“Symposia Medicus provides conferences with excellent content in enjoyable locations, with a format that allows a great combination of learning and leisure.”
– B. Welch, MD

“I love all Symposia Medicus conferences. They are always well done and very organized. I have been to other conferences, but they do not compare to Symposia Medicus!”
– L. Aguilar, WHCNP

“Symposia Medicus offers quality conferences with excellent content and locations.”
– S. Chai, MD

CONFERENCE DESCRIPTION

Taking place over the course of four days, our 23rd Annual Summer Conference on Women’s Health is designed for OB/GYNs, family physicians, certified nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, physician associates, nurses, and all other healthcare professionals who care for female patients. Covering a wide array of topics, our expert faculty will discuss the latest evidence-based advancements in women’s healthcare, present emerging clinical data, and provide skills and strategies for application and implementation into your practice. This educational activity aims to increase 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, and case studies. Following a group of lectures, the question and answer sessions allow attendees to ask the faculty critical and challenging questions about caring for patients during various women’s health situations.

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

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

Recognize common inflammatory skin conditions and recommend treatment

• List three benefits and risks for menopausal hormone therapy

• Execute an effective treatment plan for those with suspected mental illness

• Identify dietary supplement ingredients that are supported by clinical evidence and safety data

• Diagnose PCOS and review treatment options

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.

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 3.75 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 (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

Jessica Chan, MD, MSCE
Assistant Professor
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Reproductive Endocrinology & 2:00pmInfertility
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California

Richard Colgan, MD
Professor & Vice-Chair
Department of Family & Community Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Tami S. Rowen, MD, MS
Conference Co-Chair

Associate Professor
Department of Clinical Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences
Director
UCSF Center for Sexual Health
University of California, San Francisco
School of Medicine
San Francisco, California

Stacy Tompkins, MD
Conference Co-Chair

Associate Voluntary Professor
Department of Dermatology
University of California
San Diego Medical Center
San Diego, California
Private Practice
West Dermatology
La Jolla, California

Candy Tsourounis, PharmD, FCSHP
Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Medication Outcomes Center
UCSF School of Pharmacy
University of California, San Francisco
Medication Formulary & Drug Use Manager
UCSF Health
San Francisco, 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 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.

faculty photo

 

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Wednesday, July 27

2:00pm Registration & Check-In
3:00 Welcome & Introduction
Tami S. Rowen, MD, MS & Stacy Tompkins, MD
3:15 Common Dermatologic Problems in Women
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Stacy Tompkins, MD
4:00 Preventing Heart Disease: Aggressive Cardiovascular Risk Factor Reduction (Rx = 15 minutes)
Richard Colgan, MD
4:45 Female Sexual Dysfunction
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Tami S. Rowen, MD, MS
5:30 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
6:15 Adjourn for the Day
6:30-7:30 Group Reception
(Faculty, Participants, and Guests)

Thursday, July 28

8:00am Menopausal Hormone Therapy: Fact vs. Fiction
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Tami S. Rowen, MD, MS
8:45 Fertility 101 (Rx = 15 minutes)
Jessica Chan, MD, MSCE
9:30 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:00 Break
10:15 Introduction to Dietary Supplements
(Rx = 20 minutes)
Candy Tsourounis, PharmD
11:00 PCOS: A Clinical Update
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Jessica Chan, MD, MSCE
11:45 Work-Up & Treatment of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Tami S. Rowen, MD, MS
12:30pm Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
1:15 Adjourn for the Day

Friday, July 29

8:00am Gynecologic Conditions & Their Effects on Sexual Health (Rx = 15 minutes)
Tami S. Rowen, MD, MS
8:45 Weight Loss Supplements & the Pursuit of Happiness
(Rx = 15 minutes)

Candy Tsourounis, PharmD
9:30 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:00 Break
10:15 An Overview of Vulvar Dermatologic Disorders
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Stacy Tompkins, MD
11:00 Identifying Outpatient Medical Urgencies & Emergencies During a Well-Woman Exam
Richard Colgan, MD
11:45 Fertility Preservation: Egg Freezing & More
Jessica Chan, MD, MSCE
12:30pm Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
1:15 Adjourn for the Day

Saturday, July 30

8:00am Herb & Drug Interactions: Separating Fact From Fiction (Rx = 20 minutes)
Candy Tsourounis, PharmD
8:45 Somatic Presentations of Patients With Psychiatric Illness
Richard Colgan, MD
9:30 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:00 Break (hotel check-out, if applicable)
10:15 Skin Cancers: Risks & Recognition
(Rx = 20 minutes)
Stacy Tompkins, MD
11:00 Update on UTI Guidelines
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Richard Colgan, MD
11:45 Cosmetic Rejuvenation: An Update on Minimally Invasive Techniques
Stacy Tompkins, 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

The setting for our conference is the beautiful Big Sky Resort, nestled in the majestic Northwestern Rockies, just an hour’s drive from Bozeman, Montana.

Big Sky is host to a multitude of summer activities. Take a scenic chair-lift ride up Lone Mountain and experience wonderful hiking and mountain biking, enjoy an invigorating horseback ride, or take to the rivers for incredible fly fishing and whitewater rafting. Big Sky also offers an 18-hole golf course, as well as a number of tennis courts, all offering spectacular views of the surrounding mountains.

The resort’s close proximity to Yellowstone National Park (the northwest border of the park is less than an hour away) is yet another element of Big Sky’s appeal. Plan to spend time observing the nation’s most impressive geysers and hot springs, including “Old Faithful Geyser,” and be awestruck by the ever-present wildlife and majestic scenery in our country’s first established National Park. Yellowstone will be celebrating its 150th anniversary this year and many special events are planned for this summer!

Big Sky Resort is a self-contained village with many restaurants from which to choose, as well as live evening entertainment and dancing. The resort has a giant heated indoor/outdoor swimming pool, full spa, and whirlpools to help soothe those aching muscles at the end of a busy day. A full range of shops are available in and around Big Sky Resort offering everything from hiking supplies to fine art.

Whatever your pleasure, you’ll be sure to find it in Big Sky, at our 23rd Annual Summer Conference on Women’s Health.

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 18, 2022
REGULAR
If postmarked after
May 18, 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. Tuition also includes group 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 Big Sky 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 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 UNIT GROUP RATES
(Double Occupancy)
MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY APPROX. SQUARE FOOTAGE DESCRIPTION
All accommodations are non-smoking and include complimentary internet access in room and throughout the resort
Huntley Lodge: The main hotel lodge containing the Conference Center and spa.
Huntley Legacy Room $250/night 4 375 Rooms have two queen beds, mini refrigerator, TV, one bathroom, wet bar, coffeemaker, iron & ironing board, and blow dryer. These rooms are older units and have not been renovated.
Summit Building: Euro-Western luxury hotel adjacent to the Mountain Village. A two-minute walk to the Huntley Lodge & Conference Center.
Summit Studio $310/night 2 450 Has a queen pull-down Murphy bed, kitchen, dining area, and bathroom.
Summit Hotel (2 Queen Beds) $320/night 4 400 Has two queen beds, wet bar, and bathroom.
Summit Hotel (King Bed) $370/night 2 400 Has one king bed, wet bar, and bathroom.
Summit 1-Bedroom Condo $450/night 2-4 880 Has either one queen bed and sleeper sofa or two queen beds, full kitchen, dining area, and one bathroom. Bed types not guaranteed.

*Summit 2-Bedroom Condo

(Must call Symposia
Medicus for availability)

$560/night 6-8 1300 Has one queen bed in one bedroom, one king or two queen beds in second bedroom, and queen sleeper sofa in living room; three bathrooms, full kitchen, and, fireplace. Bed types not guaranteed.

*Summit 3-Bedroom Condo

(Must call Symposia
Medicus for availability)

$790/night 8-10 1770 Same as Summit 2-Bedroom Condo with an adjoining hotel room. Bed types not guaranteed.
Village Center: Located between the Summit and Shoshone buildings.
Village Studio $300/night 4 432 Has queen pull-down Murphy bed, sleeper sofa, microwave, coffeemaker, small refrigerator and dishwasher, and bathroom.

*Units are VERY limited. Reserve early. Other units not listed above may be available.
Call Symposia Medicus for availability at (925) 969-1789.


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

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Hotel Policies

Above conference group rates are per room, per night and do not include the following (subject to change):
- 8% state accommodation tax
- 4% resort tax
- 10% resort service fee

The resort service fee includes: pool access, complimentary scenic lift ticket (one per registered guest daily), resort bellman shuttle for transport within the Big Sky Community (based on availability), children’s activities in Huntley Lodge lobby, movies in the amphitheater nightly (availability allowing), luggage storage with bell staff on arrival or departure, concierge assisted boarding passes, and self-parking. Items are subject to change.

Maximum guestroom occupancy as stated above cannot be exceeded

Mandatory additional occupant charge (over two in room) is $10 per person, per night (includes daily buffet breakfast, taxes, and gratuities)

Rollaway beds are available at an additional cost of $20 per night (subject to availability and change)

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

Check-in time is 5:00pm 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.

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. Valet parking (only at the Summit Building) is $20 per night for Summit guests and $40 per night for all other guests (subject to change).

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 registration desk. 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 22, 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 25, 2022. Between May 26, 2022 and June 22, 2022, one night’s deposit is forfeited. After June 22, 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 Bozeman, Montana (BZN), which is approximately one hour from the Big Sky Resort. 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 ECMD918 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