Albany Medical College to Host Sexual Health Conference on June 7
ALBANY, N.Y., June 6, 2014 Albany Medical College will host its 2nd annual Reproductive and Sexual Health Update for Primary Care Providers this Saturday, June 7, at the Albany Marriott on Wolf Road in Albany.
The conference, designed specifically for primary care providers and medical professionals, will feature speakers from a variety of specialties and distinguished institutions who will share their knowledge on how primary care providers can both treat and communicate with patients who have reproductive and/or sexual health concerns.
Andrew McCullough, M.D., professor of surgery in the Division of Urology at Albany Medical College and director of Men’s Health at the Urological Institute of Northeastern New York, will lead the conference and said that its importance cannot be underestimated. These conversations are critical, said Dr. McCullough. There is currently a lot of hysteria about hormone replacement. Is it safe or not? What are the benefits? Many men and women today aren’t being offered hormone replacement therapy because the area is so complex, the doctor is not trained in the area, and it takes too long to talk about these issues. We will be tackling the controversies head-on.
Other topics on the course agenda include infertility, testosterone and the prostate, cardiovascular risk modifications and sexual health, psychosexual counseling techniques for primary care providers, and the effect of the Internet on sexual dysfunction.
In addition to individual speakers, there will be four panel discussions with question-and-answer sessions to follow. Conference speakers/panelists include:
Adrian Dobs, M.D., endocrinologist, Johns Hopkins University;
Mohit Khera, M.D., M.P.H., urologist, Baylor College of Medicine;
Lila Nachtigall, M.D., reproductive endocrinologist and gynecologist, New York University;
Howard Weintraub, M.D., cardiologist, New York University;
Stephen Snyder, M.D., psychiatrist, Mount Sinai School of Medicine;
Sharon Parish, M.D., internist, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; and
Bridget Finn, Ph.D., sex therapist, private practice in Albany, N.Y.
Registration is open to physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, allied health professionals, residents, and students. The conference has been approved for CME credits. Members of the media are encouraged to attend.
For more information or to register, please visit http://uroinstitute.org/reproductive---sexual-health-update.html.
Albany Medical Center, northeastern New York’s only academic health sciences center, is one of the largest private employers in the Capital Region. It incorporates the 734-bed Albany Medical Center Hospital, which offers the widest range of medical and surgical services in the region, and the Albany Medical College, which trains the next generation of doctors, scientists and other healthcare professionals, and also includes a biomedical research enterprise and the region’s largest physicians practice with nearly 400 doctors. Albany Medical Center works with dozens of community partners to improve the region’s health and quality of life. For more information: www.amc.edu or www.facebook.com/albanymedicalcenter.
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