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    2nd Annual Below the Belt Conference



    Conference Overview
    This conference was developed as a means to promote and raise awareness of the importance of early detection and prevention surrounding pertinent women’s health issues that occur not only in the Atlanta Community, but also worldwide. It will provide an update on several women’s health issues that are commonly seen in clinical practice including topics such as sexual and voiding dysfunction, urologic and gynecologic disorders, and many more.
    By providing this educational conference, we can pursue our mission on all fronts: empowerment, education, and prevention. With these tools, we can provide an opportunity for the community and its leaders to gain an increased understanding to better serve the women of the Atlanta community.

    Target Audience
    This program is intended for practicing physicians, medical educators, nurse practitioners, allied health professionals, residents, fellows, and physicians in graduate medical education programs. The program focuses on disease and conditions that occur disproportionately among women.

    Program Objectives

    1) Apply clinical skills from a broad range of professional core functions to address the barriers to effective treatment for issues such as: hormone supplementation, weight management, female sexual desire disorder, urogenital fistulas, infertility, fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and other categories. 

    2) Identify the underlying etiologies of female sexual desire disorder, fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, interstitial cystitis, infertility and other categories. 
     
    3) Discuss state of the art treatments available to address issues such as menopause, weight management, female sexual desire disorder, infertility, fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and other categories. 

    Accreditation
    Morehouse School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.
    Morehouse School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum 6 hours AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent to their participation in the activity.

    Facts to Consider
    Female Sexual Dysfunction
    Around 43% of women ages 18 and older are afflicted with FSD in various forms. About one-fifth of these women experience symptoms of significant magnitude to cause dissatisfaction with their quality of life.

    Endometriosis
    Endometriosis is another disease that is relatively widespread internationally. More than 176 million women worldwide are subject to endometriosis, and proper treatment is not available to most of the afflicted.

    Pelvic Organ Prolapse
    50% of women experience loss of pelvic support after having given birth.