“Excellent conference; important topics, informed presenters/faculty, and comfortable learning environment. I will continue to participate in Symposia Medicus conferences for future CME needs.”
– S. Fairfield, MD

“Very well-organized conference! The balance of class time and free time was well designed. The material was very pertinent and applicable to my practice.”
– J. Moses, CNM

“I increased my understanding of office gynecology and women’s health. I will definitely be back for more conferences.”
– N. Wilkins, MD

CONFERENCE DESCRIPTION

In the current era of spiraling medical costs, with growing emphasis on the provision of cost-effective medical care, it has become increasingly important for Primary Care providers to become adept at evaluating and treating GYN/Women’s Health issues. This conference will provide you with a practical, clinical update on a full range of women’s health issues, including the diagnosis and management of common gynecologic complaints, contraception, depression, menopause, heart disease, and endocrine disorders. In-depth small group breakouts are included, which will instruct and allow you to develop and refine your skills on endometrial biopsy, basic colposcopy, advanced colposcopy, IUD insertion/removal, and management of common birth control pill problems. 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 25th Annual Conference on Office Gynecology & Women’s Health for the Primary Care Provider while sharing ideas and experiences with colleagues from across the country in the beautiful setting of Oahu, Hawaii.

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

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

Manage the increased risk of pre-diabetes and diabetes mellitus in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

Recognize the role of HPV in the development of cervical cancer precursors and cervical cancer

Discuss the appropriate role of menopause hormone therapy in the post-menopausal patient

Review non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic treatments

Discuss the significance of hormones in female sexua dysfunction (FSD) and their role in treatment

Review current CDC treatment recommendations for gonorrhea and chlamydia

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

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.

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 19 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

Nurse Practitioners/Nurses
The ANCC contact hours awarded for completion of this conference are 19.

Provider is also approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP2335, for 22.8 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.

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.

GROUP TOURS / 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

James Heaps, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of OB/GYN
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, California

Michele Hoh, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, California

Richard Johnson, MD
Conference Co-Chair

Clinical Professor of Family Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, California

Julie Ma, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, California

Krystyna McNicoll, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Family Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, California

Martin Quan, MD
Conference Co-Chair

Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
Director, Office of Continuing Medical Education
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
UCLA Department of Family Medicine
Los Angeles, California

Roland Sakiyama, MD, FACP
Clinical Professor Emeritus of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, California

Shirley Uy, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, 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.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Wednesday, February 7

7:00am Registration & Check-in
COMMON GYN PROBLEMS: PART ONE
8:00 Welcome & Introduction
Martin Quan, MD
8:15 Workup of the Abnormal Pap Smear
Shirley Uy, MD
9:00 Uterine Fibroids & Endometriosis: A Practical Approach (Rx = 15 minutes)
James Heaps, MD
9:45 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:15 Break
10:30 A Clinical Approach to Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding (Rx = 15 minutes)
Shirley Uy, MD
11:15 Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Update: 2018 (Rx = 20 minutes)
Richard Johnson, MD
Noon Case Studies in Vaginitis
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Martin Quan, 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, February 8

COMMON GYN PROBLEMS: PART TWO
8:00am Role of the Primary Care Provider in Managing Female Sexual Disorders
Julie Ma, MD
8:45 Contraception Update 2018: Rise of Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives (Rx = 45 minutes)
Martin Quan, MD
9:45 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:15 Break
ISSUES IN WOMEN’S HEALTH
10:30 Obesity: Meeting the Clinical Challenge
Richard Johnson, MD
11:15 Depression: Recognition & Management
(Rx = 25 minutes)
Martin Quan, MD
Noon Common Thyroid Disorders
(Rx = 20 minutes)
Roland Sakiyama, MD
12:45pm Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
1:30 Adjourn for the Day

Friday, February 9

SMALLER GROUP BREAKOUTS (3:00-7:15pm)
. A. Management of Common Oral Contraceptive Pill Problems
Martin Quan, MD
. B. IUD Workshop
Roland Sakiyama, MD & Michele Hoh, MD
. C. Endometrial Biopsy Workshop
Richard Johnson, MD & Julie Ma, MD
. D. Basic Colposcopy
Krystyna McNicoll, MD & Shirley Uy, MD
. E. Advanced Colposcopy
James Heaps, MD
3:00pm Session One - Offerings are A, B, C, D
4:15 Break
4:30 Session Two - Offerings are A, B, C, E
5:45 Break
6:00 Session Three - Offerings are A, B, C, E
7:15 Adjourn for the Day

Saturday, February 10

MENOPAUSE & OTHER DILEMMAS
8:00am What’s New in Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
(Rx = 10 minutes)

Roland Sakiyama, MD
8:45 Office Approach to Infertility
James Heaps, MD
9:30 Osteoporosis: A Clinical Update
(Rx = 20 minutes)
Roland Sakiyama, MD
10:15 Break
10:30 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
11:15 Menopause Hormone Therapy 2018: Where Are We Now? (Rx = 40 minutes)
Martin Quan, MD
12:15pm Approach to Urinary Incontinence
Krystyna McNicoll, MD
12:45 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

A rare gem of a destination, Turtle Bay Resort is truly an iconic Hawaiian landmark. The only resort of its kind anywhere on the north shore of Oahu, this idyllic location is the perfect base to get fully immersed in the authentic island experience. Situated on a majestic outcropping with panoramic views of the breathtaking shoreline, this resort is a true standout among island destinations anywhere in the world.

Located on the North Shore of Oahu, the unequivocal surf capital of the world, Turtle Bay Resort is conveniently located near legendary surf breaks like Pipeline, Sunset Beach, and the big wave mecca that is Waimea Bay. A fifteen-minute drive north takes you to historic Haleiwa, which offers eclectic shopping and dining.

Paddle out at sunrise for a dawn patrol surf session. Snap a photo of a honu (green sea turtle) while snorkeling. Launch off “Jump Rock” at Waimea Bay. Discover deserted white sand beaches trekking up to Ka’ena Point. The list of what to see and do during your stay at this Oahu resort never ceases to amaze.

Whatever your pleasure, you’ll be sure to find it on the north shore of Oahu, at our 25th Annual Conference on Office Gynecology & Women’s Health for the Primary Care Provider.

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
November 29, 2017
REGULAR
If postmarked after
November 29, 2017
Physicians $675 $775
Residents, Nurses, PAs, & All Others $575 $675

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 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 Turtle Bay Resort. 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.

GROUP RATES STATED BELOW INCLUDE DAILY BUFFET BREAKFAST FOR TWO PEOPLE

Room Type/View Group Rates
(Single/Double)
Description
Partial Ocean View $299/night Rooms are 478 sq. ft. and offer a king or two queen beds and a balcony. Views are of the ocean, bays, resort elements, and landscaped rooftop gardens. Bathrooms offer double vanities and walk-in stone showers. Each room includes a mini fridge and Keurig coffee machine, blow dryer, in-room safe, iron & ironing board, and 40” flat screen LCD TV.
Ocean View $345/night Rooms are 478 sq. ft. and offer a king or two queen beds and a balcony. Views are of the bays complimented by lush hillside and resort grounds. Bathrooms offer double vanities and walk-in stone showers. Each room includes a mini fridge and Keurig coffee machine, blow dryer, in-room safe, iron & ironing board, and 40” flat screen LCD TV.
Deluxe Ocean View $385/night Rooms are 478 sq. ft. and offer a king or two queen beds, a balcony, and a panoramic ocean view. Bathrooms offer double vanities and walk-in stone showers. Each room includes a mini fridge and Keurig coffee machine, blow dryer, in-room safe, iron & ironing board, and 40” flat screen LCD TV.
Premier Ocean View
(Vista Level)
$445/night Rooms are 510 sq. ft. and offer a king or two queen beds. Your exclusive top floor room gives you access to private club service and endless ocean views. On the Vista Level, you’ll discover exclusive access and special comforts like turn-down service, bathrobe/slipper use, and a large walk-in stone shower. Take advantage of guaranteed late check-out at noon, full day use of snorkeling equipment, daily continental breakfast and afternoon snacks, and dedicated concierge attendant to assist in activity and dining plans. Each room includes a mini fridge and Keurig coffee machine, blow dryer, in-room safe, iron & ironing board, and 40” flat screen LCD TV.

Beach Cottages

(Limited availability, must call Symposia Medicus to reserve)

$458/night Cottages are 750 sq. ft. and offer a king or two queen beds. The waters in front of these cottages are a globally recognized refuge for sea turtles, whales and seals. Towering 15-foot ceilings, Brazilian walnut floors, a Kalista deep-soaking tub in the context of marble and glass, and cool, white cotton sheeting. The cottages are arranged in clusters of six at the water’s edge, and are contained within a very private paradise. Each room includes a mini fridge and Keurig coffee machine, blow dryer, in-room safe, iron & ironing board, and 40” flat screen LCD TV.
By booking your lodging with Symposia Medicus, the Resort Fee charge of $40.00 plus 4.712% tax, per room, per night is discounted to $20.00 plus tax, per room, per night. The Resort Fee includes (subject to change) password-free internet access, in-room coffee & tea, self-parking, business & fitness center access, one-time 24-hour Go Pro camera demo (subject to availability), use of Beats Pill speaker, two-hour daily snorkel rental for two people per room, one-hour tennis court usage per person, per day (rackets available for a fee), 10-minute stand up paddle clinic (available Monday-Friday Noon-2pm, weather permitting), use of Titleist golf clubs on the practice range when purchasing a basket of practice balls, 30-minute golf chipping clinic, golf putting instruction at Guidepost, live entertainment (special events not included), and local phone calls.

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):
- 13.962% State & local taxes
- $20.00 (plus 4.712% tax) resort fee (discounted from $40.00)

Suggested Porterage & Housekeeping Gratuities:
- $9.00 per person (18 years & older) Porterage (bellman) gratuity is suggested but not mandatory
- $3.50 per room, per day housekeeping gratuity is suggested but not mandatory

Maximum guestroom occupancy is four, regardless of age

Mandatory additional adult charge (18 years and over) is $30.00 per person, per night (includes daily buffet breakfast, taxes, and gratuities) – not to exceed stated maximum occupancy

Children 17 years & under are complimentary (includes daily buffet breakfast) – not to exceed stated maximum occupancy

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

Rollaway beds are NOT available. An air mattress can be requested (subject to availability), normally $50.00 per night, plus tax, however, this fee is waived when booking through Symposia Medicus. Only one air mattress is allowed in rooms with a king bed.

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

Check-in time is 3:00pm and check-out time is 11:00am. If you have reserved a Premier Ocean View room, you are guaranteed a check-out at 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.

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. Valet is available at $15.00 plus tax, per day (subject to change), for hotel and non-hotel guests.

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 January 3, 2018; 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 December 6, 2017. Between December 7, 2017 and January 3, 2018, one night’s deposit is forfeited. After January 3, 2018, 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

You will fly into Honolulu International Airport (HNL), which is approximately one hour from the Turtle Bay Resort. For information on ground transportation, please visit our website.

Symposia Medicus has arranged for discount fares with Alaska, Delta, Hawaiian, 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
ECMX859 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 NMQC4 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.
Hawaiian Airlines For discounts on Hawaiian Airlines flights, please book online at https://www.hawaiianair.com/affiliate and insert SYMPOSIA MED into the “Preferred Affiliate Program Code” box, located at the right hand side of page.
United Airlines Discount code was not available at the time of printing this brochure.
Airlines Please check our website for updated information.

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