Conference #1645
5th Annual Winter Conference on Hot Topics in Women's Health


February 14 - 18, 2023
Big Sky, Montana





 
See Tuition information for pricing and attendance options.
 
No specific health and safety information for in-person attendance
(See Health & Safety tab for complete info)

CONFERENCE DESCRIPTION

Our 5th Annual Winter Conference on Hot Topics in Women’s Health is designed for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician associates, nurses, and other allied healthcare professionals involved in the care of women’s health patients. Our expert faculty will discuss the latest evidence-based advancements in women’s health, 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.
 

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

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

  • Recognize the features of an autoimmune disease and make a diagnosis
  • Develop a plan to reduce use of antibiotics in the treatment of urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Recognize the hemodynamic changes of pregnancy and explain how they may adversely impact women with heart disease
  • Discuss the interactions between medication and sexual desire
  • Develop a treatment plan for the different symptoms experienced by patients with PCOS

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
December 6, 2022
REGULAR
If postmarked after
December 6, 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 meeting room. Tuition includes continuing education, online access to educational session materials, 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.

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 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ACOG
Application has been made with the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG) for cognates, Formal Learning. Please check our website for updated credit information.

AAFP
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.

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 16 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

Nurse Practitioners/Nurses
The ANCC contact hours awarded for completion of this conference are 16.

Provider is also approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP2335, for 19.2 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.

 
Patty Cason, RN, MS, FNP-BC
Envision SRH; Assistant Clinical Professor, UCLA School of Nursing; Los Angeles, California
 
Peng T. Fan, MD, FACP
Clinical Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; Los Angeles, California
 
Michael Fialkow, MD, MPH
Professor, Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Washington School of Medicine; Seattle, Washington
 
William D. Schlaff, MD - Conference Co-Chairperson
Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Sidney Kimmel Medical College; Thomas Jefferson University; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Karen Stout, MD - Conference Co-Chairperson
Professor, Internal Medicine/Cardiology; Adjunct Professor, Pediatrics/Cardiology; University of Washington; Seattle, Washington

DISCLOSURE STATEMENT

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, February 15, 2023
 
7:15 AMCurrent Management Options for Women With Autoimmune Disorders
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Peng T. Fan, MD, FACP
 
8:00Cardiac Disease in Women: What’s Different, What's the Same?
Karen Stout, MD
 
8:45Overactive Bladder: Update on Newer Treatment Options
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Michael Fialkow, MD, MPH
 
9:30Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
4:00 PMThe PATH to Person-Centered Contraception Counseling
(Rx = 10 minutes)
Patty Cason, RN, MS, FNP-BC
 
4:45Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: Characteristics & Controversies
(Rx = 20 minutes)
William D. Schlaff, MD
 
5:30Women With Heart Disease: Implications for Pregnancy & Contraception
(Rx = 25 minutes)
Karen Stout, MD
 
6:15Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
Thursday, February 16, 2023
 
7:00 AMOsteoarthritis: A Practical Guide
(Rx = 30 minutes)
Peng T. Fan, MD, FACP
 
7:45Top 10 Cardiology Pearls
Karen Stout, MD
 
8:30UTIs & Recurrent UTIs in Post-Menopausal Women
Michael Fialkow, MD, MPH
 
9:15Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
Friday, February 17, 2023
 
4:00 PMWanting to Want: Unpacking Sexual Desire
(Rx = 5 minutes)
Patty Cason, RN, MS, FNP-BC
 
4:45Diagnosis & Treatment of Infertility
(Rx = 15 minutes)
William D. Schlaff, MD
 
5:30Fecal Incontinence & Bowel Screenings: Issues in the Older Female Patient
Michael Fialkow, MD, MPH
 
6:15Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
Saturday, February 18, 2023
 
7:00 AMManagement of Early Abnormal Pregnancy
(Rx = 15 minutes)
William D. Schlaff, MD
 
7:45Innovations & Advances in Contraception for 2023
(Rx = 45 minutes)
Patty Cason, RN, MS, FNP-BC
 
8:30Management of Osteoporosis 2023
(Rx = 30 minutes)
Peng T. Fan, MD, FACP
 
9:15Questions & 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:

 

CONFERENCE LODGING INFORMATION

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
 

GROUP RATES STATED BELOW INCLUDE DAILY BUFFET BREAKFAST FOR TWO PEOPLE
 

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

Huntley Room (Double Occupancy)- $429/night
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.

Huntley Mountain View (Double Occupancy)- $449/night
Maximum Occupancy - 4
Approx. Square Footage - 375
Same amenities as above with mountain views
 

Shoshone Building: Attached to the Huntley Lodge & Conference Center. Most rooms face Lone Mountain or Andesite Mountain

Shoshone 1-Bedroom Condo (Double Occupancy)- $549/night
Maximum Occupancy - 6
Approx. Square Footage - 790
Has a private bedroom with one queen bed, 1-3/4 bathrooms, Murphy bed and double sleeper sofa in living room, fully-equipped kitchen, gas fireplace, and a small balcony.
 

Village Center: Located between the Summit and Shoshone buildings.

Village Studio (Double Occupancy)- $439/night
Maximum Occupancy - 4
Approx. Square Footage - 432
Has a queen pull-down Murphy bed, sleeper sofa, microwave, coffeemaker, small refrigerator and dishwasher, and bathroom.
 

GROUP RATES STATED BELOW DO NOT INCLUDE DAILY BUFFET BREAKFAST
 

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

Summit Studio (Double Occupancy)- $639/night
Maximum Occupancy - 2
Approx. Square Footage - 450
Has a queen pull-down Murphy bed, kitchen, dining area, and bathroom.

Summit Hotel (2 Queen Beds) (Double Occupancy)- $739/night
Maximum Occupancy - 4
Approx. Square Footage - 400
Has two queen beds, wet bar, and bathroom.

*Summit Hotel (King Bed) (Double Occupancy)- $749/night
(Must call Symposia Medicus for availability)
Maximum Occupancy - 2
Approx. Square Footage - 400
Has one king bed, wet bar, and bathroom.

Summit 1-Bedroom Condo (Double Occupancy)- $1,109/night
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 (Double Occupancy)- $1,409/night
(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 the second bedroom, and a queen sleeper sofa in the living room; three bathrooms, a full kitchen, and, fireplace. Bed types not guaranteed.

*Summit 3-Bedroom Condo (Double Occupancy)- $1,969/night
(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.
 

*Units are VERY limited. Reserve early. Other units not listed above may be available.

Please Call Symposia Medicus for availability at (925) 969-1789.

For information regarding COVID-19, health, and safety at the hotel, please visit https://bigskyresort.com/safetypractices

  • Above conference group rates are per room, per night and do not include the following (subject to change):
    - 8% state bedding/accommodation tax
    - 4% local/resort tax
    - 10% resort service fee (The resort service fee includes: complimentary ski valet, pool access, daily round-trip ride on the Ramcharger 8 lift for dining at Everett’s 8800, resort bellman shuttle for transport within the Big Sky Community (based on availability), children's activities in Huntley Lodge lobby, Ski Patrol Dog demonstrations and s’mores, Warren Miller movie playing weekly, movies in the amphitheater nightly (availability allowing), special events and movies during exceptionally cold days, luggage storage with bell staff on arrival or departure, concierge assisted airline boarding passes, and self-parking. Items are subject to change.)
     
  • If you book in the Summit Building, breakfast is not included
     
  • Maximum guestroom occupancy as stated above cannot be exceeded
     
  • Mandatory additional occupant charge (over two in room), is $25 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 January, 10, 2023; 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 December 13, 2022. Between December 14, 2022 and January 10, 2023, one night’s deposit is forfeited. After January 10, 2023, 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.

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 publications@symposiamedicus.org for more information.

AIR TRAVEL INFORMATION

You will fly into Bozeman, Montana (BZN), which is approximately one hour from the Big Sky Resort. 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 ECME228 in the “Discount Code” box, located at the right hand side of the page.
Blackout Dates: February 17, 2023 and February 20, 2023

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 NMVXF 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 ZMA2992670 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
 

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS / GROUND TRANSPORTATION

To receive additional information about the conference hotel, location, tours or nearby attractions, and ground transportation, please visit our website at http://www.symposiamedicus.org/.

CONFERENCE LOCATION

This exciting conference will be held in the picturesque Northwestern Rockies at the beautiful Big Sky Resort, just an hour’s drive from Bozeman, Montana. This lovely hotel and suite/ condominium resort has newly-renovated buildings, ski-in/ski-out access located within the resort, providing you with access to 5,800 skiable acres. Annual snowfall of more than 400 inches results in spectacular beginning, intermediate, and expert slopes, with plenty of wide, groomed cruising runs, as well as narrow chutes and trees for the advanced skier. You will also experience the incomparable Big Sky cold smoke powder!

If it’s Nordic skiing you enjoy, just six miles from Big Sky Resort lies the Lone Mountain Ranch cross country skiing area–rated one of the best in the United States. And, for a change of pace, you are sure to enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the beautiful Spanish Peaks range, or a snowmobile or coach tour of nearby Yellowstone National Park.

Big Sky Resort is a self-contained village with many restaurants to choose from, 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 around Big Sky Resort.

Whatever your pleasure, you are sure to find many thrilling winter activities in this spectacular setting while attending our 23rd Annual Winter Conference on Pediatrics.

We have made arrangements for discounted ski lift tickets. These are one-day lift tickets and give you access to over 5,850+ acres of skiable terrain, 36 lifts, and over 300 named runs! You can only purchase these discounted tickets by visiting https://shop.bigskyresort.com/s/symposia-medicus-2023/c/symposia-medicus-2023-3

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