Contraceptive Technology

March 16 - 19, 2016 - San Francisco, CA

Presented by the Authors of "Contraceptive Technology"
Earn up to 26 CE Hours
Explore San Francisco!
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: San Francisco

San Francisco … one of the most fascinating, cosmopolitan and romantic cities in the world.  There is so much to see and do -- explore Fisherman’s Wharf with the frenetic energy of fishing boats, street performers and artists.  Pier 39 is an extravaganza of shops and restaurants, where you’ll be amazed at the antics of sea lions frolicking and basking in the sun. 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 interested in contraceptive management and women's healthcare.

 

 

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This was by far the best conference I have attended during my 9 years of midwifery practice. EVERY speaker was prepared, informative, and engaging. I'm traveling home with new information that I'm excited to put into practice! I will recommend CT highly to my colleagues. Jen Hunter Meyers, CNM

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
Anita Nelson, MD
Michael Policar, MD, MPH

8:15

Infrequent Bleeding and PCOS 2016 (Rx = .25 hr.)
Michael Policar, MD, MPH

9:15

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding (Rx = .25 hr.)
Anita Nelson, MD
Michael Policar, MD, MPH

10:00

Refreshment Break

10:15

Infertility Workup and Early Management for the Generalist (Rx = .25 hr.)
Michael Policar, MD, MPH

11:00

Focus on Endocrinopathies Affecting Reproductive Health (Rx = .25 hr.)
Anita Nelson, MD
Michael Policar, MD, MPH

12:15 pm

Adjourn

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

Designing & Delivering Compelling Clinical Presentations: A Skill Building Workshop

Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC
Michael S. Policar, MD, MPH

Have you ever attended a lecture about a fascinating topic yet you lost interest before the speaker was halfway through? Was it because of the subject of the talk or was it the way the speaker presented it? Discover how to be a dynamic speaker by engaging learners and avoiding common pitfalls encountered when designing slide graphics and speaking in front of an audience. We will explore the components of an effective presentation in detail.  Attendees will have time for active participation with expert support as they work on content development, slide design, writing CME objectives, and practicing their presentation skills.

This Preconference will enable you to:

  • Describe two effective teaching strategies appropriate for adult learners.
  • List three cornerstones to delivering effective presentations.
  • Identify the three key components in developing the learning objectives required for CME accreditation.
  • Demonstrate appropriate voice modulation, eye contact, hand gestures, and body language when delivering a didactic presentation.

 

12:45 pm

Preconference B Registration

1:15

PLAN • Topic selection • Communications with inviter or site • Assess the target audience • Learning objectives for CME/CNE • Outline the talk
Michael Policar, MD, MPH
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC

1:50

WRITE • Research content • Refine and reinforce expertise • Communication with experts • Develop slide content • Polish slide graphics
Michael Policar, MD, MPH
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC

2:30

PRESENT • Prepare yourself to present • Presentation skills • Common errors • Q&A
Michael Policar, MD, MPH
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC

3:00

POST-TALK • Follow-up • Evaluations • Prepare for post-test with pretest • Modifications
Michael Policar, MD, MPH
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC

3:15

Refreshment Break

3:30

PRACTICE • Write slides; including CME objectives and graphics • Presentation skills - Q&D
Michael Policar, MD, MPH
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC

5:00

Adjourn

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

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

Emily Godfrey, MD, MPH
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC
Christine Dehendorf, MD, MAS*
Robert A. Hatcher, MD, MPH - Moderator

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?
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC
Christine Dehlendorf, MD, MAS
Robert Hatcher, MD, MPH
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.)
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC
Christine Dehlendorf, MD, MAS
Robert Hatcher, MD, MPH
Emily Godfrey, MD, MPH

9:30

U.S. Selected Practice Recommendations: What Does the Evidence Say About Handling Challenging or Controversial Contraceptive Management Questions? (Rx = .75 hr.)
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC
Christine Dehlendorf, MD, MAS
Robert Hatcher, MD, MPH
Emily Godfrey, MD, MPH

10:15

Refreshment Break

10:30

Applying Quality Family Planning (Rx = .50 hr.)
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC
Christine Dehlendorf, MD, MAS
Robert Hatcher, MD, MPH
Emily Godfrey, MD, MPH

11:15

Interesting Cases Using U.S. National Contraceptive Guidelines (Rx = .25 hr.) - Q&D (Rx = .25 hr.)
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC
Christine Dehlendorf, MD, MAS
Robert Hatcher, MD, MPH
Emily Godfrey, MD, MPH

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.)
Gail Bolan, MD

1:45

The Vagina Dialogues (Rx = .5 hr.)
Hillary Liss, MD

2:30

Warts and All: Prevention and Screening for HPV-Related Disease, Including Guidance on the HPV9 Phase-In
Ina Park, MD, MS

3:15

Refreshment Break

3:30

Something’s Wrong Down Under: Cervicitis/Urethritis/PID (Rx = .5 hr.)
Melanie Deal, MSN, WHNP-BC, FNP

4:15

STD Clinical Pearls: Challenging Cases (Rx = .75 hr.) - Q&D (Rx = .25 hr.) - Faculty Panel
Ina Park, MD, MS

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

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
Anita Nelson, MD

5:00

Adjourn

MAIN CONFERENCE

7:00 am

Main Conference Registration/Exhibits/Continental Breakfast

8:00

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

8:15

Cervical Cancer Screening Update & Implications for Annual Pelvic Exams
George Sawaya, MD

8:45

The Skinny on Weight and Birth Control (Rx = .25 hr.)
Alison Edelman, MD, MPH

9:15

Understanding and Communicating Risk of Hormonal Contraception with a Special Focus on VTE (Rx = .25 hr.)
James Trussell, PhD

9:45

Refreshment Break/Exhibits

10:15

Adolescent Contraception (Rx = .5 hr.)
Melissa Kottke, MD, MPH, MBA

11:00

STIs: New Tests, New Treatments (Rx = .25 hr.) - Q&D (Rx = .25 hr.) - Faculty Panel
Ina Park, MD, MS

12:00 pm

CONFERENCE LUNCHEON & DR. FELICIA H. STEWART MEMORIAL LECTURE - Inequity in Reproductive Outcomes: Why Race Matters
Andrea Jackson, MD, MAS

1:30

Clinical Pearls/Contraceptive Cases Panel (Rx = .5 hr.)
Anita Nelson, MD
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC
Melanie Deal, MSN, WHNP-BC, FNP
Christine Dehlendorf, MD, MAS
Alison Edelman, MD, MPH
Michael Policar, MD, MPH

2:30

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

3:00

Refreshment Break/Exhibits

3:30

Best Practices in Patient-Centered Contraceptive Counseling
Christine Dehlendorf, MD, MAS

4:15

Breaking the Cycle of Dating Violence - 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.

7:00 am

Exhibits/Continental Breakfast

8:00

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #1

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

#12 Focus on Hormonal Contraception: Challenging Cases (Rx = 1 hr.)
Robert Hatcher, MD, MPH

#13 Contraception and Breast Feeding: Milk vs Myth (Rx = .75 hr.)
Crystal Goldsmith, MD, MSc

#14 Family Planning Care for Diverse Populations: Equitable, Quality Care
Christine Dehlendorf, MD, MAS

#15 Choosing the Appropriate IUD: Shared Decision Making in Action (Rx = .5 hr.)
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
Abigail Aiken, MD, MPH, PhD

#22 Implant Update (Rx = 1 hr.)
Anita Nelson, MD

#23 No Worries, Be Happy: Permanent Contraception
Alison Edelman, MD, MPH

#24 Catching Up on Your Reading: 10 Articles
Deborah Kowal, MA, PA

#25 Utilizing the New 2015 CDC STD Guidelines: Case-Based Discussion (Rx = .5 hr.)
Gail Bolan, MD
Ina Park, MD, MS

10:30

Session Change

10:45

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #3

#31 Contraception for Women with Medical Problems (Rx = 1 hr.)
Alison Edelman, MD, MPH

#32 Vulvar Dermatology: You Make the Diagnosis (Rx = .5 hr.)
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC

#33 Barrier and Behavioral Methods
Anita Nelson, MD

#34 Is There an App for That?
Crystal Goldsmith, MD, MSc

#35 High Hopes versus Harsh Realities: The Population Impact of Emergency Contraceptive Pills
James Trussell, PhD

11:45

ROUNDTABLE LUNCHEON WITH THE FACULTY - 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.)
Round Table Faculty

1:15 pm

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #4

#41 Anxiety and Depression: Impact on Family Planning (Rx = .5 hr.)
Melanie Deal, MSN, WHNP-BC, FNP

#42 ICD-10 Coding for Reproductive Health Visits
Michael Policar, MD, MPH

#43 Postabortal Contraception (Rx = 1 hr.)
Amna Dermish, MD, MAS

#44 Colposcopy Cases :The Guidelines and Beyond
George Sawaya, MD

#45 Incorporating Evidence and Patient Preferences: Challenging Counseling Cases
Christine Dehlendorf, MD, MAS

2:15

Refreshment Break/Exhibits

2:45

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #5

#51 IUDs: Optimize Your Management of Challenging Cases and Complications (Rx = .25 hr.)
Amna Dermish, MD, MAS

#52 The Girl with the Pearl Index: Contraceptive Effectiveness Explained (Rx = .5 hr.)
Abigail Aiken, MD, MPH, PhD

#53 Eight Ways to Get the Most Out of Pills, Patches and Rings (Rx = 1 hr.)
Melissa Kottke, MD, MPH, MBA

#54 Managing Incomplete Abortion (Rx = .5 hr.)
Crystal Goldsmith, MD, MSc

#55 Basic Infertility and Achieving Pregnancy (Rx = .5 hr.)
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.)
James Trussell, PhD

9:15

Affordable Care Act at 6 Years: How Has Family Planning Service Delivery Changed?
Michael Policar, MD, MPH

10:00

Withdrawal: Overlooked Yet Overused
Deborah Kowal, MA, PA

10:30

Refreshment Break

10:45

What’s in the Pipeline? Contraceptive Options in Development (Rx = .5 hr.)
Anita Nelson, MD

11:15

What’s Next? Guidance for Providers - Q&D (Rx = .25 hr.) - Faculty Panel
Robert Hatcher, MD, MPH

12:30 pm

Adjourn

This was my first CT conference. The conference was highly educational, informative, enlightening, and validating to my practice! Highly recommended! Akia Smith, DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC

Conference Faculty

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

Gail Bolan MD
Director, Division of STD Prevention
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, Georgia

Donna Brian PhD, CRNP
Program Manager
Contemporary Forums

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

Christine Dehlendorf MD, MAS
Associate Professor in Residence
Departments of Family & Community Medicine,
Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences,
and Epidemiology & Biostatistics
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, California

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

Alison Edelman MD, MPH
Professor
Director, Family Planning Fellowship
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, Oregon

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

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

Andrea Jackson MD, MAS
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, California

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

Hillary Liss MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Medical Program Director, Frontier AETC
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington

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

Ina Park MD, MS
Medical Director, California Prevention Training Center
Oakland, California
Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, California

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

Round Table Faculty

George Sawaya MD
Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences
Departments of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
and Epidemiology and Biostatistics
University of California San Francisco
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 B: 3.5 ANCC/4.2 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 B: 3.5 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 B: No credit
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 B: 3.5 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 B: 3.5 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

Preconference A: 4 hours 
Preconference B: 3.5 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

This program has been pre-approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to Certified Case Managers (CCMs).

Certified Health Education Specialists

Preconference A: 4 hours 
Preconference B: 3.5 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

Certified Health Educator: This program has been approved for CHES/MCHES Category I continuing education contact hours (CECH-entry level) by 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.

Superb faculty with cutting edge information. Shelley McGrew CNM

Location

Host City: San Francisco

San Francisco … one of the most fascinating, cosmopolitan and romantic cities in the world.  There is so much to see and do -- explore Fisherman’s Wharf with the frenetic energy of fishing boats, street performers and artists.  Pier 39 is an extravaganza of shops and restaurants, where you’ll be amazed at the antics of sea lions frolicking and basking in the sun.  From here you can hop on a cable car and take in sweeping views of the bay, Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge.

You won’t want to miss Golden Gate Park and its gem, the de Young Museum, a state-of-the-art facility that integrates art, architecture and the natural landscape, and the brand new California Academy of Sciences, an intriguing combination of aquarium, planetarium, natural history museum and rain forest – all under one roof!  

The neighborhoods of San Francisco offer a special look at the city’s ethnic identities. Spend time in Chinatown where fish markets, tea and herb shops and exotic produce stalls spill onto the street, or North Beach, the Italian quarter, where you can join locals at an outdoor café for espresso and pastry or wander in and out of the tempting delis, bakeries and pasta houses.  For an amazing view of the city’s landscape, hike up Telegraph Hill to Coit Tower.

Your trip to San Francisco would not be complete without a shopping spree and this city offers many opportunities for that!  From the delightful boutiques of Union and Chestnut Streets to the designer shops on Union Square, you will not be disappointed.

Evenings in San Francisco are beyond compare as you explore the variety of restaurants, clubs, and theater offerings. San Francisco has a love affair with food and you will find a wide range of cuisines, pricing, and restaurant styles.  After dinner, head to trendy SoMa, the “see and be seen” club scene where you can duck into a club too cool to post its name above the door or dance at one of the warehouses reworked to stage live music.  Or head back to North Beach and take in Beach Blanket Babylon, the quirky, entertaining and riotously funny musical revue of San Francisco.

Conference headquarters will be the dramatic Hyatt Regency San Francisco, with its impressive 20-story atrium lobby and a view from every room.  Surrounded by a multitude of shops and restaurants, the hotel is within walking distance of many attractions, including the Ferry Building, bustling with a Farmer’s Market, gourmet shops and restaurants.  From here historic streetcars amble along the Embarcadero waterfront with spectacular views of the Bay Bridge.  Or you can board a ferry for a scenic trip to Sausalito or Tiburon, where the quaint shops and restaurants are set in Victorian style along the waterfront and the sunsets are magnificent.  The California Street cable car line and Embarcadero BART station are steps from the lobby of the hotel, giving you easy access to all the unique sites and sounds of San Francisco.

Plan to extend your stay and drive one hour north for wine-tasting in the world famous Napa and Sonoma Valley vineyards, or south down the rugged California coast to Monterey, Carmel and Big Sur for spectacular ocean views. For more information about San Francisco and the surrounding areas, visit www.sfvisitor.org.

 

Great Conference! I will be able to apply many of the clinical pearls learned to my practice. Nana Wilmot-DeSouza MD

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 listed. 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 Hyatt Regency San Francisco located at 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA  94111.
  • 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 March 14 to March 20, 2016. To obtain the special group rates, make your reservation before February 20, 2016.
  • For room reservations call (888) 421-1442, 24 hours daily. For additional hotel information, call the Hyatt Regency San Francisco at (415) 788-1234. 

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. 

So very practical! It's wonderful to have the gurus share their expertise!

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 February 3, 2016)

$165.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After February 3, 2016)

$185.00

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

Nurse, Case Manager, Certified Health Educator, Other

Early Registration Fee
(On or before February 3, 2016)

$155.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After February 3, 2016)

$175.00

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

Nurse, Case Manager, Certified Health Educator, Other

Early Registration Fee
(On or before February 3, 2016)

$165.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After February 3, 2016)

$185.00

Preconference D: Sexually Transmitted Infections: Clinical Update

Nurse, Case Manager, Certified Health Educator, Other

Early Registration Fee
(On or before February 3, 2016)

$165.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After February 3, 2016)

$185.00

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

Regular Registration Fee
(After February 3, 2016)

$0.00

Preconference F: IUD Placement Training

Nurse, Case Manager, Certified Health Educator, Other

Early Registration Fee
(On or before February 3, 2016)

$165.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After February 3, 2016)

$185.00

MAIN CONFERENCE

Nurse, Case Manager, Certified Health Educator, Other

Physician

Student/New Grad*

Early Registration Fee
(On or before February 3, 2016)

$545.00

$645.00

$350.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After February 3, 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 February 3, 2016)

$59.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After February 3, 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 February 3, 2016)

$49.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After February 3, 2016)

$49.00

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 February 3, 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 February 17, 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

Contemporary Forums Online 
ContemporaryForumsOnline.com is the leading source for quality accredited healthcare continuing education.  Earn CE on demand by selecting from hundreds of multimedia presentations recorded at our national live conferences.  Each session is presented by expert faculty and topics cover a wide range of clinical areas.  Learn and earn at your convenience. Visit ContemporaryForumsOnline.com.

Contemporary Forums Online GROUP DISCOUNTS
Provide your staff with high-quality continuing education and give your budget a break with Contemporary Forums Online Group Access Account. Organizations of any size can create customized CE programs for staff education and development. To request group account pricing and details, visit ContemporaryForumsOnline.com or call (925) 361-4811.

Attendee Information

CONFERENCE INFORMATION FOR

CONTRACEPTIVE TECHNOLOGY
San Francisco, CA           March 16 - 19

Thank you for registering for the Contraceptive Technology conference, being held March 16 - 19, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco, 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111 - Telephone (415) 788-1234.

PRECONFERENCE CHECK-IN

All Preconferences are being held Wednesday, March 16. 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

Thursday, March 17 from 7:00 - 8:00 am. If you attended the Preconference, 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 HYATT REGENCY SAN FRANCISCO

Offers a special conference rate.  Special group rates are in effect from March 14 to March 20. To obtain the special group rates, make your reservation before February 20, 2016.  For The Hyatt Regency room reservations call (888) 421-1442 24 hours daily. Be sure to say you are participating in the Contraceptive Technology conference. For additional hotel information call the Hyatt Regency San Francisco directly at 415-788-1234.  

PARKING

Valet parking at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco is $15.00 for the first hour and $7.50 (includes tax) for each additional 1/2-hour. The daily maximum charge, including tax and in/out privileges, is$61.00 for Hotel Guests, and $67.00 for Transient Guests (no in/out privileges).

Self Parking is available at the Embarcadero Center Garage at $3.00 for each 15 minute interval, to a maximum daily charge (reached after 3½ hours) of $32.00 per 24 hrs. Parking rates are subject to change without notice.

TAXI

Fare from San Francisco International Airport to the Hyatt Regency is approximately $45-$55. Taxis are available outside the baggage claim area.

AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE

SuperShuttle provides transportation to downtown San Francisco at a cost of approximately $17 per person. Call 800-258-3826 or visitwww.supershuttle.com.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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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

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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.

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Advertising and Marketing Opportunties

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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.