Conference #1607
29th Annual Spring Conference on High Risk Obstetrics

March 16 - 19, 2022
Maui, Hawaii

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


Designed for physicians, certified nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, PAs, nurses, and other allied healthcare professionals who face challenges in the care of the high-risk pregnant patient, our 29th Annual Spring Conference on High Risk Obstetrics takes place over the course of three days. Covering an array of topics including respiratory issues, preeclampsia, fetal monitoring, hemorrhaging, and opioid use, our expert faculty will discuss the latest evidence-based advancements in obstetric 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 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…

  • Review managing hemorrhage and disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC)
  • IIllustrate concepts of induction of labor in high risk case scenarios
  • Describe the legal issues associated with documentation, including clinical guidelines and protocols
  • Outline a therapeutic approach for gestational diabetes
  • Discuss COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy


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™. 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.

Certified Nurse Midwives
The American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) accepts Category 1 CME approval from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Physician Associates
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.

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 2.75 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.

Stephanie R. Martin, DO - Conference Co-Chairperson
Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist, Co-Owner & Medical Director, Clinical Concepts in Obstetrics, LLC; Scottsdale, Arizona
Julio Mateus Nino, MD, PhD
Associate Professor; Department of OBGYN; Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine; Atrium Health; Charlotte, North Carolina
Suzanne McMurtry Baird, DNP, RN
Co-Owner & Nursing Director, Clinical Concepts in Obstetrics, LLC; Adjunct Faculty, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing; Nashville, Tennessee
Lisa A. Miller, CNM, JD
Founder, Perinatal Risk Management & Education Services; Certified Nurse-Midwife; Vancouver, Washington
Shailen Shah, MD - Conference Co-Chairperson
Section Chief Perinatology; Medical Director & Lead Physician, Virtua Maternal Fetal Medicine; Voorhees, New Jersey


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, March 16, 2022
8:15 AMRespiratory Issues: Asthma, Pneumonia, and More
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Shailen Shah, MD
9:00Management of Hemorrhage & Use of Blood Products
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Stephanie R. Martin, DO
9:45Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
10:30Recognition of Maternal Compromise
(Rx = 5 minutes)
Suzanne McMurtry Baird, DNP, RN
11:15Maternal & Neonatal Long Term Adverse Effects Associated With Preeclampsia
(Rx = 10 minutes)
Julio Mateus Nino, MD, PhD
12:00 PMLegally Speaking: Documentation in Perinatal Care
Lisa A. Miller, CNM, JD
12:45Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
Thursday, March 17, 2022
8:00 AMFetal Monitoring: Applying a Standardized Approach Part I
Lisa A. Miller, CNM, JD
8:45Fetal Monitoring: Applying a Standardized Approach Part II
Lisa A. Miller, CNM, JD
9:30Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
10:15Hypertensive Crisis in Pregnancy: This Can Make Your Blood Boil!
(Rx = 30 minutes)
Shailen Shah, MD
11:00Medical Therapies of Gestational Diabetes
(Rx = 30 minutes)
Julio Mateus Nino, MD, PhD
11:45COVID-19 & Pregnancy
(Rx = 10 minutes)
Shailen Shah, MD
12:30 PMQuestions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
Friday, March 18, 2022
3:00 PMSmall Group Breakouts – Session One

● Case Studies in Cardiac Disease During Pregnancy: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly!

Shailen Shah, MD
 ● FHR Tracings Practicum
Lisa A. Miller, CNM, JD
 ● Opioid Use Disorder: Care Bundles in Pregnancy
Suzanne McMurtry Baird, DNP, RN
 ● Placenta Accreta Spectrum Disorder
Stephanie R. Martin, DO
4:45Small Group Breakouts – Session Two

● Case Studies in Cardiac Disease During Pregnancy: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly!

Shailen Shah, MD
 ● FHR Tracings Practicum
Lisa A. Miller, CNM, JD
 ● Opioid Use Disorder: Care Bundles in Pregnancy
Suzanne McMurtry Baird, DNP, RN
 ● Placenta Accreta Spectrum Disorder
Stephanie R. Martin, DO
Saturday, March 19, 2022
8:00 AMIdentifying & Managing Sepsis in Pregnancy
(Rx = 10 minutes)
Stephanie R. Martin, DO
8:45Best Practices During Induction of the High-Risk Patient
(Rx = 40 minutes)
Suzanne McMurtry Baird, DNP, RN
9:30Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
10:15Fetal Growth in Twins
Julio Mateus Nino, MD, PhD
11:00Maternal Critical Care: Team Development
Stephanie R. Martin, DO
12:30 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 Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa. Rooms at our group rates are limited and on a first come, first serve 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.


Resort View (Single/Double) - $309/night
Overlooking the gardens & landscaping

Golf Mountain View (Single/Double) - $389/night
View of the West Maui Mountains and Ka’anapali golf courses

Partial Ocean View (Single/Double) - $439/night
Partial view of the Pacific Ocean from the lanai

Deluxe Ocean View (Single/Double) - $469/night
Full view of the Pacific Ocean, overlooking the hotel grounds, pool, and ponds

Premier Ocean Front (Single/Double) - $509/night
Unobstructed view of the Pacific Ocean and the islands of Lana’i and Moloka’i

All rooms are approximately 450 sq. ft., and have either a king bed with a queen size pull-out sofa sleeper or two queen beds.

All accommodations offer a private lanai with glass balcony, LED television with remote control, cable movie channels, in-room pay movies, high-speed Wi-Fi, telephone with voicemail and message light, in-room mini fridge and coffeemaker, individual climate control air conditioning, full bath amenities, daily turndown service available, iron/ironing board, iHome® alarm clock radio and in-room safety-deposit box.

By booking your lodging with Symposia Medicus, the Resort Fee charge of $32.00 plus 17.416% tax, per room, per night is discounted to $20.00 plus tax. The Resort Fee includes: two reusable keepsake water bottles (per room, per stay, upon arrival) with access to filtered water and ice machines located on every guestroom floor and throughout the resort, 24-hour access to the oceanfront Stay Fit Gym, cultural programs including lei making, hula lessons, wildlife tours, and koi feedings, local & 800/888 phone calls, in-room coffee and tea, in-room safe, concierge services, daily yoga/fitness classes, resort shuttle service in Ka’anapali, unlimited daily tennis or basketball court time, tennis balls, racquets, and basketballs included, fresh flower lei greeting upon arrival, inkl App: access to current full-content newspapers and magazines viewable on your tablet or smartphone, beach portrait session and 5x7 print from Grins2Go at Hyatt Regency Maui, personalized guest request texting service: TEXT (808) 219-0608 for 24 hour assistance, 25% off non-discounted green fees at Ka’anapali Golf Courses, 10% discount on all non-sale apparel items at the Ka’anapali Golf Courses Pro Shop, 24 hour access to pool towels throughout the resort, backpack beach chair usage for all guestroom occupants. Items listed are subject to change.

By booking with Symposia Medicus you will also receive a 25% discount on hotel’s two-person cabanas (advance reservations are required and are based on availability).

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):
    - 17.416% state and local taxes
    - $20 (plus 17.416% tax) discounted resort fee
  • Maximum guestroom occupancy is four, regardless of age. An infant under 12 months of age is allowed as a 5th guest at no charge; however, is subject to crib or rollaway rental fee, if needed.
  • Mandatory additional person charges (below) include daily buffet breakfast, taxes, and gratuities:
    - Children 4 years and under are FREE
    - Children 5 to 12 years old are $16/person, per night
    - Children 13 to 18 years old are $36/person, per night
    - Adults 19 years and older are $116/person, per night
  • Bed Type Requests: You can select one or two beds; however, requests cannot be guaranteed until check-in.
  • Rollaways & Cribs: Rollaway beds and cribs are $25 each, per night (based on availability and subject to change). Only one rollaway or one crib is allowed per room.
  • Check-in time is 4:00pm 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.
  • Early Departure Fee: Please confirm your scheduled departure date with the hotel at check-in. An early departure fee equal to one night’s room and tax will be charged to any guest who checks-out of the hotel before 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 $100 per day to cover 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 discounted to $18 per day for conference guests. Valet parking is available at $32 per day (subject to change).
Vaccination/Face Mask Policies

    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 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 February 9, 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 January 12, 2022. Between January 13, 2022 and February 9, 2022, one night’s deposit is forfeited. After February 9, 2022, 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.


    There are detailed requirements and instructions for all visitors to Hawaii, which may include mandatory 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:


    You will be flying into Kahului Airport (OGG), which is approximately 28 miles from the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa. For information on ground transportation, please visit our website.

    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.

    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 ECMD726 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 NMV3E in the “Meeting Code” box.
    For questions, please call the Delta Airlines Convention Desk at (800) 328-1111.

    Hawaiian Airlines
    For discounts on Hawaiian Airlines flights, please book online at 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 and click on All Search Options, 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.
    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.

    AWD # B766625

    BCD # U076767


    Aloha! The magical island of Maui, land of legend and incredible beauty, is the setting for our conference. Famous for its breathtaking beauty and spectacular white sand beaches, Maui is also dramatically covered with mountain slopes and lush valleys.

    Situated on 40 spectacular oceanfront acres along the famed Ka’anapali Beach, the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa offers unlimited activities and amenities in a setting of tropical luxury. The resort is just four miles north of historic Lahaina town and a short walk from Whaler’s Village for shopping, dining, art, boating excursions, and nightlife. With unparalleled panoramic views of the magnificent Pacific Ocean, the resort puts you close enough to hear the waves from your guestroom while enjoying the gentle breezes of paradise.

    Swim and relax in four new pool areas, including a zero-entry lagoon and an infinity relaxation pool with ocean views. Cool off with a refreshing drink at Pau Huaka’i, a beachfront Tiki Bar, and pick up items to go, including delicious gourmet foods and wine at the Lahaina Provision Company market and deli.

    Spend the day pampering yourself at the Marilyn Monroe™ Spa, play a round of championship golf at the Royal Ka’anapali Course or Ka’anapali Kai Course, or hit the court for a tennis match. For an authentic island adventure, go snorkeling at Black Rock, enjoy a Polynesian Lu’au, or ride the Pacific waves at the white sand beach.

    Whatever your pleasure, you’ll be sure to find it on Maui, at our, at our 29th Annual Spring Conference on High Risk Obstetrics.


    Drums of the Pacific Luau is located on property at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa. When making reservations online at you will receive discounted in-house pricing and if you also use the group code SYMED22 you’ll receive an additional 10% off.


    By reserving your room through Symposia Medicus, you will receive a 25% discount on the resort’s two person cabanas, based on availability. Advance reservations are required. To reserve visit


    The Kamaha’o, a Marilyn Monroe Spa, at the resort is offering a 10% discount on all spa services for our group. When booking your appointment, please let the receptionist at the spa know that you are with the Symposia Medicus conference to receive the discount. 24-48 hour advance reservations are suggested.


    The concierge at the resort has provided a list of the most popular tours/activities on Maui:

    • Haleakala Sunrise
    • Haleakala Sunset
    • Whale Watching
    • Road to Hana tour
    • Helicopter ride
    • Snorkel tour
    • Sunset sail
    • Zip-line
    • Surf lesson
    • Fishing charter

    For tour information and assistance with making reservations, please contact the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa’s concierge at (808) 667-4727. You can also email and visit the website at The concierge desks are open daily from 7:00am-9:00pm (HST).

    You can make reservations once you arrive by going to one of the concierge desks, both located in the lobby area; however, we strongly suggest that you make reservations prior to your arrival as tours/activities do sell out.

    You can also visit for information on beaches, land, water and air activities, dining on Maui, and more!