Massachusetts Medical Society: Understanding New Guidelines for Cervical Cancer Screening and Management of Abnormal Results

Understanding New Guidelines for Cervical Cancer Screening and Management of Abnormal Results

Understanding New Guidelines for Cervical Cancer Screening

Course Overview
Dr. Rebecca Perkins, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Boston University School of Medicine, reviews the new 2019 ASCCP Risk-Based Management Consensus Guidelines for Abnormal Cervical Cancer Screening Tests and Cancer Precursors. Through discussion, Dr. Perkins outlines the new risk-based approach for management of abnormal Pap and HPV test results. By explaining the foundational science behind the new guidelines, including the potential benefits of focusing resources on high-risk patients while reducing invasive procedures in low-risk patients, Dr. Perkins presents research that highlights implementing risk-based screening and how to distinguish patients requiring immediate evaluation from those who can be safely followed in 1 year or more. Tools and resources including identification of common case presentation and sample scripts to help facilitate conversations with patients, are provided. 

Faculty

Rebecca B. Perkins, MD, MSc, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston University School of Medicine, Obstetrician/Gynecologist, Boston Medical Center

Dr. Perkins is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Boston University School of Medicine, and a practicing gynecologist at Boston Medical Center. Her career is dedicated to reducing health disparities in cervical cancer. Her current research focuses on improving utilization of HPV vaccination and cervical cancer screening guidelines. Dr. Perkins is currently working on national projects related to HPV vaccination and cervical cancer prevention with the American Cancer Society, American Academy of Pediatrics, and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. In the fields of screening and management, she was a working group member for the Colposcopy Standards project, Co-Chair and Chair of the ASCCP Practice Committee, and Co-Chair of the 2019 ASCCP Risk-Based Management Consensus Guidelines.  

Objectives

  • Describe how HPV epidemiology drives risk-based cancer prevention
  • Explain why risk-based management represents an improvement in care
  • Review and implement fundamentals of risk-based guidelines for managing patients

Intended Audience:   This course is intended for family medicine, general internal medicine, obstetrical, gynecological and primary care providers.

Course Fees
Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Physician Member: Free
MMS Resident/Student Member: Free
Non-Member Physician: Free
Non-Members Resident/Student: Free
Allied Health Professional/Other: Free

Format & Estimated Time to Complete: Slides and Audio, 1 hour 

Accreditation and Credit Information
Accreditation Statement
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 Massachusetts Medical Society and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the criteria for the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.

National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistant (NCCPA)
Physician Assistants may claim a maximum of 1.00 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

Exam/Assessment: A score of 70% or higher is required to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  

Activity Term
Original Release Date: August 21, 2020
Review Date (s): N/A
Termination Date: August 21, 2023

Course Developers, Reviewers & Web Producer:
Rebecca Perkins, MD, MSc
Sarah Feldman, MD
Nancy Pena
Eileen Lind, RN
Gail Merriam, MSW, MPH
Kelly Welch
Susan Zweizig, MD
Joshua Nyambose, PhD
Susan Gershman, PhD
B. Dale Magee, MD
Thelma Tatten, Web Content Production Specialist, NEJM Group Education

System Requirements
Desktops/Laptops

Windows, XP, Vista, 7, 8
Mac OSX 10.6 higher

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Mobile/Tablet
iOS devices beginning with OS version 5 or higher (includes, iPhone, ipad and iTouch devices)
Android devices including tablets and phones.
Windows RT and tablets on Windows 8 are also supported.

 


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