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Colposcopy Training for Women's Health Practitioners

April 14-16, 2015
October 20-22, 2015
Drexel University Center City Campus
Philadelphia, PA

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Drexel’s Comprehensive Colposcopy Training Course for Women’s Health Practitioners is the expert resource in cervical and lower genital tract pathology. Participants will be exposed to a premier panel of speakers who offer the most current information, reliable guidance, and state-of-the-art hands-on experience for all aspects of colposcopy.

TARGET AUDIENCE:
Registered Nurses, Advanced Practice Nurses, Midwives, Physicians, Physician Assistants, and any Healthcare Professional with at least one year experience in women’s health care and an interest in learning the most current indications and techniques of colposcopy.

PROGRAM TOPICS:

  • Human Papillomavirus – Lower Genital Tract Infections
  • Epidemiology of Cervical Cancer and Lower Genital Tract Pathology
  • Current Guidelines for Cervical Cancer Screening and Initial Management
  • The Normal Cervix: Understanding the Transformation Zone
  • Components of the Colposcopic Exam and Terminology
  • Normal and Abnormal Cytology and Histology of the Cervix and Lower Genital Tract
  • Sautee Colposcopy Case Studies
  • A Guide to CIN & Management
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Therapeutic Modalities Review
  • Colposcopy of Overt and Occult Invasive Cervical Cancer
  • Adenocarcinoma & Adenocarcinoma in Situ
  • Colposcopic Case Studies
  • Vulvar and Vaginal Diseases: Etiology and Relation to Colposcopy
  • Diagnosis & Management of VAIN
  • Diagnosis and Management of AIN
  • HIV and Cervical Disease
  • Evaluating and Managing CIN in Special Populations: Adolescents, Pregnant, Infertile, and Underserved
  • Professional Issues for the Colposcopist, Quality Assurance, & Documentation
  • PEARLS of Colposcopy
  • Skills Lab

PROGRAM SCHEDULE:
8:00 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. Daily

Testimonials

Testimonials

“Best conference I ever attended!”
Jane Wine, Wheeling, WV

“The practical relevance of the material presented combined with the obvious expertise of the speakers left me wanting even more information at the end of each session.  Unlike some conferences I've attended, break time was definitely not the best part of my day.  Thank you so much!”
Sheila Bennett, Silver Spring, MD

“Well organized, great info.  Thanks for the suturing practice.  Entire weekend conducive for learning!”
Ruqayyah Rivera Colin, Buffalo, NY

“The transdisciplinary approach allowed many perspectives on practice.  Significantly added to the experience.”
Lori Verostick, Johnstown, PA

“The speakers have renewed my inspiration for learning and for advancing my knowledge & career.”
Jennifer Hawkins, MS, PA-C, Egg Harbor Twp., NJ

“Loved the balance between nursing & medicine, all the varied clinical practice examples.  You made me feel welcome and gave me great information & experience.”
Elizabeth Homand,   Falmouth, MA

“Totally comprehensive Colposcopy training.  I came with very limited knowledge about cervical cancer & the colposcopy (procedure?) & feel ready to start mentored coploscopys.  This program will definitely make me more marketable, but more important, will help me meet the needs in my practice in a rural area where colposcopy is often not an option to these patients due to cost & transportation issues.  I cannot say enough good things about the presenters & this program!  Awesome!”
Teresa Ritchie, Bid Springs, WV

“I was totally worried I would be overwhelmed with this information.  Although the class is full of great information I was totally able to understand the concepts & will be able to easily apply to my practice.  Thank you!”
Amy Wootten,   Oceanside, LA

“Very informative, easy to comprehend, colpo slides very helpful & instructors' input & openness to questions”
Margueritte Williams RN/ANP-C, Utica, NY

“The Drexel University colposcopy course was great for a beginner, and will help me provide care to a previously underserved population.  Staff is knowledgeable, helpful & compassionate”
Jessica Hall, Bluefield, VA

“Great learning experience!  Staff very thorough and knowledgeable.”
Brenda Rivera, Fairfax, VA

“The course was really comprehensive, It not only covered technical aspects but professional concepts as well.”
Sharon Schwartz, Philadelphia, PA

Fees

All registration forms received by mail must include FULL payment in order to be processed and reserve a seat in this course. Your will receive an email confirmation once your registration and payment have been processed. Please DO NOT make TRAVEL arrangements until your registration confirmation is received.

Comprehensive Colposcopy $1,200 Tuition Includes:

  • Comprehensive Program Book with all handouts.
  • All Sessions on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
  • Hands on Lab Sessions and Lab material.
  • Continental Breakfast & Refreshment Breaks each day.
  • Contact Hour Certificate or CME Certificate.
  • Attendee List.

Register Early
We encourage early registration so that we can get confirmation and additional information to you. You will receive a confirmation letter including travel directions, parking information within 2 weeks of our receipt of your registration fee. If you do not receive confirmation, or if you have any questions, please call us at 800.666.7737.

Cancellation Policy:
A $25 administrative fee will be charged for all refunds. Telephone requests will be honored up to four business days before the start of the conference and must be confirmed in writing.  If you need to cancel your registration, please email Elizabeth Diaz at ed35@drexel.edu with your request or call 800.666.7737.

If cancellation occurs within three business days prior to the start of the conference, a refund will not be available. However, the full amount of tuition may be applied to a future Drexel University Conference (Note: certain restrictions apply).  Allow minimum of six weeks from date of conference completion for processing refunds. Please Note: A $50.00 administrative fee will be charged for any returned checks due to insufficient funds.

Travel Info

Directions

Directions to Drexel's Center City Campus

Discounted Hotel Rates

Drexel University has discounted rates with hotels in Philadelphia. Please visit the Drexel University Procurement web page.

Speakers

Gregg Alleyne, MD FACOG
Clinical Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Beth Carlisle Mapow DO
Assistant Professor, Pathology

Kymberlee Montgomery, DrNP, CRNP
Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner

Owen C. Montgomery, MD
Chairman and Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Paul Nyirjesy, MD
Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Alis Kotler Panzera, DrNP, RN, WHNP-BC
Assistant Clinical Professor, College of Nursing and Health Professions

Michael Podolsky, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Scott Richard, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Judith Wolf
Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases

Accreditation

Purpose:
To enable the nurse and other healthcare professionals to demonstrate competence in Cervical and Lower Genital Tract Pathology.

Overall program objectives:
1. Review the components of a complete gynecologic history and physical examination that is focused on cervical, vaginal, vulvar, and anal anomalies
2. Discuss current screening guidelines for cervical and lower genital tract cancer prevention
3. Discuss the indications for colposcopic examinations and biopsy
4. Identify abnormal cytopathology and histopathology findings and colposcopic patterns
5. Discuss the current appropriate management of premalignant and malignant diseases of the cervix and lower genital tract

Contact hours:
17.75 Continuing Nursing Education contact hours will be provided.
You must attend the entire program to receive credit.

Accreditation:
Drexel University (DREXEL) College of Nursing and Health Professions, Division of Continuing Nursing Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

DREXEL also has provider status with California BRN: Provider #CEP13661.

Disclosure statement:
All planners and presenters at nursing continuing education activities are required to disclose to the audience any significant financial relationships with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial products, goods or services.  Such disclosures will be made in writing in the course presentation materials.

Commercial support:
No commercial support was received for this program.

Sponsorship:
No sponsorship was received for this program.

Unrestricted Educational Grant:
No unrestricted educational grant was received for this program.

CME Credit:
This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 19.25 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credit by the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Physician assistants should claim only those hours actually spent participating in the CME activity. 

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

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