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
Course Number: MDM16M01
Activity Date(s): July 5-10, 2015
Location: Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, Mauna Kea Resort
Kamuela, Big Island, HI

$795 Practicing Physicians 
$655 Allied Health Professionals 
$655 Physicians-in-Training
$35 - 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;
  • Diagnose and treat common problems in women's health including abnormal uterine bleeding, first trimester bleeding, chronic pelvic pain, amenorrhea, PCOS, hypertension, high blood cholesterol, diabetes, depression, somatic symptom disorders, Parkinson’s disease and tremors, and arthritis;
  • Facilitate counseling and informed decision-making in contraception;
  • Examine patients and perform common office procedures in gynecology and contraceptive technology;
  • Understand current guidelines for follow-up of abnormal pap and HPV tests;
  • Evaluate and treat common musculoskeletal complaints and sports injuries;
  • Counsel patients about current therapeutic options for obesity;
  • 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.

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This CME activity meets the requirements under California Assembly Bill 1195, continuing education and cultural and linguistic competency.

Family Physicians
This Live activity, Essentials of Women's Health: An Integrated Approach to Primary Care and Office Gynecology, with a beginning date of 07/05/2015, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 19.25 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.

Geriatric Medicine
The approved credits shown above include 12.25 geriatric credits toward meeting the requirement under California Assembly Bill 1820, Geriatric Medicine

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

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Course Outline:

SUNDAY, JULY 5, 2015
4:00 pm Course Registration and Check-In

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

5:10 G Cancer Screening 2015: Using Best Evidence to Guide Practice
Leah S. Karliner, MD, MCR

6:00 G Prevention and Screening for Breast Cancer:  What’s New?
Mindy R. Goldman, MD

6:50 pm Adjourn  

MONDAY, JULY 6, 2015
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 Keeping Up with Arthritis 
Carlin Senter, MD

8:40 Break

9:00  G Don’t Let Depression Get You Down: Update on Mood Disorders 
Descartes Li, MD

9:50 Is That a Contraindication to the Pill? Contraception in Medically Complicated Women
Jody Steinauer, MD, MAS

10:40 am Adjourn  

Moderator: Rebecca Jackson, MD
6:30 am Continental Breakfast

7:00  G From Wet to Dry: Helping Our Patients Manage Incontinence
Rebecca Jackson, MD

7:50  G Managing Menopause Medically and Naturally
Mindy R. Goldman, MD

8:40 Too Much, Too Little, Too Late: Management of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
Jody Steinauer, MD, MAS

9:30 Break

9:50 Concurrent Workshops (select one):

A: Mastering Office Procedures in Women’s Health
Mindy R. Goldman, MD

B: Current Approaches for Obesity: Diet, Exercise, Medications, and Surgery
Robert B. Baron MD MS

11:20 am Adjourn  

Moderator: Leah S. Karliner, MD, MCR
6:30 am Continental Breakfast

7:00 G Current Strategies for Parkinson’s Disease and Tremors
Leak S. Karliner, MD, MCR

7:50 G Management of Diabetes Mellitus: A Primary Care Perspective
Robert B. Baron, MD, MS

8:40 G  Management of Common Knee Disorders: Everything You Knee’d To Know
Carlin Senter, MD

9:30 Break

9:50 Concurrent Workshops (select one):

C: Office-based Procedures and Advanced Cases in Contraception, Early Pregnancy Loss, and Abortion
Jody Steinauer, MD, MAS

D: G DSM 5 for Non-Psychiatrists: Practical Approaches to Mental Health Disorders
Descartes Li, MD

11:20 am Adjourn

Moderator: Carlin Senter, MD
6:30 am Continental Breakfast

7:00 G Reach for the Sky: Common Problems of the Shoulder
Carlin Senter, MD

7:50  G What's So Important About Specialized Gynecology Care After Breast Cancer?
Mindy R. Goldman, MD, MAS

8:40  Lumps, Bumps, Pain and Discharge: Benign Breast Disorders
Rebecca Jackson, MD

9:30 Break

9:50 Concurrent Workshops (select one):

E:  Abnormal Pap and HPV Cases: Practicing with the ASCCP Guidelines
Rebecca Jackson, MD

F:  Mastering the Musculoskeletal Exam and Office Procedures in Sports Medicine
Carlin Senter, MD

11:20 am Adjourn  

FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2015
Moderator: Jody Steinauer, MD, MAS
6:30 am Continental Breakfast

7:00 Ectopic, Early Pregnancy Loss, or Normal Pregnancy? Diagnosis and Management of First-Trimester Bleeding
Jody Steinauer, MD, MAS

7:50 G Modern Management of Hypertension: Where Do We Draw the Line?
Robert B. Baron, MD, MS

8:40  Relieving Chronic Pelvic Pain
Rebecca Jackson, MD

9:20 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)

Mindy R. Goldman, MD
Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences;
Director, Women’s Cancer Care Program

Leah S. Karliner, MD, MCR
Associate Professor of Medicine and of Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Descartes Li, MD
Professor of Psychiatry;
Director, UCSF Bipolar Program

Carlin Senter, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine and of Orthopaedic Surgery

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

62-100 Kaun'oa Drive
Kamuela, Big Island, HI 96743

Hotel Rates
Terrace View - $236
Partial Ocean View - $256
Ocean View -$277
Premium Ocean View - $308
Ocean Front - $411
1 Bedroom Ocean Suite - $617
Cut-Off Date: 6/5/15 or until roomblock fills

To book your hotel room online at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel at our group rates, please click here

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

Mountain View - $320
Plumeria Beach Front - $455
Ocean View - $545

Cut-Off Date: 6/5/15 or until roomblock fills

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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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