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  • 30 mins of CPD

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What you'll learn in this expert session

It is not uncommon for a woman to suffer from abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) or heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) at some point during her lifetime. Once pathology is excluded, in practice, management needs to be individualised, considering the improvement of the woman’s symptoms and quality of life. Dr Jason Abbott discusses the structured universal approach of the diagnoses of AUB, with the aid memoirs PALM and COEIN. Once malignancy and significant pelvic pathology have been ruled out, medical treatment is an effective first-line therapeutic option, with surgery. 

Learning Outcomes:  

  • Understand the different definitions and terminology for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding (HMB)
  • Discuss Statistics on Abnormal Uterine Bleeding (AUB)
  • Identify the management of the patient with AUB and the required step-by-step approach
  • Describe the introduction of new treatments and the need for the development of novel tools to help diagnose, monitor, and quantify the severity of the disorder
  • Discuss the patient’s goals to help determine objectives and quality of life

About the Expert

Prof Jason Abbot

Prof Jason Abbott is Professor of Gynaecological Surgery at the University of New South Wales. Prof Abbot has an active role in undergraduate, post-graduate and doctoral supervision and is the former Chairman of the Practice Committee of the AAGL charged with delivering evidence-based guidelines for surgical gynaecology. He has chaired the MBS review committee for benign gynaecology and helped shape the National Action Plan for Endometriosis launched by Minister Hunt in July 2018. He is the chair of the Expert Endometriosis Group for RANZCOG, a member of the endometriosis advisory group for the Department of Health and is the chair of the NECST Network for endometriosis in Australia.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Video Lecture

    • Uterine Sparing Surgical Techniques in the Management of Heavy Menstrual Bleeding (30 mins of CPD)

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