Target Audience


This activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and other allied healthcare professionals specializing or certified in the areas of gynecology, obstetrics, internal medicine, family or general medicine.

Goals and Objectives


Greater than 70-80% of women and children will survive cancer, Infertility is a large concern that survivors report. The American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the American Society for Oncology recommend counseling all patients receiving gonadotoxic therapies regarding the potential impact of cancer/medical treatments on future fertility as well as offering fertility preservation if applicable. This activity will review current literature on clinical oncofertility options as well as gynecology issues and care post-treatment. At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Assess risk of gonadotoxic therapies;
  • Describe options for both standard of care and experimental fertility preservation options in female patients receiving gonadotoxic therapies;
  • Interpolate special considerations in different populations to addressing during fertility preservation counseling;
  • Review gynecology considerations in women and girls receiving gonadotoxic therapies both during and following treatment.

Course Information


CME Release Date: August 2, 2019
Valid for credit through: August 2, 2020
Course type: Video lecture

Credits Available


Southern Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Southern Medical Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Healthcare Professionals

For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.  All healthcare professionals who are not MDs or DOs will receive a certificate of participation.

Instructions for Participation and Credit


This activity is designed to be completed within the time designated; learners should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent in the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period noted, following these steps:

  • Read the goals and objectives, accreditation information, and author disclosures.
  • Login in below to access the article in order to study the educational content and references.
  • Online, choose the best answer to each test question. To receive a certificate, you must receive a passing score of 80%.
  • Complete the activity evaluation and attestation.

Upon successful completion of the test, evaluation and attestation, your certificate will be processed and emailed from [email protected] within approximately 1 hour. Credits will be archived for 6 years; at any point within this time period you may login to your account to print a duplicate copy of your certificate.

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Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships


As an organization accredited by the ACCME, Southern Medical Association requires everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The ACCME defines "relevant financial relationships" as financial relationships in any amount, occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest.

Southern Medical Association encourages Speakers/Authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

Julie Sroga-Rios, MD

Julie M. Sroga-Rios, MD, joined the UC Center for Reproductive Health in 2012 after completing a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is an active board candidate in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. She graduated from Wright State University School of Medicine in Dayton and was a resident at The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus. Dr. Sroga-Rios is an Associate Professor at the University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine, an active member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine. Dr. Sroga-Rios is experienced in all areas of infertility and gynecologic surgery, and her clinical and research interests focus on polycystic ovarian syndrome, implantation, and oncofertility. Dr. Sroga-Rios strives to provide the best approach to each patient by individualizing both diagnostic evaluation and treatment.

Disclosure Information

  • Dr. Rios has disclosed receipt of honorarium from AbbVie for speaking engagements. 

Planning Committee/Content Reviewer(s)/SMA Staff:
The following planning committee members have no relevant financial relationships to disclose:
Veronica K. Piziak, MD
Donald DiPette, MD
Nancy Phillips, MD
Susan Peck, MSN, APN
Lee Boughton, MA, SMA Staff

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