“Good topics and speakers who are well-known in their field. Great places to attend conferences; the way the sessions are scheduled, it is also like a mini vacation.”
– R. Reddi-Dickason, MD

“Really enjoyed the conference. I am a big fan of Symposia Medicus conferences. It’s been a while since I’ve attended and you just reconfirmed my opinion!”
– L. Griffiths, CNM

“Conferences are always packed with clinically relevant information and are held at fabulous venues!”
– D. Dodson, MD

CONFERENCE DESCRIPTION

Our 29th Annual Summer Conference on Obstetrics & Gynecology is designed for physicians, certified nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, physician associates, nurses, and other allied healthcare professionals who manage preconception, pregnant, and postpartum patients. Covering a wide array of OB/GYN topics, our expert faculty will discuss the latest evidence-based advancements in both obstetric and gynecologic 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 and 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…

Identify current best practices for prescribing menopausal hormone treatments (MHT)

List two interventions that can be implemented to reduce maternal mortality

Discuss how community healthcare navigation can support underserved populations, particularly women of color, access screening and facilitate adherence to treatment

Explore medical or surgical treatment options for endometriosis

Develop a management approach to the growth-restricted fetus

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.

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

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

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

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 pharmacotherapeutic credits towards meeting the requirement for nursing pharmacology continuing education. Sessions awarding pharmacotherapeutic credits are denoted with an Rx in the schedule. Please contact your state’s Board of Nursing for specific educational requirements as they may vary state to state.

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Each registrant will have online access to educational session materials. The educational session materials will be available for download approximately one week prior to the conference (you’ll receive an email with instructions).

If you are unable to attend this conference, you may purchase an electronic copy of the educational session materials one week after the conference. Please email publications@symposiamedicus.org for more information.

HEALTH & SAFETY AWARENESS

Symposia Medicus continues to collaborate with the conference venue to ensure the safety and protection of all attendees. As the event gets closer, we will communicate details regarding safety and social distancing protocols and procedures intended to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.

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

Sherif G. Awadalla, MD
Medical Director
Institute for Reproductive Health
Volunteer Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of OB/GYN
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio

Haywood L. Brown, MD, FACOG
Senior Associate Vice President
USF Health Faculty & Academic Affairs
Vice Dean, Morsani College of Medicine
Professor Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida

Helen Feltovich, MD, MS
Professor & Associate Medical Director of MFM Imaging
Maternal Fetal Medicine
Intermountain Healthcare
Scientist, Medical Physics
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Wisconsin

Sarah J. Kilpatrick, MD, PhD
Conference Co-Chair

Professor & The Helping Hand of Los Angeles
Endowed Chair
Chair, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Associate Dean for Faculty Development & Diversity
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California

Jan Shepherd, MD, FACOG
Conference Co-Chair

Associate Clinical Professor
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Medical Director
Women’s Wellness Connection
Colorado Department of
Public Health & Environment
Denver, Colorado

DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
Consistent with ACCME and ANCC guidelines, it is the policy of Symposia Medicus to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all educational activities. Prior to the planning of this educational activity, all individuals in a position to influence and/or control the content of continuing education activities have been asked to disclose all relevant financial relationships within the past 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, August 3

7:00am Registration & Check-in
8:00 Welcome & Introduction
Sarah J. Kilpatrick, MD, PhD & Jan Shepherd, MD
8:15 ACOG Update 2022: What’s New? (Rx = 10 minutes)
Sarah J. Kilpatrick, MD, PhD
9:00 Diabetes: Oral Agents, Insulin, or Both?
Helen Feltovich, MD, MS
9:45 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:15 Break
10:30 Early Pregnancy Wastage Including Recurrent Pregnancy Loss & Ectopic Gestation
(Rx = 10 minutes)
Sherif G. Awadalla, MD
11:15 Management of the Growth Restricted Fetus
Helen Feltovich, MD, MS
Noon Menopausal Hormone Therapy: Current Data
(Rx = 45 minutes)
Jan Shepherd, MD
12:45pm Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
1:30 Adjourn for the Day
5:30-7:00 Group Reception
(Faculty, Participants, and Guests)

Thursday, August 4

8:00am Maternal Mortality: Why Women Die & What We Can Do
Sarah J. Kilpatrick, MD, PhD
8:45 Breast Cancer Disparities in Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Haywood L. Brown, MD
9:30 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:00 Break
10:15 Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: Diagnosis & Management (Rx = 15 minutes)
Sherif G. Awadalla, MD
11:00 Vaginal Birth After C-Section (VBAC): Is It Still Appropriate? (Rx = 15 minutes)
Sarah J. Kilpatrick, MD, PhD
11:45 Bariatric Obstetrics
Haywood L. Brown, MD
12:30pm Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
1:15 Adjourn for the Day

Friday, August 5

3:00pm Smaller Group Breakouts – Session One
. • Chronic Hypertension: Evaluation, Management, and Impact on Pregnancy Outcomes & Long-Term Health
Haywood L. Brown, MD
. Contraception Update: 2022
Jan Shepherd, MD
. Preterm Birth: Your Legal Responsibility
Helen Feltovich, MD, MS
. Severe Maternal Morbidity: “How & Why” Review Cases
Sarah J. Kilpatrick, MD, PhD
4:30 Break
4:45 Smaller Group Breakouts – Session Two
(Session One Topics Repeated)
6:15 Adjourn for the Day

Saturday, August 6

8:00am Current Concepts in Chronic Pelvic Pain
(Rx = 20 minutes)
Jan Shepherd, MD
8:45 Infertility Diagnosis & Treatment
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Sherif G. Awadalla, MD
9:30 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:00 Break (hotel check-out, if applicable)
10:15 Emerging Technologies for Predicting Parturition
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Helen Feltovich, MD, MS
11:00 Female Sexual Dysfunction Dilemmas
(Rx = 20 minutes)
Jan Shepherd, MD
11:45 Endometriosis Diagnosis & Management
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Sherif G. Awadalla, 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

Come visit San Diego! Friendly locals create a welcoming vibe in California’s second largest city, where blue skies keep watch over 70 miles of majestic coastline and a gentle Mediterranean climate. Bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Anza-Borrego Desert and the Laguna Mountains to the east, and Mexico to the south, the diverse neighborhoods of San Diego are spread out over 4,200 square miles, offering endless opportunities for exploration and activities.

Spend one day relaxing on a beach (there are dozens around the city), then the next hiking in the east San Diego County mountains. Visit the quaint and charming island town of Coronado or the picturesque village of La Jolla. You won’t want to miss favorites like the San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld, Birch Aquarium, Old Town San Diego, USS Midway Museum, or LEGOLAND, all located nearby. San Diego is so diverse and unique; there are plenty of options to discover something new!

Perched on its own 15-acre peninsula, Loews Coronado Bay Resort is a private oasis of tranquility. This Coronado resort offers views of both the shimmering bay waters and the San Diego skyline. Enjoy three heated pools, a hot tub spa, and dry sauna. Dine at Crown Landing Restaurant, which serves locally inspired fare with a commitment to sourcing seasonal, sustainable ingredients. Chef Aleczander Herrera shines a spotlight on San Diego’s distinct character, flavors, and the freshest seafood available. Relax and recharge at the Sea Spa which offers luxurious treatments including island-inspired body wraps, tropical sea stone massages, energizing facials, and a relaxing Vichy Rain Shower.

Whatever your pleasure, you’ll be sure to find it in San Diego, at our 29th Annual Summer Conference on Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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 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 25, 2022
REGULAR
If postmarked after
May 25, 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 a 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 Loews Coronado Bay Resort.

These special rates will only be available until Tuesday, July 5, 2022 and will only be available after that date on a space and rate available basis. We recommend you reserve your lodging as soon as possible, as rooms at the conference group rates are limited and on a first come, first served basis. Rooms may sell out and/or room rates may increase prior to the release date.

Loews Coronado Bay Resort
4000 Coronado Bay Road
Coronado, California 92118
Direct: (619) 424-4000

To make your reservations online please visit
https://www.loewshotels.com/coronado-bay-resort/081122-sm-1622-29th-annual-summer-conference-on-obstetrics-and-gynecology

To make your reservations by phone, please call (877) 748-1467
You must refer to the group code SYM723 to receive conference group rates

The conference group rates will also be available three days before and three days after the conference (based on availability) if you wish to extend your stay in San Diego.

GROUP RATES STATED BELOW INCLUDE DAILY BUFFET BREAKFAST FOR TWO PEOPLE

Room Type Group Rates
(Single/Double Occupancy)
Description
Resort View (King Bed) $330/night Rooms differ by view and are approximately 430 sq. ft. and include mini-refrigerators, coffeemaker, work desk, arm chair with ottoman, bath amenities, stone-top vanity, tub and shower, hair dryer, flat-screen TV, and a balcony or patio.
Pool View (King Bed) $365/night
Marina View (King Bed) $385/night
Partial Bay View (King Bed) $405/night
Coronado Bay View (King Bed) $425/night

If you require a room with two beds there will be an additional charge of $10 per night added to the above group room rates.

By booking your lodging under the Symposia Medicus group code, the Resort Fee (normally $35.00 per room, per night, is discounted to $10.00 per room, per night).

The Resort Fee includes in-room coffee, unlimited local and toll-free telephone calls, access to fitness center and studio, daily yoga and aerobics classes, airline boarding pass printing, daily newspaper available via Press Reader app, 24-hour shoe shine service, turndown service upon request, use of tennis courts (based on availability), beach concierge, use of chaise lounge chairs, umbrellas, towels, and beach toys (boogie boards and sand toys), and shuttle service to Silver Strand State Beach and downtown Coronado Village via the hotel beach shuttle.

You will also receive complimentary basic in-room internet access. Items listed are subject to change.

For information regarding COVID-19, health, and safety at the hotel, please visit:
https://www.loewshotels.com/protocols?chebs=protocol-UTM

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Hotel Policies

A credit or debit card is required upon making your reservation

Above conference group rates are per room, per night and do not include the following (subject to change):
- 10% occupancy tax
- 1% CTID Assessment
- 1% Environmental Protection Fee
- 0.55% CA Tourism Assessment Fee

Maximum occupancy in a room with one king bed is three; in a room with two beds, the maximum occupancy is four, regardless of age

Mandatory additional occupant charges, listed below, include additional occupant fee, daily buffet breakfast, taxes and gratuities (not to exceed maximum occupancy stated above)
- Adult(s) 18 years & older are $56.50 each, per night
- Children 13-17 years old are $36.50 each, per night
- Children 5-12 years old are $16.00 each, per night
- Children 4 years & under are complimentary

Rollaway beds are available at an additional cost of $25.00 per night (subject to availability and change)

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 and are based on availability and additional charges may apply.

Early Departure Fee: You will finalize your departure date at check-in. If you depart prior to that date, you will be assessed a charge of 50% of the rate for each night that you depart early. To avoid this fee, you must confirm your departure date with the hotel at or before check-in.

Credit/Debit Card Policy: Upon check-in, the hotel requires a credit or debit card to ensure that funds are available. Holds are placed on your account for your entire stay; 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 $15 per day for conference guests. Valet is $44 per day (subject to change).

Hotel Cancellations must be made directly with the hotel at least 72 hours prior to your confirmed arrival date or you will be charged a
cancellation fee equal to one night’s deposit and tax

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 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 29, 2022; however, tuition, less a 10% processing fee, may be applied to a future Symposia Medicus conference.

All cancellations must be emailed to registrar@symposiamedicus.org by the date stated above

In the unlikely event of conference cancellation by Symposia Medicus, full tuition refunds will be made. Symposia Medicus will not be responsible for refunding travel or any other expenses.

AIR TRAVEL INFORMATION

You will fly into San Diego International Airport (SAN), which is approximately 40 minutes from the Loews Coronado Bay 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.

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 ECMD919 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