Conference #1611
7th Annual Conference on Challenges in Sexual Healthcare


May 18 - 21, 2022
Marco Island, Florida

Conference is sold out.

Use the link below to be placed on our waitlist.

 
No Proof of Vaccination or Face Mask use required
(See Health & Safety tab for complete info)

CONFERENCE DESCRIPTION

A dynamic and multifaceted phenomenon, sexual health is closely linked to our overall health and quality of life. At the crux of our overall well-being, sexual health can affect many aspects of life including intimacy, reproductive health, disease prevention, clinical care, policy, advocacy, health equality, and the social determinants of health. Determining the etiology of sexual complaints in all persons is often a complex process. As such, healthcare providers must operate as cautious detectives, exploring medical, psychological, and even environmental issues.

Designed for physicians, certified nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, physician associates, nurses, and other allied healthcare professionals, our 7th Annual Conference on Challenges in Sexual Healthcare takes place over the course of four days. Covering a wide array of topics, our expert faculty will discuss the latest evidence-based advancements and innovations in sexual healthcare, present emerging clinical data, and provide skills and strategies for application and implementation into your practice. As you collaborate with your fellow healthcare providers, this course will allow you to share information and participate in insightful conversations about supporting and sustaining healthy sexuality. 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, and case studies. 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 sexual health-related situations.
 

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

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

  • Differentiate injuries/conditions in children that mimic injuries/conditions in adults but require very different treatment
  • Recommend current therapies for hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD)
  • Discuss common sexual myths related to sexual activity during pregnancy
  • Elucidate how various contraceptives impact vulvar tissue leading to dyspareunia
  • Improve your patient’s concept of sexual wellness during menopause

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
March 9, 2022
REGULAR
If postmarked after
March 9, 2022
 
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, online access to educational session materials, and break refreshments for conference registrants.

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 102, 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 Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing 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.
 
This ACE activity was developed with standards to address California Assembly Bill (AB) 1195 cultural and linguistic competency (CLC) and CA AB 241 implicit bias (IB) to reduce health disparities. Please refer to the accreditation page on our website for resources.

AAFP
The AAFP has reviewed 7th Annual Conference on Challenges in Sexual Healthcare and deemed it acceptable for up to 18.00 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 05/18/2022 to 05/21/2022. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ACOG
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has assigned up to 18 cognate credits to this program

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. Physician associates 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 3.75 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.

 
Barb Dehn, NP, NCMP, FAANP
El Camino Women's Medical Group; NurseBarb.com; Medical Reporter, NBC's California Live; Mountain View, California
 
Michael Krychman, MDCM, MPH - Conference Co-Chairperson
AASECT Certified Sexual Counselor; Executive Director of the Southern California Center for Sexual Health & Survivorship Medicine; Newport Beach, California
 
Andrew M. London, MD, MBA - Conference Co-Chairperson
Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; Baltimore, Maryland; Associate Director, Maryland Center for Sexual Health; Lutherville, Maryland
 
Jessica Shepherd, MD, MBA, FACOG
Gynecologist & Women's Health Chief Medical Officer, Verywell Health; Founder & CEO, Sanctum Med + Wellness; Baylor University Medical Center; Dallas, Texas

The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education require accredited continuing education providers to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all educational activities.

In compliance with these ACCME and ANCC standards, Symposia Medicus requires that everyone who is in a position to influence and/or control content (including Staff, Planners, Reviewers, Co-Chairs and/or Faculty (Speakers/Moderators), Board of Trustees, and Planning Committee members) disclose all relevant financial relationships with any ineligible companies.

Symposia Medicus has determined and disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any ineligible companies that all aforementioned parties have had within the past 24 months for this activity below. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Additionally, faculty members will verbally disclose any knowledge they have regarding:

  • Any new limitations on data, e.g., identifiable ongoing research, interim analyses, preliminary data, or unsupported opinion related to their presentation(s)
  • Any off-label recommendations of medications or medical devices, i.e., when a product is not approved in the United States

This disclosure data is intended to assist you in forming your own judgments about the content presented.

SYMPOSIA MEDICUS DISCLOSURES

Symposia Medicus Staff, Planners, Reviewers, Board of Trustees, and Planning Committee members have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships with any ineligible companies.

Furthermore, there are no outside grants, sponsorships, or commercial support for this activity.

FACULTY DISCLOSURES
 
Barbara Dehn, NP, NCMP, FAANP
  INEGLIBLE COMPANY: Cord Blood Registry
ROLE: Vendor
RECEIVED: Licensing Fee
 
  INEGLIBLE COMPANY: Scynexis, Pharmavite, Myovant, Mayne, Hologic
ROLE: Promotional Speaker
RECEIVED: Honoraria
 
  INEGLIBLE COMPANY: Peppy
ROLE: Consultant
RECEIVED: Honorarium
 
Michael Krychman, MDCM, MPH
  INEGLIBLE COMPANY: Exeltis, Viveve Medical, Innovus, Scynexis, Biogix, Dare
ROLE: Consultant
RECEIVED: Consulting Fees
 
Andrew M. London, MD, MBA
  INEGLIBLE COMPANY: Mayne Pharmaceutical
ROLE: Promotional Speaker
RECEIVED: Honoraria
 
Jessica Shepherd, MD, MBA, FACOG
  INEGLIBLE COMPANY: Abbvie, Myovant
ROLE: Speaker
RECEIVED: Speaker Fees
 
  INEGLIBLE COMPANY: Hologic, Cynosure
ROLE: Consultant
RECEIVED: Consulting Fees
 

NOTE: Symposia Medicus being the sponsor of this activity and having ACCME & ANCC's approval as an accredited continuing education provider does not imply, in any way, the endorsement of any commercial products discussed or exhibited at this activity

Fact Sheet

Symposia Medicus is a 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation established in 1978 to provide continuing education to health care providers. Revenue for programs and administration is derived from tuition paid by registrants. Symposia Medicus develops and conducts approximately 35 continuing education activities annually and frequently awards tuition assistance and scholarships.

Symposia Medicus is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Symposia Medicus designates activities with the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Symposia Medicus is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Symposia Medicus is also approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP2335. Credit from various specialty organizations is also awarded in the pertinent specialty conferences (ACOG, AAFP, AAP, ACEP, etc.)

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE
Symposia Medicus is governed by a Board of Trustees comprised of health care professionals and is administered by professional meeting planners and support staff. The Board meets quarterly (and calls special meetings if necessary) to set policy and discuss/approve the annual program and budget.

Symposia Medicus, along with its Planning Committee, designs its educational activities based on identified professional practice gaps and the educational needs underlying those gaps. The gaps are 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.

Faculty members are selected from participant recommendations, activity chairpersons and other faculty, medical and nursing consultants, and various other referrals.

If you are interested in becoming a Faculty member at a future Symposia Medicus conference, please email your CV and a list of topics you can present (with a brief description of what you address within the topic) to info@symposiamedicus.org.


BOARD OF TRUSTEES
SINCE
Terese Baker – Medical Research & Marketing
2004
Maria Craig Baldwin – Administration, CFO/COO
1994
Jim Goodrich, CMP – Administration, CEO
1985
Allen Nan, MD – Symposia Medicus Medical Director, Obstetrics & Gynecology
2016
Cecele Quaintance, RN, MS – Nursing Administration
1989
James Topic, MD – Family Medicine
1996
 
 
PLANNING COMMITTEE
SINCE
Maria Craig Baldwin – Administration, CFO/COO
1994
Jim Goodrich, CMP – Administration, CEO
1985
Katherine King Goodrich, CNM – Accredited Provider Program Director
2004
Allen Nan, MD – Symposia Medicus Medical Director, Obstetrics & Gynecology
2016
Drew Nash, MD – Pediatrics
2011
Martin Quan, MD – Gynecology & Family Medicine
2016
Amandeep Singh, MD – Emergency Medicine
2019
Bonnie Solberg, MS – Education
2015
Karen Sonnenthal, NP – Internal Medicine
2009
James Topic, MD – Family Medicine
1986
 
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
 
7:00 AMRegistration & Check-In During Continental Breakfa
 
8:00Welcome & Introduction
Michael Krychman, MDCM, MPH & Andrew M. London, MD, MBA
 
8:15Sexual Medicine 101
(Rx = 25 minutes)
Michael Krychman, MDCM, MPH
 
9:10Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD) With Review of Medications Including Testosterone Studies
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Andrew M. London, MD, MBA
 
10:05Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
10:45Break
 
11:00COVID-19 & Sexuality
(Rx = 10 minutes)
Barb Dehn, NP, NCMP, FAANP
 
11:55Let's Talk About Sex! Tips & Techniques to Talk About Sex With Women
Andrew M. London, MD, MBA
 
12:50 PMQuestions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
1:30Adjourn for the Day
 
Thursday, May 19, 2022
 
7:30 AMContinental Breakfast
 
8:00How Symptoms of Menopause Can Impact Sex
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Jessica Shepherd, MD, MBA, FACOG
 
8:55Sometimes a Flamingo Is Not a Lawn Decoration! New Sexual Paradigms
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Michael Krychman, MDCM, MPH
 
9:50Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
10:30Break
 
10:45VVC (Vulvovaginal Candidiasis) & BV (Bacterial Vaginosis)
(Rx = 10 minutes)
Andrew M. London, MD, MBA
 
11:40The Brave New World of Lubricants
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Michael Krychman, MDCM, MPH
 
12:35 PMQuestions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
1:15Adjourn for the Day
 
Friday, May 20, 2022
 
7:30 AMContinental Breakfast
 
8:00Pregnancy & Sexuality
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Michael Krychman, MDCM, MPH
 
8:45Beyond the Birds and the Bees: Adolescent Sexuality in the Age of Social Media
(Rx = 10 minutes)
Barb Dehn, NP, NCMP, FAANP
 
9:30Break
 
9:45Vulvodynia & Other Causes of Pain With Sex
(Rx = 10 minutes)
Andrew M. London, MD, MBA
 
10:30Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
11:15Adjourn for the Day
 
Saturday, May 21, 2022
 
7:30 AMContinental Breakfast
 
8:00Sex & Pelvic Pain: Gynecologic Conditions
(Rx = 10 minutes)
Jessica Shepherd, MD, MBA, FACOG
 
8:45Contraception & Sexuality: Issues & Answers
(Rx = 45 minutes)
Barb Dehn, NP, NCMP, FAANP
 
9:30Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
10:00Break
 
10:15Sexuality & Femtech
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Jessica Shepherd, MD, MBA, FACOG
 
11:00Sex & Global Differences: Avoiding Bias, Assumptions, and Judgements
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Barb Dehn, NP, NCMP, FAANP
 
11:45Psychology of Pleasure
Jessica Shepherd, MD, MBA, FACOG
 
12:30 PMQuestions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
1:15Adjourn for the Day
 
 
Rx = Pharmacotherapeutic CEUs for nurses will be granted for these sessions
 

Symposia Medicus values the well-being of our attendees, faculty, and staff and collaborates with the conference venue to ensure the safety and protection of all on-site participants.

In recognition of the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, proof of vaccination and/or face mask use requirements may change from the time of conference announcement and your registration, until the conference takes place. Current policies and attendance requirements for this conference are provided here, and we encourage you to refer to this information as needed, particularly as it gets closer to your on-site date, so that you can take any action you feel appropriate to be in compliance.

At this time, the following is in effect for on-site attendance:

Proof of vaccination is not required.

Face mask use is not required. However, face masks will be available at the conference registration desk should you choose to wear one during the conference sessions.

 

CONFERENCE LODGING INFORMATION

Conference group rates have been arranged at the Hilton Marco Island Beach 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.
 

Partial Ocean View (Single/Double) - SOLD OUT

Ocean View (Single/Double) -SOLD OUT

Deluxe Ocean View (Single/Double) - SOLD OUT

Rooms only vary by view and all feature luxurious Hilton Serenity bed(s) with LED lighting for bedside reading, 55” LCD flat panel TV, Cuisinart single-cup coffeemaker, sofa bed, in-room safe, refrigerator, and work desk with a digital panel that allows guests to connect and charge several devices at once. The bathroom features a separate granite vanity area, Peter Thomas Roth bath amenities, and a bathtub with deluxe showerhead.

The Resort Fee of $35.00, per room, per night has been DISCOUNTED to $25.00 per room, per night. The Resort Fee includes the following and is subject to change: complimentary guest room and conference space high speed internet, two bottles of water (replenished daily), two beach chairs & towels, $5.00 daily credit at the Market, 10% discount off spa retail, 10% off non-motorized beach equipment, in-room coffee & tea, and 1-800 and local phone calls. Conference group rates also include unlimited fitness center admission and complimentary newspaper (Monday-Friday) available at the front desk.

For information regarding COVID-19, health, and safety at the hotel, please visit https://www.hilton.com/en/p/what-to-expect/

Hotel Policies

  • Above conference group rates are per room, per night and do not include the following (subject to change):
    - 12% state & local taxes
    - $25.00 resort fee
    - Gratuities are at the guest’s discretion of $5.00 per person for bellman handling and $4.00 per room, per day for housekeeping)
     
  • Maximum guestroom occupancy is four, regardless of age.
     
  • Children 18 years & under are complimentary in room with adults (not to exceed stated maximum occupancy).
     
  • Mandatory third or fourth additional occupant charge (19 years & over) is $25.00 per person, per night.
     
  • Bed Type Requests: You can select one or two beds; however, requests cannot be guaranteed until check-in.
     
  • Cribs are complimentary (based on availability and subject to change).
     
  • 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: An early check-out fee of $75.00 is applicable to any guests who check-out of the hotel before their stated departure date. Departure needs to be confirmed at check-in.
     
  • Credit/Debit Card Policy: Upon check-in, the hotel requires a credit or debit card to ensure that funds are available. Holds are placed on your account for your entire stay; 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 $15.00 per day for conference guests. Valet parking is available for $30.00 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 April 13, 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 March 16, 2022. Between March 17, 2022 and April 13, 2022, one night’s deposit is forfeited. After April 13, 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.
     

Download Session Materials

Registered Conference attendees can access the Session Material Download from under the user profile icon after logging in, or by using the above link.

We encourage you to load the session materials on your laptop, tablet or other electronic device for use during the conference, or for review prior to arriving. As a suggestion, some attendees are now bringing iPads and other devices to the conference and using programs like Adobe Acrobat Reader to take and save notes right on top of the presentation.

Paper copies of the session materials WILL NOT be available. So, please download the session materials prior to the conference.

Updated session materials, with any changes from the conference, will also be available for download within a week after the conference end.

Note: Due to conference facility bandwidth limitations, session materials MUST be downloaded PRIOR to the conference start date and will not be available during the conference.

For more information on downloading the session materials, view our Frequently Asked Questions.

If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to email us at downloads@symposiamedicus.org.

AIR TRAVEL INFORMATION

The Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa is located 30 minutes from Naples Airport (APF) and 45 minutes from Ft. Myers/Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) and is served by most major airlines. Miami (MIA) and Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) International Airports are 90 minutes away. 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 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.
 

Delta Airlines
For discounts on Delta Airlines, please visit http://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) 328-1111.

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 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. Please see below:

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

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

CONFERENCE LOCATION

Marco Island is the largest of Florida’s famous 10,000 islands on the southeast coast of the Gulf of Mexico. It is graced with miles of white-sand beaches, beautiful weather, sumptuous restaurants, fine shopping, dining, and entertainment. Recreational activities, ranging from boating and fishing, to golf and tennis, are set amid the stunning subtropical beauty that is unique to southwest Florida’s Gulf Coast.

The Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa is in the premiere location for fun and relaxation. Guest rooms at the Hilton feature private furnished balconies overlooking lush tropical landscaping or the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. The Hilton Marco Island is host to a multitude of recreational activities; whether you want to relax by the pool or on the white-sand beach, or take part in sailing, parasailing, kayaking, or unique Eco Tour and shelling excursions, the options are unlimited.

Enjoy a relaxing spa day and visit The Spa at Marco Island, offering serenity and wellness inspired by the exotic cultures of the Mediterranean. Taste fresh, local flavors at the completely reimagined signature restaurant, The Deck at 560. At The Bar at 560, you'll find craft cocktails made with fresh Florida citrus juices and draft brews from local Florida breweries. These are best enjoyed at the pool by the fire pits or looking out over the serene Gulf! The Marco Walk Plaza is directly across from the resort, featuring a great variety of shops and restaurants, plus a movie theater.

Just a short drive away is Everglades National Park, the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. Tour the park with a ranger, photograph birds, take an afternoon hike, spot alligators bathing in the sun, or canoe through the marshes!

Whatever your pleasure, you’ll be sure to find it on Marco Island, at our 7th Annual Conference on Challenges in Sexual Healthcare.

HOTEL INFORMATION

Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa
560 S Collier Blvd., Marco Island, FL 34145
Phone: 239-394-5000

HEALTH & SAFETY POLICY

At this time, our conference venue does not require guests to be vaccinated nor to wear face masks while on property. Therefore, Symposia Medicus will not be requiring conference attendees to show proof of vaccination or to wear face masks in or around the meeting rooms. We will, however, have face masks available at the Registration Desk should you choose to wear one during the conference sessions.

CONFERENCE CHECK-IN

Although you are already registered, you will need to check-in to get your badge.

Date – Wednesday, May 18
Location – Island Foyer, located on the lobby level
Time – Begins at 7:00am
 

CONFERENCE BREAKFAST

Continental breakfast will be served (for conference participants and faculty only) beginning at 7:00am on Wednesday and 7:30am on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in the Island Foyer, located on the lobby level.
 

GENERAL SESSIONS

Main Room Location – Island Ballroom, located on the lobby level
Time – Begins at 8:00am on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

If you are departing on Saturday, please keep in mind that the conference ends at approximately 1:15pm and hotel check-out is at 11:00am. You can store your luggage with the hotel while we are still in session.
 

QUESTION & ANSWER / GROUP DISCUSSION SESSIONS

During our meeting sessions, following a series of lectures, there is a Question and Answer/Group Discussion session. Please write down any questions or comments for the faculty on the yellow question cards placed at participant seats. These cards are collected and given to the appropriate speaker for response during these sessions.
 

MEETING ROOM COURTESY

As a courtesy to all, please place your electronic communication devices on “vibrate,” or “silent.” Also, in consideration to others, children and spouses are not permitted in the meeting rooms.
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Internet Access – Wireless internet access is complimentary in the meeting rooms.

Participant Photos – We sometimes take photographs of our participants during conference sessions/activities (never pool pictures) to use in future brochures and on our website. If you would NOT like to appear in any individual or group candid photos, please notify the Conference Director.

Clothing – Formal attire is not required anywhere in the hotel or during our conference. We suggest you bring a sweater or jacket to wear during our meeting sessions, as meeting rooms are sometimes cool.

Recording – Participants, speakers, etc. must receive prior approval from Symposia Medicus to record lectures or any other educational sessions. For more information and/or questions, please e-mail us at info@symposiamedicus.org.

Temperatures – The temperatures in Marco Island during mid-May usually range from the high 80’s during the day to the low mid 70’s during the evening.

Time Zone – Marco Island is in Eastern Standard Time Zone

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QUESTIONS?
Email us at info@symposiamedicus.org

Local Area Things To Do

Please visit https://www.hiltonmarcoisland.com/hilton-marco-island/things-to-do.shtm

The Spa Hilton Marco Island

The spa at the resort is offering the Symposia Medicus group a 15% discount off standard spa services. Please note the 15% discount does not apply to specials. Please visit https://www.hiltonmarcoisland.com/spa-resorts/ or call 239-642-2144 for more information or to book a reservation.