“This course was a revelation! I learned much new material regarding integrative medicine that can be directly applied to my personal and clinical life. It’s been a while since I’ve attended a Symposia Medicus course and this inspired me to take more.”
– J. Bachicha, MD

“I like how the morning was packed full with great content and then we were able to ‘play’ in the afternoons. This made for such a great getaway that was educational as well as relaxing and refreshing.”
– L. Johnson, WHNP-BC

“I thoroughly enjoyed this Integrative Medicine in Women’s Health Conference. I learned a lot as well as solidifying some of my clinical practices and holistic approach to my patients. The lecturers provided evidence-based information along with the referenced sources which was excellent.”
– R. Edwards-Silva, MD


Integrative medicine seeks to understand the individual as a whole and applies many forms of therapy to improve wellness. Our 23rd Annual Fall Conference on Integrative Medicine in Women’s Health takes an in-depth look at how to achieve optimal health and healing for female patients through a variety of complementary alternative treatment modalities.

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 integrative 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.


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

Identify the causes, signs, and symptoms of dyspepsia, bloating, and other functional gastrointestinal disorders and non-pharmacological approaches to treatment

List common herbs and nutrients to support restorative sleep

Recognize the different presentations of long COVID

Apply nutritional interventions for common menstrual disorders, including premenstrual syndrome/premenstrual dysphoric disorder, heavy menstrual bleeding, irregular menstruation and dysmenorrhea

Recognize appropriate women’s health-related conditions that could benefit from acupuncture therapy


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.


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.


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.

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.

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.

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™


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.


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 procedures intended to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.


To receive additional information about the conference hotel, location, tours or nearby attractions, and ground transportation, please visit our website at www.symposiamedicus.org.


Anne Kennard, DO, FACOG
Director of Integrative Medicine &
Physician Wellness
Core Faculty, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Marian Regional Medical Center
Santa Maria, California
Associate Clinical Professor
University of Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona

Paula Luber, MD
Conference Co-Chair

Private Functional Medicine Practice
Encinitas, California

Daphne Miller, MD
Conference Co-Chair

Clinical Professor
Department of Family & Community Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California
Leadership Faculty
Lifelong Family Medicine Residency Program
Richmond, California

Thuy (Kim) Nguyen, DAOM, LAc
Lead Acupuncturist
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Center for Integrative & Lifestyle Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
Lyndhurst, Ohio

Melissa C. Young, MD, IFMCP
Graduate, Integrative Medicine Fellowship
Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Certified Functional Medicine Provider
Institute for Functional Medicine
Federal Way, Washington
Clinical Assistant Professor
Lerner College of Medicine of
Case Western Reserve
Center for Functional Medicine
Cleveland Clinic
Chagrin Falls, Ohio

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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Wednesday, September 21

7:00am Registration & Check-in
8:00 Welcome & Introduction
Paula Luber, MD & Daphne Miller, MD
8:15 Managing Menopausal Symptoms With Bioidentical Hormones
Paula Luber, MD
9:00 An Integrative Approach to Chronic Fatigue & Fibromyalgia
Melissa C. Young, MD
9:45 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:15 Break
10:30 Integrative Management of Menstrual Disorders
Anne Kennard, DO
11:15 Achieving Wellness in the Hypothyroid Patient
Paula Luber, MD
Noon Acupuncture’s Role in Women’s Health
Kim Nguyen, DAOM, LAc
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, September 22

8:00am An Integrative Approach to Headache
Melissa C. Young, MD
8:45 Integrative Pregnancy & Postpartum Care
Anne Kennard, DO
9:30 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:00 Break
10:15 A Long Talk About Long COVID: Part I
Paula Luber, MD
11:00 Supplements & Lifestyle to Support HPA Axis Dysregulation
Melissa C. Young, MD
11:45 A Long Talk About Long COVID: Part II
Paula Luber, MD
12:30pm Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
1:15 Adjourn for the Day

Friday, September 23

3:00pm Smaller Group Breakouts – Session One
. Acupuncture & Acupressure: Practical & Easy Protocols
Kim Nguyen, DAOM, LAc
. Nutrition Counseling in 20 Minutes (or Less)
Daphne Miller, MD
. Yoga & Meditation for Women’s Health
Anne Kennard, DO
4:30 Break
4:45 Smaller Group Breakouts – Session Two
(Session One Topics Repeated)
6:15 Adjourn for the Day

Saturday, September 24

8:00am An Integrative Approach to Common Sleep Complaints
Melissa C. Young, MD
8:45 Urgent Whole Woman Care: An Integrative Approach to Vulvovaginitis, UTIs, Perioral Dermatitis, and Other Common Acute Issues in Female Health
Daphne Miller, MD
9:30 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:00 Break (hotel check-out, if applicable)
10:15 Farmacology: A Practice-Based Perspective for Aligning Soil & Human Health
Daphne Miller, MD
11:00 Integrating Acupuncture Into A Conventional Oncology Treatment Plan
Kim Nguyen, DAOM, LAc
11:45 Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (FBDs): A Non-Pharmacological Approach
Daphne Miller, 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


Nestled on 550 acres of the Native American Santa Ana Pueblo, between the Sandia Mountains and the Rio Grande River, Tamaya is steeped in over one thousand years of rich history and culture. Located between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, Santa Ana Pueblo is home to the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa.

Enjoy the chance to relax and unwind at one of the resort’s heated outdoor pools, fitness center, or yoga studio. The resort’s Tamaya Mist Spa & Salon offers a chance for relaxation and pampering, while the nationally-ranked Twin Warriors Golf Club will challenge you on their 18-hole championship course! Choose from five restaurants at the resort, with many featuring not only delicious food, but also spectacular views of the Sandia Mountains. You can also make copper jewelry or learn to bake traditional Pueblo oven bread as part of the Srai Wi activities offered by the hotel. Guests can explore the Santa Ana Pueblo either through the use of the hiking and biking trails that surround the resort, or by riding one of the many rescue horses from the Stables at Tamaya.

Head to the nearby Sandia and Manzano Mountains to enjoy great trails for both hiking and mountain biking. Enjoy delicious New Mexican cuisine, live music, and maybe book a hot air balloon ride in the city that hosts the world’s largest hot air balloon festival!

Downtown Albuquerque is a mere 20-minute drive from the resort, and is home to over a hundred art galleries and studios. After admiring work from local and international artists, visit one of the many museums Albuquerque has to offer, or explore nearby restaurants
and shops.

A 45-minute drive north will lead you to the nation’s oldest capital city, Santa Fe. Explore Santa Fe’s impressive past by visiting one of the many historic sites, such as the Loretto Chapel and its miraculous staircase or the Palace of Governors. Book a walking tour to explore the city’s many public art installations or to find the best coffee and chocolate in the city. Take time to visit the place that USA Today declared the “Best Destination for Culturephiles” and one of the “Top 10 Historic Cities in the U.S.”

Whatever your pleasure, you’ll be sure to find it in Santa Ana Pueblo, at our 23rd Annual Fall Conference on Integrative Medicine in Women’s Health.


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.


If postmarked by
July 13, 2022
If postmarked after
July 13, 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 group rates have been arranged at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa. Rooms at our group rates are limited and on a first come, first serve 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
All rooms are approximately 377 square feet and feature a patio area or balcony depending on the floor, a 32” flat-screen TV, robes, and mini refrigerators.
Golf Course View $289/night These rooms offer a view of the hotel’s pool and/or golf course. Maximum guestroom occupancy is 2 adults & 2 children or 4 adults.
Courtyard/Pool View $309/night These rooms offer a view of the hotel’s pool and/or golf course. Maximum guestroom occupancy is 2 adults & 2 children or 3 adults.
Mountain View King $359/night These rooms offer a view of the Sandia Mountains. Maximum guestroom occupancy is 2 adults & 2 children or 3 adults.

Junior 1-Bedroom Suite

(Rooms are very limited; must call Symposia Medicus for availability)

$439/night These rooms offer a view of the hotel’s pool and/or the Sandia Mountains. Maximum guestroom occupancy is 4 adults & 2 children or 6 adults.
By booking your lodging with Symposia Medicus, the Resort Fee charge of $32.00 plus 6.375% tax per room, per night is discounted to $10.00 per room, per night plus 6.375% tax. The Resort Fee includes: 24-hour access to the fitness center, a welcome signature cocktail, use of the putting green at Twin Warriors Golf Course, spa water stations and 2 bottles of in-room water per day, golf bag storage, self-parking, local and 1-800 phone calls and faxes, daily newspapers in the lobby, and access to all of the resort’s recreation facilities. Items listed are subject to change. Complimentary guest room internet access and daily self-parking is also included in Symposia Medicus group rates.

For information regarding COVID-19, health, and safety at the hotel, please visit:


Hotel Policies

Above conference group rates are per room, per night and do not include the following (subject to change):
- 14.88% taxes & service fees
- $10 plus 6.375% tax resort fee (discounted from $32 plus tax)

Maximum guestroom occupancy is as stated above

Mandatory third/fourth additional occupant charges are:
- 19 years & over is $54 per person, per night (includes daily buffet breakfast, taxes, and gratuities)
- 13-18 years old are $29 per person, per night (includes daily buffet breakfast, taxes, and gratuities)
- 5-12 years old are $14 per person, per night (includes daily buffet breakfast, taxes, and gratuities)
- Children ages 4 & under are complimentary

Bed Type Requests: You can select one or two beds; however, requests cannot be guaranteed until check-in

Rollaway beds are available at an additional cost of $25 per night (subject to availability and change)

Cribs (Pack n’ Plays) are available on a complimentary basis (subject to availability and change)

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: An early departure fee of one night’s room & tax will be charged for any guest who checks out of the hotel prior to their confirmed departure date. To avoid this fee, please notify the hotel at or before check-in of any changes to your scheduled departure.

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 complimentary for conference guests; valet parking is available for $18 per day (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 August 17, 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 July 20, 2022. Between July 21, 2022 and August 17, 2022, one night’s deposit is forfeited. After August 17, 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.


The Albuquerque International Airport (ABQ) is approximately 35 minutes from the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa and the Santa Fe Regional Airport (SAF) is approximately 45 minutes from the 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 ECMD920 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.


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