“Great lectures and topics, great locations, and balanced with free time.”
– K. Kuncl, MD

“Excellent lectures, excellent speakers, well-organized, excellent locations.”
– T. Kocsis, CNM

“Great lectures that are helpful to daily practice.”
– C. Bernal-Schmidt, DO

CONFERENCE DESCRIPTION

Our 38th Annual Fall Conference on Obstetrics has been designed for physicians, certified nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, PAs, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who face ever-increasing challenges in the clinical diagnoses, treatment options, and new technologies involved in caring for the female 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.

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.

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 38th Annual Fall Conference on Obstetrics while sharing ideas and experiences with colleagues from across the country in the beautiful setting of Grand Cayman.

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

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

Differentiate between signs and symptoms of maternal compromise and normal physiologic changes in pregnancy during the postpartum period analysis

Identify elements of acuity scoring tools in obstetrical triage

Manage a pregnant patient with cardiac disease

Describe Cervical Length Education and Review (CLEAR) criteria for accurate cervical length measurement

State recommendations and resources for umbilical cord blood banking

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.

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 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 2.75 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 email publications@symposiamedicus.org.

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS / GROUND TRANSPORTATION

Red Sail Sports, the onsite tour company at the hotel, has offered a 10% discount to all conference attendees and their guests, on Red Sail Sports operated activities (some exclusions apply).

For advance reservations, please call (877) 506-6368 and mention Symposia to receive the discount. You may also book tours once you arrive at the hotel, based on availability. For a full list of services, please visit their website at http://www.redsailcayman.com/.

To receive additional information about the conference hotel, location, and ground transportation, please visit our websiteat www.symposiamedicus.org.

CONFERENCE FACULTY

Eugene Chang, MD
Conference Co-Chair

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

Alexandria J. Hill, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Texas A&M Health Science Center
College of Medicine
College Station, Texas

Frances Kelly, PhD, MSN, RNC-OB, NEA-BC, CPHQ, CPPS
Perinatal Consultant
Savannah, Georgia

Suzanne McMurtry Baird, DNP, RN
Conference Co-Chair

Co-Owner & Director of Nursing
Clinical Concepts in Obstetrics, LLC
Brentwood, Tennessee

Christy Pearce, MD
Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine
Centura South State & Southern Colorado
Maternal Fetal Medicine
Colorado Springs, 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

Wednesday, October 14

7:00am Registration & Check-in
8:00 Welcome & Introduction
Suzanne McMurtry Baird, DNP, RN & Eugene Chang, MD
8:15 Obstetrics Update: All the OB Stuff ACOG & SMFM Changed This Year While You Were Operating, Delivering Babies, and Seeing Patients
(Rx = 20 minutes)
Christy Pearce, MD
9:00 Complications in the Postpartum Period
(Rx = 10 minutes)
Suzanne McMurtry Baird, DNP, RN
9:45 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:15 Break
10:30 Cord Blood Banking
Eugene Chang, MD
11:15 Surgical Site Infection Prevention: Reducing Harm Through Safety Bundles
Frances Kelly, PhD, MSN, RNC-OB, NEA-BC, CPHQ, CPPS
Noon Sepsis in Pregnancy
Alexandria J. Hill, 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 15

8:00am Maternal Morbidity: Management of Hypertension in the Pregnant Patient
Alexandria J. Hill, MD
8:45 Preventing the First Cesarean Delivery
(Rx = 10 minutes)
Frances Kelly, PhD, MSN, RNC-OB, NEA-BC, CPHQ, CPPS
9:30 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:00 Break
10:15 Congenital Cardiac Disease in Pregnancy
Alexandria J. Hill, MD
11:00 Steroids for Fetal Lung Maturity
(Rx = 30 minutes)
Eugene Chang, MD
11:45 Obstetrical Triage: It’s Not ‘First-Come, First-Served’ Anymore
Frances Kelly, PhD, MSN, RNC-OB, NEA-BC, CPHQ, CPPS
12:30pm Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
1:15 Adjourn for the Day

Friday, October 16

3:00pm Small Group Breakouts – Session One
. • Best Practices in Debriefing After an Emergency in Perinatal Care
Frances Kelly, PhD, MSN, RNC-OB, NEA-BC, CPHQ, CPPS
. • Maternal-Fetal Physiology & Medical Problems of Pregnancy
Alexandria J. Hill, MD
. • Opioid Use Disorder: Care Bundles in Pregnancy
Suzanne McMurtry Baird, DNP, RN
. Preconception Wellness: Topics to Address to Improve Pregnancy Outcomes
Christy Pearce, MD
4:30 Break
4:45 Small Group Breakouts – Session Two
(Session One Topics Repeated)
6:15 Adjourn for the Day

Saturday, October 17

8:00am Legal Issues in Obstetrics
(Rx = 5 minutes)
Suzanne McMurtry Baird, DNP, RN
8:45 Diabetes in Pregnancy: Pre-Existing, Gestational, and Denial (Rx = 30 minutes)
Christy Pearce, MD
9:30 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:00 Break (hotel check-out, if applicable)
10:15 Fetal Growth Restriction: Diagnosis & Management (Rx = 5 minutes)
Eugene Chang, MD
11:00 Use of Oxytocin: Guidelines & Controversies
(Rx = 45 minutes)
Suzanne McMurtry Baird, DNP, RN
11:45 Ultrasound Reviews: Cervical Length Screening – Who Should Get One? How Do You Do Them Correctly? What to Do If It’s Abnormal?
(Rx = 10 minutes)
Christy Pearce, 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

Beautiful Grand Cayman Island is the largest of the three Cayman Islands. Whether you are looking for complete relaxation, exquisite dining, exciting nightlife, or awesome underwater sights featuring accessible reefs, there is something for everyone. On the west side of Grand Cayman, you will find the famous Seven Mile Beach, the crescent-shaped natural wonder, with white sand and azure water stretching as far as the eye can see. Seven Mile Beach is often rated as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Take a trip into the North Sound and visit Stingray City, where you and your family have the rare opportunity to swim and learn about Southern Stingrays. When you’re looking to get off the beach, get lost in the luxury of George Town, with colorful traditional Caribbean-style buildings and endless duty-free shopping.

The newly-renovated Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa is in the premiere location for fun and relaxation. The resort has easy access to Grand Cayman’s best attractions, including scuba diving, shopping, snorkeling, and golf. Spend time at the oversized outdoor pool or enjoy luxurious private cabanas on the beach. Family and children’s activities are sure to keep you busy, or visit the rejuvenating Hibiscus Spa. With world-class treatments, you will leave more refreshed than you ever imagined.

Whatever your pleasure, you’ll be sure to find it on Grand Cayman, at our 38th Annual Fall Conference on Obstetrics.

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 5, 2020
REGULAR
If postmarked after
August 5, 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, 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 Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach 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

Type of Room Group Rates
(Single/Double)
Description
All rooms are non-smoking and approximately 390 square feet. Rooms feature a 55” Samsung TV, Westin Heavenly® beds, hairdryer, coffee/tea maker, and mini-fridge.
Island View $289/night View of the famous Seven Mile Beach Road on the island side of the hotel. These rooms also look out onto the main entrance of the resort. Rooms on higher floors offer a view of the Safe Haven Golf Course. Ground floor rooms have patios and only some upper level rooms offer balconies.
Partial Ocean View $319/night Located on the north and south sides of the hotel offering a partial view of Seven Mile Beach. All ground rooms have patios and all upper level rooms have balconies.
Ocean/Pool View $349/night Located in the interior of the hotel with views of the pool area, as well as of Seven Mile Beach. Palm trees can obstruct views in some rooms. Ground floor rooms have patios and all upper level rooms have balconies.
Deluxe Ocean Front
(Very limited availability, must call Symposia Medicus to reserve)
$449/night Located on the second floor of the hotel with an unobstructed view of Seven Mile Beach and includes a balcony.
By reserving through Symposia Medicus, the Resort Fee (normally $65/day) is included in the group rates stated above. The Resort Fee includes: Internet access in guest rooms and public spaces, two bottles of water (replenished daily), mini-refrigerators, self-parking, beach chairs, umbrellas, and towels, pool and beach ambassadors, use of sauna, hot tub, and steam room at the Hibiscus Spa (based on availability), use of the fitness center, clinics to include beach yoga and standup paddle board, use of the business center (free printing for up to 10 pages), Sunday movie night on the beach, welcome drink, complimentary bite-size appetizers at Catboat Bar, poolside treats (some for a fee), Director of Lifestyle to execute daily/weekly events and activities, S’mores/Marshmallow Madness Night, Beach Bonfire Night, Imagination Playground including kids play blocks, board games, beach and lawn games, giant chess/checkers, and complimentary weekly activities (soccer, corn hole, nature scavenger hunt, character tattoos for kids, beach ball rally, water balloon toss, water drop relay, bocce ball tourney, trivia night, and sand sculpture competition). Items listed are subject to change.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Hotel Policies

Above conference group rates are per room, per night and do not include the following (subject to change):
- 13% Government Tax
- 10% Service Charge (includes round-trip bellman & daily housekeeping gratuities)

Maximum guestroom occupancy is:
- Three adults, or
- Two adults and two children (or three if 3rd child is 3 years old or younger)

Mandatory additional person charges, listed below, include daily buffet breakfast and taxes (not to exceed maximum occupancy)
- Third adult (18 years & older) is $55 per night
- Children 13-17 years old are $18 per person, per night
- Children 5-12 years old are $10 per person, per night
- Children 4 years & under are complimentary

Bed Type Requests: You can select one or two beds; however, requests cannot be guaranteed until check-in. All king bedded rooms come with sleeper sofas.

Cribs are available on a complimentary basis (subject to availability and change). Rollaways are not available.

Check-in time is 3:00pm and check-out time is noon. 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.

Early Departure Fee: Please notify the hotel at check-in if there are any changes to your scheduled departure, as an early departure fee equal to one night’s room rate and tax will be charged to any guest who checks out prior to 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 estimated 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 complimentary for conference guests. Valet is not available at this resort.

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 9, 2020; 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 12, 2020. Between August 13, 2020 and September 9, 2020, one night’s deposit is forfeited. After September 9, 2020, 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 Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM), which is approximately 15 minutes from The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa. For information on ground transportation, please visit our website.

Symposia Medicus has arranged for discount fares with Delta Airlines for this conference. Reservations can be made either through your travel agency or through the airline at the website or Convention Desk number 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.

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 NMT7R in the “Meeting Code” box. For questions, please call the Delta Airlines Convention Desk at (800) 328-1111.