Sexual Medicine Society of North America, Inc.

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Accreditation

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 providership of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and Sexual Medicine Society of North America, Inc. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.* 

* subject to change

Disclosure Declaration

All individuals who affect the content of continuing education activities are required to disclose to the audience any real or apparent conflict of interest related to the activity. The activity faculty are further required to disclose discussion of off-label/investigational uses in their presentations. These disclosures will be made to the audience at the time of the activity.

For additional program information, questions, or concerns, or if you require special arrangements to attend this activity, please contact the SMSNA Executive Office at +1 (952) 683 1917 or by email at  info@smsna.org.

Cancellation Disclaimer

Rutgers and Sexual Medicine Society of North America, Inc. reserve the right to modify the activity content, faculty and activities and reserve the right to cancel this activity, if necessary.

Needs

  • Clinicians need to be aware of the effects of lifestyle change as pertains to sexual medicine. Specifically how do environmental factors, smoking, exercise and diet effect sexual health and function from both a clinical and biochemical perspective.
  • Clinicians need to have a thorough understanding of the significance of psychological issues in the field of sexual medicine as pertaining to patient history, psychiatric medications and proper patient selection.
  • Health care providers need to be aware of the current challenges and opportunities in the field of female sexual dysfunction.
  • Providers need to be aware of the risks and benefit of testosterone restoration therapy, and understand underlying roles of estrogen and anabolic steroid abuse. In addition, providers need to be aware of the translational role of testosterone in sexual function and dysfunction as pertains to physiology, development, autonomic input, associations with prostatectomy, diabetes, aging, and PDE-5 is.
  • Sexual medicine providers need to be aware of the potential complications in the field of genitourinary reconstruction and how to avoid them. Several controversies exist in treatment for simultaneous implant and incontinence procedures, complex incontinence where an artificial sphincter is not always the answer, ESWL and collagen fleece for the treatment of Peyronie's disease, choice of grafting materials, and treatment of penile fractures.
  • Clinicians need to be aware of the evidence for and against the use of post prostatectomy rehab protocols.
  • Providers need to be aware of thepotential complications in the field of penile prosthetics and how to avoid them. Several controversies exist for penile implantation including sizing of cylinders, the use of malleable implants only for washout procedures, intentionally leaving reservoirs in situ for non-infected implant removal and routine placement of ectopic reservoirs after robot prostatectomy. Clinicians may be unaware of the best strategies to prevent penile implant infection.
  • Clinicians must be aware of the current challenges and opportunities in sexual medicine education.

Objectives

  • Identify medication and treatments commonly advertised that have been debunked as successful treatments.
  • Describe both biochemical and clinical effects of smoking and smoking cessation, poor and healthy dietary choices, body weight, and exercise on erectile and prostate function.
  • Identify the link between erectile dysfunction and cardiovascular disease.
  • List key questions to ask in medical histories for patients with sexual dysfunction
  • Describe psychiatric medications commonly used and how they both negatively and positively affect patients with sexual dysfunction.
  • List the key personality components that correlate with patient satisfaction for surgery and/or treatment in patients with sexual dysfunction.
  • Interpret the current state-of-the-art knowledge in epidemiology, physiology and pathophysiology of female sexual function and dysfunction.
  • Understand the risk and benefits of both testosterone replacement to eugonadal and supra-gonadal levels. Explain the relationship between testosterone, estrogen and sex hormone binding globulin and their physiologic effects. Describe the impact Testosterone on development and physiology of sexual organs.
  • Understand common and uncommon complications of Peyronie's disease surgery and genitourinary reconstruction. Know the risks and benefits of treatment pathways as pertains to simultaneous implant and incontinence procedures, complex incontinence where an artificial sphincter is not always the answer, ESWL and collagen fleece for the treatment of Peyronie's disease, choice of grafting materials, and treatment of penile fractures.
  • Explain the evidence supporting and refuting post prostatectomy penile rehabilitation strategies.
  • Understand common and uncommon complications of penile implant surgery. Know the risks and benefits of treatment pathways as pertains to sizing of cylinders, the use of malleable implants only for washout procedures, intentionally leaving reservoirs in situ for non-infected implant removal and routine placement of ectopic reservoirs after robot prostatectomy. Understand the basic science, pathophysiology and best strategies for prevention of penile implant infection.
  • Identify challenges and opportunities in sexual medicine education. Summarize techniques to become a better educator, use simulation and the internet in teaching programs and improve feedback.

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