Wednesday, May 1, 2024
 
8:15 AMHormone Balancing: Xenoestrogens, Lifestyle Choices, and More
Seema M. Patel, MD, MPH, IFMCP
 
9:00Scaling Physical Activity Strategies in Alignment With Lifestyle Medicine Approaches
C. David Geier, Jr., MD
 
9:45Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
10:30Finding Passion, Purpose, and Gratitude While Strengthening Social Connections
Judi Bar, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT
 
11:15Lifestyle Modifications & Dietary Supplements to Support Sleep and Common Sleep Complaints
Melissa C. Young, MD, IFMCP
 
12:00 PMStress Awareness & Reduction
Judi Bar, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT
 
12:45Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
Thursday, May 2, 2024
 
8:00 AMIntegrative Approaches for Treating & Reversing Arthritis in Women
C. David Geier, Jr., MD
 
8:45Yoga for Chronic Pain
Judi Bar, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT
 
9:30Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
10:15An Integrative Approach to Chronic Fatigue & Fibromyalgia
Melissa C. Young, MD, IFMCP
 
11:00Common Injuries in Sports & Exercise & How Active Women Can Treat & Prevent Them
C. David Geier, Jr., MD
 
11:45An Integrative Approach to Headaches
Melissa C. Young, MD, IFMCP
 
12:30 PMQuestions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
Friday, May 3, 2024
 
3:00 PMVexing Problems "Down There:" An Integrative Approach to Vulvovaginitis & UTIs
Daphne Miller, MD
 
3:45Lessons Learned From the Blue Zones About Lifestyle & Aging Gracefully
Seema M. Patel, MD, MPH, IFMCP
 
4:45Wind & Fire: A Non-Pharmacological Approach to Functional Bowel Disorders
Daphne Miller, MD
 
5:30Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
Saturday, May 4, 2024
 
8:00 AMBeyond Cortisone & Physical Therapy: Non-Surgical Strategies for Orthopedic Healing & Optimal Health
C. David Geier, Jr., MD
 
8:45Making a Nutrition Assessment in 20 Minutes or Less
Daphne Miller, MD
 
9:30Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
10:15Immunosenescence: New Challenges to Aging
Seema M. Patel, MD, MPH, IFMCP
 
11:00Farmacology: A Practice-Based Perspective for Aligning Soil & Human Health
Daphne Miller, MD
 
11:45An Integrative Approach to Depression
Seema M. Patel, MD, MPH, IFMCP
 
12:30 PMQuestions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 

CONFERENCE DESCRIPTION

Integrative Medicine focuses on the mind and body as a whole as well as the importance of the practitioner-patient relationship. Our 11th Annual Spring Conference on Integrative Medicine in Women’s Health takes an in-depth look at how to achieve optimal health and healing for female patients through a variety of complementary alternative treatment modalities. Covering a vast assortment of topics, our expert faculty will discuss the latest evidence-based integrative treatments and therapeutic options, present current 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, and case studies. 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 integrative situations.
 

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

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

  • Identify what are the most common reasons for high estrogen states
  • Recognize stress levels and apply stress management techniques to elevate well-being
  • List common herbs and nutrients to help with insomnia
  • Identify how lifestyle and biologic factors contribute to chronic or recurrent vulvovaginitis and UTI symptoms
  • Use supplements, medications, and other nonsurgical treatments to help patients with osteoarthritis return to desired activity

Enrollment for this cruise 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
February 21, 2024
REGULAR
If postmarked after
February 21, 2024
 
Physicians $795 $895
 
Nurses, PAs, & All Others $695 $795
 
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.
 
ATTENDANCE OPTIONS 
 
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. Tuition also includes a group reception for faculty, registrants, and their guests.

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

  • 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 and cruise reservations 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 accredited continuing education 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 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This ACE activity was developed with standards to address California Assembly Bill (AB) 1195 cultural and linguistic competency (CLC) and CA AB 241 implicit bias (IB) to reduce health disparities. Please refer to the accreditation page on our website for resources.

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.

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

Physician Associates
NCCPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician associates may receive a maximum of 18 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

Nurse Practitioners/Nurses
The ANCC contact hours awarded for completion of this conference are 18.

Provider is also approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP2335, for 21.6 contact hours.

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™

 
Judi Bar, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT
Lead Yoga Therapist & Yoga Program Manager, Cleveland Clinic Wellness & Preventive Medicine, Director & Lead Instructor of Cleveland Clinic School of Yoga, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
 
C. David Geier, Jr., MD - Conference Co-Chairperson
Orthopedic Surgeon; Sports Medicine Specialist, Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine Expert; Better Life Carolinas; Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
 
Daphne Miller, MD
Clinical Professor, Department of Family & Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco; San Francisco, California; Leadership Faculty; LifeLong Family Medicine Residency Program; Richmond California
 
Seema M. Patel, MD, MPH, IFMCP - Conference Co-Chairperson
Founder, Medical Director; Healing Family Functional Medicine; Pepper Pike, Ohio
 
Melissa C. Young, MD, IFMCP
Graduate, Integrative Medicine Fellowship, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona; Tucson, Arizona; Certified Functional Medicine Provider; Institute for Functional Medicine; Federal Way, Washington; Clinical Assistant Professor; Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve; Center for Functional Medicine, Cleveland Clinic; Chagrin Falls, Ohio

DISCLOSURE STATEMENT

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.

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:

HEALTH & SAFETY AWARENESS

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 LODGING INFORMATION

Conference group rates have been arranged at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa. Rooms at our group rates are limited and on a first come, first serve 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.

GROUP RATES STATED BELOW INCLUDE DAILY BUFFET BREAKFAST FOR TWO PEOPLE

All rooms are approximately 377 square feet and feature a patio area or balcony depending on the floor, a 32” flat-screen TV, and mini refrigerators.
 

Golf Course View (Single/Double) - $319/night
These rooms offer a view of the hotel’s pool and/or golf course. Maximum guestroom occupancy is 2 adults & 2 children or 4 adults.

Courtyard/Pool View (Single/Double) - $339/night
These rooms offer a view of the hotel’s pool and/or golf course. Maximum guestroom occupancy is 2 adults & 2 children or 3 adults.

Mountain View (Single/Double) - $389/night
These rooms offer a view of the Sandia Mountains. Maximum guestroom occupancy is 2 adults & 2 children or 3 adults.

Junior 1-Bedroom Suite (Single/Double) - $469/night
(Rooms are very limited; must call Symposia Medicus for availability)
These are 756 square feet and offer a view of the hotel’s pool and/or the Sandia Mountains. Maximum guestroom occupancy is 4 adults & 2 children or 6 adults.
 

By booking your lodging with Symposia Medicus, the Resort Fee charge of $34.00 plus 6.375% tax per room, per night is discounted to $15.00 per room, per night plus 6.375% tax. The Resort Fee includes: 24-hour access to the fitness center, use of the putting green at Twin Warriors Golf Course, 2 bottles of in-room water per day, golf bag storage, self-parking, local and 1-800 phone calls and faxes, daily newspapers in the lobby, and access to all of the resort’s recreation facilities. Items listed are subject to change. Complimentary guest room internet access and daily self-parking are also included in Symposia Medicus group rates.

  • Above conference group rates are per room, per night and do not include the following (subject to change):
    - 14.88% taxes & service fees
    - $15 plus 6.375% tax resort fee (discounted from $32 plus tax)
     
  • Maximum guestroom occupancy is as stated above
     
  • Mandatory third/fourth additional occupants charges are as stated below and include daily buffet breakfast, taxes, and gratuities:
    - 19 years & over is $57 per person, per night
    - 13-18 years old are $32 per person, per night
    - 5-12 years old are $17 per person, per night
    - Children ages 4 & under are complimentary
     
  • Bed Type Requests: You can select one or two beds; however, requests cannot be guaranteed until check-in
     
  • Rollaway beds are available on a complimentary basis (subject to availability and change)
     
  • Cribs (Pack n’ Plays) are available on a complimentary basis (subject to availability and change)
     
  • Check-in time is 4:00pm and check-out time is 11:00am. A late check-out can only be confirmed on the date of departure by the front desk. Late check-outs are based on availability and additional charges may apply.
     
  • Early Departure Fee: An early departure fee of one night’s room & tax will be charged for any guest who checks out of the hotel prior to their confirmed departure date. To avoid this fee, please notify the hotel at or before check-in of any changes to your scheduled departure.
     
  • 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 complimentary for conference guests; valet parking is available for $18 per day (subject to change)
  • 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 March 27, 2024; 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 February 28, 2024. Between February 29, 2024 and March 27, 2024, one night’s deposit is forfeited. After March 27, 2024, 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.

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.

AIR TRAVEL INFORMATION

The Albuquerque International Airport (ABQ) is approximately 35 minutes from the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa and the Santa Fe Regional Airport (SAF) is approximately 45 minutes from the 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.

Please check directly with the airlines for updated information on their COVID-19 policies.

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

Alaska Airlines
For discounts on Alaska Airlines flights, please book online at www.alaskaair.com and click on the link “Use Discount Code,” located at the bottom of the “Book Flights” box. Once you click on this link, another page will appear. On this page, you will need to insert ECMG058 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 NY35Z 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 ZNQA939938 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

CONFERENCE LOCATION

Nestled on 550 acres of the Native American Santa Ana Pueblo, between the Sandia Mountains and the Rio Grande River, Tamaya is steeped in over one thousand years of rich history and culture. Located between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, Santa Ana Pueblo is home to the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa.

Enjoy the chance to relax and unwind at one of the resort’s heated outdoor pools, fitness center, or yoga studio. The resort’s Tamaya Mist Spa & Salon offers a chance for relaxation and pampering, while the nationally-ranked Twin Warriors Golf Club will challenge you on their 18-hole championship course! Choose from five restaurants at the resort, with many featuring not only delicious food, but also spectacular views of the Sandia Mountains. You can experience a variety of cultural activities from local artisan demonstrations to sampling Huruna—traditional baked bread of the pueblo. Guests can explore the Santa Ana Pueblo either through the use of the hiking and biking trails that surround the resort, or by riding one of the many rescue horses from the Stables at Tamaya.

Head to the nearby Sandia and Manzano Mountains to enjoy great trails for both hiking and mountain biking. Enjoy delicious New Mexican cuisine, live music, and maybe even book a hot air balloon ride in the city that hosts the world’s largest hot air balloon festival!

Downtown Albuquerque is a mere 20-minute drive from the resort, and is home to over a hundred art galleries and studios. After admiring work from local and international artists, visit one of the many museums Albuquerque has to offer, or explore nearby restaurants and shops.

A 45-minute drive north will lead you to the nation’s oldest capital city, Santa Fe. Explore Santa Fe’s impressive past by visiting one of the many historic sites, such as the Loretto Chapel and its miraculous staircase or the Palace of Governors. Book a walking tour to explore the city’s many public art installations or to find the best coffee and chocolate in the city.

Whatever your pleasure, you’ll be sure to find it in Santa Ana Pueblo, at our 11th Annual Spring Conference on Integrative Medicine in Women’s Health.