Advances in the Management of Endometriosis

Physicians may earn a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Enduring Module
Launch Date: July 12, 2023
Expiration Date: July 11, 2024



  • Dr. Sadikah Behbehani MD, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility & Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at Coastal Fertility Medical Center in Irvine, CA and Associate Professor, University of California Riverside School of Medicine
  • Dr. Janet Cruz MD, Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

About this Module

This module is designed to increase clinical knowledge of the prevalence, severity and long-term effects of under- and misdiagnosed endometriosis, with an emphasis on earlier, less invasive diagnosis. Physicians will come away with a clear recognition that addressing symptoms that lead to a prompt diagnosis of endometriosis is an opportunity to treat one condition without causing a preventable loss of fertility. Clinicians will recognize the need to employ more advanced diagnostic tools and to be proactive in assessment of symptoms and solutions necessary to meet the complete needs of these patients.

Learning Objectives:

After this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize prevalence with particular attention to health disparities in women of color
  2. Identify clinical characteristics, including the estrogen threshold and the role of GnRH antagonists, as well as physical and mental health consequences associated with adverse outcomes in patients with endometriosis
  3. Understand strategies for early diagnostic plan without need for surgery to reduce years of avoidable pain, emotional distress and deterioration in quality of life
  4. Develop awareness of first-line non-invasive treatment options and empiric therapy to lessen reliance on surgery with goal of managing care to support future pregnancy
  5. Recognize risk factors and stigmas of endometriosis throughout the life span

Continuing Education Information

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Indiana University School of Medicine and American Medical Women’s Association. Indiana University School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Indiana University School of Medicine designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Summary

Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) policy ensures that those who have influenced the content of a CE activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible companies so that IUSM may identify and mitigate any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. All educational programs sponsored by Indiana University School of Medicine must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor.

There are no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies for anyone who was in control of the content of this activity, except:
Sadikah Behbehani has disclosed Consulting Fees from Intuitive Surgical
All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

An ineligible company is any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Commercial Support
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Pfizer.