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Female Urology and Urogynecology Symposium (FUUS) Accreditation

Target Audience

The 2013 Female Urology and Urogynecology Symposium (FUUS) CME conference is designed for practicing gynecologists, urologists, and urogynecologists, as well as second, third, and fourth-year residents in OB/GYN and urology, and subspecialty fellows. Residents and advanced clinicians are welcome at reduced rates.

Program Overview

The Female Urology and Urogynecology CME Symposium provides a forum for gynecologists, urologists, and urogynecologists to share perspectives and best practices with the goal of improving outcomes for their patients with lower urinary tract symptoms and pelvic floor disorders. Our new clinically oriented educational paradigm is based on actual cases seen in everyday practice. Each clinical scenario is analyzed from initial presentation through evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and follow up. Didactic sessions are peppered with extensive discussions and video demonstrations of surgical techniques.

Learning Objectives

Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and pelvic floor disorders are managed by both urologists and gynecologists, each of whom brings a distinct perspective to patient care. This program provides a unique forum for urologists and gynecologists to share their insights and experiences. Virtually all of the surgical techniques, from "gold standards" to "cutting edge" are presented by world-renowned experts who utilize them in their daily practice.

The curriculum includes didactic sessions on the anatomy & physiology of micturition, incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, neurogenic bladder, overactive bladder, and pelvic pain syndromes. Separate break-out sessions for urologists and gynecologists are designed to educate each about the basics of diagnosis and treatment of common conditions in the other’s specialty. The remainder of the seminar is devoted to detailed slide and video presentations, panel discussions and debates on the surgical treatment of incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, fistulas, ureteral injury and urethral diverticulum.

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  • Incorporate into clinical practice a multi-disciplinary (urology/gynecology) approach to diagnosing and treating women with LUTS and/or pelvic floor disorders;
  • Discuss and compare the various treatment options for LUTS and pelvic floor disorders, including behavioral, pharmacologic and surgical.
  • Explain the associated risks and success rates of these modalities.

Continuing Education Information

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Primary Care Education Consortium and Global Academy for Medical Education. Primary Care Education Consortium is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1

Primary Care Education Consortium designates this live activity, Titled Female Urology and Urogynecology Symposium, for a maximum of 17.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Non-physicians who attend this symposium and successfully complete the requirements will be issued a certificate of participation upon successful completion of the program requirements (see end of syllabus).

Physician Assistants

The American Academy of Physician Assistants accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

Disclosure Information

As part of their efforts to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor, the joint sponsors of this CME symposium have required the faculty and all others involved in the development of the content to disclose any relationships they may have with commercial companies that have a product or service relevant to this symposium.

Resolution of Conflicts of Interest

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of CME, Primary Care Education Consortium will implement mechanisms, prior to the planning and implementation of this CME activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of this CME activity.

Off-Label Disclosure

The faculty have been instructed to identify investigational drugs or devices or discussion of drugs or devices that is outside of labeling currently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.