Designed for physicians, certified nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, PAs, nurses, and other allied healthcare professionals who manage preconception, pregnant, and postpartum patients, our 28th Annual Summer Conference on Obstetrics and Gynecology takes place over the course of four days. Covering a wide array of topics such as postpartum hemorrhage, gestational diabetes, vulvar dermatology, infertility, and early pregnancy loss, our expert faculty will discuss the latest evidence-based advancements in both obstetric and gynecologic care, present emerging clinical data, and provide skills and strategies for application and implementation into your practice. This educational activity aims to increase both the competence and performance of all attendees, as well as contribute to your ability to work together as part of a coordinated healthcare team.

Topics for this year’s conference have been selected based on the educational needs underlying 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 such as current clinical guidelines, research findings, literature reviews, and patient safety considerations.

An outstanding faculty has been assembled for this conference. Each faculty member was selected based on their individual area of expertise and ability to communicate current, evidence-based, and practical information to participants.

The conference format includes didactic lectures, question and answer sessions, case studies, and small group breakouts. Following a group of lectures, the question and answer sessions allow attendees to ask the faculty critical and challenging questions about caring for patients during various obstetric and gynecologic situations.

The breakout sessions, designed to facilitate even greater interaction between faculty and participants, offer an opportunity to engage in group 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.


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

  • Comprehend the impact of pituitary, thyroid, and adrenal gland pathophysiology
  • Apply the new ACOG guidelines for hypertensive disorders in obstetric clinical practice
  • Be familiar with recent genetic research involving neonatal metabolism of opioids
  • Answer patient questions about the process and recommendations of cord blood banking
  • Recognize vulvar manifestations of common dermatoses

Enrollment for this conference is limited in order to provide the best possible learning environment.
Early registration is advised.

If postmarked by
May 12, 2021
If postmarked after
May 12, 2021
Physicians $795 $895
Residents, Nurses, PAs, & All Others $695 $795
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.
For this conference, we are offering the below options for attendance:
In-Person: Attend in-person in the conference hotel meeting room. Tuition includes continuing education and online access to educational session materials. Break refreshments for conference registrants will be provided.
Virtual: Attend the conference virtually via live web stream. Tuition includes continuing education and online access to educational session materials.

You can register and receive conference lodging group rates in the following ways:

  • Online via this website (unless otherwise directed) OR:
  • Call (925) 969-1789 Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm (Pacific Time), with
      Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover

Conference registration will be confirmed via email.

Please call (925) 969-1789 for additional questions or information.


After 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, reviewing the educational session materials, and submitting the case studies test, evaluations, surveys, and verification of attendance form. Each participant should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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 nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


Symposia Medicus designates this live activity for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Application has been made with the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG) for cognates, Formal Learning. Please check our website for updated credit information.

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.

NCCPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM 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.

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 TM

Pharmacotherapeutic CEUs for Nurses
This activity is designated for a maximum of 3 pharmacotherapeutic credits towards meeting the requirement for nursing pharmacology continuing education. Sessions awarding pharmacotherapeutic credits are denoted with an Rx in the schedule. Please contact your state’s Board of Nursing for specific educational requirements as they may vary state to state.

G. Wright Bates, Jr., MD - Conference Co-Chairperson
Chair, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, The Grimes Family Endowed Chair of Obstetrics & Gynecology; Senior Staff, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, Baylor Scott & White Health; Clinical Professor, Texas A&M College of Medicine; Temple, Texas
Clinical Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology; Baylor College of Medicine; Houston, Texas
Donna Dizon-Townson, MD, FACOG - Conference Co-Chairperson
Associate Medical Director, Obstetrics Quality & System Process Development, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Intermountain Healthcare; Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Utah Health Sciences; Salt Lake City, Utah
Julie Lamppa, APRN, CNM
Certified Nurse Midwife, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine & Science; Rochester, Minnesota
Stacy Tompkins, MD
Associate Voluntary Professor, Department of Dermatology; University of California, San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, California; Private Practice, West Dermatology; La Jolla, California

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 educational session materials for this activity and speakers will provide a disclosure slide for each presentation which they will also disclose verbally onsite.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021
8:15 AM Clinical Pearls for Reproductive Physiology
G. Wright Bates, Jr., MD
9:00 AM Common Dermatologic Problems in Women
Stacy Tompkins, MD
9:45 AM Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
10:30 AM Current Concepts of Amniotic Fluid Embolism
(Rx = 15 minutes)
11:15 AM Assessment of First Trimester Bleeding
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Julie Lamppa, APRN, CNM
12:00 PM Thrombophilia & Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Donna Dizon-Townson, MD, FACOG
12:45 PM Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
Thursday, July 22, 2021
8:00 AM Management of Early Pregnancy Loss
(Rx = 5 minutes)
Julie Lamppa, APRN, CNM
8:45 AM PCOS Update
(Rx = 20 minutes)
G. Wright Bates, Jr., MD
9:30 AM Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
10:15 AM Vulvar & Pregnancy-Related Dermatoses
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Stacy Tompkins, MD
11:00 AM Non-Hormonal Management of Menopausal Symptoms
(Rx = 10 minutes)
G. Wright Bates, Jr., MD
11:45 AM Skin Cancers: Risks & Recognition
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Stacy Tompkins, MD
12:30 PM Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
Friday, July 23, 2021
3:00 PM A - Can We Avoid Shoulder Dystocia & Brachial Plexopathy?
3:00 PM B - Case Studies in Infertility: Endometriosis, Fibroids, and Beyond
G. Wright Bates, Jr., MD
3:00 PM C - Cosmetic Rejuvenation: An Update on Minimally Invasive Techniques
Stacy Tompkins, MD
3:00 PM D - Thrombophilia Quiz Show: Who & When to Screen & How to Treat
Donna Dizon-Townson, MD, FACOG
4:45 PM A - Can We Avoid Shoulder Dystocia & Brachial Plexopathy?
4:45 PM B - Case Studies in Infertility: Endometriosis, Fibroids, and Beyond
G. Wright Bates, Jr., MD
4:45 PM C - Cosmetic Rejuvenation: An Update on Minimally Invasive Techniques
Stacy Tompkins, MD
4:45 PM D - Thrombophilia Quiz Show: Who & When to Screen & How to Treat
Donna Dizon-Townson, MD, FACOG
Saturday, July 24, 2021
8:00 AM Opioid Use. Abuse, and Dependency During Pregnancy
(Rx = 25 minutes)
Donna Dizon-Townson, MD, FACOG
8:45 AM Preparing for Severe Postpartum Hemorrhage
(Rx = 15 minutes)
9:30 AM Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
10:15 AM Update on Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy
(Rx = 15 minutes)
11:00 AM Gestational Diabetes: An Update
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Faculty Panel & Audience
11:45 AM Getting Familiar With the Unfamiliar: Uncommon Topics in Obstetrics
Julie Lamppa, APRN, CNM
12:30 PM Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
Rx = Pharmacotherapeutic CEUs for nurses will be granted for these sessions

Conference group rates have been arranged at the Big Sky 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.


(Double Occupancy)
(All accommodations are non-smoking and include complimentary internet access in room and throughout resort)
Huntley Lodge: Main hotel lodge containing the Conference Center and spa.
Huntley rooms offer air conditioning window unit.
Huntley First Class (Room) $225/night 4 375 Rooms have two queen beds, mini refrigerator, TV, one bathroom, wet bar, coffeemaker, iron & ironing board, and blow dryer.
Shoshone Building: Attached to the Huntley Lodge & Conference Center
Most rooms face Lone Mountain or Andesite Mountain
Shoshone 1-Bedroom Condo $245/night 6 790 Has a private bedroom with one queen bed,1-3/4 bathrooms, Murphy bed and double sleeper sofa in living room, fully-equipped kitchen, gas fireplace, and a small balcony.
Summit Building: Euro-Western luxury hotel adjacent to the Mountain Village
A two-minute walk to the Huntley Lodge & Conference Center
*Summit Studio
$285/night 4 450 Has a queen pull-down Murphy bed, kitchen, dining area, and bathroom.
*Summit Hotel (2 Queen Beds)
(Must call Symposia Medicus for availability)
$295/night 4 400 Has two queen beds, wet bar, and bathroom.
*Summit Hotel (King Bed)
(Must call Symposia Medicus for availability)
$305/night 2 400 Has one king bed, wet bar, and bathroom.
*Summit 1-Bedroom Condo
(Must call Symposia Medicus for availability)
$375/night 6 880 Has one or two queen beds, one sleeper sofa, full kitchen, dining area, and two bathrooms.
*Summit 2-Bedroom Condo
(Must call Symposia Medicus for availability)
$425/night 8 1300 Has one queen bed in one bedroom, one king or two queen beds in second bedroom, and queen sleeper sofa in living room; three bathrooms, full kitchen and, fireplace.
*Summit 3-Bedroom Condo
(Must call Symposia Medicus for availability)
$555/night 10 1770 Same as Summit 2-Bedroom Condo with an adjoining hotel room.
Village Center: Located between the Summit and Shoshone buildings and
adjacent to the Huntley Lodge & Conference Center
Village Studio $285/night 4 432 Has queen pull-down Murphy bed, microwave, coffeemaker, small refrigerator and dishwasher, and one bathroom.

*Units are VERY limited. Reserve early, call Symposia Medicus for availability at (925) 969-1789.

If you are traveling alone and would like to inquire about single rates, please call Symposia Medicus at (925) 969-1789.

For information regarding COVID-19, health, and safety at the hotel, please visit

Hotel Policies

  • Above conference group rates are per room, per night and do not include the following (subject to change):
    - 8% state accommodation tax
    - 4% resort tax
    - 10% resort service fee

The resort service fee includes: pool access, scenic lift ticket (1 guest per day), fireworks on special occasions, bellman shuttle for transport within the Big Sky community, children’s activities in the Huntley Lodge lobby, nightly movies in the amphitheater (based on availability), luggage storage with bell staff on arrival or departure, concierge assistance with boarding passes, and self-parking. Items listed are subject to change.

  • Maximum guestroom occupancy as stated above cannot be exceeded
  • Mandatory additional occupant charge (over two in room), 7 years and older, is $10 per person, per night (includes daily buffet breakfast, taxes, and gratuities)
  • Children 6 years and under are complimentary staying in room with adult (includes daily buffet breakfast, taxes, and gratuities) – not to exceed stated maximum occupancy
  • Rollaway beds are available at an additional cost of $20 per night (subject to availability and change)
  • Cribs are available on a complimentary basis (subject to availability and change)
  • Check-in time is 5:00pm 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: Self-parking is complimentary. Valet is $20 per day (subject to change).

Cancellation Policies

  • Conference cancellations must be made in writing (via email) to Symposia Medicus and a refund, less a 10% processing fee, will be given. No refunds will be made if cancellation is received after June 16, 2021; however, tuition, less a 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 by May 19, 2021. Between May 19, 2021 and June 16, 2021, one night’s deposit is forfeited. After June 16, 2021, no hotel refunds can be made.
  • All cancellations must be emailed to 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.

Each registrant will have online access to educational session materials. The educational session materials will be available for download approximately one week prior to the conference (you’ll receive an email with instructions).

If you are unable to attend this conference, you may purchase an electronic copy of the educational session materials one week after the conference. Please email for more information.


You will fly into Bozeman, Montana (BZN), which is approximately one hour from the Big Sky Resort. 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.

Please check directly with the airlines for updated information on their COVID-19 policies.

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 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 ECMD447 in the “Discount Code” box, located at the right hand side of the page.
Delta Airlines   For discounts on Delta Airlines, please visit, 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 NY34X in 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 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 ZJVS420980 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


Option 1 – Personalized Shuttle Transportation

Karst Stage offers scheduled service from the airport seven (7) days a week.

To make reservations, please visit Choose Airport Shuttle Tickets, then select from Bozeman Yellowstone International to Huntley-Shoshone-Village Center and your travel information. Be sure to enter SYMED in the promo code box to receive 15% off adult transportation rates. The discount will be applied in the payment section.

If you have any questions or need assistance booking online, please contact Kira Sines at (406) 556-3506.

Children 3-12 years old are half the adult price and children under three (3) are free (subject to change).

It is recommended to select a shuttle that leaves a minimum of 30 minutes after landing at the airport. Upon your return, it is recommended to book a shuttle that picks you up at least three (3) hours prior to your flight. If you have any concerns regarding your flight times, please contact Karst Stage at (406) 556-3500 for assistance.

All reservations will be confirmed by email, along with your transportation tickets. It is recommended that you print your confirmation letter, read it carefully for accuracy, and be sure to print and take your tickets with you when you travel. A MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover card will be required to guarantee your reservation. Your credit card will be charged upon submission of your reservation online. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance.

No refunds will be given for reservations cancelled with less than 24 hours’ notice.

If you are delayed, miss a flight, or your flight is cancelled, please contact Karst Stage at (406) 556-3500.

Upon arrival at the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, before claiming your luggage, check-in at the Karst Stage counter, conveniently located in ground transportation near baggage claim. You will be given instructions on where to meet. A Karst Stage representative will also go over with you in detail your return ticket information (pick-up date, time, and location). Your return shuttle will be scheduled to get you to Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport at least 1½ hours before your flight is scheduled to depart.

Option 2 – Shuttle/Taxi Service

To make reservations, please contact Shuttle to Big Sky & Taxi at (406) 995-4895 or

Rates for a shared shuttle/taxi from the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport to the Big Sky Resort are approximately $82 per person, for two people, one way, or $142 for one person, one way. For private shuttle rates and more information, please visit their website.

Please make your reservations 48 hours or more prior to arrival, and cancellations and/or changes also must be made 48 hours prior to arrival.

Option 3 – 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 below and the conference/airport location when making your reservations. Please see below:

AVIS   800-331-1600   AWD # B766625
Budget   800-772-3773   BCD # U076767


Self-parking is complimentary for conference guests and valet is available for $20 per day.

The setting for our conference is the beautiful Big Sky Resort, nestled in the majestic Northwestern Rockies, just an hour’s drive from Bozeman, Montana.

Big Sky is host to a multitude of summer activities. Take a scenic chair-lift ride up Lone Mountain and experience wonderful hiking and mountain biking, enjoy an invigorating horseback ride, or take to the rivers for incredible fly fishing and whitewater rafting. Big Sky also offers an 18-hole golf course, as well as a number of tennis courts, all offering spectacular views of the surrounding mountains.

The resort’s close proximity to Yellowstone National Park (the northwest border of the park is just 18 miles away) is yet another element of Big Sky’s appeal. Plan to spend time observing the nation’s most impressive geysers and hot springs, including “Old Faithful Geyser,” and be awestruck by the ever-present wildlife and majestic scenery in our country’s first established National Park.

Big Sky Resort is a self-contained village with many restaurants from which to choose, as well as live evening entertainment and dancing. The resort has a giant heated indoor/outdoor swimming pool, full spa, and whirlpools to help soothe those aching muscles at the end of a busy day. A full range of shops are available in and around Big Sky Resort offering everything from hiking supplies to fine art.

Whatever your pleasure, you’ll be sure to find it in Big Sky, at our 28thAnnual Summer Conference on Obstetrics and Gynecology.