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, CRNP
Lebanon, PA

Conference Program



What issues do you find particularly challenging when caring for women over 40? It is their physical   complaints as they try to cope with the discomforts associated with hormone changes? Or maybe their confusion (and yours) over whether or not hormone therapy is an option for them?  Do you know the better contraceptive choices for women who are navigating the hormonal ups and downs of the transition? And aren't you being asked more often to assess and manage general primary care problems
such as skin changes and heart disease prevention? Attend this Preconference and learn evidence-based  approaches and strategies for maximizing the health of women as they age.


  • Critically evaluate current guidelines related to the use of hormone therapy for menopause symptom management.
  • Incorporate management options for health issues in aging women, including osteoporosis, heart disease prevention and dermatologic changes.
  • Synthesize and apply new knowledge through case-based discussion of menopause management.

7:00 a.m.

Preconference A Registration
Continental Breakfast


An Evidence-Based Approach to Menopause Symptom Management
Patricia Geraghty, MSN, RN, FNP-BC
(Rx = .5 hr.)


Skin Changes in Aging Women: What's Normal, What's Not?
Toby A. Maurer, MD
(Rx =.25 hr.)


Refreshment Break


Bioidentical Hormones: Do They Have a Role in Menopause?
Julia A. Files, MD
(Rx = .5 hr.)


Dermatologic Manifestations of Chronic Disease
Toby A. Maurer, MD
(Rx = .25 hr.)


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


Lunch on Your own

1:00 p.m.

No Bones About It: Osteoporosis Update
Patricia Geraghty, MSN, RN, FNP-BC
(Rx = .25 hr.)


Heart Disease in Women: Prevention Strategies
Julie A. Files, MD
(Rx = .25 hr.)


Refreshment Break


Contraception For Women over 40
Patricia Geraghty, MSN, RN, FNP-BC
(Rx = .75 hr.)


Menopause Management: Interesting Cases/Questions and Discussion
Faculty Panel
(Rx = .5 hr.)




(12:45 – 2:15 p.m.)

This complimentary symposium, targeted for NPs, PAs, CNMs and RNs from women's health and family practice settings, will focus on the latest guidelines and clinical recommendations concerning IUDs to help patients achieve contraceptive success. A case-based approach to clinical management will be presented to help synthesize learning and encourage practical application. The symposium will be followed by Preconference c, an optional IUD Placement Training.


  • Recall the latest guidelines and clinical recommendations concerning IUDs, to help patients achieve contraceptive success and experience fewer unintended pregnancies.
  • Evaluate the latest clinical data on methods of IUD contraception, in order to provide comprehensive and appropriate options for patients.
  • Educate and counsel patients who are appropriate candidates for the IUD in order to encourage fully-informed, optimal decisions regarding contraception.

12:00 p.m.

Preconference B Registration . Complimentary Box Lunch


Opening Remarks Recent Guidelines and Recommendations on Intrauterine Contraception
Frances e. Likis,

Clinical Strategies for Modern IUD Practice
Patty Cason,

Case-Based Approach to Clinical Management
Suzanne Reiter,



Supported by an educational grant from Bayer Healthcare.  Note: Registration is complimentary. You must register to attend.


(3:00 - 5:30 p.m.)
Learn the nuances of IUD placement at this hands-on, supervised practicum. This session will include training on Paragard, Mirena and the newest option, SKYLA. The clinician trainers will share with you techniques for proper insertion as well as tips on difficult or challenging placement.


  • Identify selection criteria for appropriate candidates for the IUD.
  • During supervised practice, demonstrate placement techniques for each IUD.

Patty Cason, MS, FNP-BC
Suzanne Reiter, WHNP-BC, MM, MSN, FAANP
Frances e. Likis, DrPh, NP, CNM, FACNM
Michael S. Policar, MD, MPH


2:30 p.m.

Preconference C Registration


IUD Placement Training



Note:  Preconferences B and C will not be recorded.


7:00 a.m.

Main Conference Registration
Continental Breakfast


Contraceptive Update 2013: What's New?
Patty Cason, MS,FNP-BC
(Rx =.75 hr.)


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


Refreshment Break


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


Obesity and Pregnancy: A Dangerous Combination
Jordan H. Perlow, MD


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

12:15 p.m.

The Affordable Care Act: Key Features and Effects on Providing Primary Care for Women
(Attendance is optional and requires a reservation. CE credit will be awarded. Cost of the luncheon is $49 and includes CE credit. Please submit payment with your conference registration.)
Elizabeth G. Rudolph,


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,


Refreshment Break


Medical-Legal Risks in the OB/GYN Primary Care Arena
Elizabeth G. Rudolph, JD, MSN, RN


Questions and Discussion
Faculty Panel



7:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast


Concurrent Sessions #1
#11 Client-Centered Contraceptive Counseling: Concepts and Strategies
Patty Cason, MS, FNP-BC
(Rx =.5 hr.)

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

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

#14 Managing Chronic and Recurrent Vaginitis: A Case-Based approach
Roxanne Vrees, MD, FACOG
(Rx =.5 hr.)


Refreshment Break


Concurrent Sessions #2
#21 Common Medications in pregnancy: What's safe, What's not
Jamie A. Otremba, MSN, CNM
(Rx = 1.5 hr.)

#22 Female Sexuality: Supporting Women's Sexual Health through the Reproductive Years
Patty Cason, MS, FNP-BC

#23 Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding: Assessment and Management
Roxanne Vrees, MD, FACOG
(Rx =.5 hr.)

#24 Adolescent GYN:Interesting Cases
Martin M. Anderson, MD, MPH
(Rx =.5 hr.)


Lunch Break

12:45 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions #3
#31 Perinatal Infections: Update on Diagnosis and Management
Barbara W. Graves, CNM, MN, MPH, FACNM
(Rx =.25 hr.)

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

#33 One of those Moods: Managing Mood Disorders in Women
Nancy Nadolski,
(R =75 hr.)

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


Refreshment Break


Concurrent Sessions #4
#41 Medically Complicated Pregnancies: Interesting Case Dilemmas
Barbara W. Graves, CNM, MN, MPH, FACNM
(Rx =.25 hr.)

#42 STD Update: Expedited Partner Therapy, Antibiotic Resistant Gonorrhea, and Other Challenges
Kim s. Erlich, MD
(Rx = .75 hr.)

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

#44 OB Office Emergencies: A Case-Based Approach to Preparation and Management
Jamie A. Otremba, MSN, CNM
(Rx =.25 hr.)




7:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast


Pregnancy-Induced Hypertensive Disorders: Diagnosis and Management
Jamie A. Otremba, MSN, CNM
(Rx = .25 hr.)


Genital Herpes: Diagnosis, Treatment and Answering Those Difficult Questions
Kim s. Erlich, MD
(Rx = .25 hr.)


A Little Too Sweet: Gestational Diabetes Screening and Management
Barbara W. Graves, CNM, MN, MPH, FACNM
(Rx = .25 hr.)


Refreshment Break


The Trouble With Thrombophilias: Sticky Diagnosis and Management
Jamie A. Otremba, MSN, CNM
(Rx = .25 hr.)


Getting Enough ZZZs: Helping Women Get a Good Night's Sleep
Nancy Nadolski, MSN, MEd, FNP
(Rx = .25 hr.)

12:00 p.m.

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



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-Bc
Secaucus, NJ

Conference Faculty

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

Patty Cason, MS, FNP-BC
Program Consultant
Assistant clinical Professor
UCLA school of nursing
Nurse Practitioner & Consultant
Planned Parenthood
Los Angeles, California

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

Nancy Nadolski, MSN, MEd, FNP
Family Nurse Practitioner, Insomnia Medicine of Idaho
St. Alphonsus Regional Medical center
Adjunct faculty, Idaho state University
Boise, Idaho

Julia A. Files, MD
Consultant, Medallion Program
Mayo Clinic Arizona
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Mayo clinic college of Medicine
Scottsdale, Arizona

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

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

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
Medical Director, UCSF Family PACT Evaluation
California Office of Family Planning
Sacramento, 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

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

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

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

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


Laura Macisaac, MD
Preconference B Director
Director, Family Planning Division
Department of OB/GYN
Beth Israel Medical center
Associate Professor of Clinical OB/GYN
and Women's Health
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
New York, New York

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-BC
Buffalo, 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-BC
Buffalo, 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.



Registration Fees





Early Registration* (On/Before 9/9)





Regular Registration (After 9/9)





*Postmarked or phone/fax/online registration and fees received on/before September 9.

Your tuition includes continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, Certificate of Attendance and Online access to posted presentation handouts before and after the conference. In addition, you will have complimentary access to the recorded sessions posted after the conference at ContemporaryForums.com for one year.

Please see Insert C for additional registration information and discounts. Out of consideration to registrants, children of any age and spouses may not attend the sessions.

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

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 September 9 receive a full tuition refund. Cancellations received after September 9 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.

Cancel On/Before September 9 to receive a full refund.

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: 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

The Women's Health & OB/GYN Nursing conference being held October 13 - 16, 2013, at the Paris Las Vegas, 3655 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109, (702) 946-7000.

PRECONFERENCE CHECK-IN will begin on Sunday, October 13. Preconference A will check in between 7:00 and 8:00 a.m. Preconference B will check in between 12:00 and 12:45 p.m. Preconference C participants may check in between 2:30 and 3:00 pm. If you are also attending the Main Conference, you will receive all registration materials on Sunday. The location of the Registration Desk will be listed on the hotel's event schedule.

MAIN CONFERENCE CHECK-IN is Monday, October 14, from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. If you attended one of the Preconferences, you do not need to check in again for the Main Conference. However, if you are registered for the Main Conference only, you must check in to receive your conference materials. To avoid the rush that can occur on the first morning of the Main Conference, we recommend you arrive early to allow adequate time for the check-in process, enjoy your continental breakfast and be ready for the start of the Main Conference promptly at
8:00 a.m.

SESSIONS begin promptly as listed in the conference brochure and are open only to registered participants. Out of consideration to others, infants, children and spouses are not permitted in the meeting rooms or refreshment break areas.

ONLINE CE LIBRARY: Contemporary Forums' Online CE Library is your on-demand resource for quality continuing education and offers over 1000 multimedia presentations recorded from our live conferences. For more information or details about group access discounts, visit OnlineCElibrary.com or call 925-361-4811.

SPEAKER HANDOUTS: Approximately ten days before the conference begins you will receive an email with instructions to review, download or print the handout materials posted by the faculty on the Contemporary Forums website at  ContemporaryForums.com. The slides will not be printed in the Conference Guide you receive onsite. Please add ContemporaryForums@cforums.comto your Contacts and/or Safe Senders list since emails may be filtered as Spam or blocked.

RECORDED SESSIONS: This conference will be recorded and attendees will have complimentary access for one year to the multimedia presentations posted on the Contemporary Forums website at ContemporaryForums.com. Details will be in the Conference Guide and access instructions emailed to you approximately 2 weeks after the conference ends.

CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE: Participants will complete online speaker evaluations for each session attended and an overall evaluation in order to obtain CE credit and print the Certificate of Attendance. Completion of this process is the participant's responsibility and must be completed within 30 days after the conference ends by going to our website at ContemporaryForums.com. Detailed instructions will be emailed to you and also available in the Conference Guide you receive onsite.

PARIS LAS VEGAS HOTEL offers a special conference rate which is available until September 12, 2013, or until the room block is filled. We recommend that you make your reservation early by calling Paris Reservations at (877) 603-4389. Be sure to say you are participating in the Women's Health & OB/GYN Nursing conference. To reserve your room online, please visit our website at ContemporaryForums.com for details. After the release date of September 12, call the hotel directly at (702) 946-7000 to check for room availability

JOIN THE CONFERENCE CONVERSATION: Receive live conference updates and communicate with faculty and fellow participants.  Follow Women's Health & OB/GYN Nursing on Twitter: #WH13. Include #WH13 in your Tweets and post your feedback on sessions, ask questions, and so much more. Search #WH13 to view the current conversation and conference updates as they occur on site. Follow Contemporary Forums at www.twitter.com/#CForums.

DISCOUNTED AIR FARES: Contemporary Forums has made a special discount agreement with United Airlines. To obtain these special conference fares, go online to  united.com and enter the Account Code ZPCB367092.

Ticketing and payment can be done directly by you or through your travel agent. Since seats are limited, make your reservation early to ensure the best flights and schedule.

HERTZ RENT-A-CAR 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. To obtain the special rates, call Hertz at (800) 654-2240. Please refer to Contemporary Forums and the conference discount code CV #03000260.

TAXIS charge approximately $15.00 from McCarran International Airport to the Paris Las Vegas. Taxis are available at the curb outside of the baggage claim area. Check door signage for the appropriate exit. Note: Prices are subject to change.

AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE: There are a number of shuttle services available to/from McCarran International Airport to the Paris and other Las Vegas Strip hotels. The cost per person is approximately $6.50 one way. Shuttles are located outside the Baggage Claim area. The following link lists the various companies and fares (subject to change without notice): http://www.vegas.com/transportation/shuttles.html.

PARKING:   Both Valet and self-parking are available at the Paris Las Vegas free of charge.


From McCarran International Airport: Follow the signs to Swenson Street. Turn left onto E. Tropicana Avenue/NV-593 W. Turn right onto S. Las Vegas Blvd/NV-604/The Strip. Turn right onto Paris Drive. The hotel will be on the right.

TOURIST INFORMATION is offered by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority at (702) 892-7575 or on-line at visitlasvegas.com. Temperatures in Las Vegas in October are in the 80's during the day with lows in the 50's in the evening. You might want a light jacket or sweater during the sessions as meeting rooms can be cool.

LAS VEGAS MONORAIL: The Las Vegas Monorail connects eight major resorts along the Las Vegas Strip. You can board at the Bally's/Paris station and make the seven-stop circuit around the Strip in 15 minutes. The monorail is open from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. daily. Visit lvmonorail.com for more information or to buy tickets online.

QUESTIONS call Contemporary Forums at (800) 377-7707 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time).

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Exhibit & Advertising Information

Exhibiting at a Contemporary Forums conference will cost-effectively increase your brand and product visibility with your targeted customers. Your resources will be focused on an optimal, attentive, engaged audience.

Why Exhibit

  • Enhance the profile of your organization by supporting a premier healthcare conference
  • Interact with a target audience of top healthcare specilaists from around the country
  • Create marketing and sales opportunities for both your national affiliates and global operations

Contact the Contemporary Forums exhibit team today to learn how one of our events can help you achieve your sales and branding objectives.

We can also provide information on other opportunities, including:

  • Sponsorships
  • Advertising

Become an Exhibitor

Please download the Support and Exhibit Opportunities Prospectus and contact Contemporary Forums with your questions or requests.

Download: Exhibit Prospectus and Information (On Conference calendar, please click on the black star for the specific exhibitor prospectus you wish to download.)
Email: exhibits@cforums.com
Phone: (925) 361-4807

Current Exhibitor

Questions about your exhibit space or sponsorship, please contact Elaine White at ewhite@cforums.com

About Contemporary Forums

Contemporary Forums provides leading-edge, fully accredited, clinical continuing education conferences for healthcare professionals. Our conferences are attended by the most influential healthcare professionals from around the country.