The April issue of Mayo Alumni features an articles about IPMA.  In 1925, William Peck, MD founder of IPMA held its first international congress with Charles H. Mayo, MD residing as president and spokesperson.  This article serves to remind us how important our work is now as it was when Dr. Peck founded our organization.

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Women's Health

Online Education

Learn about women's health  in only 3-5 minutes every few days.  Using  a question-and-answer  approach, short bursts of education are pushed to your computer or mobile device via e-mail.

VVA SharedShared Decision Making and It's Role in Primary Care



Understanding Vulovaginal Atrophy, it's Prevelance and Impact on Postmenopausal Women


The Patient Perspective on Overactive Bladder: A Mixed-Methods Needs Assessment

Research Article

While overactive bladder is often managed in the primary care setting, a number of barriers including embarrassment, poor communication, and low patient adherence contribute to the under-treatment of patients with burdensome urinary symptoms. In order to address these challenges, it is crucial to have a fundamental understanding of patient perspectives toward OAB and urinary symptoms. To meet this aim, researchers designed and conducted a study to identify patients' knowledge, experiences and attitudes, barriers to treatment adherence, and desires and tendencies regarding patient/clinician communications.

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<p><strong>A CS2day Video Series with Dr. Bruce Berger, MI Expert</strong></p>
<p>Having trouble getting your patients motivated about smoking cessation? Learn the basics behind motivational interviewing (MI), a skill you can utilize to guide and empower your patients to quit smoking.  This series of ten videos, 20-25 minutes each, includes <span>barriers and facilitators of behavior change and the application of</span> <span>key components and strategies of MI to smoking cessation and other health behavior changes.</span></p>
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CME/CE Education on Your iPad!

The CO*RE partners are pleased to offer a new iBook entitled "ER/LA Opioids: Achieving Safe Use While Improving Patient Care".

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This educational conference provides healthcare professionals with an interactive way to expand, acquire, and advance their medical skills thus improving patient care. The interactive conference begins before you leave home with pre-conference learnings through resource review and surveys so we know what you need to learn to enhance your medical knowledge and skills. Learning during the conference will be solidified through case discussions, role playing and reflection discussions.

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Online Education

Aurora Health Care in partnership with IPMA have developed education to enhance your ability to treat patients who have been diagnosed with asthma.

Asthma Management Update
This educational activity is designed to update health care professionals on the current asthma guidelines and discusses the successful implementation of practice improvement strategies that improve asthma care for patients.

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Asthma Prevalence and Optimal Guideline Management
Dr. Lisa Sullivan-Vedder leads this session on asthma prevalence, who is affected by asthma, and a review of the guidelines that exist for optimal asthma management.  She also discusses how the guidelines are incorporated into resources already available through an electronic health record.

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Perinatal Smoking Cessation, Challenges and Opportunities

Online Education

Education designed to help perinatal healthcare practitioners address the unique challenges and opportunities for smoking cessation with their patients just prior to and after delivery.  Learn to use the evidence-based clinical practice guidelines within the perinatal patient population to encourage smoking cessation.

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Interstate Postgraduate Medical Association

We aim to provide evidence-based education that leads to improved competence, enhanced practice performance, assurance of patient safety and improved patient care.

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