“Very well-organized and well-delivered CME, with a good use/integration of technology, in a beautiful location.”
– W. Thorogood, MD

“Professional, educational conferences held in great places.”
– S. Hepner, CNM

“This conference is top notch. Great lectures, plus the location was amazing!”
– L. Munkel, MD

CONFERENCE DESCRIPTION

In the current era of spiraling medical costs, it has become increasingly important for primary care providers to become adept at evaluating and treating gynecologic issues. Taking place over the course of four days, our 30th Annual Conference on Office Gynecology & Women’s Health for the Primary Care Provider will present practical, clinical updates on a full range of women’s health issues. Our expert faculty will provide you with skills and strategies for application and implementation into your practice as they address each of these topics. During the in-depth breakout sessions, you will refine your management of basic colposcopy, birth control pills, headaches, and office dermatology. 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 women’s health 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 and address differences in diagnosing and treating heart disease in women

Diagnose migraine headaches and identify patient factors that guide treatment

Explain glycemic targets and initiate first-line therapy for type 2 diabetes

Diagnose and manage common cutaneous infections and infestations

Initiate office-based treatment for urinary incontinence

Prescribe menopause hormone therapy

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 19 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 19 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

Nurse Practitioners/Nurses
The ANCC contact hours awarded for completion of this conference are 19.

Provider is also approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP2335, for 22.8 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 5.25 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

Camelia Davtyan, MD, FACP
Clinical Professor of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Director, Women’s Health
UCLA Comprehensive Health Program
Los Angeles, California

Charles C. Flippen II, MD, FAAN, FANA
Richard D. & Ruth P. Walter Professor of Clinical Neurology
Vice Chair for Education
Residency Program Director
Department of Neurology
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, California

Matthew Freeby, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Director, Gonda Diabetes Center
Associate Director, Diabetes Clinical Programs
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes,
and Metabolism
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, California

Jennifer Haley, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, California

Krystyna McNicoll, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Family Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, California
St. John’s Physician Partners
Pacific Palisades, California

Martin Quan, MD
Conference Chairman
Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
Director, Office of Continuing
Medical Education
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Vice Chair for Academic Affairs
UCLA Department of Family Medicine
Los Angeles, 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, February 1

7:00am Registration & Check-In
8:00 Welcome & Introduction
Martin Quan, MD
8:15 Approach to the Patient With Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding (Rx = 20 minutes)
Camelia Davtyan, MD
9:00 Work-Up of the Abnormal Pap Smear
Krystyna McNicoll, MD
9:45 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:15 Break
10:30 Common Skin Disorders in Women
(Rx = 10 minutes)
Jennifer Haley, MD
11:15 Clinical Management of Migraine Headache
(Rx = 20 minutes)
Charles C. Flippen II, MD
Noon Case Studies in Vaginitis (Rx = 15 minutes)
Martin Quan, MD
1:00pm Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

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

Thursday, February 2

8:00am Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: The Nuts & Bolts
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Matthew Freeby, MD
8:45 Contraception Update: 2023 (Rx = 45 minutes)
Martin Quan, MD
9:45 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:15 Break
10:30 Breast Cancer Screening & Prevention
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Camelia Davtyan, MD
11:15 Depression: Meeting the Clinical Challenge
(Rx = 20 minutes)
Martin Quan, MD
Noon Obesity: A Clinical Approach (Rx = 20 minutes)
Matthew Freeby, MD
12:45pm Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
1:15 Adjourn for the Day

Friday, February 3

3:00pm Smaller Group Breakouts – Session One
. Basic Colposcopy
Krystyna McNicoll, MD
. Headaches in Women
Charles C. Flippen II, MD
. Management of Common Birth
Control Pill Problems

Martin Quan, MD
. Office Dermatology
Jennifer Haley, MD
4:15

Break

4:30 Smaller Group Breakouts – Session Two
(Session One Topics Repeated)
5:45 Break
6:00 Smaller Group Breakouts – Session Three
(Session One Topics Repeated)
7:15 Adjourn for the Day

Saturday, February 4

8:00am Women & Heart Disease (Rx = 10 minutes)
Camelia Davtyan, MD
8:45 Type 2 Diabetes: A Clinical Update
(Rx = 30 minutes)
Matthew Freeby, MD
9:30 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:00 Break (hotel check-out, if applicable)
10:15 Menopause Hormone Therapy: Where Are We Now? (Rx = 50 minutes)
Martin Quan, MD
11:15 Osteoporosis: State of the Art (Rx = 30 minutes)
Matthew Freeby, MD
Noon A Clinical Approach to Urinary Incontinence
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Krystyna McNicoll, MD
1:00pm Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
1:30 Conference Adjourns

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

CONFERENCE LOCATION

A rare gem of a destination, the Turtle Bay Resort is truly an iconic Hawaiian landmark. The only resort of its kind anywhere on the north shore of Oahu, this idyllic place is the perfect base to get fully immersed in the authentic island experience. Situated on a majestic outcropping with panoramic views of the breathtaking shoreline, this resort is a true standout among island destinations anywhere in the world.

The resort has just completed a major renovation—every aspect of the hotel experience has been transformed to immerse guests into this dramatic landscape, from the stunning, redesigned lobby and pool deck to the locally inspired dining concepts.

Located on the North Shore of Oahu, the unequivocal surf capital of the world, Turtle Bay Resort is conveniently located near legendary surf breaks like Pipeline, Sunset Beach, and the big wave mecca that is Waimea Bay. A fifteen-minute drive north takes you to historic Haleiwa, which provides eclectic shopping, fantastic Hawaiian shaved ice, and restaurant options that include everything from shrimp trucks to fine dining.

Paddle out at sunrise for a dawn patrol surf session. Snap a photo of a honu (green sea turtle) while snorkeling. Launch off “Jump Rock” at Waimea Bay. Discover deserted white sand beaches trekking up to Ka’ena Point. You can also enjoy whale watching, as this is the perfect time to see these beautiful creatures in Oahu’s warm waters. The list of what to see and do during your stay at this Oahu resort never ceases to amaze.

Whatever your pleasure, you’ll be sure to find it on Oahu, at our 30th Annual Conference on Office Gynecology & Women’s Health 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
November 23, 2022
REGULAR
If postmarked after
November 23, 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 Turtle Bay 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.

Turtle Bay Resort is newly renovated

GROUP RATES STATED BELOW INCLUDE DAILY BUFFET BREAKFAST FOR TWO PEOPLE

Type of Room

Group Rates
(Single/Double)

King Bed

Group Rates
(Single/Double)

Two Queen Beds

Description

All rooms have mini-fridge and Keurig machines

Resort Room

$348/night

Max. Occupancy: 3

$358/night

Max. Occupancy: 4

Located on the second floor, rooms are 478 sq. ft. and offer a combined view of resort elements and landscaped rooftop gardens. Bathroom offers double vanities and walk-in showers.

Ocean View

$408/night

Max. Occupancy: 3

$418/night

Max. Occupancy: 4

Located on middle floors, rooms are 478 sq. ft. and offer views of the ocean and bays complemented by lush hillsides and resort grounds. Bathroom offers double vanities and walk-in showers.
Premium Ocean View

$481/night

Max. Occupancy: 3

$491/night

Max. Occupancy: 4

Located on the top floor, rooms are 478 sq. ft. and offer the most magical ocean views from your private balcony. Bathroom offers walk-in showers, plush robes, and slippers.

*Ocean View Family Suite

(Must call Symposia Medicus
for availability)

$641/night

Max. Occupancy: 4

N/A

Located on the middle floors, suites are 725 sq. ft. with views of bays with hillside and resort grounds. This suite has a king bed in the room with oversized chair with wrap around partitioned sitting area with pull out sofa sleeper. Bathroom offers oversized walk-in shower.

*Ocean View Suite

(Must call Symposia Medicus
for availability)

$681/night

Max. Occupancy: 3

$701/night

Max. Occupancy: 4

Located on the middle floors, suites are 725 sq. ft. and offer sweeping views of the ocean. The suite has an open spacious sitting area, dining table, and bedroom. Bathroom offers soaking tub and walk-in shower.

*Ocean Bungalow

(Must call Symposia Medicus
for availability)

$771/night

Max. Occupancy: 4

$781/night

Max. Occupancy: 5

The waters in front of these bungalows are a globally recognized refuge for sea turtles, whales, and seals. The 740 sq. ft. bungalow features towering 15-foot ceilings, Brazilian walnut floors, and a deep soaking tub. The bungalows are arranged in clusters of six at
the water’s edge, and are contained within a very private paradise.
By booking your lodging with Symposia Medicus, the Resort Fee charge of $49.00 plus 17.962% tax, per room, per night is discounted to $20.00 plus tax, per room, per night. The Resort Fee includes: Arrival lei greeting, two refillable PATH water bottles, with refill stations located throughout the resort, unlimited toll-free local & P-minute of domestic long distance telephone calls, high-speed Wi-Fi access in guest room and public areas, use of Beats Pill speaker (based on availability, sign out through housekeeping), daily resort activities (visit The Guidepost or see calendar of events online), use of resort cruiser bikes (45-minutes per day/per guest, 2 cruisers per room, based on availability), beach tours & boogie boards at Kuilima Cove (based on availability), beach umbrellas and chairs at Kuilima Cove (based on availability), daily basket of range balls (after 12:00pm), admission to one (1) fitness class of the day (visit Nalu spa), use of Go Pro Camera for up to 24-hours (sign out at The Guidepost), one-hour pickle ball court usage (sign out at The Guidepost), and use of business center facilities. Items listed are subject to change.

*Suites & Bungalows are VERY limited. Please reserve early; call Symposia Medicus for availability at (925) 969-1789.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Hotel Policies

Above conference group rates are per room, per night and do not include the following (subject to change):
- 17.962% state & local taxes
- $20.00 (plus 17.962% tax) resort fee (discounted from $49.00, plus tax)

Suggested porterage & housekeeping gratuities (not mandatory):
- $14.50 (plus 17.962% tax) per person (18 years & older) porterage (bellman) gratuity is suggested
- $3.50 per room, per day housekeeping gratuity is suggested

Mandatory additional adult charge (18 years & older) is $30.00 per person, per night (includes daily buffet breakfast, taxes, and gratuities) – not to exceed stated maximum occupancy

Children 17 years & under are complimentary (includes daily buffet breakfast) – not to exceed stated maximum occupancy

Rollaway beds are NOT available. An air mattress can be requested (subject to availability), which is normally $25.00 per night, plus tax; however, this fee is waived when booking through Symposia Medicus. Only one air mattress is allowed in a room with a king bed.

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

Check-in time is 3:00pm 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 $100/day for 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. As you charge more to your room, the hold will increase.

Parking: Self-parking is included in the Resort Fee. Valet is available at $35.00 plus tax, per day (subject to change) for hotel and non-hotel guests.

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 December 28, 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 November 30, 2022. Between December 1, 2022 and December 28, 2022, one night’s deposit is forfeited. After December 28, 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 Honolulu International Airport (HNL), which is approximately 1-½ hours from the Turtle Bay Resort. For information on ground transportation, please visit our website.

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

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

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

Alaska Airlines For discounts on Alaska Airlines flights, please book online at www.alaskaair.com and click on the link “Use Discount Code,” located at the bottom of the “Book Flights” box. Once you click on this link, another page will appear.  On this page, you will need to insert ECME226 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 NMVXF in the “Meeting Code” box. For questions, please call the Delta Airlines Convention Desk at (800) 328-1111.
Hawaiian Airlines For discounts on Hawaiian Airlines flights, please book online at https://www.hawaiianairlines.com/our-services/products-and-programs/preferred-affiliate and insert SYMPOSIA MED into the “Preferred Affiliate Program Code” box, located at the right-hand side of page.
United Airlines For discounts on United Airlines, please visit www.united.com and click on Advanced Search, located on the bottom left corner of the “Book Travel” box. Once you click on this link, another page will appear. At the bottom of this page, you will insert ZMA2992670 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