Conference #1657
6th Annual Conference on Challenges in Mental Healthcare for the Primary Care Provider


July 19 - 22, 2023
Big Sky, Montana



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

CONFERENCE DESCRIPTION

Our 6th Annual Conference on Challenges in Mental Healthcare for the Primary Care Provider provides practical, evidence-based care tips for treating the primary care patient with challenging psychiatric and psychosocial concerns. Designed for physicians, certified nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, physician associates, nurses, and other allied healthcare professionals who manage patients of all ages, this course emphasizes team-based problem solving. Throughout the sessions, our expert faculty will guide you and your fellow providers as you collaborate amongst yourselves and collectively practice 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 mental healthcare situations.
 

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

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

  • Discuss assessment tools for substance use disorders that are useful in medical settings
  • Review evidence-based interventions to acute psychiatric and behavioral symptoms
  • Assess and manage mood symptoms in menopausal and postmenopausal women
  • Describe prevalence and impact of anxiety and depressive disorders in childhood and adolescence

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
May 10, 2023
REGULAR
If postmarked after
May 10, 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, 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 17 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This ACE activity was developed with standards to address California Assembly Bill (AB) 1195 cultural and linguistic competency (CLC) and CA AB 241 implicit bias (IB) to reduce health disparities. Please refer to the accreditation page on our website for resources.

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.

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.

AAP
This continuing medical education activity has been reviewed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and is acceptable for a maximum of 18 AAP credits. These credits can be applied toward the AAP CME/CPD Award available to Fellows and Candidate Members of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Physician Associates
NCCPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician associates may receive a maximum of 17 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

Nurse Practitioners/Nurses
The ANCC contact hours awarded for completion of this conference are 17.

Provider is also approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP2335, for 20.4 contact hours.

Pharmacists
The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Pharmacotherapeutic CEUs for Nurses
This activity is designated for a maximum of 1 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.

 
Heidi Combs, MD, MS - Conference Chairperson
Professor, Vice Chair of Education, University of Washington Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Stern Endowed Chair for WWAMI Faculty Development, Seattle, Washington
 
Jesse D. Markman, MD, MBA
Associate Professor; Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington; Seattle, Washington
 
Sina Shah, MD
Acting Assistant Professor Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine; Attending Psychiatrist Children's Autism Center (CAC) Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine Unit (PBMU) Seattle Children's Hospital, 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 on site.

 
Wednesday, July 19, 2023
 
2:45 PMSpecial Issues for Women Throughout the Life Cycle
Heidi Combs, MD, MS
 
3:30Psychiatric Emergencies
Sina Shah, MD
 
4:30Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults
(Rx = 20 minutes)
Jesse D. Markman, MD, MBA
 
5:30Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
Thursday, July 20, 2023
 
8:00 AMDepressive Disorders
Heidi Combs, MD, MS
 
9:30Attention Disorders in Pediatrics
Sina Shah, MD
 
10:45Anxiety Disorders
Heidi Combs, MD, MS
 
12:15 PMQuestions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
Friday, July 21, 2023
 
3:00 PMSubstance Use Disorders
(Rx = 20 minutes)
Jesse D. Markman, MD, MBA
 
4:30Mood & Anxiety Disorders in Pediatrics
Sina Shah, MD
 
6:00Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
Saturday, July 22, 2023
 
8:00 AMPersonality Disorders
(Rx = 20 minutes)
Jesse D. Markman, MD, MBA
 
9:00Somatic Symptoms & Related Disorders
Heidi Combs, MD, MS
 
10:45Psychotherapy for the Primary Care Provider
Jesse D. Markman, MD, MBA
 
12:15 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:

HEALTH & SAFETY AWARENESS

Symposia Medicus continues to collaborate with the conference venue to ensure the safety and protection of all attendees. As the event gets closer, we will communicate details regarding safety and social distancing protocols and procedures intended to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.

 

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 before or after the conference (subject to availability).

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 Room (Double Occupancy) - $279/night
Max 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) - $289/night
Max Occupancy: 4
Approx. Square Footage: 375
Same amenities as above with mountain views.

Huntley Room/Bunk Loft (Double Occupancy) - $359/night
(Must call Symposia Medicus for availability)
Max Occupancy: 4-6
Approx. Square Footage: 500
Rooms have two queen beds plus a loft area with either a queen or a twin bunk bed, mini refrigerator, TV, one bathroom, wet bar, coffeemaker, iron & ironing board, and blow dryer.
 

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

Shoshone 1-Bedroom Condo (Double Occupancy) - $459/night
Max 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.

Shoshone 1-Bedroom Loft (Double Occupancy) - $479/night
Max Occupancy: 6
Approx. Square Footage: 1150
Has a private bedroom with a king or queen bed, a queen boyne bed in loft, a queen sleeper sofa in living room, full-equipped kitchen, gas fireplace, and a small balcony.
 

Village Center: Located between the Summit and Shoshone buildings.

Village Studio (Double Occupancy) - $249/night
Max Occupancy: 4
Approx. Square Footage: 432
Has queen pull-down Murphy bed, sleeper sofa, microwave, coffeemaker, small refrigerator and dishwasher, and bathroom.
 

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) - $309/night
(Must call Symposia Medicus for availability)
Max 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) - 379/night
Max Occupancy: 4
Approx. Square Footage: 400
Has two queen beds, wet bar, and bathroom.

Summit 1-Bedroom Condo (Double Occupancy) - $609/night
(Must call Symposia Medicus for availability)
Max 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) - $709/night
(Must call Symposia Medicus for availability)
Max 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.

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

  • 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 resort-wide Wi-Fi, scenic lift rides, pool access, 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, and self-parking. Items are subject to change.)
    - 0.8% bedding/accommodation tax
     
  • Maximum guestroom occupancy as stated above cannot be exceeded
     
  • Mandatory additional occupant charge (over two in room), is $25 per person, per night for ages 7 years & older
     
  • 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 (included in resort fee). 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 14, 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 May 17, 2023. Between May 18, 2023 and June 14, 2023, one night’s deposit is forfeited. After June 14, 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 ECME464 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 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. Reserve early. Cars sell out. Please see below:

AVIS
www.avis.com
800-331-1600
AWD # B766625

Budget
www.budget.com
800-772-3773
BCD # U076767
 

CONFERENCE LOCATION

The setting for our conference is the beautiful Big Sky Resort, nestled in the majestic Northwestern Rockies, just an hour 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.

Our conference coincides with the award winning Big Sky PBR (Professional Bull Riders). Built from the sagebrush up, PBR has grown into “Big Sky’s Biggest Week” – a week of community events including three nights of bull riding, musical events, vendor village and more. Ticket information will be available on the Tours/Activities Tab for this conference, on our website.

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 6th Annual Conference on Challenges in Mental Healthcare for the Primary Care Provider.