Conference #1636
28th Annual Conference on Women's Health: Care of Women Over 50

November 16 - 19, 2022
Oahu, Hawaii

See Tuition information for pricing and attendance options.
No Proof of Vaccination or Face Mask use required
(See Health & Safety tab for complete info)


Our 28th Annual Conference on Women’s Health: Care of Women Over 50 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, 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 women’s health 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…

  • Identify and diagnose vulvar vaginal atrophy as well as understand its implications on general and sexual health
  • Provide triage recommendations for abnormal breast screening
  • Illustrate common treatment interventions for mood and anxiety disorders and interventions specific to female patients
  • Apply surgical and non-surgical techniques to manage pelvic organ prolapse
  • Formulate treatment plans for vulvovaginal skin problems

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

If postmarked by
September 7, 2022
If postmarked after
September 7, 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 meeting room. Tuition includes continuing education, online access to educational session materials, continental breakfast on Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings, and break refreshments for conference registrants. Tuition also includes a group reception for faculty, registrants, and their guests.

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 Credit™

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.

Jay Goldberg, MD, MSCP - Conference Co-Chairperson
Professor; Vice Chairman; Director of Philadelphia Fibroid Center; Department of OB/GYN, Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Michael Krychman, MDCM, MPH
AASECT Certified Sexual Counselor; Executive Director of the Southern California Center for Sexual Health & Survivorship Medicine; Newport Beach, California
Jesse D. Markman, MD, MBA
Associate Professor; Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington; Seattle, Washington
Toby Maurer, MD - Conference Co-Chairperson
Professor, Department of Dermatology, Lead AMPATH Global Dermatology; Professor Emeritus, University of California, San Francisco; San Francisco, California
Sam Siddighi, MD, MS, FACOG
Associate Professor, Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics; Loma Linda University Health; Chief, Section of Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery; Loma Linda, 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 on site.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022
8:15 AMMenopause & The Cancer Patient: Issues & Answers
(Rx = 25 minutes)
Michael Krychman, MDCM, MPH
9:00Update on Breast Cancer Screening & Mammographic Breast Density
Jay Goldberg, MD, MSCP
9:45Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
10:30Puzzling Dermatologic Vulvovaginal Cases
(Rx = 30 minutes)
Toby Maurer, MD
11:15Treatment of Mood & Anxiety Disorders in Women
(Rx = 20 minutes)
Jesse D. Markman, MD, MBA
12:00 PMUterine Fibroid Update
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Jay Goldberg, MD, MSCP
12:45Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
Thursday, November 17, 2022
8:00 AMVaginal Dryness & Pain in Menopause
(Rx = 25 minutes)
Michael Krychman, MDCM, MPH
8:45Important Urologic Issues for the Gynecologist & the Primary Care Health Provider
Sam Siddighi, MD, MS, FACOG
9:30Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
10:15HPV & Pap Smear Screening: Current Guidelines
Jay Goldberg, MD, MSCP
11:00Sexual Medicine 101
(Rx = 25 minutes)
Michael Krychman, MDCM, MPH
11:45Women's Health Care Risk Management: Case Studies
Jay Goldberg, MD, MSCP
12:30 PMQuestions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
Friday, November 18, 2022
3:00 PMSmall Group Breakouts – Session One

● Controversies in Gynecology: Mesh, Robotics, and Morcellation

Sam Siddighi, MD, MS, FACOG
 ● Dermatologic Aging Dilemmas: Including Skin Cancer & Sun Exposure
Toby Maurer, MD
 ● Lifecycle Sexuality: From Chronic Disease to Menopause
Michael Krychman, MDCM, MPH
 ● When Your Patients Make You Anxious: Emergency Interventions
Jesse D. Markman, MD, MBA
4:45Small Group Breakouts – Session Two

● Controversies in Gynecology: Mesh, Robotics, and Morcellation

Sam Siddighi, MD, MS, FACOG
 ● Dermatologic Aging Dilemmas: Including Skin Cancer & Sun Exposure
Toby Maurer, MD
 ● Lifecycle Sexuality: From Chronic Disease to Menopause
Michael Krychman, MDCM, MPH
 ● When Your Patients Make You Anxious: Emergency Interventions
Jesse D. Markman, MD, MBA
Saturday, November 19, 2022
8:00 AMMom Can't Find Her Keys: Cognitive Disorders in Older Patients
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Jesse D. Markman, MD, MBA
8:45Outpatient Office Management of Common Dermatologic Problems
Toby Maurer, MD
9:30Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
10:15When You Gotta Go, You Gotta Go: How To Stop The Wetness
Sam Siddighi, MD, MS, FACOG
11:00Do you Have Anything Stronger?: Chronic Pain Management
(Rx = 10 minutes)
Jesse D. Markman, MD, MBA
11:45The Outs & Ins of Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Sam Siddighi, MD, MS, FACOG
12:30 PMQuestions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
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 Turtle Bay 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.

Turtle Bay Resort is newly renovated

Resort Room
King Bed (Single/Double) - $379/night, Max. Occupancy: 3
Two Queen Beds (Single/Double) - $399/night, Max. Occupancy: 4
Located on the second floor, rooms are 478 sq. ft. and offer a combined view of resort elements and landscaped rooftop gardens. Bathrooms offer double vanities and walk-in showers.

Ocean View
King Bed (Single/Double) - $479/night, Max. Occupancy: 3
Two Queen Beds (Single/Double) - $499/night, Max. Occupancy: 4
Located on middle floors, rooms are 478 sq. ft. and offer views of the ocean and bays complimented by lush hillsides and resort grounds. Bathrooms offer double vanities and walk-in showers.

Premium Ocean View
King Bed (Single/Double) - $579/night, Max. Occupancy: 3
Two Queen Beds (Single/Double) - $599/night, Max. Occupancy: 4
Located on the top floor, rooms are 478 sq. ft. and offer the most magical ocean views from your private balcony. Bathrooms offer walk-in showers, plush robes, and slippers.

Ocean View Family Suite
King Bed (Single/Double) - $719/night, Max. Occupancy: 4
Located on the middle floors, suites are 725 sq. ft. with views of bays with hillside and resort grounds. This suite has a king bedroom with oversized chair with wrap around partitioned sitting area with pull out sofa sleeper. Bathroom offers oversized walk-in shower.

Luxury Ocean View Jr Suite
King Bed (Single/Double) - $759/night, Max. Occupancy: 4
Located on the middle floors, suites are 725 sq. ft. and offer sweeping views of the ocean. The suite has an open spacious sitting area, dining table, and bedroom. Bathrooms offer soaking tub and walk-shower.

*Ocean Bungalow (Must call Symposia Medicus for availability)
King Bed (Single/Double) - $1039/night, Max. Occupancy: 4
Two Queen Beds (Single/Double) - $1,089/night, Max. Occupancy: 5
The waters in front of these cottages are a globally recognized refuge for sea turtles, whales, and seals. The 740 sq. ft. cottage features towering 15-foot ceilings, Brazilian walnut floors, and a deep soaking tub. The cottages are arranged in clusters of six at the water’s edge, and are contained within a very private paradise.

*Ocean Bungalows are VERY limited. Please reserve early or call Symposia Medicus for availability at (925) 969-1789.

By booking your lodging with Symposia Medicus, the Resort Fee charge of $49.00 plus 17.962% tax, per room, per night is discounted to $25.00 plus tax, per room, per night. The Resort Fee includes: Arrival lei greeting, two refillable PATH water bottles, with refill stations located throughout the resort, unlimited toll-free local & P-minute of domestic long distance telephone calls, high-speed Wi-Fi access in guest room and public areas, use of Beats Pill speaker (based on availability, sign out through housekeeping), daily resort activities (visit The Guidepost or see calendar of events online), use of resort cruiser bikes (45-minutes per day/per guest, 2 cruisers per room, based on availability), beach tours & boogie boards at Kuilima Cove (based on availability), beach umbrellas and chairs at Kuilima Cove (based on availability), daily basket of range balls (after 12:00pm), admission to one (1) fitness class of the day (visit Nalu spa), use of Go Pro Camera for up to 24-hours (sign out at The Guidepost), one-hour pickle ball court usage (sign out at The Guidepost), and use of business center facilities. Items listed are subject to change.

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):
    - 17.962% state & local taxes
    - $25.00 (plus 17.962% tax) resort fee (discounted from $49.00, plus tax)
  • Suggested porterage & housekeeping gratuities (not mandatory):
    - $14.50 (plus 17.962% tax) per person (18 years & older) porterage (bellman) gratuity is suggested
    - $3.50 per room, per day housekeeping gratuity is suggested
  • Mandatory additional adult charge (18 years & older) is $87.00 per person, per night (includes daily buffet breakfast, taxes, and gratuities) – not to exceed stated maximum occupancy
  • Children 17 years & under are complimentary (includes daily buffet breakfast) – not to exceed stated maximum occupancy
  • Rollaway beds are NOT available. An air mattress can be requested (subject to availability), which is normally $50.00 per night, plus tax; however, this fee is waived when booking through Symposia Medicus. Only one air mattress is allowed in a room with a king bed.
  • Cribs are available on a complimentary basis (subject to availability and change)
  • Check-in time is 3:00pm 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 $100/day for incidentals; however, the amount may be immediately deducted from your account. The length of time for which these holds remain on your credit or debit account varies from bank to bank. As you charge more to your room, the hold will increase.
  • Parking: Self-parking is included in the Resort Fee. Valet is available at $35.00 plus tax, per day (subject to change) for hotel and non-hotel guests.
  • 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 October 12, 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 September 14, 2022. Between September 15, 2022 and October 12, 2022, one night’s deposit is forfeited. After October 12, 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 Honolulu International Airport (HNL), which is approximately 1½ hours from the Turtle Bay Resort. 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.

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 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 ECME183 in the “Discount Code” box, located at the right hand side of the page. Blackout dates: November 18-20, 2022

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 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.


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


A rare gem of a destination, the Turtle Bay Resort is truly an iconic Hawaiian landmark. The only resort of its kind anywhere on the north shore of Oahu, this idyllic place is the perfect base to get fully immersed in the authentic island experience. Situated on a majestic outcropping with panoramic views of the breathtaking shoreline, this resort is a true standout among island destinations anywhere in the world.

The resort has just completed a major renovation—every aspect of the hotel experience has been transformed to immerse guests into this dramatic landscape, from the stunning, redesigned lobby and pool deck to the locally inspired dining concepts.

Located on the North Shore of Oahu, the unequivocal surf capital of the world, Turtle Bay Resort is conveniently located near legendary surf breaks like Pipeline, Sunset Beach, and the big wave mecca that is Waimea Bay. A fifteen-minute drive north takes you to historic Haleiwa, which provides eclectic shopping, fantastic Hawaiian shaved ice, and restaurant options that include everything from shrimp trucks to fine dining.

Paddle out at sunrise for a dawn patrol surf session. Snap a photo of a honu (green sea turtle) while snorkeling. Launch off “Jump Rock” at Waimea Bay. Discover deserted white sand beaches trekking up to Ka’ena Point. You can also enjoy whale watching, as this is the perfect time to see these beautiful creatures in Oahu’s warm waters. The list of what to see and do during your stay at this Oahu resort never ceases to amaze.

Whatever your pleasure, you’ll be sure to find it on Oahu, at our 28th Annual Conference on Women’s Health: Care of Women Over 50.