Conference #1615
27th Annual Conference on High Risk & Critical Care Obstetrics


May 19 - 21, 2022
San Francisco, California



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

CONFERENCE DESCRIPTION

Designed for physicians, certified nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, physician associates, nurses, and other allied healthcare professionals who face challenges in the care of the high-risk pregnant patient, our 27th Annual Conference on High Risk & Critical Care Obstetrics takes place over the course of three days. Covering an array of topics including obesity, trauma, EFM, healthcare disparities, hypertension, and gestational diabetes, 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.
 

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

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

  • Recognize factors contributing to disparities in maternal mortality
  • Distinguish between the three elements of EFM standardization
  • Review evidence on the evaluation and management of minor and major trauma in pregnancy
  • Apply medical and surgical strategies to reduce the risk of preterm birth
  • Improve diagnostic accuracy for placenta accreta spectrum and develop an appropriate care plan for your patient
  • Recognize the maternal-fetal risks associated with gestational diabetes

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 10, 2022
REGULAR
If postmarked after
March 10, 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 17 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.

ACOG
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has assigned up to 17 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 17 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

Nurse Practitioners/Nurses
The ANCC contact hours awarded for completion of this conference are 17.
 
Provider is also approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP2335, for 20.4 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 2 hours 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.

 
Mark Alanis, MD, MSCR, FACOG
Assistant Clinical Professor, Maternal-Fetal Medicine; UCHealth Memorial Hospital; Colorado Springs, Colorado
 
Rebecca L. Cypher, MSN, PNNP
Perinatal Nurse Practitioner; Perinatal Consultant & Educator; President, Cypher Maternal-Fetal Solutions; Gig Harbor, Washington
 
Donna Dizon-Townson, MD, FACOG, CPHQ - Conference Co-Chairperson
Intermountain Healthcare; Associate Medical Director for Quality & Process Improvement in Obstetrics & Maternal-Fetal Medicine; Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Utah Health Sciences; Salt Lake City, Utah
 
Karin A. Fox, MD, MEd, FACOG, FAIUM
Assistant Professor; Associate Fellowship Director; Clinical Director, Placenta Accreta Spectrum Care Team; Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of OB-GYN, Baylor College of Medicine; Medical Director of Maternal Transport, Kangaroo Crew; Texas Children's Hospital Pavilion for Women; Houston, Texas
 
Cornelia R. Graves, MD, FACOG - Conference Co-Chairperson
Professor, University of Tennessee; Medical Director, Tennessee Maternal-Fetal Medicine; Director of Perinatal Services, St. Thomas Health Systems; Clinical Professor, Vanderbilt University; Adjunct Professor, Meharry Medical College; Nashville, Tennessee
 
Melissa S. Wong, MD, MHDS
Assistant Clinical Professor, Maternal-Fetal Medicine; Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; Los Angeles, California

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
 
Mark Alanis, MD, MSCR, FACOG
  No relevant financial relationships to disclose
 
Rebecca L. Cypher, MSN, PNNP
  INEGLIBLE COMPANY: Elsevier
ROLE: Author
RECEIVED: Royalties
 
  INEGLIBLE COMPANY: Clinical Computer Systems Inc.
ROLE: CE Provider
RECEIVED: Consulting Fees
 
Donna Dizon-Townson, MD, FACOG, CPHQ
  No relevant financial relationships to disclose
 
Karin A. Fox, MD, MEd., FACOG, FAIUM
  INEGLIBLE COMPANY: NICHD
ROLE: Co-PI
RECEIVED: Grants
 
  INEGLIBLE COMPANY: Pan-American Soceity for Placenta Accreta Spectrum
ROLE: Treasurer
RECEIVED: None
 
Cornelia R. Graves, MD, FACOG
  No relevant financial relationships to disclose
 
Melissa Wong, MD, MHDS
  No relevant financial relationships to disclose
 

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
 
Thursday, May 19, 2022
 
7:00 AMRegistration & Check-In During Continental Breakfa
 
8:00Welcome & Introduction
Donna Dizon-Townson, MD & Cornelia R. Graves, MD
 
8:15Substance Abuse: The Changing Landscape
(Rx = 30 minutes)
Cornelia R. Graves, MD, FACOG
 
9:00Placenta Accreta: Latest Updates
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Karin A. Fox, MD, MEd, FACOG, FAIUM
 
9:45Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
10:15Break
 
10:30Act FAST: An Evidence-Based Approach to Trauma in Pregnancy
Melissa S. Wong, MD, MHDS
 
11:15Prediction & Prevention of Preterm Birth
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Mark Alanis, MD, MSCR, FACOG
 
12:00 PMQuestions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
12:30Lunch Break
On Your Own
 
1:45EFM: A Standardized Approach
Rebecca L. Cypher, MSN, PNNP
 
2:30Gestational Diabetes: An Update
(Rx = 20 minutes)
Donna Dizon-Townson, MD, FACOG, CPHQ
 
3:15Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
3:45Adjourn for the Day
 
Friday, May 20, 2022
 
7:30 AMContinental Breakfast
 
8:00Small Group Breakouts – Session One

● Documentation for the Savvy Clinician

Rebecca L. Cypher, MSN, PNNP
 
 ● Pulmonary Hypertension: Maternal & Fetal Consequences
Karin A. Fox, MD, MEd, FACOG, FAIUM
 
 ● Tranexamic Acid, Tamponade, and Thromboprophylaxis: New Considerations for Postpartum Hemorrhage
Melissa S. Wong, MD, MHDS
 
9:30Break
 
9:45Small Group Breakouts – Session Two

● Documentation for the Savvy Clinician

Rebecca L. Cypher, MSN, PNNP
 
 ● Pulmonary Hypertension: Maternal & Fetal Consequences
Karin A. Fox, MD, MEd, FACOG, FAIUM
 
 ● Tranexamic Acid, Tamponade, and Thromboprophylaxis: New Considerations for Postpartum Hemorrhage
Melissa S. Wong, MD, MHDS
 
11:15Lunch Break
 
12:45 PMSmall Group Breakouts – Session Three

● Maternal Obesity

Mark Alanis, MD, MSCR, FACOG
 
 ● Pregnancy in Patients With Cancer
Cornelia R. Graves, MD, FACOG
 
 ● Recurrent Pregnancy Loss: Understanding the Issues
Donna Dizon-Townson, MD, FACOG, CPHQ
 
2:15Break
 
2:30Small Group Breakouts – Session Four

● Maternal Obesity

Mark Alanis, MD, MSCR, FACOG
 
 ● Pregnancy in Patients With Cancer
Cornelia R. Graves, MD, FACOG
 
 ● Recurrent Pregnancy Loss: Understanding the Issues
Donna Dizon-Townson, MD, FACOG, CPHQ
 
4:00Adjourn for the Day
 
Saturday, May 21, 2022
 
7:30 AMContinental Breakfast
 
8:00Maternal Mortality: Why Is There Such a Disparity in the U.S.?
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Cornelia R. Graves, MD, FACOG
 
8:45Operative Vaginal Delivery: Quo Vadis
Melissa S. Wong, MD, MHDS
 
9:30Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
10:00Break
 
10:30Prenatal Testing for Fetal Chromosomal Problems: Screening & Diagnostic Approaches
Mark Alanis, MD, MSCR, FACOG
 
11:15The Thrombophilias: Testing & Clinical Care
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Donna Dizon-Townson, MD, FACOG, CPHQ
 
12:00 PMPeriviability: Key Concepts in Labor & Delivery
(Rx = 10 minutes)
Rebecca L. Cypher, MSN, PNNP
 
12:45Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
1:30Adjourn 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

Symposia Medicus has conference group rates at The Fairmont San Francisco.

These special rates will only be available until Friday, April 22, 2022 and will only be available after that date on a space and rate available basis. We recommend you reserve your lodging as soon as possible, as rooms at the conference group rates are limited and on a first come, first served basis. Rooms may sell out and/or room rates may increase prior to the release date.
 

The Fairmont San Francisco
950 Mason Street
San Francisco, California 94108
Direct: (415) 772-5000

To make your reservations please call (800) 441-1414
You must refer to the group code 0522SM#1_001 to receive conference group rates.

To make your reservations online, please visit https://book.passkey.com/event/50205973/owner/56407/home
 

The conference group rates will also be available three days before and three days after the conference (based on availability) if you wish to extend your stay in San Francisco.

Fairmont Queen (Single/Double) - $329/night
Rooms are approximately 325 sq. ft., with an interior courtyard view, and feature one queen bed, flat screen TV, Keurig coffee maker, in-room safe, bathroom amenities, pillow top mattress with down pillows and blankets, work desk, phone, and alarm clock.

Fairmont King /Fairmont Two Queens (Single/Double) - $359/night
Rooms are approximately 425 sq. ft., with city views, and feature one king bed or two queen beds, flat screen TV, Keurig coffee maker, in-room safe, bathroom amenities, pillow top mattress with down pillows and blankets, work desk, phone, and alarm clock.

Deluxe Tower King /Deluxe Tower Two Queens (Single/Double) - $389/night
Rooms are approximately 370 sq. ft., with views of the San Francisco skyline, and feature one king bed or two queen beds, flat screen TV, Keurig coffee maker, in-room safe, bathroom amenities, pillow top mattress with down pillows and blankets, work desk, phone, and alarm clock.

Signature Tower King /Signature Tower Two Queens (Single/Double) - $409/night
Rooms are approximately 370 sq. ft., with views of the San Francisco bay, from Alcatraz to Coit Tower, and feature one king bed or two queen beds, flat screen TV, Keurig coffee maker, in-room safe, bathroom amenities, pillow top mattress with down pillows and blankets, work desk, phone, and alarm clock.
 

If you reserve your room with the Symposia Medicus group code, you will receive complimentary wireless internet access in your guest room.

For information regarding COVID-19, health, and safety at the hotel, please visit: https://all.accor.com/event/information.en.shtml

Hotel Policies

  • A deposit equal to one night’s room & tax is due to the hotel with a major credit card upon making your reservation.
     
  • Above conference group rates are per room, per night and do not include the following (subject to change):
    - 14.195% Occupancy Tax
    - 2.25% Business District Assessment
    - 0.195% Tourism Improvement District Assessment
     
  • Maximum guestroom occupancy is four (4), regardless of age.
     
  • Mandatory additional third and fourth adult charge (19 years and over) is $50 per person, per night
     
  • Children 18 years and under are complimentary – not to exceed stated maximum occupancy
     
  • Rollaway beds are available at an additional cost of $50 per night (subject to availability and change)
     
  • Cribs are available on a complimentary basis (subject to availability and change).
     
  • Check-in time is 3:00pm and check-out time is 12:00pm.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 departure fee of $50 will be assessed to guests who depart before their confirmed departure date. Departure dates will be confirmed at check-in, and changes can be made at that time, without penalty.
     
  • A 30-minute break has been allotted in our conference schedule on the last day, for those who need to check-out.
     
  • 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; 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: The Fairmont San Francisco parking garage is located on the corner of Powell and California Streets. Please contact the hotel concierge for rates and more information.
     
  • Hotel cancellations must be made directly with the hotel at least 48 hours prior to your confirmed arrival date or you will be charged a cancellation fee equal to one night’s deposit and tax.
     

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 14, 2022; however, tuition, less a 10% processing fee, may be applied to a future Symposia Medicus conference.
     
  • 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 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

You will fly into San Francisco International Airport (SFO), which is approximately 30 minutes from The Fairmont San Francisco. For information on ground transportation, please visit our website.

Symposia Medicus has arranged for discount fares with Alaska, Delta, and United Airlines for this conference. Reservations can be made either through your travel agency or through the airlines at the website or Convention Desk numbers listed below.

Please check directly with the airlines for updated information on their COVID-19 policies.

In order to receive the discounted rate, you or your travel agent must refer to the Symposia Medicus Group ID number listed here.
 

Alaska Airlines
For discounts on Alaska Airlines flights, please book online at www.alaskaair.com and click on the link “Use Discount Code,” located at the bottom of the “Book Flights” box. Once you click on this link, another page will appear. On this page, you will need to insert ECMD914 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) 328-1111.

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 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

San Francisco is a unique and breathtaking city. From the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, to the exquisite art galleries at the Legion of Honor or San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), the city takes pride in its unrivaled attractions, renowned museums, and unique neighborhoods. Discover the variety of sites, shops, and restaurants that reflect the city’s great ethnic and cultural diversity. Surrounded by the tranquil waters of the bay, the enchanting city of San Francisco sits amid the peaks and valleys of dozens of landmarks, including Fisherman’s Wharf, Alcatraz, Golden Gate Park, Coit Tower, Lombard Street, Ghirardelli Square, and its historic cable cars.

World-renowned, The Fairmont San Francisco presents an awe-inspiring picture of historic San Francisco. The grandeur of the luxury hotel atop Nob Hill, coupled with its reputation for impeccable service, promises a truly memorable experience during your stay. Each of the hotel’s spacious guestrooms and suites have been elegantly updated, including flat screen TVs, Frette linen ensembles, pillow top beds, and MP3 docking stations.

Centrally located, the luxurious Fairmont San Francisco is a short cable car ride from the bustling downtown, Financial District, Union Square, Chinatown, and Fisherman’s Wharf. In fact, this hotel is the only spot in San Francisco where each of the city’s cable car lines meet! A visit to The Fairmont San Francisco is not complete without experiencing the Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar. Consistently awarded for serving “San Francisco’s Best Happy Hour”, the Tonga Room offers exceptional Pacific Rim Asian Cuisine in a tropical setting that includes thunder and rain storms. It is the perfect escape after a busy day of shopping along Union Square.

Whatever your pleasure, you’ll be sure to find it in San Francisco, at our 27th Annual Conference on High Risk & Critical Care Obstetrics.

HOTEL INFORMATION

The Fairmont San Francisco
950 Mason St., San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: 415-772-5000

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 19
Location – Terrace Room, located on the Terrace level
Time – Begins at 7:00am
 

CONFERENCE BREAKFAST

Continental breakfast will be served (for conference participants and faculty only) on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 7:00am-11:00am in the Terrace Foyer, located on the Terrace level.
 

GENERAL SESSIONS

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

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

The breakouts that you pre-selected will be printed on your badge. If you would like to change, we can accommodate you on-site as long as space is available.

Time - Time – Begins at 8:00am and 9:45am for the morning sessions then again at 12:45pm and 2:30pm for the afternoon sessions on Friday, May 20. Breakout rooms are located on the Terrace and Mezzanine levels.
 

Morning sessions available at 8:00am and 9:45am


Documentation for the Savvy Clinician
Rebecca L. Cypher, MSN, PNNP
Location: International Room, located on the Mezzanine level

Tranexamic Acid, Tamponade, and Thromboprophylaxis: New Considerations for Postpartum Hemorrhage
Melissa Wong, MD MHDS
Location: Terrace Room, located on the Terrace level

Pulmonary Hypertension: Maternal & Fetal Consequences
Karin Fox, MD, MEd
Location: California Room, located on the Mezzanine level

Afternoon sessions available at 12:45pm and 2:30pm


Maternal Obesity
Mark Alanis, MD, MSCR
Location: Terrace Room, located on the Terrace level

Pregnancy in Patients With Cancer
Cornelia Graves, MD
Location: International Room, located on the Mezzanine level

Recurrent Pregnancy Loss: Understanding the Issues
Donna Dizon-Townson, MD
Location: California Room, located on the Mezzanine level

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

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 average temperature in San Francisco in May usually range from the high 60s to low 70s during the day to the mid to high 50s in the evening.

Time Zone – The city of San Francisco is in the Pacific Time Zone

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