Taking place over the course of four days, our 27th Annual Conference on Women’s Health: Care of Women Over 50 is designed for OB/GYNs, family physicians, certified nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, PAs, nurses, and all other healthcare professionals involved with the care of women over 50. Covering a wide array of topics such as female sexual dysfunction, vulvar dermatology, hormone replacement therapy (HRT), cardiovascular health, and depression, 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 women’s health 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.
 

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

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

  • State the potential risks and benefits of hormone replacement with patients
  • Define an approach to screening/assessing sexual problems and clarify biological and psychosocial components to the problem
  • Effectively diagnose gynecologic cancer in an office setting
  • Implement lifestyle practices and nutrition for healthy aging
  • Differentiate between normal and diseased vulvovaginal skin

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
September 22, 2021
REGULAR
If postmarked after
September 22, 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 TM. 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 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.

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 TM

Pharmacotherapeutic CEUs for Nurses
This activity is designated for a maximum of 6.25 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.

 
Lisa Barroilhet, MD
Associate Professor of Gynecologic Oncology; University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health; Madison, Wisconsin
 
Anders L. Carlson, MD
Medical Director, International Diabetes Center; Endocrinologist & Medical Director of the Diabetes Program, HealthPartners; Associate Professor, University of Minnesota Medical School; Minneapolis, Minnesota
 
Gretchen Lentz, MD - Conference Co-Chairperson
Professor & Division Director of Urogynecology; Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology; Adjunct Professor of Urology, Director of the Pelvic Health Center; University of Washington Medical Center; Seattle, Washington
 
Toby Maurer, MD
Professor, Department of Dermatology, Indiana University School of Medicine; Indianapolis, Indiana; Professor Emeritus, University of California, San Francisco; San Francisco, California
 
Seema M. Patel, MD, MPH - Conference Co-Chairperson
Functional Medicine Physician; Center for Functional Medicine; Cleveland Clinic; Cleveland, Ohio

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, December 1, 2021
 
8:15 AM Dermatologic Skin Conditions in Women Over 50
(Rx = 20 minutes)
Toby Maurer, MD
 
 
9:00 AM Female Sexual Dysfunction Dilemmas
(Rx = 25 minutes)
Gretchen Lentz, MD
 
 
9:45 AM Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
 
10:30 AM An Integrative Approach to Depression
(Rx = 45 minutes)
Seema M. Patel, MD, MPH
 
 
11:15 AM The Role of Hormone Replacement Therapy After Menopause: When Is the Right Time?
(Rx = 30 minutes)
Anders L. Carlson, MD
 
 
12:00 PM Gynecologic Cancers in Post-Menopausal Women
Lisa Barroilhet, MD
 
 
12:45 PM Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
 
Thursday, December 2, 2021
 
8:00 AM Difficult Treatment Decisions in Osteoporosis
(Rx = 20 minutes)
Anders L. Carlson, MD
 
 
8:45 AM Female Urinary Incontinence: Diagnosis & Treatment
(Rx = 25 minutes)
Gretchen Lentz, MD
 
 
9:30 AM Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
 
10:15 AM Bladder Problems That Aren’t Incontinence
(Rx = 20 minutes)
Gretchen Lentz, MD
 
 
11:00 AM Silent Inflammation & How to Optimize Cardiovascular Health
(Rx = 45 minutes)
Seema M. Patel, MD, MPH
 
 
11:45 AM Case Studies in Thyroid Disease
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Anders L. Carlson, MD
 
 
12:30 PM Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
 
Friday, December 3, 2021
 
3:00 PM Conservative & Surgical Options for Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Gretchen Lentz, MD
 
 
3:00 PM Diabetes Management in 2021: Case-Based Update on Management & Technology
Anders L. Carlson, MD
 
 
3:00 PM Pros & Cons of Cosmetic Dermatology
Toby Maurer, MD
 
 
3:00 PM Work-Up of the Pelvic Mass in a Female Patient
Lisa Barroilhet, MD
 
 
4:45 PM Conservative & Surgical Options for Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Gretchen Lentz, MD
 
 
4:45 PM Diabetes Management in 2021: Case-Based Update on Management & Technology
Anders L. Carlson, MD
 
 
4:45 PM Pros & Cons of Cosmetic Dermatology
Toby Maurer, MD
 
 
4:45 PM Work-Up of the Pelvic Mass in a Female Patient
Lisa Barroilhet, MD
 
 
Saturday, December 4, 2021
 
8:00 AM Puzzling Dermatologic Vulvovaginal Cases
(Rx = 25 minutes)
Toby Maurer, MD
 
 
8:45 AM An Integrative Approach to Common Sleep Complaints
(Rx = 45 minutes)
Seema M. Patel, MD, MPH
 
 
9:30 AM Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
 
10:15 AM Dermatologic Procedures for the Primary Care Practice
Toby Maurer, MD
 
 
11:00 AM Ovarian Cancer Prevention & Early Detection
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Lisa Barroilhet, MD
 
 
11:45 AM Healthy Aging: An Integrative & Functional Medicine Approach
(Rx = 45 minutes)
Seema M. Patel, MD, MPH
 
 
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 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

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 (Single/Double) - $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 (Single/Double) - $319/night
Located on the north and south sides of the hotel, offering a partial view of Seven Mile Beach. Ground floor rooms have patios and all upper level rooms have balconies.

Ocean/Pool View (Single/Double) - $349/night
Located in the interior of the hotel with views of the pool area and 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 (Single/Double) - $449/night
Located on the second floor of the hotel with an unobstructed view of Seven Mile Beach and includes a balcony.
(Very limited availability, must call Symposia Medicus to reserve)

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 boarding, 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.

Hotel Policies

  • Above conference group rates are per room, per night and do not include the following (subject to change):
    - 13% Government Tax
    - 11% 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 and rollaway beds are available at $15/day (subject to availability and change)
     
  • 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) to Symposia Medicus and a refund, less a 10% processing fee, will be given. No refunds will be made if cancellation is received after October 27, 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 29, 2021. Between September 30, 2021 and October 27, 2021, one night’s deposit is forfeited. After October 27, 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.
     

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.

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 and United Airlines for this conference. Reservations can be made either through your travel agency or through the airline 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.

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.

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. A 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 premier location for fun and relaxation. The resort has easy access to Grand Cayman’s best attractions including scuba diving, shopping, snorkeling, and golfing. Spend time at the oversized outdoor pool or enjoy luxurious private cabanas on the beach. Family and children’s activities are sure to keep everyone busy, so why not 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 27th Annual Conference on Women’s Health: Care of Women Over 50.