Contraceptive Technology Atlanta, GA • October 26 - 28, 2016
Sheraton

Choose among 4 exciting Preconferences including Nexplanon and IUD Training sessions. Become one of the first to be trained on the newest IUD and hone your IUD insertion skills on our new postpartum uterine model. Gain insight into how to handle challenging problems that you will encounter first thing back in the office, such as managing PCOS, depression and contraception, menopause issues and adolescent family planning. 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 provide the best conference experience for you.

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Overview

Highlights & Benefits

  • Choose among 4 exciting Preconferences including Nexplanon and IUD Training sessions. Become one of the first to be trained on the newest IUD and hone your IUD insertion skills on our new postpartum uterine model.
  • Gain insight into how to handle challenging problems that you will encounter first thing back in the office, such as managing PCOS, depression and contraception, menopause issues and adolescent family planning.
  • 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 provide the best conference experience for you.
  • We heard you! NCC has coded all conference sessions to help you complete your educational plan!
  • Attend an optional Roundtable Lunch for intimate discussion of challenging clinical issues with the CT authors, our faculty experts and your colleagues.
  • Calling all new Clinicians! If you graduated in 2011 or after, you are eligible to receive a significant discount on the Main Conference Tuition.
  • The authors of Contraceptive Technology and other nationally known expert faculty invite you to take part in “up close and personal” discussions.

Host City: Atlanta

Enjoy Some Southern Hospitality!

Atlanta thrives in spirit, charm and hospitality and is full of recreational, sports and entertainment opportunities.  Wander through Centennial Olympic Park and appreciate the dramatic ring fountain, court of flags, and beautiful landscaping. 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.
  • Improve your ICD-10 coding skills for reproductive health visits.
  • Develop strategies for approaching a variety of contraceptive management challenges, including adolescent care, IUD issues, postpartum contraception, and women with chronic medical conditions.
  • 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 menopause, PCOS, vulvar dermatology, depression and others.

Who Should Attend?

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

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

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I make an effort to attend the Contraceptive Technology conferences on a regular basis because I always learn new things. I love the breakout sessions and quick reviews with the newest literature findings. I am thankful for the one on one conversations with Dr. Hatcher and am loving my new comfort level with placing IUDs! Thank you!! Jeflyn Tate, WHNP • Beaumont, TX

Conference Program

Wednesday, October 26

Preconference A: Fine-Tuning Your Office GYN Procedure Skills

Office procedures are an important component of a reproductive health care practice. This Preconference is aimed at providing clinicians who already perform these procedures with additional skills. Each of the topics will include a description of the fine points of the surgical procedure, prevention and management of complications, and pain management. The session is not intended to train clinicians in performing any of these procedures, as there is no “hands on” component, but will enhance your ability to safely and confidently perform procedures that you currently offer.

This Preconference will enable you to:

  • Learn new skills in the performance of contraceptive implant and IUD placements and removals.
  • Perform vulvar and endometrial biopsies with minimal client discomfort.
  • Manage infections of the Bartholin duct and gland and vulvar abscesses both surgically and medically.
  • Learn advanced colposcopy skills such as the use of different types of biopsy forceps and endocervical speculae, endocervical curettage techniques, and alternatives for management of bleeding from biopsy sites.

 

7:00 AM

Preconference A Registration/Exhibits/Continental Breakfast

7:45

Advanced Colposcopy Skills
Lisa Flowers, MD, FACOG

NCC Codes
WHNP-BC Physical Assessment & Diagnostic Tools (Code 3)

8:45

Endometrial and Vulvar Biopsies
Michael Policar, MD, MPH

NCC Codes
WHNP-BC Physical Assessment & Diagnostic Tools (Code 3)

9:30

Refreshment Break/Exhibits

10:00

Management of Bartholin Duct Infections (Rx = .25 hr.)
Michael Policar, MD, MPH

NCC Codes
WHNP-BC Pathophysiology Gynecology (Code 2A)

10:45

Difficult IUD and Implant Placement and Removal: Clinical Pearls - Q&D (Rx = .25 hr.) - Faculty Panel
Carrie Cwiak, MD, MPH

NCC Codes
WHNP-BC Physical Assessment & Diagnostic Tools (Code 3)
WHNP-BC Professional Practice (Code 5) - Q&D - Faculty Panel

12:15 PM

Adjourn

Preconference B: What's Next? Transitioning Through Midlife and Menopause

An estimated 6000 women become menopausal daily in the US. With the aging of baby-boomers, you may see an increase in this age group in your practice. Women may live 30-40% of their lives post-menopausal. What can you do to facilitate their health through the transition into midlife and menopause? Attend this Preconference and learn strategies for managing “what’s next?” in caring for women making this transition.

This Preconference will enable you to:

  • Compare and contrast contraceptive options for perimenopausal women.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits of therapeutic options (hormonal and non-hormonal) in managing common symptoms experienced by perimenopausal/menopausal women.
  • Describe the emotional impact of perimenopause/menopause on intimacy and sexual function.

 

12:45 PM

Preconference B Registration

1:15

What Now? Contraceptive Options for Perimenopausal Women (Rx = .75 hr.)
Carrie Cwiak, MD, MPH

NCC Codes
WHNP-BC Pharmacology (Code 4)

2:00

Why or Why Not? Hormone Replacement Therapy (Rx = 1 hr.)
Mary Dolan, MD, MPH, NCMP, FACOG

NCC Codes
WHNP-BC Pharmacology (Code 4)

3:00

Refreshment Break/Exhibits

3:30

What’s New in Symptom Management? Alternatives to HRT (Rx = .5 hr.)
Taniqua Miller, MD, FACOG, NCMP

NCC Codes
WHNP-BC Normal Physiology and Management (Code 1)

4:15

What's Up? Sex, Intimacy and Menopause - WHNP-BC Normal Physiology and Management (Code 1)
Kaye Coker, MSW, LCSW

5:00

What to Do? Interesting Cases and Discussion (Rx = .25 hr.) - WHNP-BC Professional Practice (Code 5) - Faculty Panel
Penny Castellano, MD, FACOG, NCMP

5:45

Adjourn

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

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 clinicians’ practice, license and eligibility information in advance of the training. Merck will contact the attendee directly if there is a problem regarding this process. Attendees are expected to be present for the entire training Certificates of completion will not be issued to those who arrive late or leave early.

 

8:30 AM

Preconference C Registration

9:00

Clinical Training for NEXPLANON® (etonogestrel implant)

12:00 PM

Adjourn

Preconference D: IUD Placement Training

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.

Objectives:

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

 

1:15 PM

Preconference D Registration

1:45

IUD Placement Training - WHNP-BC Normal Physiology and Management (Code 1)
Anita Nelson, MD
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC
Mark Hathaway, MD, MPH
Meg Lawley, MD
Michael Policar, MD, MPH

5:00

Adjourn

Thursday, October 27

MAIN CONFERENCE

7:00 AM

Main Conference Registration/Exhibits/Continental Breakfast

8:00

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

8:15

Confidence in Counseling: Applying the MEC for Contraceptive Use in Everyday Practice (Rx = .5 hr.) - WHNP-BC Normal Physiology and Management (Code 1)
Katharine Simmons, MD, MPH

8:45

What’s Next? Guidance for Providers WHNP-BC Professional Practice (Code 5)
Robert Hatcher, MD, MPH

9:15

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

9:45

Refreshment Break/Exhibits

10:15

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

10:45

The Five Biggest Updates in LARC Use (Rx = .5 hr.) - WHNP-BC Normal Physiology and Management (Code 1)
Erin Berry-Bibee, MD, MPH

11:15

STIs: New Tests, New Treatments (Rx = .25.hr.) WHNP-BC Physical Assessment & Diagnostic Tools (Code 3) - Q&D (Rx = .25 hr.) - Faculty Panel WHNP-BC Professional Practice (Code 5)
Kimberly Workowski, MD

12:15 PM

CONFERENCE LUNCHEON & DR. LUELLA KLEIN LECTURE - Reproductive Coercion (Cost of the luncheon is $54 and CE credit will be awarded. Please submit payment with your conference registration.) - WHNP-BC Pathophysiology Obstetrics (Code 2B)
Willie Parker, MD, MPH

1:45

The Evolving Well Woman Visit - WHNP-BC Normal Physiology and Management (Code 1)
Michael Policar, MD, MPH

2:15

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

2:45

Managing Vaginitis: Common Dilemmas (Rx = .25.hr.) - WHNP-BC Pathophysiology Gynecology (Code 2A)
Sharon Hillier, PhD

3:15

Refreshment Break

3:45

What About the Second Tier Methods? (Rx = .5 hr.) - WHNP-BC Normal Physiology and Management (Code 1)
Lisa Haddad, MD, MS, MPH

4:15

Postpartum Contraception (Rx = .5 hr.) - WHNP-BC Normal Physiology and Management (Code 1) - Q&D (Rx = .25 hr.) - WHNP-BC Professional Practice (Code 5) - Faculty Panel
Carrie Cwiak, MD, MPH

5:15

Adjourn

Friday, October 28

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

7:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

8:00

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #1

#11 Vulvar Dermatology: You Make the Diagnosis! - WHNP-BC Pathophysiology Gynecology (Code 2A)
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC

#12 Focus on Hormonal Contraception: Managing the Side Effects (Rx = 1 hr.) - WHNP-BC Pharmacology (Code 4)
Robert Hatcher, MD, MPH
Tiffany Hailstorks, MD

#13 Heavy Menstrual Bleeding - WHNP-BC Pathophysiology Gynecology (Code 2A)
Carrie Cwiak, MD, MPH

#14 Adolescent Health: Case Discussions - WHNP-BC Normal Physiology and Management (Code 1)
Melissa Kottke, MD, MPH, MBA

9:00

Refreshment Break

9:15

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #2

#21 Contraceptive Management and Mental Health Disorders, Including Serious Mental Illness (Rx = .5 hr.) - WHNP-BC Pathophysiology Gynecology (Code 2A)
Kelli Hall, PhD, MS

#22 Update in Contraceptive Implants (Rx = 1 hr.) - WHNP-BC Pharmacology (Code 4)
Anita Nelson, MD

#23 High Hopes versus Harsh Realities: The Population Impact of Emergency Contraceptive Pills - WHNP-BC Normal Physiology and Management (Code 1)
James Trussell, PhD

#24 Vaginitis Cases (Rx = .5 hr.) - WHNP-BC Pathophysiology Gynecology (Code 2A)
Sharon Hillier, PhD

10:15

Session Change

10:30

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #3

#31 Effective Client Centered Contraception Counseling (Rx = .5 hr.) - WHNP-BC Normal Physiology and Management (Code 1)
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC

#32 Lessons in Global Family Planning - WHNP-BC Normal Physiology and Management (Code 1)
Mark Hathaway, MD, MPH
Eva Lathrop, MD, MPH
Tiffany Hailstorks, MD

#33 Practical Points for Managing PCOS - WHNP-BC Pathophysiology Gynecology (Code 2A)
Michael Policar, MD, MPH

#34 Catching Up on Your Reading: 10 Top Articles - WHNP-BC Professional Practice (Code 5)
Deborah Kowal, MA, PA

11:30

ROUNDTABLE LUNCHEON WITH THE FACULTY - (Attendance is optional and requires a reservation. Cost of the luncheon is $45 and CE credit will be awarded. Register early since space is limited to 100.) - WHNP-BC Professional Practice (Code 5)
Faculty

1:00 PM

Too New to Include: Late Breakers on Innovations in Reproductive Health (Rx =.25 hr.) - WHNP-BC Professional Practice (Code 5)
James Trussell, PhD
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC
Robert Hatcher, MD, MPH
Deborah Kowal, MA, PA
Anita Nelson, MD
Michael Policar, MD, MPH

2:00

Better Sex for Couples - WHNP-BC Normal Physiology and Management (Code 1)
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC

2:30

Refreshment Break

2:45

Depression and Contraception (Rx = .5 hr.) - WHNP-BC Pathophysiology Gynecology (Code 2A)
Kelli Hall, PhD, MS

3:15

What’s in the Pipeline? Contraceptive Options in Development (Rx = .5 hr.) - WHNP-BC Pharmacology (Code 4) - Q&D (Rx = .25 hr.) - WHNP-BC Professional Practice (Code 5) - Faculty Panel
Anita Nelson, MD

4:00

Adjourn

Conference Faculty

Erin Berry-Bibee MD, MPH
Research Assistant Professor
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Guest Researcher
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
Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center
Nurse Practitioner & Consultant
Planned Parenthood
Los Angeles, California

Penny Z. Castellano MD, FACOG, NCMP
Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Emory University School of Medicine
Chief Medical Officer for Clinical Operations
Chief Quality Officer
Atlanta, Georgia

Kaye Hames Coker MSW, LCSW
Private Practice
Decatur and Snellville, Georgia

Carrie Cwiak MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Director, Division of Family Planning
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Emory University School of Medicine
Medical Director, Family Planning Clinic
Grady Health System
Atlanta, Georgia

Mary Segars Dolan MD, MPH, NCMP, FACOG
Associate Professor, Emory University School of Medicine
Harvey Small Group Advisor and Director of Career Counseling
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Director of Midlife and Menopausal Medicine
Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital
Atlanta, Georgia

Faculty

Lisa Flowers MD, FACOG
Professor
Associate Chief of Gynecologic Services
Grady Memorial Hospital
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Director of the Colposcopy and Anoscopy Clinic
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia


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

Tiffany P. Hailstorks MD
Family Planning Fellow
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia

Kelli Stidham Hall PhD, MS
Assistant Professor
Department of Behavioral Sciences & Health Education
Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia



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

Mark J. Hathaway MD, MPH
Senior Technical Advisor for Family Planning
Jhpiego
An Affiliate of Johns Hopkins University
Washington, DC

Sharon L. Hillier PhD
Richard Sweet Professor of Reproductive Infectious Disease and Vice-Chair of Faculty Affair
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Director, Reproductive Infectious Disease Research
Magee-Womens Hospital
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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

Eva Lathrop MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Obstetrics and Gynecology and Global Health
Assistant Director, Fellowship in Family Planning
Emory University School of Medicine
Rollins School of Public Health
Atlanta, Georgia

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

Taniqua Alexander Miller MD, FACOG, NCMP
Assistant Professor of Gynecology & Obstetrics
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia

Anita L. Nelson MD
Professor Emeritus, Obstetrics and Gynecology,
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Clinical Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology,
University Southern California
Professor and Chair, Obstetrics and Gynecology,
Western University of Health Sciences
Pomona, California

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

Michael S. Policar MD, MPH
Clinical Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
San Francisco, California

Katharine Simmons MD, MPH
Guest Researcher
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina




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

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

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: 4 ANCC/4.8 CA BRN contact hours
Preconference C:  No credit
Preconference D: 3 ANCC/3.6 CA BRN contact hours
Main Conference: 12.5 ANCC/15 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 10.75 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. 
NCC Maintenance Codes will be assigned before the conference and posted at www.contemporaryforums.com.

Nurse-Midwives

Preconference A: 4 hours
Preconference B: 4 hours
Preconference C: No credit
Preconference D: 3 hours  
Main Conference: 12.5 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: .5 hours
Preconference B: 2.5 hours
Preconference C: No credit
Preconference D: No credit
Main Conference: 7.75 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: 4 credits
Preconference C: No credit
Preconference D: 3 credits
Main Conference: 12.5 credits
Conference Luncheon): 1 credit
Roundtable Luncheon: 1 credit

Contemporary Forums designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 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: 4 hours
Preconference C: No credit
Preconference D: 3 hours
Main Conference: 12.5 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).

Other Professionals

Preconference A: 4 hours
Preconference B: 4 hours
Preconference C: No credit
Preconference D: No credit
Main Conference: 12.5 hours
Conference Luncheon: 1 hour
Roundtable Luncheon: 1 hour

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

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 20 continuing education organizations to receive Joint Accreditation.

Outstanding conference. Knowledgeable speakers made the conference interesting the whole time. “Contraceptive Technology” was the only book I cared about in grad school, and I felt lucky to attend the conference. Anna Nguyen, APRN, NP-C • Atlanta, GA

Location

Host City: Atlanta

Enjoy Some Southern Hospitality!

Atlanta thrives in spirit, charm and hospitality and is full of recreational, sports and entertainment opportunities.  Wander through Centennial Olympic Park and appreciate the dramatic ring fountain, court of flags, and beautiful landscaping.  Next to Centennial Olympic Park, experience the Georgia Aquarium, the world’s largest, housing over 100,000 animals in fresh and salt water.  You can enjoy a first-hand look at news-in-the-making, as you witness what it takes to produce live news coverage daily at The CNN Center. Visit the World of Coca-Cola for an insider’s look at the history of this iconic product with its “secret formula.”  Coke “buffs” will find a variety of memorabilia to view and purchase.  And if retail therapy is your need, you’ll appreciate a visit to spectacular Lenox Square, Phipps Plaza, and Perimeter Mall, easy to reach on Atlanta’s convenient and efficient transit system, MARTA.

Located in the center of lively downtown Atlanta, the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel is minutes from exciting shopping, dining, entertainment and sports events.  Recently renovated, the Sheraton’s trendy, contemporary atmosphere, along with its first-class amenities, makes this the perfect conference venue.  Updated guest rooms, casual and elegant restaurants, Martini Bar, 24-hour deli, and a garden courtyard pool and work-out center all combine to provide an incomparable experience.

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

Hotel/Travel

Hotel Accommodations

  • The conference will be held at the Sheraton Atlanta, 165 Courtland Sreet NE, Atlanta, GA 30303. A limited block of rooms is being held for you and your guests at special group rates which will be in effect, based on room availability, from October 25 to October 28, 2016 for those wishing to extend their stay to enjoy area activities or qualify for discount airfares.
  • Rates: $169 single/double. Rates are per room and subject to prevailing state and local taxes.
  • To obtain the special group rates, make your reservation before September 26, 2016. 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 (866) 716-8134 and inform them that you are attending the Contemporary Forums' conference on Contraceptive Technology. Request a confirmation number and written confirmation of your reservation. Reservations must include a first night's deposit.
  • Contact the hotel regarding cancellation policy. For arrivals after 3 p.m., call the hotel on the day of travel to reconfirm reservations.
  • For additional hotel information, call the hotel at (404) 659-6500.  

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. 

 

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)

PRECONFERENCES

Preconference A: Fine-Tuning Your Office GYN Procedure Skills

All Attendess

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

$175.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After September 14, 2016)

$195.00

Preconference B: What's Next? Transitioning Through Midlife and Menopause

All Attendess

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

$175.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After September 14, 2016)

$195.00

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

All Attendess

Regular Registration Fee
(After September 14, 2016)

$0.00

Preconference D: IUD Placement Training

All Attendess

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

$175.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After September 14, 2016)

$195.00

MAIN CONFERENCE

Nurse, Case Manager, FNP/ANP, Other

Physician

Student/New Grad*

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

$465.00

$565.00

$395.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After September 14, 2016)

$505.00

$605.00

$395.00

 

* Residents and Students/New Grads (graduated 2011 or after): To qualify, submit facility verification of status with registration. No additional discounts apply. Students may not register for Preconference C or D.  

Postmarked or phone/fax/online registration and fees received on/before September 14, 2016.

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

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

Attendance Rules
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.

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 September 28, 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

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CONFERENCE INFORMATION FOR

CONTRACEPTIVE TECHNOLOGY
Atlanta, GA           October 26 - 28

Thank you for registering for the Contraceptive Technology conference, being held October 26 - 28, at the Sheraton Atlanta, 165 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303, (404) 659-6500.

PRECONFERENCE CHECK-IN
Wednesday, October 26

Preconference A - Registration - 7:00 a.m.
Preconference B - Registration - 12:45 p.m. 
Preconference C - Registration - 8:30 a.m.
Preconference D - Registration - 1:15 p.m.

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, October 27 from 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. 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.

ATTENDEE ACCOUNT ACCESS

As a registered attendee, access your account to the conference by clicking HERE and enter your First Name, Last Name, Email and Zip Code.  Please ensure that the information you enter matches your registration information.

Once on your account, you will access the following for viewing and downloading:

1. E-Conference Guide, which is available about 5 days prior to the conference. 

2. Speaker Slides and Handouts, which are available, provided that the speakers turn them in, 5 to 10 days prior to the conference.   

3. Session Evaluations, made available during the conference after the session has ended.  Evaluations must be completed within 30 days after the completion of the entire conference.

4. Certificate of Attendance, available upon completing all speaker and conference evaluations.  A copy in PDF format will be made for viewing and printing.   

 

 

SHERATON ATLANTA

The Sheraton Atlanta offers a special conference rate, available from October 25 - October 28, 2016 - or until the room block is filled. We recommend that you make your reservation early

To reserve your room online, CLICK HERE.

To reserve your room by phone, call the Sheraton Atlanta room reservations at (866) 716-8134 and inform them that you are attending the Contemporary Forums Contraceptive Technology conference.

After the release date of September 26, call the hotel directly at (404) 659-6500 to check for room availability.

PARKING

Self and valet parking with unlimited in-and-out privileges are offered in both covered and uncovered parking areas. Guests must use their hotel key cards for in-and-out privileges. Charge is from $22-$32 per day.

TAXI SERVICE

Taxis charge approximately $30 from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.  From the Peachtree-Dekalb Airport, taxis charge about $20.

FOLLOW Contraceptive Technology: #CTATLANTA16

Join the conversation and receive live conference updates. Use #CTATLANTA16 to connect with other participants, exhibitors and faculty. Tweet using #CTATLANTA16 to ask questions, post feedback and more. Be sure to follow Contemporary Forums at twitter.com/CForums.

CT Atlanta Mobile App:

  • The mobile app for CT Atlanta 2016 is ready to download to your iOS or Android mobile device!
  • The app can be downloaded from the Apple Store or Google Play markets. Simply search "Contemporary Forums”, download, and install – it is that easy!
  • If you have a previous version of the Contemporary Forums app from a prior meeting, tap the “settings” icon on your device, and select, “Back to All Events”. Then, select “Contraceptive Technology-Atlanta 2016” from the list. 
  • Make sure to enable "push notifications". Push notifications provide up-to-the-minute alerts of upcoming events, deadlines, and specific meeting information, both before and during the Contraceptive Technology conference.

 

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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 Technology 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


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.