2016 National Conference: Bridging the Gap Between Mental and Premenstrual Health

September 23 — 25, 2016


LOCATION:
Top of the Tower
1717 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA  19103 

 

The National Association for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (NAPMDD) is one of the few organizations to provide advocacy, education and support to women with Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD). This rare disorder affects an estimated 2-8% of women of reproductive age. While PMDD is a relatively new diagnosis, there is a long history of women suffering from this condition. Symptoms are similar to those with bipolar disorder which results in a high rate of misdiagnosis and mistreatment. Our goal is to connect with as many women as possible that may currently have PMDD or suspect that they might, guide them to proper care, and provide them with the tools they need to reduce interpersonal conflicts and self-harm.

 

The 2016 NAPMDD National Conference: Bridging the Gap Between Mental and Premenstrual Health, will bring together over 200 women's reproductive health advocates, gynecologists, endocrinologists, suicide prevention advocates, and more from across the United States and around the world. This event provides an opportunity for healthcare providers, patients, and caregivers to connect for the purpose of education, awareness, and support.

 

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

  1. Utilize and routinely use tools for PMDD screening and diagnosis when severe symptoms are predominantly psychological and cyclical

  2. Prescribe the correct treatment when appropriate for severity of symptoms and patient history

  3. Identify and recommend women with treatment-resistant PMDD for hysterectomy with oophorectomy when appropriate, and the patient is requesting to do so

  4. Identify women with high risk of suicidal ideation and self-harm

  5. Identify and treat cervical inflammation in women with severe PMS/PMDD

     

 

For further information, please access:
http://napmdd.org/2016-conference


ACCME Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the National Association for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (NAPMDD). 
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

College Cognate Credit(s)
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 Category 1 College Cognate Credits. The College has a reciprocity agreement with the AMA that allows AMA PRA Category 1 Credits to be equivalent to College Cognate Credits.

 

 


 

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