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CONFERENCE DESCRIPTION

Designed for physicians, certified nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, physician associates, nurses, and other allied healthcare professionals who face challenges in the care of the high-risk pregnant patient, our 29th Annual Spring Conference on High Risk Obstetrics takes place over the course of four days. Covering an array of topics including respiratory issues, preeclampsia, fetal monitoring, hemorrhaging, and opioid use, 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 obstetric 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…

Review managing hemorrhage and disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC)

Illustrate concepts of induction of labor in high risk case scenarios

Describe the legal issues associated with documentation, including clinical guidelines and protocols

Outline a therapeutic approach for gestational diabetes

Discuss COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy

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.

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 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 2.75 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.

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://hawaiicovid19.com/travel/getting-to-hawaii/

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

Stephanie R. Martin, DO
Conference Co-Chair

Co-Owner & Medical Director
Clinical Concepts in Obstetrics, LLC
Scottsdale, Arizona

Julio Mateus Nino, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of OBGYN
Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Atrium Health
Charlotte, North Carolina

Suzanne McMurtry Baird, DNP, RN
Co-Owner & Nursing Director
Clinical Concepts in Obstetrics, LLC
Adjunct Faculty
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
Nashville, Tennessee

Lisa A. Miller, CNM, JD
Founder, Perinatal Risk Management &
Education Services
Certified Nurse-Midwife
Vancouver, Washington

Shailen Shah, MD
Conference Co-Chair

Section Chief Perinatology
Medical Director & Lead Physician
Virtua Maternal Fetal Medicine
Voorhees, New Jersey

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, March 16

7:00am Registration & Check-In
8:00 Welcome & Introduction
Stephanie R. Martin, DO & Shailen Shah, MD
8:15 Respiratory Issues: Asthma, Pneumonia, and More
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Shailen Shah, MD
9:00 Management of Hemorrhage & Use of Blood Products (Rx = 15 minutes)
Stephanie R. Martin, DO
9:45 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:15 Break
10:30 Recognition of Maternal Compromise
(Rx = 5 minutes)
Suzanne McMurtry Baird, DNP, RN
11:15 Maternal & Neonatal Long Term Adverse Effects Associated With Preeclampsia (Rx = 10 minutes)
Julio Mateus Nino, MD, PhD
Noon Legally Speaking: Documentation in Perinatal Care
Lisa A. Miller, CNM, JD
12:45pm Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
1:30 Adjourn for the Day

Thursday, March 17

8:00am Fetal Monitoring: Applying a Standardized Approach Part I
Lisa A. Miller, CNM, JD
8:45 Fetal Monitoring: Applying a Standardized Approach Part II
Lisa A. Miller, CNM, JD
9:30 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:00 Break
10:15 Hypertensive Crisis in Pregnancy: This Can Make Your Blood Boil! (Rx = 30 minutes)
Shailen Shah, MD
11:00 Medical Therapies of Gestational Diabetes
(Rx = 30 minutes)
Julio Mateus Nino, MD, PhD
11:45 COVID-19 & Pregnancy (Rx = 10 minutes)
Shailen Shah, MD
12:30pm Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
1:15 Adjourn for the Day

Friday, March 18

3:00pm Smaller Group Breakouts – Session One
. Case Studies in Cardiac Disease During Pregnancy: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly!
Shailen Shah, MD
. FHR Tracings Practicum
Lisa A. Miller, CNM, JD
. Opioid Use Disorder: Care Bundles in Pregnancy
Suzanne McMurtry Baird, DNP, RN
. Placenta Accreta Spectrum Disorder
Stephanie R. Martin, DO
4:30 Break
4:45 Smaller Group Breakouts – Session Two
(Session One Topics Repeated)
6:15 Adjourn for the Day

Saturday, March 19

8:00am Identifying & Managing Sepsis in Pregnancy
(Rx = 10 minutes)
Stephanie R. Martin, DO
8:45 Best Practices During Induction of the High-Risk Patient (Rx = 40 minutes)
Suzanne McMurtry Baird, DNP, RN
9:30 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:00 Break (hotel check-out, if applicable)
10:15 Fetal Growth in Twins
Julio Mateus Nino, MD, PhD
11:00 Maternal Critical Care: Team Development
Stephanie R. Martin, DO & Suzanne McMurtry Baird, DNP, RN
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 conference. 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.

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 an authentic island adventure, go snorkeling at Black Rock, enjoy a 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, at our 29th Annual Spring Conference on High Risk 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 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
January 5, 2022
REGULAR
If postmarked after
January 5, 2022
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

$309/night

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

All accommodations offer a private lanai with glass balcony, LED television with remote control, cable movie channels, in-room pay movies, high-speed Wi-Fi, telephone with voicemail and message light, in-room mini fridge and coffeemaker, individual climate control air conditioning, full bath amenities, daily turndown service available, iron/ironing board, iHome® alarm clock radio and
in-room safety-deposit box.

Golf Mountain View

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

$389/night

Partial Ocean View

Partial view of the Pacific Ocean from the lanai

$439/night

Ocean View

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

$469/night

Ocean Front Unobstructed view of the Pacific Ocean and the islands of Lana’i and Moloka’i $509/night

By booking your lodging with Symposia Medicus, the Resort Fee charge of $32.00 plus 17.416% tax, per room, per night is discounted to $20.00 plus tax. The Resort Fee includes: two reusable keepsake water bottles (per room, per stay, upon arrival) with access to filtered water and ice machines located on every guestroom floor and throughout the resort, 24-hour access to the oceanfront Stay Fit Gym, cultural programs including lei making, hula lessons, wildlife tours, and koi feedings, local & 800/888 phone calls, in-room coffee and tea, in-room safe, concierge services, daily yoga/fitness classes, resort shuttle service in Ka’anapali, unlimited daily tennis or basketball court time, tennis balls, racquets, and basketballs included, fresh flower lei greeting upon arrival, inkl App: access to current full-content newspapers and magazines viewable on your tablet or smartphone, beach portrait session and 5x7 print from Grins2Go at Hyatt Regency Maui, personalized guest request texting service: TEXT (808) 219-0608 for 24 hour assistance, 25% off non-discounted green fees at Ka’anapali Golf Courses, 10% discount on all non-sale apparel items at the Ka’anapali Golf Courses Pro Shop, 24 hour access to pool towels throughout the resort, backpack beach chair usage for all guestroom occupants. 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):
- 17.416% state and local taxes
- $20 (plus 17.416% 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).

Vaccination/Face Mask Policies

You must be fully vaccinated in order to attend a Symposia Medicus conference in person. Proof of vaccination in the form of vaccination record card, a photo of your vaccination card, or vaccination QR code (via paper, your smartphone or other portable electronic device). You can submit this prior to the conference via email to info@symposiamedicus.org or in person at the conference venue. Face masks are required in the conference room. Symposia Medicus will have disposable masks available at the registration desk. These policies are 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 February 9, 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 January 12, 2022. Between January 13, 2022 and February 9, 2022, one night’s deposit is forfeited. After February 9, 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 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 ECMD726 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) 328-1111.
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. 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