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Who Should Attend

PFD Week is for physicians, nurses, physical therapists, students, researchers, educators, and other healthcare professionals interested in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. New treatment techniques and developments in both surgical and non-surgical settings will be shared through a variety of educational formats designed to encourage interactive discussion. Scientific material will be presented through lectures, posters, videos, recorded surgeries, and tips and tricks presentations.

Educational Goals and Objectives

  • Describe and discuss the pathophysiology of pelvic floor disorders, including pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, and sexual dysfunction
  • Identify risk factors and the epidemiology of pelvic floor disorders
  • Delineate the impact of pelvic floor disorders on the quality of life for women who suffer from these conditions
  • Review and discuss the tools to assess and quantify pelvic floor disorders
  • Explain non-surgical and surgical treatments used to manage pelvic floor disorders
  • Identify methods for preventing lower urinary tract symptoms
  • Review methods for treating mesh related complications
  • Identify methods to avoid nerve injury during pelvic surgery
  • Describe indications for uterine preservations during prolapse surgery

Category 1

Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education designates this Live activity for a maximum of 32 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA accepts AMA category 1 credit for the PRA from organizations accredited by ACCME.

October 3 - 7.0 credits 
October 4 - 7.0 credits
October 5 - 6.25 credits
October 6 - 7.0 credits
October 7 - 4.75 credits

Nurses CE

Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education designates this activity for 32.0 contact hour(s) for nurses.  Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses licensed in Iowa and California:  This activity was planned and developed in accordance with the continuing education standards of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).  The Iowa Board of Nursing and the California Board of Nursing will honor ANCC continuing education credits for face-to-face programs held outside Iowa and California, or for ANCC-approved online recorded courses taken in a self-study format.

Physical Therapy

The Board of Physical Therapy Practice does not pre-approve continuing education course offerings, but will accept a continuing education activity when they are planned and conducted for physical therapists and the continuing education activity relates to the practice of Physical Therapy.  Each professional is responsible for their own certification.  (The following States require pre-approval for physical therapy credit:  California, Florida, Louisiana, Nevada, Ohio and Texas.)

Accreditation Statement

CMEIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education and American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS).  Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education (HSCE) 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.

Collecting CME

Following PFD Week, credits can be collected on the Creighton University HSCE Website by completing the course evaluation. The evaluation will be made live at the completion of PFD Week and must be completed by October 31, 2017. Credit will be forfeited if not claimed by October 31, and no exceptions will be granted. Upon completion of the evaluation, you will be automatically directed to a page to open, complete and print your continuing education certificate. The certificate you print will serve to document the continuing education credit you receive for the conference. Please keep the certificate for your records. If you have any questions, please contact Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education at (402) 280-1830.