ECHO-Chicago: Risk-Based Approach to Women's Healthcare - January 2019
Black and Hispanic women are at a disadvantage when it comes to mortality from other diseases as well. According to an analysis of the American Heart Association’s heart disease and stroke statistics, black women were at the highest risk for death from heart disease among all racial, ethnic, and gender groups. Additionally, Latino women have higher rates of risk factors for heart disease vs white women, including obesity, physical inactivity, diabetes, and hypertension. A risk-based approach to women’s healthcare focuses on assessing, and managing the multiple and often complex risk factors faced by women in vulnerable populations.
At the conclusion of this activity, participatants will be able to:
- State best practice guidelines for assessing and managing risk factors for breast, cervical, ovarian and other cancers, cancer recurrence;
- Define a primary care physician’s role in evaluating and managing chronic disease and health risks in women;
- Discuss how genetics in primary care can be used to assess cancer risk;
- Summarize how to apply professional society guidelines to the management of chronic disease care for women based on level of risk which takes into account genetic, behavioral, and societal factors;
- List screening recommendations for osteoporosis and bone density testing.
Agenda subject to change.
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The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Chicago
Associate Chair for Clinical Services
Section Chief of Academic Pediatrics
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Comer Children's Hospital
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