“The leader in providing expert clinical instruction with attendee-friendly scheduling in outstanding locations – no one matches Symposia Medicus!”
– John Mirabello, MD

“I have been to Symposia Medicus conferences with friends, family, and colleagues. Every experience has been outstanding. They have this educational process down to a T.”
– Bonita Mills, RN

“Excellent, practical overviews. Every lecture was directly approachable to clinical practice summary. Balanced, non-biased. Very applicable speakers, very relevant lectures, well done! The conference was superb, I will recommend it highly to my colleagues.”
– Anne Foster, MD

CONFERENCE DESCRIPTION

Our 18th Annual Summer Conference on Women’s Health is designed to provide the most current clinical information about the care of the female patient to OB/GYNs, family physicians, nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, PAs, nurses and all other healthcare professionals involved with the care of women. The goal of this conference is to increase knowledge and enhance the competence of attendees. Emphasis will be placed on practical application of the evidence-based topics presented.

Topics for this year’s conference have been selected based on the educational needs determined from the identified professional practice gaps. The gaps were derived from a variety of sources including evaluations and outcomes data from past participants; clinical expert input; Symposia Medicus’ online survey; and other medical and nursing data.

Conference format will include didactic lectures, smaller group breakout and interactive sessions, case studies, and question and answer sessions.

An outstanding faculty has been assembled for this conference. Each member was selected based on their individual area of expertise and ability to communicate current, evidence-based, and practical information to participants.

You are sure to enjoy our 18th Annual Summer Conference on Women’s Health while sharing ideas and experiences with colleagues from across the country in the beautiful setting of Lake Tahoe, California.

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

As a result of participating in this conference, you should have increased knowledge and enhanced competence to…

Recommend current treatment options for uterine fibroids

Diagnose osteopenia and osteoporosis and identify treatable secondary causes of osteoporosis

Outline the overall approach to office-based psychotherapy in the treatment of mild to moderate depression

Recognize and treat common vulvovaginal diseases

Recognize differences and similarities in the application and outcomes of cardiovascular treatments in women and men

ATTENDEE REQUIREMENTS

At the conclusion of attending this conference, participants are entitled to a certificate of credit which will be available online. Successful completion of this activity is determined by attending the live activity, review of the educational session materials, and submission of the pre/post case study survey, evaluations, and attendance verification form. Each participant should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ACCREDITATION

This educational activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME and ANCC Essentials and Standards relating to continuing medical and nursing education.

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

Symposia Medicus is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT

Physicians
Symposia Medicus designates this live activity for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This CME activity meets the requirements under California Assembly Bill 1195, continuing education and cultural and linguistic competency.

ACOG
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has assigned up to 18 cognate credits to this program.

AAFP
This Live activity, 18th Annual Summer Conference on Women's Health, with a beginning date of 07/26/2017, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 18.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Certified Nurse Midwives
The American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) accepts Category 1 CME approval from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

PAs
NCCPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 18 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

Nurse Practitioners/Nurses
The ANCC contact hours awarded for completion of this conference are 18.

Provider is also approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP2335, for 21.6 contact hours.

Pharmacology Credit for Prescriptive Authority
A maximum of 2.5 hours in pharmacology credit for prescriptive authority may be earned by attending this educational conference. Sessions awarding pharmacology credit for prescriptive authority are denoted with an Rx in the schedule.

SMALLER GROUP BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Smaller group sessions will be held Friday afternoon. These breakout sessions are organized to provide greater participant/faculty interaction, and will give you an opportunity to participate in discussions on subjects relating to your particular area of interest. Please indicate your breakout session topic choices on the conference registration form in this brochure. Space is limited so please reserve early.

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Each registrant will have online access to session materials. The session materials will be available for download approximately two weeks prior to the conference (you’ll receive an email with instructions). If you wish to receive a hard copy of the session materials, please check the box on the registration form in this brochure.

If you are unable to attend this conference, extra copies of the session materials (either paper or digital copy) will be available one week after the conference. The cost is $60 for a hard copy and $25 for the digital copy. To place your order, please email publications@symposiamedicus.org.

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS / GROUND TRANSPORTATION

To receive additional information about the conference hotel, location, tours and/or nearby attractions, and ground transportation, please visit our website at www.symposiamedicus.org.

CONFERENCE FACULTY

Jay Goldberg, MD, MSCP
Clinical Professor
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Einstein Medical Center
Vice Chairman
Director of Philadelphia Fibroid Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

John H. MacIndoe II, MD
Conference Co-Chair

Adjunct Professor of Medicine
University of Minnesota
Senior Endocrinologist
Department of Endocrinology, HPMG
HealthPartners Medical Group & Clinics
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Toby Maurer, MD
Professor of Clinical Dermatology
University of California, San Francisco
Chief, Department of Dermatology
San Francisco General Hospital
San Francisco, California

Karen Stout, MD, FACC
Director, Adult Congenital
Heart Disease Program
Division of Cardiology
Departments of Medicine & Pediatrics
University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle Children’s Hospital
Seattle, Washington

Edward A. Walker, MD, MHA
Conference Co-Chair

Professor Emeritus
Departments of Psychiatry &
Behavioral Sciences
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington

DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
Consistent with ACCME and ANCC guidelines, it is the policy of Symposia Medicus to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all educational activities. Prior to the planning of this educational activity, all individuals in a position to influence and/or control the content of continuing education activities have been asked to disclose all relevant financial relationships within the past 12 months. Beyond disclosure of relevant financial relationships, faculty are required to disclose when they plan to discuss pharmaceuticals and/or medical devices that are not approved by the FDA and/or medical or surgical procedures that involve an unapproved or “off-label” use of an approved device or pharmaceutical. Symposia Medicus is committed to providing learners with commercially unbiased continuing education activities. This information is intended to assist learners in forming their own judgments about the content presented. Disclosure information will be included in the session materials for this activity, and speakers will provide a slide disclosure for each presentation, and will also verbally disclose on-site.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Wednesday, July 26

7:00am Registration & Check-in
During Continental Breakfast
8:00 Welcome & Introduction
John H. MacIndoe II, MD
8:15 Update & Treatment Options for Uterine Fibroids
(Rx = 20 Minutes)
Jay Goldberg, MD, MSCP
9:00 Osteoporosis Review: A Practical Approach to Diagnosis & Management
John H. MacIndoe II, MD
9:45 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:15 Break
10:30 Practical Management of Depression in Women
(Rx = 30 minutes)
Edward A. Walker, MD, MHA
11:30 Skin Cancer & Aging
Toby Maurer, MD
12:15pm HPV & Pap Smear: Current Guidelines (Rx = 15 Minutes)
Jay Goldberg, MD, MSCP
1:00 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
1:30 Adjourn for the Day
5:30-7:00 Group Reception
(Faculty, Participants, and Guests)

Thursday, July 27

7:30am Continental Breakfast
8:00 Dermatologic Issues in Women
(Rx = 15 Minutes)
Toby Maurer, MD
8:45 Update on Management & Treatment of Diabetes
(Rx = 25 Minutes)
John H. MacIndoe II, MD
9:30 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:00 Break
10:15 Puzzling Dermatologic Vulvovaginal Cases
Toby Maurer, MD
11:00 Influencing Patients: Coaching & Motivational Interviewing – Part I
Edward A. Walker, MD, MHA
Noon Influencing Patients: Coaching & Motivational Interviewing – Part II
Edward A. Walker, MD, MHA
12:45pm Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
1:15 Adjourn for the Day

Friday, July 28

3:00pm Smaller Group Breakouts – Session One
. A. OB/GYN Risk Management: Case Studies
Jay Goldberg, MD, MSCP
. B. Cardiology Case Studies in Women’s Health
Karen Stout, MD
. C. Evaluation & Treatment of Challenging Patients: Interactive Problem Solving
Edward A. Walker, MD, MHA
. D. New Dermatologic Procedures for Primary Care Practice
Toby Maurer, MD
4:30 Break
4:45 Smaller Group Breakouts – Session Two
(Session One Topics Repeated)
6:15 Adjourn for the Day

Saturday, July 29

7:30am Continental Breakfast
8:00 Approach to Chest Pain: How Not to Miss a Heart Attack
Karen Stout, MD
8:45 Thyroid Issues in the Office
John H. MacIndoe II, MD
9:30 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:00 Break (hotel check-out, if applicable)
10:15 Cardiac Disease in Women: What’s Different, What’s the Same?
Karen Stout, MD
11:00 Testosterone in Women: Current Conundrums & Treatment Recommendations (Rx = 15 Minutes)
John H. MacIndoe II, MD
11:45 Evaluation & Treatment of Menstrual Migraines
(Rx = 30 Minutes)
Jay Goldberg, MD, MSCP
12:30pm Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
1:15 Conference Adjourns

Rx = Pharmacology Credit for Prescriptive Authority
will be granted for these sessions

CONFERENCE LOCATION

Adventure and excitement awaits you in Lake Tahoe, California! Located in the rugged Sierra Nevadas, Lake Tahoe really comes alive in the summer with various outdoor activities and special events. Kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, fly-fishing, horseback riding, paddle-boarding – the possibilities are endless for fun in the sun.

Come stay at The Village at Squaw Valley. With suites that include open living areas or dens and full kitchens, there’s plenty of space for the whole family! Dining, shopping, and outdoor summer activities are just steps away from your suite.

Take the Squaw Valley Aerial Tram, your access to the ‘High Camp’ experience and countless high altitude adventures. Soar 550 feet above a mountain-scape of creeks, waterfalls, forests, granite rock, and the iconic Tram Face. With a 360-degree view of Lake Tahoe and an interpretive guide at the helm, your summer at Squaw Valley comes to life before you even reach the top.

Whatever your pleasure, you’ll be sure to find it in Lake Tahoe, California, at our 18th Annual Summer Conference on Women’s Health.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION, LODGING & TRAVEL INFORMATION

Enrollment for this conference is limited in order to provide the best possible learning environment.
Early registration is advised.

You can register and receive conference lodging group rates by reserving the following ways:

On-line at our website, www.symposiamedicus.org; OR

Call Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm (Pacific Time), (925) 969-1789 with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover; OR

By mail, make check payable to Symposia Medicus and send with registration form to 399 Taylor Blvd., Suite 201, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-2287.

For additional conference or lodging information, call Symposia Medicus at (925) 969-1789, or visit our website at www.symposiamedicus.org.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION INFORMATION

TUITION: EARLY
If postmarked by
May 17, 2017
REGULAR
If postmarked after
May 17, 2017
Physicians $660 $760
Residents, Nurses, PAs, & All Others $560 $660

Discounts are available for retired healthcare providers, active U.S. military, and groups of three or more. For more information, please contact Symposia Medicus prior to registering.

Tuition includes continuing education, online access to session materials, continental breakfast on Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings, and break refreshments for conference registrants. Tuition also includes group reception for faculty, registrants, and their guests.

Conference registration will be confirmed via email

This conference meets the requirements for CE tax deductibility; however, we suggest you consult your financial authority for more information

CONFERENCE LODGING INFORMATION

Conference group rates have been arranged at The Village at Squaw Valley. Rooms at our group rates are limited and on a first come, first served basis. PLEASE RESERVE EARLY as rooms may sell out and/or room rates may increase. If you wish to extend your stay, group rates may be available three days before and three days after the conference.

Two nights’ deposit (room rate only) must accompany your reservation. The balance of your lodging, hotel fees as stated below, and all incidental charges are due to the hotel. The hotel accepts most major credit cards.

Room Type/View Group Rates Maximum Occupancy Description
Please note: not all rooms are airconditioned
Standard Room
(Very limited availability, reserve early)
$265/night 2 Approximately 250 sq. ft., with one king or one queen bed, includes a television, DVD player, coffee pot, and small refrigerator. These rooms do not have balconies or fireplaces.
1-Bedroom Suite $285/night 4 Approximately 600 sq. ft. The master bedroom features a king-size bed with large storage closet. Spacious living room includes queen-size sofa sleeper, gas fireplace, and balcony. Full kitchen stocked with cooking utensils, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave and range, and one bathroom.
1-Bedroom Suite
(with Extra Den)
$295/night 6 Approximately 700 sq. ft. of space with den. The master bedroom features a king-size bed with closet. Shared living space includes TWO queen-size sleeper sofas. Fully furnished with dining table/chairs, television, DVD player, gas fireplace, and balcony. Full kitchen stocked with cooking utensils, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave and range, and one bathroom.
2-Bedroom Suite $365/night 6 Approximately 900 sq. ft. of space. The master bedroom features a king-size bed with closet. Second bedroom features a queen-size bed and additional closet space. Spacious living room includes a queen-size sofa sleeper. Fully furnished with dining table/chairs, television, DVD player, gas fireplace, and balcony. Full kitchen stocked with cooking utensils, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave and range, and two bathrooms.
2-Bedroom Suite
(with twin beds or bunk beds in 2nd bedroom)
$385/night 6 Approximately 900 sq. ft. The master bedroom features a king-size bed with closet. Second bedroom features two twin beds (or bunk beds) and additional closet space. Spacious living room includes a queen-size sofa sleeper. Fully furnished with dining table/chairs, television, DVD player, gas fireplace, and balcony. Full kitchen stocked with cooking utensils, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave and range, and two bathrooms.
3-Bedroom Suite $485/night 8 Approximately 1350 sq. ft. The master bedroom features a king-size bed with closet space. Second and third bedrooms feature queen-size beds and additional closet space. Full kitchen stocked with cooking utensils, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave and range, gas fireplace, and private balcony. Spacious living room includes a queen-size sofa sleeper. Private washer/dryer unit in room and three bathrooms.

By booking your lodging with Symposia Medicus, the Resort Fee charge of $20.00 per room, per night is waived. Resort Fee includes (subject to change): In-room Wi-Fi, towels in fitness & sauna area, unlimited local & toll telephone calls, board & Xbox games to borrow (at the front desk), and in-room coffee & tea.

In addition, the hotel also offers the following on a complimentary basis: 8 outdoor small hot tubs, 4 saunas, 3 fitness rooms, media room with HDTVs, DVD player, and Xbox 360 consoles, and pool table.

Activity Tram Package at High Camp will be available for purchase at the front desk. This includes: Unlimited Aerial Tram Rides for the day of purchase, hiking and walking trails, geocaching, disc golf, lawn games, access to the pool deck and Umbrella bar, the pool and hot tub, as well as roller skating.

Discounted Group Rates for the Activity Tram Package at High Camp: Adults (18 and older) are $39/day, youth (5-17 yrs) are $22/day, & children 4 yrs. and under are free.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Hotel Policies

Changes to reservations, regardless of reason, made within 25 days of arrival, will be charged the total original reserved stay. If changes are made before 25 days, no penalty will be assessed. Please notify Symposia Medicus of changes.

Above conference group rates are per room, per night and do not include the following (subject to change):
- 10% Occupancy Tax
- 2% Village assessment fee

Maximum occupancy stated cannot be exceeded. An infant in a crib does count toward maximum occupancy.

Rollaway beds are NOT available

Cribs (Pack’n Plays) are very limited and available on a complimentary first come, first serve basis (subject to availability and change)

Check-in time is 4:00pm and check-out time is 11:00am. A late check-out can only be confirmed on the date of departure by the front desk. Additional charges may apply for late check-outs and are based upon availability.

Credit/Debit Card Policy: Upon check-in, the hotel requires a credit card or debit card to ensure that funds are available. Holds are placed on your account for your entire stay; however, the amount may be immediately deducted from your account. The length of time for which these holds remain on your credit or debit account varies from bank to bank.

Parking: Self-parking is complimentary for hotel guests. Valet parking is not available.

Cancellation Policies

Conference cancellations must be made in writing (via email or mail) to Symposia Medicus and a refund, less a 10% processing fee, will be given. No refunds will be made if cancellation is received after June 21, 2017; however, tuition, less 10% processing fee, may be applied to a future Symposia Medicus conference.

Per our hotel contract, hotel reservation cancellations must be made in writing to Symposia Medicus and you will receive a full refund if emailed/postmarked by May 24, 2017. Between May 25, 2017 and June 21, 2017, one night’s deposit is forfeited. After June 21, 2017, no hotel refunds can be made.

All cancellations must be emailed to registrar@symposiamedicus.org OR mailed to Symposia Medicus. If mailed, it must be postmarked by the dates stated above.

In the unlikely event of conference cancellation by Symposia Medicus, full tuition and, if reservation was made with Symposia Medicus, hotel deposit refunds will be made. Symposia Medicus will not be responsible for refunding travel or any other expenses.  

AIR TRAVEL INFORMATION

The closest airport is the Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO), which is an approximate one hour drive to the hotel; however, lower fares can often be found by flying into Sacramento International Airport (SMF), which is an approximate two hour drive to the hotel. Information on ground transportation, please visit our website.

Symposia Medicus has arranged for discount fares with Alaska, Delta and United airlines for this conference. Reservations can be made either through your travel agency or through the airlines at the website or Convention Desk numbers listed below.

In order to receive the discounted rate, you or your travel agent must refer to the Symposia Medicus Group ID number listed here.

Alaska Airlines For discounts on Alaska Airlines flights, please book online at www.alaskaair.com and click on the link “Use Discount Code,” located at the bottom of the “Book Flights” box. Once you click on this link, another page will appear. On this page, you will need to insert ECMX230 in the “Discount Code” box, located at the right hand side of the page.
Delta Airlines For discounts on Delta Airlines, please visit www.delta.com and click on the link “Advanced Search,” located at the bottom of the “Book a Trip” box. Once you click on this link, another page will appear. On this page, you will need to insert NMNP8 in the “Meeting Event Code” box, located at the right hand side of the page. For questions, please call the Delta Airlines Convention Desk at (800) 328-1111.
United Airlines For discounts on United Airlines, please visit www.united.com and click on “All Search Options”, located on the bottom left corner of the “Book Travel” box. Once you click on this link, another page will appear. At the bottom of this page, you will insert ZX32764574 in the “Promotions and Certificates” box. For questions, please call the United Airlines Convention Desk at (800) 426-1122.

Other airlines that fly into both airports – No conference discounts available:

American Airlines
(800) 433-7300
www.aa.com
Jet Blue Airlines
(800) 538-2583
www.jetblue.com
Southwest Airlines
(800) 435-9792
www.southwest.com

CAR RENTAL DISCOUNT

For conference discounts, Symposia Medicus has made arrangements with AVIS and Budget Car Rentals. Reservations can be made by phone; please refer to the conference code and the conference/airport location when making your reservations. Please see below:

AVIS 800-331-1600 AWD # B766625
Budget 800-772-3773 BCD # U076767