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Activity Title Providing Patient Education on Realistic Expectations with OAB Treatment
Topic Overactive Bladder
Accreditation Type AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Release Date April 1, 2013
Expiration Date March 31, 2014
Estimated Time to Complete Activity 15 minutes

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of the activity, participants should be able to:


FACULTY

Karen L. Noblett, MD
Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director, Division of Urogynecology and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California


METHOD OF PARTICIPATION / HOW TO RECEIVE CREDIT

    1. There are no fees for participating in and receiving credit for this activity.
    2. Review the activity objectives and CME/CE information.
    3. Complete the CME/CE activity
    4. Complete the online posttest. A score of 100% is required to successfully complete this activity. The participant may take the test until successfully passed.
    5. Complete the CME/CE evaluation/attestation form, which provides each participant with the opportunity to comment on how participating in the activity will affect their professional practice; the quality of the instructional process; the perception of enhanced professional effectiveness; the perception of commercial bias; and his/her views on future educational needs.
    6. Your CME/CE certificate will be available for download


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PRESENTER

This activity is presented by AUGS.


SPONSOR

This activity is sponsored by The France Foundation.


TARGET AUDIENCE

This activity is intended for health care providers involved in the management of patients with overactive bladder, including obstetricians/gynecologists, urologists, primary care providers, nurse practitioners, and other allied health care providers.


STATEMENT OF NEED

It is well known that 33 million people in the United States suffer from overactive bladder (OAB), and direct and indirect health care costs associated with the disease have been estimated at $12 billion. In addition to the societal burden of the disease, it also significantly affects the patient’s quality of life. Unfortunately, due to many reasons, including embarrassment and or equating symptoms to the normal part of aging, those suffering from OAB hesitate to discuss the condition with their doctor. Even when diagnosis of OAB occurs, a great number of patients remain untreated. Finally when treatment occurs, it has been shown that discontinuation rates have been as high as 70–90% within the first year of therapy for those patients on various OAB medications.


ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

The France Foundation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


CREDIT DESIGNATION

Physicians
The France Foundation designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses
Nurses who are certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) may utilize activities that are certified by ACCME-accredited providers toward their requirement for certification renewal by the ANCC. A certificate of attendance will be provided by The France Foundation, an ACCME-accredited provider.


RESOLUTION OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of CME, The France Foundation will implement mechanisms, prior to the planning and implementation of this CME activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of this CME activity.


DISCLOSURES

It is the policy of The France Foundation to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its sponsored educational activities. All faculty, activity planners, content reviewers, and staff participating in this activity have disclosed to the participants any significant financial interest or other relationship with manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s)/device(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services included in this educational activity. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent a person with a relevant financial or other relationship from participating in the activity, but rather to provide participants with information on which they can base their own judgments. The France Foundation has identified and resolved any and all conflicts of interest prior to the release of this activity.


Activity Staff Disclosures

The planners, reviewers, editors, staff, CME committee, or other members at The France Foundation who control content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.


Faculty Disclosure

The following faculty has indicated she has relationships with industry to disclose relative to the content of this CME activity:


UNAPPROVED USE DISCLOSURE

The France Foundation requires CME faculty (speakers) to disclose to the attendees when products or procedures being discussed are off-label, unlabeled, experimental, and/or investigational (not FDA approved); and any limitations on the information that is presented, such as data that are preliminary or that represent ongoing research, interim analyses, and/or unsupported opinion. Faculty in this activity may discuss information about pharmaceutical agents that is outside of US Food and Drug Administration approved labeling. This information is intended solely for continuing medical education and is not intended to promote off-label use of these medications. If you have questions, contact the medical affairs department of the manufacturer for the most recent prescribing information.


COMMERCIAL SUPPORT ACKNOWLEDGMENT

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Astellas.


DISCLAIMER

The France Foundation presents this information for educational purposes only. The content is provided solely by faculty who have been selected because of recognized expertise in their field. Participants have the professional responsibility to ensure that products are prescribed and used appropriately on the basis of their own clinical judgment and accepted standards of care. The France Foundation and Astellas assume no liability for the information herein.


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PRIVACY POLICY

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CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have questions about this CME activity, please contact The France Foundation at 860-434-1650 or info@francefoundation.com.