The latest evidence for the origins of fibromyalgia and treatment strategies for the disorder are among the topics that will be addressed during “Women’s Health Across the Life Span,” a medical education conference being held Oct. 7 by East Tennessee State University’s James H. Quillen College of Medicine. The event will be held at the Millennium Centre and is sponsored by the ETSU Office of Continuing Medical Education.
Conference presenters will provide the latest information and promote discussion about the gender-specific aspects of treatment for diseases occurring primarily in women. Other topics will include assessing women with chest pain; developing a plan to screen women for heart disease; explaining the current recommendations for hormone replacement therapy as well as its risks and benefits; and comparing the risks, benefits and drug interactions of herbal and alternative medicines and dietary supplements.
The keynote speaker is Dr. Leslie J. Crofford, chief of the Division of Rheumatology and director of the Center for the Advancement of Women’s Health at the University of Kentucky. Her research is focused on understanding inflammation, pain and stress as mediators of rheumatic diseases and women’s health. She is principal investigator of the Kentucky Women’s Health Registry, which seeks to understand the complex underpinnings of chronic diseases in women.
For more information or to register, visit the ETSU CME website at www.etsu.edu/com/cme/ or call 439-8027. The Quillen College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.