Sexual Health Programs -  Models for Care, Evidence-based Treatment Strategies, Clinical Screening Tools and Outcomes

Location:                             Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Date:                                     Thursday, September 27, 2018
Time:                                    7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The Scientific Network is organizing a half-day pre-conference CME program that will be held in conjunction with the upcoming Scientific Network Conference, September 27-28, 2018, at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Our goal is to educate clinicians and providers to significantly improve the care for women with a history of cancer and advance the field of sexual medicine and cancer survivorship. The program will be conducted in accordance with ACCME standards.

The program is applicable to physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and physical therapists who care for women with a history of cancer. Participants will acquire critical medical knowledge, tailored communication skills, and become familiar with targeted screening tools for identifying sexual/vulvovaginal health concerns. In addition, attendees will gain an overview of evidence-based treatment strategies to address women’s vulvovaginal health concerns and changes in sexual response.

Individuals interested in creating sexual health services for their patients will have the opportunity to learn from internationally-known thought leaders in this field. The program will focus on gold-standard practices in sexual health after cancer, how to set up and utilize various models of clinical care, and how to cultivate and disseminate appropriate resources for patients. There will be an emphasis on exploring a range of different care delivery models in order for a wide range of participants to learn how to capitalize on the resources of their individual institutions or clinical practices in order to establish services moving forward.

Preliminary Pre-Conference Program

07:00 a.m. – 08:00 a.m. Pre-Conference Registration & Breakfast
08:00 a.m. – 08:10 a.m.

Jeanne Carter, PhD

08:10 a.m. – 08:30 a.m.

Overview Common Sexual / Vulvovaginal Concerns
Jeanne Carter, PhD

08:30 a.m. – 08:50 a.m.

Contributing Treatment Factors
Stacy Lindau, MD MAPP

08:50 a.m. – 09:10 a.m.

Effective Treatments Vulvovaginal Symptom Non-Hormonal and Low Dose Hormonal options
Shari Goldfarb, MD

09:10 a.m. – 09:30 a.m.

Sexual Response Concerns & Interventions
Sharon Bober, PhD

09:30 a.m. – 09:40 a.m. BREAK
 09:40 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. Different Models for Sexual Health Programs

09:40 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.: MSKCC - The Female Sexual Medicine and Women’s Health (FSMWH) Program
Jeanne Carter, PhD; Ashley Burton-Arkena, MS, FNP-BC


10:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.: University of Chicago - Program in Integrative Sexual Medicine (PRISM) For Women and Girls with Cancer
Stacy Lindau, MD, MAPP


10:20 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.: University of Wisconsin - Women's Integrative Sexual Health (WISH) program
David Kushner, MD; Lori Seaborne, PA


10:40 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.: Dana Farber Cancer Institute – Sexual Health Program
Sharon Bober, PhD


11:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.: Duke – Sexual Health Program for Women’s Cancer Survivors
Kelly Westbrook, MD

11:20 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. BREAK
11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Novel Strategies to address Sexual Health Concerns
Shari Goldfarb, MD

11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Patient Education & Communication Tools & Tips
Chenab Navalkha, BA

12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Referral Options & Network
Mary Hughes, PT, DPT, PRPC, CAPP-Pelvic

12:15 p.m. – 01:00 p.m.

Working LUNCH - Q & A Session
Anuja Jhingran, MD


This program is supported by an Educational Grant from:

Fidia Pharma USA Inc