“I always enjoy these lectures. I feel more motivated when I return to work and integrate what I learned at the conference to everyday life.”
– E. Manoucheri, MD

“This was an excellent conference. It had a great ‘work-to-play’ ratio and the content was pertinent and well-presented. I learned a lot and had a blast.”
– K. Cardoza, FNP

“The best CME I ever attended. Great faculty and practical points to apply in clinical practice.”
– N. Joseph, MD


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 32nd 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. During the in-depth breakout sessions, you will refine your management of basic colposcopy, birth control pills, headaches, and skin disorders. Our expert faculty will provide you with skills and strategies for application and implementation into your practice as they address each of these topics. This educational activity aims to increase learner knowledge, improve the competence and performance of all attendees, and contribute to their 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.


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 first-line therapy for type 2 diabetes mellitus

Offer non-medicinal options for urinary incontinence

Counsel patients on the array of reversible contraceptive options


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 accredited continuing education 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 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.

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 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.

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.


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.


We care about the health and safety of our conference attendees. As the event gets closer, Symposia Medicus will communicate any relevant health and safety policies and procedures implemented by us and/or the conference venue.


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


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
Associate Dean of the Center for
Continuing Professional Development
Richard D. & Ruth P. Walter
Professor of Neurology
Vice Chair for Education
Headache Research & Treatment Program
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 Emeritus
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, California

Martin Quan, MD
Conference Chairman

Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Vice Chair for Academic Affairs
UCLA Department of Family Medicine
Los Angeles, California

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 with ineligible companies within the past 24 months. Symposia Medicus will also ensure that any and all relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies 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, February 5

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

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:15 Break
10:30 A Nutritional Plan & Lifestyle Changes to Optimize Skin Health
Jennifer Haley, MD
11:15 Clinical Management of Migraines
(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
Group Reception
(Faculty, Participants, and Guests)

Thursday, February 6

7:30am Continental Breakfast
8:00 Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Diagnosis & Treatment of Metabolic Abnormalities
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Matthew Freeby, MD
8:45 Contraception Update: 2025
(Rx = 45 minutes)
Martin Quan, MD
9:35 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:00 Break
10:15 Breast Cancer Screening & Prevention
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Camelia Davtyan, MD
11:00 Depression: Meeting the Clinical Challenge
(Rx = 30 minutes)
Martin Quan, MD
Noon Obesity: Addressing the Mainstream Madness
(Rx = 20 minutes)
Matthew Freeby, MD
1:00pm Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
1:30 Adjourn for the Day

Friday, February 7

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
. Common Skin Disorders in Women
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 8

7:30am Continental Breakfast
8:00 Women & Heart Disease
(Rx = 10 minutes)
Camelia Davtyan, MD
8:45 Type 2 Diabetes: Examining the Holistic Approach to Treatment
(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: Basics & Beyond
(Rx = 30 minutes)
Matthew Freeby, MD
Noon Approach to Urinary Incontinence
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Krystyna McNicoll, MD
12:45pm Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
1:15 Conference Adjourns

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


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 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 32nd Annual Conference on Office Gynecology & Women’s Health for the Primary Care Provider.


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
November 27, 2024
If postmarked after
November 27, 2024
Physicians $895 $995
Nurses, PAs, & All Others $795 $895

Discounts are available for retired healthcare providers, active U.S. military, residents, 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 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.


Type of Room Group Rates

King Bed
Group Rates

Two Queen Beds
All rooms have mini-fridge and Lavazza coffee machines

Resort Room

(Limited number available)


Max. Occupancy: 3


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. Bathrooms offer double vanities and walk-in showers.
Ocean View


Max. Occupancy: 3


Max. Occupancy: 4

Located on middle floors, rooms are 478 sq. ft. and offer views of the ocean and bays complimented by lush hillsides and resort grounds. Bathrooms offer double vanities and walk-in showers.
Premium Ocean Front King


Max. Occupancy: 3

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

*Ocean Front Suite

(Must call Symposia
Medicus for availability)


Max. Occupancy: 3


Max. Occupancy: 4

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 with oversized chair with wrap-around partitioned sitting area with pull out sofa sleeper. Bathroom offers oversized walk-in shower.

*Ocean Bungalow

(Must call Symposia
Medicus for availability)


Max. Occupancy: 4


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 $50.00 plus 17.962% tax, per room, per night is discounted to $30.00 plus tax, per room, per night. The Resort Fee includes: Arrival lei greeting, two refillable water bottles, with refill stations located throughout the resort, unlimited toll-free local & 60-minutes 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 toys & 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 Nalu Fitness Center and a fitness lesson of the day, use of Go Pro Camera for up to 24-hours (sign out at The Guidepost), one-hour pickleball 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.


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
- $30.00 (plus 17.962% tax) resort fee (discounted from $50.00, 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 $50.00 (plus 17.962% tax) per person, per night - not to exceed stated maximum occupancy

Children 17 years & under are complimentary - not to exceed stated maximum occupancy

Rollaway beds are NOT available. An air mattress can be requested (subject to availability), which is normally $50.00 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 parking is available at $40.00 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 January 1, 2025; 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 December 4, 2024. Between December 5, 2024 and January 1, 2025, one night’s deposit is forfeited. After January 1, 2025, 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.


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.

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 ECMK556 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 NY3B8 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
United Airlines Discount code was not available at the time of printing this brochure.
Airlines Please check our website for updated information once available.


For conference discounts, Symposia Medicus has made arrangements with AVIS and Budget Car Rentals. Reservations can be made online or 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