CME Credit

March 15-16, 2020 - Alexandria Center, NYC

CME Credit

Northwell health Northwell health

Date: March 15 – 16, 2020

Time: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm; 9:15 am – 2:15 pm

Location: Apella at Alexandria Center / 450 E 29th St, New York, NY 10016


Statement of Need:

The average time to diagnosis for a woman with endometriosis is 7-10 years after the onset of symptoms, which is a significant delay. After these patients are diagnosed and undergo surgical treatment, it is likely that at least 1 out of 3 of them will need re-operation. There is a need to increase awareness and knowledge about how to prevent repeat surgeries, particularly about effective surgical techniques, as these not only expose patients to risk, inconvenience, and distress but also increase healthcare costs and the burden on healthcare professionals.

Program Objectives:

All Northwell Health CME activities are intended to improve patient care, safety and outcomes. At the conclusion of this conference participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the cases of endometriosis that have an increased risk of repeat surgeries.
  • Compose an interdisciplinary treatment plan that minimizes the chance of repeat surgeries in endometriosis patients.
  • Apply effective surgical techniques that will reduce repeat surgeries among endometriosis patients.

Target Audience:

Physicians, Residents/Fellows, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and Nurses.

Joint Accreditation Statement:  

Joint Accreditation Statement:   In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Northwell Health and the Endometriosis Foundation of America. Northwell Health 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.

Credit Designations:

  • Physicians

Northwell Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Nurses

Northwell Health designates this activity for 10.5 ANCC contact hours.

  • Physician Assistants

Northwell Health has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 10.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Disclosure Policy: 

Northwell Health System adheres to the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CME activity, including faculty, planner reviewers or others are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. All relevant conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to the commencement of the activity.

Planner and Speaker’s Disclosures:

Tamer Seckin, MD, Karli Goldstein, DO; Leila Adamyan, MD, PhD; Hayama Brill, MD; Resad Pasic, MD; Ie-Ming Shih, MD, PhD; Serin Seckin, MD; Victor Gomel, MD; Michael Nimaroff, MD; Lisolette Mettler, MD; Latia Lee, MA, RN, CPN; Adriann Combs, DNP, NNP-BC; Margaret Cianci; Deniz Kocas, PhD Candidate; Chanel Schoff have no disclosures.

Arnaud Wattiez, MD has received consulting fees from Karl Storz for consulting.

Ceana Nezhat, MD has received consulting fees and honorarium from Karl Storz, Novuson Surgical, Aesculap, Plasma Surgical, Lumenis, and Baxter for consulting and medical advising.

Shaheen Khazali has received an honorarium from Johnson & Johnson for running a workshop.

Guenter Noe, MD, PhD has received travel and accommodation fees from FEG Dynamesh (Aachen, Germany) and BOWA (Gomaringen, Germany) for running teaching sessions.


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