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– D. Bennett, MD

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– A. Stikeleather, CNM

“Great material, trusted and reputable speakers, great locations, and great topics.”
– K. Hartt, MD

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 allow 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 possible causes for maternal 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

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™. 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™ 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™

Pharmacotherapeutic 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.

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

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.

HEALTH & SAFETY AWARENESS

Symposia Medicus will make every effort to protect our conference attendees, faculty, and staff from COVID-19. We are collaborating extensively with the conference venue to ensure that precautions will be in place for this in-person meeting. As the event gets closer, we will communicate details regarding all safety and social distancing protocols and procedures intended to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS / GROUND TRANSPORTATION

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

CONFERENCE FACULTY

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

R. 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 Newman, MD
Conference Co-Chair

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
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 Turnquest Wells, MD, FACOG
Conference Co-Chair
Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Norton Children’s Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Norton Healthcare
Louisville, Kentucky

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 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 educational session materials for this activity and speakers will provide a disclosure slide for each presentation which they will also disclose verbally onsite.

 

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Thursday, September 16

7:00am Registration & Check-In
8:00 Welcome & Introduction
Mark Newman, MD & Mureena Turnquest Wells, MD
8:15 Lessons Learned From Managing the Multifetal Gestation (Rx = 15 minutes)
Roger Newman, MD
9:00 Use of Anti-Depressants in Pregnancy
(Rx = 30 minutes)

Mark Newman, MD
9:45 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:15 Break
10:30 Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Mureena Turnquest Wells, MD
11:15 Preterm Labor: Are We Ready for Progesterone?
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Donna Dizon-Townson, MD
Noon Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
12:30pm Lunch Break (on your own)
1:45 Perinatal Complications of Bariatric Surgery
Mark Newman, MD
2:30 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Pregnancy
R. Brandon Frady, DNP, ACNP-BC, CCRN-CMC
3:15 Management of the Second Stage of Labor
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Ronald Iverson, Jr., MD, MPH
4:00 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
4:45 Adjourn for the Day

Friday, September 17

8:00am What Does Sepsis Look Like During Pregnancy?
R. Brandon Frady, DNP, ACNP-BC, CCRN-CMC
8:45 Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Ronald Iverson, Jr., MD, MPH
9:30 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:00 Break
10:15 Speaking Fetal: Intrapartum Assessment
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Roger Newman, MD
11:00 Gestational Diabetes: An Update
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Donna Dizon-Townson, MD
11:45 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
12:15pm Lunch Break (on your own)
1:30 Recurrent Pregnancy Loss: Understanding the Issues
Donna Dizon-Townson, MD
2:15 Fetal Growth Restriction: Diagnosis & Management
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Mureena Turnquest Wells, MD
3:00 Induction of Labor (Rx = 15 minutes)
Mark Newman, MD
3:45 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
4:30 Adjourn for the Day

Saturday, September 18

8:00am Operative Vaginal Delivery
Roger Newman, MD
8:45 Perinatal Thromboembolism
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Mark Newman, MD
9:30 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:00 Break (hotel check-out, if applicable)
10:30 Systolic Versus Diastolic Heart Failure
R. Brandon Frady, DNP, ACNP-BC, CCRN-CMC
11:15 Viruses in Pregnancy: Cytomegalovirus & Parvovirus Infections (Rx = 15 minutes)
Mureena Turnquest Wells, MD
Noon OB Hemorrhage (Rx = 15 minutes)
Ronald Iverson, Jr., MD, MPH
12:45pm Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
1:30 Conference Adjourns

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

CONFERENCE LOCATION

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, 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 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 35th Annual Fall Conference on High Risk Obstetrics.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION, LODGING & TRAVEL INFORMATION

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

You can register the following ways:

Online via our website, www.symposiamedicus.org; OR

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

By mail; make check payable to Symposia Medicus and send along with registration form to: 399 Taylor Blvd., Suite 102, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-2287

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

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION INFORMATION

TUITION: 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.

Tuition includes continuing education, online access to educational session materials, and break refreshments for conference registrants

Conference registration will be confirmed via email

CONFERENCE LODGING INFORMATION

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

Room Type Group Rates
(Single/Double Occupancy)
Description
Resort View
(King Bed)
$349/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.
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
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

TERMS & CONDITIONS

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, 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 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 $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.

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.

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. For questions, please call the United Airlines Convention Desk at (800) 426-1122.

CAR RENTAL DISCOUNT

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