“Excellent subjects, concise, on point, great locations, great topics, great speakers. I look forward to these conferences.”
– A. Friese, MD

“All excellent presenters. Great for CNMs who do primary care.”
– D. Papazian, CNM

“The best CME I ever attended. Great faculty, practical points to apply in clinical practice.”
– N. Joseph, MD

CONFERENCE DESCRIPTION

In the current era of spiraling medical costs, it has become increasingly important for primary care providers to become adept at evaluating and treating gynecologic issues. Taking place over the course of four days, our 29th Annual Conference on Office Gynecology & Women’s Health for the Primary Care Provider will present practical, clinical updates on a full range of women’s health and gynecologic challenges, including the diagnosis and management of common gynecologic complaints, contraception, depression, migraine headaches, depression, menopause, heart disease, and endocrine disorders. Our expert faculty will provide you with skills and strategies for application and implementation into your practice as they address each of these topics. During the in-depth breakout sessions, you will develop and refine your technique on treating various women’s health topics, including colposcopy, headaches, oral contraceptive pill (OCP) problems, and dermatology. 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 gynecologic 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…

Manage abnormal Pap smear results

Evaluate and manage abnormal uterine bleeding

Counsel patients on new contraceptive options

Recognize common skin disorders

Explain common therapies for the treatment of PCOS

Recognize and manage migraine headaches

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

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.

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 19 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

Nurse Practitioners/Nurses
The ANCC contact hours awarded for completion of this conference are 19.

Provider is also approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP2335, for 22.8 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 4.5 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

Due to the prolonged nature of the pandemic, Symposia Medicus has implemented several new policies. In the interest of the health and safety of our faculty, staff, and attendees, Symposia Medicus now requires that all conference participants be fully vaccinated. Facemasks, which will be provided at the Registration Desk, will also be required for this conference. We have established these policies and procedures with the intention of mitigating risk and preventing the transmission of COVID-19. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we strive to provide a quality continuing education experience that is safe for all involved.

BEFORE TRAVELING

There are detailed requirements and instructions for all visitors to Hawaii, which may include mandated quarantine, pre-travel testing, or proof of vaccination. 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

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

Camelia Davtyan, MD, FACP
Clinical Professor of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Director, Women’s Health
UCLA Comprehensive Health Program
Los Angeles, California

Charles C. Flippen II, MD, FAAN, FANA
Richard D. & Ruth P. Walter
Professor of Clinical Neurology
Vice Chair for Education
Residency Program Director
Department of Neurology
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, California

Matthew Freeby, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Director, Gonda Diabetes Center
Associate Director, Diabetes Clinical Programs
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes,
and Metabolism
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, California

Jennifer Haley, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, California

Krystyna McNicoll, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Family Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, California
St. John’s Physician Partners
Pacific Palisades, California

Martin Quan, MD
Conference Chairman

Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
Director, Office of Continuing
Medical Education
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Vice Chair for Academic Affairs
UCLA Department of Family Medicine
Los Angeles, California

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 on site.

 

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Wednesday, February 9

7:00am Registration & Check-In
8:00 Welcome & Introduction
Martin Quan, MD
8:15 A Clinical Approach to Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding (Rx = 5 minutes)
Camelia Davtyan, MD
9:00 Work-Up of the Abnormal Pap Smear
Krystyna McNicoll, MD
9:45 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:15 Break
10:30 Common Skin Disorders in Women
(Rx = 5 minutes)
Jennifer Haley, MD
11:15 Migraine Headache: A Clinical Update
(Rx = 10 minutes)
Charles C. Flippen II, MD
Noon Case Studies in Vaginitis (Rx = 20 minutes)
Martin Quan, MD
12:45pm Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
1:30 Adjourn for the Day

Thursday, February 10

8:00am PCOS: Nuts & Bolts (Rx = 15 minutes)
Matthew Freeby, MD
8:45 Contraception Update: 2022
(Rx = 45 minutes)
Martin Quan, MD
9:35 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:00 Break
10:15 Breast Cancer Screening & Prevention
(Rx = 5 minutes)
Camelia Davtyan, MD
11:00 Depression: Meeting the Clinical Challenge
(Rx = 30 minutes)
Martin Quan, MD
11:45 Obesity Management: A Clinical Approach
(Rx = 20 minutes)
Matthew Freeby, MD
12:30pm Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
1:15 Adjourn for the Day

Friday, February 11

3:00pm Smaller Group Breakouts – Session One
. Basic Colposcopy
Krystyna McNicoll, MD
. Headache Workshop
Charles C. Flippen II, MD
. Management of Common Oral Contraceptive Pill (OCP) Problems
Martin Quan, MD
. Office Dermatology
Jennifer Haley, MD
4:15 Break
4:30 Smaller Group Breakouts – Session Two
(Session One Topics Repeated)
5:45 Break
6:00 Smaller Group Breakouts – Session Three
(Session One Topics Repeated)
7:15 Adjourn for the Day

Saturday, February 12

8:00am Women & Heart Disease
(Rx = 5 minutes)
Camelia Davtyan, MD
8:45 Type 2 Diabetes: A Clinical Update
(Rx = 30 minutes)

Matthew Freeby, MD
9:30 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:00 Break (hotel check-out, if applicable)
10:15 Osteoporosis: State-of-the-Art
(Rx = 20 minutes)
Matthew Freeby, MD
11:00 Menopause Hormone Therapy: Where Are We Now?
(Rx = 45 minutes)
Martin Quan, MD
11:50 An Approach to Urinary Incontinence
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Krystyna McNicoll, MD
12:35pm Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
1:15 Conference Adjourns

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

CONFERENCE LOCATION

Hawaii’s “Garden Island” awaits you—and it certainly lives up to its nickname. Marvel at the emerald valleys, tropical rainforests, cascading waterfalls, sharp mountain spires, and sheer cliffs. The majestic natural scenery of the island is humbling to behold.

Nestled amidst the lush greenery of Kauai, the Royal Sonesta Kauai Resort is a Garden Island oasis of its own. Take in a glorious setting on golden sands, with opportunities to indulge in beachside spa treatments, five restaurants offering a variety of cuisines, a weekly luau, and the largest one-level pool in Hawaii.

Make yourself at home in your stylish, modern guest room, with views of the ocean, gardens, or pool. And when you set out to explore, the natural beauty of Hanalei Bay and the nearby Waimea Canyon State Park are sure to fill your days in paradise with enchantment.

There are so many outdoor adventures to choose from. Kayak the Wailua River, snorkel on Poipu Beach, hike the trails of Kokee State Park, or zip-line above Kauai’s lush valleys. Or make island-time your time and relax at the resort and enjoy the small town settings and Hawaiian culture.

Whatever your pleasure, you’ll be sure to find it on Kauai, at our 29th Annual Conference on Office Gynecology & Women’s Health for the Primary Care Provider.

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 102, 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
December 1, 2021
REGULAR
If postmarked after
December 1, 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 Royal Sonesta Kauai 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 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 BREAKFAST FOR TWO PEOPLE

Type of Room Group Rates
(Single/Double)

King Bed
Group Rates
(Single/Double)
Two Queen Beds
Description
Garden View

$348/night

Max. Occupancy: 3

$358/night

Max. Occupancy: 4

Wake up to tranquil views of the hotel gardens or spend time outside on the private patio admiring the lush tropical greenery. Spacious guest rooms feature island-inspired décor with details that reflect the tranquil, tropical surroundings. Each room offers 1 king bed (with sofa bed) or 2 queen beds, complimentary coffee, tea, bath amenities,
in-room safe, flat-screen TV, mini-refrigerator, and balcony.
Pool View

$408/night

Max. Occupancy: 3

$418/night

Max. Occupancy: 4

Enjoy sweeping views of the resort through floor-to-ceiling windows. Oversees tropical resort grounds and Hawaii’s largest single level swimming pool. Spacious guest rooms feature island-inspired décor with details that reflect the tranquil, tropical surroundings. Each room offers 1 king bed (with sofa bed) or 2 queen beds, complimentary coffee, tea, bath amenities, in-room safe, flat-screen TV, mini-refrigerator, and balcony.
Ocean View

$481/night

Max. Occupancy: 3

$491/night

Max. Occupancy: 4

The lanai outside of the ocean view guest room will get you one step closer to the warm Pacific breeze and breathtaking views of Mount Haupu. Spacious guest rooms feature island-inspired décor with details that reflect the tranquil, tropical surroundings. Each room offers 1 king bed (with sofa bed) or 2 queen beds, complimentary coffee, tea, bath amenities, in-room safe, flat-screen TV, mini-refrigerator, and balcony.
Ocean Suite

$771/night

Max. Occupancy: 3

N/A

Get inspired or enjoy quiet contemplation in the tropical oasis of the semi-private lanai, overlooking Kalapaki Beach and Pool. This suite offers one King bed, complimentary coffee, tea, bath amenities, in-room safe, flat-screen TV, mini-refrigerator, sofa bed, and balcony
By booking your lodging with Symposia Medicus, the Resort Fee charge of $25.00 plus tax, per room, per night is discounted to $20.00 plus tax, per room, per night.
The Resort Fee includes: Daily enhanced internet service, local & long distance domestic calls, airport shuttle on demand, daily fitness classes (alternating Yoga and Aqua Fit, up to 2 people), cultural classes, 24 hour access to fitness center, one (1) appetizer or dessert in Kukui’s Restaurant per room, per stay, and two (2) complimentary Mai Tais at Kukui’s Restaurant per room, per stay.
Items listed are subject to change.

For information regarding COVID-19, health, and safety at the hotel, please visit:
https://www.sonesta.com/safe-stays-royal-sonesta-kauai-resort-lihue

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Hotel Policies

Above conference group rates are per room, per night and do not include the following (subject to change):
- 17.962% state & local taxes
- $20.00 (plus 17.962% tax) resort fee (discounted from $25.00, plus tax)

Mandatory additional person charge for breakfast is $37.00/adult (ages 13 & older) and $22.61/children (ages 0-12) includes gratuities and taxes - not to exceed stated room maximum occupancy

Rollaway beds (subject to availability and change) are $50.00 per night, plus tax

Cribs are available on a complimentary basis (subject to availability and change)

Check-in time is 4:00pm and check-out time is noon. 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 $100/day for 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. As you charge more to your room, the hold will increase.

Parking: Self-parking is complimentary. Valet is available at $28.00 plus tax, per day (subject to change) for hotel and non-hotel guests.

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 January 5, 2022; 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 8, 2021. Between December 9, 2021 and January 5, 2022, one night’s deposit is forfeited. After January 5, 2022, 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 fly into Lihue Airport (LIH), which is approximately one (1) mile from the Royal Sonesta Kauai Resort. A courtesy resort shuttle is available 24 hours a day to and from the airport for resort guests.

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 ECMD723 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 NMV3E in the “Meeting Code” box. For questions, please call the Delta Airlines Convention Desk at (800) 328-2216.
Hawaiian Airlines For discounts on Hawaiian Airlines flights, please book online at https://www.hawaiianairlines.com/our-services/products-and-programs/preferred-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 ZKBQ178725 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

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