“Always great topics and great lectures, very comprehensive, relevant review of the designated subjects.”
– D. Cohen, MD

“My first conference with Symposia Medicus and I loved it! Enjoyed the smaller group, more ‘hands-on’ approach to learning.”
– M. Doty, FNP-BC

“Great conference and great location. I have gained multiple pearls for use in practice!”
– K. Winson, DO

CONFERENCE DESCRIPTION

Our 5th Annual Conference on Challenges in Mental Healthcare for the Primary Care Provider provides practical, evidence-based care tips for treating patients with challenging psychiatric and psychosocial concerns. Designed for physicians, certified nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, physician associates, nurses, and other allied healthcare professionals who manage patients of all ages, this course emphasizes team-based problem solving. Throughout the sessions, our expert faculty will guide you and your fellow providers as you collaborate amongst yourselves and collectively practice skills and strategies for application and implementation into your practice. This educational activity aims to increase both the competence and performance of all attendees as well as contribute to your ability to work together as part of a coordinated healthcare team.

Topics for this year’s conference have been selected based on the educational needs underlying identified professional practice gaps. The gaps were derived from a variety of sources including evaluations and outcomes data from past participants, clinical expert input, Symposia Medicus’ online survey, and other medical and nursing data such as current clinical guidelines, research findings, literature reviews, and patient safety considerations.
           
An outstanding faculty has been assembled for this conference. Each faculty member was selected based on their individual area of expertise and ability to communicate current, evidence-based, and practical information to participants.

The conference format includes didactic and interactive lecture sessions, question and answer sessions, and case studies. Following a group of lectures, the “What Have We Learned” sessions allow attendees to ask the faculty critical and challenging questions about caring for patients during various mental healthcare situations.

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

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

Describe medication and behavioral interventions for mood, affective, and attention disorders in pediatric patients

Recognize, diagnose, and develop management approaches for adults with personality, affective, anxiety, and substance use disorders

Develop a differential diagnosis to evaluate agitation, dementia, and delirium and treatment approaches for each

Describe various psychotherapy approaches with a focus on engaging patients in basic cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) interventions

Develop approaches to diagnosing and treating somatic and related disorders

Discuss considerations of special issues related to the identification and management of mood disorders across a woman’s life cycle

ATTENDEE REQUIREMENTS

After attending this conference, participants are entitled to a certificate of credit which will be available online. Successful completion of this activity is determined by attending the live activity, reviewing the educational session materials, and submitting the case studies test, evaluations, surveys, and verification of attendance form. Each participant should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ACCREDITATION

This educational activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME and ANCC Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education.

Symposia Medicus is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Symposia Medicus is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT

Physicians
Symposia Medicus designates this live activity for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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

AAFP
Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending. Please check our website for updated credit information.

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

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

Physician Associates
NCCPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician associates may receive a maximum of 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 3.25 hours 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

In the interest of the health and safety of our faculty, staff, and attendees, Symposia Medicus requires that all conference participants be fully vaccinated (boosters are recommended). 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.

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

Heidi Combs, MD, MS
Conference Chairperson

Professor
Vice Chair of Education
University of Washington
Department of Psychiatry &
Behavioral Sciences
Stern Endowed Chair for WWAMI
Faculty Development
Seattle, Washington
 
Alissa Hemke, MD
Acting Assistant Professor
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Division
Seattle Children’s Hospital
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington

Jesse D. Markman, MD, MBA
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry &
Behavioral Sciences
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington

DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
Consistent with ACCME and ANCC guidelines, it is the policy of Symposia Medicus to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all educational activities. Prior to the planning of this educational activity, all individuals in a position to influence and/or control the content of continuing education activities have been asked to disclose all relevant financial relationships within the past 24 months. Symposia Medicus will also ensure that any and all relevant financial relationships will be mitigated before the conference commences. Beyond disclosure and mitigation of relevant financial relationships, faculty are required to disclose when they plan to discuss pharmaceuticals and/or medical devices that are not approved by the FDA and/or medical or surgical procedures that involve an unapproved or “off-label” use of an approved device or pharmaceutical. Symposia Medicus is committed to providing learners with commercially unbiased continuing education activities. This information is intended to assist learners in forming their own judgments about the content presented. Disclosure information will be included in the educational session materials for this activity and speakers will provide a disclosure slide for each presentation, which they will also disclose verbally on site.

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CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Wednesday, July 13

7:00am Registration & Check-in
During Continental Breakfast
8:00 Welcome & Introduction: Team Icebreaker
Faculty Panel
8:15 Making Behavioral Care Easier & More Enjoyable: A Course Overview
Faculty Panel
9:00 Mood Disorders (Rx = 30 minutes)
Heidi Combs, MD, MS
10:30 Break
10:45 Anxiety Disorders (Rx = 20 minutes)
Heidi Combs, MD, MS
12:15pm Wrap Up: What Did We Learn This Morning?
Questions & Answers With Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
1:00 Adjourn for the Day
5:30-6:30 Wine & Cheese Reception
(Faculty, Participants, and Guests)

Thursday, July 14

7:30am Continental Breakfast
8:00 Somatization Disorders (Rx = 15 minutes)
Heidi Combs, MD, MS
9:30 Substance Use Disorders (Rx = 25 minutes)
Jesse D. Markman, MD, MBA
10:30 Break
10:45 Personality Disorders (Rx = 5 minutes)
Jesse D. Markman, MD, MBA
12:15pm Wrap Up: What Did We Learn This Morning?
Questions & Answers With Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
12:45 Adjourn for the Day

Friday, July 15

7:30am Continental Breakfast
8:00 Attention Disorders in Pediatrics (Rx = 20 minutes)
Alissa Hemke, MD
9:15 Mood & Anxiety Disorders in Pediatrics
(Rx = 20 minutes)
Alissa Hemke, MD
10:30 Break
10:45 Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults
(Rx = 5 minutes)
Jesse D. Markman, MD, MBA
12:15pm Wrap Up: What Did We Learn This Morning?
Questions & Answers With Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
12:45 Adjourn for the Day

Saturday, July 16

7:30am Continental Breakfast
8:00 Special Issues for Women Throughout the Life Cycle
(Rx = 30 minutes)
Heidi Combs, MD, MS
9:00 Psychiatric Emergencies
(Rx = 25 minutes)
Alissa Hemke, MD
10:30 Break
10:45 Psychotherapy for the Primary Care Provider
Jesse D. Markman, MD, MBA
12:15pm Wrap Up: What Did We Learn This Morning?
Questions & Answers With Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
12:45 Conference Adjourns

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

CONFERENCE LOCATION

California’s wine country offers scenic countryside views, great wines, and superb restaurants. With over 450 wineries offering a variety of wines for all tastes, it’s no wonder that the Napa Valley is considered the heart of the American wine industry. Located approximately 60 miles north of San Francisco, there is much more to Napa than just its grapes! Enjoy hot-air ballooning, horseback riding, mountain biking, or casual golfing.

Find incredible discounts on your favorite brand names at the Napa Premium Outlets or visit Old Town Napa for unique shopping. Visit the recently restored Napa Valley Opera House for headliners from jazz to country music. Although wine comes to mind when thinking of the Napa Valley, the food in this region is equally as tantalizing with world-renowned restaurants in the area such as The French Laundry, Bottega, and Morimoto.

There is so much to do in this abundant valley. But if the Napa Valley isn’t enough to keep your interest, San Francisco, with Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, and famous cable cars, is just an hour away; or the kid inside you will love the excitement of Six Flags Discovery Kingdom located just 20 minutes away, or Safari West wildlife preserve just 45 minutes away.

The Napa Valley Marriott Hotel combines modern convenience with traditional comfort. If you are looking for a refreshing escape, just head over to the hotel’s all new resort-style pool and courtyard. They’ll provide the towels, sunscreen, lounge chairs, and umbrellas—all you have to do is relax and enjoy every moment.

Sip on specialty cocktails or your favorite Napa Valley wines complemented by creative small bites from Little Summer’s innovative kitchen, the hotel’s indoor/outdoor restaurant and bar. Start the day with morning yoga sessions on the pool deck, or just unwind with a cocktail on the pool patio under a gorgeous California sunset after a long day spent touring vineyards or teeing off on Napa’s famous golf courses!

Whatever your pleasure, you’ll be sure to find it in Napa, at our 5th Annual Conference on Challenges in Mental Healthcare 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
May 4, 2022
REGULAR
If postmarked after
May 4, 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, continental breakfast on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday mornings, and break refreshments for conference registrants. Tuition also includes a wine & cheese reception for faculty, registrants, and their guests.

Conference registration will be confirmed via email

CONFERENCE LODGING INFORMATION

Conference group rates have been arranged at the Napa Valley Marriott Hotel. 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.

Type of Room Group Rates Description
Run of House
(view of perimeter and exterior of hotel)
$329/night

All rooms are non-smoking and approximately 375 sq. ft. and feature either one king bed or two double beds. Rooms also include air conditioning, deluxe bedding, luxurious bathrobes, spa-quality bath essentials, mini-refrigerators, coffee makers with complimentary coffee, flat screen TVs with plug-in high tech panel, premium movie channels, and pay-per-view movie access.

Due to strict fire codes, rollaway beds and cribs are not permitted in a room with two beds. Only one rollaway or crib is permitted in a room with a king bed.

Garden View Room
(view of hotel’s courtyard)
$349/night

Concierge Room
(view of hotel’s courtyard)

Concierge lounge access includes complimentary continental breakfast, daily midday snacks, hors d’oeuvres and dessert, non-alcoholic beverages, and business services.

$379/night
By reserving your lodging with Symposia Medicus, the $20 per room, per night Destination Fee is waived. The fee includes (subject to change): coffee in the lobby, wireless high speed internet access, gym access, complimentary Quench water bottle filling stations around the property, daily wine pour from 5:00-6:00pm in the lobby, daily s’mores from 6:00-6:30pm by the firepits, 1-hour complimentary electric bike rental (per stay, per guest), and daily yoga/fitness class at 7:30am.

For information regarding COVID-19, health, and safety at the hotel, please visit:
https://whattoexpect.marriott.com/sfonp

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Hotel Policies

Above conference group rates are per room, per night and do not include the following (subject to change):
- 12% tax
- 0.24% California Tourism Assessment Fee
- 3% Tourism Business Improvement District Assessment

Maximum guestroom occupancy is four people and cannot be exceeded due to fire codes

There is no additional charge for 3rd and 4th guests in room

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 complimentary (based on availability and subject to change). Please note: Due to strict fire codes, rollaway beds and cribs are not permitted in a room with two beds. Only one rollaway or crib is permitted in a room with a king bed.

Check-in time is 4:00pm - Please inform Symposia Medicus of any changes at least 72 hours prior to your arrival or you will be charged the entire, original reserved stay

Check-out time is 11:00am - A late check-out can only be confirmed on the date of departure by the front desk. Late check-outs are based on availability and additional charges may apply.

Credit/Debit Card Policy: Upon check-in, the hotel requires a credit card or debit card to ensure that funds are available. Holds are placed on your account for your entire stay plus estimated incidentals; however, the amount may be immediately deducted from your account. The length of time for which these holds remain on your credit or debit account varies from bank to bank.

Parking: Self-parking is complimentary and valet is not available at this hotel

Vaccination/Face Mask Policies

You must be fully vaccinated (boosters are recommended) in order to attend a Symposia Medicus conference in person. Proof of vaccination can be provided in the form of a vaccination record card, 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 June 8, 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 May 11, 2022. Between May 12, 2022 and June 8, 2022, one night’s deposit is forfeited. After June 8, 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

The closest airport to the Napa Valley Marriott Hotel is Oakland International Airport (OAK); however, lower fares can sometimes be found by flying into San Francisco International Airport (SFO), Sacramento International Airport (SMF), or San Jose International Airport (SJC). Oakland is approximately 50 miles from the hotel, while San Francisco and Sacramento are approximately 60 miles, and San Jose is approximately 85 miles. For information on ground transportation, please visit our website.

Symposia Medicus has arranged for discount fares with Alaska, Delta, and United Airlines for this conference. Reservations can be made either through your travel agency or through the airlines at the website or Convention Desk numbers listed below.

Please check directly with the airlines for updated information on their COVID-19 policies.

In order to receive the discounted rate, you or your travel agent must refer to the Symposia Medicus Group ID number listed here.

Alaska Airlines For discounts on Alaska Airlines flights, please book online at www.alaskaair.com and click on the link “Use Discount Code,” located at the bottom of the “Book Flights” box. Once you click on this link, another page will appear.  On this page, you will need to insert ECMD915 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.
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