentations.
List evaluation and treatment protocols, choosing from several hormone vehicles and application modes, for both women and men, based on individualized by titration, physical evaluation and optimal laboratory testing.
Identify various testing methods- in addition to understanding and implementing the most effective.
Compare pertinent scientific medical studies, including reference to the subject of risk, as well as acquiring resources for ongoing research.
Physician Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Global Education Group (Global) and A4M. Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
* This CME/CE activity complies with all requirements of the federal Physician Payment Sunshine Act. If a reportable event is associated with this activity, the accredited provider managing the program will provide the appropriate physician data to the Open Payments database.
Physician Credit Designation
Global Education Group designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nursing Continuing Education
Global Education Group is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's COA. This educational activity for 8.5 contact hours is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Pharmacist Accreditation Statement
Global Education Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
Global Education Group designates this continuing education activity for 8.5 contact hour(s) (0.85CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. (Universal Activity Number - 0530-xxx-xx-xxx-xxx) This is a knowledge based activity.
Instructions to Receive Credit *(ACPE Requirement)
An email will be sent following the conclusion of this activity and it will include the online evaluation form and post test. Both the online evaluation and post test are required to receive continuing education credit.
Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
Global Education Group (Global) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Global for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.
Americans with Disabilities Act
Event staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (ie, physical, dietary, etc). Please contact Lynn Weddermann, Event Director prior to the live event at 561.997.0112.
For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or email@example.com.