Novel Approaches to Treating and Managing Menopause:
Expanding Options to Improve Outcomes

A continuing medical education activity provided by NAMCP and AAMCN

This activity is an archive from the live session from the 2022 Fall Managed Care Forum. If you participated in the live session, you are not eligible for continuing education credits from this archive.

This activity is valid from March 1, 2023 to March 1, 2024

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Audience: This activity is intended for healthcare professionals practicing in managed care environments.

This activity is supported by educational grants from

Menopause is a routine, non-pathologic condition involving the permanent cessation of menses for at least 12 months and occurs in all menstruating females due to non-pathologic estrogen deficiency. In the United States, approximately 1.3 million women become menopausal each year. It typically begins between the ages of 51 and 52, although some women experience premature menopause before the age of 40, due to permanent ovarian failure that may be associated with sex chromosome abnormalities. Menopause symptoms vary, but 75% of women experience vasomotor symptoms (VMS). This activity will look at the management of menopause and stresses the role of a multidisciplinary team approach to care for patients. Even though menopause is a physiological condition and not a disease, it has significant morbidity. Attendees will also be educated on the physiology of menopause and discuss ways on how to improve outcomes for patients who are not able to tolerate the symptoms. With new options coming out soon, it is important to continue the conversation and educate on the current options available as well as the options that will be available soon.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Assess the current guideline recommendations for the diagnosis and management of menopause, including a look at the pathophysiology

  • Examine the current treatment options available for menopause, including hormone therapy and alternatives

  • Analyze the latest clinical trial data on investigational agents for vasomotor symptoms (VMS) that are nearing approval

  • Compare and contrast the risks and benefits of current treatments for VMS to address barriers to optimal medical management

  • Discuss multidisciplinary team strategies for improving coordination and communication to advance the management of menopause and improve patient outcomes

  • Evaluate the managed care considerations of new and emerging therapy options by exploring where these agents may fit into current menopause management paradigm


Faculty: Genevieve Neal-Perry, MD PhD
Robert A. Ross Distinguished Professor and Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of North Carolina School of Medicine


(Relevant Financial Relationships with Ineligible Companies in the Last 24 Months):
Julie A. Parsons, MD has served as the principal investigator for Biogen, Novartis, Scholar Rock, Biohaven, and PTC Therapeutics. Dr. Parsons has also served as a consultant for Biogen and Novartis.
Planning Committee: Bill Williams, MD has no relevant financial relationships with an ineligible company in the last 24 months to disclose.

Jeremy Williams has no relevant financial relationships with an ineligible company in the last 24 months to disclose.

Jacqueline Cole, RN, MS, CMCN has no relevant financial relationships with an ineligible company in the last 24 months to disclose.

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Accreditation & Designation
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the National Association of Managed Care Physicians (NAMCP) and American Association of Managed Care Nurses (AAMCN). The National Association of Managed Care Physicians is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NAMCP designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)TM. Each
physician should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Association of Managed Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses who complete this activity and achieve a passing score will receive 1 hour in nursing continuing professional development.

This activity has been approved by the American Board of Managed Care Nursing for 1.0 contact hours toward CMCN recertification requirements.

This activity is supported by educational grants from

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