CME Outfitters Announces Live Symposium on Saturday, Dec. 8: "Recognition and Management of Erectile Dysfunction in Patients with Comorbidities: A Case-Based Approach"

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CME Outfitters announces an upcoming live and interactive CME/CE symposium titled "Recognition and Management of Erectile Dysfunction in Patients with Comorbidities: A Case-Based Approach." Scheduled for Saturday, December 8, 2007, from 3:45-5:15 p.m. CT, the symposium will provide an update on the relationship between ED, vascular disease, related comorbidities, and effective treatment. The symposium is offered as part of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMS) 2007 Fall Meeting.

CME Outfitters, LLC, an independent accredited provider of multidisciplinary medical education programming and related healthcare communications services, is pleased to announce an upcoming live and interactive CME/CE symposium titled "Recognition and Management of Erectile Dysfunction in Patients with Comorbidities: A Case-Based Approach."

Scheduled for Saturday, December 8, 2007, from 3:45-5:15 p.m. CT, the symposium will provide an update on the relationship between ED, vascular disease, related comorbidities, and effective treatment.

The symposium is offered as part of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMS) 2007 Fall Meeting, which will be held from December 6-9, 2007, at the Westin Chicago River North in Chicago, Illinois.

To attend this symposium, it is necessary to register in advance for the SMS Fall Meeting. To register online, visit https://www.smsna.org/meetings/832/register.aspx

There is no additional fee to participate or receive CE credit for this symposium; however, advance registration is requested. Two forms of registration are accepted:
Online: Visit the activity details page at http://www.cmeoutfitters.com/cmea.asp?ID=273 and click the Register icon.
Phone: Call 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767).

Statement of Need:
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common problem in industrialized countries, with a prevalence of approximately 50% in men aged 40 to 70 years. A strong relationship has been demonstrated between vascular disease, diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, and ED.

The Expert Panel on "Erectile Dysfunction as a Risk Factor for Coronary Heart Disease: Implications for Prevention" states that, "ED is an early marker of a systemic atherosclerotic process. [...] Asymptomatic men presenting with ED provide an important opportunity to screen for cardiovascular risk factors and detect silent CHD."

In a study of more than 7,600 men with hypertension, 77% of a subgroup who also had diabetes reported ED. Eighty percent of those men classified their ED symptoms as bothersome, yet less than 40% were receiving treatment. A majority of physicians report not feeling confident in managing ED in patients with vascular comorbidities. This represents a serious gap in treatment for patients with these disorders.

In this interactive, case-based symposium, the experts will examine the barriers to recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of ED and comorbid vascular disease and explore strategies for achieving treatment goals and improving patient outcomes.

Faculty:
Arthur L. Burnett, II, MD
Professor of Urology
Director, Basic Science Laboratory in Neuro-urology
Director, Male Consultation Clinic
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Serge Carrier, MD, FRCS(C)
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Urology Program Director
Division of Urology
McGill University
Montreal, Quebec

Agenda:
3:15-3:45 p.m. - Registration
3:45-4:15 p.m. - "Examining the Impact of Comorbidities on Erectile Dysfunction" - Arthur L. Burnett, II, MD
4:15-4:45 p.m. - "Treatment Options for Managing Patients with Erectile Dysfunction and Comorbidities" - Serge Carrier, MD, FRCS(C)
4:45-5:15 p.m. - Panel Discussion/Q&A Session

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

  • Discuss the relationship between erectile dysfunction (ED) and vascular disease, diabetes mellitus, and hyperlipidemia.
  • Recognize opportunities for early identification of comorbidities associated with ED.
  • Compare and contrast the different therapies available for patients with ED and comorbidities.

Target Audience:
Physicians and other healthcare professionals interested in erectile dysfunction and vascular disease.

Commercial Support:
CME Outfitters gratefully acknowledges an educational grant from Schering-Plough Corporation and GlaxoSmithKline in support of this CME activity.

Credit Information:
CME Credit (Physicians):
CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. CME Outfitters, LLC, designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Note to Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts Category I credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA Category I CME credit for the PRA from organizations accredited by ACCME.

About CME Outfitters:
CME Outfitters 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 http://www.cmeoutfitters.com, http://www.neuroscienceCME.com, or call 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767).

To view all recent CME Outfitters press releases, visit http://www.cmeoutfitters.com and click on "News" or visit http://www.prweb.com and search for "CME Outfitters."

About the Sexual Medicine Society:
Established in 1994 as an independent organization of health care professionals concerned with the science of human sexual function and dysfunction, the Sexual Medicine Society of North America, Inc. (SMS) strives to:

  • Promote, encourage, and support the highest standards of practice, research, education, and ethics in the study of the anatomy, physiology, pathology, diagnosis, and treatment of human sexual function and dysfunction.
  • Provide a forum for the free exchange and discussion of new ideas, thoughts, and concepts in this field.

The SMS seeks to identify existing and emerging issues in the field of human sexual function and dysfunction, provide accurate and credible information to medical professionals, develop standards and guidelines for impotence research and practice, and produce educational program that bring leading-edge concepts of research, clinical practice, ethics, and politics to health care professionals interested in impotence and related matters.

Contact: Jessica Primanzon
CME Outfitters, LLC
240.243.1308 direct
240.243.1033 fax

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