Women's Health and OB/GYN Nursing

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Join Your Colleagues! Women's Health and OB/GYN Nursing, formerly Ambulatory OB/GYN Nursing, focuses on the challenges you face daily in your care of women in the primary care setting.

Now in its 28th year, this conference is designed for NPs, CNMs, RNs and PAs and promises to enrich your clinical knowledge and skills by providing evidence-based approaches and creative solutions for a variety of women's health and high-risk obstetric issues. A stellar panel of clinician experts has been assembled to address "hot topics" and challenge you to re-think your approaches to those puzzling cases that make your practice so interesting.

Don't miss this opportunity to network with nurses and advanced practice clinicians from around the nation to share your challenges and triumphs in the fascinating world of women's health and obstetrics
in the primary care setting.


  • Identify diagnosis and treatment options for a variety of women's health problems, including abnormal pap, mood disorders, abnormal vaginal bleeding, genital herpes, unintended  pregnancy, sleep disorders, and others.
  • Develop approaches for focused counseling when working with teens to support behavior change.
  • Discuss management strategies for select high-risk obstetric conditions including hypertensive disorders, gestational diabetes, 1st trimester complications, obesity, and perinatal infections.
  • Describe common areas of medical-legal risk in women's health and OB/GYN care.
  • Synthesize and apply new learning through case-based discussion.

Viva Las Vegas

...it’s impossible to resist the excitement!

A Disneyland for adults? You bet … and Las Vegas is so much more! Dine at restaurants inspired by the world’s greatest collection of chefs - Wolfgang Puck, Emeril Lagasse, Bobby Flay and Thomas Keller, just to name a few. Treat yourself to a world-class show, including a choice of five Cirque du Soleil productions, the Blue Man Group and Jersey Boys. Make sure to also consider the variety of well-known headliners from the worlds of music, comedy and magic performing during your stay.


  • 3 dynamic Preconferences including an IUD Placement Training.
  • Topics related to health issues throughout the life span, addressed in a variety of teaching formats including didactic sessions, faculty panels, concurrent sessions for personalizing your learning experience, case studies and skill-building.
  • Well-known clinician experts who will help you create an action plan for improving the health of your patients.
  • An optional networking Luncheon and Presentation focused on the Affordable care Act and what it means for women's health services.
  • All the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas and the Paris Hotel, where you can win a jackpot, watch a dazzling show and dine on world-class cuisine, all in one night!

Who Should Attend?

  • Office and Clinic Nurses
  • Nurse-Midwives
  • Physician Assistants
  • Case Managers
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Staff Nurses
  • Nurse Managers


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This was a great conference. I came away with new usable information from each topic attended.

Abby Griffin, CRNPLebanon, PA

Conference Program


8:00 am

An Evidence-Based Approach to Menopause Symptom Management
Patricia Geraghty, MSN, FNP-BC, WHNP


Skin Changes in Aging Women: What?s Normal, What?s Not?
Toby Maurer, MD


Bioidentical Hormones: Do They Have a Role in Menopause?


Dermatologic Manifestations of Chronic Disease
Toby Maurer, MD


12:45 pm

Opening Remarks Recent Guidelines and Recommendations on Intrauterine, Contraception, Case-Based Approach to Clinical Management
Frances Likis, DrPH, NP, CNM, FACNM
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC
Suzanne Reiter, WHNP-BC, MM, MSN, FAANP


1:00 pm

No Bones About It: Osteoporosis Update
Patricia Geraghty, MSN, FNP-BC, WHNP


Heart Disease in Women: Prevention Strategies


Contraception for Women Over 40
Patricia Geraghty, MSN, FNP-BC, WHNP


3:00 pm

IUD Placement Training
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC
Frances Likis, DrPH, NP, CNM, FACNM
Michael Policar, MD, MPH
Suzanne Reiter, WHNP-BC, MM, MSN, FAANP


3:30 pm

Menopause Management: Interesting Cases/Questions and Discussion Faculty Panel


8:00 am

Contraceptive Update 2013: What's New?
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC


Preconception Counseling: A View from the Trenches
Jordan Perlow, MD


The Evolving Well Women Visit: Updating Your Screening Guidelines
Michael Policar, MD, MPH


Obesity and Pregnancy: A Dangerous Combination
Jordan Perlow, MD

12:15 pm

NETWORKING LUNCHEON & PRESENTATION The Affordable Care Act: Key Features and Effects on Providing Primary Care for Women
Elizabeth Rudolph, JD, MSN, RN


Reducing Clinician and Patient Biases Toward Vaginal Therapies (The Association of Reproductive Health Professionals is sponsoring this session through an educational grant from Teva Pharmaceuticals.)
Suzan Goodman, MD, MPH


Managing 1st Trimester Complications: Challenges and Solutions
Roxanne Vrees, MD, FACOG


Medical-Legal Risks in the OB/GYN Primary Care Arena Q&D Faculty Panel
Elizabeth Rudolph, JD, MSN, RN

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

8:00 am


Client-Centered Contraceptive Counseling: Concepts and Strategies
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC

Learning from Others' Mistakes: Cases in OB/GYN Risk Management
Elizabeth Rudolph, JD, MSN, RN

Innovative Strategies: Prevention and Skills for Unintended Pregnancy
Suzan Goodman, MD, MPH

Managing Chronic and Recurrent Vaginitis: A Case-Based Approach
Roxanne Vrees, MD, FACOG



Common Medications in Pregnancy: What's Safe, What's Not
Jamie Otremba, MSN, CNM

Female Sexuality: Supporting Women's Sexual Health Through the Reproductive Years
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC

Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding: Assessment and Management
Roxanne Vrees, MD, FACOG

Adolescent GYN: Interesting Cases
Martin Anderson, MD, MPH

12:45 pm


Perinatal Infections: Update on Diagnosis and Management
Barbara Graves, CNM, MN, MPH, FACNM

Cervical Cancer Screening and Managing Abnormal Results: A Look at the New Guidelines
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC

One of Those Moods: Managing Mood Disorders in Women
Nancy Nadolski, MSN, MEd, FNP

The Difficult Pelvic Exam: Tips and Strategies for Improving Pelvic Exam Skills
Michael Policar, MD, MPH



Medically Complicated Pregnancies: Interesting Case Dilemmas
Barbara Graves, CNM, MN, MPH, FACNM

STD Update: Expedited Partner Therapy, Antibiotic Resistant Gonorrhea, and Other Challenges
Kim Erlich, MD

Parenting at Midnight: Sleep Habits of Newborns and Helping New Parents Prepare
Nancy Nadolski, MSN, MEd, FNP

OB Office Emergencies: A Case-Based Approach to Preparation and Management
Jamie Otremba, MSN, CNM

8:00 am

Pregnancy-Induced Hypertensive Disorders: Diagnosis and Management
Jamie Otremba, MSN, CNM


Genital Herpes: Diagnosis, Treatment and Answering Those Difficult Questions
Kim Erlich, MD


Little Too Sweet: Gestational Diabetes Screening and Management
Barbara Graves, CNM, MN, MPH, FACNM


The Trouble with Thrombophilias: Sticky Diagnosis and Management
Jamie Otremba, MSN, CNM


Getting Enough ZZZs: Helping Women Get a Good Night's Sleep
Nancy Nadolski, MSN, MEd, FNP

This is one of the best conferences I have ever attended. Speakers were excellent and very knowledgeable! Topics presented were all useful to clinic/ hospital setting. Definitely improves my skills and I will be able to apply the knowledge I learned.

Maria Aguilera, WHNP-BcSecaucus, NJ

Conference Faculty

Martin M. Anderson MD, MPH
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Director, Adolescent Medicine Program
David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California

Patty Cason MSN, FNP-BC
Assistant Clinical Professor
UCLA School of Nursing
Nurse Practitioner & Consultant, Planned Parenthood
Los Angeles, California

Kim S. Erlich MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California
Consultant in Infectious Diseases
Northern Peninsula Infectious Diseases Medical Group
Daly City, California

Patricia Geraghty MSN, FNP-BC, WHNP
Adjunct Clinical Faculty, Holy Names University
Oakland, California
Nurse Practitioner, Private Practice
Walnut Creek, California

Suzan Goodman MD, MPH
Director, TEACH Program
Associate Clinical Professor
Faculty, Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Barbara W. Graves CNM, MN, MPH, FACNM
Director, Nurse-Midwifery Education Program
Baystate Medical Center
Springfield, Massachusetts

Frances E. Likis DrPH, NP, CNM, FACNM
Senior Investigator, Vanderbilt Evidence-Based Practice Center
Vanderbilt University
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
Nashville, Tennessee

Toby A. Maurer MD
Professor of Dermatology
University of California, San Francisco
Chief of Dermatology
San Francisco General Hospital
San Francisco, California

Nancy Nadolski MSN, MEd, FNP
Family Nurse Practitioner, Insomnia Medicine of Idaho
St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center
Adjunct Faculty, Idaho State University
Boise, Idaho

Jamie A. Otremba MSN, CNM
Senior Certified Nurse Midwife
Director, Infertility Services
Western OB/GYN, Ltd.
Ridgeview Medical Center
Adjunct Faculty
Frontier Nursing University CNM Program
Waconia, Minnesota

Jordan H. Perlow MD
Associate Director, Phoenix Perinatal Associates,
An Affiliate of Obstetrix Medical Group of Phoenix, PC
Director, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
Phoenix, Arizona
Associate Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Tucson, Arizona

Michael S. Policar MD, MPH
Clinical Professor of OB/GYN and Reproductive Sciences
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Suzanne Reiter WHNP-BC, MM, MSN, FAANP
Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
Mid-County Center
Immediate Past President
National Certification Corporation
Largo, Florida

Elizabeth G. Rudolph JD, MSN, RN
Attorney and President
Jurex - Center for Legal Nurse Consulting
Memphis, Tennessee

Roxanne Vrees MD, FACOG
Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Interim Division Director
Emergency OB/GYN Department
Women & Infants? Hospital
Providence, Rhode Island


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.


Preconference A

Preconference B

Preconference C

Main Conference

Conference Luncheon

Nurses and Nurse Practitioners1

6.75 ANCC / 8.1 CA BRN
contact hours






6.75 hours





Physician Assistants3

6.75 credits

1.5 credits 2.5 credits 16.75 credits 1 credit

Pharmacology Credit for Prescriptive Authority4

3.5 hours



6 hours available


Other Professionals5

6.75 hours

1.5 hours

2.5 hours

16.75 hours

1 hour

Case Managers

Application has been made for continuing education credit from the Commission for Case Manager Certification.

1Contemporary 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 B has been planned and implemented in accordance with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) through co-providership with Contemporary Forums. Preconference B is co-provided with Beth Israel Medical Center and Scientiae, LLC. Contemporary Forums designates this continuing nursing education activity for 1.5 credit hours.

2This conference is approved by the American College of Nurse-Midwives for the listed contact hours/CEUs.

3This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 28.5 hours of AAPA Category 1 (Preapproved) CME credit by the Physician Assistant Review Panel.

4Rx indicates pharmacology content. Because states' requirements vary, contact your Board of Nursing for more information.

5You will receive a Certificate of Attendance verifying your attendance at this course. Please comply with the guidelines of the appropriate boards, organizations or agencies in registering your credit.

NCC Certified Nurses & Nurse Practitioners: Contemporary Forums is a continuing education organization recognized by the National Certification Corporation. This conference covers a variety of the Core Competency Areas and Content Topics required for the NCC's Certification Maintenance in your specialty.



Viva Las Vegas … it's impossible to resist the excitement of the neon lights, the shrieks of delight from jackpot winners, and the glitz and glamour of the hotels on the strip. A Disneyland for adults? You bet… and Las Vegas is so much more!

Experience all your fantasies of Paris right in the heart of Las Vegas!  From guest rooms with a European flair to great entertainment, fine French cuisine, sidewalk cafes and even the Eiffel Tower, the Paris Las Vegas has all the passion, excitement and ambiance of Europe's most romantic city.

Enjoy the charming atmosphere of the European village and mall, the lively casino, the dueling pianos at Napoleon's,
the musical Jersey Boys, or a breathtaking view of Las Vegas on the Eiffel Tower ride. And right outside the doors, see all "the strip" has to offer.

World-class dining, internationally–known boutiques, award-winning golf courses, savvy nightclubs and European–style spas are calling you to this glittering city, known as "Vegas!"

Join your colleagues for "Women's Health and OB/GN nursing" and enjoy all of the fun in the city that never sleeps.

Area Activities
There's never a dull moment in Las Vegas.

Listed below are the many activities and recreational opportunities available:

  • Watch the volcano erupt at the Mirage, don't miss the rousing pirate battle at Treasure Island, marvel at the dancing waters display at the Bellagio, take a romantic gondola ride through the canals of the Venetian or dine at the top of the Eiffel Tower at Paris.
  • Dine at restaurants inspired by the world's greatest collection of chefs.
  • Treat yourself to a world-class show. 
  • Don't miss the CityCenter complex located in the heart of The strip – a blend of sleek architecture and public miniparks, with walkways and art throughout.
  • For a break from The strip, take a day trip to Hoover Dam where you'll be impressed with the power of the mighty Colorado river.

For more information, call the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority at (702) 892-7575 or go online to www.visitlasvegas.com.

This conference was excellent! I will certainly use the information and evaluation strategies in my clinical practice.

MarySchumer, MS, WHNP-BCBuffalo, NY



3655 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109.

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 12 to October 17 for those wishing to extend their stay to enjoy area activities or qualify for discount airfares.

Rate Change!

Fri-Sat: $149 single/double
Sun-Wed: $99 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 September 12.  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.

To reserve your room online, please click here.

For room reservations, call (877) 603-4389 and inform them that you are attending the Contemporary Forums' Conference – Women's Health & OB/GYN Nursing.  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 4 p.m., call the hotel on the day of travel to reconfirm reservations.

For additional hotel information, call the Paris Las Vegas at (702) 946-7000.

Are you looking for a roomate for the conference? Click here to search.

Travel Discounts

Contemporary Forums has a special discount agreement with united airlines unavailable to the general public. To obtain these special conference fares visit www.united.com, insert OFFER CODE  ZPCB367092. 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.

Southwest Airlines®—Our Women's Health & OB/GYN Nursing Conference Airline

Beginning on 07/25/2013, Women's Health & OB/GYN Nursing attendees will receive a discount and bonus Rapid Reward points from Southwest Airlines through our SWABIZ® account. Southwest Airlines is offering a 5% discount off select Wanna Get Away® fares for travel to and from the convention. To receive the discounted rate, simply apply promo code CORPMEETA in the promo code box on the flight selection page of swabiz.com.**Book your travel between 07/25 & 09/27 to take advantage of the discounted rates. (Discounts available for travel 10/11 through 10/20.)

Take advantage of the discounted rates and book now!

By flying Southwest Airlines, as a Women's Health & OB/GYN Nursing traveler, you will also receive the following benefits:

  • 25% bonus Rapid Reward points for your travel to & from the convention with Rapid Rewards # added to your reservation. (To enroll in the Rapid Rewards program, visit www.southwest.com/corporaterapidrewards)
  • No baggage fees (first two bags)
  • No change or cancellation fees
  • No peak travel or fuel surcharges
  • Consistently ranked the “Best in Customer Service” by DOT

To take advantage of this offer, click on this link: http://www.swabiz.com/flight/search-flight.html?cid=99516421

**Promo code T&C’s

Hertz 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#03000260.

Airport Transportation Service

Need a ride from the Las Vegas Airport to your hotel?

Women's Health and OB/GYN Nursing
has partnered with LASxpress to offer $11.00 one-way airport transfers.

Book Now to receive this special rate.

$11.00 One Way Transfer Inclusive

  • Guaranteed 1st Stop Service
  • 30% Savings vs. Taxi Service
  • Immediate Priority Boarding
  • No Waiting in Taxi Lines
  • Airport Meet and Greet Service

This conference was excellent! I will certainly use the information and evaluation strategies in my clinical practice.

MarySchumer, MS, WHNP-BCBuffalo, NY


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.

Tuition (U.S. Funds) - Select one below.


Preconference A - Health Care for Women Over 40

Nurse, PA, Pharmacist, Other


Registration Fee



Preconference B - Advances in Contraception: A Fresh Look at IUDS

Nurse, PA, Pharmacist, Other


Registration Fee



Preconference C - IUD Placement

Nurse, PA, Pharmacist, Other


Registration Fee




Nurse, PA, Pharmacist, Other


Registration Fee




Conference Luncheon

Nurse, PA, Pharmacist, Other


Registration Fee




Early Registration Fee Deadlines
Payments postmarked or telephone/fax registration made with credit card on/before December 31, 1969 qualify for the early registration fee.

Register Online, or by Phone, Fax or Mail (Payment is required to register)
Register only ONCE, online at www.ContemporaryForums.com, by mail or fax (800) 329-9923, or call (800) 377-7707,  Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Pacific Time). Before calling, complete all registration information. 

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. 

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. 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

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 the early registration fee deadline receive a full tuition refund. Cancellations received after December 31, 1969 are assessed a $ 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.

Questions?  Contact Contemporary Forums at (800) 377-7707, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Pacific Time) or email info@cforums.com.

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

Online Learning

Can’t Attend This Live Conference?

Register for OnlineCELibrary.com access to the recorded conference before 10/13/13 for a special pre-order discount. The cost is $375 and includes:

  • Access to all recorded Preconference A and Main Conference presentations in an online multimedia format
  • Online exams to earn over 50 hours of ANCC/ACNM accredited RN, NP, CNM and PA continuing education, including up to 9.5 hours of pharmacology credit for prescriptive authority
  • Personalized CE Transcript account to track your hours and print CE Certificates
  • Unlimited access for 2 years to learn and earn at your convenience
  • Share your sessions with up to 3 colleagues at no cost (CE credit not shared - exams optional for colleagues at $10 per session)

NCC Certified Nurses & Nurse Practitioners: Contemporary Forums is a continuing education organization recognized by the National Certification Corporation. This recorded conference covers a variety of the Core Competency Areas and Content Topics required for the NCC’s Certification Maintenance in your specialty.

Presentations will be posted and accessible via the OnlineCELibrary.com website 2 weeks after the end of this conference.

To pre-order, click on the Register Now link above and select the Online CE Library option from the registration category drop-down box, mail/fax order or call 1-800-377-7707.

Online CE Library Group Access Programs

Provide your staff with high-quality continuing education and give your budget a break with an Online CE Library Group Access Account. Organizations of any size can create customized CE programs for staff education and development. Ideal for:

  • Hospitals/Health Care Facilities
  • Clinics
  • Student Health Services
  • Education Institutions
  • Military and Veteran Healthcare Organizations
  • Medical Groups

To request group DISCOUNT pricing and details, visit OnlineCELibrary.com or call  (925) 361-4811.



Attendee Information


Las Vegas, NV           October 13 - 16

Thank you for registering for the Women's Health and OB/GYN Nursing conference, being held October 13 - 16, at the .


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