Pelvic Floor Disorders: Innovation & Treatment

OBGYN and Women's Health, Sexual Health, Urology

Approximately 1 in 4 women are affected with a pelvic floor disorder such as urinary or fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and pelvic pain. As the baby boomer generation ages and with longer life expectancy, the number of pelvic floor dysfunction cases will increase.

The Women's Medicine Collaborative invites health care professionals to learn more about pelvic floor disorders and pelvic pain, non-surgical and surgical treatment options, and the innovative treatment approaches being explored.

Target Audience

This event is intended for members of the Rhode Island health care community including gastroenterologists, urologists, urogynecologists, colorectal surgeons, primary care providers, family practitioners, internists, ob/gyns, geriatricians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, physical therapists, nursing students, physical therapy students, medical students, residents and fellows.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this symposium, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss key components in the evaluation of a patient with pelvic pain/ a pelvic floor disorder and appropriate referral to specialists who can coordinate care.
  • Recognize that it can be difficult and frustrating for women to live with a pelvic floor disorder and/or pain and that the condition can be complex and difficult to treat.
  • Describe surgical and non-surgical treatment options as well as the role of opioid pain medication.

This event is supported by The Rosalyn and Joseph Sinclair Clinical Professorship in Pelvic Floor Disorders at The Miriam Hospital and The Miriam Hospital Foundation.

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Registration Information

The fee to attend is $25, which includes dinner and continuing education credits. This event is free to nursing students, physical therapy students, medical students, residents, and fellows. Please note that there are no refunds and no registrations will be accepted at the door. 

For more information contact Lisa Billington at 401-793-2093 or by email at lbillington1@lifespan.org.

CME Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation criteria and policies of the Rhode Island Medical Society (RIMS) through the joint providership of Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital. Rhode Island Hospital is accredited by the Rhode Island Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Rhode Island Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CEU Accreditation

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

PT Accreditation

This continuing education activity was approved by the Rhode Island Physical Therapy Association for 2.5 credit hours. Information provided in this symposium should be used within your scope of practice.

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