Improving Outcomes for Females with Bleeding Disorders in Non-Hematology Health Care Settings

Expert Faculty
Charletta Ayers, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Obstetrics,
Vice-chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

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Gloria A Bachmann, MD
Professor and Interim Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Associate Dean for Women's Health
Director, Women's Health Institute
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

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Robert F. Sidonio, Jr. MD, MSc.
Associate Director of Hemostasis/Thrombosis
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine

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Target Audience

Statement of Need/Program Overview
Despite an evident disease burden, many primary care physicians, specialists in areas outside of hematology, and allied health care providers lack knowledge and competence in terms of managing bleeding disorders among females. The implications are particularly noteworthy in the specialties of obstetrics/gynecology (menstruation, perinatal care), dentistry (routine procedures, extractions, etc.), and otolaryngology (epistaxis). Exacerbating a paucity of awareness and relative marginalization of females with bleeding disorders, related guidelines from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and other organizations have not been updated in more than a decade, with the exception of the NHF’s Medical and Scientific Advisory Council (MASAC) recommendations. Taking this current clinical environment into consideration, further education is necessary to raise awareness, encourage collaboration with HTCs, and influence clinical practice, with the desired aim of reducing reproductive morbidity in females and improving outcomes across all patient populations.

Educational Objectives
At the conclusion of these activities, participants should be able to demonstrate improved ability to:


In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, the National Hemophilia Foundation, and Impact Education, LLC. Postgraduate Institute for 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.

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Name of Faculty or Presenter Reported Financial Relationship
Charletta Ayers, MD, MPH No financial interest/relationships relating to the topic of this activity
Gloria A Bachmann, MD No financial interest/relationships relating to the topic of this activity
Robert Sidonio, Jr, MD, MSc Consulting Fees (eg, advisory boards): Biomarin, Bayer, Genentech, Novo Nordisk, Octapharma, Pfizer, Roche, Sanofi, Takeda, and Uniqure
Fees for Non-CME/CE Services Received Directly from a Commercial Interest or their Agents (e.g., speakers’ bureaus): Biomarin, Sanofi
Contracted Research: Genentech, Octapharma, Takeda
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