Conference #1665
34th Annual National Conference on Women's Health Care

September 25 - 27, 2023
Las Vegas, Nevada

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Our 34th Annual National Conference on Women’s Healthcare is designed for OB/GYNs, family physicians, general practitioners, internal medicine 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 learner knowledge, improve the competence and performance of all attendees, and contribute to their 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 healthcare 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…

  • Outline common and uncommon presentation symptoms of uterine fibroids
  • Describe management challenges and treatment options in osteoporosis
  • Develop longitudinal treatment plan that includes biological, psychological, and social interventions for mood disorders during pregnancy
  • Evaluate signs and symptoms of common dermatologic vulvovaginal diseases
  • Describe differences between stress incontinence, overactive bladder, and mixed urinary incontinence

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

If postmarked by
July 17, 2023
If postmarked after
July 17, 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.
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 Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 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.


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 accredited continuing education activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME and ANCC Essentials and Standards relating to continuing medical and nursing 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 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.

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

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.

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. PAs 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.

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™

Pharmacology Content for Prescriptive Authority
This activity is designated for a maximum of 4.75 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.

Linda Bradley, MD
Professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology & Reproductive Biology; Lerner College of Medicine; Vice Chair for Diversity & Inclusion, Cleveland Clinic Women's Health Institute; Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Anders L. Carlson, MD - Conference Co-Chairperson
Medical Director, Bright Health; Endocrinologist & Investigator; International Diabetes Center; Associate Professor, University of Minnesota Medical School; Minneapolis, Minnesota
Gretchen Lentz, MD - Conference Co-Chairperson
Professor Emeritus, Former Division Director of Urogynecology; Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology; University of Washington School of Medicine; Seattle, Washington
Toby Maurer, MD
Professor, Department of Dermatology, Lead AMPATH Global Dermatology; Professor Emeritus, University of California, San Francisco; San Francisco, California
Nicole B. Washington, DO, MPH
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor; Department of Behavioral Sciences; Oklahoma State University; Center for Health Sciences; Chief Medical Officer, Elocin Psychiatric Services; Tulsa, Oklahoma


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.

Monday, September 25, 2023
8:15 AMFemale Urinary Incontinence: Diagnosis & Treatment
(Rx = 25 minutes)
Gretchen Lentz, MD
9:00The Role of Hormone Replacement Therapy After Menopause: When Is the Right Time?
(Rx = 30 minutes)
Anders L. Carlson, MD
9:45Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
10:30Evaluation of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: Everything You Need to Know From A-Z
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Linda Bradley, MD
11:15Review of Drugs That Affect the Mind
(Rx = 45 minutes)
Nicole B. Washington, DO, MPH
12:00 PMPuzzling Dermatologic Vulvovaginal Cases
(Rx = 25 minutes)
Toby Maurer, MD
12:45Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
Tuesday, September 26, 2023
8:00 AMUrinary Tract Infections & Other Causes of Bladder Pain
(Rx = 30 minutes)
Gretchen Lentz, MD
8:45Common Dermatologic Cosmetic Procedures & Rejuvenation
(Rx = 20 minutes)
Toby Maurer, MD
9:30Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
10:15Female Sexual Dysfunction Dilemmas
(Rx = 25 minutes)
Gretchen Lentz, MD
11:00Childhood Trauma with Adult Consequences
Nicole B. Washington, DO, MPH
11:45Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
1:30 PMSmall Group Breakouts – Session One

● Diabetes Management 2023: Case-Based Update on Management & Technology

Anders L. Carlson, MD
 ● Mood Disorders During Pregnancy Including Bipolar Disorder & Depression
Nicole B. Washington, DO, MPH
 ● Nutrition: A Prescription to Wellness-How to Not Die
Linda Bradley, MD
3:15Small Group Breakouts – Session Two

● Diabetes Management 2023: Case-Based Update on Management & Technology

Anders L. Carlson, MD
 ● Mood Disorders During Pregnancy Including Bipolar Disorder & Depression
Nicole B. Washington, DO, MPH
 ● Nutrition: A Prescription to Wellness-How to Not Die
Linda Bradley, MD
Wednesday, September 27, 2023
8:00 AMCase Studies in Thyroid Disease
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Anders L. Carlson, MD
8:45Everything You Want To Know About the "F" Word: Fibroids-Facts, Fiction, and Fallacies
Linda Bradley, MD
9:30Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
10:30Treatment of Mental Health Disorders During Menopause
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Nicole B. Washington, DO, MPH
11:15Skin Cancers: Non-Melanoma & Melanoma
(Rx = 30 minutes)
Toby Maurer, MD
12:00 PMPros & Cons of Oophorectomy at Hysterectomy
(Rx = 10 minutes)
Gretchen Lentz, MD
12:45Questions & 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:


We care about the health and safety of our conference attendees. As the event gets closer, Symposia Medicus will communicate any relevant health and safety policies and procedures implemented by us and/or the conference venue.



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 Friday, September 1, 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
Direct: (702) 369-5000

To make your reservations please call (888) 458-8471
You must refer to the group code SHMED3 to receive conference group rates.

To make your reservations online, please visit: HTTPS://BOOK.PASSKEY.COM/GO/SHMED3

The conference group rates may 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 (Single/Double) - $175/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 & 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.
  • Conference group rates are per room, per night and do not include the following (subject to change):
    - 13.38% Clark County tax
    - $30 (plus 13.38% tax) Resort Fee (includes unlimited local phone calls, admission to the Fitness Center for up to two guests daily, and in-room internet access for up to two devices per day)
  • Maximum guestroom occupancy is four, regardless of age
  • Mandatory additional occupant charge (12 years & over) is $30 per person, per night
  • Children 11 years & 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 departure after 11:00am is subject to the full day charge.
  • Credit/Debit Card Policy: Upon check-in, the hotel requires a credit 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 and valet parking are complimentary for conference guests
  • 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 August 21, 2023; however, tuition, less a 10% processing fee, may be applied to a future Symposia Medicus conference.
  • All cancellations must be emailed to by the dates 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 for more information.


You will fly into Las Vegas Harry Reid International Airport (LAS), which is approximately 15 minutes from Harrah’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.

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 ECME469 in the “Discount Code” box, located at the right hand side of the page. Please note that blackout dates of April 1-2 and April 8-11, 2022 will apply.

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.
For questions, please call the United Airlines Convention Desk at (800) 426-1122.


For conference discounts, Symposia Medicus has made arrangements with AVIS and Budget Car Rentals. Reservations can be made by phone; please refer to the conference code and the conference/airport location when making your reservations. Please see below:

AWD # B766625

BCD # U076767


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 will make you jump for joy. Just make sure it’s not after a big meal! Enjoy a Louisiana-inspired menu from Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux featuring made-from-scratch dishes including Crawfish Etouffee, Duck & Andouille Gumbo, and Krispy Kreme Donut Bread Pudding. Or try the newly opened Ramsay’s Kitchen, by famous Michelin chef Gordon Ramsay – open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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 34th Annual National Conference on Women’s Healthcare.