There is a significant lack of awareness specifically regarding DSM-V criteria, effective communication strategies between physicians and patients, the best diagnostic tools, and therapeutic treatment options.
Fort Washington, PA (PRWEB) March 27, 2014
More than 10% of premenopausal women may suffer from Hypoactive Sexual Desire Dysfunction (HSDD), and healthcare professionals often do not fully understand the disorder or misdiagnose patients. Omnia Education, the leading U.S. provider of women’s health education, addresses this issue with an integrative educational initiative consisting of continuing medical education (CME) offered online, in live clinical meetings, through scholarly articles, and on radio broadcasts. Omnia Education recently launched the final segment of the education initiative as a clinical expert interview on ReachMD.
“Even though HSDD is the most common sexual dysfunction in women, it is consistently misdiagnosed and mismanaged,” said Dr. Sheryl Kingsberg, a professor of Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynecology at Case Western Reserve Hospital and one of the featured faculty on the HSDD initiative. “This is significant because an inexplicable lack of desire for sexual activity, as is present in HSDD, is frustrating for many women and can have a serious effect on their relationships and quality of life.”
Through in depth research and expert interviews, Omnia Education identified gaps in many healthcare professionals’ knowledge of HSDD. “There is a significant lack of awareness specifically regarding DSM-V criteria, effective communication strategies between physicians and patients, the best diagnostic tools, and therapeutic treatment options,” said Dr. Kingsberg. “The goal of this education series is to effectively close those gaps and improve these patients’ quality of life.”
This final segment in the series, offered on ReachMD, supplements the expert lectures already delivered across the country at Women’s Health Annual Visit (WHAV) meetings, Omnia Education’s signature live CME meetings. “The HSDD initiative is both comprehensive and widely accessible,” said Sean T. Saunders, CCMEP, Vice President of The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative. “With the launch of the final installment on ReachMD, those who cannot attend live meetings now have easy access to HSDD education through the multiple outlets offered on ReachMD.”
The HSDD education initiative is sponsored by an independent educational grant from Sprout Pharmaceuticals and will be featured on the Omnia Education and ReachMD websites for the remainder of 2014.
About Omnia Education
Omnia Education’s singular focus on the female patient has transformed the CME learning environment for healthcare professionals. Its CME program impacts thousands of clinicians annually through clinical updates and connectivity with regional and national peers, including its highly successful Women’s Health Annual Visit® and Stages in Women’s Health® conferences. More information is available at http://www.OmniaEducation.com.
ReachMD is the first and only national radio channel for healthcare professionals that broadcasts medical education and information 24/7 across a digital platform that includes on air, online, mobile, and automobile platform. ReachMD broadcasts are geared to help time-constrained healthcare professionals stay abreast of research, expert commentary, treatment protocols, conference coverage, and CME requirements. More than 8,000 medical podcasts are available on demand on ReachMD.com and through iTunes; on air streaming is accessible through ReachMD.com, iHeartRadio.com, and TuneIn.com; mobile app access includes ReachMD apps, iHeartRadio app, and TuneIn app; and automobile access is made available through enhanced auto dashboards that feature iHeartRadio and TuneIn. More information can be found at http://www.ReachMD.com/.