“Absolutely the best conference I’ve been to. Symposia Medicus conferences are always wonderful–the speakers, topics, venue, and food were fabulous!”
– K. Greenberg, MD

“Over-the-top best speakers and best locations! Nice free time, too!”
– C. Carter Malcolm, CNM

“Always a nice balance of learning and fun.”
– B. Eckhardt, MD

CONFERENCE DESCRIPTION

Designed for physicians, certified nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, PAs, nurses, and other allied healthcare professionals who manage preconception, pregnant, and postpartum patients, our 39th Annual Fall Conference on Obstetrics takes place over the course of four days. Covering a wide array of topics including diabetes in pregnancy, cardiac disease, maternal morbidity, and fetal growth restriction, our expert faculty will discuss the latest evidence-based advancements in obstetric care, 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 obstetrical 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.

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

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

Outline current initiatives in postpartum care to improve outcomes

Identify elements of acuity scoring tools in obstetrical triage

Manage a pregnant patient with cardiac disease

Describe Cervical Length Education and Review (CLEAR) criteria for accurate cervical length measurement

Review the beneficial effects of corticosteroids on fetal lung maturity

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 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.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT

Physicians
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.

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.

Certified Nurse Midwives
The American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) accepts Category 1 CME approval from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

PAs
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 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.

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 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.

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

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.

HEALTH & SAFETY AWARENESS

Symposia Medicus will make every effort to protect our conference attendees, faculty, and staff from COVID-19. We are collaborating extensively with the conference venue to ensure that precautions will be in place for this in-person meeting. As the event gets closer, we will communicate details regarding all safety and social distancing protocols and procedures intended to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.

BEFORE TRAVELING

There are detailed requirements and instructions for all visitors to Hawaii, which may include mandated quarantine or pre-travel testing. Visit the Hawaii Tourism Authority or State of Hawaii websites for current information about these requirements and please note that these mandates are subject to change. Visitors are encouraged to stay up to date on the latest restrictions, advisories, and travel alerts that are in place leading up to your planned stay. For more information, please visit:
https://www.gohawaii.com/travel-requirements.
For additional information regarding the island of Maui, please visit: https://www.mauicounty.gov/2417/Travel-to-Maui-County”mauicounty.gov/2417/Travel-to-Maui-County

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
www.symposiamedicus.org.

CONFERENCE FACULTY

Alexandria J. Hill, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Texas A&M Health Science Center
College of Medicine
College Station, Texas

Frances Kelly, PhD, MSN, RNC-OB, NEA-BC, CPHQ, CPPS
Interim Chief Nursing Officer
Director, Women's Services
Oklahoma Children’s Hospital
Oklahoma University Health
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Suzanne McMurtry Baird, DNP, RN
Conference Co-Chair

Co-Owner & Director of Nursing
Clinical Concepts in Obstetrics, LLC
Brentwood, Tennessee

Roger Newman, MD, FACOG
Conference Co-Chair

Professor & Maas Endowed Chair for Reproductive Sciences
Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine & Women’s Health Research
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina

Christy Pearce, MD
Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine
Centura South State &
Southern Colorado
Maternal Fetal Medicine
Colorado Springs, Colorado

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 12 months. Beyond disclosure 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.

 

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Wednesday, October 20

7:00am Registration & Check-In
8:00 Welcome & Introduction
Suzanne McMurtry Baird, DNP, RN & Roger Newman, MD
8:15 Obstetrics Update: All the OB Stuff ACOG & SMFM Changed This Year While You Were Operating, Delivering Babies, and Seeing Patients
(Rx = 20 minutes)
Christy Pearce, MD
9:00 Complications in the Postpartum Period
(Rx = 10 minutes)
Suzanne McMurtry Baird, DNP, RN
9:45 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:15 Break
10:30 An Approach to Managing the Intrapartum Category II Fetal Heart Rate
Roger Newman, MD
11:15 Surgical Site Infection Prevention: Reducing Harm Through Safety Bundles (Rx = 10 minutes)
Frances Kelly, PhD, MSN, RNC-OB, NEA-BC, CPHQ, CPPS
Noon Sepsis in Pregnancy
Alexandria J. Hill, MD
12:45pm Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
1:30 Adjourn for the Day

Thursday, October 21

8:00am Maternal Morbidity: Management of Hypertension in the Pregnant Patient
Alexandria J. Hill, MD
8:45 Preventing the First Cesarean Delivery
(Rx = 10 minutes)
Frances Kelly, PhD, MSN, RNC-OB, NEA-BC, CPHQ, CPPS
9:30 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:00 Break
10:15 Congenital Cardiac Disease in Pregnancy
Alexandria J. Hill, MD
11:00 Steroids for Fetal Lung Maturity
(Rx = 30 minutes)
Roger Newman, MD
11:45 Obstetrical Triage: It’s Not ‘First-Come, First-Served’ Anymore
Frances Kelly, PhD, MSN, RNC-OB, NEA-BC, CPHQ, CPPS
12:30pm Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
1:15 Adjourn for the Day

Friday, October 22

3:00pm Smaller Group Breakouts – Session One
. Best Practices in Debriefing After an Emergency in Perinatal Care
Frances Kelly, PhD, MSN, RNC-OB, NEA-BC, CPHQ, CPPS
. Maternal-Fetal Physiology & Medical Problems of Pregnancy
Alexandria J. Hill, MD
. Opioid Use Disorder: Care Bundles in Pregnancy
Suzanne McMurtry Baird, DNP, RN
. Preconception Wellness: Improving Pregnancy Outcomes
Christy Pearce, MD
4:30 Break
4:45 Smaller Group Breakouts – Session Two
(Session One Topics Repeated)
6:15 Adjourn for the Day

Saturday, October 23

8:00am Legal Issues in Obstetrics (Rx = 5 minutes)
Suzanne McMurtry Baird, DNP, RN
8:45 Diabetes in Pregnancy: Pre-Existing, Gestational, and Denial (Rx = 30 minutes)
Christy Pearce, MD
9:30 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:00 Break (hotel check-out, if applicable)
10:15 Evolving Concepts in the Diagnosis & Management of Fetal Growth Restriction (Rx = 10 minutes)
Roger Newman, MD
11:00 Use of Oxytocin: Guidelines & Controversies
(Rx = 45 minutes)
Suzanne McMurtry Baird, DNP, RN
11:45 Ultrasound Reviews: Cervical Length Screening–Who Should Get One? How Do You Do Them Correctly? What to Do if It’s Abnormal? (Rx = 10 minutes)
Christy Pearce, MD
12:30pm Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
1:15 Conference Adjourns

Rx = Pharmacotherapeutic CEUs for nurses will be granted for these sessions

CONFERENCE LOCATION

Aloha! The magical island of Maui, land of legend and incredible beauty, is the setting for our 39th Annual Fall Conference on Obstetrics. Famous for its breathtaking beauty and spectacular white sand beaches, Maui is also dramatically covered with mountain slopes and lush valleys.

Situated on 40 spectacular oceanfront acres along the famed Ka’anapali Beach, the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa offers unlimited activities and amenities in a setting of tropical luxury. The resort is just four miles north of historic Lahaina town and a short walk from Whaler’s Village for shopping, dining, art, boating excursions, and nightlife. With unparalleled panoramic views of the magnificent Pacific Ocean, the resort puts you close enough to hear the waves from your guestroom while enjoying the gentle breezes of paradise.

Enjoy additional amenities at the Hyatt Residence Club, located on the north end of the resort. Swim and relax in four new pool areas, including a zero-entry lagoon and an infinity relaxation pool with ocean views. Cool off with a refreshing drink at Pau Huaka’i, a beachfront Tiki Bar, and pick up items to go, including delicious gourmet foods and wine at the Lahaina Provision Company market and deli.

Spend the day pampering yourself at the Marilyn Monroe™ Spa, play a round of championship golf at the Royal Ka’anapali Course or Ka’anapali Kai Course, or hit the court for a tennis match. For island adventure, go snorkeling at Black Rock, enjoy an authentic Polynesian Lu’au, or ride the Pacific waves at the white sand beach.

Whatever your pleasure, you’ll be sure to find it on Maui, at our 39th Annual Fall Conference on Obstetrics.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION, LODGING & TRAVEL INFORMATION

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

You can register and receive conference lodging group rates in the following ways:

Online via our website, www.symposiamedicus.org 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 201, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-2287

Please visit www.symposiamedicus.org or call (925) 969-1789 for additional questions or information.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION INFORMATION

TUITION: EARLY
If postmarked by
August 11, 2021
REGULAR
If postmarked after
August 11, 2021
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.

Tuition includes continuing education, online access to educational session materials, and break refreshments for conference registrants

Conference registration will be confirmed via email

CONFERENCE LODGING INFORMATION

Conference group rates have been arranged at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa. 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.

GROUP RATES STATED BELOW INCLUDE DAILY BUFFET BREAKFAST FOR TWO PEOPLE

Type of Room View Group Rates
(Single/Double)
Description
Resort View

Overlooking the gardens & landscaping

$299/night

All rooms are approximately 450 sq. ft., and have either a king bed with a pull-out sofa bed or two queen beds with a chaise lounge sofa.


Rooms include a lanai or balcony, and feature a mini-fridge, iron/ironing board, robes, hair dryer, flat screen TV, and an iHome alarm clock radio.

Golf Mountain View

View of the West Maui Mountains and Ka’anapali golf courses

$359/night

Partial Ocean View

Partial view of the Pacific Ocean from the lanai

$409/night

Deluxe Ocean View

Full view of the Pacific Ocean, overlooking the hotel grounds, pool, and ponds

$439/night

Premier Ocean Front Unobstructed view of the Pacific Ocean and the islands of Lana’i and Moloka’i $479/night

By booking your lodging with Symposia Medicus, the Resort Fee charge of $32.00 plus 4.166% tax, per room, per night is discounted to $20.00 plus tax. The Resort Fee includes: lei greeting upon arrival, in-room & resort-wide standard Wi-Fi, two reusable keepsake water bottles (per room, per stay, upon arrival) with access to refillable water stations throughout the resort, 24-hour access to the oceanfront Stay Fit gym, daily yoga/fitness classes, local, 1-800/1-888 phone calls, in-room safe, in-room coffee/tea, resort shuttle service to/from Ka’anapali, one hour daily tennis or basketball court time (includes tennis balls & racquets and basketballs), cultural programs including lei making & hula lessons, wildlife tours, penguin and koi feedings, PressReader (digital newsstand), concierge services through Blue Hawaii Concierge, personalized guest request texting service (see front desk for more details), discounted pricing for in-house guests at Drums of the Pacific Luau, 25% discount on greens fees at Ka’anapali golf courses (Royal & Kai Courses), complimentary beach portrait session, and 5x7 print from Grins2Go at Hyatt Regency Maui. Items listed are subject to change.

By booking with Symposia Medicus, you will also receive a 25% discount on hotel’s two-person
cabanas (advance reservations are required and are based on availability).

For information regarding COVID-19, health, and safety at the hotel, please visit:
https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/info/coronavirus-statement

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Hotel Policies

Above conference group rates are per room, per night and do not include the following (subject to change):
- 14.416% state and local taxes
- $20 (plus 4.166% tax) discounted resort fee

Maximum guestroom occupancy is four, regardless of age. An infant under 12 months of age is allowed as a 5th guest at no charge, however, is subject to crib or rollaway rental fee, if needed.

Mandatory additional person charges (below) include daily buffet breakfast, taxes, and gratuities:
- Children 4 years and under are FREE
- Children 5 to 12 years old are $16/person, per night
- Children 13 to 18 years old are $36/person, per night
- Adults 19 years and older are $116/person, per night

Bed Type Requests: You can select one or two beds; however, requests cannot be guaranteed until check-in

Rollaways & Cribs: Rollaway beds and cribs are $25 each, per night (based on availability and subject to change). Only one rollaway or one crib is allowed per room.

Check-in time is 4:00pm 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.

Early Departure Fee: Please confirm your scheduled departure date with the hotel at check-in. An early departure fee equal to one night’s room and tax will be charged to any guest who checks out of the hotel before their confirmed departure date.

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 per day to cover incidental charges; 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 discounted to $18 per day for conference guests. Valet parking is available at $32 per day (subject to change).

Cancellation Policies

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 September 8, 2021; 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 August 11, 2021. Between August 12, 2021 and September 8, 2021, one night’s deposit is forfeited. After September 8, 2021, 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.

AIR TRAVEL INFORMATION

You will be flying into Kahului Airport (OGG), which is approximately 28 miles from the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa. 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 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 ECMD505 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 NY34X 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 https://www.hawaiianair.com/affiliate 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 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 ZJVS420980 in the “Promotions and Certificates” box. For questions, please call the United Airlines Convention Desk at (800) 426-1122.

CAR RENTAL DISCOUNT

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:

AVIS www.avis.com 800-331-1600 AWD # B766625
Budget www.budget.com 800-772-3773 BCD # U076767