Upcoming events

    • September 25, 2018
    • 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Webinar

    Offered via the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP)   

    This Webinar is the first in a 2-part series. 

    Description: 

    According to the CDC, in 2015, there were an estimated 38,500 new HIV infections, down from 41,800 in 2010. While great progress has been made in preventing and treating HIV, there is still much work to be done. This two-webinar series examines clinical providers’ vital role in HIV prevention.  

    Webinar 1:

    HIV Prevention: Frontline Providers' Role in "Getting to Zero"

    September 25th at 4pm EDT

    After this webinar, you will be able to:

    • Summarize current epidemiology of HIV in the U.S.
    • Describe three national frameworks for preventing new HIV infections
    • Summarize current guidelines for HIV screening
    • Explain the current guidelines for initiation of antiretroviral treatment for people living with HIV
    • Apply guidelines and patient-centered communication techniques to a case study 

    REGISTER HERE 


    • October 06, 2018
    • 12:00 AM
    • October 12, 2018
    • 12:00 AM

    Each year from October 6-12, we celebrate National PA Week, which recognizes the PA profession and its contributions to the nation’s health.

    This week is also an opportunity to raise awareness and visibility of the profession. Before it was a weeklong event, National PA Day was first celebrated on October 6, 1987, in honor of the 20th anniversary of the first graduating class of PAs from the Duke University PA program.


    Learn how you can take part in #PAWeek here. 

    • October 09, 2018
    • October 13, 2018
    • Hyatt Regency, Chicago, IL

    PFD Week is the go-to meeting for health care professionals interested in or actively practicing Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. The core of the meeting contains the traditional two and half days of scientific presentation with the addition of one day of surgical and clinical workshop sessions.

    The meeting brings together physicians, physicians-in-training, researchers, physical therapists, advance nurse practitioners, physician assistants and nurse practitioners to collaborate, network and learn from each other’s expertise. PFD Week creates the forum to learn from each other’s knowledge, experience and expertise, for the improvement of women’s urogynecologic care. 

    Learn more at www.pfd.org

    • October 12, 2018
    • October 13, 2018
    • Blue Harbor Resort, Sheboygan, WI

    Conference Goals & Objectives 

    • Understand the concepts of sustainability and capacity-building in global women's health 
    • Discuss state and local advocacy efforts affecting the practice of obstetrics and gynecology 
    • Review emerging trends in Gyn-Onc, MFM and REI 
    • Learn practical tips for the diagnosis and management of pelvic pain 
    • Understand the impact of interventions, programs, and policy on women's health 
    • Review management and treatment strategies of gestational diabetes 
    • Learn about statutory and other legal rights unique to physician employment agreements 
    • October 24, 2018
    • October 25, 2018
    • The California Endowment, Los Angeles, CA

    Women's Health Update 2018 
    Presented by Essential Access Health & Contraceptive Technology  

    REGISTER TODAY to attend Women's Health Update 2018, including hands-on clinical training sessions on the latest methods and techniques for contraceptive care. The clinical trainings will be provided by nationally recognized experts in the field. Learn more.

    Choose the Clinical Practica Session that's right for you:

    IUD Placement + Removal

    Earn 3 Contact Hours (Rx = 3 hrs)

    Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC

    Practicum participants will receive background information and learn placement techniques for five intrauterine devices currently available: Mirena®, PARAGARD®, Skyla®, Liletta® and Kyleena®. Hands-on practice will be supervised by experienced preceptors.

    Nexplanon® Placement + Removal

    No Contact Hours

    Training Provided by Merk

    Practicum attendees will learn how to identify appropriate patients, prepare patients and manage technical issues. They will also receive hands-on, supervised instruction on the latest techniques for placement, localization, removal and re-insertion of Nexplanon™ (etonogestrel implant) in an artificial model.

    Fertility Awareness-Based Methods (FABM) / Natural Family Planning

    Earn 1.25 Contact Hours

    Michael Policar, MD, MPH

    Approaches to fertility awareness-based methods (FABMs) have evolved over the past decades. With the federal government's renewed emphasis on FABMs, this session will provide information about six different types of FABMs available and how to discuss them with people interested in natural family planning options.

    Contraception for Women with Complex Medical Conditions

    Earn 1.5 Contact Hours (Rx = 1.5 hrs.)

    Michael Policar, MD, MPH

    Using the updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Medical Eligibility Criteria (MEC) for Contraception and the CDC Selected Practice Recommendations (SPR), this session will provide case studies to explore best practices for women with a variety of chronic medical conditions. In addition, contraception (and menstrual bleeding management) for women with developmental disabilities will be reviewed.

    Learn more about these skills-enhancing sessions and the rest of the conference by viewing our 2018 Conference Brochure.

    Special room rates are available at the Hilton Doubletree Downtown Los Angeles until September 23rd. To learn more or to book your stay, visit the Women's Health Update conference website.


    • November 01, 2018
    • November 03, 2018
    • Atlanta, GA
    More information about the 30th annual Contraceptive Technology (CT) Conference will be posted here as we receive it. Check back often for updates! 


    This year's 30th Annual CT Conference will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, November 1-3, 2018. 

    • November 01, 2018
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Webinar

    Offered via the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP)   

    This Webinar is the second in a 2-part series. 

    Description: 

    According to the CDC, in 2015, there were an estimated 38,500 new HIV infections, down from 41,800 in 2010. While great progress has been made in preventing and treating HIV, there is still much work to be done. This two-webinar series examines clinical providers’ vital role in HIV prevention.  

    Webinar 2:

    HIV Prevention in the Clinical Setting

    November 1st at 2pm EDT

    After this webinar, you will be able to:

    • Summarize current epidemiology of HIV in the U.S.
    • Explain current guidelines for HIV screening
    • Describe current guidelines for initiation of treatment for people who test positive
    • Describe the role of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in HIV prevention
    • Apply guidelines and patient-centered communication techniques to a case study 

    REGISTER HERE


    • November 13, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Webinar
    Register

    APAOG Webinar: Managing Menopause

    Speaker: Rachel Ditoro, MSPAS, PA-C 

    APAOG members, be sure to be logged in to receive the member rate!

    Menopause and aging are associated with negative changes to the brain, skeletal, cardiovascular and urogenital systems. Menopausal symptoms, most commonly hot flashes, sweating, insomnia, vaginal dryness and discomfort, significantly affect the quality of life for many women at this stage in their lives. Menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) is the most effective intervention for the management of these symptoms, however following the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study in 2002 use of MHT declined sharply. Review of later subgroup analysis and follow-up phase evaluation now supports use of MHT in selected menopausal women for relief of these symptoms. Non-hormonal therapies are also available, as well as over-the-counter supplements for symptom relief, and should be explored in order to fully counsel patients about all of their options.

    Learning Objectives:

    At the conclusion of this session participants should be able to:

    • Determine appropriate use of menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) within select patient populations.
    • Describe non-hormonal therapies for the alleviation of menopausal symptoms.
    • Discuss over-the-counter preparations menopausal patients may be taking.


    This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 1.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credits by the PA Review Panel. PAs should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

    This program was planned in accordance with AAPA's CME Standards for Live Programs and for Commercial Support of Live Programs. 

    • November 15, 2018
    • November 17, 2018
    • DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, AZ

    Whether you are a return attendee or brand new to our society we believe this year’s course will provide a new and exciting experience for you to learn about women’s sexual health. We believe this course applies to all women’s healthcare providers, including MD, NPS, PAs, PTs, CNMs, and all types of mental health providers. We welcome trainees and those with decades in their respective fields. We believe this course can contribute to almost any practitioner.

    At last year's course we revamped the schedule from the bottom up and continue to enhance and update the content and the schedule to reflect our dynamic and changing field. We are still including many of the core elements that have made this course so successful, including sections on sexual pain, hormone management, coding and billing. We have also added in new lectures to address the entire sexual response cycle, including treating disorders of arousal and orgasm as well as exciting new updates on treating desire disorders. Furthermore we have added in special lectures on sexual health in obstetrics and general gynecology.

    Our breakout sessions will include opportunities for all participants to practice interviewing patients and apply the knowledge gained throughout this course. Finally we have added on a supplemental course on vulvoscopy. This was based on the overwhelming support we had from past participants and the sold out and successful course in 2017. We are delighted to be the first organization to offer such training.

    ISSWSH continues to be on the cutting edge of research in the diagnosis and treatment of all women’s sexual health concerns. The fall course provides our participants with the tools they need to be advocates and providers in their community. We assure you that you will leave this course more knowledgeable and confident in treating your patients and promoting sexual wellness.

    Register for the Fall 2018 Course here.

    • March 01, 2019

    The University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, in partnership with the March of Dimes and the Wisconsin Contraceptive Access Network (WI CAN), invites you to join us at a statewide Wisconsin Contraceptive Care Summit on March 1, 2019 in Madison.  A Save-the-Date is attached along with a summary paragraph for your newsletters and publications.  Please help us spread the word!

    Join a diverse group of stakeholders and practitioners to learn about the latest evidence-based strategies in contraceptive care, discuss barriers and how to overcome them, and create partnerships to galvanize statewide efforts to improve equitable access to contraceptive care.  Hands-on skills training will be available for clinicians who wish to learn or strengthen insertion skills with interval IUD placement, immediate post-placental IUD placement, and Nexplanon insertion/removal.

    A keynote address will be delivered by Anu Manchikanti Gómez, Assistant Professor at the School of Social Welfare and Director of the Sexual Health and Reproductive Equity program at the University of California, Berkeley. For more than 15 years, Dr. Gómez has worked as a health equity researcher with a focus on reproduction and sexuality throughout the life course.

    The Wisconsin Contraceptive Care Summit is grounded in the principles of reproductive justice – building a world where everyone has the resources to make healthy decisions about their bodies, sexuality and reproduction.  SisterSong defines reproductive justice as the human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children and parent the children we have in safe and sustainable communities.  We are guided by these principles.

    The Summit will provide:

    • Capacity building for public health professionals, administrators, health educators, pharmacists, policy makers, researchers, and women’s health advocates
    • Hands-on training in IUD and Nexplanon insertion for clinicians
    • Contraceptive counseling skills development
    • Best practices for contraceptive service provision

    Open to everyone with a passion for ensuring the highest quality contraceptive care possible, including health care providers, educators, administrators, advocates, and activists. Continuing education credit will be available.  Please plan to join us at this inspiring and informative event.  Registration and further details will be available at http://obgyn.wisc.edu/events/WI-ContraceptiveCareSummit.aspx soon. 


    • March 14, 2019
    • March 16, 2019
    • THe Westin Alexandria, Alexandria, VA

    Save-the-date for AAPA’s 2019 Leadership and Advocacy Summit from March 14-16 at the Westin Alexandria. Further information will be provided in the coming weeks and months. 

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