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– K. Walker, MD

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– M. Felix, CNM

“Symposia Medicus conferences are always well-organized, in nice locations, and with good speakers.”
– C. Harraghy, MD

CONFERENCE DESCRIPTION

Our 31st Annual National Conference on Women’s Healthcare 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, smaller group breakout and interactive sessions, case studies, and question and answer sessions.

Smaller group sessions will be held Tuesday 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.

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 31st Annual National Conference on Women’s Healthcare while sharing ideas and experiences with colleagues from across the country in the exciting setting of Las Vegas.

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

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

• Illustrate common treatment interventions for mood and anxiety disorders and interventions specific to female patients

• Outline therapeutic options for various manifestations of perimenopause and menopause

• Identify unique health needs and disparities experienced by SGM (Sexual & Gender Minority) persons

• Recognize opportunities for preventing migraine headaches with natural products

• Use American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP) guidelines for managing abnormal cervical cancer screening results

• Cite clinical trials and evidence-based guidelines regarding diet, nutrition, supplements, and vitamins while counseling patients on cardiovascular disease

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

ACOG
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has assigned up to 17 cognate credits to this program.

AAFP
This Live activity, 31st Annual National Conference on Women’s Healthcare, with a beginning date of 09/14/2020, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 17.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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 17 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

Nurse Practitioners/Nurses
The ANCC contact hours awarded for completion of this conference are 17.

Provider is also approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP2335, for 20.4 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 4.25 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.

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Each registrant will have online access to session materials. The session materials will be available for download approximately one week 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 emai lpublications@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

C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD, FACC, FAHA
Director, Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center
Director, Linda Joy Pollin Women’s Heart Health Program
Director, Erika J. Glazer Women’s
Heart Research Initiative
Director, Preventive Cardiac Center
Professor of Medicine
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California

Jesse D. Markman, MD, MBA
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry &
Behavioral Sciences
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington

Eva Martin, MD
Conference Co-Chair

North & South Central Health Districts
Georgia Department of Health
Medical Director, Women’s Health
Houston & Laurens Counties
Health Departments
Warner Robins & Dublin, Georgia

Anita L. Nelson, MD
Professor Emeritus
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, California

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

Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
University of Washington
School of Medicine
Seattle, Washington

Ruth K. Weinberg, MD, FACOG
Medical Director
Boulder Valley Women’s Health Center
Boulder, Colorado

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

Monday, September 14

7:00am Registration & Check-in
During Continental Breakfast
8:00 Welcome & Introduction
Eva Martin, MD
8:15 Addressing the Healthcare Challenges of Sexual & Gender Minority (SGM) Patients (Rx = 10 minutes)
Eva Martin, MD
9:00 Urinary Incontinence in Women & Impacts on Sexuality (Rx = 15 minutes)
Anita L. Nelson, MD
9:45 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:15 Break
10:30 Treatment of Mood & Anxiety Disorders in Women
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Jesse D. Markman, MD, MBA
11:15 Hard to Treat Headaches
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Douglas S. Paauw, MD, MACP
Noon STI Update (Rx = 10 minutes)
Ruth K. Weinberg, MD
12:45pm Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
1:30 Adjourn for the Day

Tuesday, September 15

7:30am Continental Breakfast
8:00 Peripartum & Postpartum Mental Health
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Jesse D. Markman, MD, MBA
8:45 Treatment of Perimenopause & Menopause
(Rx = 30 minutes)
Anita L. Nelson, MD
9:30 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:00 Break
10:15 Women & Heart Disease: Detection, Evaluation, and Management (Rx = 10 minutes)
C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD
11:00 Cervical Cancer Screening & the “Wrongful Pap”
Ruth K. Weinberg, MD
11:45 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
12:15pm Lunch Break (on your own)
1:30 Smaller Group Breakouts – Session One
. Exercise & Wellness
Ruth K. Weinberg, MD
. Management of Personality Disorders in Women
Jesse D. Markman, MD, MBA
. Medical Mythology: Debunking Common Medical Myths in Women’s Health
Douglas S. Paauw, MD, MACP
. Sexual & Gender Minority Case Studies: Improving Provider Awareness & Care
Eva Martin, MD
3:00 Break
3:15 Smaller Group Breakouts – Session Two
(Session One Topics Repeated)
4:45 Adjourn for the Day

Wednesday, September 16

7:30am Continental Breakfast
8:00 Drug Interactions & Side Effects
(Rx = 45 minutes)
Douglas S. Paauw, MD, MACP
8:45 Contraception: What’s in the Pipeline?
(Rx = 45 minutes)
Anita L. Nelson, MD
9:30 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:00 Break (hotel check-out, if applicable)
10:30 Cholesterol 101: New Guidelines, Medications, and Targets (Rx = 30 minutes)
C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD
11:15 Breast Cancer Screening & Prevention
(Rx = 10 minutes)
Anita L. Nelson, MD
Noon Controversies in Diet & Heart Disease: What Is Hype & What Is Real (Rx = 5 minutes)
C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD
12:45pm Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
1:30 Conference Adjourns

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

CONFERENCE LOCATION

Bally’s Las Vegas is ideal for those who appreciate an exciting hotel right in the center of the famous Las Vegas Strip. While it captures the feel of old Vegas, rooms have upgraded amenities like flat-screen TVs, docking stations and pillow-top beds.

Located across the street from the Caesars Palace Forum Shops and the fountains, gardens, and galleries of the Bellagio Hotel & Casino, Bally’s Las Vegas is right in the center of all of the action. Visit Las Vegas’ new nightlife center, The LINQ – a trendy shopping, activity, and dining area, including Las Vegas’ newest attraction, the “High Roller,” the world’s tallest Ferris wheel – all just a block away!

Guests at Bally’s are offered numerous restaurants, an abundance of casino options, and non-stop entertainment. Wade your cares away in the Blu Pool, the oversized, outdoor swimming pool that is lush with palm trees and luxuriously attended to by poolside servers. This is the perfect place to lose track of the day! If you are feeling active, Bally’s Las Vegas is the home of the Strip’s biggest tennis complex, with eight lighted courts.

Whether you seek rest and relaxation or crave entertainment and excitement, Las Vegas has it all. Stretch your legs walking the famous Las Vegas Strip; stimulate your taste buds in one of the city’s world-class restaurants; or extend your conference stay and take a day trip to Hoover Dam or the Grand Canyon and witness the grandeur of the Colorado River. Explore the city’s casinos or enjoy great entertainment in the showplaces and lounges. Las Vegas is truly the city that never sleeps!

Whatever your pleasure, you’ll be sure to find it in Las Vegas, at our 31st Annual National Conference on Women’s Healthcare.

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 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
July 6, 2020
REGULAR
If postmarked after
July 6, 2020
Physicians $695 $795
Residents, Nurses, PAs, & All Others $595 $695

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 Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday mornings, and break refreshments for conference registrants

Conference registration will be confirmed via email

CONFERENCE LODGING INFORMATION

Symposia Medicus has conference group rates at Bally’s Las Vegas located in the center of the World Famous Las Vegas Strip.

These special rates will only be available until Friday, August 21, 2020 and will only be available after that date on a space and rate available basis. We recommend you reserve your lodging as soon as possible, as rooms at the conference group rates are limited and on a first come, first served basis. Rooms may sell out and/or room rates may increase prior to the release date.

Bally’s Las Vegas
3645 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Direct: (877) 603-4390

To make your reservations please call (800) 746-8777
You must refer to the group code SBSYM0 to receive conference group rates.

To make your reservations online, please visit https://book.passkey.com/go/SBSYM0

Please note the website may show your room rate as an average, based on the number of nights reserved.

The conference group rates will also be available three days before and three days after the conference (based on availability) if you wish to extend your stay in Las Vegas

Room Type Group Rates
(Single/Double Occupancy)
Description
Resort Tower
Run of House

$79/night
(Sunday-Thursday)

$189/night
(Friday & Saturday)

Newly renovated rooms are approximately 440 sq. ft., and include a king or two queen pillow-top beds, hairdryer, iron & ironing board, clock radio, flat-screen TV with in-room movies, and marble bathrooms.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Hotel Policies

A deposit equal to one night’s room & tax is due to the hotel with major credit card upon making your reservation. Each guestroom must have at least one registered guest 21 years of age or older.

• Above conference group rates are per room, per night and do not include the following (subject to change):
- 13.33% Clark County tax
- $35 (plus 13.33% tax) Resort Fee (includes unlimited local phone calls, admission to the Fitness Center for up to two guests daily, and in-room internet access for up to two devices per day)

• Maximum guestroom occupancy is four, regardless of age

• Mandatory additional occupant charge (12 years and over) is $30 per person, per night

• Children 11 years and under are complimentary – not to exceed stated maximum occupancy

• Rollaway beds are available at an additional cost of $30 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 11:00am. A late check-out can only be confirmed on the date of departure by the front desk. Late check-outs are based on availability and additional charges may apply.

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 estimated incidentals; 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: By booking your lodging under the Symposia Medicus group code, you will receive complimentary valet and self-parking over the dates of Wednesday, September 9, to Friday, September 18, 2020.

Hotel Cancellations must be made directly with the hotel at least 72 hours prior to your confirmed arrival dateor you will be charged a cancellation fee equal to one night’s deposit and tax.

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 August 10, 2020; however, tuition, less 10% processing fee, may be applied to a future Symposia Medicus conference.

All cancellations must be emailed to registrar@symposiamedicus.org OR mailed to Symposia Medicus. If mailed, it must be postmarked by the date stated above.

• In the unlikely event of conference cancellation by Symposia Medicus, full tuition refunds will be made. Symposia Medicus will not be responsible for refunding travel or any other expenses.

AIR TRAVEL INFORMATION

You will fly into Las Vegas McCarren International Airport (LAS), which is approximately 15 minutes from Bally’s Las Vegas. For information on ground transportation, please visit our website.

Symposia Medicus has arranged for discount fares with Alaska, Delta, and United airlines for this conference. Reservations can be made either through your travel agency or through the airlines at the website or Convention Desk numbers listed below.

In order to receive the discounted rate, you or your travel agent must refer to the Symposia Medicus Group ID number listed here.

Alaska Airlines For discounts on Alaska Airlines flights, please book online at www.alaskaair.com and click on the link “Use Discount Code,” located at the bottom of the “Book Flights” box. Once you click on this link, another page will appear. On this page, you will need to insert ECMC982 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, enter in your travel plans and then click on the “Advanced Search” link located below the “Passenger” box. Once you click on this link, a panel will appear and you will need to insert NMT7Rin the “Meeting Code” box. 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 Advanced Search, 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 ZH4W711859 in the “Promotions and Certificates” box at the end of the page. 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