Advancing Patient-Centric Strategies to Optimize Menopause Care: Exploring the Management of Vasomotor Symptoms

 A continuing medical education and nursing continuing professional
development activity provided by NAMCP and AAMCN.

This activity is an archive from the live session from the 2023 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 January 1, 2024 to March 1, 2025

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

This activity is supported by an educational grant 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). These include hot flashes, night sweats, palpitations, and migraines. Woman can also experience urogenital symptoms and psychogenic symptoms, which can include anxiety, depression, sexual dysfunction, and migraines.

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

  • Explore the unmet clinical needs for the management of menopause symptoms in women with comorbidities

  • Assess latest data for current treatment options available for menopause, including hormonal and nonhormonal therapies

  • Analyze the mechanism of action, benefits, and limitations of available and emerging therapy for vasomotor symptoms (VMS)

  • Discuss the challenges that exist with traditional pharmacotherapy used for the treatment of menopausal symptoms, focusing on vasomotor symptoms

  • Evaluate the latest clinical trial data of emerging therapies for the treatment of vasomotor symptoms

  • Summarize the managed care considerations by exploring improved access to new and emerging therapy through evidence-based clinical care and managing costs for menopause

Faculty: Ekta Kapoor, MBBS, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Assistant Director, Mayo Clinic Center for Women’s Health

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Disclosures (Relevant Financial Relationships with Ineligible Companies in the Last 24 Months):
Dr. Kapoor has served as a consultant for Astellas, Mithra, and Womaness. She has served on an advisory board for Scynexis. She has received grant/research support from Mithra. All relevant conflicts of interest have been mitigated.
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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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.

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