“Wonderful combination of lectures and fun!”
– K. Jones, MD

“As always this conference was well organized, great topic variety, excellent speakers. I learned a lot of new things!”
– L. Hunter, CNM

“Symposia Medicus conferences are well-organized, have consistently excellent faculty, and relevant topics.”
– P. Shube, MD


Our 2nd Annual Winter Conference on Hot Topics in Women’s Health is designed to provide the most current clinical information about the care of the female patient to OB/GYNs, family physicians, nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, PAs, nurses and all other healthcare professionals involved with the care of women. The goal of this conference is to increase knowledge and enhance the competence of attendees. Emphasis will be placed on practical application of the evidence-based topics presented.

Topics for this year’s conference have been selected based on the educational needs determined from the 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.

Conference format will include didactic lectures, case studies, and question and answer sessions.

An outstanding faculty has been assembled for this conference. Each member was selected based on their individual area of expertise and ability to communicate current, evidence-based, and practical information to participants.

You are sure to enjoy our 2nd Annual Winter Conference on Hot Topics in Women’s Health while sharing ideas and experiences with colleagues from across the country in the beautiful setting of Big Sky, Montana.


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

Identify the appropriate patients for MRI screening for breast cancer

State and address four key behavioral/environmental factors that affect healthy eating

Describe criteria to determine when to start medication for osteoporosis

Evaluate and treat complex stress urinary incontinence

Recognize vulvar manifestations of common dermatoses


entitled to a certificate of credit which will be available online. Successful completion of this activity is determined by attending the live activity, review of the educational session materials, and submission of the case studies test, surveys, and attendance verification 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 continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.



Symposia Medicus designates this live activity for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has assigned up to 16 cognate credits to this program.

This Live activity, 2nd Annual Winter Conference on HOT TOPICS IN WOMEN’S HEALTH, with a beginning date of 02/11/2020, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 16.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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

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. PAs may receive a maximum of 16 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

Nurse Practitioners/Nurses
The ANCC contact hours awarded for completion of this conference are 16.

Provider is also approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP2335, for 19.2 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™

Pharmacology Content for Prescriptive Authority
A maximum of 2.25 hours in pharmacology content for prescriptive authority may be earned by attending this educational conference. Sessions awarding pharmacology content for prescriptive authority are denoted with an Rx in the schedule. Please contact your state’s Board of Nursing for specific educational requirements as requirements may vary state to state.


Each registrant will have online access to session materials. The session materials will be available for download approximately one week prior to the conference (you’ll receive an email with instructions). If you wish to receive a hard copy of the session materials, please check the box on the registration form in this brochure.

If you are unable to attend this conference, extra copies of the session materials (either paper, flash drive, or digital copy) will be available one week after the conference. The cost is $65 for a hard copy, $30 for a flash drive, and $25 for the digital copy. To place your order, please email publications@symposiamedicus.org.


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


David R. Ellington, MD, FACOG
Associate Professor
Associate Fellowship Director
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Division of Urogynecology & Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery
Birmingham, Alabama

Mindy Goldman, MD
Conference Co-Chair

Clinical Professor
Director, Gynecology Center for Cancer Survivors & At-Risk Women
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and
Reproductive Sciences
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Daphne Miller, MD
Clinical Professor
Department of Family and
Community Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
Private Family Practice
San Francisco, California

Veronica Piziak, MD, PhD, FACP
Conference Co-Chair

Professor of Medicine
Emeritus Director of Endocrinology
Department of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology
Baylor Scott & White
Texas A&M University
Temple, Texas

Stacy Tompkins, MD
Associate Voluntary Clinical Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Dermatology
University of California
San Diego Medical Center
San Diego, California
Private Practice
Encinitas, 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 within the past 12 months. Beyond disclosure 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 session materials for this activity, and speakers will provide a slide disclosure for each presentation, and will also verbally disclose on-site.



Tuesday, February 11

5:30-7:00pm Registration & Check-in
During Group Reception
(Faculty, Participants, and Guests)

Wednesday, February 12

3:00pm Continued Registration & Check-in
3:45 Welcome & Introduction
Mindy Goldman, MD
4:00 Common (and Not So Common) Dermatologic Problems in Women
Stacy Tompkins, MD
4:45 Prevention & Screening for Breast Cancer: What’s New?
Mindy Goldman, MD
5:30 Update on Osteoporosis 2020
(Rx = 25 minutes)
Veronica Piziak, MD, PhD
6:15 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
7:15 Adjourn for the Day

Thursday, February 13

7:00am Making a Nutrition Assessment in 20 Minutes or Less
Daphne Miller, MD
7:45 Diabetes in Women: New Treatment Options
(Rx = 35 minutes)
Veronica Piziak, MD, PhD
8:30 Skin Cancers: When to Treat & When to Refer
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Stacy Tompkins, MD
9:15 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:00 Adjourn Morning Session
Mid-Day Break: 10:00am-4:00pm
4:00pm Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Mindy Goldman, MD
4:45 Stress Urinary Incontinence
David R. Ellington, MD
5:30 Vulvar Dermatology
Stacy Tompkins, MD
6:15 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
7:15 Adjourn for the Day

Friday, February 14

4:00pm The Mesh Controversy
David R. Ellington, MD
4:45 Hereditary Cancers: The Basics for Clinicians
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Mindy Goldman, MD
5:30 Farmacology: Why Soil & Farms are the Foundation of Our Health
Daphne Miller, MD
6:15 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
7:15 Adjourn for the Day

Saturday, February 15

7:00am Cases in Thyroid Disease
(Rx = 30 minutes)
Veronica Piziak, MD, PhD
7:45 Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (FBDs): A Non-Pharmacological Approach
Daphne Miller, MD
8:30 Fecal Incontinence
David R. Ellington, MD
9:15 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:15 Conference Adjourns

Rx = Pharmacology Content for
Prescriptive Authority will be
granted for these sessions



This exciting conference will be held in the picturesque Northwestern Rockies at the beautiful Big Sky Resort, just an hour’s drive from Bozeman, Montana. This lovely hotel and suite/condominium resort, with ski-in and out access, is located within the Big Sky Resort-Moonlight Basin, providing you with access to 5,800 skiable acres. Annual snowfall of more than 400 inches results in spectacular beginning, intermediate, and expert slopes, with plenty of wide, groomed cruising runs, as well as narrow chutes and trees for the advanced skier. You will also experience the incomparable Big Sky powder snow!

If it’s Nordic skiing you enjoy, just six miles from the Big Sky Resort lies the Lone Mountain Ranch cross country skiing area, rated one of the best in the United States. And, for a change of pace, you are sure to enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the beautiful Big Sky Mountains, or a snow coach tour of nearby Yellowstone National Park.

Big Sky Resort is a self-contained village with many restaurants to choose from, as well as live evening entertainment and dancing. The resort has a giant heated indoor/outdoor swimming pool, full spa and whirlpools to help soothe those aching muscles at the end of a busy day. A full range of shops are available around Big Sky Resort.

You are sure to find many thrilling winter activities in this spectacular setting while attending our 2nd Annual Winter Conference on Hot Topics 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 and receive conference lodging group rates by reserving the following ways:

On-line at our website, www.symposiamedicus.org; OR

Call Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm (Pacific Time), (925) 969-1789 with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover; OR

By mail, make check payable to Symposia Medicus and send with registration form to 399 Taylor Blvd., Suite 201, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-2287.

Visit www.symposiamedicus.org or call (925) 969-1789 for additional questions or information.


If postmarked by
December 3, 2019
If postmarked after
December 3, 2019
Physicians $695 $795
Residents, Nurses, PAs, & All Others $595 $695

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 session materials, and break refreshments for conference registrants. Tuition also includes group reception for faculty, registrants, and their guests.

Conference registration will be confirmed via email


Conference group rates have been arranged at the Big Sky 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.


(Double Occupancy)
(All accommodations are non-smoking and include complimentary in-room and throughout resort internet access)
Huntley Lodge: Main hotel lodge containing the Conference Center and spa.
Huntley rooms offer air conditioning window unit.
Huntley First Class (Room) $330/night 4 375 Rooms have two queen beds, mini refrigerator, TV, one bathroom, wet bar, coffeemaker, iron & ironing board, and blow dryer.
*Huntley Mountain View
$345/night 4 375 Same amenities as above, with mountain views.
Shoshone Building: Attached to the Huntley Lodge & Conference Center
Most rooms face Lone Mountain or Andesite Mountain
Shoshone 1-Bedroom Condo $503/night 6 790 Has a private bedroom with one queen bed, 1-3/4 bathrooms, Murphy bed and double sleeper sofa in living room, fully-equipped kitchen, gas fireplace, and a small balcony.
Summit Building: Euro-western luxury hotel adjacent to the Mountain Village
A two-minute walk to the Huntley Lodge & Conference Center
*Summit Studio $376/night 4 450 Has a queen pull-down Murphy bed, sleeper sofa, kitchen, dining area, and bathroom.

*Summit Hotel
(2 Queen Beds)

(Must call Symposia
Medicus for availability)

$432/night 4 400 Has two queen beds, wet bar, and bathroom.

*Summit Hotel
(King Bed)

(Must call Symposia
Medicus for availability)

$447/night 2 400 Has one king bed, wet bar, and bathroom.

*Summit 1-Bedroom Condo

(Must call Symposia
Medicus for availability)

$687/night 4-6 880 Has either one queen, two queens, or 1 king, and one sleeper sofa or wall bed, full kitchen, dining area, and two bathrooms.

*Summit 2-Bedroom Condo

(Must call Symposia
Medicus for availability)

$860/night 6-10 1300 Has one queen bed in one bedroom, one king or two queen beds in second bedroom, and queen sleeper sofa in living room; three bathrooms, full kitchen, and fireplace.

*Summit 3-Bedroom Condo

(Must call Symposia
Medicus for availability)

$1,196/night 8-10 1770 Same as Summit 2-Bedroom Condo with an adjoining hotel room.
Village Center: Located between the Summit and Shoshone buildings and
adjacent to the Huntley Lodge & Conference Center
*Village Studio $360/night 4 432 Has queen pull-down Murphy bed, sleeper sofa, microwave, coffeemaker, small refrigerator & dishwasher, and one bathroom.

*These units are VERY limited, please call us to reserve at (925) 969-1789.
If you are traveling alone and would like to inquire about single rates
please call Symposia Medicus at (925) 969-1789.


Hotel Policies

Above conference group rates are per room, per night and do not include the following (subject to change):
- 8% state accommodation tax
- 3% resort tax
- 10% resort service fee

The resort service fee includes: ski valet, pool access, daily round-trip ride on the Ramcharger lift for dining at Everett’s 8800, fireworks on special occasions, bellman shuttle for transport within the Big Sky Community, children’s activities in the Huntley Lodge lobby, Ski Patrol Dog demonstrations and s’mores, Warren Miller movie playing weekly, nightly movies in the amphitheater (based on availability), special events during exceptionally cold winter days, luggage storage with bell staff on arrival or departure, Concierge assistance with boarding passes, and self-parking. Items listed are subject to change.

Maximum guestroom occupancy as stated above cannot be exceeded

Mandatory additional occupant charge (over two in room), 7 years and older, is $25 per person, per night (includes daily buffet breakfast, taxes and gratuities)

Children 6 years and under are complimentary staying in room with adult (includes daily buffet breakfast, taxes and gratuities) – not to exceed stated maximum occupancy

Rollaway beds are available at an additional cost of $20 per night (subject to availability and change)

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

Check-in time is 5:00pm 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 estimated 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. Valet is $20 per day (subject to change).

Cancellation Policies

Conference cancellations must be made in writing (via email or mail) 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 7, 2020; however, tuition, less 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/postmarked by December 10, 2019. Between December 11, 2019 and January 7, 2020, one night’s deposit is forfeited. After January 7, 2020, no hotel refunds can be made.

All cancellations must be emailed to registrar@symposiamedicus.org OR mailed to Symposia Medicus. If mailed, it must be postmarked 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 Bozeman, Montana (BZN), which is approximately one hour from the Big Sky Resort. For information on ground transportation, please visit our website

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

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

Alaska Airlines For discounts on Alaska Airlines flights, please book online at www.alaskaair.com and click on the link “Use Discount Code,” located at the bottom of the “Book Flights” box. Once you click on this link, another page will appear. On this page, you will need to insert ECMC542 in the “Discount Code” box, located at the right hand side of the page. Please note discount has blackout dates of February 13-17, 2020; discount will only apply to flights before or after these dates.
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 NMT7R 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 ZH4W711859 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 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