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 Conference Program

07:00 am – 08:00 am Pre-Conference Registration & Breakfast
08:00 am – 08:15 am Overview - Common Sexual / Vulvovaginal Concerns
08:15 am – 08:30 am Contributing Treatment Factors
08:30 am – 08:50 am Effective Treatments Vulvovaginal Symptoms including Non-Hormonal and Low-dose Hormonal Options
08:50 am – 09:30 am Sexual Response Concerns & Interventions
09:30 am – 09:45 am BREAK
09:45 am – 11:00 am Different Models for Sexual Health Programs
  MSKCC - The Female Sexual Medicine and Women’s Health (FSMWH) Program
  University of Chicago - Program in Integrative Sexual Medicine (PRISM) for Women and Girls with Cancer
  University of Wisconsin - Women's Integrative Sexual Health (WISH) program
  Dana Farber Cancer Institute – Sexual Health Program
  Duke – Sexual Health Program for Women’s Cancer Survivors
11:00 am – 11:20 am Novel Strategies to Address Sexual Health Concerns
11:20 am – 11:40 am Patient Education & Communication Tools and Tips
11:40 am – 12:00 pm Referral Options & Network
12:00 pm – 01:00 pm Working Lunch - Q & A Session