“I love Symposia Medicus! Where else can you find expert educators who give high-yield information in appealing climates! I plan to come out yearly for a conference.”
– A. Bradley, MD

“In my opinion, the Symposia Medicus conferences are by far the best. They are the most put-together, well-run, and organized. The speakers are always enthusiastic, friendly, and knowledgeable in their respective fields.”
– V. Tucker, FNP

“Conferences are well-organized with good topics, I would happily attend again.”
– K. Robinson, MD

CONFERENCE DESCRIPTION

Our 30th Annual Fall Conference on Hot Topics 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 30th Annual Fall Conference on Hot Topics in Primary Care while sharing ideas and experiences with colleagues from across the country in the beautiful setting of Maui.

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

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

Develop a treatment strategy for specific clinical syndromes causing shoulder pain

Identify common sexual medical emergencies that are often encountered

Differentiate between normal and diseased vulvovaginal skin

Implement treatment options for atrial and ventricular arrhythmias

Discuss the appropriate role of menopause hormone therapy in the post-menopausal 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 case studies test, surveys, 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.

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 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.

Pharmacists
The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Pharmacology Content for Prescriptive Authority
A maximum of 2.5 hours in pharmacology content for prescriptive authority may be earned by attending this educational conference. Sessions awarding pharmacology content for prescriptive authority are denoted with an Rx in the schedule. Please contact your state’s Board of Nursing for specific educational requirements as requirements may vary state to state.

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, flash drive, or digital copy) will be available one week after the conference. The cost is $65 for a hard copy, $30 for a flash drive, 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

Wendy Book, MD
Professor
Division of Cardiology
Emory University
Director
Emory Adult Congenital Heart Center
Atlanta, Georgia

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

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

James C. Puffer, MD
Conference Co-Chair

Professor of Clinical Family Medicine, Emeritus
Department 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
Vice Chair for Academic Affairs
UCLA Department of Family Medicine
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, October 16

7:00am Registration & Check-in
8:00 Welcome & Introduction
Martin Quan, MD
8:15 Dermatologic Procedures for Primary Care Practice
Toby Maurer, MD
9:00 Menopause Hormone Therapy 2019: Where Are We Now? (Rx = 40 minutes)
Martin Quan, MD
9:50 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:15 Break
10:30 Quality of Life Considerations for Your Cancer Patients: Issues & Answers (Rx = 15 minutes)
Michael Krychman, MDCM, MPH
11:15 Chicken & Egg: The Relationship Between Arrhythmia & Heart Failure & Implications for Prioritizing Treatment (Rx = 10 minutes)
Wendy Book, MD
Noon Medical Dilemmas in Sports Medicine: A Case-Oriented Approach
James C. Puffer, 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, October 17

8:00am Forensic Sexuality & Sexual Assault Assessment
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Michael Krychman, MDCM, MPH
8:45 Recognition & Management of Depression
(Rx = 20 minutes)
Martin Quan, MD
9:30 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:00 Break
10:15 Outpatient Office Management of Common Dermatologic Problems (Rx = 15 minutes)
Toby Maurer, MD
11:00 Case Studies in Vaginitis (Rx = 20 minutes)
Martin Quan, MD
11:45 A Journey into the Darker Side of Unconventional Sexuality (Rx = 15 minutes)
Michael Krychman, MDCM, MPH
12:30pm Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
1:15 Adjourn for the Day

Friday, October 18

3:00pm Smaller Group Breakouts – Session One
. A. Sexuality Throughout the Lifecycle
Michael Krychman, MDCM, MPH
. B. Common Issues to Look for in an Athletic Physical
James C. Puffer, MD
. C. Clinical Challenges in Contraception
Martin Quan, MD
. D. Transition to Adulthood for Patients with Congenital Heart Disease
Wendy Book, MD
4:30 Break
4:45

Smaller Group Breakouts – Session Two
(Session One Topics Repeated)

6:15 Adjourn for the Day

Saturday, October 19

8:00am Common Pediatric Dermatology from the Generalist’s Viewpoint
Toby Maurer, MD
8:45 Common Foot Issues for Men, Women, and Athletes
James C. Puffer, MD
9:30 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:00 Break (hotel check-out, if applicable)
10:15 Prevention of Pregnancy-Related Cardiac Catastrophe
Wendy Book, MD
11:00 Puzzling Dermatologic Vulvovaginal Cases
Toby Maurer, MD
11:45 Diagnosis & Management of the Painful Shoulder
James C. Puffer, MD
12:30pm Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
1:15 Conference Adjourns

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

CONFERENCE LOCATION

Aloha! The magical island of Maui, land of legend and incredible beauty, is the setting for our 30th Annual Fall Conference on Hot Topics in Primary Care. Famous for its breathtaking beauty and spectacular white sand beaches, Maui is also dramatically covered with mountain slopes and lush valleys.

Situated on 40 spectacular oceanfront acres along the famed Ka’anapali Beach, the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa offers unlimited activities and amenities in a setting of tropical luxury. The resort is just four miles north of historic Lahaina town and a short walk from Whaler’s Village for shopping, dining, art, boating excursions and night life. With unparalleled panoramic views of the magnificent Pacific Ocean, the resort puts you close enough to hear the waves from your guestroom while enjoying the gentle breezes of paradise.

Enjoy additional amenities at the new Hyatt Residence Club, located in the north end of the resort. Swim and relax in four new pool areas, including a zero-entry lagoon and an infinity relaxation pool with ocean views. Cool off with a refreshing drink at Pau Huaka’i, a beachfront Tiki Bar, and pick up items to go, including delicious gourmet foods and wine at the Lahaina Provision Company market and deli. For shopping at the hotel, Macy’s Hyatt Regency offers a first class selection of top fashion brands including Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Clinique, Estee Lauder, and Levis.

Spend the day pampering yourself at the Marilyn Monroe™ Spa, play a round of championship golf at the Royal Ka’anapali Course and Ka’anapali Kai Course, or hit the court for a tennis match. For authentic Island adventure, go snorkeling at Black Rock, enjoy an authentic Polynesian Lu’au, or ride the Pacific waves at the white sand beach.

Whatever your pleasure, you’ll be sure to find it on Maui, at our 30th Annual Fall Conference on Hot Topics 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.

Visit www.symposiamedicus.org or call (925) 969-1789 for additional questions or information.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION INFORMATION

TUITION: EARLY
If postmarked by
August 7, 2019
REGULAR
If postmarked after
August 7, 2019
Physicians $685 $785
Residents, Nurses, PAs, & All Others $585 $685

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

CONFERENCE LODGING INFORMATION

Conference group rates have been arranged at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & 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.

GROUP RATES STATED BELOW INCLUDE DAILY BUFFET BREAKFAST FOR TWO PEOPLE

Room Type View Group Rates
(Single/Double)
Description
Golf Mountain View View of the West Maui Mountains and Ka’anapali golf courses $299/night All rooms are approximately 450 sq. ft., include a lanai or balcony, and feature an iron/ironing board, robes, hair dryer, 37 inch LG LCD flat screen TV, and an iHome alarm clock radio.
Rooms have either a king bed with a full size sofa pull-out or one queen bed with one double bed.
Partial Ocean View Partial view of the Pacific Ocean from the lanai $349/night
Deluxe Ocean View Full view of the Pacific Ocean, overlooking the hotel grounds, pool, and ponds $389/night
Deluxe Ocean Front Unobstructed view of the Pacific Ocean and the islands of Lana’i and Moloka’i $429/night

By booking your lodging with Symposia Medicus, the Resort Fee charge of $32.00 plus 4.166% tax, per room, per night is discounted to $15.00 plus tax. The Resort Fee includes (subject to change): standard Wi-Fi (in-room & throughout resort), two reusable keepsake water bottles (per room, per stay, upon arrival) with access to refillable water stations throughout the resort, 24-hour access to the oceanfront Stay Fit gym, daily yoga/fitness classes, local, 1-800/1-888 phone calls, in-room safe, in-room coffee/tea, resort shuttle service to/from Ka’anapali, one hour daily tennis or basketball court time, lei greeting upon arrival, 10% off at Macy’s (located in the hotel), resort shuttle service in Ka’anapali (trolley), cultural programs including lei making & hula lessons, wildlife tours, penguin and koi feedings, PressReader (digital newsstand), concierge services through Expedia Local Expert, personalized guest request texting service (see front desk for more details), discounted pricing for in-house guests at Drums of the Pacific Luau, 25% discount on greens fees at Ka’anapali golf courses (Royal & Kai Courses), complimentary beach portrait session, and 5x7 print from Grins2Go at Hyatt Regency Maui.

Symposia Medicus guests will also receive a 25% discount on hotel’s two person cabanas
(advance reservations are required and are based on availability).

If you are interested in access to the Regency Club, please contact Symposia Medicus for more information.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Hotel Policies

Above conference group rates are per room, per night and do not include the following (subject to change):
- 14.416% state & local taxes
- $15 (plus 4.166% tax) resort fee (discounted from $32, plus tax)

Suggested Porterage & housekeeping gratuities (not mandatory)
- $12.50 per person Porterage (bellman) gratuity is suggested
- $4.50 per room, per day housekeeping gratuity is suggested

Maximum guestroom occupancy is four, regardless of age (5th guest allowed if it is an infant under 12 months old, subject to crib rental fee, if needed)

Mandatory additional person charges (below) include daily buffet breakfast, taxes, and gratuities:
- Children 4 years and under are FREE
- Children 5 to 12 years old are $16/person, per night
- Children 13 to 18 years old are $36/person, per night
- Adults 19 years and older are $111/person, per night

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

Rollaways & Cribs: Rollaway beds and cribs are $25 each, per night (based on availability and subject to change). Only one rollaway or one crib is allowed in a room.

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

Early Departure Fee: Please confirm your scheduled departure date with the hotel prior to check-in. An early
departure fee equal to one night’s room and tax will be charged to any guest who checks-out of the hotel before their confirmed departure date.

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, plus $100 per day for the length of stay, to cover incidental charges; 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 discounted to $15 per day, for conference guests. Valet parking is available for $30 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 September 11, 2019; 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 August 14, 2019. Between August 15, 2019 and September 11, 2019, one night’s deposit is forfeited. After September 11, 2019, 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 be flying into Kahului Airport (OGG), which is approximately 28 miles from the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa. To find 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 ECMC182 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 NMS74 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 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 ZFMB292493 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 online or by phone; please refer to the conference code and the conference/airport location when making your reservations. Please see below:

AVIS www.avis.com 800-331-1600 AWD # B766625
Budget www.budget.com 800-772-3773 BCD # U076767