Contraceptive Technology

April 24 - 27, 2016 - Boston, MA – Attend Live OR Via Live Webcast

Presented by the Authors of Contraceptive Technology
Earn up to 26 CE Hours
Experience Boston!
Online registration is closed. Onsite registration available.

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Highlights & Benefits

  • Choose among six exciting Preconferences, including Nexplanon and IUD training sessions. Become one of the first to be trained on the newest IUD!
  • Gain insight into how to manage tricky problems that you will see first thing back in the office, such as anxiety, dating violence and sexual pharmacology.
  • Our stellar faculty present in a variety of formats, including didactic sessions, faculty panels, concurrent sessions, interactive case study discussions, audience response, and skills trainings to ensure the best possible conference experience for each of you.
  • Choose from among 25 Concurrent Sessions to achieve your personal learning goals.
  • Attend an optional Roundtable Lunch for intimate discussion on challenging clinical issues with the CT authors, our faculty experts and your colleagues.
  • New this year! Enhance your comfort level with ICD-10 coding for reproductive health visits.
  • Explore the Contemporary Forums Mobil App, a dynamic tool you can use before, during and after the conference to review the schedule and faculty, connect with colleagues and speakers, participate in audience polling, and manage the logistics of the conference.
  • The authors of CT and other nationally known expert faculty invite you to take part in “up close and personal” discussions.
  • Calling all new Clinicians! If you graduated in 2011 or after you are eligible to receive a significant discount on the Main Conference tuition.

Host City: BOSTON

Visit Boston, a city rich in culture and history, and discover why it's one of the most popular destinations in the world. Slip on your walking shoes and stroll past sites that shaped America on Boston's three-mile Freedom Trail.  While admiring picturesque cobblestone streets and graceful 18th-century buildings, you'll see the Old South Meeting House, the U.S.S. Constitution, Paul Revere’s House, the Old North Church and more.

Conference Objectives

  • Discuss current research as well as recent and future developments in contraceptive technology.
  • Address the comprehensive management of a variety of gynecologic conditions in women, including vulvar disease, recurrent vaginitis, and heavy menstrual bleeding.
  • Develop strategies for approaching a variety of contraceptive management challenges, including adolescent issues, IUD complications, bleeding problems, and women with chronic medical conditions.
  • Improve your ICD-10 coding skills for reproductive health visits.
  • Examine new guidelines for addressing basic infertility and achieving pregnancy.
  • Explore the new recommendations for STD management in the 2015 CDC STD Treatment Guidelines.
  • Examine screening and clinical management of common and complex challenges in women's health and primary care, including STDs, obesity, sexual pharmacology, vulvar dermatology, depression and others.

Who Should Attend?

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

...and anyone else interested in contraceptive management and women's healthcare.

 

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I always feel like a better prepared clinician after a CT conference. Karen Kramer, Lumberton, NJ.

Conference Program

Preconference A: Reproductive Endocrinology

Reproductive Endocrinology

Anita L. Nelson, MD
Michael S Policar, MD, MPH

Endocrinologic disorders have profound impacts on the function of a woman’s reproduction system and create a broad spectrum of clinical problems – from abnormal bleeding to infertility. This preconference will provide up-to-date information about the diagnosis and treatment of infrequent bleeding (and PCOS), heavy and prolonged bleeding, infertility, thyroid dysfunction, galactorrhea and other related problems commonly seen in reproductive aged women. Much of the material will be presented as case-based learning. Management protocol will be offered.

This preconference will enable you to:

  • Describe the terminology appropriate for each category of abnormal uterine bleeding.
  • Outline a diagnostic approach to patients who present with infrequent bleeding and for heavy bleeding and describe first line therapies.
  • List the most common causes of infection and outline plans for diagnoses of each.
  • Explain the clinical presentations of women with thyroid or prolactin abnormalities and outline the work-up needed for diagnosis.

 

7:00 am

Preconference A Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:00

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: An Update in Terminology and Classification - WHNP-BC Pathophysiology Gynecology (Code 2A)
Anita Nelson, MD

8:15

Infrequent Bleeding and PCOS 2016 (Rx = .25 hr.) - WHNP-BC Pathophysiology Gynecology (Code 2A)
Michael Policar, MD, MPH

9:15

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding (Rx = .25 hr.) - WHNP-BC Pathophysiology Gynecology (Code 2A)
Anita Nelson, MD

10:00

Refreshment Break

10:15

Infertility Workup and Early Management for the Generalist (Rx = .25 hr.) - WHNP-BC Pathophysiology Gynecology (Code 2A)
Michael Policar, MD, MPH

11:00

Focus on Endocrinopathies Affecting Reproductive Health (Rx = .25 hr.) - WHNP-BC Pathophysiology Gynecology (Code 2A)
Anita Nelson, MD

12:15 pm

Adjourn

Preconference C: Evidence-Based Family Planning Care: Incorporating National Guidelines Into Your Practice (Robert A. Hatcher, MD, MPH - Moderator)

Evidence-Based Family Planning Care: Incorporating National Guidelines Into Your Practice

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released three national clinical guidelines related to family planning.  This Preconference will address contraceptive methods for women with medical conditions, management recommendations, as well as evidence-based approaches to family planning care in clinical settings. This session will be cased-based, allowing you to familiarize yourself with these recommendations for use in clinical and teaching settings. Additionally, there will be lots of interactive discussion with family planning experts, so plan to bring your challenging cases to share.

This Preconference will enable you to:

  • Familiarize yourself with evidence-based national family planning guidelines for women and men.
  • Incorporate contraceptive options for women with certain medical conditions or characteristics.
  • Improve your skills in providing evidence-based family planning care through case-based discussion.

 

7:00 am

Preconference C Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:00

Nationally-Based Family Planning Guidelines: What Are They? How Do I Use Them? - WHNP-BC Normal Physiology and Management (Code 1)
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC
Emily Godfrey, MD, MPH

8:30

U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria: Using Guidance to Determine Safest Methods for Women with Medical Conditions (Rx = .75 hr.) - WHNP-BC Pharmacology (Code 4)
Melissa Kottke, MD, MPH, MBA

9:30

U.S. Selected Practice Recommendations: What Does the Evidence Say About Handling Challenging or Controversial Contraceptive Management Questions? (Rx = .75 hr.) - WHNP-BC Normal Physiology and Management (Code 1)
Emily Godfrey, MD, MPH

10:15

Refreshment Break

10:30

Appling Quality Family Planning (Rx = .50 hr.) - WHNP-BC Normal Physiology and Management (Code 1)
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC

11:15

Interesting Cases Using U.S. National Contraceptive Guidelines (Rx = .25 hr.) - WHNP-BC Professional Practice (Code 5) - Q&D (Rx = .25 hr.) - Faculty Panel
Faculty Panel

12:15 pm

Adjourn

Preconference D: Sexually Transmitted Infections: Clinical Update

Sexually Transmitted Infections: Clinical Update

Presented in affiliation with the California, Seattle and New England STD/HIV Prevention Training Centers, this Preconference, now in its 8th year, 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 problem-solve clinical challenges with our expert faculty. 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 STIs is what you need, this is the Preconference for you!

This Preconference will enable you to:

  • Focus on incorporating the 2015 recommendations for managing gonorrhea and chlamydia and PID.
  • Detail appropriate management and counseling for vaginitis.
  • Discuss strategies for improving HPV screening and prevention, and how your practice can phase in the HPV9.

 

12:45 pm

Preconference D Registration

1:15

What’s Hot in the 2015 CDC STD Treatment Guidelines (Rx = .5 hr.) - WHNP-BC Physical Assessment & Diagnostic Tools (Code 3)
Katherine Hsu, MD, MPH, FAAP

1:45

The Vagina Dialogues (Rx = .5 hr.) - WHNP-BC Pathophysiology Gynecology (Code 2A)
Caroline Mitchell, MD, MPH

2:30

Warts and All: Prevention and Screening for HPV-Related Disease, Including Guidance on the HPV9 Phase-In - WHNP-BC Physical Assessment & Diagnostic Tools (Code 3)
Rachel Epstein, MD, MPH

3:15

Refreshment Break

3:30

Something’s Wrong Down Under: Cervicitis/Urethritis/PID (Rx = .5 hr.) - WHNP-BC Pathophysiology Gynecology (Code 2A)
Erica Hardy, MD

4:15

STD Clinical Pearls: Challenging Cases (Rx = .75 hr.) - WHNP-BC Pathophysiology Gynecology (Code 2A) - Q&D (Rx = .25 hr.) - Faculty Panel
Caroline Mitchell, MD, MPH
Erica Hardy, MD
Katherine Hsu, MD, MPH, FAAP
Rachel Epstein, MD, MPH

5:30

Adjourn

Preconference E: Clinical Training for NEXPLANON® (etonogestrel implant)

Clinical Training for NEXPLANON® (etonogestrel implant) 

(Space is limited to 40 participants. Register early. This session will reach capacity quickly!)

Join your colleagues at a Clinical Training Program for NEXPLANON (etonogestrel implant). During the Clinical Training Program for NEXPLANON you will receive hands-on training for insertion and removal procedures as well as implant localization techniques. Completion of this course will allow you to order the product from authorized distributors.

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 clincians’ 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.

 

7:00 am

Preconference E Registration

8:00

Clinical Training for NEXPLANON® (etonogestrel implant)

11:00

Adjourn

Preconference F: IUD Placement Training

IUD Placement Training
(Space is limited to 40 participants. Register early. This session will sell out!)

Anita L. Nelson, MD & colleagues      

Learn the nuances of IUD placement at this hands-on, supervised practicum. This session will include training on currently available IUDs. The clinician trainers will share with you techniques for proper insertion as well as tips on difficult or challenging placement.

This Preconference will enable you to:

  • List the potential challenges in placing IUDs and describe techniques to use to minimize those problems.
  • Counsel each potential IUD candidate about the risks she may face during the procedure.
  • Explain the rationale for each of the steps used in placing each of the IUDs.
  • Demonstrate an ability to place each of the four commercially available IUDs into artificial models.

 

1:15 pm

Preconference F Registration

1:45

IUD Placement Training - WHNP-BC Normal Physiology and Management (Code 1)
Anita Nelson, MD

5:00

Adjourn

MAIN CONFERENCE

7:00 am

Main Conference Registration/Exhibits/Continental Breakfast

8:00

Program Overview & Objectives
Robert Hatcher, MD, MPH
Deborah Kowal, MA, PA

8:15

Cervical Cancer Screening Update & Implications for Annual Pelvic Exams - WHNP-BC Normal Physiology and Management (Code 1)
Sarah Feldman, MD, MPH

8:45

The Skinny on Weight and Birth Control (Rx = .25 hr.) - WHNP-BC Normal Physiology and Management (Code 1)
Anne Burke, MD, MPH

9:15

Understanding and Communicating Risk of Hormonal Contraception with a Special Focus on VTE (Rx = .25 hr.) - WHNP-BC Normal Physiology and Management (Code 1)
James Trussell, PhD

9:45

Refreshment Break/Exhibits

10:15

Adolescent Contraception (Rx = .5 hr.) - WHNP-BC Normal Physiology and Management (Code 1)
Melissa Kottke, MD, MPH, MBA

11:00

STIs: New Tests, New Treatments (Rx = .25 hr.) - WHNP-BC Pathophysiology Gynecology (Code 2A) - Q&D (Rx = .25 hr.) - Faculty Panel
Katherine Hsu, MD, MPH, FAAP

12:00 pm

CONFERENCE LUNCHEON & DR. FELICIA H. STEWART MEMORIAL LECTURE - Inequity in Reproductive Outcomes: Why Race Matters - WHNP-BC Professional Practice (Code 5)
Willie Parker, MD, MPH

1:30

Clinical Pearls/Contraceptive Cases Panel (Rx = .5 hr.) - WHNP-BC Normal Physiology and Management (Code 1)
Anita Nelson, MD
Michael Policar, MD, MPH
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC
Melissa Kottke, MD, MPH, MBA
Sonya Borrero, MD, MS

2:30

Sexual Pharmacology (Rx = .5 hr.) - WHNP-BC Pharmacology (Code 4)
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC

3:00

Refreshment Break/Exhibits

3:30

Best Practices in Patient-Centered Contraceptive Counseling - WHNP-BC Normal Physiology and Management (Code 1)
Sonya Borrero, MD, MS

4:15

Breaking the Cycle of Dating Violence - WHNP-BC Pathophysiology Primary Care (Code 2C) - Q&D (Rx = .25 hr.) - Faculty Panel
Melanie Deal, MSN, WHNP-BC, FNP

5:15

Adjourn

During each Concurrent Session, 5 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.

* = Live Webcast

7:00 am

Exhibits/Continental Breakfast

8:00

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #1

#11 Adolescent Health: Case Discussions (Rx = .25 hr.) - WHNP-BC Professional Practice (Code 5)
Melissa Kottke, MD, MPH, MBA
Melanie Deal, MSN, WHNP-BC, FNP

#12* Focus on Hormonal Contraception: Challenging Cases (Rx = 1 hr.) - WHNP-BC Pharmacology (Code 4)
Robert Hatcher, MD, MPH

#13 Contraception and Breast Feeding: Milk vs Myth (Rx = .75 hr.) - WHNP-BC Normal Physiology and Management (Code 1)
Crystal Goldsmith, MD, MSc

#14 Family Planning Care for Diverse Populations: Equitable, Quality Care - WHNP-BC Professional Practice (Code 5)
Sonya Borrero, MD, MS

#15 Choosing the Appropriate IUD: Shared Decision Making in Action (Rx = .5 hr.) - WHNP-BC Normal Physiology and Management (Code 1)
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC

9:00

Refreshment Break/Exhibits

9:30

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #2

#21 Avoiding, Ambivalent, Actively Trying? A Patient-Centered Approach to Assessing Pregnancy Desires - WHNP-BC Professional Practice (Code 5)
Abigail Aiken, MD, MPH, PhD

#22 Implant Update (Rx = 1 hr.) - WHNP-BC Normal Physiology and Management (Code 1)
Anita Nelson, MD

#23 No Worries, Be Happy: Permanent Contraception - WHNP-BC Normal Physiology and Management (Code 1)
Anne Burke, MD, MPH

#24 Catching Up on Your Reading: 10 Articles - WHNP-BC Normal Physiology and Management (Code 1)
Deborah Kowal, MA, PA

#25* Utilizing the New 2015 CDC STD Guidelines: Case-Based Discussion (Rx = .5 hr.) - WHNP-BC Pathophysiology Gynecology (Code 2A)
Katherine Hsu, MD, MPH, FAAP

10:30

Session Change

10:45

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #3

#31* Contraception for Women with Medical Problems (Rx = 1 hr.) - WHNP-BC Normal Physiology and Management (Code 1)
Anne Burke, MD, MPH

♦ = Live Webcast Session

#32 Vulvar Dermatology: You Make the Diagnosis (Rx = .5 hr.) - WHNP-BC Pathophysiology Gynecology (Code 2A)
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC

#33 Barrier and Behavioral Methods - WHNP-BC Normal Physiology and Management (Code 1)
Anita Nelson, MD

#34 Is There an App for That? - WHNP-BC Professional Practice (Code 5)
Crystal Goldsmith, MD, MSc

#35 High Hopes versus Harsh Realities: The Population Impact of Emergency Contraceptive Pills - WHNP-BC Professional Practice (Code 5)
James Trussell, PhD

11:45

ROUNDTABLE LUNCHEON WITH THE FACULTY - WHNP-BC Professional Practice (Code 5) - Join your colleagues and faculty members for a box lunch and an interactive discussion of hot topics in family planning and reproductive health care. See ContemporaryForums.com for details (Attendance is optional and requires a reservation. Cost of the luncheon is $49 and CE credit will be awarded. Register early since space is limited to 100.)
Faculty Panel

1:15 pm

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #4

#41* Anxiety and Depression: Impact on Family Planning (Rx = .5 hr.) - WHNP-BC Pathophysiology Primary Care (Code 2C)
Melanie Deal, MSN, WHNP-BC, FNP

#42 ICD-10 Coding for Reproductive Health Visits - WHNP-BC Professional Practice (Code 5)
Michael Policar, MD, MPH

#43 Postabortal Contraception (Rx = 1 hr.) - WHNP-BC Normal Physiology and Management (Code 1)
Amna Dermish, MD, MAS

#44 Colposcopy Cases :The Guidelines and Beyond - WHNP-BC Physical Assessment & Diagnostic Tools (Code 3)
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC

#45 Incorporating Evidence and Patient Preferences: Challenging Counseling Cases - WHNP-BC Normal Physiology and Management (Code 1)
Sonya Borrero, MD, MS

2:15

Refreshment Break/Exhibits

2:45

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #5

#51 IUDs: Optimize Your Management of Challenging Cases and Complications (Rx = .25 hr.) - WHNP-BC Physical Assessment & Diagnostic Tools (Code 3)
Amna Dermish, MD, MAS

#52 The Girl with the Pearl Index: Contraceptive Effectiveness Explained (Rx = .5 hr.) - WHNP-BC Normal Physiology and Management (Code 1)
Abigail Aiken, MD, MPH, PhD

#53* Eight Ways to Get the Most Out of Pills, Patches and Rings (Rx = 1 hr.) - WHNP-BC Pharmacology (Code 4)
Melissa Kottke, MD, MPH, MBA

#54 Managing Incomplete Abortion (Rx = .5 hr.) - WHNP-BC Pathophysiology Obstetrics (Code 2B)
Crystal Goldsmith, MD, MSc

#55 Basic Infertility and Achieving Pregnancy (Rx = .5 hr.) - WHNP-BC Pathophysiology Gynecology (Code 2A)
Michael Policar, MD, MPH

3:45

Adjourn

7:00 am

Continental Breakfast

8:00

Too New to Include: Late Breakers on Innovations in Reproductive Health (Rx = .25 hr.) - WHNP-BC Pharmacology (Code 4)
James Trussell, PhD

9:15

Affordable Care Act at 6 Years: How Has Family Planning Service Delivery Changed? - WHNP-BC Professional Practice (Code 5)
Michael Policar, MD, MPH

10:00

Withdrawal: Overlooked Yet Overused - WHNP-BC Pathophysiology Primary Care (Code 2C)
Deborah Kowal, MA, PA

10:30

Refreshment Break

10:45

What’s in the Pipeline? Contraceptive Options in Development (Rx = .5 hr.) - WHNP-BC Pharmacology (Code 4)
Anita Nelson, MD

11:15

What’s Next? Guidance for Providers - WHNP-BC Normal Physiology and Management (Code 1) - Q&D (Rx = .25 hr.) - Faculty Panel
Robert Hatcher, MD, MPH

12:30 pm

Adjourn

Great conference with speakers familiar with cutting edge knowledge and research. Very impressed by the faculty. Jenny Yap, FNP-C

Conference Faculty

Abigail Aiken MD, MPH, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Office of Population Research
Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey

Sonya Borrero MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine and Clinical and Translational Science Director
Center for Women's Health Research and Innovation (CWHRI)
University of Pittsburgh Core, Investigator
Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP)
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Donna Brian PhD, CRNP
Program Manager
Contemporary Forums

Anne Burke MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Baltimore, Maryland

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

Melanie Deal MSN, WHNP-BC, FNP
Nurse Practitioner, University Health Services
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California
Clinical Faculty, California STD/HIV Prevention Training Center
Oakland, California

Amna Dermish MD, MAS
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas
Associate Professor Obstetrics & Gynecology
Dell Medical School at UT Austin
Austin, Texas

Rachel Epstein MD, MPH
Fellow in Pediatric and Adult Infectious Diseases
Boston Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts

Sarah Feldman MD, MPH
Director, Pap Smear Evaluation Center
Division of Gynecologic Oncology
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Emily M. Godfrey MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Departments of Family Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, Washington

Crystal Goldsmith MD, MSc
Ryan Program Director
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Kaiser Permanente, East Bay
Oakland, California

Erica J. Hardy MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Clinical)
Divisions of Infectious Disease and Obstetric Medicine
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Associate Director, Women's Infectious Disease Consult Service
Women & Infants Hospital
Providence, Rhode Island
Clinical Faculty Ratelle HIV/STD Prevention Training Center
Boston, Massachusetts

Robert A. Hatcher MD, MPH
Conference Chair
Professor Emeritus of GYN and OB
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia

Katherine Hsu MD, MPH, FAAP
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine
Attending Physician, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Boston Medical Center
Medical Director, Division of STD Prevention
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Medical Director, Ratelle STD/HIV Prevention Training Center
Boston, Massachusetts

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

Deborah Kowal MA, PA
CEO and President
CT Communications, Inc.
Consultant, Maternal and Child Health Communications
Atlanta, Georgia

Caroline M. Mitchell MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
Harvard Medical School
Investigator, Vincent Center for Reproductive Biology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Anita L. Nelson MD
Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics and Gynecology
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles BioMedical Research Institute
at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Torrance, California

Faculty Panel

Willie J. Parker MD, MPH
Provider, Jackson Women’s Health Organization
Jackson, Mississippi

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

James Trussell PhD
Senior Research Demographer, Office of Population
Research
Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Emeritus
Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey
Honorary Fellow
Edinburgh University
Edinburgh, Scotland

Accreditation

Contemporary Forums is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Nurses and Nurse Practitioners

Preconference A: 4 ANCC/4.8 CA BRN contact hours
Preconference C: 4 ANCC/4.8 CA BRN contact hours
Preconference D: 4 ANCC/4.8 CA BRN contact hours
Preconference E: No credit
Preconference F: 3 ANCC/3.6 CA BRN contact hours
Main Conference: 16 ANCC/19.2 CA BRN contact hours
Conference Luncheon: 1 ANCC/1.2 CA BRN contact hours
Roundtable Luncheon: 1 ANCC/1.2 CA BRN contact hours

Contemporary Forums is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #04516. (CA BRN contact hour = 50 minutes) 

ANCC Certified NPs and CNSs

Effective Jan 1, 2014, at least 25 of the 75 CE hours needed for ANCC re-certification must be in pharmacotherapeutics.  This course provides a maximum of 13.75 hours toward the required 25 hours.

NCC Certified Nurses and 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.

Nurse-Midwives

Preconference A: 4 hours
Preconference C: 4 hours
Preconference D: 4 hours
Preconference E: No credit
Preconference F: 3 hours
Main Conference: 16 hours
Conference Luncheon: 1 hour
Roundtable Luncheon: 1 hour

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. 

Pharmacology Credit for Prescriptive Authority

Preconference A: 1 hour
Preconference C: 2.5 hours
Preconference D: 2.5 hours
Preconference E: No credit
Preconference F: No credit
Main Conference: 8.75 hours available
Conference Luncheon: No credit
Roundtable Luncheon: No credit

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

Physicians

Preconference A: 4 credits
Preconference C: 4 credits
Preconference D: 4 credits
Preconference E: No credit
Preconference F: 3 credits
Main Conference: 16 credits
Conference Luncheon: 1 credit
Roundtable Luncheon: 1 credit

Contemporary Forums designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 26 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 College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Determination of credit is pending.

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

Physician Assistants

Preconference A: 4 hours
Preconference C: 4 hours
Preconference D: 4 hours
Preconference E: No credit
Preconference F: 3 hours
Main Conference: 16 hours
Conference Luncheon: 1 hour
Roundtable Luncheon: 1 hour

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.  Physician Assistants may receive a maximum of the listed hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

Case Managers

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

Certified Health Education Specialists

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

Joint accreditation is the leading model of interprofessional collaboration that helps improve healthcare through continuing education for the team by the team. Contemporary Forums is one of 17 continuing education organizations to receive Joint Accreditation.

The nation's top professional minds in Women's Health give in-depth knowledge with a personal touch. Highly recommended! Stacey Maltman FNP-BC

Location

Host City: BOSTON

Visit Boston, a city rich in culture and history, and discover why it's one of the most popular destinations in the world. Slip on your walking shoes and stroll past sites that shaped America on Boston's three-mile Freedom Trail.  While admiring picturesque cobblestone streets and graceful 18th-century buildings, you'll see the Old South Meeting House, the U.S.S. Constitution, Paul Revere’s House, the Old North Church and more. Or, head to the colorful 19th-century Faneuil Hall Marketplace and explore the unique shops, cafes and restaurants.

Enjoy a spectacular display of sea life at the New England Aquarium or get tickets to see the famous Boston Pops. And, of course, no visit to Boston is complete without enjoying a beverage at Cheers! Visit Cambridge, just across the Charles River, for a look at the birthplace of higher education in America and the home of Harvard University.

Located in the heart of historic Back Bay, the Sheraton Boston Hotel rises above the city, encompassing all the style and class of Boston. The Sheraton offers distinctive service and atmosphere, an indoor/outdoor swimming pool and rooftop patio and a complete range of amenities. Nearby you’ll find some of Boston’s finest shopping, dining, and entertainment, all within easy walking distance. The boutiques, galleries and cafes of fashionable Newbury Street, the upscale shopping at Copley Place, and such unique restaurants as Teatro, Mamma Maria’s, Stephanie’s on Newbury and Sonsie … all will enhance your visit to Boston.

From quaint Beacon Hill to the redeveloped waterfront, Boston offers many attractions for shoppers, restaurant connoisseurs and sightseers alike! For further information, contact the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau at (888) 733-2678 or visit them online at www.bostonusa.com

Old Town Trolley Tour of Boston (Tuesday, April 26   4:30 – 8:30 p.m.)   

Board the Old Town Trolley for a special tour through Boston's historic past and urban present. The trolley will depart from the hotel at 4:30 p.m. and take you past the charming sites of Boston including the Boston Common, the Bunker Hill Monument, the site of the Boston Massacre, and much, much more. A stop at Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall will allow you time to select from many fine restaurants for dinner and to do some shopping. You’ll  return to the hotel by 8:30 p.m.

Tickets for the Old Town Trolley Tour of Boston are $34 (which does not include the cost of dinner) and may be purchased when registering for the conference. Reservations must be received by March 11. No refunds given after that date. If a minimum number of reservations is not received, this tour is subject to cancellation. If you require special arrangements for this tour, please call (800) 377-7707, also at least 30 days prior to the conference.

This was my first Contraceptive Technologies conference and I was thrilled with how much information I am leaving with to bring back to my practice. It is great to feel re-inspired about the work I do. Lora Dibner-Garcia, CNM

Hotel/Travel

Hotel Accommodations

  • Special group rates are in effect for participants and their guests, based on room availability.
  • Make your reservation early and before the date. Rooms may sell out before this date so be sure to make your reservation now.  After the release date, call the hotel as rooms and group rates may no longer be available.
  • For room reservations, call the hotel and inform them that you are attending the Contemporary Forums' Contraceptive Technology Conference. Request a confirmation number and written confirmation of your reservation.
  • Contact the hotel regarding cancellation policy. For arrivals after 3 p.m., call the hotel on the day of travel to reconfirm reservations.
  • This conference will be held at the Sheraton Boston located at 39 Dalton Street, Boston, MA 02199.
  • Rates: $249 single/double.  Rates are per room and subject to prevailing state and local taxes.  Reservations must include a first night’s deposit.
  • Special group rates are in effect from April 22 to April 28, 2016. To obtain the special group rates, make your reservation before April 1, 2016.
  • For room reservations, call (888) 627-7054, 24 hours daily. For additional hotel information, call the Sheraton Boston at (617) 236-2000.  

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 or (800) 426-1122 insert Offer Code ZVJ9100493Ticketing 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.

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 and reservations, call HERTZ at (800) 654-2240 or (405) 749-4434, or go online at www.hertz.com and refer to Contemporary Forums plus the conference discount code CV#03000263. 

The conference faculty are excellent and provide education common to everyday practice. They are open to questions and very helpful. Sarah Benson, NP

Tuition

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.

PRECONFERENCES

Preconference A: Reproductive Endocrinology

Nurse, Case Manager, Certified Health Educator, Other

Early Registration Fee
(On or before March 14, 2016)

$165.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After March 14, 2016)

$185.00

Cancelled-Preconference B: Designing & Delivering Compelling Clinical Presentations: A Skill Building Workshop

Nurse, Case Manager, Certified Health Educator, Other

Early Registration Fee
(On or before March 14, 2016)

$155.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After March 14, 2016)

$175.00

Preconference C: Evidence-Based Family Planning Care: Incorporating National Guidelines Into Your Practice (Robert A. Hatcher, MD, MPH - Moderator)

Nurse, Case Manager, Certified Health Educator, Other

Early Registration Fee
(On or before March 14, 2016)

$165.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After March 14, 2016)

$185.00

Preconference D: Sexually Transmitted Infections: Clinical Update

Nurse, Case Manager, Certified Health Educator, Other

Early Registration Fee
(On or before March 14, 2016)

$165.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After March 14, 2016)

$185.00

Preconference E: Clinical Training for NEXPLANON® (etonogestrel implant)

Regular Registration Fee
(After March 14, 2016)

$0.00

Preconference F: IUD Placement Training

Nurse, Case Manager, Certified Health Educator, Other

Early Registration Fee
(On or before March 14, 2016)

$165.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After March 14, 2016)

$185.00

MAIN CONFERENCE

Nurse, Case Manager, Certified Health Educator, Other

Physician

Student/New Grad*

Early Registration Fee
(On or before March 14, 2016)

$545.00

$645.00

$350.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After March 14, 2016)

$595.00

$695.00

$350.00

LUNCHEONS

CONFERENCE LUNCHEON & DR. FELICIA H. STEWART MEMORIAL LECTURE - Inequity in Reproductive Outcomes: Why Race Matters (Cost of the luncheon is $59)

Early Registration Fee
(On or before March 14, 2016)

$59.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After March 14, 2016)

$59.00

ROUNDTABLE LUNCHEON WITH THE FACULTY (Cost of the luncheon is $49 and CE credit will be awarded. Register early since space is limited to 100.)

Early Registration Fee
(On or before March 14, 2016)

$49.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After March 14, 2016)

$49.00

NON CE ACTIVITY

Old Town Trolley Tour

Early Registration Fee
(On or before March 14, 2016)

$34.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After March 14, 2016)

$34.00

WEBCAST PRECONFERENCE

Webcast - Preconference A

Early Registration Fee
(On or before March 14, 2016)

$125.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After March 14, 2016)

$125.00

Webcast - Preconference D

Early Registration Fee
(On or before March 14, 2016)

$125.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After March 14, 2016)

$125.00

WEBCAST

Webcast - Main Conference

Early Registration Fee
(On or before March 14, 2016)

$495.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After March 14, 2016)

$495.00

ONLINE LEARNING

Regular Registration Fee

$495.00

Registrations may not be shared. Children of any age and spouses may not attend sessions. Audio and video recording of speakers, sessions, and/or attendees is strictly prohibited.

Your tuition includes continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, Certificate of Attendance and online access to posted presentation handouts before and after the conference.

* New Grads (graduated 2014 or after): To qualify, submit proof of graduation date with registration.

Early Registration Fee Deadlines
Payments postmarked or telephone/fax registration made with credit card on/before March 14, 2016 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
Cancellations must be made by phone or in writing. A $75 processing fee will apply. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received or postmarked on/after March 27, 2016. However, tuition paid, less the $75 processing fee, may be applied to a future Contemporary Forums conference of equal or greater value. No refunds for "no shows."

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

Regular Registration Fee

$495.00

PRE-ORDER THE RECORDED CONFERENCE CONTENT!

COST IS $495 AND INCLUDES:

  • Access to all recorded Preconferences A, C & D and Main Conference sessions for 3 years.
  • Earn over 60 hours of ANCC/ACCME credit and up to 14.75 hours of Pharmacology Credit for Prescriptive Authority.

Register for this meeting by selecting the Online Learning option above. Register by 4/23/16 for a pre-order discount.  Conference sessions will be available at ContemporaryForumsOnline.com approximately 2 weeks after the end of the live conference. Access instructions will be emailed to you.

ONLINE LEARNING FOR HEALTHCARE FACILITIES

Hospitals, clinics and healthcare facilities can provide and manage quality accredited continuing education to meet staff needs. To request group account discount pricing and details, visit ContemporaryForumsOnline.com call (925) 361-4811 or email smckenna@cforums.com.

Attendee Information

CONFERENCE INFORMATION FOR

CONTRACEPTIVE TECHNOLOGY
Boston, MA           April 24 - 27

Thank you for registering for the Contraceptive Technology conference, being held April 24 - 27, at the Sheraton Boston, 39 Dalton Street, Boston, MA 02199 - Telephone (617) 236-2000.

PRECONFERENCE CHECK-IN

All Preconferences are being held Sunday, April 24. Preconference A, C and E check in is at 7:00am, Preconference B and D check in is at 12:45 pm and Preconference F check in is at 1:15 pm. You must check in to receive your conference materials. The location of the Registration Desk will be listed on the hotel's event schedule.

MAIN CONFERENCE CHECK-IN

Monday, April 25 from 7:00 - 8:00 am. If you attended any of the Preconferences, you do not need to check in again for the Main Conference.

SESSIONS

Begin promptly as listed in the conference brochure and online 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.

SPEAKER HANDOUTS

Approximately ten days before the conference begins, you will receive an email with instructions on how to review, download or print the speaker handouts posted by the faculty (assuming the speaker has provided them) on the Contemporary Forums website at ContemporaryForums.com. The speaker handouts will not be available in the Conference Guide you will access online. Please add ContemporaryForums@cforums.com to your Contacts and/or Safe Senders list to ensure you receive our emails as they may otherwise be filtered as Spam or blocked.

CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE

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

CONTEMPORARY FORUMS ONLINE

Contemporary Forums Online is your on-demand resource for quality continuing education that offers over 1,000 multimedia presentations recorded from our live conferences as well as live events. Set up your free personalized account today at ContemporaryForumsOnline.com. For more information about discounted group access accounts, email info@cforums.com or call 925-361-4811.

 

The Sheraton Boston

The Sheraton Boston offers a special conference rate.  Special group rates are in effect from April 22 to April 28. To obtain the special group rates, make your reservation before April 1, 2016.  For The Sheraton Boston room reservations call (888) 627-7054 24 hours daily. Be sure to say you are participating in the Contraceptive Technology conference. For additional hotel information call the Sheraton Boston directly at (617) 236-2000.  

PARKING

Valet parking rates at the Sheraton Boston is $38 from 4-8 hours and $53 for overnight parking. Due to the limited space and height restrictions of the parking facility, oversized vehicles will be charged $92 per night and oversized parking is at a first come first serve basis. Any vehicle exceeding a height of 6' and/or exceeding 17' in length is considered oversized. 

TAXI

Fare from Boston-Logan International Airport to the Sheration is approximately $35-$45.  

AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE

The Back Bay Logan Express Shuttle runs every 20 minutes from 6:00AM to 10:00PM.  Fee is $5 per person with credit card.  Cash is not accepted.  Travel time is 20 minutes. 

FOLLOW THE CONTRACEPTIVE TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE ON TWITTER: #CTECH16

Join the conversation and receive live conference updates. Use #CTECH16 to connect with other participants, exhibitors and faculty. Tweet using #CTECH16 to ask questions, post feedback and more. Be sure to follow Contemporary Forums at twitter.com/CForums.

 

 

View our Live Conference Calendar

THANK YOU FOR REGISTERING FOR THE CONTRACEPTIVE TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
Questions? Call us at (800) 377-7707
between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. Monday - Friday (Pacific Time) or email info@cforums.com

Live Webcast

Webcast - Main Conference

Early Registration Fee
(On or before March 14, 2016)

$495.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After March 14, 2016)

$495.00

ATTEND THIS CONFERENCE VIA CONTEMPORARY FORUMS ONLINE!!!

DISCOVER THE CONVENIENCE OF VIEWING THE CONFERENCE FROM YOUR HOME OR PRACTICE SETTING. SAVE ON TRAVEL AND HOTEL COSTS WHILE USING OUR ONLINE LEARNING PLATFORM. 

This conference will be streamed live via ContemporaryForumsOnline.com. Experience Preconference A, Preconference D and/or the Main Conference, including all the plenary sessions, along with Concurrent Sessions #12, 25, 31, 41 and 53! Interact in real time with other virtual attendees via the chat room and submit your questions/comments online for speaker responses during the Questions and Discussion Faculty Panels - all from the convenience of your home, office or practice setting.

Preconference A Webcast: Reproductive Endocrinology

Sunday, April 24, 2016

8:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (Eastern)

Registration Fee $125

Preconference D Webcast: Sexually Transmitted Infections: Clinical Update

Sunday, April 24, 2016

1:15 – 5:30 p.m. (Eastern)

Registration Fee $125

Main Conference Webcast

Begins Monday, April 25, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. (Eastern)

Ends Wednesday, April, 27, 2016 at 12:30 p. m. (Eastern)

Registration Fee $495

Registration fees include:

  • Certificate of Attendance for up to 8 hours (Preconference A & D) and 16 hours (Main Conference)
  • Access to the recorded webcast sessions at ContemporaryForumsOnline.com for 3 years
  • Main Conference - Access to the recorded Concurrent Sessions that are not part of the webcast for additional CE credit.

GROUP DISCOUNTS (for Main Conference only)

3-9 individuals save $75 per registration

10 or more individuals save $100 per registration

HOSPITALS, CLINICS OR SCHOOLS

Live stream the conference to an unlimited audience for only $599! Want to give CE credits to employees? Call us! Phone registration required – call (925) 361-4822 or email info@cforums.com for more information.

RAVE REVIEWS

 “I am not tech savvy so I was worried how the webcast would work out – I highly recommend it!  So easy and wonderful not to have to travel!”

“First experience with a conference webcast. I am truly impressed. GREAT conference, GREAT speakers- knowledgeable with the most current information.”

“I definitely appreciated the option of attending the webcast. This was the first time I did this and it certainly won't be the last. Very convenient.”

 “This is my fourth virtual conference and I am hooked. Your support staff is excellent. Thank you!”

“What a great conference. The speakers were wonderful as was the tech support. I was nervous about the technology part of the webcast but this turned out to be a breeze tech wise. The chat feature was fun and made me feel included. I also saved approximately 1/2 my CME allotment not having to pay for travel -- thanks!”

Exhibitors

Exhibit with Contemporary Forums and Reach your Target Audience at the Contraceptive Texchnology Conference!

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.  Become an exhibitor, register today!

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 operation

Become an Exhibitor

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

Exhibit Prospectus

Freeman Service Manual for Contraceptive Technology - Boston
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Advertising and Marketing Opportunties

Register to become an exhibitor

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Questions about your exhibit space or sponsorship, please contact Elaine White at ewhite@cforums.com or call (925)361-4807 for details.