Midlife Women’s Health 2023: A MultiDisciplinary Approach to Care

May 12, 2023

This is a virtual conference with live-streamed interactive Q&A and expert panel sessions.

Midlife Women’s Health 2023 provides a multi-disciplinary approach to the care of menopausal women. Advances in research, technology, and pharmacology increase options available for midlife women, but this rapidly changing knowledge-base presents a challenge for clinicians. Care for women at this stage of life is optimized by education on a range of medical concerns provided by experts from a wide variety of medical specialties. Given demographic changes in the US population, midlife women are becoming an increasingly important group served by health care professionals, with needs that cross many areas of medical expertise.

In this educational activity, a multidisciplinary group of experts from Massachusetts General Hospital will present on the evaluation and management of mood disorders, cancer survivorship, skin health, recurrent UTIs, obesity, cardiovascular health, transgender medicine, early menopause, menopausal hormone therapy, and novel non-hormonal options for hot flashes to assist clinicians in caring for their midlife patients. 

Target Audience

This educational activity is intended for physicians and advance practice nurses in primary care, gynecology, general surgery, internal medicine, endocrinology, psychiatry, gynecological oncology, cardiology, and preventive medicine who provide care to midlife women. Physicians and advance practice nurses in-training also are encouraged to attend.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Formulate a strategy to optimize care of cancer survivors after menopause.
  2. Employ a greater understanding of transgender health to optimize midlife care.
  3. Evaluate and treat recurrent urinary tract infections in aging women
  4. Integrate digital innovation to improve cardiovascular health outcomes in midlife women.
  5. Recognize midlife mood disorders and optimize care.
  6. Utilize behavioral and pharmacologic strategies to manage obesity at midlife.
  7. Integrate education and strategies to optimize the perimenopausal transition.
  8. Assess a midlife woman’s risk of skin aging and guide her in utilizing available treatment options.
  9. Utilize NK3-receptor antagonists as a novel and effective treatment for hot flashes once available.
  10. Evaluate symptomatic midlife women for menopausal hormone therapy, incorporating an individualized assessment of risks and benefits.

Additional Information

Provided by: 

Massachusetts General Hospital, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Mass General Brigham

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 7.75 Participation
Course opens: 
01/04/2023
Course expires: 
06/12/2023
Event starts: 
05/12/2023 - 7:45am EDT
Event ends: 
05/12/2023 - 5:00pm EDT
Cost:
$270.00

7:45 AM

Welcome & Introductory Remarks

Jan Shifren, MD, NCMP

8:00

Cancer Survivorship & Lifestyle Medicine

Amy Comander, MD

8:45

Transgender Medicine at Midlife

Jenny Siegel, MD

9:30

Recurrent UTIs in Aging Women: Evaluation & Management

May Wakamatsu, MD & Jacob Lazarus, MD, PhD

10:15

Break

10:30

Digital Innovation for Improving Cardiovascular Health Outcomes in Midlife Women

Kaavya Parachuri, MD

11:15

Managing Midlife Mood Mayhem

Marlene Freeman, MD

12:00 PM

Lunch Break

1:00

Pharmacologic Treatment Options of Obesity

Klara Rosenquist, MD

1:45

Early Menopause: Strategies to Reduce Risk

Carey York-Best, MD

2:30

Keeping Skin Healthy as the Clock Ticks

Sandy Tsao, MD

3:15

Break

3:30

Keynote Presentation
NK3-R Antagonists: Novel & Effective Treatment for Hot Flashes

Susan Reed, MD, MPH

4:15

Everything You Wanted to Know About Hormone Therapy, But Were Afraid to Ask

Linda Kelly, DNP, ANP-BC, Deborah Kwolek, MD, Isaac Schiff, MD & Sujata Somani, MD

5:00 PM

Adjournment

 

Jan Shifren, MD, NCMP - Course Director
Director, Midlife Women’s Health Center, Massachusetts General Hospital
Vincent Trustees Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
Harvard Medical School

Amy Comander, MD, DipABLM
Medical Director, Mass General Cancer Center - Waltham
Director, Breast Oncology Program, Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Director, Lifestyle Medicine at Mass General Cancer Center
Mass General Cancer Center, Massachusetts General Hospital
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Marlene Freeman, MD
Abra Prentice Foundation Chair in Women’s Mental Health, Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Director, Ammon-Pinizzotto Center for Women’s Mental Health
Medical Director, MGH Clinical Trials Network and Institute
Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Linda Kelly, DNP, ANP-BC, NCMP
Nursing Director, Mass General Midlife Women's Health Center
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Massachusetts General Hospital

Deborah Gomez Kwolek, MD, FACP, NCMP
Mass General Medical Group
Lead, Women's Health and Sex- and Gender Based Medicine Program
Director, Women's Health Resident Rotation, Massachusetts General Hospital
Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital 
Chair, Women and Medicine Commission, Society of General Internal Medicine 
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Jacob Lazarus, MD, PhD
Department of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital 
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Kaavya Paruchuri, MD
MGH Heart Center, Division of Cardiology
Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital 
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Klara Rosenquist, MD
MGH Weight Center
Director, Obesity Medicine Fellowship
Department of Endocrinology, Massachusetts General Hospital 
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Isaac Schiff, MD
Chief Emeritus, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Massachusetts General Hospital 
Co-Director, Mass General Midlife Women's Health Center
Joe Vincent Meigs Distinguished Professor of Gynecology, Harvard Medical School

Jenny Siegel, MD
Medical Director, MGH Transgender Health Program
Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital 
Member of the Faculty of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Sujata Somani, MD, NCMP
Medical Director, Mass General Midlife Women's Health Center
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Massachusetts General Hospital 
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School

Sandy Tsao, MD
Director, Pigmentary Disorders and Multi-Ethnic Skin Program
Department of Dermatology, Massachusetts General Hospital 
Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School

May Wakamatsu, MD
Director, Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
Vice Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School

Carey York-Best, MD
Division Director, Benign Gynecology and Obstetrics
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Massachusetts General Hospital 
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School

In support of improving patient care, Mass General Brigham is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Mass General Brigham designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 7.75 Participation

Price

Cost:
$270.00
Please login or register to take this course.
BEFORE MARCH 31, 2023
Registration TypeTuition Fee
Physician$270
Other Health Care Professionals & Physicians-in-Training$125

AFTER MARCH 31, 2023
Registration TypeTuition Fee
Physician$295
Other Health Care Professionals & Physicians-in-Training$150


Cancellation Policy:
Registrations cancelled on or before March 31, 2023 will be refunded, less a $35 administrative fee. Registrations cancelled after March 31, 2023 will not be refunded.

Contact partnerscpd@partners.org if you require assistance in cancelling your online registration.


Please contact our Course Coordinator at MGHMidlifeCenter@mgh.harvard.edu prior to the event to assist you with any special needs.