Hypogonadism: Causes, Cures, and Concerns—A Pharmacist's Perspective
Paper Symposium
Activity Date: October 2006  — Activity Info: Volume3, (4)
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To provide pharmacists with up-to-date information regarding their role in the treatment of patients with hypogonadism.

This activity is designed for pharmacists. No prerequisites required.

The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CE activity. At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Discuss the prevalence, physiological aspects, and causes of hypogonadism.
  • Describe screening strategies and initial evaluation for hypogonadism and the criteria needed to establish the diagnosis.
  • Identify risk factors for hypogonadism.
  • Recognize the effects of comorbid conditions on gonadal function.
  • Explain the effects of aging on gonadal function in men.
  • Summarize current approaches and controversies for treating hypogonadism.
  • Express roles for pharmacists in recognizing and managing drug therapy for hypogonadism.

The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy (UTCOP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) to provide continuing education for pharmacists.

This program is approved for 2 hours of credit (0.2 CEUs) and is sponsored by the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, which is approved by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

ACPE Program #064-000-06-204-H01.
This continuing education activity was produced under the supervision of Glen E. Farr, PharmD, Associate Dean of Continuing Pharmacy Education, University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy.

The estimated time to complete this educational activity:  2 hours.
Release date: October 15, 2006.
Expiration date: October 15, 2008.

The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy name implies review of educational format, design, and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combinations of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings, and adverse effects, before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.

A participant, sponsor, faculty member, or other individual wanting to file a grievance with respect to any aspect of a program sponsored or co-sponsored by the UTCOP may contact the Associate Dean for Continuing Education in writing. The grievance will be reviewed and a response will be returned within 45 days of receiving the written statement. If not satisfied, an appeal to the Dean of the College of Pharmacy can be made for a second level of review.

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