“Awesome conference! The lectures were fantastic and the topics quite interesting. The comfortable pace of the conference and lectures makes learning so very enjoyable.”
– Mary Alvarado, MD

“As always, Symposia Medicus chooses great venues and allows participants plenty of time to explore the surroundings.”
– Kristy Christiansen, CNM

“Topics included up-to-date, evidence-based material that is relevant to clinical practice.”
– Nicole Wilson, DO

CONFERENCE DESCRIPTION

Our 22nd Annual Summer Conference on Emergencies & Challenges in Primary Care has been designed to provide physicians, nurse practitioners, PAs and nurses with up-to-date and evidence-based clinical data in Primary Care. 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 22nd Annual Summer Conference on Emergencies & Challenges in Primary Care while sharing ideas and experiences with colleagues from across the country in the beautiful setting of Napa, California.

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

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

Recognize the role of calcium, vitamin D, and non-pharmacologic approaches to treating osteoporosis

Select the appropriate diagnostic tests to direct clinical care for different presentations of low back pain

Identify digital health options and new delivery devices for treating type 2 diabetes

Recognize the limitations of morphine and furosemide in the management of cardiogenic pulmonary edema

Identify common dermatologic dilemmas and determine the best management choices

Review the intersection of surgery, obstetrics, nursing care, pharmacology, and medical specialties in women’s cancer care

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.

AAFP
This Live activity, 22nd Annual Summer Conference on Emergencies & Challenges in Primary Care, with a beginning date of 07/12/2017, 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.

ACEP
Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 18 hour(s) of ACEP Category 1 credit.

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 2.25 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 morning. 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

Peng T. Fan, MD, FACP
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Division of Rheumatology
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, California

Annekathryn Goodman, MD
Fellowship Director
Division of Gynecologic Oncology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
Boston, Massachusetts

Amal Mattu, MD, FAAEM, FACEP
Conference Co-Chair

Professor & Vice Chair of Emergency Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Zachary McCormick, MD
Assistant Professor
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of California, San Francisco
School of Medicine
San Francisco, California

Aaron Neinstein, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology
Director of Clinical Informatics
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Douglas S. Paauw, MD, MACP
Conference Co-Chair

Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
University of Washington
School of Medicine
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 12

7:00am Registration & Check-in
During Continental Breakfast
8:00 Welcome & Introduction
Amal Mattu, MD
8:15 Management of Osteoporosis 2017
(Rx = 30 minutes)
Peng T. Fan, MD
9:00 Unrecognized Killers in Emergency Electrocardiography
Amal Mattu, MD
9:45 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:15 Break
10:30 Consequences of Cancer: Treatment Side Effects
(Rx = 20 minutes)
Annekathryn Goodman, MD
11:15 The Crashing Asthmatic Patient: Pearls & Pitfalls
Amal Mattu, MD
Noon Evidence-Based Diagnosis & Treatment of Low Back Pain (Rx = 10 minutes)
Zachary McCormick, MD
12:45pm Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
1:30 Adjourn for the Day
5:30-6:30 Wine & Cheese Reception
(Faculty, Participants, and Guests)

Thursday, July 13

7:30am Continental Breakfast
8:00 Abdominal Pain in the Elderly: Mythology & Mortality
Amal Mattu, MD
8:45 Things Are Seldom What They Seem: Mimickers in Rheumatology (Rx = 10 minutes)
Peng T. Fan, MD
9:30 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:00 Break
10:15 Diagnosing & Managing Common Psychiatric Dilemmas in Primary Care (Rx = 25 minutes)
Douglas S. Paauw, MD, MACP
11:00 The Spectrum of Care for Knee Osteoarthritis: What Are the Options? (Rx = 10 minutes)
Zachary McCormick, MD
11:45 Practical Pearls for Dilemmas in Primary Care
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Douglas S. Paauw, MD, MACP
12:30pm Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
1:15 Adjourn for the Day

Friday, July 14

7:30am Continental Breakfast
8:00 Smaller Group Breakouts – Session One
. A. Symptom Management in Cancer Care: Acupuncture, Palliative Care, and Old-Fashioned Doctoring
Annekathryn Goodman, MD
. B. Medical Mythology: Debunking Common Medical Myths
Douglas S. Paauw, MD, MACP
. C. Diabetes: Challenging Cases
Aaron Neinstein, MD
. D. Rheumatologic Disease: Challenging Case Studies
Peng T. Fan, MD
9:30 Break
9:45 Smaller Group Breakouts – Session Two
(Session One Topics Repeated)
11:15 Adjourn for the Day

Saturday, July 15

7:30am Continental Breakfast
8:00 Winning at Failure! Modern Management of Cardiogenic Pulmonary Edema
Amal Mattu, MD
8:45 Diabetes in 2017: Devices, Apps, and Technology
Aaron Neinstein, MD
9:30 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:00 Break
10:15 Dermatologic Dilemmas You Don’t Want to Miss
(Rx = 10 minutes)

Douglas S. Paauw, MD, MACP
11:00 Romancing the Room: The Art of Consultation & Multidisciplinary Teamwork in GYN Oncology
(Rx = 5 minutes)
Annekathryn Goodman, MD
11:45 Digital Engagement with Your Patients
Aaron Neinstein, MD
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

California’s wine country offers scenic countryside, great wines, and superb restaurants. With over 450 wineries offering a variety of wines for all tastes, it’s no wonder that the Napa Valley is considered the heart of the American wine industry. Located approximately 50 miles north of San Francisco, there is much more to Napa than just its grapes! Enjoy hot-air ballooning, horseback riding, mountain biking, or challenging golf. Find incredible discounts on your favorite brand-names at the Napa Premium Outlets or visit Old Town for more unique shopping. Visit the recently restored Napa Valley Opera House for headliners from Jazz to Country music. It might be wine that comes to mind when thinking of the Napa Valley, but with world-renowned restaurants, such as The French Laundry, Bottega, and Morimoto, it’s the food that will keep you occupied while there.

With so much to do, you’ll find that fine wine is only a part of this abundant valley. If the Napa Valley isn’t enough to keep your interest, San Francisco, with Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, and famous cable cars, is just an hour away; or the kid inside you will love the excitement of Six Flags Amusement Park located just 20 minutes away, or Safari West wildlife preserve just 45 minutes away.

The Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa combines modern convenience with traditional comfort. Exercise at the state-of-the-art fitness center, or enjoy “The Spa,” one of the best full-service spas in the Napa Valley. If you are looking for a refreshing escape – just head over to the hotel’s all new resort-style pool and courtyard. They’ll provide the towels, sunscreen, lounge chairs and umbrellas, all you have to do is relax and enjoy every moment. Sip on specialty cocktails or your favorite Napa Valley wines complemented by creative small bites from VINeleven’s innovative kitchen, the hotel’s indoor/outdoor restaurant and bar. Start the day with morning yoga sessions on the pool deck, or just unwind with a cocktail on the pool patio under a gorgeous California sunset after a long day spent touring vineyards or teeing off on Napa’s famous golf courses.

Whatever your pleasure, you’ll be sure to find it in Napa, at our 22nd Annual Summer Conference on Emergencies & Challenges in Primary Care.

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 3, 2017
REGULAR
If postmarked after
May 3, 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 every morning of the conference 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 Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa. 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 Group Rates
(Single/Double)
Description
Standard Room
(view of perimeter and exterior of hotel)
$319/night

All rooms are non-smoking and approximately 375 sq. ft. and feature either one king bed or two double beds. They also include air conditioning, pillow top mattresses, mini refrigerators, coffee makers with complimentary coffee, pay-per view movie access, and flat screen TVs.

Complimentary internet access is available when booking with Symposia Medicus.

Due to strict fire codes, rollaway beds and cribs are not permitted in a room with two beds. Only one rollaway or crib is permitted in a room with a King bed.

Garden View Room
(view of hotel’s courtyard)
$339/night
Concierge Room
(view of hotel’s courtyard or perimeter and exterior of hotel)
Concierge lounge access includes complimentary continental breakfast, daily midday snacks, hors d’oeuvres and dessert, non-alcoholic beverages, and business services.
$389/night
By reserving your lodging with Symposia Medicus, the $20 per room, per night Destination Fee is waived. This fee includes: two bottles of water (daily), coffee, in-room enhanced internet and throughout the resort, two bicycle rentals, spa access (for the locker room, steam room, and Jacuzzi), use of pool & towels, culinary garden tour with sparkling wine (4:00pm daily), and self-parking.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Hotel Policies

Above conference group rates are per room, per night and do not include the following (subject to change):
- 12% tax
- 0.065% California Tourism Assessment Fee
- 2% Tourism Business Improvement District Assessment

Maximum guestroom occupancy is four people and cannot be exceeded (due to fire codes)

There is no additional charge for 3rd and 4th guests in room

Bed Type Requests: You can select one or two beds; however, requests cannot be guaranteed until check-in

Rollaways & Cribs: Rollaways and cribs are complimentary (subject to change). Please note: Due to strict fire codes, rollaway beds and cribs are not permitted in a room with two beds. Only one rollaway or crib is permitted in a room with a King bed.

Check-in time is 4:00pm and check-out time is noon. Requests for late check-out can be made with hotel front desk on day of departure (subject to availability).

Early Departure Fee: Failure to arrive on confirmed arrival date will be charged the entire reserved stay. Please inform Symposia Medicus of any changes.

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 conference guests. Valet is not available at this resort.

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 7, 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 10, 2017. Between May 11, 2017 and June 7, 2017, one night’s deposit is forfeited. After June 7, 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 to the Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa is Oakland International Airport (OAK); however, lower fares can sometimes be found by flying into San Francisco International Airport (SFO), Sacramento International Airport (SMF) or San Jose International Airport (SJC). Oakland is approximately 50 miles from the hotel, while San Francisco and Sacramento are approximately 60 miles, and San Jose is approximately 85 miles. For 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 ECMX305 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.

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