Upcoming events

    • August 15, 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • Webinar

    This webinar sponsored by the American Urogynecologic Socierty (AUGS) will provide an overview of the prevalence of and risk factors for human trafficking and why we should consider human trafficking a public health issue. We will then discuss how to identify signs of human trafficking and how to intervene. 

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand the definition of HT and how this is different from sex work or prostitution
    • Understand the risk factors for being trafficked
    • Understand how trafficking is the same or different from other forms of sexual violence
    • Learn how to identify trafficking in a medical setting
    • Learn how to respond - who to call, when to call, etc

    Learn more and register here. 

    • August 28, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Webinar

    Title: When Sex Hurts: Identifying and Treating the Causes of Sexual Pain  

    Speaker: Alyse Kelly-Jones, MD , FACOG, IF

    APAOG members, be sure to be logged in to receive the member rate!

    Painful sex can ruin a relationship and make a woman feel like she is broken, as her partner feels helpless to make any difference. This webinar will describe the main sources of sexual pain for women, including vestibulodynia(formerly known as vulvar vestibulitis) and genitourinary syndrome of menopause. This will be a life-changing opportunity for participants and the patients they care for.  

    About the Speaker: 

    Dr. Alyse Kelly-Jones has spent the majority of her professional career working with women who are dealing with sexual dysfunction, especially low libido and painful sex. She says the happiest couples are those who actively make intimacy a priority in their relationship. She is a TedX speaker and has been featured in O Magazine, Self and Women’s Health, among other national media outlets.  Visit her TedX talk here: http://bit.ly/2KPpfRW


    At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to: 

    • Identify main sources of sexual pain for women 
    • Identify and make a clear diagnosis of sexual pain for women 
    • Form the correct treatment plan for their patients 

    This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 1.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credits by the PA Review Panel. PAs should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

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

    • September 12, 2018
    • September 15, 2018
    • Philadelphia, PA

    The 2018 ICS annual meeting which will be held in Philadelphia, 12-15th September https://www.ics.org/2018  brings together the most renowned international experts in the research and the treatment of pelvic organs and pelvic floor dysfunctions, with particular regard to incontinence. The meeting is multidisciplinary, bringing together all the professionals working in the field: urologists, gynaecologists, neurologists, physiotherapists, nurses, midwives and basic scientists.

    • October 06, 2018
    • 12:00 AM
    • October 12, 2018
    • 12:00 AM

    Each year from October 6-12, we celebrate National PA Week, which recognizes the PA profession and its contributions to the nation’s health.

    This week is also an opportunity to raise awareness and visibility of the profession. Before it was a weeklong event, National PA Day was first celebrated on October 6, 1987, in honor of the 20th anniversary of the first graduating class of PAs from the Duke University PA program.

    Learn how you can take part in #PAWeek here. 

    • October 09, 2018
    • October 13, 2018
    • Hyatt Regency, Chicago, IL

    PFD Week is the go-to meeting for health care professionals interested in or actively practicing Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. The core of the meeting contains the traditional two and half days of scientific presentation with the addition of one day of surgical and clinical workshop sessions.

    The meeting brings together physicians, physicians-in-training, researchers, physical therapists, advance nurse practitioners, physician assistants and nurse practitioners to collaborate, network and learn from each other’s expertise. PFD Week creates the forum to learn from each other’s knowledge, experience and expertise, for the improvement of women’s urogynecologic care. 

    Learn more at www.pfd.org

    • October 12, 2018
    • October 13, 2018
    • Blue Harbor Resort, Sheboygan, WI

    Conference Goals & Objectives 

    • Understand the concepts of sustainability and capacity-building in global women's health 
    • Discuss state and local advocacy efforts affecting the practice of obstetrics and gynecology 
    • Review emerging trends in Gyn-Onc, MFM and REI 
    • Learn practical tips for the diagnosis and management of pelvic pain 
    • Understand the impact of interventions, programs, and policy on women's health 
    • Review management and treatment strategies of gestational diabetes 
    • Learn about statutory and other legal rights unique to physician employment agreements 
    • November 01, 2018
    • November 03, 2018
    • Atlanta, GA
    More information about the 30th annual Contraceptive Technology (CT) Conference will be posted here as we receive it. Check back often for updates! 

    This year's 30th Annual CT Conference will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, November 1-3, 2018. 

    • November 13, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Webinar

    APAOG Webinar: Managing Menopause

    Speaker: Rachel Ditoro, MSPAS, PA-C 

    APAOG members, be sure to be logged in to receive the member rate!

    Menopause and aging are associated with negative changes to the brain, skeletal, cardiovascular and urogenital systems. Menopausal symptoms, most commonly hot flashes, sweating, insomnia, vaginal dryness and discomfort, significantly affect the quality of life for many women at this stage in their lives. Menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) is the most effective intervention for the management of these symptoms, however following the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study in 2002 use of MHT declined sharply. Review of later subgroup analysis and follow-up phase evaluation now supports use of MHT in selected menopausal women for relief of these symptoms. Non-hormonal therapies are also available, as well as over-the-counter supplements for symptom relief, and should be explored in order to fully counsel patients about all of their options.

    Learning Objectives:

    At the conclusion of this session participants should be able to:

    • Determine appropriate use of menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) within select patient populations.
    • Describe non-hormonal therapies for the alleviation of menopausal symptoms.
    • Discuss over-the-counter preparations menopausal patients may be taking.

    This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 1.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credits by the PA Review Panel. PAs should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

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

    • March 01, 2019

    The University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, in partnership with the March of Dimes and the Wisconsin Contraceptive Access Network (WI CAN), invites you to join us at a statewide Wisconsin Contraceptive Care Summit on March 1, 2019 in Madison.  A Save-the-Date is attached along with a summary paragraph for your newsletters and publications.  Please help us spread the word!

    Join a diverse group of stakeholders and practitioners to learn about the latest evidence-based strategies in contraceptive care, discuss barriers and how to overcome them, and create partnerships to galvanize statewide efforts to improve equitable access to contraceptive care.  Hands-on skills training will be available for clinicians who wish to learn or strengthen insertion skills with interval IUD placement, immediate post-placental IUD placement, and Nexplanon insertion/removal.

    A keynote address will be delivered by Anu Manchikanti Gómez, Assistant Professor at the School of Social Welfare and Director of the Sexual Health and Reproductive Equity program at the University of California, Berkeley. For more than 15 years, Dr. Gómez has worked as a health equity researcher with a focus on reproduction and sexuality throughout the life course.

    The Wisconsin Contraceptive Care Summit is grounded in the principles of reproductive justice – building a world where everyone has the resources to make healthy decisions about their bodies, sexuality and reproduction.  SisterSong defines reproductive justice as the human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children and parent the children we have in safe and sustainable communities.  We are guided by these principles.

    The Summit will provide:

    • Capacity building for public health professionals, administrators, health educators, pharmacists, policy makers, researchers, and women’s health advocates
    • Hands-on training in IUD and Nexplanon insertion for clinicians
    • Contraceptive counseling skills development
    • Best practices for contraceptive service provision

    Open to everyone with a passion for ensuring the highest quality contraceptive care possible, including health care providers, educators, administrators, advocates, and activists. Continuing education credit will be available.  Please plan to join us at this inspiring and informative event.  Registration and further details will be available at http://obgyn.wisc.edu/events/WI-ContraceptiveCareSummit.aspx soon. 

    • March 14, 2019
    • March 16, 2019
    • THe Westin Alexandria, Alexandria, VA

    Save-the-date for AAPA’s 2019 Leadership and Advocacy Summit from March 14-16 at the Westin Alexandria. Further information will be provided in the coming weeks and months. 

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