Conference #1619
23rd Annual Summer Conference on Women's Health

July 27 - 30, 2022
Big Sky, Montana

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


Taking place over the course of four days, our 23rd Annual Summer Conference on Women’s Health is designed for OB/GYNs, family physicians, certified nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, physician associates, nurses, and all other healthcare professionals who care for female patients. Covering a wide array of topics, our expert faculty will discuss the latest evidence-based advancements in women’s healthcare, present emerging clinical data, and provide skills and strategies for application and implementation into your practice. This educational activity aims to increase both the competence and performance of all attendees as well as contribute to your ability to work together as part of a coordinated healthcare team.

Topics for this year’s conference have been selected based on the educational needs underlying identified professional practice gaps. The gaps were derived from a variety of sources including evaluations and outcomes data from past participants, clinical expert input, Symposia Medicus’ online survey, and other medical and nursing data such as current clinical guidelines, research findings, literature reviews, and patient safety considerations.

An outstanding faculty has been assembled for this conference. Each faculty member was selected based on their individual area of expertise and ability to communicate current, evidence-based, and practical information to participants.

The conference format includes didactic lectures, question and answer sessions, 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 women’s health situations.


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

  • Recognize common inflammatory skin conditions and recommend treatment
  • List three benefits and risks for menopausal hormone therapy
  • Execute an effective treatment plan for those with suspected mental illness
  • Identify dietary supplement ingredients that are supported by clinical evidence and safety data
  • Diagnose PCOS and review treatment options

Enrollment for this conference is limited in order to provide the best possible learning environment.
Early registration is advised.

If postmarked by
May 18, 2022
If postmarked after
May 18, 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.
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.

Virtual: Attend the conference virtually via live web stream. Tuition includes continuing education and online access to educational session materials.

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.


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 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.


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.

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.

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. 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.

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 CreditT™

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.

Jessica Chan, MD, MSCE
Assistant Professor; Obstetrics & Gynecology; Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility; Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; Los Angeles, California
Richard Colgan, MD
Professor & Vice Chair; Department of Family & Community Medicine; University of Maryland School of Medicine; Baltimore, Maryland
Tami S. Rowen, MD, MS - Conference Co-Chairperson
Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences; Director; UCSF Center for Sexual Health; University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine; San Francisco, California
Stacy Tompkins, MD - Conference Co-Chairperson
Associate Voluntary Professor, Department of Dermatology; University of California, San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, California; Private Practice, West Dermatology; La Jolla, California
Candy Tsourounis, PharmD, FCSHP
Professor of Clinical Pharmacy; Medication Outcomes Center; UCSF School of Pharmacy; University of California, San Francisco; Medication Formulary & Drug Use Manager; UCSF Health; San Francisco, California


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 24 months. Symposia Medicus will also ensure that any and all relevant financial relationships will be mitigated before the conference commences. Beyond disclosure and mitigation 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, July 27, 2022
2:00 PMRegistration & Check-In
3:00Welcome & Introduction
Tami S. Rowen, MD, MD & Stacy Tompkins, MD
3:15Common Dermatologic Problems in Women
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Stacy Tompkins, MD
4:00Preventing Heart Disease: Aggressive Cardiovascular Risk Factor Reduction
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Richard Colgan, MD
4:45Female Sexual Dysfunction
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Tami S. Rowen, MD, MS
5:30Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
6:15Adjourn for the Day
Thursday, July 28, 2022
8:00 AMMenopausal Hormone Therapy: Fact vs. Fiction
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Tami S. Rowen, MD, MS
8:45Fertility 101
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Jessica Chan, MD, MSCE
9:30Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
10:15Introduction to Dietary Supplements
(Rx = 20 minutes)
Candy Tsourounis, PharmD, FCSHP
11:00PCOS: A Clinical Update
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Jessica Chan, MD, MSCE
11:45Work-Up & Treatment of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Tami S. Rowen, MD, MS
12:30 PMQuestions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
1:15Adjourn for the Day
Friday, July 29, 2022
8:00 AMGynecologic Conditions & Their Effects on Sexual Health
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Tami S. Rowen, MD, MS
8:45Weight Loss Supplements & the Pursuit of Happiness
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Candy Tsourounis, PharmD, FCSHP
9:30Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
10:15An Overview of Vulvar Dermatologic Disorders
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Stacy Tompkins, MD
11:00Identifying Outpatient Medical Urgencies & Emergencies During a Well-Woman Exam
Richard Colgan, MD
11:45Fertility Preservation: Egg Freezing & More
Jessica Chan, MD, MSCE
12:30 PMQuestions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
1:15Adjourn for the Day
Saturday, July 30, 2022
8:00 AMHerb & Drug Interactions: Separating Fact From Fiction
(Rx = 20 minutes)
Candy Tsourounis, PharmD, FCSHP
8:45Somatic Presentations of Patients With Psychiatric Illness
Richard Colgan, MD
9:30Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
10:15Skin Cancers: Risks & Recognition
(Rx = 20 minutes)
Stacy Tompkins, MD
11:00Update on UTI Guidelines
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Richard Colgan, MD
11:45Cosmetic Rejuvenation: An Update on Minimally Invasive Techniques
Stacy Tompkins, MD
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 group rates have been arranged at the Big Sky 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 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.


All accommodations are non-smoking and include complimentary internet access in room and throughout the resort.

Huntley Lodge: The main hotel lodge containing the Conference Center and spa.

Huntley Legacy Room (Single/Double)
Maximum Occupancy: 4
Approx. Square Footage: 375
Rooms have two queen beds, mini refrigerator, TV, one bathroom, wet bar, coffeemaker, iron & ironing board, and blow dryer. These rooms are older and have not been renovated.

Summit Building: Euro-Western luxury hotel adjacent to the Mountain Village. A two-minute walk to the Huntley Lodge & Conference Center.

Summit Studio (Single/Double)
Maximum Occupancy: 2
Approx. Square Footage: 450
Has a queen pull-down Murphy bed, kitchen, dining area, and bathroom.

Summit Hotel (2 Queen Beds) (Single/Double)
Maximum Occupancy: 4
Approx. Square Footage: 400
Has two queen beds, wet bar, and bathroom.

Summit Hotel (King Bed) (Single/Double)
Maximum Occupancy: 2
Approx. Square Footage: 400
Has one king bed, wet bar, and bathroom.

Summit 1-Bedroom Condo (Single/Double)
Maximum Occupancy: 2-4
Approx. Square Footage: 880
Has either one queen bed and sleeper sofa or two queen beds, full kitchen, dining area, and one bathroom. Bed types not guaranteed.

*Summit 2-Bedroom Condo (Single/Double)
(Must call Symposia Medicus for availability)
Maximum Occupancy: 6-8
Approx. Square Footage: 1300
Has one queen bed in one bedroom, one king or two queen beds in second bedroom, and queen sleeper sofa in living room; three bathrooms, full kitchen, and, fireplace. Bed types not guaranteed.

*Summit 3-Bedroom Condo (Single/Double)
(Must call Symposia Medicus for availability)
Maximum Occupancy: 8-10
Approx. Square Footage: 1770
Same as Summit 2-Bedroom Condo with an adjoining hotel room. Bed types not guaranteed.

Village Center: Located between the Summit and Shoshone buildings.

Village Studio (Single/Double)
Maximum Occupancy: 4
Approx. Square Footage: 432
Has queen pull-down Murphy bed, sleeper sofa, microwave, coffeemaker, small refrigerator and dishwasher, and bathroom.

*Units are VERY limited. Reserve early. Other units not listed above may be available. Call Symposia Medicus for availability at (925) 969-1789.

For information regarding COVID-19, health, and safety at the hotel, please visit

  • Above conference group rates are per room, per night and do not include the following (subject to change):
    - 8% state accommodation tax
    - 4% resort tax
    - 10% resort service fee
    The resort service fee includes: pool access, complimentary scenic lift ticket (one per registered guest daily), resort bellman shuttle for transport within the Big Sky Community (based on availability), children's activities in Huntley Lodge lobby, movies in the amphitheater nightly (availability allowing), luggage storage with bell staff on arrival or departure, concierge assisted boarding passes, and self-parking. Items are subject to change.
  • Maximum guestroom occupancy as stated above cannot be exceeded
  • Mandatory additional occupant charge (over two in room), is $10 per person, per night (includes daily buffet breakfast, taxes, and gratuities)
  • Rollaway beds are available at an additional cost of $20 per night (subject to availability and change)
  • Cribs are available on a complimentary basis (subject to availability and change)
  • Check-in time is 5:00pm 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.
  • Credit/Debit Card Policy: Upon check-in, the hotel requires a credit card or debit card to ensure that funds are available. Holds are placed on your account for your entire stay plus estimated 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.
  • Parking: Self-parking is complimentary. Valet parking (only at the Summit Building) is $20 per night for Summit guests and $40 per night for all other guests (subject to change).

  • 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 June 22, 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 May 25, 2022. Between May 26, 2022 and June 22, 2022, one night’s deposit is forfeited. After June 22, 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.


You will fly into Bozeman, Montana (BZN), which is approximately one hour from the Big Sky Resort.

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.

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 ECMD918 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.

United Airlines
For discounts on United Airlines, please visit 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.


Option 1 – Personalized Shuttle Transportation

Karst Stage offers scheduled service from the airport seven (7) days a week.

To make reservations, please visit Choose Airport Shuttle Tickets, then select from Bozeman Yellowstone International to Huntley-Shoshone-Village Center and your travel information. Be sure to enter SYMMED in the promo code box to receive 15% off adult transportation rates. The discount will be applied in the payment section.

If you have any questions or need assistance booking online, please contact Karst Stage at (406) 556-3500.

Children 3-12 years old are half the adult price and children under three (3) are free (subject to change).

It is recommended to select a shuttle that leaves a minimum of 30 minutes after landing at the airport. Upon your return, it is recommended to book a shuttle that picks you up at least three (3) hours prior to your flight. If you have any concerns regarding your flight times, please contact Karst Stage at (406) 556-3500 for assistance.

All reservations will be confirmed by email and text message, along with your transportation tickets. It is recommended that you print your confirmation letter, read it carefully for accuracy, and be sure to print and take your tickets with you when you travel. A MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover card will be required to guarantee your reservation. Your credit card will be charged upon submission of your reservation online. Reservations must be made at least 72 hours in advance.

No refunds will be given for reservations cancelled with less than 24 hours’ notice.

If you are delayed, miss a flight, or your flight is cancelled, please contact Karst Stage at (406) 556-3500.

Upon arrival at the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, before claiming your luggage, check-in at the Karst Stage counter, conveniently located in ground transportation near baggage claim. You will be given instructions on where to meet. A Karst Stage representative will also go over with you in detail your return ticket information (pick-up date, time, and location). Your return shuttle will be scheduled to get you to Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport at least 1½ hours before your flight is scheduled to depart.

Option 2 – Shuttle/Taxi Service

To make reservations and for more information, please contact Shuttle to Big Sky & Taxi at (406) 995-4895 or

Option 3 – Car Rental Discount

For conference discounts, 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:

AWD # B766625

BCD # U076767


Self-parking is complimentary. Valet parking (only at the Summit Building) is $20 per night for Summit guests and $40 per night for all other guests (subject to change).


The setting for our conference is the beautiful Big Sky Resort, nestled in the majestic Northwestern Rockies, just an hour’s drive from Bozeman, Montana.

Big Sky is host to a multitude of summer activities. Take a scenic chair-lift ride up Lone Mountain and experience wonderful hiking and mountain biking, enjoy an invigorating horseback ride, or take to the rivers for incredible fly fishing and whitewater rafting. Big Sky also offers an 18-hole golf course, as well as a number of tennis courts, all offering spectacular views of the surrounding mountains.

The resort’s close proximity to Yellowstone National Park (the northwest border of the park is less than an hour away) is yet another element of Big Sky’s appeal. Plan to spend time observing the nation’s most impressive geysers and hot springs, including “Old Faithful Geyser,” and be awestruck by the ever-present wildlife and majestic scenery in our country’s first established National Park. Yellowstone will be celebrating its 150th anniversary this year and many special events are planned for this summer!

Big Sky Resort is a self-contained village with many restaurants from which to choose, as well as live evening entertainment and dancing. The resort has a giant heated indoor/outdoor swimming pool, full spa, and whirlpools to help soothe those aching muscles at the end of a busy day. A full range of shops are available in and around Big Sky Resort offering everything from hiking supplies to fine art.

Whatever your pleasure, you’ll be sure to find it in Big Sky, at our 23rd Annual Summer Conference on Women’s Health.


We have arranged the following tour with Geyser Whitewater Expeditions for two (2) group days of “Whitewater III (IV) Rafting”.

Half Day Class III Lower Gallatin Whitewater Rafting Tour


  • This exciting adventure combines the thrill of whitewater rafting with magnificent views of the wild Gallatin Canyon. Under the fantastic rock walls of the Gallatin River Canyon, you’ll plunge through famous rapids like Screaming Left, House Rock, and down the Mad Mile. Your family is sure to have a blast! Great for rafters of all experience levels.
  • Custom-designed rafting facility is complete with comfortable indoor changing rooms and a 30’ climbing wall for kids and adults to enjoy.


  • $135 per person (discounted from $157/per person)
  • Children under 6 years old and pregnant women are not allowed on the tour and all participants must fit properly into a Personal Flotation Device (52” torso or smaller).
  • Cost includes: Round-trip transportation to/from the Huntley Lodge, three (3) hours of whitewater rafting, wetsuit and nylon jacket, and tax. Gratuities are not included.
  • Recommendations: Bring cash for incidentals and gratuities (at your discretion). Cameras are not recommended unless they are waterproof. Bring/wear clothing that you don’t mind getting wet (including footwear, unless you are renting booties) and no flip flops or Crocs are allowed. Bring a long sleeve fleece or sweatshirt to wear on the river (it can get cold) and dry clothes to change into after your rafting tour. Indoor changing rooms are available, however, please leave valuables (jewelry, phones, etc.) at the resort as there are no lockers on site.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Pick-up: 8:30am
Drop off: 1:30pm
To reserve, please click the link below: Wednesday

Thursday, July 28, 2022
Pick-up: 1:30pm
Drop off: 6:00pm
To reserve, please click the link below: Thursday

Important! Please read the confirmation email thoroughly, as it will first instruct you to meet at their shop, which is incorrect, please disregard.
Geyser Whitewater will pick you up at the Huntley Lodge at the Big Sky Resort.


Virtual Attendance Is available For this conference. Registered Virtual Attendees should sign in for current information.