CONFERENCE DESCRIPTION

Taking place over the course of four days, our 29th Annual Fall Conference on Issues in Women’s Health is designed for OB/GYNs, family physicians, certified nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, PAs, nurses, and all other healthcare professionals who care for female patients. Covering a wide array of topics such as menopause, abnormal uterine bleeding, sexual health, and urinary incontinence, our expert faculty will discuss the latest evidence-based advancements in women’s healthcare, 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 situations concerning women’s health.

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.
 

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

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

  • Recognize vulvar manifestations of common dermatoses
  • Describe hormonal effects on migraine headaches
  • Offer a full range of treatment options for patients with urinary incontinence
  • Name three components of the sexual dysfunction evaluation
  • Form a treatment plan for mild, moderate, and severe rheumatoid arthritis

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

TUITION PRICING FOR IN-PERSON
 
  EARLY
If postmarked by
August 25, 2021
REGULAR
If postmarked after
August 25, 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.
 
ATTENDANCE OPTIONS 
 
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.

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; OR
     
  • By mail; make check payable to Symposia Medicus and send along with registration form to:
    399 Taylor Blvd., Suite 201, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-2287

Conference registration will be confirmed via email.

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

ATTENDEE REQUIREMENTS

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.

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 nursing continuing professional development 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™

Pharmacotherapeutic CEUs for Nurses
This activity is designated for a maximum of 4 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.

 
Peng T. Fan, MD, FACP
Clinical Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; Los Angeles, California
 
Michael Fialkow, MD, MPH
Professor, Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Washington School of Medicine; Seattle, Washington
 
Jay Goldberg, MD, MSCP - Conference Co-Chairperson
Professor; Vice Chairman; Director of Philadelphia Fibroid Center; Department of OB/GYN, Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Tami S. Rowen, MD, MS
Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences; UCSF Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences; Director; UCSF Center for Sexual Health; University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine; San Francisco, California
 
Stacy Tompkins, MD - Conference Co-Chairperson
Associate Voluntary Professor, Department of Dermatology; University of California, San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, California; Private Practice, West Dermatology; La Jolla, 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 educational session materials for this activity and speakers will provide a disclosure slide for each presentation which they will also disclose verbally onsite.

 
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
 
8:15 AM Evaluation of a Woman With Multiple Aches & Pains
Peng T. Fan, MD, FACP
 
 
9:00 AM Common Dermatologic Problems in Women
Stacy Tompkins, MD
 
 
9:45 AM Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
 
10:30 AM Cervical Screening & Treatment Update
(Rx = 20 minutes)
Jay Goldberg, MD, MSCP
 
 
11:15 AM Evaluation & Management of Urinary Incontinence
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Michael Fialkow, MD, MPH
 
 
12:00 PM Female Sexual Dysfunction: Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Tami S. Rowen, MD, MS
 
 
12:45 PM Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
 
Thursday, November 4, 2021
 
8:00 AM Evaluation & Treatment of Menstrual Migraines
(Rx = 35 minutes)
Jay Goldberg, MD, MSCP
 
 
8:45 AM Arthritis in Women: Treatment Options
(Rx = 20 minutes)
Peng T. Fan, MD, FACP
 
 
9:30 AM Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
 
10:15 AM Managing Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: PALM-COEIN
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Jay Goldberg, MD, MSCP
 
 
11:00 AM Current Management Options for Women With Autoimmune Disorders
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Peng T. Fan, MD, FACP
 
 
11:45 AM Management Options for Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections
(Rx = 20 minutes)
Michael Fialkow, MD, MPH
 
 
12:30 PM Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
 
Friday, November 5, 2021
 
3:00 PM Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromyalgia: Case Studies
Peng T. Fan, MD, FACP
 
 
3:00 PM Cosmetic Rejuvenation: An Update on Minimally Invasive Techniques
Stacy Tompkins, MD
 
 
3:00 PM Gynecologic Conditions & Their Effects on Sexual Health
Tami S. Rowen, MD, MS
 
 
3:00 PM Women’s Healthcare Risk Management: Case Studies
Jay Goldberg, MD, MSCP
 
 
4:45 PM Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromyalgia: Case Studies
Peng T. Fan, MD, FACP
 
 
4:45 PM Cosmetic Rejuvenation: An Update on Minimally Invasive Techniques
Stacy Tompkins, MD
 
 
4:45 PM Gynecologic Conditions & Their Effects on Sexual Health
Tami S. Rowen, MD, MS
 
 
4:45 PM Women’s Healthcare Risk Management: Case Studies
Jay Goldberg, MD, MSCP
 
 
Saturday, November 6, 2021
 
8:00 AM Hypoactive Sexual Desire: Diagnosis & Current Treatment Options
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Tami S. Rowen, MD, MS
 
 
8:45 AM An Overview of Vulvar Dermatological Disorders
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Stacy Tompkins, MD
 
 
9:30 AM Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
 
10:15 AM Overactive Bladder: Update on Newer Treatment Options
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Michael Fialkow, MD, MPH
 
 
11:00 AM Menopausal Hormone Therapy: Fact vs. Fiction
(Rx = 20 minutes)
Tami S. Rowen, MD, MS
 
 
11:45 AM Skin Cancers: Risks & Recognition
(Rx = 20 minutes)
Stacy Tompkins, MD
 
 
12:30 PM Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
Rx = Pharmacotherapeutic CEUs for nurses will be granted for these sessions
 

Hotel Policies

  • Above conference group rates are per room, per night and do not include the following (subject to change):
    - Premium wine
    - Spa and/or salon services
    - Laundry & dry-cleaning services
    - Airport transfers
    - Telephone calls & business center
  • Maximum occupancy is:
    - Three adults (13 years & older), or
    - Three adults (13 years & older) and one child (12 years & under); or
    - Two adults (13 years & older) and two children (12 years & under)
  • Mandatory additional child charge (normally $67 per child ages 3-12 years old) is WAIVED when booking with Symposia Medicus – not to exceed stated maximum occupancy
     
    Children 2 years & under are complimentary – not to exceed stated maximum occupancy
     
    Bed Type Requests: Where applicable, you can select one or two beds; however, requests cannot be guaranteed until check-in
     
    Rollaway beds are complimentary, however, only allowed in Jr. Suites (based on availability and subject to change)
     
    Cribs (only allowed in the family section) are available on a complimentary basis, subject to availability and change
     
    Check-in time is 4:00pm 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.
     
    Credit/Debit Card Policy: Upon check-in, the hotel requires a credit card or debit card and will charge your full stay (even if you have pre-paid). If using a debit card, the amount may be immediately deducted from your account. Upon check-out, the hotel will charge the credit card for your incidental charges. The length of time for which the unused funds will be released back on your credit or debit account varies from bank to bank.
     
    Parking: Self and valet parking are complimentary for conference guests

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 September 29, 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 September 1, 2021. Between September 2, 2021 and September 29, 2021, one night’s deposit is forfeited. After September 29, 2021, no hotel refunds can be made.
     
  • All cancellations must be emailed to registrar@symposiamedicus.org 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.
     

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

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 publications@symposiamedicus.org for more information

AIR TRAVEL INFORMATION

You will fly into the Cancun International Airport (CUN), which is approximately 1½ hours from Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa. 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 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 ECMD506 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 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 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 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

CONFERENCE LOCATION

Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa is an escape to a tropical paradise, perfectly situated in the history-rich town of Tulum in the Riviera Maya. A secluded stretch of sugar-white sand beach and 44 acres of lush, blossoming gardens grace this beautiful resort. The Mayan ruins of ancient Tulum and the Xel-Ha natural aqua park are nearby attractions that the whole family will enjoy. At Dreams Tulum, a AAA Four Diamond award-winning resort, luxury has never looked so good.

The resort goes far beyond the all-inclusive experience with Unlimited-Luxury®, where nearly everything is included. Enjoy spacious rooms and suites, reservation-free dining at nine different restaurants, the Explorer’s Club for Kids, and so much more.

Tulum is full of great restaurants, a variety of nightlife, bars, shopping, and other local attractions. Immerse yourself in a truly authentic experience and discover the Mayan culture prevalent in the area. This untouched part of the Mexican Caribbean, located a short drive south of Playa del Carmen, offers its visitors the opportunity to discover magical and uncrowded places such as the ancient ruins of Coba. Adventure-seekers will also be able to enjoy activities such as swimming in the crystal-clear waters of the underground caves called cenotes.

Whatever your pleasure, you’ll be sure to find it in Tulum, Riviera Maya, Mexico, at our 29th Annual Fall Conference on Issues in Women’s Health.