On-Demand | Inaugural Session: Sex, Gender, Medical Research, and Our Community Series

Program Release: April 19, 2020
Expiration Date: April 19, 2021
Estimated time to complete: 225 Minutes
There are no prerequisites for participation.

Current clinical practice is based on knowledge from scientific literature that historically has been based on research in men with underrepresentation of women. Men and women differ in physiologic, anatomic, hormonal, behavioral and other ways that impact health and well-being. Good clinical practice calls for consideration of sex and gender in disease understanding, screening, and management. Sex differences start at the cellular level, and these differences impact clinical presentation of disease, treatment management, pharmacodynamics, and intervention adherence. Clinicians need to be aware of such differences to deliver equitable care and better the lives of the girls and women that they treat.

The Sex, Gender, Medical Research, and Our Community Series is a regional collaboration dedicated to engaging thought leaders in research, education, and clinical practices that impact the health of women. Opportunities to expand multi-disciplinary networks, receive valuable guidance from regional experts, and obtain state-of-the-art resources to advance scientific research and clinical care will be provided.

Method of Participation and How to Receive CME Credit

  • Review the activity objectives, faculty information, and CME information prior to participating in the activity.
  • View the four CME presentations
  • Complete the CME activity post-test and evaluation at the conclusion of the activity in order to receive a credit certificate.

Faculty Disclosure

In accordance with the disclosure policy of the Brown University CME Office as well as standards set forth by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), speakers have been asked to disclose any relevant financial relationship with the manufacturers of any commercial products and/or provider of commercial services discussed in any educational presentation and with any commercial supporters or exhibitors of this activity.

The intent of this policy is not to prevent a speaker with a potential conflict of interest from making a presentation but to identified openly so that the listener may form his/her own opinion. Any potential conflicts of interest have been resolved prior to this presentation.

This activity may include discussion of off-label or investigative drugs uses. Speakers are aware that it is their responsibility to disclose to the audience this information. Individual Faculty Disclosure information may be found in the conference handouts.

Faculty Disclosure/Conflict of Interest
The following financial relationships have been disclosed and any potential conflicts of interest have been resolved prior to this presentation.

Michelle M. Forcier, MD, MPH* -- Spouse/Partner–Employee: Tekada-Hemophilia Research | Royalties: Up to Date

The following speaker and planning committee members*/course directors^ have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships:

Dawna A. Blake, MD*; Ghada Bourjeily, MD, FCCP^*; Vanessa M. Britto, MD, MSc; Margaret H. Bublitz, PhD, MA; Gail Cohee, PhD*; Marlene Cutitar, MD*; Joseph A. Diaz, MD, MPH, FACP*; Marianne J. Legato, MD, PhD (hon c), FACP; Kelly A. McGarry, MD*; Alyson J. McGregor, MD, MA, FACEP^*; Geralyn M. L. Messerlian, PhD*; Margaret Miller, MD, FACP*; Teri B. Pearlstein, MD*; Athena Poppas, MD, FACC, FASE; Kathy A. Rebeiro, NP*; Sharon I. Rounds, MD*; Katherine M. Sharkey, MD, PhD, FACP, FAASM^*; Maria Sullivan, BS*; Kristina Ward, PharmD, BCPS*; Nicole Holland Weiss, PhD

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Target Audience

Community leaders in health and medicine along with professional and non-profit organizational representatives who are interested in creating a network of health professionals to support and progress the integration of sex and gender differences in all aspects of health care for women are encouraged to attend.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the state of women's health in RI.
  • Appraise the importance of incorporating sex and gender in health and wellbeing of the population.
  • Describe the status of research in women's health.
  • Discuss and review educational tracks in women's health.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 3.75 ANCC
    This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited provider by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
  • 3.75 APA
    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is approved by the RI Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Alpert Medical School maintains responsibility for the program.
  • 3.75 Attendance
    Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.
Course opens: 
04/19/2021
Course expires: 
04/19/2022
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
0

Video 1

Welcome and Introductions
Ghada Bourjeily, MD, FCCP
Alyson J. McGregor, MD, MA, FACEP
Katherine M. Sharkey, MD, PhD, FACP, FAASM

Prometheus & The Heaven Scenario: Achievements and Challenges for Sex-based Science in the 21st Century
Marianne J. Legato, MD, PhD (hon c), FACP

Prometheus & The Heaven Scenario: Achievements and Challenges for Sex-based Science in the 21st Century
Marianne J. Legato, MD, PhD (hon c), FACP

Question and Answer Session
Moderator: Alyson J. McGregor, MD, MA

Video 2

Cardiac Disease in Women—An Update
Athena Poppas, MD, FACC, FASE

Question and Answer Session
Moderator: Ghada Bourjeily, MD, FCCP

Video 3

Cutting Edge Research
Moderator: Teri B. Pearlstein, MD

The Biological Embedding of Childhood Maltreatment in the Perinatal Period
Margaret H. Bublitz, PhD, MA

Proximal Risk Factors for Substance Use Among Community Women Experiencing Domestic Violence
Nicole Holland Weiss, PhD

Video 4

Women's Health Across the Lifespan
Vanessa M. Britto, MD, MSc, FACP

Question and Answer Session & Wrap Up
Moderator: Katherine M. Sharkey, MD, PhD

Course Directors 

Ghada Bourjeily, MD, FCCP
Professor of Medicine
Warren Alpert Medical School
Director of Research
Women's Medicine Collaborative
Rhode Island Hospital &
The Miriam Hospital | Providence, RI

Alyson J. McGregor, MD, MA, FACEP
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Co-Founder & Director
Division of Sex and Gender in Emergency Medicine (SGEM)
Warren Alpert Medical School
Rhode Island Hospital & The Miriam Hospital | Providence, RI
Co-Founder, Sex and Gender Women's Health Collaborative

Katherine M. Sharkey, MD, PhD, FACP, FAASM
Assistant Dean for Women in Medicine and Science
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Warren Alpert Medical School
Rhode Island Hospital | Providence, RI
Bradley Hospital | East Providence, RI

Faculty

Vanessa M. Britto, MD, MSc
Associate Vice President for Campus Life 
Executive Director of Health and Wellness
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Clinician Educator
Brown University | Providence, RI

Margaret H. Bublitz, PhD, MA
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Warren Alpert Medical School
Senior Research Scientist, Women's Medicine Collaborative
The Miriam Hospital | Providence, RI

Marianne J. Legato, MD, PhD (hon c), FACP
Professor Emerita of Clinical Medicine
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center | New York, NY
Adjunct Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins Medical School | Baltimore, MD

Athena Poppas, MD, FACC, FASE
Professor of Medicine | Warren Alpert Medical School
Chief, Cardiology Division
Director, Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute
Director, Echocardiography | Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute
Rhode Island & The Miriam Hospitals | Providence, RI
Newport Hospital | Newport, RI
President, American College of Cardiology

Nicole Holland Weiss, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
Director, Study of Trauma, Risk-taking, Emotions, and
Stress Symptoms (STRESS) Lab
The University of Rhode Island College of Health Sciences
Kingston, RI

Planning Committee

Ghada Bourjeily, MD, FCCP (Course Director)
Professor of Medicine
Director of Research, Women's Medicine Collaborative

Dawna A. Blake, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Gail Cohee, PhD
Director, Sarah Doyle Center for Women and Gender
Associate Dean of the College for Health and Personal Issues
Brown University | Providence, RI

Marlene Cutitar, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
Warren Alpert Medical School
The Miriam Hospital & Rhode Island Hospital | Providence, RI

Joseph A. Diaz, MD, MPH, FACP
Associate Dean for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor of Medical Science
Warren Alpert Medical School | Providence, RI
Kent Hospital | Warwick, RI

Michelle M. Forcier, MD, MPH
Professor of Pediatrics
Assistant Dean of Medicine (Admissions)
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Director, Gender and Sexual Health Services
Hasbro Children's Hospital & Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, RI

Andrea B. Goldstein, MPA
CME Coordinator, Office of Continuing Medical Education
Warren Alpert Medical School

Kathleen Haslam
Programs Coordinator
The Office of Women in Medicine and Science
Warren Alpert Medical School

Jennifer Maloney
CME Coordinator, Office of Continuing Medical Education
Warren Alpert Medical School

Kelly A. McGarry, MD
Professor of Medicine
Warren Alpert Medical School
Program Director, General Internal Medicine Residency
Interim Division Director of General Internal Medicine
Rhode Island Hospital | Providence, RI

Alyson J. McGregor, MD, MA, FACEP (Course Director)
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Co-Founder & Director, Division of Sex and Gender in Emergency Medicine (SGEM)

Geralyn M. L. Messerlian, PhD
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Margaret Miller, MD, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Chief, Women's Services | Lifespan Physician Group
Director, Women's Medicine Collaborative

Teri B. Pearlstein, MD
Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Professor of Medicine
Warren Alpert Medical School
Director, Women's Behavioral Medicine
Women's Medicine Collaborative
The Miriam Hospital | Providence, RI

Kathy A. Rebeiro, NP
Nurse Practitioner and Certified Asthma Educator
Women's Health Collaborative
Rhode Island Hospital & The Miriam Hospital | Providence, RI

Sharon I. Rounds, MD
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
Professor of Medicine
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Warren Alpert Medical School
Providence VA Medical Center | Providence, RI

Katherine M. Sharkey, MD, PhD (Course Director)
Assistant Dean for Women in Medicine and Science
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Warren Alpert Medical School

Maria Sullivan, BS
Director, Office of Continuing Medical Education
Warren Alpert Medical School

Kristina Ward, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Professor
Director of Drug Information Services

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Nurses: This Continuing Nursing Education Activity was Approved by the Northeast Multi-State Division, An Accredited Approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
For 3.75 Contact Hours | Program Approval Code #: 022-558-031521

Other Healthcare Providers: Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for 3.75 hours AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Many other disciplines accept AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM towards re-licensure or recertification. Check with your state licensing board to verify.

Physicians: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Psychologists: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University has been approved by the Rhode Island Psychological Association to offer continuing education credits for Psychologists. The Alpert Medical School maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 3.75 Category 1 CE Credit. (Credits available to RI licensed psychologists only). 

Available Credit

  • 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 3.75 ANCC
    This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited provider by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
  • 3.75 APA
    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is approved by the RI Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Alpert Medical School maintains responsibility for the program.
  • 3.75 Attendance
    Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.

Price

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Cancellation Policy
Cancellations/substitutions must be made in writing to the Brown CME Office at least two weeks prior to the conference, no later than March 10, 2021. This conference is subject to change or cancellation.

Please notify the Brown CME Office in writing at least two weeks prior to the conference to request reasonable accommodations.