Essentials of Women's Health:
An Integrated Approach to Primary Care and Office Gynecology


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Department: Medicine, and Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
Course Number: MDM15M01
Activity Date(s): July 6-11, 2014
Location: Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, Mauna Kea Resort
Kamuela, Big Island, HI

$770 - Physicians
$620 - Allied Health Professionals
$620 - Physicians-in-Training   
$30 Optional Printed Syllabus




Increasing appreciation of the unique needs of women patients and women's health care providers has created a need for innovative educational programs on women’s health. This program, designed for family physicians, internists, gynecologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, and all others involved in providing quality health care for women, will provide a practical update on a full range of common but controversial issues in women’s health. The course will serve to enhance the skills of those already working in women’s health as well as help develop new skills for those expanding their work to include more primary care and office gynecology. Developed and taught by UCSF faculty in both primary care internal medicine and obstetrics and gynecology, the course will present an integrated approach to women’s health. Emphasis will be placed on new developments in preventive care and cardiovascular risk factors in women, issues in reproductive health, and clinical strategies in the diagnosis and treatment of common gynecologic complaints and common medical problems of women. Special emphasis will be placed on office skills needed for modern day practice including: enhanced skills in physical examination, common office procedures, clinical nutrition, assessment of new medical technologies, and how to better read the medical literature. The course will use interactive lectures, clinical vignettes, hands-on workshops, small group discussions, an audience response system and questions and answers. A detailed syllabus will be provided.

This course is presented by the Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, and the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences and is sponsored by the Office of Continuing Medical Education, University of California, San Francisco.

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The purpose of this course is to increase competence and improve clinician practice in women’s health. We specifically anticipate improvements in skills and strategies to:

  • Implement new guidelines in office-based preventive medicine for prevention and early detection of cancer with clinical exam, pap tests, genetic testing and diagnostic imaging;
  • Implement new guidelines for prevention and treatment of cardiovascular risk factors in women;
  • Provide vaccinations to adults and adolescents;
  • Diagnose and treat common problems in women's health including abnormal uterine bleeding, acute pelvic pain, sexually transmitted infections, amenorrhea, PCOS, vulvovaginal disorders, thyroid disorders, atrial fibrillation, hypertension, high blood cholesterol, diabetes, osteoporosis, sleep disorders and dementia;
  • Facilitate counseling and informed decision-making in contraception and abortion;
  • Examine patients and perform common office procedures in gynecology;
  • Evaluate and treat common musculoskeletal complaints;
  • Counsel patients about diet and nutritional supplements;
  • Critically read the medical literature in women’s health;
  • Provide empathic and professional communication with all patients;
  • Increase quality and decrease costs in medical practice.

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The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Family Physicians:
This Live activity, Essentials of Women's Health: An Integrated Approach to Primary Care and Office Gynecology, with a beginning date of 07/06/2014, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 19.50 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Obstetricians and Gynecologists:
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has assigned 20 cognate credits to this program.

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Course Outline:


Course Slides


SUNDAY, JULY 6, 2014

4:00 pm Course Registration and Check-In

5:00 Welcome
Robert B. Baron, MD & Rebecca Jackson, MD


5:10 G The “Choosing Wisely” Campaign: Women’s Health Recommendations
Michael S. Policar, MD, MPH

6:00 G Cancer Screening 2014: Using Best Evidence to Guide Practice
Rebecca Jackson, MD

6:50 pm Adjourn


MONDAY, JULY 7, 2014
Moderator: Robert B. Baron, MD, MS

6:30 am Continental Breakfast

7:00 G Management of Lipid Disorders: Implications of the New Guidelines
Robert B. Baron MD, MS

7:50 G Current and Emerging Strategies for Osteoporosis
Douglas Bauer, MD

8:40 Break

9:00 Contraception in Medically Complicated Women
Jody Steinauer, MD, MAS

9:50 G New Developments in Management of Sexually Transmitted Infections
Michael S. Policar, MD, MPH

10:40 am Adjourn


Moderator: Rebecca Jackson, MD

6:30 am Continental Breakfast

7:00 Understanding Amenorrhea and PCOS
Rebecca Jackson, MD

7:50 Updated Guidelines for Managing Menopausal Symptoms
Michael S. Policar, MD, MPH

8:40 G Management of Diabetes Mellitus: A Primary Care Perspective
Robert B. Baron MD MS

9:30 Break

9:50 Concurrent Workshops (select one):
A: Mastering Office Procedures in Women’s Health - Rebecca Jackson, MD
B: Critically Reading the Medical Literature: Tricks of the Trade - Douglas Bauer, MD

11:20 am Adjourn


Moderator: Douglas Bauer, MD

6:30 am Continental Breakfast

7:00 G Diagnosis and Treatment of Common Thyroid Disorders
Douglas Bauer, MD

7:50 G Modern Management of Hypertension
Robert B. Baron MD MS

8:40 G Vaccinations for Adult and Adolescent Women
Katherine Julian, MD

9:30 Break

9:50 Concurrent Workshops (select one):
C: Caring for Challenging Patients in Women’s Health: Insights into Empathy and Professionalism G - Jody Steinauer, MD, MAS

D: Hot Topics in Clinical Nutrition G - Robert B. Baron MD MS

11:20 am Adjourn



Moderator: Katherine A. Julian MD

6:30 am Continental Breakfast

7:00 G Atrial Fibrillation: New Guidelines and New Treatments for Women
Katherine A. Julian, MD

7:50 Best Practices in Preconception Counseling
Jody Steinauer, MD, MAS

8:40 Acute Pelvic Pain: Managing Torsion, Ruptured Cysts, and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Rebecca Jackson, MD

9:30 Break

9:50 Concurrent Workshops (select one):
E: Vulvovaginal Disorders: Photoquiz G - Michael S. Policar, MD, MPH

F: Evaluation and Treatment of Common Musculoskeletal Complaints G - Katherine A. Julian, MD

11:20 am Adjourn


FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2014
Moderator: Jody Steinauer, MD, MAS

6:30 am Continental Breakfast

7:00 G Modern Management of Sleep Disorders
Douglas Bauer, MD

7:50 G Updates in Diagnosis and Treatment of Dementia
Katherine A. Julian, MD


8:40 Early Pregnancy Loss and Abortion: Patient-centered Counseling and Evidence-based Care
Jody Steinauer, MD, MAS

9:30 am Adjourn

G = Geriatric Credit

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Robert B. Baron, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine; Associate Dean for Graduate and Continuing Medical Education; Vice Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine

Rebecca Jackson, MD
Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences and of Epidemiology & Biostatistics; Chief, Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, San Francisco General Hospital

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(University of California, San Francisco)

Douglas Bauer, MD
Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Katherine A. Julian, MD 
Professor of Medicine; Program Director, UCSF Primary Care General Internal Medicine Residency Program

Michael S. Policar, MD, MPH 
Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences; Medical Director, UCSF/ Family PACT Program Support and Evaluation, California Office of Family Planning, Sacramento, CA

Jody Steinauer, MD, MAS
Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences; Assistant Director, Family Planning Fellowship

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Travel & Lodging:

Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, Mauna Kea Resort
62-100 Kaun'oa Drive
Kamuela, Big Island, HI 96743

Hotel Rates
Terrace View - $229
Partial Ocean View - $249
Ocean View -$269
Premium Ocean View - $299
Ocean Front - $399
1 Bedroom Ocean Suite - $599

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Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations received in writing before the first day of the course will be refunded, less a $75 administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date.

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