CMES209 IDEAL Learning Center: Maintaining the Pace in Androgen Deficiency: Improving the Diagnosis and Management of Hypogonadism

Program: CMES Ancillary Events
Saturday, June 15, 2013: 10:30 AM-4:00 PM
Expo Halls ABC (Moscone Center)
Sunday, June 16, 2013: 10:30 AM-4:00 PM
Expo Halls ABC (Moscone Center)
Monday, June 17, 2013: 10:30 AM-4:00 PM
Expo Halls ABC (Moscone Center)

Learning Objectives:

The IDEAL® certified-CME Learning Center provides a unique environment for interactive learning that encourages improved outcomes through increased awareness, earlier and more accurate diagnosis, prompt intervention, and individualized long-term management. The activity begins in the Education Gallery where evidence-based “clinical pearls” are presented through synchronized audio recordings and stylized scientific panels. After a brief break, small groups of clinicians will enter the Teaching Rounds exam room with a leading expert to assess and manage a typical patient with androgen deficiency. Here, participants will have the opportunity to learn from the expert and their colleagues as they discuss effective, evidence-based strategies for optimal patient management.

  •  5 min – Baseline self-assessment
  • 25 min – Education Gallery focused on guidelines and expert management strategies and therapies for the diagnosis and treatment of male androgen deficiency
  • 25 minutes – Teaching Rounds longitudinal encounter where participants will practice diagnosis and management techniques learned in the Education Gallery by applying to simulated patient and discussing recommended androgen deficiency strategies with experts and peers
  • 5 min – Evaluation and accreditation survey

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the clinical signs and symptoms of androgen deficiency
  • Perform appropriate evaluation of symptomatic men to determine if they are androgen deficient
  • Discuss with patients the risks and benefits of testosterone therapy
  • Initiate testosterone therapy for men with symptomatic androgen deficiency to induce and maintain secondary sex characteristics and to improve sexual function, sense of well-being, muscle mass and strength, and bone mineral density
  • Describe how dosage may be optimized in a hypogonadal man receiving testosterone therapy to achieve testosterone levels in the mid-normal range
  • Recognize when further urological evaluation is appropriate in a man receiving testosterone therapy
  • Monitor men receiving testosterone replacement therapy with a standardized plan
  • Explain the rationale behind key accountability and quality improvement measures in the diagnosis and management of men with androgen deficiency
This activity is supported by an educational grant from AbbVie Inc., and Lilly USA, LLC
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