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    Continuing Medical Education

    Attendees who are interested in obtaining Continuing Medical Education credit for the AUGS/IUGA 2014 Scientific Meeting, please visit the following link:

    Jointly sponsored by the Duke University School of Medicine,the American Urogynecologic Society and the International Urogynecological Association.


    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the Duke University School of Medicine, the American Urogynecologic Society, and the International Urogynecological Association. The Duke University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    CME Cerfiticate Information

    In order to receive CME credit, participants must attend the activity and complete the post-event evaluation. Evaluations will be emailed to all participants immediately following the meeting. After successfully completing the evaluation, a certificate will be emailed to participants six to eight weeks following the activity. If you have any questions regarding CME credit, please contact the Duke Office of CME at 919.401.1200.

    Credit Designation

    The Duke University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Commercial Support Acknowledgment

    This Continuing Medical Education (CME) activity is supported by educational grants. A complete list of supporters is published in the Final Program.

    Unapproved Use Disclosure

    Duke School of Medicine requires CME faculty (speakers) to disclose to 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. 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. Faculty will be discussing information about pharmaceutical agents that is outside of U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved labeling.

    Educational Goals and Objectives

    Scientific Meeting attendees will be able to:

    • Describe and discuss the pathophysiology of pelvic floor disorders, including pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, and sexual dysfunction.
    • Identify risk factors and the epidemiology of pelvic floor disorders.
    • Evaluate standard and new evaluation tools to assess and quantify pelvic floor disorders.
    • Compare and evaluate non-surgical and surgical treatments used to manage pelvic disorders.
    • Understand the impact of pelvic floor disorders on the quality of life of women who suffer these conditions.

    Staff and Content Validation Reviewer Disclosure

    The staff involved with this activity and any content validation reviewers of this activity have reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.

    Resolution of Conflicts of Interest 

    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of CME, the Duke University School of Medicine 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.


    The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a health care provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

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