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AST OB/GYN Virtual Education Series: Recurrent UTIs, Overactive Bladder, or Interstitial Cystitis: Which One Is It? - Enduring Material

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The OB/GYN Virtual Education Series of Ascension Saint Thomas provides an opportunity for those who provide care for women throughout their lifetime to meet their medical and surgical needs. As the body of evidence-based topics evolve, practice gaps such as appropriate diagnosis and treatment of recurrent UTIs become apparent. This enduring material is designed to increase accurate diagnoses and support optimal patient care.


Lisa Jambusaria, MD, FACOG

Learning Objectives

As a result of participating in this activity, learners will:
• Analyze recent data for etiology of urinary tract infections.
• Identify differential and diagnosis of recurrent UTIs.
• Develop strategies for prevention of UTIs.
• Implement appropriate treatment of UTIs.

More Info

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This activity is designed for OB/GYN physicians, OB/GYN nurse practitioners, OB/GYN physician assistants, primary care physicians, and other healthcare professionals who provide care for patients with obstetric and gynecology needs.


AMA - 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Registration Fee

Other Learner - Ascension Saint Thomas Associate (Non-Physician): $0
Other Learner - Non Ascension Saint Thomas Affiliated (Non-Physician): $25
.Physician - AMG or Ascension Medical Staff: $0
.Physician - Non Ascension Affiliated: $30
Resident/Fellow Physician - .UTHSC Nashville: $0
: $30