CME Outfitters Announces neuroscienceCME Webcast: 'Clinical Challenges During Midlife Transitions and the Impact on Women's Health' Premieres Nov. 17, 2009

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CE webcast will explore the clinical challenges facing women during midlife transition and focus on translating evidence-based data into improved outcomes and quality of life.

CME Outfitters, LLC, an independent accredited provider of multidisciplinary medical education programming and related healthcare communications services, is pleased to announce an upcoming neuroscienceCME Webcast titled "Clinical Challenges During Midlife Transitions and the Impact on Women's Health."

Premiering Tuesday, November 17, 2009, this webcast activity will explore the clinical challenges facing women during midlife transition and focus on translating evidence-based data into improved outcomes and quality of life. Note: This is a pre-recorded activity--no live CE credit will be offered. Clinicians can participate online anytime beginning November 17, 2009.

This CE activity will also be available as a podcast beginning in early December 2009.

There is no fee to participate or receive CE credit for this activity; however, registration is required. Three forms of registration are accepted:
Online: Visit the activity details page at and click the Register for Webcast icon.
Phone: Call 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767).
Fax: Visit the activity details page at, print and complete the activity details form, and fax to 240.243.1033.

Statement of Need:
A woman's midlife transition from peri-menopause through post-menopause brings a period of vulnerability for physiologic and symptomatic changes affecting both physical and mental health. Estrogen has multiple effects on neurotransmitter systems and brain regions including the hypothalamus, neocortex, hippocampus, and brainstem. During times of estrogen fluctuations and decline, dysregulation of neuroendocrine systems can lead to physiologic effects such as hot flashes, reduced bone mass, and depression. In a recent online survey from The Menopause Epidemiology Study, the reported prevalence of VMS, including hot flashes, night sweats, and sleep disturbances, was 79% in peri- and 65% in post-menopausal women. Osteoporosis, characterized by a progressive reduction in bone mass is linked to female gender, increased age, and estrogen deficiency. The transition to menopause has also been demonstrated to be a period of increased risk for depressive symptoms even in women with no prior history of depression. Vasomotor symptoms, osteoporosis, depression--each can impair a woman's functioning and quality of life. As women are expected to live well into their 80s, it is essential that healthcare providers recognize and manage these changes. In this neuroscienceCME webcast, the experts will explore each of these clinical challenges that may face women in the midlife transition and provide insights and strategies for improving patient care.

Claudio N. Soares, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Academic Head, Mood Disorders Division
McMaster University
Director, Women's Health Concerns Clinic
St. Joseph's Healthcare and McMaster University
Hamilton, ON

Jonathan D. Adachi, BSc, MD, FRCP
Professor of Medicine
Head, Division of Rheumatology
Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine
McMaster University
Hamilton, ON

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:

  • Examine the latest evidence on the recognition and management of hormone-related changes that can affect women during midlife and the continuum of care needed to appropriately care for these patients.
  • Describe the impact of untreated vasomotor symptoms, osteoporosis, and depression in midlife women.
  • Compare and contrast treatment options to help manage these conditions.

Target Audience:
Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, psychologists, social workers, certified case managers, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals interested in women's health.

Commercial Support:
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Lilly USA, LLC. For further information concerning Lilly grant funding, visit

Credit Information:
This activity offers CE credit for:

  • Physicians (ACCME/AMA PRA Category 1)
  • Nurses (CNE)
  • Pharmacists (ACPE)
  • Psychologists (APA)
  • Social Workers (NASW)
  • Certified Case Managers (CCMC)

All other clinicians will either receive a CME Attendance Certificate or may choose any of the types of CE credit being offered.
Credit Expiration Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Post-tests, credit request forms, and activity evaluations can be completed online at (click on the Testing/Certification link under the Activities tab - requires free account activation), and participants can print their certificate or statement of credit immediately (70% pass rate required).

About CME Outfitters:
CME Outfitters, LLC, develops and distributes live, recorded, print, and web-based educational activities to thousands of clinicians each year and offers expert accreditation services for non-accredited organizations. For a complete catalog of certified activities, please visit,, or call 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767).

About neuroscienceCME: is the award-winning web portal serving clinicians, educators, and researchers in the neurosciences. Launched in October 2006, was custom designed to fill an identified gap in online resources for professionals around the world who are practicing in areas related to psychiatry, sleep disorders, addiction and substance abuse, ADHD, and other areas related to brain function. The site's primary mission is to be the professional's central forum for accessing, debating, synthesizing, and implementing the latest findings and best practices in the neurosciences. Clinical Compass™, a bi-weekly e-newsletter published by CME Outfitters, is a convenient way to stay informed of all neuroscienceCME news and information. To subscribe, visit and click on "Subscribe to Clinical Compass™.

Jessica Primanzon
CME Outfitters, LLC
240.243.1308 direct
240.243.1033 fax


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