“I have attended many of these conferences over the past 25 years. They are excellent, with great up-to-date presentations.”
– J. Leno, MD
“Whenever I attend a Symposia Medicus conference for continuing education, my expectations are more than met. The presenters are all top-shelf and make their session material timely and very useful for clinical practice. Thank you for another great learning opportunity.”
– D. VanDevander, CNM
“I can tell the speakers have been selected by experience to ensure dynamic, realistic lectures. Very nice experience.”
– M. Powell, MD

CONFERENCE DESCRIPTION

Our 24th Annual Fall Conference on Challenges in Taking Care of the High Risk Pregnancy is designed for physicians, certified nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, PAs, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who face challenges in the care of the high risk pregnant patient. 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 24th Annual Fall Conference on Challenges in Taking Care of the High Risk Pregnancy while sharing ideas and experiences with colleagues from across the country in the beautiful setting of Hilton Head Island.

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

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

Recognize and manage heart failure in pregnancy

Formulate a management plan for pregnant women in respiratory distress

Develop a management plan and timeline for treatment of the pregnant patient exposed to viruses

Diagnose and manage fetal growth restriction

List treatment options for the opioid-addicted pregnant patient

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.

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.

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 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

David E. Abel, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Maternal-Fetal Medicine
University of California San Francisco-Fresno
Fresno, California

Eugene Chang, MD
Professor, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Fellowship Director & Director of Medical Education
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina

R. Brandon Frady, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC, CCRN-CMC
Critical Care Nurse Practitioner
Critical Care Services
Northside Hospital
Atlanta, Georgia

Cornelia R. Graves, MD, FACOG
Conference Co-Chair

Professor, University of Tennessee
Medical Director, Tennessee Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Director of Perinatal Services
St. Thomas Health Systems
Clinical Professor, Vanderbilt University
Adjunct Professor, Meharry Medical College
Nashville, Tennessee

Washington C. Hill, MD, FACOG
Conference Co-Chair

Obstetrics & Gynecology
Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Florida Department of Health – Sarasota County
Clinical Professor
University of South Florida, College of Medicine
Tampa, Florida
Clinical Professor, Sarasota Campus
Florida State University, College of Medicine
Tallahassee, Florida

Mureena A. Turnquest Wells, MD, FACOG
Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Norton Children’s Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Norton Healthcare
Louisville, Kentucky

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, November 15

7:00am Registration & Check-in
During Continental Breakfast
8:00 Welcome & Introduction
Washington C. Hill, MD
8:15 Preeclampsia: What’s Old is New Again
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Eugene Chang, MD
9:00 Care of the Advanced Maternal Age Patient
(Rx = 45 minutes)
Cornelia R. Graves, MD
9:45 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:15 Break
10:30 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Pregnancy
R. Brandon Frady, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC, CCRN-CMC
11:15 Metabolic Syndrome & Hyperinsulinemia
(Rx = 45 minutes)
Cornelia R. Graves, MD
Noon Out with the Old, In with the New: Changes in Prescription Drug Labeling for Pregnancy
(Rx = 15 minutes)
David E. Abel, MD
12:45pm Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

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

Thursday, November 16

7:30am Continental Breakfast
8:00 Fetal Growth Restriction: Diagnosis & Management
Eugene Chang, MD
8:45 “I Can’t Breathe”: Acute Respiratory Emergencies During Pregnancy (Rx = 15 minutes)
Cornelia R. Graves, MD
9:30 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:00 Break
10:15 Opioid Use During Pregnancy
(Rx = 20 minutes)
David E. Abel, MD
11:00 The High Risk Pregnant Teen: The Perils & Pitfalls
(Rx = 45 minutes)
Cornelia R. Graves, MD
11:45 The Short Cervix: Risks & Management Strategies
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Eugene Chang, MD
12:30pm Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
1:15 Adjourn for the Day

Friday, November 17

3:00pm Small Group Breakouts – Session One
. A. Case Studies in Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy
Eugene Chang, MD
. B. What Does Sepsis Look Like During Pregnancy?: Diagnosis & Management
R. Brandon Frady, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC, CCRN-CMC
. C. When Amniotic Fluid is Too Little or Too Much
Mureena A. Turnquest Wells, MD
. D. Marijuana Use in Pregnancy: What We Know & Don’t Know
Washington C. Hill, MD
4:30 Break
4:45 Smaller Group Breakouts – Session Two
(Session One Topics Repeated)
6:15 Adjourn for the Day

Saturday, November 18

7:30am Continental Breakfast
8:00 Hemodynamics: Going with the Flow
(Rx = 15 minutes)
R. Brandon Frady, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC, CCRN-CMC
8:45 Management of Premature Rupture of Membranes
Mureena A. Turnquest Wells, MD
9:30 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:00 Break (Hotel check-out, if applicable)
10:15 SSRI Use During Pregnancy: Fact vs. Fiction
(Rx = 35 minutes)
David E. Abel, MD
11:00 Vasopressor Therapy: To Squeeze or Not to Squeeze (Rx = 35 minutes)
R. Brandon Frady, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC, CCRN-CMC
11:45 Viruses in Pregnancy: CMV & Parvo
Mureena A. Turnquest Wells, 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

Experience South Carolina, with its “lowcountry” hospitality, year-round inviting temperatures, and casually elegant setting. Hilton Head Island, located at the southernmost tip of the state, directly along the Atlantic Ocean, offers a unique blend of recreational, environmental, and cultural amenities – including twelve miles of white sand beaches, first-rate golfing, award-winning dining, and great shopping, all set in a nature-conscious, picturesque environment.

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island sits on 11 acres of beautifully landscaped beachfront grounds and features a spectacular swimming pool, on-site bicycle rentals, and world-class golf and tennis facilities.

Near the Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island is the Van Der Meer Tennis Center and Shipyard Golf Courses (27 holes), both of which are enjoyed year-round in the pleasant South Carolina coastal climate. Nearby are water sports, restaurants, boutique and outlet shopping, art galleries, and luxurious day spas.

Whatever your pleasure, you’ll be sure to find it on Hilton Head Island, at our 24th Annual Fall Conference on Challenges in Taking Care of the High Risk Pregnancy.

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
September 6, 2017
REGULAR
If postmarked after
September 6, 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 Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island. 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
(Single/Double)
Description
Standard Room $159/night

All guest rooms are 450 sq. ft. and include one king bed, & pull out queen-size sofa bed, or two queen beds, balcony or patio, internet access, 46 inch TV, air conditioning, coffee maker, mini-fridge, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, electric safe, iHome docking station, and a large work desk.

Garden View $179/night

Ocean Horizon View
(Limited availability, reserve early)

$219/night
By booking your lodging with Symposia Medicus, the Resort Fee charge of $20.00 per
room, per night is WAIVED.
The Resort Fee includes: in-room internet access, in-room coffee,
newspaper, local calls, use of the health club, pool and beach access & towels, 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):
- 10% State & local taxes
- $1.00 Destination Fee

Maximum guestroom occupancy is five, regardless of age

Mandatory additional occupant charge (19 years and older) is $15 per person, per night

Children 18 years and under are complimentary

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

Rollaway beds are available at an additional cost of $25 per night (subject to availability and change)

Cribs are available on a complimentary basis (subject to availability and change)

Check-in time is 4:00pm and check-out time is noon. 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.

Early Departure Fee: If a guest needs to depart early, they must notify the hotel 12 hours in advance in order to not be charged for that day.

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 $10 per day (subject to change).

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 October 11, 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 September 13, 2017. Between September 14, 2017 and October 11, 2017, one night’s deposit is forfeited. After October 11, 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

We recommend you fly into Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV), which is an approximate 48 mile drive to the Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island. The closest airport is the Hilton Head Island Airport (HXD), which is an approximate 7 mile drive to the hotel; however, flights are usually more expensive. For information on ground transportation, please visit our website.

Symposia Medicus has arranged for discount fares with 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.

Airlines to Savannah (Conference Discounts):

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.

Airline to Hilton Head Island (No Conference Discounts):

US Airways Express (800) 428-4322 www.usairways.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