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CONFERENCE DESCRIPTION

Our conference on Current Issues in 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, 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 conference on Current Issues in Women’s Health while sharing ideas and experiences with colleagues from across the country on the beautiful Danube River.

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

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

Compare and contrast between commonly prescribed hormonal treatment regimens including the difference between oral and transdermal choices

Identify optimal candidates for operative hysteroscopy, endometrial ablation, and levonorgesterol intrauterine device

Discuss the impact, diagnosis, treatment paradigm, and interventions for vulvar, vaginal introital, and vaginal canal laxity

Develop a differential diagnosis and identify classifications and diagnostic criteria for common sexual problems in women

List the leading causes of women’s health-related deaths in the USA

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 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ACOG
Application has been made with the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG) for cognates, Formal Learning. Please check our website for updated credit information.

AAFP
Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending. Please check our website for updated credit information.

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 15 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

Nurse Practitioners/Nurses
The ANCC contact hours awarded for completion of this conference are 15.

Provider is also approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP2335, for 18 contact hours.

Pharmacology Credit for Prescriptive Authority
A maximum of 3.75 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.

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.

 

CRUISE RATES, DEPOSITS, AND FINAL PAYMENT REQUIREMENTS

All cruise rates quoted are per person, based on double occupancy (U.S. dollars, cruise-only). The price of your cruise includes ship accommodations, taxes, fine dining with all meals included onboard, coffee, tea, milk, juices, and sparkling wine with breakfast, unlimited red and white wines from Europe’s great wine regions, beer, and soft drinks with every lunch and dinner aboard the ship, bottled waters daily in staterooms, Included Tours in every port (See “Tours”), on-demand entertainment in all staterooms featuring free high-speed Wi-Fi internet access, hit Hollywood movies, extensive music library, English language TV stations, and bicycles to explore on your own or on guided bicycle tours (availability based on first come, first served).

A deposit for all stateroom occupants is due to Symposia Medicus at the time of registration ($500 per person). Final payments are due to Symposia Medicus by July 1, 2017. Payments not received by the due date are subject to cabin cancellation with no refunds.

AmaWaterways provides complimentary paper cruise documents and you will receive them within four weeks prior to cruise. Please provide the best mailing address on the registration form.

CRUISE RATES DO NOT INCLUDE:

Conference Tuition See “Conference Registration Information”
Port Charges $168/per person
Gratuities
(for the entire crew and cruise director)
$130/per person
Air Transportation See “Airline Travel Information”
Ground Transportation See “Ground Transportation”
Cruise rates also do not include: other trips, meals ashore, alcoholic and certain beverages (not during breakfast, lunch or dinner), telephone calls, vessel fuel surcharges; passport and visa fees; airport baggage fees; travel, health, accident or other insurance; vaccinations; laundry; or other items or services of a personal nature.

CRUISE CANCELLATION AND NAME CHANGE POLICY

A full refund will be made for written cruise cancellations received by Symposia Medicus on or before July 1, 2017. After July 1, no refunds will be made.

Name changes require the prior approval of AmaWaterways and are subject to additional fees. Cruise tickets are non-transferable. For security reasons, no name changes are allowed by AmaWaterways after Friday, October 13, 2017.

PREGNANCY POLICY

If a pregnant guest has entered or will be entering their 24th week before or during the cruise, they are NOT ALLOWED to travel on AmaWaterways ships.

If a pregnant guest is less than 24 weeks, a physician’s “Fit to Travel” note stating that they are in good health, not a high risk pregnancy, and not entering the 24th week must be presented at check-in and carried onboard.

GUESTS UNDER THE AGE OF 18

All guests under the age of 18 are to be in a stateroom with an adult, must remain supervised at all times, and their safety is the responsibility of the accompanying adult(s).

Children must be at least four years old by October 24, to go on the cruise. Denial of boarding for children who do not satisfy this minimum age requirement may also result in the denial of boarding for one or more guests sailing with that child. No refunds will be given as a result of the denial of boarding to an underage child or other accompanying guests.

Staterooms are single/double occupancy; however, children between the ages of 4-10 at the time of embarkation may share a stateroom with two adults provided the child is able to share the bed (or sleeper chair or sofa based on stateroom category) with the adults – no rollaway beds will be provided.

PASSPORT AND VISA INFORMATION

Passports are REQUIRED for every passenger. If you do not have a passport, please allow a minimum of 4-6 weeks to receive it after you complete and mail the application. Your passport cannot expire before March 24, 2018.

It is the sole responsibility of the guest to identify and obtain all required travel documents and have them available when necessary. These appropriate valid travel documents such as passports, visas, inoculation certificates, and/or family legal documents are required for ship boarding and country entry and/or re-entry into the United States and other countries. Based on nationality, many countries require an entry visa. Obtaining required visas and any other required travel documentation, and assuring these are complete and correct in all ways, is the sole responsibility of each traveler. AmaWaterways and Symposia Medicus are not in a position to obtain or verify the accuracy or completeness of any participant’s visa or other required documentation and shall not be responsible or liable for delay or missed portion of any part of the itinerary or other problems resulting from the participant lacking the appropriate travel documentation.

Guests who do not possess the proper documentation may be prevented from boarding their flight or ship, or from entering a country, and may be subject to fines.

Note: No refunds will be given to individuals who fail to bring proper documentation.

For additional passport and visa requirements,
visit the U.S. Department of State’s website at
http://travel.state.gov/content/
passports/english.html
or Embassies (Consular Service Office) of each country on the sailing itinerary.

AIRLINE TRAVEL INFORMATION

Please note: You will fly into Budapest, Hungary (approx. 40 minutes to the cruise port).

You will fly out of Munich, Germany (approx. an hour from the cruise port).

IF YOU PURCHASE AIR ARRANGEMENTS ON YOUR OWN:

If you make your own air arrangements, you should allow a minimum of five hours from the time your flight arrives in Budapest to the time the ship departs (at 9:30pm).

Going home, you should allow at least five hours between when the ship disembarks in Vilshofen and the time your plane departs Munich, Germany (disembarkation starts at approximately 9:00am). The five hours allow you time for ship clearance, customs clearance (if applicable), and airline security. You can also request to be one of the first groups to depart the ship by going to the Guest Relations Desk as soon as possible once you board the ship and letting them know that due to a tight airline schedule, you need to be included in the first group off the ship.

IF YOU WANT TO PURCHASE AIR ARRANGEMENTS THROUGH AMAWATERWAYS:

AmaWaterways allows you to purchase airline tickets at the best available prices. After you are registered and receive a reservation number, we will send you via email, the contact information to make these arrangements. Any changes or cancellations may be subject to non-refundable service charges and additional airfare costs.

IF YOU WANT TO PURCHASE PRE/POST CRUISE ARRANGEMENTS THROUGH AMAWATERWAYS:

AmaWaterways allows you to plan a package, for an additional cost, pre-cruise in Budapest or post-cruise in Prague or Munich. After you are registered and receive a reservation number, we will send you via email, the contact information to make these arrangements. Any changes or cancellations may be subject to non-refundable service charges and additional costs.

ALCOHOL ABOARD SHIP

During the cruise, you are offered complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast, unlimited complimentary beer, wine, and soft drinks with lunch and dinner. Any additional drinks (cocktails) not during dining times are available at an additional fee, per drink, at the bar and charged to your stateroom.

DINING ABOARD SHIP

AmaWaterways expert chefs craft menus that feature exquisite, locally-inspired cuisine as well as traditional, Western offerings. At breakfast, sip sparkling wine as you partake in the buffet with fresh pastries, or opt for something made-to-order from the menu. Stop by the Main Lounge for a light lunch, or head to the restaurant for full menu service and high-quality regional wine or beer. Dinner is a multi-course affair with wine recommendations that accompany visually stunning, delicious dishes. Try local favorites — like goulash while cruising through Hungary or bratwurst and sauerkraut after returning to the ship from Vienna. No matter what your preference, your taste buds are sure to be impressed.

The Executive Chef, Primus Perchtold, is the winner of three gold medals at the European Championship of Culinary Art and oversees the menus aboard every AmaWaterways cruise in Europe. You will find one of his recipes on your pillow each night, just in case you want to recreate his culinary magic at home.

Special dietary requests must be provided to Symposia Medicus at time of reservation. An effort will be made to meet the request, but AmaWaterways cannot assure the request can be accommodated.

For additional information, please visit
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TOURS

A sightseeing tour is included in each city or town you visit, along with free time to explore the city according to your own interests. AmaWaterways offers the below:

Included tours – Standard tours offered in each port. These are included in the price of the cruise and do not require advanced booking.

Limited Edition tours – Tours offered in place of the standard tours in each port. These are not at an additional cost but should be booked in advance, as they are capacity controlled. They can be booked online after online check-in is complete.

Optional tours – Tours offered as an option at an additional cost. These are in addition to the standard tours offered in each port and can be booked onboard.

For more information on the above, please visit the below link: http://www.amawaterways.com/
explore/included-tours
.
During all the tours, AmaWaterways provides a sophisticated audio headset system that allows guests to comfortably listen to the tour guide while taking photos and admiring some of Europe’s hidden gems.

ONBOARD INFORMATION

For more information about clothing to pack, youth activities, and more, please visit
www.amawaterways.com.

Medical: Medical doctors are not available on any vessel. If medical services are required, efforts to contact local medical providers will be made. A participant requiring such assistance is solely responsible for all related charges.

Smoking: Smoking is only permitted on the ship’s Sun Deck in the designated smoking area.

Disabled Travelers: Facilities are not available on board or in many places visited on the cruises and cruise tours AmaWaterways offer.

GROUND TRANSPORTATION

If you choose to make your own air travel arrangements, you can purchase transfers to/from the ship from AmaWaterways.

Arrival transfers from the Budapest airport to the ship on October 25, 2017 are $30 per person and run throughout the day, price subject to change.

Departure transfers from the ship in Vilshofen to the airport in Munich on November 1, 2017 are also $30 per person, but only run two times each day (9:00am and Noon), price subject to change.

Ground Reservations must be made to Symposia Medicus by Friday, June 9, 2017. Your flight itinerary must be provided in order to confirm your transfers.

If you choose to book your air through AmaWaterways, they will be able to setup your ground transportation at the same rates listed above, price subject to change.

For more information on ground transportation, please visit our website.

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CONFERENCE FACULTY

Linda Bradley, MD, FACOG
Professor of Surgery
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Vice-Chairman of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women’s Health Care Institute
Director, Center for Menstrual Disorders,
Fibroids, and Hysteroscopic Services
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio

Michael Krychman, MDCM, MPH
Associate Clinical Professor
University of California, Irvine
AASECT Certified Sexual Counselor
Executive Director of the Southern California
Center for Sexual Health &
Survivorship Medicine
Newport Beach, California

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.

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CRUISE ITINERARY & CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25

PORT ARRIVE DEPART
Budapest Drava - 9:30pm
Budapest Rakpart, Hungary 10:30pm -

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26

PORT ARRIVE DEPART
Budapest Rakpart, Hungary - 2:00pm
1:15pm Registration / Check-In
1:45 Welcome & Introduction
Linda Bradley, MD & Michael Krychman, MDCM, MPH
2:00 Sexual History & Physical Exam: Pearls for Practice
Michael Krychman, MDCM, MPH
3:00 Evaluation of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: Everything You Need to Know from A-Z (Rx = 15 minutes)
Linda Bradley, MD
4:00 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
4:30 Adjourn for the Day

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27

7:45am Updates in Hot Flash Treatments
(Rx = 30 minutes)
Michael Krychman, MDCM, MPH
8:45 Alternatives to Hysterectomy
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Linda Bradley, MD
9:45 Break
10:00 Menopause & the Cancer Patient: Issues & Answers
Michael Krychman, MDCM, MPH
11:00 BRCA1 & BRCA2: Everything You Want to Know but Were Afraid to Ask for the Primary Care Provider
(Rx = 15 minutes)

Michael Krychman, MDCM, MPH
Noon Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
12:30pm Adjourn for the Day
PORT ARRIVE DEPART
Vienna, Austria 1:00pm -

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28

PORT ARRIVE DEPART
Vienna, Austria - 1:30pm
1:00pm Contraception: What are the Options?
(Rx = 30 minutes)
Linda Bradley, MD
2:00 Female Sexual Pharmacology 101
(Rx = 45 minutes)
Michael Krychman, MDCM, MPH
3:00 Getting Your Patients to Eat Healthy
Linda Bradley, MD
4:00 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
4:30 Adjourn for the Day
PORT ARRIVE DEPART
Krems, Austria 8:00pm -

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29

PORT ARRIVE DEPART
Krems, Austria - 6:00am
Weissenkirchen, Austria 8:30am Noon
Emmersdorf, Austria 2:00pm 2:30pm
Ybbs, Austria 5:00pm 5:30pm
Grein, Austria 8:00pm -

MONDAY, OCTOBER 30

PORT ARRIVE DEPART
Grein, Austria - 2:00am
Linz, Austria 7:00am 11:59pm

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31

PORT ARRIVE DEPART
Passau, Germany 8:00am Noon
11:45am Vulvar Dermatologic Issues
(Rx = 30 minutes)
Michael Krychman, MDCM, MPH
12:45pm A Prescription for Wellness: How Not to Die
Linda Bradley, MD
1:45 Break
2:00 Don’t Be Afraid of Hormones
(Rx = 45 minutes)
Michael Krychman, MDCM, MPH
3:00 Preventing Professional Burnout: Getting Your Mojo Back
Linda Bradley, MD
4:00 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
4:30 Conference Adjourns
PORT ARRIVE DEPART
Vilshofen, Germany 3:00pm -

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1

PORT ..
Vilshofen, Germanybia DISEMBARK at 9:00am

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

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SYMPOSIA MEDICUS PRESENTS AN EXCITING MELODIES OF THE DANUBE RIVER CRUISE CONFERENCE

The AmaStella features the most advanced design of any river cruise vessel currently in operation. You can enjoy gourmet dining with free-flowing fine wines at multiple onboard dining venues; a heated sun deck swimming pool; fitness center and spa; complimentary ship-wide Wi-Fi and in-room internet and on-demand entertainment; and a fleet of bicycles carried onboard for passengers to enjoy on their own or on guided bike tours when in port.

Travel on the beautiful Danube River through three European countries. Experience the sights and sounds that have long inspired musicians, poets and artists. Begin your cruise in vibrant Budapest, continuing on to Vienna, the romantic birthplace of the waltz. Cruise through the scenic wine-growing region of the Wachau Valley, visit the spectacular Benedictine Abbey in Melk, and explore charming medieval towns.

On this cruise, you will enjoy an extensive lineup of included tours. In many cases, you will have a choice of tours, such as standard tours, bike tours, hikes, and optional tours. They always include a large variety of activities so that you can choose how you want to explore. No matter your preference, your days will be full of discovery and wonder.

We cordially invite you to “come aboard” the AmaWaterways AmaStella for this conference on Current Issues in Women’s Health and the outstanding cruise of a lifetime.

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CONFERENCE REGISTRATION AND STATEROOM RATES

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

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

Call Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm (Pacific Time), (925) 969-1789 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 cabin information, call Symposia Medicus at (925) 969-1789, or visit our website at www.symposiamedicus.org.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION INFORMATION

TUITION EARLY
If postmarked by
August 16, 2017
REGULAR
If postmarked after
August 16, 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, and break refreshments

Conference registration and cruise reservations (if applicable) will be confirmed via email

CONFERENCE STATEROOM INFORMATION

We have arranged conference group rates through AmaWaterways. We have a limited number of staterooms in the categories and at the rates listed below. Staterooms at our group rates are limited and on a first come, first served basis, and are only available until July 1, 2017. PLEASE RESERVE EARLY as staterooms may sell out and/or rates may increase.

Rates are (U.S. dollars, cruise-only) PER PERSON, based on double occupancy, and DO NOT include conference tuition, cruise fees (port charges) of $168.00 per person, gratuities of $130.00 per person, air transportation, or ground transfers.

STATEROOM TYPE STATEROOM DIAGRAM 1ST/2ND PER PERSON RATE STATEROOM SQ. FEET
Category E
Piano Deck - Fixed Windows
Category E floorplan $2,199 160
Category C
Violin & Cello Deck - French Balcony
Category C Floorplan $2,869 170
Category BB
Cello Deck - French Balcony & Outside Balcony
Category BB Floorplan $3,219 210
If you need accommodations for 3rd/4th persons, please call us as staterooms vary in pricing. Other stateroom types may be available upon request. Please call us at (925) 969-1789 for rates and availability.

Single occupancy staterooms can be requested; however, the rate for single occupancy is double the cruise fare and port charges for the selected stateroom category.

Detailed stateroom descriptions and amenities are available at
http://www.amawaterways.com/ships/amastella-river-cruise-ship

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Cruise Policies

Deposit due at time of booking is $500 per person

Final payment is due to Symposia Medicus by July 1, 2017

You will receive PAPER cruise documents within 4 weeks prior to the sail date

Third and/or fourth person (ages 11 and older) staterooms are limited and not all staterooms can accommodate. The stateroom rate above does not reflect availability for 3rd/4th person(s). These are limited and on a first come, first served basis. Please contact us for pricing and availability.

Cruise cancellations must be made in writing (via email or mail) to Symposia Medicus for a full refund on or before July 1, 2017. After July 1, 2017, no refunds will be made

CONFERENCE 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 July 1, 2017; however, tuition, less 10% processing fee, may be applied to a future Symposia Medicus conference.

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

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