Conference #1601
29th Annual Conference on Office Gynecology & Women's Health for the Primary Care Provider


February 9 - 12, 2022
Kauai, Hawaii



 
See Tuition information for pricing and attendance options.
Proof of full vaccination and face masks required for in-person attendance.

CONFERENCE DESCRIPTION

In the current era of spiraling medical costs, it has become increasingly important for primary care providers to become adept at evaluating and treating gynecologic issues. Taking place over the course of four days, our 29th Annual Conference on Office Gynecology & Women’s Health for the Primary Care Provider will present practical, clinical updates on a full range of women’s health and gynecologic challenges, including the diagnosis and management of common gynecologic complaints, contraception, depression, migraine headaches, depression, menopause, heart disease, and endocrine disorders. Our expert faculty will provide you with skills and strategies for application and implementation into your practice as they address each of these topics. During the in-depth breakout sessions, you will develop and refine your technique on treating various women’s health topics, including colposcopy, headaches, oral contraceptive pill (OCP) problems, and dermatology. 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 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.


CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

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

  • Manage abnormal Pap smear results
  • Evaluate and manage abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Counsel patients on new contraceptive options
  • Recognize common skin disorders
  • Explain common therapies for the treatment of PCOS
  • Recognize and manage migraine headaches

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 19 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 19 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

Nurse Practitioners/Nurses
The ANCC contact hours awarded for completion of this conference are 19.
 
Provider is also approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP2335, for 22.8 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 4.5 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.

 
Camelia Davtyan, MD, FACP
Clinical Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; Director, Women’s Health, UCLA Comprehensive Health Program; Los Angeles, California
 
Charles C. Flippen II, MD, FAAN, FANA
Richard D. & Ruth P. Walter, Professor of Clinical Neurology; Vice Chair for Education Residency Program; Director Department of Neurology; David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California
 
Matthew Freeby, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine Director, Gonda Diabetes Center; Associate Director, Diabetes Clinical Programs, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; Los Angeles, California
 
Jennifer Haley, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California
 
Krystyna McNicoll, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Family Medicine; David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; Los Angeles, California; St. John's Physician Partners, Pacific Palisades, California
 
Martin Quan, MD - Conference Chairperson
Professor of Clinical Family Medicine; Director, Office of Continuing Medical Education; David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; Vice Chair for Academic Affairs, UCLA Department of Family Medicine; Los Angeles, 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, February 9, 2022
 
8:15 AMA Clinical Approach to Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding
(Rx = 5 minutes)
Camelia Davtyan, MD, FACP
 
9:00Work-Up of the Abnormal Pap Smear
Krystyna McNicoll, MD
 
9:45Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
10:30Common Skin Disorders in Women
(Rx = 5 minutes)
Jennifer Haley, MD
 
11:15Migraine Headache: A Clinical Update
(Rx = 10 minutes)
Charles C. Flippen II, MD, FAAN, FANA
 
12:00 PMCase Studies in Vaginitis
(Rx = 20 minutes)
Martin Quan, MD
 
12:45Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
Thursday, February 10, 2022
 
8:00 AMPCOS: Nuts & Bolts
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Matthew Freeby, MD
 
8:45Contraception Update: 2022
(Rx = 45 minutes)
Martin Quan, MD
 
9:35Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
10:15Breast Cancer Screening & Prevention
(Rx = 5 minutes)
Camelia Davtyan, MD, FACP
 
11:00Depression: Meeting the Clinical Challenge
(Rx = 30 minutes)
Martin Quan, MD
 
11:45Obesity Management: A Clinical Approach
(Rx = 20 minutes)
Matthew Freeby, MD
 
12:30 PMQuestions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
Friday, February 11, 2022
 
3:00 PMSmall Group Breakouts – Session One

● Basic Colposcopy

Krystyna McNicoll, MD
 
 ● Headache Workshop
Charles C. Flippen II, MD, FAAN, FANA
 
 ● Management of Common Oral Contraceptive Pill (OCP) Problems
Martin Quan, MD
 
 ● Office Dermatology
Jennifer Haley, MD
 
4:30Small Group Breakouts – Session Two

● Basic Colposcopy

Krystyna McNicoll, MD
 
 ● Headache Workshop
Charles C. Flippen II, MD, FAAN, FANA
 
 ● Management of Common Oral Contraceptive Pill (OCP) Problems
Martin Quan, MD
 
 ● Office Dermatology
Jennifer Haley, MD
 
6:00Small Group Breakouts – Session Three

● Basic Colposcopy

Krystyna McNicoll, MD
 
 ● Headache Workshop
Charles C. Flippen II, MD, FAAN, FANA
 
 ● Management of Common Oral Contraceptive Pill (OCP) Problems
Martin Quan, MD
 
 ● Office Dermatology
Jennifer Haley, MD
 
Saturday, February 12, 2022
 
8:00 AMWomen & Heart Disease
(Rx = 5 minutes)
Camelia Davtyan, MD, FACP
 
8:45Type 2 Diabetes: A Clinical Update
(Rx = 30 minutes)
Matthew Freeby, MD
 
9:30Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
10:15Osteoporosis: State-of-the-Art
(Rx = 20 minutes)
Matthew Freeby, MD
 
11:00Menopause Hormone Therapy: Where Are We Now? (
(Rx = 45 minutes)
Martin Quan, MD
 
11:50An Approach to Urinary Incontinence
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Krystyna McNicoll, MD
 
12:35 PMQuestions & 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 Royal Sonesta Kauai 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 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

Garden View (Single/Double)
King Bed - ($348/night, Max. Occupancy: 3)
Two Queen Beds - ($358/night, Max. Occupancy: 4)
Wake up to tranquil views of the hotel gardens or spend time outside on the private patio admiring the lush tropical greenery. Spacious guest rooms feature island-inspired décor with details that reflect the tranquil, tropical surroundings. Each room offers 1 king bed (with sofa bed) or 2 queen beds, complimentary coffee, tea, bath amenities, in-room safe, flat-screen TV, mini-refrigerator, and balcony.

Pool View (Single/Double)
King Bed - ($408/night, Max. Occupancy: 3)
Two Queen Beds - ($418/night, Max. Occupancy: 4)
Enjoy sweeping views of the resort through floor-to-ceiling windows. Oversees tropical resort grounds and Hawaii’s largest single level swimming pool. Spacious guest rooms feature island-inspired décor with details that reflect the tranquil, tropical surroundings. Each room offers 1 king bed (with sofa bed) or 2 queen beds, complimentary coffee, tea, bath amenities, in-room safe, flat-screen TV, mini-refrigerator, and balcony.

Ocean View (Single/Double)
King Bed - ($481/night, Max. Occupancy: 3)
Two Queen Beds - ($491/night, Max. Occupancy: 4)
The lanai outside of the ocean view guest room will get you one step closer to the warm Pacific breeze and breathtaking views of Mount Haupu. Spacious guest rooms feature island-inspired décor with details that reflect the tranquil, tropical surroundings. Each room offers 1 king bed (with sofa bed) or 2 queen beds, complimentary coffee, tea, bath amenities, in-room safe, flat-screen TV, mini-refrigerator, and balcony.

Ocean Suite (Single/Double)
King Bed - ($771/night, Max. Occupancy: 4)
Get inspired or enjoy quiet contemplation in the tropical oasis of the semi-private lanai, overlooking Kalapaki Beach and Pool. This suite offers 1 king bed, complimentary coffee, tea, bath amenities, in-room safe, flat-screen TV, mini-refrigerator, sofa bed, and balcony.

By booking your lodging with Symposia Medicus, the Resort Fee charge of $40.00 plus 14.962% tax, per room, per night is discounted to $20.00 plus tax, per room, per night. The Resort Fee includes: password-free internet access, in-room coffee & tea, self-parking, business & fitness center access, one-time 24-hour GoPro camera demo (subject to availability), use of Beats Pill speaker, daily snorkel rental for two people per room, one-hour tennis court usage per person, per day (rackets available for a fee), 10-minute stand up paddle clinic (available Monday-Friday 12-2pm, weather permitting), use of Titleist golf clubs on the practice range when purchasing a basket of practice balls, 30-minute golf chipping clinic, golf putting instruction at Guidepost, live entertainment (special events not included), and local phone calls. Items listed are subject to change.

For information regarding COVID-19, health, and safety at the hotel, please visit: https://www.sonesta.com/safe-stays-royal-sonesta-kauai-resort-lihue

Hotel Policies

  • Above conference group rates are per room, per night and DO NOT include the following (subject to change):
    - 17.962% state & local taxes.
    - $20.00 (plus 17.962% tax) resort fee (discounted from $25.00, plus tax).
     
  • Mandatory additional adult charge (18 years & older) is $37.00/adult (ages 13 & older) and $22.61/children (ages 0-12) includes gratuities and taxes - not to exceed stated room maximum occupancy.
     
  • Rollaway beds (subject to availability and change) are $50.00 per night, plus tax.
     
  • Cribs 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 to ensure that funds are available. Holds are placed on your account for your entire stay, plus $100/day for 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. As you charge more to your room, the hold will increase.
     
  • Parking: Self-parking is complimentary. Valet is available at $28.00 plus tax, per day (subject to change) for hotel and non-hotel guests.
     
Vaccination/Face Mask Policy

    You must be fully vaccinated in order to attend a Symposia Medicus conference in-person. Proof of vaccination in the form of vaccination record card, a photo of your vaccination card, and QR code (via paper, your smartphone or other portable electronic device). You can submit this prior to the conference via email (to info@symposiamedicus.org) or in-person at the conference venue.

    Face masks are required in the conference room. Symposia Medicus will have disposable masks available at the registration desk.

    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 January 5, 2022; 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 December 8, 2021. Between December 9, 2021 and January 5, 2022, one night’s deposit is forfeited. After January 5, 2022, 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.

    BEFORE TRAVELING

    There are detailed requirements and instructions for all visitors to Hawaii, which may include mandated quarantine, pre-travel testing, or proof of vaccination. Visit the Hawaii Tourism Authority or State of Hawaii websites for current information about these requirements and please note that these mandates are subject to change. Visitors are encouraged to stay up to date on the latest restrictions, advisories, and travel alerts that are in place leading up to your planned stay.

    For more information please visit: https://www.gohawaii.com/travel-requirements
     

    AIR TRAVEL INFORMATION

    You will fly into Lihue Airport (LIH), which is approximately one (1) mile from the Royal Sonesta Kauai Resort. A courtesy resort shuttle is available 24 hours a day to and from the airport for resort guests.

    Symposia Medicus has arranged for discount fares with Alaska, Delta, Hawaiian, 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 ECMD723 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 NMV3E in the “Meeting Code” box.
    For questions, please call the Delta Airlines Convention Desk at (800) 328-2216.

    Hawaiian Airlines
    For discounts on Hawaiian Airlines flights, please book online at https://www.hawaiianairlines.com/our-services/products-and-programs/preferred-affiliate and insert SYMPOSIA MED into the “Preferred Affiliate Program Code” box, located at the right-hand side of page.

    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 ZKBQ178725 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

    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
    www.avis.com
    800-331-1600
    AWD # B766625

    Budget
    www.budget.com
    800-772-3773
    BCD # U076767

    CONFERENCE LOCATION

    Hawaii's “Garden Island” awaits you and it certainly lives up to its nickname. Marvel at the emerald valleys, tropical rainforests, cascading waterfalls, sharp mountain spires, and sheer cliffs. The majestic natural scenery of the island is humbling to behold.

    Nestled amidst the lush greenery of Kauai, the Royal Sonesta Kauai Resort is a Garden Island oasis of its own. Take in a glorious setting on golden sands, with opportunities to indulge in beachside spa treatments, five restaurants offering a variety of cuisines, a weekly luau, and the largest one-level pool in Hawaii.

    Make yourself at home in your stylish, modern guest room, with views of the ocean, gardens, or pool. And when you set out to explore, the natural beauty of Hanalei Bay and the nearby Waimea Canyon State Park are sure to fill your days in paradise with enchantment.

    There are so many outdoor adventures to choose from. Kayak the Wailua River, snorkel on Poipu Beach, hike the trails of Kokee State Park, or zip-line above Kauai's lush valleys. Or make island-time your time and relax at the resort and enjoy the small town settings and Hawaiian culture.

    Whatever your pleasure, you'll be sure to find it on Kauai, at our 29th Annual Conference on Office Gynecology & Women's Health for the Primary Care Provider.