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 the Sexual Medicine Society of North America. 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 19.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity*.
* subject to change
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
- A multi-modality approach is necessary to address the medical, psychological, and interpersonal sexual wellness needs of cancer patients and their partners. Providers from all disciplines should be familiar with the multi-faceted needs of their patients for sexual wellness counseling and therapies.
- Sexual health care providers should be knowledgeable on how reproductive options and pregnancy/parenthood can impact sexual expression. They should have an understanding of current recommendations and controversies and be able to discuss these with patients/clients.
- Clinicians must learn how to identify and appropriately manage male and female patients who have been the victim of physical, psychological, and or sexual violence. In many cases this will include dealing with the mental aspects of having been subjected to violence and also the physical injuries that accompany the violent act(s).
- Surgeons should be educated on the latest outcome data on the various surgical approaches used to correct Peyronie's Disease.
- Surgical learning is a lifelong process that is aided by collaboration and interaction with colleagues. A forum for discussion of technique and procedures helps disseminate ideas and improve patient outcomes.
- Providers should understand how surgical management is appropriately utilized in management of sexual pain whether the fundamental etiology is a medical condition, a history of genital cutting, or some other etiology. Providers should be familiar with the various genital cosmetic procedures that are offered to women, including risks and likely outcomes. Providers should be able to counsel women on the strictly cosmetic nature of most of these procedures and the absence of genuine anatomical pathology in the vast majority of women who present for consideration of cosmetic genital surgery.
- Providers should understand the alternatives to direct supplementation of testosterone for management of hypogonadism in select men. The controversy surrounding the appropriate diagnostic work up and treatment of women concerned with low serum testosterone levels should be understood.
- A forum for dissemination of the latest thinking in basic science is critical. A meeting such as SMSNA permits close interaction between scientists and clinicians. In addition to scheduled plenary sessions on basic science topics, abstract sessions highlighting the cutting edge of sexual medicine science are essential to facilitate discussion.
- Providers need to understand key principles of defensive medicine and how to manage themselves in litigation matters (i.e. depositions, trials, etc). Providers should also be familiar with how to utilize contemporary means of electronic communication to promote the practices and disseminate health information.
- Urologists and other mental health experts who address sexual health are not typically versed in cardiovascular biology. A more complete understanding of how to promote cardiovascular wellness will help mitigate some of the negative sexual health ramifications poor health. General health promotion with a focus on cardiovascular care can be integrated into sexual wellness practices. Incorporation of advice on healthier lifestyle choices may improve overall patient health and longevity.
- An enhanced understanding of how to provide care for people with alternative sexualities is a priority for the sexual wellness provider.
- Junior clinicians and researchers need a safe and informal setting to ask career advice questions. Discussion of how to negotiate and plan career moves is important in career development for the up and coming generation of sexual medicine specialists.
- Mid level providers in urologic practices need to develop skills to work with physicians to provide optimal care for their patients with sexual wellness concerns.
- 1) Identify the sexual health ramifications of treatment for breast, gynecological, and testis cancer and develop strategies for management.
2) Explain the interpersonal dynamics and psychological issues common in couples being treated for prostate cancer.
- 1) Explain how pregnancy and parturition affects a woman’s experience of her sexuality from both physical and mental perspectives.
2) Descripe how pelvic floor physical therapy may be useful in mitigating the negative effects of pregnancy on sexuality in women.
3) Discuss the current controversy on how hormonal contraception influences sexuality in women.
4) Review how currently available contraceptive options influence men’s experience of sexuality.
- 1) Develop strategies to elicit a history of sexual violence in a sensitive and supportive environment.
2) Describe the appropriate steps in tailoring medical/psychological management to the needs of the trauma victim.
3) Explain the particular healthcare needs of male and female veterans of recent US military engagements and how sexual wellness factors into the care of these veterans.
- 1) Explain the importance of patient selection and careful counseling on expectations before surgery for correction of Peyronie’s Disease.
2) Describe the various approaches to penile plication and relative advantages/risks of these approaches.
3) Describe the various approaches to penile patch grafting and relative advantages/risks of these approaches.
4) Explain the role of penile implant surgery for Peyronie’s Disease and optimization of outcomes.
- 1) Review various approaches to common steps in penile implant placement, including positioning of the patient, selection of infection prophylaxis, access to the corporal bodies, means of placing various implant components, and post-operative care.
2) Discuss best practices and alternatives will facilitate a better understanding from the attendees on how to best perform implant surgery in their particular populations.
- 1) Describe the unique needs of women who have experienced female genital cutting.
2) Explan the controversy surrounding female genital cosmetic procedures and appropriate utilization/counseling of women considering these.
3) Explain the importance of patient selection and meticulous surgical technique when contemplating surgical management of female sexual pain disorders.
- 1) Describe how off-label use of gonadotropins, selective estrogen modulators, and/or aromatase inhibitors may be useful to augment intrinsic testosterone production in men with testosterone deficiency.
2) Discuss the current state of the art with respect to testosterone testing in women.
3) Cite the off-label options for testosterone supplementation in women.
- 1) Explain neuroplasticity and its relevance to ED and sexual medicine.
2) Describe the latest information on the basic science of ED, including molecular messengers such as Sonic Hedgehog.
- 1) Explain the perspectives of legal professionals when reviewing medical records.
2) Llearn principles of the law essential for the prevention and successful management of litigation issues.
3) Explain how social media may be used to promote clinical practices; attention to appropriate use and risk management will be emphasized.
- 1) Identify the links between cardiovascular disease and sexual dysfunction.
2) Develop ideas on how to incorporate a cardiovascular wellness program into their clinical or therapeutic practices.
- 1) Learn the basics of how to counsel and care for transgender persons.
2) Learn about health sexual expression in gay men and how to promote sexual wellness in gay men with sexual dysfunction.
3) Explain consensual power exchange and non-monogamous relationships.
4) Review data on the prevalence of “non-normative” sexual interests.
- 1) Junior attendees (e.g. residents, fellow, junior faculty) will have the opportunity to interact with SMSNA members at an informal mixer.
2) A panel discussion on selecting and negotiating a first appointment/clinical position will be presented.
3) Work by junior investigators will be highlighted in a dedicated “best of SMSNA” session.
- 1) APN/PA will develop and understanding of the principles and practice of sexual medicine. This will include understanding the physiology and pathophysiology of ED, Peyronie’s Disease, Testosterone Deficiency, female sexual dysfunction, and other related conditions.
2) APN/PA will develop facility and skill with common office based procedures in sexual medicine (e.g. Doppler Ultrasound, penile injections for erection function testing and/or treatment of peyronie’s Disease, placement of testosterone supplementation, etc).