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Updates in Women's Health

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

8:00 AM-1:00 PM

Drexel Center for Women’s Health is hosting a CME conference, Updates in Women's Health.

Program Director: Shailaja Nair, MD, FACP
Program Coordinator: Brenda Wills, MEd


Register online by March 8 to receive a printed syllabus. Registration is required, but there is no cost to attend.

For any non-Drexel faculty and staff who would like to claim CME credit, forms will be available at the conference; there is a $40 certificate fee. No charge for nursing education credits.

Topics and Presenters

8:00: Registration and Breakfast

8:30: Introduction and Overview
Shailaja Nair, MD, FACP

8:35: Protecting Women’s Hearts: Changing the Script
Jessica M. Peña, MD, Weill Cornell Medicine, Division of Cardiology

9:35: Diagnosis and Management of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: A Gastroenterology Perspective
Asyia Ahmad, MD, Chief, Division of Gastroenterology

10:20: Break

10:30: Gender Affirming Surgeries – Male to Female and Female to Male
Kathy Rumer, DO, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

11:15: Latest Updates on Obesity and Nutrition
Panel Discussion:
   Stella Volpe, PhD, RD, LDN, Chair, Nutrition Sciences Department
   Emily Levy, MD, Family and Sports Medicine;
   Elizabeth Renza-Stingone, MD, Department of Surgery

12:00: Updates in Contraception
Ryan Offer, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

12:55: Closing Remarks
Shailaja Nair, MD, FACP

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the concept of sex differences in the pathophysiology and risk factors for ischemic heart disease
  • Describe the clinical approach to cardiovascular risk stratification in women
  • Discuss the various etiologies for the development of pelvic floor dysfunction and effective treatment regimens
  • Review surgical options available to gender transitioning individuals from the preoperative, operative and postoperative perspectives
  • Discuss weight loss with dietary modification and exercise
  • Discuss the contraceptive options available in the U.S., and their medical contraindications and FDA guidelines

Target Audience

Cardiologists, internists, family medicine and women’s health physicians, gastroenterologists and gynecologists; fellows, residents, students, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses and allied health professionals

Continuing Education Information

Accreditation Statement: Drexel University College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement: The Drexel University College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AOA: This program is eligible for 4.25 credits in Category 2A of the American Osteopathic Association.

PSNA: Hahnemann University Hospital is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation; 4.1 contact hours will be awarded for attending the entire conference.

Faculty Disclosure Statement: Speakers at continuing medical education activities are required to disclose to the audience, any relevant commercial interest (which is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients). Any conflicts of interest must be resolved prior to the presentation and announced to the audience.
Acknowledgements: This program is being financially supported by the Drexel Center for Women’s Health and Drexel University College of Medicine’s Department of Medicine.

Contact Information

Brenda Wills

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Geary Auditorium A, New College Building
245 N. 15th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102


  • Graduate Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Alumni
  • Medical Residents/Fellows

Special Features

  • Free Food
  • CEU Available