Women's Health and OB/GYN Care Washington, DC • September 20 - 23, 2017
Doubletree by Hilton

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Contemporary Forums is returning to Washington, DC and is bringing its 32nd Women’s Health and OB/GYN Care conference.  This popular conference will offer a comprehensive program addressing multiple issues in women’s health care.  NPs, CNMs, RNs, MDs and PAs will have the opportunity to enhance their clinical knowledge and skills on the unique challenges that women face.   Expert and highly experienced faculty will share evidence-based concepts intended to optimize health care decisions for female patients.  Attendees will enjoy networking with colleagues, engaging in live discussions and learning current approaches to improve their primary care practice.

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Overview

Highlights & Benefits

Contemporary Forums is returning to Washington, DC and is bringing its 32nd Women’s Health and OB/GYN Care conference.  This popular conference will offer a comprehensive program addressing multiple issues in women’s health care.  NPs, CNMs, RNs, MDs and PAs will have the opportunity to enhance their clinical knowledge and skills on the unique challenges that women face.   Expert and highly experienced faculty will share evidence-based concepts intended to optimize health care decisions for female patients.  Attendees will enjoy networking with colleagues, engaging in live discussions and learning current approaches to improve their primary care practice.

Why This Is A Must-Attend CE Event:

  • A morning Preconference, Supporting Optimal Health for Women in Primary Care, conference will address Primary Care concerns and therapies that are often brought to Women’s Health practices, such as hypertension, lipid and metabolic issues.
  • An afternoon Preconference, Female Sexuality Workshop from a Patient-Centered Perspective, will offer patient-centered techniques for taking a comprehensive sexual history, approaches to assess sexual health for women and their partners and the most suitable therapeutic solutions for individuals and couples.
  • This conference will deliver a wide variety of topics that comprehensively improve the care from their reproductive years through menopause.
  • A choice of 15 Concurrent Sessions offering clinically applicable information on infection prevention, genetic abnormalities screening, abortion, uterine bleeding, pain management, and other areas relevant to the women’s primary setting.
  • The nation’s capital, Washington, DC, with majestic national landmarks, world-class museums, shops, restaurants and historic townhomes is the city to celebrate and explore.

Host City: WASHINGTON, D.C.

Discover Washington, DC with its unique blend of politics, diplomacy and history.  Tour the impressive Capitol Building and the original Supreme Court Chambers, where landmark decisions are made.  You won't want to miss the Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and Martin Luther King Memorial to get a glimpse into the lives of the great men who formed the basic concepts of our democracy.

Conference Objectives

  • Identify the approaches and management of women’s health concerns including issues in pregnancy, screening and ultrasound, contraception and menopause.
  • Define how the prevention and timely management of women’s health concerns can significantly improve their well-being.
  • Recognize the impact of maternal mortality and reproductive healthcare in special populations.
  • Determine how furthering legal knowledge can support and improve the primary care practice.

Who Should Attend?

  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Office and Clinic Nurses
  • Nurse-Midwives
  • Staff Nurses and Nurse Managers
  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • You!

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This was a great conference! Engaging speakers, relevant topics with evidence based material, and a beautiful location! Loved every minute of it! Heather Sullivan, ARNP Boynton Beach, FL

Conference Program

Wednesday, September 20

Preconference A: Supporting Optimal Health for Women in Primary Care

This Preconference presents challenges, conundrums and evidence-based Primary Care interventions for women.  The most concerning issues such as hypertension, weight control, lipid management and thyroid disease will be discussed.  Medical management strategies using multiple modalities to promote and maintain healthy female patients are analyzed to assess risk exposure to initiate and manage appropriate therapies. Case studies are used to apply the principles presented.

Objectives

This Preconference will enable you to:

  • Analyze and apply current guidelines for the use of statin medications for ASCVD risk reduction.
  • Analyze changes to practice in the management of hypertension as mandated by most current guidelines.
  • Discuss how to effectively implement lifestyle intervention and pharmacotherapy to promote safe weight loss and maintenance.
  • Address controversies surrounding diagnosing and treating overt and subclinical hyper- and hypothyroidism.

 

7:00 AM

Preconference A Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:00

A Contemporary Look at Hypertension Guidelines: Case Study (Rx = .5 hr.)
Sally Miller, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, AGACNP-BC, AGPCNP-BC, FAANP

NCC Codes
WHNP-BC - Pathophysiology Primary Care (Code 2C)

9:00

The Gut, The Brain and You: The New Frontier of Metabolic Medicine (Rx = .5 hr.)
Christine Kessler, MN, CNS, ANP, BC-ADM, CDTC, FAANP

NCC Codes
WHNP-BC - Pathophysiology Primary Care (Code 2C)

10:00

Refreshment Break

10:15

Lipid Management in 2017 (Rx = .5 hr.)
Sally Miller, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, AGACNP-BC, AGPCNP-BC, FAANP

NCC Codes
WHNP-BC - Pathophysiology Primary Care (Code 2C)

11:15

Untangling Thyroid Conundrums in Women’s Health (Rx = .5 hr.) - Q&D (Rx = .25 hr.) - Faculty Panel
Christine Kessler, MN, CNS, ANP, BC-ADM, CDTC, FAANP

NCC Codes
WHNP-BC - Pathophysiology Primary Care (Code 2C)

Preconference B: Female Sexuality Workshop from a Patient-Centered Perspective

Sexuality is integral to whom we are as human beings, and, as health care providers, you have unique opportunities to support your patients’ sexual health across their lifespan. In this interactive workshop, our experts in the field of sexuality will share efficient, patient-centered techniques for initiating and conducting an excellent sexual health assessment. They will also present solutions to issues related to orgasm, desire and other sexual challenges. Join our speakers and your colleagues to learn a variety of practical evidence-based strategies supporting sexual health.

Objectives

This Preconference will enable you to:

  • List four cornerstones to sexual health.
  • Discuss management options for partners with a desire mismatch.
  • Explain the health benefits of addressing sexual function.
  • Describe suitable methods to approach sexual health assessment for individuals and couples.

 

12:15 PM

Preconference B Registration

1:15

Female Sexual Anatomy
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC

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

2:15

Sexual Health Assessment: Practical Approaches to an Essential Conversation – Part I
Douglas Braun-Harvey, MA, MFT, CGP, CST

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

3:15

Refreshment Break

3:30

Sexuality from a Couples Perspective
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC

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

4:30

Sexual Health Assessment: Practical Approaches to an Essential Conversation – Part II - Q&D - Faculty Panel
Douglas Braun-Harvey, MA, MFT, CGP, CST

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

5:45

Adjourn

Preconference C: 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, sponsored by Merck, 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.

The training is open to advanced practice clinicians with furnishing numbers or prescribing privileges in their state and to physicians only. 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.  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.  Continuing education credits are not offered for this Preconference.

 

7:00 AM

Preconference C Registration

8:00

Clinical Training for NEXPLANON® (etonogestrel implant)

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

11:00

Adjourn

Thursday, September 21

MAIN CONFERENCE

7:00 AM

Main Conference Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:00

Client-Centered Contraception Counseling; Shared Decision Making in Action (Rx = .5 hr.)
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC

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

9:00

Treating Overweight and Obese Women in the GYN and Primary Care Setting (Rx = .5 hr.)
James Simon, MD, CCD, NCMP, IF, FACOG

NCC Codes
WHNP-BC - Pathophysiology Primary Care (Code 2C)

10:00

Refreshment Break/Exhibits

10:30

Where the Need is Greatest! Doctors Without Borders Cares for Women
Mark Hathaway, MD, MPH

NCC Codes
WHNP-BC - Professional Practice (Code 5)

11:30

Cytochrome P450 Drug Metabolism: Implications for Prescribing (Rx = 1 hr.) - Q&D (Rx = .25 hr.) - Faculty Panel
Sally Miller, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, AGACNP-BC, AGPCNP-BC, FAANP

NCC Codes
WHNP-BC - Pharmacology (Code 4)

12:45 PM

Lunch on Your Own

1:45

Getting to the Core of the Pelvic Floor (Rx = .5 hr.)
Amy Park, MD

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

2:45

Test Your Legal I.Q
Elizabeth Rudolph, JD, MSN, RN

NCC Codes
WHNP-BC - Professional Practice (Code 5)

3:45

Refreshment Break/Exhibits

4:00

Controversies in Women’s Health Screening: Top to Bottom - Q&D (Rx = .25 hr.) - Faculty Panel
Michael Policar, MD, MPH

NCC Codes
WHNP-BC - Professional Practice (Code 5)

5:15

Adjourn

Friday, September 22

During each Concurrent Session, 3 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 Disability, Obesity and Aging: Successful Strategies for Challenging Pelvic Exams (Rx = .25 hr.)
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC
Michael Policar, MD, MPH

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

#12 Update on Screening for Genetic Abnormalities
Rita Driggers, MD

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

#13 Medication Abortion: Update on Best Practices (Rx = 1 hr.)
Anne Cavett, MSN, MPH, FNP

NCC Codes
WHNP-BC - Pharmacology (Code 4)

9:00

Session Change

9:15

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #2

#21 Management of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding (Rx = .5 hr.)
Michael Policar, MD, MPH

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

#22 Zika Virus Update: Infection Prevention and Family Planning Counseling (Rx = .5 hr.)
Mark Hathaway, MD, MPH
Lisa Noguchi, PhD

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

#23 Be a Legal Nurse Consultant: What You Need To Know
Elizabeth Rudolph, JD, MSN, RN

NCC Codes
WHNP-BC - Professional Practice (Code 5)

10:15

Exhibits/Refreshment Break

10:45

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #3

#31 Hormonal and Non-Jormonal Menopause Management (Rx = .75 hr.)
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC

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

#32 Maternal Mortality in the USA and Across the Globe
Mark Hathaway, MD, MPH

NCC Codes
WHNP-BC WHNP-BC - Professional Practice (Code 5)

#33 Preterm Birth: Prevention and Consequences (Rx = .5 hr.)
Rita Driggers, MD

NCC Codes
WHNP-BC - Pathophysiology Obstetrics (Code 2B)

11:45

Lunch on Your Own

1:00 PM

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #4

#41 Pelvic Ultrasound for Pelvic Abnormalities
Matthew Reeves, MD, MPH, FACOG

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

#42 Pain Relief for Office GYN Procedures (Rx = .5 hr.)
Roxanne Jamshidi, MD, MPH

NCC Codes
WHNP-BC - Pharmacology (Code 4)

#43 Office Management of Breast Conditions (Rx = .25 hr.)
Michael Policar, MD, MPH

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

2:00

Refreshment Break

2:15

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #5

#51 Pelvic Ultrasound: Find the IUD (Rx = .25 hr.)
Matthew Reeves, MD, MPH, FACOG

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

#52 Pregnancy Termination for Fetal Anomalies (Rx = .25 hr.)
Roxanne Jamshidi, MD, MPH

NCC Codes
WHNP-BC - Pathophysiology Obstetrics (Code 2B)

#53 Transgender Healthcare: Do’s and Don’ts
Dane Menkin, CRNP

NCC Codes
WHNP-BC - Professional Practice (Code 5)

3:15

Adjourn

Saturday, September 23

7:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

8:00

Nutrition During Pregnancy: Good for Mother, Good for Baby (Rx = .25 hr.)
Jamille Nagtalon-Ramos, MSN, CRNP, WHNP-BC, IBCLC

NCC Codes
WHNP-BC - Pathophysiology Obstetrics (Code 2B)

8:45

Reproductive Health Care for Incarcerated Women (Rx = .5 hr.)
Carolyn Sufrin, MD, PhD

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

9:30

Diagnosis and Management of Early Pregnancy Loss (Rx = .25 hr.)
Roxanne Jamshidi, MD, MPH

NCC Codes
WHNP-BC - Pathophysiology Obstetrics (Code 2B)

10:15

Refreshment Break

10:30

Optimizing Postpartum Health and Patient-Centered Care for Breastfeeding Moms (Rx = .25 hr.)
Jamille Nagtalon-Ramos, MSN, CRNP, WHNP-BC, IBCLC

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

11:15

Innovations and Controversies in Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (Rx = .75 hr.) - Q&D (Rx = .25 hr.) - Faculty Panel
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC

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

12:15 PM

Adjourn

Featured Faculty

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

 

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

Conference Faculty

Douglas Braun-Harvey MA, MFT, CGP, CST
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
The Harvey Institute
San Diego, California

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

Anne Cavett MSN, MPH, FNP
Quality Assurance Clinician
National Abortion Federation (NAF)
Nurse Practitioner, Planned Parenthood Metropolitan Washington
Washington, DC

Rita Driggers MD
Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Medical Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine,
Johns Hopkins Medicine, Sibley Memorial Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland

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

Roxanne M. Jamshidi MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
George Washington University
Director of the Division of General Obstetrics & Gynecology
The GW Medical Faculty Associates
Baltimore, Maryland

Christine A. Kessler MN, CNS, ANP, BC-ADM, CDTC, FAANP
Founder, Nurse Practitioner
Metabolic Medicine Associates
King George, Virginia

Adriana LeBer MAOM
Program Manager
Contemporary Forums

Dane Menkin CRNP
Clinical Operations Manager
Mazzoni Center Family & Community Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sally K. Miller PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, AGACNP-BC, AGPCNP-BC, FAANP
Clinical Professor, Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions
Nurse Practitioner, Nevada Health Centres
Las Vegas, Nevada

Jamille Nagtalon-Ramos MSN, CRNP, WHNP-BC, IBCLC
Associate Director, Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Program
Advanced Senior Lecturer
Faculty Advisor, Asian Pacific American Nursing Student Association
Board Member, Pan-Asian American Community House
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Lisa Noguchi PhD
Research Associate, Department of Epidemiology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Senior Technical Advisor (Maternal Health), Zika Response Team Lead
Maternal and Child Survival Program
Washington, DC

Amy J. Park MD
Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Washington, DC

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

Matthew F. Reeves MD, MPH, FACOG
Medical Director, National Abortion Federation
Adjunct Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Washington, DC

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

James A. Simon MD, CCD, NCMP, IF, FACOG
Clinical Professor
George Washington University
Women's Health & Research Consultants
Washington, DC

Carolyn Sufrin MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Department of Health, Behavior & Society
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Baltimore, Maryland

Accreditation

In support of improving patient care, Contemporary Forums is jointly 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: 4.25 ANCC/5.1 CA BRN contact hours
Preconference B: 4.25 ANCC/5.1 CA BRN contact hours
Main Conference: 16.5 ANCC/19.8 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
This course provides a maximum of 10.50 pharmacotherapeutic hours toward the required 25 hours needed for ANCC recertification.
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: 4.25 hours
Preconference B: 4.25 hours
Main Conference: 16.5 hours
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: 2.25 hours
Preconference B: No credit
Main Conference: 8.25 hours available
Rx indicates pharmacology content. Because states’ requirements vary, contact your Board of Nursing and certifying agency for the specifics of individual Rx requirements.

Physicians

Preconference A: 4.25 credits
Preconference B: 4.25 credits
Main Conference: 16.5 credits
Contemporary Forums designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 25 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: 4.25 hours
Preconference B: 4.25 hours
Main Conference: 16.5 hours
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.

Other Professionals

Preconference A: 4.25 hours
Preconference B: 4.25 hours
Main Conference: 16.5 hours
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 42 continuing education organizations to receive Joint Accreditation.

Location

Host City: WASHINGTON, D.C.

Discover Washington, DC with its unique blend of politics, diplomacy and history.  Tour the impressive Capitol Building and the original Supreme Court Chambers, where landmark decisions are made.  You won't want to miss the Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and Martin Luther King Memorial to get a glimpse into the lives of the great men who formed the basic concepts of our democracy.  The Vietnam, Korean War and FDR Memorials are vivid reminders of key moments in our nation’s history. The internationally famous Smithsonian Institution is constantly expanding its collection, including the unique Museum of Natural History and the impressive Air and Space Museum.  At the National Archives, displays of our nation's most significant political documents (the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights) are found.  Dazzling performances at the Kennedy Center, street festivals and sidewalk cafes in Adams-Morgan, elegant shops, restaurants and historic townhomes in Georgetown make Washington a city to celebrate and explore.

For evening entertainment, Washington's internationally acclaimed restaurants truly reflect the diversity of the city.  From fresh seafood to rich Italian, organic or your favorite ethnic dish, “DC” has it all!  Sip a beverage at Old Ebbitt Grill, the oldest bar in town, or explore the trendy clubs and cafes along Connecticut Avenue.  For a unique dining experience, visit Zola, in the International Spy Museum, a modern American restaurant with a sleek atmosphere and an undertone of espionage!

Enjoy stunning US capitol views from the newly renovated DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC-Crystal City. With modern furnishings, carpet, bathrooms and upgraded WiFi in all of our guest rooms and suites, you are sure to enjoy your stay. Located in vibrant Crystal City, the hotel in Arlington, VA, provides easy access to restaurants, shops, the metro, Reagan National Airport, and Washington DC.  Attractions and activities are in close proximity to this hotel, such as the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City Mall for upscale shopping, or the Arlington National Cemetery, one mile or less from the hotel.  Sample several of more than 75 top restaurants within a five-block radius.  The hotel offers 34,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space, featuring DC monument views, balconies and space for up to 1,000 guests. Their reimagined meeting and event space on the 14th floor, Windows Over Washington Collection, offers unparalleled views of the DC skyline for meetings, events and weddings.

Hotel/Travel

Hotel Accommodations

  • The conference will be held at DoubleTree by Hilton Washington DC – Crystal City, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202.  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 September18 to September 23, 2017. The discounted room rate may be available before and after the conference for those wishing to extend their stay.
  • Rates are $159 single/double. Rates are subject to prevailing state and local taxes.
  • To reserve your room online, click HERE.
  • Contact the hotel regardingcancellation policy.  For arrivals after 3 p.m., contact the resort on the day of travel  to reconfirm reservations.
  • To obtain special group rates, make your reservation before August 19. 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 (800) 445-8667 and inform them that you are attending the Contemporary Forums' conference on Women's Health and OB/GYN Care. Request a confirmation number and written confirmation of your reservation.
  • For additional information, call DoubleTree by Hilton Washington DC - Crystal City  at (703) 416-4100

 

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 ZXAY744468. Ticketing and payment can be done directly by you or through your travel agent. To ensure the best flights and times, since seats are limited, make your reservations early. Fares are guaranteed at the time of the ticket purchase.

 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#03000264. 

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: Supporting Optimal Health for Women in Primary Care

All Attendess

Early Registration Fee
(On or before August 9, 2017)

$170.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After August 9, 2017)

$190.00

Preconference B: Female Sexuality Workshop from a Patient-Centered Perspective

All Attendess

Early Registration Fee
(On or before August 9, 2017)

$170.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After August 9, 2017)

$190.00

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

All Attendess

Regular Registration Fee
(After August 9, 2017)

$0.00

MAIN CONFERENCE

Nurse, Certified Nurse Midwife, Nurse Practitioner, Other

Physician

New Graduate*

Early Registration Fee
(On or before August 9, 2017)

$565.00

$665.00

$395.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After August 9, 2017)

$595.00

$795.00

$395.00

ONLINE LEARNING

All Attendees

Regular Registration Fee

$340.00

 

Postmarked or phone/fax/online registration and fees received on/before August 9, 2017.
^ Residents: To qualify, submit facility verification of status with registration.
* New Grads (graduated 2014 or after): To qualify, submit proof of graduation date with registration.

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.

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 August 20, 2017. 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

All Attendees

Regular Registration Fee

$340.00

PRE-ORDER ACCESS TO THE RECORDED CONFERENCE!

COST IS $340 AND INCLUDES:

Place your order today selecting the Online Learning option. Register by September 19 to receive the pre-order discount.

Online access instructions will be emailed approximately 2-3 weeks after end of conference.

NEW!  Spanish Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals!

Contemporary Forums has developed an interactive, self-paced online course to help teach the novice or native speaker Spanish medical terminology. You earn a Certificate of Completion and Continuing Education credit when all modules are completed. Even if you are fluent in Spanish, you would learn the appropriate vocabulary for human anatomy and medical terminology.

Visit www.contemporaryforumsonline.com for more information or call (925)361-4822.

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 and pricing information call (925) 361-4822.

Attendee Information

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CONFERENCE INFORMATION FOR

WOMEN'S HEALTH AND OB/GYN CARE
Washington, DC           September 20 - 23

Thank you for registering for the Women's Health and OB/GYN Care conference, being held September 20 - 23, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Washington DC – Crystal City, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202, (713) 416 - 4100..

PRECONFERENCE CHECK-IN

Preconference A & C, Wednesday, September 20 at 7:00am.

Preconference B, Wednesday, September 20 at 12:15pm.

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, September 21 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.

RECORDINGS

Audio recording, video recording and livestreaming of speakers, sessions and/or attendees is strictly prohibited.  Medical information presented at this conference is intended for educational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice.

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 available for viewing and printing.   
 

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON WASHINGTON DC - CRYSTAL CITY

Offers a special conference rate available from September 18 to 23, 2017 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 LINQ Hotel & Casino room reservations at (866) 523-2781 and inform them that you are attending the Contemporary Forums Advanced Critical Care & Emergency Nursing Conference.  

After the release date of August 19, call the hotel directly at (703) 416-4100 to check for room availability.

PARKING

Self Parking: $30 (1hr=$15, 2hrs=$21)
Valet: $34 (Valet $21 - 0-2hrs)

 

COMPLIMENTARY SHUTTLE

The DoubleTree by Hilton Washington DC - Crystal City offers complimentary shuttle service to and from Reagan National Airport (DCA) from 5:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. daily. Space is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Curbside pick-up is at Doors 5 and 9 on the baggage claim lower level.

Follow: Women's Health & OB/GYN Care

Join the conversation and receive live conference updates. Use #WHOBGYN17 to connect with participants, exhibitors and faculty. Tweet using #WHOBGYN17 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 WOMEN'S HEALTH AND OB/GYN CARE 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

Exhibitors

Exhibit with Contemporary Forums and Reach your Target Audience at the Women's Health and OB/GYN Care 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 specialists 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.

Exhibitor Prospectus

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.