A Virtual Reality View of Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone-Based Therapies for the Treatment of Endometriosis-Related Pain

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Linda Giudice, MD, PhD
Distinguished Professor
Chair Emerita, and the Robert B. Jaffe MD Endowed Professor
Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
UCSF School of Medicine
Department of Ob/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences
San Francisco, CA

Hugh Taylor, MD
Anita O’Keeffe Young Professor
of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences
Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Chair of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences
Yale School of Medicine
Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yale-New Haven Hospital
New Haven, CT


This case-based enduring activity will cover the diagnosis, treatment and management of patients with endometriosis.


This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of U.S.-based obstetricians/gynecologists and other healthcare professionals involved in the diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis.


Upon completion of the program, attendees should be able to:

  • Discuss the established therapeutic options for patients with endometriosis related pain and their place in evidence-based management guidelines;
  • Review the pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of the CDK 4/6 inhibitors in hormone receptor-positive breast cancer
  • Discuss the impact of patient-related factors, such as age, disease severity, treatment preferences, and comorbidities, on treatment decision-making in the management of endometriosis-related pain; and
  • Describe safety and efficacy findings from clinical trials of GnRH-based therapeutic options for the treatment of patients with endometriosis-related pain.


Med Learning Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Med Learning Group designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Purpose: This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in the care of patients with endometriosis. Credits: 2.00 ANCC Contact Hour(s)


Ultimate Medical Academy/CCM is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Awarded 2.0 contact hour(s) of continuing nursing education of RNs and APNs.


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Dr Giudice is a paid consultant for AbbVie, Myovant, ObsEva, and ForEndo. She has performed contracted research for Bayer.
Dr Taylor is a paid consultant for Abbvie, Bayer, ObsEva, Pfizer, ForEndo, and DOTlabs; and received grant support from OvaScience.

The independent reviewers, staff, planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests:

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The content of this activity was independently peer reviewed.
The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.

CNE Content Review
The content of this activity was peer reviewed by a nurse reviewer.

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Bruce Dunphy, MD, Medical Director, Scientific and Medical Services for Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.
Lisa Dorin, Senior Program Manager for Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.


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During the course of this lecture, the faculty may mention the use of medications for both FDA-approved and non-approved indications.

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this enduring activity. To receive CME/CNE credit participants must:

1. Read the CME/CNE information and faculty disclosures;
2. Participate in the live activity.
3. Submit the evaluation form to Med Learning Group.

You will receive your certificate via email within 30 days.


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RELEASE DATE: February 21, 2018

EXPIRATION DATE: February 21, 2019

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