CONFERENCE DESCRIPTION

Designed for physicians, certified nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, PAs, nurses, and other allied healthcare professionals who face challenges in the care of the high-risk pregnant patient, our 35th Annual Fall Conference on High Risk Obstetrics takes place over the course of three days. Covering an array of topics including diabetes, sepsis, fetal growth restriction, opioid use disorder, and hemorrhage, our expert faculty will discuss the latest evidence-based advancements in obstetric care, 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.

The conference format includes didactic lectures, question and answer sessions, and case studies. Following a group of lectures, the question and answer sessions allows attendees to ask the faculty critical and challenging questions about caring for patients during various high risk obstetrical situations.


CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

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

  • Assess antepartum and postpartum patients for depressive illness
  • Identify pregnancy risk factors for development of cardiopulmonary arrest
  • Recognize the maternal/fetal risks associated with gestational diabetes
  • Set up a system of care to approach opioid use disorder in pregnancy
  • Implement techniques to predict and prevent preterm deliveries in multiple gestation pregnancies
  • Explain the causes for fetal growth restriction

Enrollment for this conference is limited in order to provide the best possible learning environment.
Early registration is advised.

TUITION PRICING FOR IN-PERSON
 
  EARLY
If postmarked by
July 8, 2021
REGULAR
If postmarked after
July 8, 2021
 
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.
 
ATTENDANCE OPTIONS 
 
For this conference, we are offering the below options for attendance:
 
In-Person: Attend in-person in the conference hotel meeting room. Tuition includes continuing education and online access to educational session materials. Break refreshments for conference registrants will be provided.

You can register and receive conference lodging group rates in the following ways:

  • Online via this website (unless otherwise directed) 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 201, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-2287

Conference registration will be confirmed via email.

Please call (925) 969-1789 for additional questions or information.

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 Essentials and Standards relating to continuing medical and nursing education.

Symposia Medicus is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Symposia Medicus is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT

Physicians
Symposia Medicus designates this live activity for a maximum of 19 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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.

This CME activity meets the requirements under California Assembly Bill 1195, continuing education and cultural and linguistic competency.

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

PAs
NCCPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs 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 TM

Pharmacotherapeutics CEUs for Nurses
This activity is designated for a maximum of 3.5 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.

Pain Management & Care
The approved credits shown above include 1 credit toward meeting the requirement under California Assembly Bill 487, Pain Management & Care.

 
Donna Dizon-Townson, MD, FACOG
Associate Medical Director, Obstetrics Quality & System Process Development, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Intermountain Healthcare; Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Utah Health Sciences; Salt Lake City, Utah
 
Brandon Frady, DNP, ACNP-BC, CCRN-CMC
Clinical Assistant Professor, Georgia Baptist College of Nursing, Mercer University; Critical Care Nurse Practitioner; Critical Care Services; Northside Hospital; Atlanta, Georgia
 
Ronald Iverson, Jr., MD, MPH, FACOG
Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine; Vice-Chair of Obstetrics, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Boston Medical Center; Boston, Massachusetts
 
Mark G. Newman, MD - Conference Co-Chairperson
Assistant Professor, Wake Forest University, School of Medicine; Department of OB/GYN, Section of Maternal-Fetal Medicine; Winston-Salem, North Carolina
 
Roger B. Newman, MD, FACOG
Professor & Maas Endowed Chair for Reproductive Sciences; Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine & Women's Health Research; Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology; Medical University of South Carolina; Charleston, South Carolina
 
Mureena A. Turnquest Wells, MD, FACOG - Conference Co-Chairperson
Maternal-Fetal Medicine; Norton Children's Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Norton Healthcare; Louisville, Kentucky

The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Standards for Commercial Support require accredited CME and CNE providers to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all educational activities.

Symposia Medicus requires that everyone who is in a position to control content (including planners, reviewers, speakers, moderators, staff, Board of Trustees, and Planning Committee members), disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest.

In compliance with these ACCME and ANCC standards, Symposia Medicus has disclosed (see below) all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests for this activity. In addition, faculty members have stated below any commercial interests with which he/she, or his/her spouse/partner, have, or have had, a relevant financial relationship within the past 12 months.

In addition, faculty members will verbally disclose any knowledge they have regarding:

  • Any new limitations on data, e.g., identifiable ongoing research, interim analyses, preliminary data, or unsupported opinion related to their presentation(s)
  • Any off-label recommendations of medications or equipment, i.e., when a product is not approved in the United States.

This disclosure data is intended to assist you in forming your own judgments about the content presented.

SYMPOSIA MEDICUS DISCLOSURE STATEMENT:
Symposia Medicus Planners, Reviewers, Staff, Board of Trustees, and Planning Committee members have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest that pose a conflict of interest to the planning of this activity.

Also, there are no outside grants, sponsorship, or commercial support for this activity.

FACULTY DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS:

Donna Dizon-Townson, MD, FACOG
  No Conflict of Interest
 
R. Brandon Frady, DNP, ACNP-BC, CCRN-CMC
  No Conflict of Interest
 
Ronald Iverson, Jr., MD, MPH, FACOG
  No Conflict of Interest
 
Mark Newman, MD
  No Conflict of Interest
 
Roger Newman, MD, FACOG
  No Conflict of Interest
 
Mureena Turnquest Wells, MD, FACOG
  No Conflict of Interest
 

NOTE:Symposia Medicus as the sponsor of this activity, and ACCME & ANCC approval of Symposia Medicus' CE provider status, does not imply, in any way, the endorsement of any commercial products discussed or exhibited at this educational activity.

Fact Sheet

Symposia Medicus is a 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation established in 1978 to provide continuing education to health care providers. Revenue for programs and administration is derived from tuition paid by registrants. Symposia Medicus develops and conducts approximately 35 educational programs annually and frequently awards tuition assistance and scholarships.

Symposia Medicus is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Symposia Medicus designates activities with the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Symposia Medicus is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Symposia Medicus is also approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP2335. Credit from various specialty organizations is also awarded in the pertinent specialty conferences (ACOG, AAFP, AAP, ACEP, etc.)

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE
Symposia Medicus is governed by a Board of Trustees comprised of Health Care Professionals and is administered by professional meeting planners and support staff. The Board meets quarterly (and calls special meetings if necessary) to set policy and discuss/approve the annual program and budget.

Educational Program Design is based on the educational needs determined, which result from identified professional practice gaps. The gaps are 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.

Faculty members are selected from participant recommendations, activity chairpersons and other faculty, medical and nursing consultants, and various other referrals.

If you are interested in becoming a faculty member at a future Symposia Medicus conference, please email your CV and a list of topics you can present (with a brief description of what you address within the topic) to info@symposiamedicus.org.


BOARD OF TRUSTEESSINCE
Terese Baker – Medical Research & Marketing2004
Maria Craig Baldwin – Administration1994
Jim Goodrich, CMP – Administration1985
Robert Kadas, MD, Chairman – Pediatrics1989
Allen Nan, MD – Obstetrics & Gynecology2016
Cecele Quaintance, RN, MS – Nursing Administration1989
James Topic, MD – Family Medicine1996
 
 
EXECUTIVE STAFFSINCE
Maria Craig Baldwin (CFO/COO) – Administration2004
Jim Goodrich, CMP (CEO) – Administration1985
 
Thursday, September 16, 2021
 
7:00 AMRegistration & Check-In
 
8:00Welcome & Introduction
Mark Newman, MD & Mureena Turnquest Wells, MD - Conference Co-Chairs
 
8:15Lessons Learned From Managing the Multifetal Gestation
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Roger B. Newman, MD, FACOG
 
9:00Use of Anti-Depressants in Pregnancy
(Rx = 30 minutes)
Mark G. Newman, MD
 
9:45 Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
10:15Break
 
10:30Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Mureena A. Turnquest Wells, MD, FACOG
 
11:15Preterm Labor and Progesterone: Where are we?
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Donna Dizon-Townson, MD, FACOG
 
12:00 PMQuestions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
12:30Lunch Break
On Your Own
 
1:45Perinatal Complications of Bariatric Surgery
Mark G. Newman, MD
 
2:30Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Pregnancy
Brandon Frady, DNP, ACNP-BC, CCRN-CMC
 
3:15Management of the Second Stage of Labor
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Ronald Iverson, Jr., MD, MPH, FACOG
 
4:00Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
4:45Adjourn for the Day
 
Friday, September 17, 2021
 
8:00 AMWhat Does Sepsis Look Like During Pregnancy?
Brandon Frady, DNP, ACNP-BC, CCRN-CMC
 
8:45Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Ronald Iverson, Jr., MD, MPH, FACOG
 
9:30Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
10:00Break
 
10:15Speaking Fetal: Intrapartum Assessment
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Roger B. Newman, MD, FACOG
 
11:00Gestational Diabetes: An Update
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Donna Dizon-Townson, MD, FACOG
 
11:45Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
12:15 PMLunch Break
On Your Own
 
1:30Recurrent Pregnancy Loss: Understanding the Issues
Donna Dizon-Townson, MD, FACOG
 
2:15Fetal Growth Restriction: Diagnosis & Management
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Mureena A. Turnquest Wells, MD, FACOG
 
3:00Induction of Labor
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Mark G. Newman, MD
 
3:45Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
4:30Adjourn for the Day
 
Saturday, September 18, 2021
 
8:00 AMOperative Vaginal Delivery
Roger B. Newman, MD, FACOG
 
8:45Perinatal Thromboembolism
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Mark G. Newman, MD
 
9:30Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
10:00Break
 
10:30Systolic Versus Diastolic Heart Failure
Brandon Frady, DNP, ACNP-BC, CCRN-CMC
 
11:15Viruses in Pregnancy: Cytomegalovirus & Parvovirus Infections
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Mureena A. Turnquest Wells, MD, FACOG
 
12:00 PMOB Hemorrhage
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Ronald Iverson, Jr., MD, MPH, FACOG
 
12:45Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
1:30Conference Adjourns
 
 
Rx = Pharmacotherapeutic CEUs for nurses will be granted for these sessions
 

Symposia Medicus has conference group rates at Loews Coronado Bay Resort.

These special rates will only be available until Monday, August 9, 2021 and will only be available after that date on a space and rate available basis. We recommend you reserve your lodging as soon as possible, as rooms at the conference group rates are limited and on a first come, first served basis. Rooms may sell out and/or room rates may increase prior to the release date.

Loews Coronado Bay Resort
4000 Coronado Bay Road
Coronado, California 92118
Direct: (619) 424-4000
 
To make your reservations online please visit
https://www.loewshotels.com/coronado-bay-resort/symposia-medicus-fall-conference
 
To make your reservations by phone, please call (877) 872-8559
You must refer to the group code SYM021 to receive conference group rates.

The conference group rates will also be available three days before and three days after the conference (based on availability) if you wish to extend your stay in San Diego.
 

GROUP RATES STATED BELOW INCLUDE DAILY BUFFET BREAKFAST FOR TWO PEOPLE

Resort View (King Bed) - $349/night

Pool View (King Bed) - $369/night

Marina View (King Bed) - $389/night

Partial Bay View (King Bed) - $419/night

Coronado Bay View (King Bed) - $439/night

Rooms differ by view and are approximately 430 sq. ft. and include mini-refrigerators, coffeemaker, work desk, arm chair with ottoman, bath amenities, stone-top vanity, tub, and shower, hair dryer, flat-screen TV, and a balcony or patio.

If you require a room with two beds there will be an additional charge of $10 per night added to the above group room rates.

By booking your lodging under the Symposia Medicus group code, the Resort Fee (normally $35.00 per room, per night, discounted to $17.50 per room, per night) is included in the conference group rates.

The Resort Fee includes in-room coffee, unlimited local and toll-free telephone calls, access to fitness center and studio, airline boarding pass printing, daily newspaper, seasonal pool deck games, daily yoga and aerobics classes, 24-hour shoe shine service, turndown service upon request, use of tennis courts (based on availability), and shuttle service to Silver Strand State Beach via the hotel beach shuttle.

You will also receive complimentary basic in-room internet access. Items listed are subject to change.

For information regarding COVID-19, health, and safety at the hotel, please visit: https://www.loewshotels.com/protocols?chebs=protocol-UTM

Hotel Policies

  • A credit or debit card is required upon making your reservation
     
  • Above conference group rates are per room, per night and do not include the following (subject to change):
    - 10% occupancy tax
    - 1% CTID Assessment
    - 1% Environmental Protection Fee
    - 0.55% CA Tourism Assessment Fee
     
  • Maximum occupancy in a room with one king bed is three, and in a room with two beds, the maximum occupancy is four, regardless of age
     
  • Mandatory additional occupant charges, listed below, include additional occupant fee, daily buffet breakfast, taxes and gratuities (not to exceed maximum occupancy stated above)
    - Adult(s) 18 years & older are $53 each, per night
    - Children 13-17 years old are $33 each, per night
    - Children 5-12 years old are $18 each, per night
    - Children 4 years & under are complimentary
     
  • Rollaway beds are available at an additional cost of $25.00 per night (subject to availability and change)
     
  • Cribs are available on a complimentary basis (subject to availability and change)
     
  • Check-in time is 4:00pm and check-out time is noon. A late check-out can only be confirmed on the date of departure by the front desk. Late check-outs and are based upon availability and additional charges may apply.
     
  • Early Departure Fee: You will finalize your departure date at check-in. If you depart prior to that date, you will be assessed a charge of 50% of the rate for each night that you depart early. To avoid this fee, you must confirm your departure date with the hotel at or before check-in.
     
  • Credit/Debit Card Policy: Upon check-in, the hotel requires a credit or debit card to ensure that funds are available. Holds are placed on your account for your entire stay; however, the amount may be immediately deducted from your account. The length of time for which these holds remain on your credit or debit account varies from bank to bank.
     
  • Parking: Self-parking is $15 per day for conference guests. Valet is $35 per day (subject to change).
     
  • Hotel Cancellations must be made directly with the hotel at least 72 hours prior to your confirmed arrival date or you will be charged a cancellation fee equal to one night’s deposit and tax.
     
Vaccination/Face Mask Policy

    You must be fully vaccinated in order to attend a Symposia Medicus conference in-person. Proof of vaccination in the form of vaccination record card, a photo of your vaccination card, and QR code (via paper, your smartphone or other portable electronic device). You can submit this prior to the conference via email (to info@symposiamedicus.org) or in-person at the conference venue.

    Face masks are required in the conference room. Symposia Medicus will have disposable masks available at the registration desk.

    Cancellation Policies

    • Conference cancellations must be made in writing (via email) to Symposia Medicus and a refund, less a 10% processing fee, will be given. No refunds will be made if cancellation is received after August 12, 2021; however, tuition, less a 10% processing fee, may be applied to a future Symposia Medicus conference.
       
    • 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.
       

    Download Session Materials

    Registered Conference attendees can access the Session Material Download from under the user profile icon after logging in, or by using the above link.

    We encourage you to load the session materials on your laptop, tablet or other electronic device for use during the conference, or for review prior to arriving. As a suggestion, some attendees are now bringing iPads and other devices to the conference and using programs like Adobe Acrobat Reader to take and save notes right on top of the presentation.

    Paper copies of the session materials WILL NOT be available. So, please download the session materials prior to the conference.

    Updated session materials, with any changes from the conference, will also be available for download within a week after the conference end.

    Note: Due to conference facility bandwidth limitations, session materials MUST be downloaded PRIOR to the conference start date and will not be available during the conference.

    For more information on downloading the session materials, view our Frequently Asked Questions.

    If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to email us at downloads@symposiamedicus.org.

    AIR TRAVEL INFORMATION

    You will fly into San Diego International Airport (SAN), which is approximately 40 minutes from the Loews Coronado Bay 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 ECMD501 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 NGMTV 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 ZJVS420980 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

    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 below 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

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    Spend one day relaxing on a beach (there are dozens around the city), then the next hiking in the east San Diego County mountains. Visit the quaint and charming island town of Coronado or the picturesque village of La Jolla. You won’t want to miss favorites like the San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld, Birch Aquarium, USS Midway Museum, or LEGOLAND, all located nearby. San Diego is so diverse and unique; there are plenty of options to discover something new!

    Perched on its own 15-acre peninsula, Loews Coronado Bay Resort is a private oasis of tranquility. This Coronado resort offers views of both the shimmering bay waters and the San Diego skyline. Enjoy three heated pools, a hot tub spa and dry sauna. Dine at crown Landing Restaurant, serving locally inspired fare with a commitment to sourcing seasonal, sustainable ingredients. Chef Aleczander Herrera shines a spotlight on San Diego’s distinct character, flavors, and the freshest seafood available. Relax and recharge at the Sea Spa that offers luxurious treatments including island-inspired body wraps, tropical sea stone massages, energizing facials, and a relaxing Vichy Rain Shower.

    Whatever your pleasure, you’ll be sure to find it in San Diego, at our 35thAnnual Fall Conference on High Risk Obstetrics.

    HOTEL INFORMATION

    Loews Coronado Bay Resort
    4000 Coronado Bay Road, Coronado, California 92118
    Phone: (619) 424-4000

    VACCINATION/FACE MASKS POLICY

    You must be fully vaccinated in order to attend a Symposia Medicus conference in-person. Proof of vaccination in the form of vaccination record card, a photo of your vaccination card, and QR code (via paper, your smartphone or other portable electronic device). You can submit this prior to the conference via email (to info@symposiamedicus.org) or in-person at the conference venue.

    Face masks are required indoors at the hotel. Symposia Medicus will have masks available at the registration desk.
     

    CONFERENCE CHECK-IN

    Although you are already registered, you will need to check-in to get your badge.

    Date – Thursday, September 16
    Location – Commodore Foyer on the first floor near the lobby
    Time – Begins at 7:00am
     

    DAILY BUFFET BREAKFAST

    Your room rate includes daily buffet breakfast for two occupants.

    At hotel check-in, you will receive breakfast coupons, for each day of your stay, for up to two guests. Breakfast is served daily in the Crown Landing Restaurant, located on the lobby level, from 7:00am-11:00am. On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday mornings of our conference, the restaurant will be open at 6:00am. For a ‘grab-and-go’ option, you can go to the Silver Strand Exchange, the lobby café, from 6:00am-11:00am.

    Additional room occupants will be charged for breakfast based on consumption at the places listed above.

    If you are NOT staying at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort OR did not book your lodging through Symposia Medicus and would like to have breakfast, please notify the Symposia Medicus staff conference check-in. A breakfast ticket will be given to you. Breakfast tickets are for conference participants only and can only be used on the mornings we are in conference (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday).
     

    GENERAL SESSIONS

    Main Room Location – Commodore Ballroom, located on the first floor near the lobby Time – Begins at 8:00am on Thursday, Friday and Saturday

    If you are departing on Saturday, please keep in mind that the conference ends at approximately 1:15pm and hotel check-out is at 11:00am. You can store your luggage with the hotel while we are still in session.
     

    QUESTION & ANSWER / GROUP DISCUSSION SESSIONS

    During our meeting sessions, following a series of lectures, there is a Question and Answer/Group Discussion session. Please write down any questions or comments for the faculty on the yellow question cards placed at participant seats. These cards are collected and given to the appropriate speaker for response during these sessions.
     

    MEETING ROOM COURTESY

    As a courtesy to all, please place your electronic communication devices on “vibrate,” or “silent.” Also, in consideration to others, children and spouses are not permitted in the meeting rooms.
     

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    Parking – Self-parking is discounted to $15 per day (normally $31) for conference guests and valet parking is $35 per day, subject to change.

    Participant Photos – We sometimes take photographs of our participants during conference sessions/activities (never pool pictures) to use in future brochures and on our website. If you would NOT like to appear in any individual or group candid photos, please notify the Conference Director.

    Clothing – Formal attire is not required anywhere in the hotel or during our conference. We suggest you bring a sweater or jacket to wear during our meeting sessions, as meeting rooms are sometimes cool.

    Recording – Participants, speakers, etc. must receive prior approval from Symposia Medicus to record lectures or any other educational sessions. For more information and/or questions, please e-mail us at info@symposiamedicus.org.

    Temperatures – The temperatures in San Diego in September usually range from the high 70’s during the day to the mid 60’s during the evening

    Time Zone – San Diego is in the Pacific Time Zone

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    QUESTIONS?
    Email us at info@symposiamedicus.org.

    Key Area Attractions
    Explore the Best of San Diego:

    • San Diego Zoo / Safari Park (advance ticket purchases may be required)
    • Balboa Park
    • SeaWorld San Diego (reservations may be required)
    • LEGOLAND California (reservations may be required)
    • Coronado Ferry Landing
    • Old Town San Diego
    • Mission San Diego de Alcalá
    • USS Midway Museum
    • Seaport Village
    • Gaslamp Quarter

    Nearby Attractions in San Diego - For restaurant ideas, things to do, and much more, please visit https://www.sandiego.org/explore/things-to-do.aspx