“Symposia Medicus conferences have interesting lectures, applicable topics, qualified speakers, and a balance of conference and free time.”
– T. Tarrant, MD

“High-quality speakers and information presented. The locations are always top-notch. Also, I greatly enjoy the half-day class schedule with the remainder of the day available to relax.”
– P. Thornton, CNM

“Topics are up-to-date and very relevant—I always learn something.”
– M. Cernaianu, MD


Taking place over the course of four days, our 24th 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 such as menopause, nutrition, adolescent gynecology, breast & ovarian cancers, and fibroids, 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.


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

Determine when to use newer migraine treatment options

Treat common causes of vulvar itching in pediatric patients

Identify at least two drugs that can be used to prevent breast cancer

Define the scope of the problem behind abnormal uterine bleeding

Counsel patients on eating behaviors, dietary choices, and supplements that exacerbate and improve functional bowel disorders


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 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.


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

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.

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.


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 safety and social distancing protocols and 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


Linda Bradley, MD
Conference Co-Chair

Professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology & Reproductive Biology
Cleveland Clinic
Lerner College of Medicine
Vice Chair for Diversity & Inclusion
Cleveland Clinic Women’s Health Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio

Mindy Goldman, MD
Conference Co-Chair

Clinical Professor Emeritus
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology,
and Reproductive Sciences
University of California, San Francisco
San Mateo, California

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

Douglas S. Paauw, MD, MACP
Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
University of Washington
School of Medicine
Seattle, Washington

Joanna Stacey, MD
Vice Chair, Department of
Director, Division of Gynecology
Assistant Professor of OB/GYN
Baylor Scott & White
Temple, Texas

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



Wednesday, July 26

7:00am Registration & Check-In
During Continental Breakfast
8:00 Welcome & Introduction
Linda Bradley, MD & Mindy Goldman, MD
8:15 How to Approach Sexual Dysfunction in Women
(Rx = 10 minutes)
Mindy Goldman, MD
9:00 Evaluation & Treatment of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
(Rx = 20 minutes)
Linda Bradley, MD
9:45 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:15 Break
10:30 Office Dermatology: Common Dermatologic Dilemmas
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Douglas S. Paauw, MD, MACP
11:15 Uterine Artery Embolization: Is Hysterectomy Obsolete?
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Linda Bradley, MD
Noon Common Pediatric Vulvar Complaints
(Rx = 10 minutes)
Joanna Stacey, MD
12:45pm Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

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

Thursday, July 27

7:30am Continental Breakfast
8:00 Vexing Problems “Down There:” An Integrative Approach to Vulvovaginitis & UTIs (Rx = 20 minutes)
Daphne Miller, MD
8:45 Menstrual Manipulation for the Adolescent
(Rx = 20 minutes)
Joanna Stacey, MD
9:30 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:00 Break
10:15 Wind & Fire: A Non-Pharmacological Approach to Functional Bowel Disorders
Daphne Miller, MD
11:00 Racism Is a Public Health Matter
Linda Bradley, MD
11:45 Introduction to Healthy Eating in Practice
(Rx = 10 minutes)
Daphne Miller, MD
12:30pm Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
1:15 Adjourn for the Day

Friday, July 28

3:00pm Managing Menopause Medically & Naturally
Mindy Goldman, MD
3:45 Medical Mythology: Debunking Common Medical Myths in Women’s Health
Douglas S. Paauw, MD, MACP
4:30 Break
4:45 Brief & Effective Nutrition Counseling (in 20 Minutes or Less...)
Daphne Miller, MD
5:30 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
6:15 Adjourn for the Day

Saturday, July 29

7:30am Continental Breakfast
8:00 Update on Breast & Ovarian Cancers: Issues Pertaining to Screening & Prevention
Mindy Goldman, MD
8:45 Current Contraception Options & Controversies
(Rx = 45 minutes)
Joanna Stacey, MD
9:30 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:00 Break (hotel check-out, if applicable)
10:15 GYN Care for Women With Breast Cancer
(Rx = 30 minutes)
Mindy Goldman, MD
11:00 Using the Menstrual Cycle as a Vital Sign
Joanna Stacey, MD
11:45 Hard-to-Treat Headaches
(Rx = 30 minutes)
Douglas S. Paauw, MD, MACP
12:30pm Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
1:15 Conference Adjourns

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


Adventure and excitement await you in Lake Tahoe, California! Located in the rugged Sierra Nevadas, Lake Tahoe really comes alive in the summer with plentiful outdoor activities and special events. Kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, fly-fishing, horseback riding, paddle-boarding—the possibilities for fun in the sun are endless.

Come stay at the Palisades Tahoe. With suites that include open living areas or dens and full kitchens, there’s plenty of space for the whole family!

Take the Palisades Tahoe Aerial Tram, your access to the High Camp experience and countless high-altitude adventures. With an interpretive guide at the helm, enjoy a 360-degree view of Lake Tahoe and soar 2,000 feet above a mountain-scape of creeks, waterfalls, forests, granite rock, and the iconic Tram Face. Take the time to contemplate what you’ll do at the top. High Camp offers dining, shopping, access to hiking and walking trails, roller skating, and disc golf! Breathe in the fresh mountain air and immerse yourself in the High Sierras.

Whatever your pleasure, you’ll be sure to find it in Lake Tahoe, at our 24th Annual Summer Conference on 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 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.


If postmarked by
May 17, 2023
If postmarked after
May 17, 2023
Physicians $795 $895
Residents, Nurses, PAs, & All Others $695 $795

Discounts are available for retired healthcare providers, active U.S. military, and groups of three or more. For more information, please contact Symposia Medicus prior to registering.

Tuition includes continuing education, online access to educational session materials, continental breakfast on Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings, 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 group rates have been arranged at Palisades Tahoe. 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.

Room Type Group Rates

Standard Room*

(Very limited availability, must call Symposia Medicus to reserve)

$299/night 2 Approximately 250 sq. ft., with one king or one queen bed, includes a television, DVD player, and coffee pot. These rooms do not have balconies, fireplaces, or refrigerators.
1-Bedroom Suite $329/night 4 Approximately 600 sq. ft. The master bedroom features a king-size bed with large storage closet. Spacious living room includes queen-size sofa sleeper, gas fireplace, and balcony. Full kitchen stocked with cooking utensils, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave and range, and one bathroom.
1-Bedroom Suite
(with extra den)
$339/night 6 Approximately 700 sq. ft. of space with den. The master bedroom features a king-size bed with closet. Shared living space includes TWO queen-size sleeper sofas. Fully furnished with dining table/chairs, television, DVD player, gas fireplace, and balcony. Full kitchen stocked with cooking utensils, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave and range, and one bathroom.
2-Bedroom Suite $419/night 6 Approximately 900 sq. ft. of space. The master bedroom features a king-size bed with closet. Second bedroom features a queen-size bed and additional closet space. Spacious living room includes a queen-size sofa sleeper. Fully furnished with dining table/chairs, television, DVD player, gas fireplace, and balcony. Full kitchen stocked with cooking utensils, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave and range, and two bathrooms.
2-Bedroom Suite
(with twin beds or bunk beds in 2nd bedroom)
$439/night 6 Approximately 900 sq. ft. The master bedroom features a king-size bed with closet. Second bedroom features two twin beds (or bunk beds) and additional closet space. Spacious living room includes a queen-size sofa sleeper. Fully furnished with dining table/chairs, television, DVD player, gas fireplace, and balcony. Full kitchen stocked with cooking utensils, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave and range, and two bathrooms.

3-Bedroom Suite*

(Very limited availability, must call Symposia Medicus to reserve)

$549/night 8 Approximately 1,350 sq. ft. The master bedroom features a king-size bed with closet space. Second and third bedrooms feature queen-size beds and additional closet space. Full kitchen stocked with cooking utensils, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave and range, gas fireplace, and private balcony. Spacious living room includes a queen-size sofa sleeper. Private washer/dryer unit in room and three bathrooms.

By booking your lodging with Symposia Medicus, the Resort Fee charge of $29.00 per room, per night is WAIVED. Resort Fee includes (subject to change): In-room Wi-Fi, towels in fitness rooms & sauna area, unlimited local & toll telephone calls, board & Xbox games (to borrow from the front desk), and in-room coffee & tea.

In addition, the hotel offers the following on a complimentary basis: 8 outdoor small hot tubs, 4 saunas, 3 fitness rooms, and a media room with HDTVs, DVD player, and Xbox 360 consoles, and pool table.

Activity Tram Package at High Camp will be available for purchase online only. The link will be available online as we get closer to the conference and will be emailed to all participants. The link can be used both prior to arrival and onsite for purchase of Aerial Tram Rides. The discount is not available at the Tram box office.

The package includes: Unlimited Aerial Tram Rides for the day of purchase, hiking and walking trails, geocaching, disc golf, lawn games, access to the pool deck, Umbrella Bar, as well as roller skating. Discounted Group Rates (via online link) for the Activity Tram Package at High Camp are: Adults (13 & older): $20/day, youth (5-12 yrs.): $10/day, and children 4 yrs. & under: free.

Please note: The Aerial Tram & High Camp is based on availability and COVID-19 guidelines.


Hotel Policies

Changes to reservations, regardless of reason, made within 25 days of arrival, will be charged the total original reserved stay. If changes are made before 25 days, no penalty will be assessed. Please notify Symposia Medicus of changes.

Above conference group rates are per room, per night and do not include the following (subject to change):
- 10% Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT)
- 2% Village Assessment Fee
- 1% TBID
- 1% MMTD

Maximum occupancy stated cannot be exceeded (including children of all ages)

Public Health Notice: All lodging, events, activities, and other experiences at the resort are subject to all physical distancing, sanitation, and other public health and safety requirements, guidelines, and protocols from the appropriate government agencies in effect at the time of your stay at the resort

Rollaways & Cribs (Pack’n Plays): Rollaway beds are NOT available. Cribs (Pack’n Plays) are very limited and available on a complimentary first come, first served 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.

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 (including $30/night 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.

Parking: Self-parking is complimentary for conference guests. Valet parking is not available at this resort.

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 21, 2023; 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 24, 2023. Between May 25, 2023 and June 21, 2023, one night’s deposit is forfeited. After June 21, 2023, no hotel refunds can be made.

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.


The closest airport is the Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO), which is an approximate one hour drive to the hotel; however, lower fares can often be found by flying into Sacramento International Airport (SMF), which is an approximate two-hour drive to the hotel. 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 ECME467 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.
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.


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