• Management of Vulvar and Bartholin Duct Infections

    August 31, 4:00 PM (Eastern)

    The incidence of vulvar skin infections is increasing, probably related to genital hair grooming and MRSA infections. This webinar will review the diagnosis and contemporary management of vulvar cellulitis and abscesses, as well as management of Bartholin duct infections, including office incision and drainage and correct use of the Word catheter.


             Michael Policar, MD, MPH

    Michael Policar, MD, MPH, currently serves as a Clinical Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine. From 2005 through 2014, he was Medical Director of UCSF Program Support and Evaluation for the Family PACT Program, the family planning and STI program operated by the California State Office of Family Planning.  Between 1999-2005, he was Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer of the NorthBay Healthcare System in Fairfield, California, and in the preceding five years, served as Medical Director of the Partnership HealthPlan of California, also based in Fairfield, California. He is former Vice President for Medical Affairs of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. a position that he held between 1992-1994.  Between 1983 and 1992, he concurrently served as Medical Director of the Women's Health Center at the San Francisco General Hospital and as Medical Director of Planned Parenthood of Alameda/San Francisco.


    Registration Cost

    ASCCP Members:  FREE
    Non-Member: $35.00

    Continuing Medical Education Credit

    Target Audience

    This activity is intended for obstetricians, gynecologists, family and internal medicine practitioners, pathologists and other healthcare practitioners involved in the treatment and care of gynecology patients.


    • List 3 differences in the presentation and management of a Bartholin duct abscess compared to Bartholin duct cellulitis
    • List 5 circumstances when antibiotics shoud be use after incision and drainage of a Bartholin duct abscess
    • Review 5 steps in the process of incision and drainage of a Bartholin duct abscess and insertion of a Word catheter
    • Describe the antibiotic regimens used to treat vulvar cellulitis when MRSA is suspected and when it is not.
    • List and describe 4 treatments for hidradenitis suppuritiva


    Accreditation Statement

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology. The American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Physician Credit Designation

    ASCCP - The American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    This webinar is supported by an independent education grant from BD Diagnostics.

    Please Note: Attendees will be sent instructions for accessing the webinar prior to the event.

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