Conference #1666
37th Annual Fall Conference on High Risk Obstetrics

October 5 - 7, 2023
San Diego, California

No specific health and safety information for in-person attendance
(See Health & Safety tab for complete info)

Thursday, October 5, 2023
8:15 AMSurviving Maternal Sepsis: Diagnosis, Management, and Updates
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Arthur J. Vaught III, MD
9:00Use of Anti-Depressants in Pregnancy
(Rx = 30 minutes)
Mark Newman, MD
9:45Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
10:30Respiratory Failure in Pregnancy
R. Brandon Frady, DNP, ACNP-BC, CCRN-CMC
11:15Lessons Learned From Managing the Multifetal Gestation
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Roger Newman, MD, FACOG
12:00 PMQuestions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
1:45Maternal Mortality: Why Women Die & What We Can Do
Sarah J. Kilpatrick, MD, PhD
2:30Perinatal Complications of Bariatric Surgery
Mark Newman, MD
3:15Viruses in Pregnancy
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Mureena A. Turnquest Wells, MD, FACOG
4:00Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
Friday, October 6, 2023
8:00 AMVaginal Birth After C-Section (VBAC): Is it Still Appropriate?
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Sarah J. Kilpatrick, MD, PhD
8:45HELLP Syndrome: Treatment & Therapies
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Arthur J. Vaught III, MD
9:30Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
10:15Estimating Fetal Base Deficit as an Alternative to Intrapartum Fetal Heart Rate Assessment
Roger Newman, MD, FACOG
11:00ACOG Update 2023: What's New?
Sarah J. Kilpatrick, MD, PhD
11:45Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
1:30 PMInduction of Labor
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Mark Newman, MD
2:15Fetal Growth Restriction: Diagnosis & Management
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Mureena A. Turnquest Wells, MD, FACOG
3:00Decompensated Heart Failure in Pregnancy
R. Brandon Frady, DNP, ACNP-BC, CCRN-CMC
3:45Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
Saturday, October 7, 2023
8:00 AMManaging the Intrapartum Category II Fetal Heart Rate Tracing
Roger Newman, MD, FACOG
8:45Placenta Accreta Spectrum: Diagnosis & Management
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Arthur J. Vaught III, MD
9:30Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
10:30Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Pregnancy
R. Brandon Frady, DNP, ACNP-BC, CCRN-CMC
11:15Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Mureena A. Turnquest Wells, MD, FACOG
12:00 PMPerinatal Thromboembolism
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Mark Newman, MD
12:45Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
Rx = Pharmacotherapeutic CEUs for nurses will be granted for these sessions


Our 37th Annual Fall Conference on High-Risk Obstetrics is designed for physicians, certified nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, physician associates, nurses, and other allied healthcare professionals who face challenges in the care of the high-risk pregnant patient. Covering a wide array of obstetric topics, our expert faculty will discuss the latest evidence-based advancements in both obstetric care, present emerging clinical data, and provide skills and strategies for application and implementation into your practice. 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 obstetric situations.


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

  • List the top three causes of maternal mortality in the US
  • Conduct a diagnostic work-up for the growth-restricted fetus
  • Adopt a standardized management strategy for Category II FHR tracings
  • Counsel patients about the possible effects of antidepressant medications on pregnancy
  • Analyze current management strategies for heart failure in pregnancy
  • Manage septic shock in the critically ill obstetric patient

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

If postmarked by
July 27, 2023
If postmarked after
July 27, 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.
For this conference, we are offering the below options for attendance:
In-Person: Attend in-person in the conference meeting room. Tuition includes continuing education, online access to educational session materials, and break refreshments for conference registrants.

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 102, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-2287

Conference registration will be confirmed via email

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


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 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 3 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.

R. Brandon Frady, DNP, ACNP-BC, CCRN-CMC
Clinical Assistant Professor, Georgia Baptist College of Nursing; Critical Care Nurse Practitioner; Critical Care Services; Northside Hospital; Atlanta, Georgia
Sarah J. Kilpatrick, MD, PhD
Professor & The Helping Hand of Los Angeles Endowed Chair; Chair, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology; Associate Dean for Faculty Development & Diversity; Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; Los Angeles, California
Mark Newman, MD
Assistant Professor, Wake Forest University, School of Medicine; Department of OB/GYN, Section of Maternal-Fetal Medicine; Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Roger Newman, MD, FACOG - Conference Co-Chairperson
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
Medical Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine; Ascension St. Vincent Evansville; Evansville, Indiana
Arthur J. Vaught III, MD
Assistant Professor; Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Division of Surgical Critical Care, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine; Baltimore, Maryland

The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education require accredited continuing education providers to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all educational activities.

In compliance with these ACCME and ANCC standards, Symposia Medicus requires that everyone who is in a position to influence and/or control content (including Staff, Planners, Reviewers, Co-Chairs and/or Faculty (Speakers/Moderators), Board of Trustees, and Planning Committee members) disclose all relevant financial relationships with any ineligible companies.

Symposia Medicus has determined and disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any ineligible companies that all aforementioned parties have had within the past 24 months for this activity below. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Additionally, 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 medical devices, 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 Staff, Planners, Reviewers, Board of Trustees, and Planning Committee members have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships with any ineligible companies.

Furthermore, there are no outside grants, sponsorships, or commercial support for this activity.

R. Brandon Frady, DNP, ACNP-BC, CCRN-CMC
  No relevant financial relationships to disclose
Sarah J. Kilpatrick, MD, PhD
ROLE: Consultant
RECEIVED: Consulting Fees
Mark Newman, MD
  No relevant financial relationships to disclose
Roger Newman, MD, FACOG
  No relevant financial relationships to disclose
Mureena Turnquest Wells, MD, FACOG
  No relevant financial relationships to disclose
Arthur J. Vaught III, MD
  No relevant financial relationships to disclose

NOTE: Symposia Medicus being the sponsor of this activity and having ACCME & ANCC's approval as an accredited continuing education provider does not imply, in any way, the endorsement of any commercial products discussed or exhibited at this 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 continuing education activities 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.)

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.

Symposia Medicus, along with its Planning Committee, designs its educational activities based on identified professional practice gaps and the educational needs underlying those 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

Terese Baker – Medical Research & Marketing
Maria Craig Baldwin – Administration, CFO/COO
Jim Goodrich, CMP – Administration, CEO
Allen Nan, MD – Symposia Medicus Medical Director, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Cecele Quaintance, RN, MS – Nursing Administration
James Topic, MD – Family Medicine
Maria Craig Baldwin – Administration, CFO/COO
Jim Goodrich, CMP – Administration, CEO
Katherine King Goodrich, CNM – Accredited Provider Program Director
Allen Nan, MD – Symposia Medicus Medical Director, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Drew Nash, MD – Pediatrics
Martin Quan, MD – Gynecology & Family Medicine
Amandeep Singh, MD – Emergency Medicine
Bonnie Solberg, MS – Education
Karen Sonnenthal, NP – Internal Medicine
James Topic, MD – Family Medicine

Symposia Medicus values the well-being of our attendees, faculty, and staff and collaborates with the conference venue to ensure the safety and protection of all on-site participants.

In recognition of the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, proof of vaccination and/or face mask use requirements may change from the time of conference announcement and your registration, until the conference takes place. Current policies and attendance requirements for this conference are provided here, and we encourage you to refer to this information as needed, particularly as it gets closer to your on-site date, so that you can take any action you feel appropriate to be in compliance.

At this time, the following is in effect for on-site attendance:


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.



Conference group rates have been arranged at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort.

These special rates will only be available until Tuesday, September 26, 2023 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

To make your reservations by phone, please call (800) 815-6397
You must refer to the group code SMR023 to receive conference group rates.

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


Resort View (Single/Double) - $340/night
(King Bed)

Pool View (Single/Double) - $365/night
(King Bed)

Marina View (Single/Double) - $385/night
(King Bed)

Partial Bay View (Single/Double) - $405/night
(King Bed)

Coronado Bay View (Single/Double) - $425/night
(King Bed)

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.

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.

By booking your lodging under the Symposia Medicus group code, the Resort Fee (normally $35.00 per room, per night, is discounted to $10.00 per room, per night).

The Resort Fee includes in-room coffee, unlimited local and toll-free telephone calls, access to fitness center and studio, daily yoga and aerobics classes, airline boarding pass printing, daily newspaper available via Press Reader app, 24-hour shoe shine service, turndown service upon request, use of tennis courts (based on availability), beach concierge, use of chaise lounge chairs, umbrellas, towels, and beach toys (boogie boards and sand toys), and shuttle service to Silver Strand State Beach and downtown Coronado Village via the hotel beach shuttle.

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

  • A credit or debit card is required upon making your reservation
  • 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 is three in rooms with a king bed and four in rooms with two beds, 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 $58.50 each, per night
    - Children 13-17 years old are $38.50 each, per night
    - Children 5-12 years old are $18.00 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 on 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 not available; valet is $44 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
  • 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 30, 2023; however, tuition, less a 10% processing fee, may be applied to a future Symposia Medicus conference.
  • All cancellations must be emailed to by the dates 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


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 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 ECME470 in the “Discount Code” box, located at the right hand side of the page. Please note that blackout dates of April 1-2 and April 8-11, 2022 will apply.

Delta Airlines
For discounts on Delta Airlines, please visit, 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 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 ZKBQ178725 in the “Promotions and Certificates” box.
For questions, please call the United Airlines Convention Desk at (800) 426-1122.


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:

AWD # B766625

BCD # U076767


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


Come visit San Diego! Friendly locals create a welcoming vibe in California’s second largest city, where blue skies keep watch over 70 miles of majestic coastline and a gentle Mediterranean climate. Bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Anza-Borrego Desert and the Laguna Mountains to the east, and Mexico to the south, the diverse neighborhoods of San Diego are spread out over 4,200 square miles, offering endless opportunities for exploration and activities.

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, Old Town San Diego, 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, which serves 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 which 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 37th Annual Fall Conference on High Risk Obstetrics.


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


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

Date – Thursday, October 5
Location – Commodore Ballroom Foyer, located on the lobby level
Time – Begins at 7:00am


Your room rate includes daily buffet breakfast for two occupants.

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. You will be asked to sign a bill; however, the breakfast charge for two occupants will be removed from your hotel bill when you check out.

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 (Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday).


Main Room Location – Commodore Ballroom, located on the lobby level
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 1:30pm and hotel check-out is at noon. You can store your luggage with the hotel while we are still in session.


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 in your participant badge. For those attending virtually, you will type into the chat box. These cards are collected and given to the appropriate speaker for response during these sessions.


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.


Internet Access – Wireless internet access is complimentary in the meeting rooms.

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

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

Time Zone – San Diego is in the Pacific Time Zone

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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

Virtual Attendance Is available For this conference. Registered Virtual Attendees should sign in for current information.