Contraceptive Technology: Quest For Excellence

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Contraceptive Technology: Quest For Excellence

Date: November 1 - 3, 2012
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Dear Colleagues,
For more than 20 years, the Contraceptive Technology: Quest for Excellence conference has been the "go-to" meeting for the most current, evidence-based information on contraception management, and this year's program will continue to live up to its reputation. During "CT 2012" we will tackle a number of challenging issues: What's the latest on Emergency Contraception? … you will be VERY surprised. Must clinicians perform a list of screening measures at specific intervals or are some considered obsolete these days? Is the WHO criteria written for global audiences really the best guidance on contraceptives for women with medical conditions? The speakers at this year's conference will bring cut-to-the-chase information that may just shake up the way you've been practicing.

Dr. Robert Hatcher will share with us his top 10 favorite contraceptive management questions gleaned from his website … our guess is, many of these are your questions, too. Dr. Michael Policar is sifting through the evidence – noting which is weak and which is strong – to cull the preventive medical measures that have proven themselves from those that arise primarily from strong opinion and high hopes. And Dr. Carrie Cwiak will take a closer look at obesity and contraceptive effectiveness ... again, a growing body of evidence is helping us shape our care in this area. What is riskier for STI/HIV – unintended pregnancy or hormonal contraception? Dr. Ward Cates tackles that more recent debate. And Dr. Anita Nelson addresses some surprising new findings about oral contraceptives and takes a look at some of the new pill formulations.
You'll hear the pearls and data, share your war stories and ask your burning questions during the interactive Concurrent Sessions. And don't miss the Preconferences, great opportunities to gain new knowledge and earn additional CE credit.

The authors of Contraceptive Technology and the team at Contemporary Forums welcome you to our most exciting agenda yet. See you there!

The Authors of Contraceptive Technology
Robert A. Hatcher, MD, MPH
Willard Cates, Jr., MD, MPH
Deborah Kowal, MA, PA
Anita L. Nelson, MD
Michael S. Policar, MD, MPH
James Trussell, PhD

Program Coordinator
Pam Jenkins-Wallace, MS, NP
Vice President, Program Development Contemporary Forums

Who Should Attend?

  • Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurse-Midwives
  • Registered Nurses
  • Physician Assistants
  • Public Health Professionals
  • Researchers
  • Health Educators

… and anyone else interested in contraception and women's health care.

What You Will Learn

This program will enable you to better:

  • Discuss current research and recent developments in contraceptive technology.
  • Fine-tune your contraceptive management skills, appropriately incorporating contemporary guidelines.
  • Examine screening and clinical management of common and complex challenges in women's health and primary care, including abnormal vaginal bleeding, sexuality concerns, chronic pelvic pain, menopause symptoms and others.
  • Analyze the data related to adolescent use of long-acting reversible contraception and examine options and barriers in your practice to implement recommended practice.
  • Discuss preventive health screening, differentiating the "musts" from the "shoulds."

Endorsed By:
Association of Reproductive Health Professionals
American College of Nurse-Midwives
Emory University Family Planning Program
Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health
Planned Parenthood of Georgia

Conference Endorsements
Members and employees of the endorsing organizations listed on the brochure cover may take a $25 discount on the full tuition price for the complete Main Conference (limit of one organizational discount per person). Proof of your affiliation must accompany your registration and no endorsement discounts will be given after registrations have been received. Students do not qualify for the endorsement discount.

Join ARHP now and qualify for a tuition discount. When you call (202) 466-3825 now to join, you will be given a membership number. Simply note this membership number on your conference Registration Form and receive the $25 Main Conference tuition discount.

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Conference Program

Thursday, November 1


Sexually Transmitted Infections: Clinical Update

What are the treatment options for multi-drug resistant gonorrhea?

  • Is routine screening for herpes recommended and appropriate?
  • How can you get patients back into the clinic/office for chlamydia re-testing and follow-up?
  • What should be your approach to patients who say, "I want to be tested for everything"?
  • How do you explain a positive HSV-2 culture with negative HSV-2 serology?

Attend this Preconference and find out the answers to these and other questions you have about managing STDs in your clinical practice. The dynamic clinician faculty will address screening and treatment regimens, as well as counseling dilemmas, for a variety of sexually transmitted infections. A case-based approach will help you identify common STD lesions and problem-solve clinical challenges. This is an interactive opportunity to have your questions answered, so plan to come prepared with difficult cases from your practice setting. If a comprehensive clinical update on STDs is what you need, this is the Preconference for you!

This Preconference will enable you to:

  • Focus on the appropriate management of multi-resistant gonorrhea.
  • Detail contemporary screening and management, as well as counseling imperatives, for genital herpes.
  • Develop practical strategies for chlamydia re-testing and partner management.
  • Differentiate genital warts from other papular lesions.
  • Through case-based discussion, improve your skills in clinically managing STIs.

7:00 a.m

Preconference A Registration • Exhibits


Multi-Drug Resistant Gonorrhea: The Challenge of Limited Treatment Choices Kimberley A. Workowski, MD (RX = .5 hr.)


Preventing Chlamydia Re-Infection: Practical Strategies for Partner Management and for Re-Testing
Lizzi Torrone, MSPH, PhD


Refreshment Break • Exhibits


Genital Herpes: Clinical and Counseling Imperatives
Peter Leone, MD (RX = .25 hr.)


Genital Skin Papules: Genital Warts or Something Else? Michael S. Policar, MD, MPH


Skill-Building and Clinical Pearls: Challenging Cases in STD Diagnosis and Treatment (Participants are encouraged to bring case dilemmas for group discussion.)
Willard Cates, Jr., MD, MPH (RX = .5 hr.)
Peter Leone, MD

12:15 p.m.

Questions and Discussion Faculty Panel


Lunch Break


HPV Testing: Controversies and Inconsistencies in the National Recommendations
Kevin Ault, MD


Evolutions and Revolutions in the Diagnosis and Management of Vaginitis
David E. Soper, MD (RX = .25 hr.)


Refreshment Break • Exhibits


When the Screen Door Opens: Common Dilemmas When Testing the "Well" Patient
Carol E. Hayes, CNM, MN, MPH


Questions and Discussion Faculty Panel (RX = .25 hr.)





Thursday, November 1 • 8:00 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.

Back to Basics: The Fundamentals of Hormonal Contraception

If you are new to family planning or just need a tune-up on the fundamentals, this session is for you! "Back to Basics" focuses on the essentials you need to help your patients make informed contraceptive decisions and gives you the tools and knowledge to manage hormonal contraceptive challenges. You won't want to miss this dynamic educational opportunity where you will interact with a panel of family planning experts to:

  • Explain the intricacies of the menstrual cycle including the effects of hormonal contraception.
  • Develop strategies for guiding patients on contraceptive choice.
  • Discuss practical tips in the clinical management of hormonal contraception.

7:00 a.m.

Preconference B Registration • Exhibits


Program Overview and Conference Objectives
Robert A. Hatcher, MD, MPH


Reproductive Physiology 101 and the Pharmacology of Hormonal Contraception
Robert A. Hatcher, MD, MPH (RX = .25 hr.)


Screening for Contraception: What's Necessary, What's Not
Carrie Cwiak, MD, MPH


"The Best Method for Me": Helping Our Patients Choose
Eva Lathrop, MD, MPH (RX = .5 hr.)


Refreshment Break • Exhibits


In Defense of the Follow-Up Visit: Missed Pills, Loose Patches, Slippery Rings, and Bleeding Changes
Carrie Cwiak, MD, MPH (RX = .5 hr.)


Non-Contraceptive Benefits of Hormonal Contraception
Robert A. Hatcher, MD, MPH (RX = .5 hr.)


A Review of the US Medical Eligibility Criteria: Getting the Facts Straight!
Eva Lathrop, MD, MPH (RX = .5 hr.)


Everything Else You Wanted to Know About Contraception and Never Had the Chance to Ask!
Faculty Panel (RX = .5 hr.) (Bring your challenging cases and questions





Thursday, November 1 • 1:15 - 5:30 p.m.

Managing Abnormal Paps & Vulvar Disease

Managing Abnormal Paps & Vulvar Disease

Lisa Flowers, MD will explore the causes of pre-malignant and malignant diseases of the cervix and highlight the relationship between HPV and abnormal pap tests. The guidelines for cervical cancer screening will be discussed, with a focus on the appropriate use of HPV testing and colposcopy. In addition, the issues around rational use of anal paps will be highlighted. Through case study discussion, recommended management of LSIL and HSIL will be reviewed, including special circumstances such as adolescence and pregnancy.

Michael S. Policar, MD, MPH will challenge you to identify common and not-so-common vulvar lesions, including clinical differentiations and treatment options. Viral, bacterial and neoplastic vulvar skin changes will be explored and recommendations for management, including medication and biopsy, will be discussed.

This Preconference will enable you to:

  • Discuss the new guidelines for cervical cancer screening and follow-up of abnormal pap tests.
  • Identify indications for colposcopy to investigate abnormal cytology.
  • Discuss the recommendations for anal paps, including screening techniques and follow-up of positive results.
  • Through case-based discussion, recommend management options for LSIL and HSIL.
  • Differentiate viral, bacterial and neoplastic vulvar skin lesions and identify appropriate management options.

12:30 p.m

Preconference C Registration


• Review of Current Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines
• Contemporary Management of the Abnormal Pap Test
• Indications for Colposcopy
• Anal Paps: Indications, Technique and Follow-Up
• Case Studies
Lisa Flowers, MD


Refreshment Break • Exhibits


• Vulvar Rashes: Dermatitis and "The Lichens"
• Pre-Malignant and Malignant Vulvar Lesions
• Viral and Bacterial Vulvar Infections
• You Make the Call: Photo Quiz and Cases
Michael S. Policar, MD, MPH (RX = 1 hr.)





Thursday, November 1 • 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Clinical Training for NEXPLANON® (etonogestrel implant)
(Registration Check-In: 1:00 p.m.)

This training is limited to 50 participants. Register early! This session will reach capacity quickly!

Join your colleagues at a training program on NEXPLANON®. This session includes a hands-on training for insertion and removal procedures as well as localization techniques. Completion of this course will allow the attendee to order NEXPLANON® from an authorized distributor.

This session, which is sponsored by Merck, is not accredited for continuing education credit. The training is open to advanced practice clinicians with furnishing numbers or prescribing privileges in their state and to physicians only. It is Merck's policy to verify all clinicians' practice, license and eligibility information in advance of the training. Merck will contact the attendee directly if there is a problem regarding this process. Attendees are expected to be present for the entire training. Certificates of completion will not be issued to those who arrive late or leave early.

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Thursday, November 1

4:00 – 6:15p.m.

Main Conference Early Registration • Exhibits

5:00 – 6:15p.m.


Friday, November 2

7:00 a.m.

Main Conference Registration • Exhibits


Program Overview and Objectives
Robert A. Hatcher, MD, MPH Carrie Cwiak, MD, MPH


Clinical Pearls: Diving into the New 20th Edition of Contraceptive Technology
Deborah Kowal, MA, PA


The Top 10 Questions from
Robert A. Hatcher, MD, MPH (RX = .5 hr.)


Refreshment Break • Exhibits


High Hopes, Harsh Reality: An Update on Emergency Contraception
James Trussell, PhD (RX = .25 hr.)


The New U.S. Selected Practice Recommendations: Practical Applications for Contraceptive Management
Tara P. Cleary, MD (RX = .25 hr.)


Questions and Discussion
Faculty Panel (RX = .25 hr.)

12:00 p.m.

CONFERENCE LUNCHEON & LUELLA KLEIN LECTURE The Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Reproductive Health: Insight Into Your Patients' Needs
Carol E. Hayes, CNM, MN, MPH
(Cost of the luncheon is $39 and includes CE credit. Please submit payment with your Conference Registration.)


Drug Interactions with Contraceptives: Evidence-Based Medicine or Urban Legend? Michael S. Policar, MD, MPH (RX = .5 hr.)


Obesity and Contraception: What We Now Know
Carrie Cwiak, MD, MPH (RX = .25 hr.)


Refreshment Break • Exhibits


Combined Oral Contraceptives: Update 2012
Anita L. Nelson, MD (RX = .5 hr.)


Hormonal Contraception or Unintended Pregnancy: What's Riskier for STI/HIV?
Willard Cates, Jr., MD, MPH


Questions and Discussion Faculty Panel
(RX = .25 hr.)



Saturday, November 3

During each Concurrent Session, 4 topics are presented simultaneously in separate rooms. Sessions are limited in size and choices are assigned in the order registrations are received. Indicate your selections on the Registration Form.

8:00 a.m.

#11 Women with Chronic Medical Conditions: Challenging Contraceptive Dilemmas
Robert A. Hatcher, MD, MPH (RX = 1 hr.)
Anna Buchsbaum, MD

#12 Talking with Patients About Their Sexual Concerns
Erika I. Pluhar, PhD, EdS, LMFT

#13 Hot Topics in Obstetrics: Contemporary Issues and Controversies
Joyce King, PhD, CNM, FACNM

#14 Contraception and Perimenopause: Clinical Cases
Lisa Haddad, MD, MS, MPH (RX = .5 hr.)


Refreshment Break


#21 Understanding Pill Formulations to Individualize Management: Case Reviews
Eva Lathrop, MD, MPH (RX=1 hr.)

#22 Communicating Contraceptive Risk to Patients: Interpreting and Explaining the Data James Trussell, PhD

#23 Too Much, Too Little, Too Early, Too Late: Managing Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding Michael S. Policar, MD, MPH (RX = .5 hr.)

#24 Male Patients in the Family Planning Clinic: Clinical Cases
Tamer Y. Middleton, MD


Session Change


#31 A Rational Approach to Evaluating Chronic Pelvic Pain
Nicholas Fogelson, MD (RX = .25 hr.)

#32 Hot Off the Press: The Top 10 "Must Read" Women's Health Articles of 2012
Deborah Kowal, MA, PA

#33 Women with High-Risk Profiles for Breast Cancer: What's the Best Approach?
Anita L. Nelson, MD (RX = .25 hr.)

#34 Managing IUC Complications: Interesting Cases
Lisa Haddad, MD, MS, MPH


Lunch on Your Own

RX= Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Clinicians


12:30 p.m.

Late Breakers: Innovations in Reproductive Health
James Trussell, PhD - Moderator
(Learn the latest in what's new in women's health.)


Long-Acting Reversible Contraception for Adolescents: What's the Data Telling Us? Melissa Kottke, MD, MPH (RX= .5 hr.)


Menopause Symptom Management: Creative Approaches
Joyce King, PhD, CNM, FACNM (RX = .25 hr.)


Questions and Discussion
Faculty Panel (RX = .25 hr.)



Conference Faculty


Robert A. Hatcher, MD, MPH Conference Chair Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics Emory University School of Medicine Atlanta, Georgia

Anita L. Nelson, MD Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Medical Director, Women's Health Care Programs Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Torrance, California

Willard Cates, Jr., MD, MPH President Emeritus and Distinguished Scientist, FHI 360 Research Triangle Park, North Carolina Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology University of North Carolina School of Public Health
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Michael S. Policar, MD, MPH Clinical Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences University of California San Francisco San Francisco, California Medical Director, UCSF Family PACT Evaluation California Office of Family Planning Sacramento, California

Deborah Kowal, MA, PA CEO and President Contraceptive Technology Communications, Inc. Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Global Health Emory University Rollins School of Public Health Consultant, Maternal and Child Health Communications
Atlanta, Georgia

James Trussell, PhD Professor of Economics and Public Affairs Faculty Associate, Office of Population Research Princeton University Princeton, New Jersey


Kevin Ault, MD Associate Professor Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia

Melissa Kottke, MD, MPH Assistant Professor Director, Jane Fonda Center for Adolescent Reproductive Health Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia

Anna Buchsbaum, MD Family Planning Fellow Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia

Eva Lathrop, MD, MPH Assistant Professor, Division of Family Planning Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics Emory University School of Medicine Atlanta, Georgia

Tara P. Cleary, MD Family Planning Fellow Associate, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia

Peter Leone, MD Professor of Medicine Adjunct Associate Professor of Epidemiology Gillings School of Global Health University of North Carolina Medical Director, North Carolina HIV/STD Prevention & Control Branch Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Carrie Cwiak, MD, MPH Assistant Professor Division Director of Family Planning Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics Emory University School of Medicine Atlanta, Georgia

Tamer Y. Middleton, MD Assistant Professor Community Health & Preventive Medicine Morehouse School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia

Lisa Flowers, MD Associate Professor Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics Director of the Colposcopy Clinic Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia

Erika I. Pluhar, PhD, EdS, LMFT Adjunct Assistant Professor Rollins School of Public Health Emory University Couple and Sex Therapy, Independent Practitioner Atlanta, Georgia

Nicholas Fogelson, MD Assistant Professor Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia

David E. Soper, MD Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, South Carolina

Lisa Haddad, MD, MS, MPH Assistant Professor, Division of Family Planning Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics Emory University School of Medicine Atlanta, Georgia

Lizzi Torrone, MSPH, PhD Epidemiologist, Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch Division of STD Prevention Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Atlanta, Georgia

Carol E. Hayes, CNM, MN, MPH Consultant, Women's Health & Health Policy Decatur, Georgia

Kimberly A. Workowski, MD Professor of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases Emory University School of Medicine Team Lead, Guidelines Unit Division of STD Prevention Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Atlanta, Georgia

Joyce King, PhD, CNM, FACNM Assistant Professor, Clinical Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing Emory University Atlanta, Georgia


A Certificate of Attendance will be available online after you complete the course requirements, enabling you to register your credit with the appropriate licensing boards or associations. To apply for credit not listed below, use the procedure established by the specific organization.

Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
Preconference A: 6.75 ANCC/8.1 CA BRN contact hours
Preconference B: 4.2 ANCC/5 CA BRN contact hours
Preconference C: 4 ANCC/4.8 CA BRN contact hours
Preconference D: No Credit Main Conference: 12.5 ANCC/15 CA BRN contact hours
Optional Conference Luncheon: 1 ANCC/1.2 CA BRN contact hours

Contemporary Forums is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Contemporary Forums is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #04516.
(CA BRN contact hour = 50 minutes)

Preconference A: 6.75 credits
Preconference B: 4.2 credits
Preconference C: 4 credits
Preconference D: No Credit
Main Conference: 12.5 credits
Optional Conference Luncheon: 1 credit

Contemporary Forums is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Contemporary Forums designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 21.7 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Application for cognate credits has been filed with the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Determination of credit is pending.

Application for CME credit will be filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

Preconference A: 6.75 credits
Preconference B: 4.2 credits
Preconference C: 4 credits
Preconference D: No Credit
Main Conference: 12.5 credits
Optional Conference Luncheon: 1 credit

The Continuing Education Committee of the American College of Nurse-Midwives grants reciprocity status to the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) for Category 1 offerings, providing the program is relevant to nurse-midwifery. Nurse-Midwives may report up to the listed hours of credit.

Physician Assistants
Preconference A: 6.75 credits
Preconference B: 4.2 credits
Preconference C: 4 credits
Preconference D: No Credit
Main Conference: 12.5 credits
Optional Conference Luncheon: 1 credit

The American Academy of Physician Assistants accepts Category 1 CME approval from organizations accredited by the ACCME to grant Category 1 hours toward the Physician's Recognition Award. PAs may report up to the listed hours of credit.

Pharmacology Credit for Prescriptive Authority
Preconference A: 2.5 hours
Preconference B: 2.75 hours
Preconference C: 1 hour
Preconference D: No Credit
Main Conference: 6 hours
Optional Conference Luncheon: No Credit

RX indicates pharmacology content. Because states' requirements vary, contact your Board of Nursing for more information.

Certified Health Education Specialists
Application for CHES (entry-level) / MCHES (advanced-level) Category I continuing education contact hours (CECH) will be made to the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC).


We are inviting a group of companies and organizations with professionally relevant products, services or career opportunities to exhibit at this conference. The schedule provides time for you to address your particular areas of interest at each exhibit.

For exhibit space availability or additional information:
Call: (925) 361-4807


Enjoy Some Southern Hospitality!

Atlanta thrives in spirit, charm and hospitality and is full of recreational, sports and entertainment opportunities. Visit Underground Atlanta, offering history, music, shops and a variety of restaurants. Wander through Centennial Olympic Park and appreciate the dramatic ring fountain, court of flags, and beautiful landscaping. Next to Centennial Olympic Park, experience the Georgia Aquarium, the world's largest, housing over 100,000 animals in fresh and salt water. You can enjoy a first-hand look at news-in-the-making, as you witness what it takes to produce live news coverage daily at The CNN Center. Shopping enthusiasts will appreciate a visit to spectacular Lenox Square, Phipps Plaza, and Perimeter Mall, easy to reach on Atlanta's convenient and efficient transit system, MARTA.

The recently renovated Hyatt Regency Atlanta is located in the heart of downtown Atlanta on the MARTA line and within walking distance of many of Atlanta's sites. The hotel features a full health center, an outdoor pool, a lively lobby bar and restaurant and is close to shopping and area restaurants.

Wherever you choose to spend your time in this city steeped in history and cultural heritage, whether it is shopping, sight-seeing, fine dining or just off relaxing, you are sure to enjoy every moment of your experience in Atlanta. To receive more information visit the website


Hotel Accommodations

The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 265 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, GA 30303. A limited block of rooms is being held for you and your guests at special group rates which will be in effect, based on room availability, from October 30 to November 4 for those wishing to extend their stay to enjoy area activities or qualify for discount airfares.

Rates: $189 single/double
Rates are per room and subject to prevailing state and local taxes.

To obtain the special group rates, make your reservation early and before the "hotel room block release date" which is October 3. Rooms may sell out before this date so be sure to make your reservation now. After the release date, rooms and group rates may no longer be available so call the hotel regarding availability.

Reserve your hotel room online here.

For room reservations, call (888) 421-1442 and inform them that you are attending the Contemporary Forums' conference on Contraceptive Technology: Quest for Excellence. Request a confirmation number and written confirmation of your reservation. Reservations must include a first night's deposit.

Contact the hotel regarding cancellation policy. For arrivals after 3 p.m., call the hotel on the day of travel to reconfirm reservations.

For additional hotel information, call the Hyatt Regency Atlanta at (404) 577-1234.

Travel Discounts

UNITED AirlinesContemporary Forums has a special discount agreement with United Airlines unavailable to the general public. To obtain these special conference fares call the Special Meeting Desk at (800) 521-4041, Account Code 510CW. Ticketing and payment can be done directly by you or through your travel agent. To ensure the best flights and times, since seats are limited, make your reservations early. Fares are guaranteed at the time of the ticket purchase.


HertzHertz is the official car rental agency for the conference. Special rates will be in effect throughout the conference as well as one week before and after. For special rates, call HERTZ at (800) 654-2240 and refer to Contemporary Forums plus the conference discount code CV #03000259.


Registration Information

Registrations must include full tuition payment to be accepted. Registrations faxed without payment will not be processed. Conference communications are sent via email. When registering please provide attendee's best email address as some emails are filtered and blocked. Since conference registration and hotel rooms are limited, early registration is advised.

Out of consideration to registrants, children of any age and spouses may not attend the sessions.

Tuition (U.S. Funds)

(All Attendees) (Nov. 1)

Main Conference
(Nov. 2-3)

Early Registration Fee*
(On/before September 20)
$225 $150 $145 $95 $425 $535
Regular Registration Fee
(After September 20)
$256 $180 $175 $95 $475 $585

** Full-Time Students: Preconference A - $150; Preconference B - $100; Preconference C - $95; Main Conference - $275 NOTE: Students may not register for Preconference D. Students do not qualify for additional discounts, including the group and/or endorsement discount.

** Residents and Students: To qualify, submit facility verification of status with registration.
Your tuition includes refreshment breaks, Certificate of Attendance, and Online CE Library access to posted presentation handouts before and after the conference. Main Conference attendees will receive access to the recorded 2012 San Francisco Contraceptive Technology Main Conference and may earn additional CE credit through the Online CE Library, free of charge. See page 11 for Library details.

Group Discounts (Mail, fax or call in together. Online registration is not available.)
Tuition discounts are given to groups of 3 or more registering for the complete Main Conference. Discounts do not apply to the Preconferences. Students do not qualify for group discounts. To qualify for the group discount, all registration information must be complete for all group members, payment included and forms sent together. If faxing, list all group members on cover sheet. Subtract the discount from the tuition fee. Groups may not be formed after individual registrations are received.

$25 per person discount for 3 or 4 in a group
$45 per person discount for 5 or more in a group

Method of Tuition Payment
Make payment by check (payable to Contemporary Forums and enclose with Registration Form), Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or Purchase Order. A $30 fee is charged for any returned check. Personal checks are NOT accepted at the conference. Purchase Orders must be received with registration by the conference date and include the P.O. number, invoice address, tuition, approval signature, contact name, email address and phone number.

Tax Deductibility
Expenses of training, tuition, travel, lodging and meals to maintain or improve professional skills may be TAX DEDUCTIBLE. Consult your tax advisor.

Partial Attendance (Online registration is not available.)
To register, call Contemporary Forums for tuition and CE credit for individual days. Group discounts do not apply. Registrations may not be shared.

Cancellations may be made by phone or in writing. Cancellations received on/before September 20 receive a full tuition refund. Cancellations received after September 20 are assessed a $20 processing fee. No refunds for cancellations received after the conference begins or for "no shows." If this meeting is cancelled for any reason, including labor strikes or acts of God, liability is limited to a full refund of registration fees.

Program Changes
Contemporary Forums reserves the right to make necessary changes in speakers, topics or schedule. The most current program can be found on our website.

Contact Contemporary Forums at (800) 377-7707, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Pacific Time) or email

If you require special arrangements at this conference, call (800) 377-7707, at least 30 days prior to the conference.

Rave Reviews

"This was my first Contraceptive Technology conference and I thought it was wonderful! It is great to know I can share almost all of the information covered at the conference with my patients at a level they can understand!"

- Amanda Boitnott, MSN, WHNP-BC • Normal, IL


"I encourage more family medicine providers to attend. I guarantee you'll change at least one way in which you care for women."

- Lena Vasquez, MD • San Antonio, TX


"This was just an incredible conference!"

- Terry Wootten, CNM • South Hill, VA


"Just keeps getting better year after year!"

- Barbara Gibson, MSN/APRN-BC • Rome, GA


"Outstanding conference. Reinforces, empowers and inspires me to do what I love for my patients."

- Angela M. Calderon, WHNP • Fort Walton Beach, FL


"This conference has made me a better clinician. It went above and beyond! I can't wait to get back to my clinic. Many thanks and I'll be back!"

- Jenny Lessman, PA-C • Detroit Lakes, MN


"This conference is always so well organized and user friendly. After 30 years of women's health care management I still leave with some practical takehome information."

- Jan Bricker, OB/GYN CRNP • Edinboro, PA


"This conference was excellent! If you are an MD, NP or PA you will leave knowing you have learned a lot of valuable information."

- Cheryl Guidry, MSN, WHNP-BC • Long Beach, CA


"This is an excellent conference for any provider… from a new graduate to an experienced clinician looking for a review/update!"

- Erin Wolfe, WHNP-BC • Clermont, FL


"I look forward to each and every Contraceptive Technology conference. Not only does it broaden my knowledge base but my patients benefit as well."

- Phyllis M. Reece, RNC, APRN, WHNP • Brunswick, GA


"This conference is a must for anyone who treats, counsels or provides care to women of all ages."

- Julie Kaye-Sack, RN, MSN, WHNP-BC • Raleigh, NC


"I had not attended a Contraceptive Technology for some time and it was great reconnecting and seeing old friends as well as getting the most up- to-date non-biased information on contraception and family planning from the experts. I learned some new things for the tool bag and had a great time. Thanks!"

- Mary Lee-McNair, MSN, RNC • Atlanta, GA

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September 24 - 27 | San Diego, CA

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