Primary Care Updates in Urogynecology and Pelvic Floor Medicine


Date & Location
Friday, October 20, 2017 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM   Volney Richmond Auditorium, Seattle, WA

Specialties
Family Medicine, General Practice, Gynecology, Hospitalist, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Pediatrics, Urology

Overview
Primary care physicians, allied health professionals, and nurses are of paramount importance in the care of patients. They play a fundamental role in the screening, diagnosis and treatment of many important medical conditions, as well as numerous impactful quality of life conditions— many of which can be treated definitively under the care of the primary care team.

The primary care team is often the gateway for patients to seek and obtain care for quality of life issues that can be very troublesome to patients. This is particularly true of pelvic floor disorders, such as urinary or fecal incontinence and pelvic prolapse. If not given the “safe” opportunity to express their troubles with sensitive issues such as those associated with pelvic floor disorders, many patients will unfortunately continue to live their lives with very treatable conditions. Appropriate knowledge and care in the primary setting can have a tremendous positive impact on patient’s lives.

This course will provide the primary care team with practical knowledge and approaches to many common uro-gynecologic conditions and pelvic floor disorders that are often encountered first by the primary care provider. The course will provide valuable information and practice tools to effectively meet the needs of our patients and know when to refer to the specialist.

Teaching methods include lectures, case presentations, and question and answer with faculty. Point-counterpoint and interactive multidisciplinary panel discussions will provide a practical perspective for review of the material presented.


Objectives
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  1. Review the pelvic floor anatomy and the potential disorders associated with the pelvic floor
  2. Differentiate between the types of urinary incontinence
  3. Review the evaluation and management of urinary incontinence — both overactive bladder (urgency incontinence) and stress urinary incontinence
  4. Summarize treatment options for patients with fecal incontinence and constipation
  5. Recommend options for patients with pelvic organ prolapse
  6. Discuss the evaluation and initial management of female sexual dysfunction
  7. Discuss the evaluation and medical management of pelvic pain, based on the guidelines for bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis

Accreditation

The Virginia Mason Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Virginia Mason Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Determination of credit is pending.


Parking: Parking is not included with registration. Virginia Mason's downtown parking facilities are limited and reserved for patients, therefore we offer this map of public lots with walking routes to the Lindeman Pavilion.

Public transportation: Metro Bus routes serving the First Hill neighborhood include 2, 10, 12, 60, 193, and 303. Please consult the Metro Trip Planner for route information and schedules.