Conference #1650
24th Annual National Conference on Fetal Monitoring


April 27 - 29, 2023
Las Vegas, Nevada



 
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CONFERENCE DESCRIPTION

Our 24th Annual National Conference on Fetal Monitoring has been designed for physicians, nurses, certified nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, and physician associates who are responsible for maternal-fetal assessment. During this comprehensive conference, our expert faculty will integrate emerging clinical research, current case studies, and challenging fetal heart rate tracings as well as address controversial issues in maternal-fetal medicine. 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 fetal monitoring situations.
 

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

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

  • Interpret FHR tracings using two central principles that are evidence-based and reflect consensus in the literature
  • Outline intraoperative fetal assessment during non-obstetric surgery
  • Apply the NICHD nomenclature to actual EFM tracings
  • Discuss current trends in obstetric malpractice

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
February 16, 2023
REGULAR
If postmarked after
February 16, 2023
 
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, continental breakfast on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday mornings, 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 16 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
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 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.

Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring
The approved credits include 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ towards Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring and Assessment Education.

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™

 
Rebecca L. Cypher, MSN, PNNP
Perinatal Nurse Practitioner; President, Cypher Maternal-Fetal Solutions; Gig Harbor, Washington
 
Jay Kelley, JD
Attorney-at-Law, Elk & Elk; Mayfield Heights, Ohio
 
David A. Miller, MD, FACOG - Conference Co-Chairperson
Professor of Maternal Fetal Medicine & Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California; Chief of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Children's Hospital Los Angeles; Director, CHLA-USC Fetal Maternal Center; Los Angeles, California
 
Lisa A. Miller, CNM, JD - Conference Co-Chairperson
Founder, Perinatal Risk Management & Education Services; Certified Nurse-Midwife; Vancouver, 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 on site.

 
Thursday, April 27, 2023
 
8:15 AMWhaddya Know? An Interactive EFM Quiz
Lisa A. Miller, CNM, JD
 
9:00Standardized EFM Interpretation & Management
David A. Miller, MD, FACOG
 
10:45Keep Calm: Interpreting FHR Variations With Drug Administration
Rebecca L. Cypher, MSN, PNNP
 
11:30Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
1:30 PMSafe Practices in the Non-Obstetric Setting: FHR Assessment
Rebecca L. Cypher, MSN, PNNP
 
2:15Listen Carefully: Intermittent Auscultation in Labor
Lisa A. Miller, CNM, JD
 
3:15Documentation Matters: Your Best Defense to Reducing Risk
Rebecca L. Cypher, MSN, PNNP
 
4:00Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
Friday, April 28, 2023
 
8:00 AMFHR Tracings Practicum
Lisa A. Miller, CNM, JD
 
9:45Legally Speaking: Tips From the Plaintiff's Bar
Jay Kelley, JD
 
11:45Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
Saturday, April 29, 2023
 
8:00 AMUterine Activity, Labor Curves, and Oxytocin: Using Physiologic Logic
Lisa A. Miller, CNM, JD
 
9:30Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
10:30Antepartum Testing: A Review
David A. Miller, MD, FACOG
 
11:15"My Oh My:" Thought-Provoking Case Studies
Rebecca L. Cypher, MSN, PNNP
 
12:00 PMThe EFM Quiz Show
Lisa A. Miller, CNM, JD
 
12:45Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 

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

Symposia Medicus has conference group rates at Harrah’s Las Vegas, located in the center of the World-Famous Las Vegas Strip.

These special rates will only be available until Monday, April 3, 2023 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.
 

Harrah’s Las Vegas
3475 S Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: (888) 458-8471

To make your reservations please call (888) 458-8471.
You must refer to the group code SHSYM3 to receive conference group rates.

To make your reservations online, please visit https://book.passkey.com/GO/SHSYM3
Please note the website may show your room rate as an average, based on the number of nights reserved.

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 Las Vegas.
 

Run of House Room (Single/Double):
Monday - Thursday : $160/night
Friday - Sunday : $115/night
Renovated rooms are approximately 300 sq. ft., and include a king or two queen beds, hairdryer, rain shower, vanity with backlit mirror, electronic device docking station, HD TV, work desk, and small sitting area.

  • A deposit equal to one night’s room and tax is due to the hotel with major credit card upon making your reservation. Each guestroom must have at least one registered guest 21 years of age or older.
     
  • Above conference group rates are per room, per night and do not include the following (subject to change):
    - 13.38% Clark County Room Tax
    - $30 plus 13.38% tax Resort Fee (includes unlimited local phone calls, daily admission for two guests to the Fitness Center (not spa), and in-room internet access for two devices per day)
     
  • Maximum guestroom occupancy is four, regardless of age
     
  • Mandatory additional adult charge (12 years and over) is $30 per person, per night
     
  • Children 11 years and under are complimentary – not to exceed stated maximum occupancy
     
  • Rollaway beds are available at an additional cost of $30 per night (subject to availability and change)
     
  • Cribs are available on a complimentary basis (subject to availability and change)
     
  • Check-in time is 4:00pm and check-out time is 11:00am. Any departures after 11:00am are subject to the full day charge. A late check-out can only be confirmed on the date of departure by the front desk. Additional charges may apply for late check-outs and are based upon availability.
     
  • 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: Valet and self-parking are complimentary for conference attendees
     
  • Hotel Cancellations must be made directly with the hotel at least 72 hours prior to your confirmed arrival date or you will be charged a cancellation fee equal to one night’s deposit and tax
  • 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 March 23, 2023; 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 date 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.

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 Las Vegas McCarren International Airport (LAS), which is approximately 15 minutes from Bally’s Las Vegas. 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 ECME233 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 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.
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

Enjoy Las Vegas at its finest at Harrah’s Las Vegas, with its renovated rooms, contemporary dining options and a revamped lineup of shows. Located in the center of the Las Vegas strip, Harrah’s offers an exciting casino, outstanding restaurants, a sparkling outdoor swimming pool, a luxurious spa, state-of-the-art health club, full-service beauty salon, a unique variety of retail options and, of course, the best entertainment.

Get ready for some fun in the sun. The sparkling pool at Harrah’s Las Vegas is the perfect place for a leisurely escape. Dive into the hotel’s heated outdoor swimming pool or take a break and relax on one of the comfortable lounge chairs, all while enjoying poolside cocktails. The surrounding flora also adds a nice touch. Check out Harrah’s Carnaval Court, an open-air street party at the center of the Strip.

Offering tasty and playful food options, Harrah’s brings the fun to restaurants in Las Vegas. With an array of creative and delightful dishes, the restaurants at Harrah’s Las Vegas will make you jump for joy. Just make sure it’s not after a big meal! Enjoy live music and down-home Southern favorites at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill or belly up to the Oyster Bar at Harrah’s and reel in oysters, fresh caught fish, clam chowder, scallops and more at this longtime Las Vegas seafood favorite.

Whether you seek rest and relaxation or crave entertainment and excitement, Las Vegas has it all. Stretch your legs walking the famous Las Vegas Strip, stimulate your taste buds in one of the city’s world-class restaurants, or extend your conference stay and take a day trip to Hoover Dam or the Grand Canyon and witness the grandeur of the Colorado River. Explore the city’s casinos or enjoy great entertainment in the showplaces and lounges. Las Vegas is truly the city that never sleeps!

Whatever your pleasure, you’ll be sure to find it in Las Vegas, at our 24th Annual National Conference on Fetal Monitoring.