Contraceptive Technology

Washington DC • April 4-7, 2018

Join us and the Authors of Contraceptive Technology for a can’t miss event! The 2018 “CT” conference will exceed your expectations. Our faculty, your colleagues and the Authors will provide answers and problem-solving guidance to assist you in working through challenging clinical situations and towards improved outcomes for your patients.

Tuition

Preconference A: IUD Placement Fundamentals: A Practicum
All Attendees
Early Registration Fee
(On or before February 7, 2018)
$195.00
Regular Registration Fee
(After February 7, 2018)
$215.00
Preconference B: Sexually Transmitted Infections: What Clinicians Need to Know
All Attendees
Early Registration Fee
(On or before February 7, 2018)
$175.00
Regular Registration Fee
(After February 7, 2018)
$195.00
Preconference C: From Menarch to Menopause: The Fundamentals of Contraception
All Attendees
Early Registration Fee
(On or before February 7, 2018)
$175.00
Regular Registration Fee
(After February 7, 2018)
$195.00
Preconference D: Taking Your IUD Skills to the Next Level
All Attendees
Early Registration Fee
(On or before February 7, 2018)
$175.00
Regular Registration Fee
(After February 7, 2018)
$195.00
Preconference E: Managing Contraceptive Side Effects: From Abdominal Pain to Zits
All Attendees
Early Registration Fee
(On or before February 7, 2018)
$175.00
Regular Registration Fee
(After February 7, 2018)
$195.00
Preconference F: Clinical Training for NEXPLANON® (etonogestrel implant)
All Attendees
Regular Registration Fee
(After February 7, 2018)
$0.00
Nurse, Case Manager, Certified Health Educator, Other Physician New Graduate
Early Reg. Fee
(On or before February 7, 2018)
$545.00 $645.00 $430.00
Regular Reg. Fee
(After February 7, 2018)
$645.00 $745.00 $430.00
Regular Registration
Preconference B, E & Main Conference $395.00
Regular Registration
Preconferences & Main Conference $295.00

Conference Details

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Highlights & Benefits

Come Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Contraceptive Technology Conferences!

What makes the 2018 conferences special and exciting?

  • The Ward Cates Scholarship will provide FREE Main Conference Tuition, travel, hotel and per diem for one lucky attendee in Washington, DC!
  • The Ward Cates Scholarship will also provide FREE Main Conference Tuition, travel, hotel and per diem for one deserving student!
  • Meet and chat with our stellar faculty at a complementary Wine and Cheese reception!
  • Six vibrant Preconferences include Nexplanon and IUD training sessions. Hone your IUD insertion skills with all 5 types of IUDs available in the U.S., and enhance your management of IUD complications.
  • NCC has coded all conference sessions to help NCC Certified RNs and NPs choose sessions that will complete their educational plans.
  • New Clinicians are welcome. If you graduated in 2015 or after, you are eligible to receive a significant discount on the Main Conference Tuition.
  • Issues you deal with every day in your practice are addressed in a variety of teaching styles, including didactic sessions, faculty panels, concurrent sessions, interactive case study discussions and hands-on training.
  • The authors of CT and other nationally known expert faculty invite you take part in an optional Roundtable Lunch on challenging clinical issues, and “up close and personal” discussions.

Conference Objectives

  • Discuss current research as well as recent and future developments in contraceptive technology.
  • Fine-tune your contraceptive management skills, including contraception for women with chronic medical conditions and perimenopausal contraception.
  • Develop strategies for providing care to LGBTQ patients, including screening and hormonal management.
  • Examine screening and clinical management of common and complex challenges in women's health and primary care, including STDs, vaginitis, abnormal vaginal bleeding, chronic pelvic pain, abnormal pap management, migraine headaches, PCOS and others.
  • Keep abreast of health policy issues in a constantly changing healthcare environment.
  • Update the Postpartum and Well-Woman visits, incorporating new guidelines.

 Who Should Attend?

  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurse-Midwives
  • Registered Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Pharmacists
  • Health Educators
  • Public Health Professionals
  • Case Managers
  • … and other health professionals interested in contraceptive management and women’s healthcare.

Preconference A - IUD Placement Fundamentals: A Practicum

(Space is limited to 60 participants. Register early. This session will sell out!)
This session is a hands-on practicum designed for clinicians who want comprehensive instruction in IUD placement. Learners will acquire the skills required to safely and correctly place each of the IUD products that are available in the United States. The session includes detailed instruction in use of a tenaculum and uterine sound, followed by step-by-step guidelines and practice for the placement of each device.

This Preconference will enable you to:

  • Identify reasons for use of a tenaculum during IUD placement.
  • Describe correct use of uterine sound during IUD placement.
  • Demonstrate correct hand skills necessary for placement of the copper IUD and each of the three levonorgestrel IUDs.
  • Explain the differences in four IUD products available in the U.S.
  • Summarize the U.S. MEC category 3 and 4 recommendations regarding levonorgestrel and copper IUDs.

7:00 AM

Preconference A Registration/Continental Breakfast

 

8:00-12:15

IUD Placement Training (Rx = 4 hrs.)
WHNP-BC - Normal Physiology and Management (Code 1)

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

 

Preconference B - Sexually Transmitted Infections: What Clinicians Need to Know

Presented in affiliation with the California, Alabama-North Carolina and New England STD/HIV Prevention Training Centers, this Preconference will address screening and treatment regimens, as well as counseling dilemmas, for a variety of sexually transmitted infections, including syphilis. 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 challenging cases from your practice. Past attendees have found this to be a comprehensive and valuable clinical update on STIs.

This Preconference will enable you to:

  • Describe the latest STD trends and epidemiology in the U.S. and relevant updated management recommendations.
  • Incorporate appropriate counseling and management strategies for vaginitis.
  • Review the epidemiology of syphilis in women and congenital syphilis, screening recommendations, common manifestations, and treatment.

7:00 AM

Preconference B Registration/Continental Breakfast

 

8:00

STIs in 2018: What Do Clinicians Need to Know? (Rx = .5 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-843-L01-P (.5 contact hr.)
WHNP-BC - Pathophysiology Gynecology (Code 2A)

Gail Bolan, MD

 
8:30

Update on Vaginitis: Taking Charge of Discharge (Rx = .75 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-844-L01-P (.75 contact hr.)
WHNP-BC - Pathophysiology Gynecology (Code 2A)

Alison Marshall, RN, MSN, FNP-C

 
9:15

Genital Herpes: Managing the Sore and More (Rx = .25 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-845-L01-P (.75 contact hr.)
WHNP-BC - Pathophysiology Gynecology (Code 2A)

Nicholas J. Van Wagoner, MD

 
10:00

Refreshment Break

 
10:15

The Return of Syphilis: Update on Syphilis Screening and Treatment in Women (Rx = .5 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-846-L01-P (.75 contact hr.)
WHNP-BC - Pathophysiology Gynecology (Code 2A)

Susan Tuddenham, MD, MPH

 

11:00

STI Clinical Pearls: Challenging Cases (Rx = .75 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-847-L01-P (1.25 contact hrs.)
WHNP-BC - Pathophysiology Gynecology (Code 2A)

Faculty Panel:

Gail Bolan, MD
Alison Marshall, RN, MSN, FNP-C
Nicholas J. Van Wagoner, MD
Susan Tuddenham, MD, MPH

 

11:45

Questions and Discussion (Rx = .25 hr.)

Faculty Panel

 
12:15pm

Adjourn

 

Preconference C - From Menarch to Menopause: The Fundamentals of Contraception

This course will provide clinicians with practical guidance as well as evidence-based information about the use of contraception, not only for pregnancy prevention but also for its non-contraceptive benefits, in women in 3 distinct stages of life.

This Preconference will enable you to:

  • Review any special considerations with teens and young women and the use of contraception.
  • Identify methods of contraception that aid in the management of the perimenopause.
  • Discuss bone health, cancer prevention, and weight changes with the use of hormonal contraception at different time points in life.

7:00 AM

Preconference C Registration/Continental Breakfast

 

8:00

Contraceptive Guidelines for Adolescents (Rx = .75 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-848-L01-P (.75 contact hr.)
WHNP-BC - Pharmacology (Code 4)

Carrie Cwiak, MD, MPH, MS

 
8:45

Using Contraception for Menstrual Disorders Throughout the Reproductive Life Cycle (Rx = 1 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-849-L01-P (1 contact hr.)
WHNP-BC - Pharmacology (Code 4)

Anita L. Nelson, MD

 
9:45

Refreshment Break

 
10:00

Cancer and Contraception: Prevention and Risk (Rx = .75 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-850-L01-P (.75 contact hr.)
WHNP-BC - Pharmacology (Code 4)

 

 
10:45

Contraception for the Perimenopausal Woman (Rx = .5 hr.)
ACPE#0263-000-18-851-L01-P (.5 contact hr.)
WHNP-BC - Pharmacology (Code 4)

Anita L. Nelson, MD

 

11:15

Challenging Contraceptive Cases: From Menarche to Menopause (Rx = 1 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-852-L01-P (1 contact hr.)
WHNP-BC - Pharmacology (Code 4)

Faculty Panel
Moderator:
Robert A. Hatcher, MD, MPH

 

12:15 p.m

Adjourn

 

Preconference D - Taking Your IUD Skills to the Next Level

This session provides advanced, evidence based guidance for the clinical management of IUD patients. This is designed as a stand-alone session for experienced clinicians already performing IUD placements or as "part 2" for participants in the morning practicum session. Discussion begins with patient-centered IUD counseling tips and nuances of informed consent. Following this, successful strategies for dealing with difficult IUD placements will be presented. These include placements in obese patients, patients with fibroids, and traversing the challenging internal os. Pain prevention and management during outpatient procedures, responding to IUD complaints and side effects, and prevention and management of IUD complications will be discussed in detail. An interactive discussion regarding efficient practices for same-day IUD placement, as well as case studies in coding and reimbursement, will close the session.

This Preconference will enable you to:

  • Implement improved hand skills during use of a uterine sound in such a way as to minimize perforation risk.
  • Describe a checklist for strategies for removal of an IUD with no visible strings.
  • List 4 possible complications of IUD placement and demonstrate patient-centered language when describing these.
  • Demonstrate prevention of vasovagal syncope.

12:45 p.m

Preconference D Registration

 

1:15

Patient Centered Counseling and Informed Consent (Rx = .5 hr.)
WHNP-BC - Normal Physiology and Management (Code 1)

Patty Cason, MS, FNP-BC

 
2:00

Difficult Placements (Rx = .75 hr.)
WHNP-BC - Normal Physiology and Management (Code 1)

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

 
2:45

Pain Prevention and Management (Rx = .5 hr.)
WHNP-BC - Pharmacology (Code 4)

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

 
3:15

Responding to IUD Complaints and Side Effects (Rx = .25 hr.)
WHNP-BC - Normal Physiology and Management (Code 1)

Patty Cason, MS, FNP-BC

 
3:30

Refreshment Break

 

3:45

IUD Complications: Prevention and Management (Rx = 1 hr.)
WHNP-BC - Normal Physiology and Management (Code 1)

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

 

4:45

Efficient Practice for Same-Day Placement of IUDs (Rx = .25 hr.)
WHNP-BC - Normal Physiology and Management (Code 1)

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

 

5:00

Coding and Reimbursement
WHNP-BC – Professional Practice (Code 5)

Michael S. Policar, MD, MPH

 

5:15

Questions and Discussion (Rx = .25 hr.)

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

 

5:30

Adjourn

 

Preconference E - Managing Contraceptive Side Effects: From Abdominal Pain to Zit

Anita L. Nelson, MD

Since the introduction of the original, very high dose birth control pills, clinical trials (and product labeling) have reported adverse events that occurred to women while they were using the hormonal contraceptive being studied. Over time, women have come to expect that a wide range of problems may plague them when they use those hormonal methods. These expectations have made women reluctant to use these contraceptives and if they do try them, to discontinue their use. In this series of talks we will first explore the available evidence to determine which of all these completes women present with are attributable to the hormones. Then, method by method, in a case-based approach, we will explore how to minimize and/or treat the complaints women do have.

This Preconference will enable you to:

  • List risks and side effects attributable to the estrogens and progestins used in hormonal contraception based on evidence.
  • Describe how to counsel women about other side effects commonly attributed to hormonal contraception.
  • Explain the basis for unscheduled bleeding and other abnormal bleeding patterns seen with various hormonal contraceptives and describe therapies that can be used to treat those bleeding complaints.
  • Outline approaches to use to treat women who complain of other hormonally-related side effects.

12:45 p.m

Preconference E Registration

 

1:15

Contraceptive Hormonal Risks and Side Effects: What are the Facts?
(Rx = .75 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-853-L01-P (.75 contact hr.)
WHNP-BC - Pharmacology (Code 4)

 
2:00

What Can We Do About Abnormal Bleeding Patterns with CHCs and Progestin-Only Methods? (Case-Based) (Rx = 1 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-854-L01-P (1 contact hr.)
WHNP-BC - Pharmacology (Code 4)

 
3:00

Rapid Review of the Generations of Progestin, Their Properties, Their Promises and Their Problems (Rx = .5 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-855-L01-P (.5 contact hr.)
WHNP-BC - Pharmacology (Code 4)

 
3:30

Refreshment Break

 
3:45

How Do You Choose What Pill to Start Her on and What Pill to Change Her to? (Case-Based) (Rx = 1 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-856-L01-P (1 contact hr.)
WHNP-BC - Pharmacology (Code 4)

 

4:45

What About the Side Effects With Other Hormonal Methods? (Case-Based) (Rx = .5 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-857-L01-P (.75 contact hr.)
WHNP-BC - Pharmacology (Code 4)

 

5:15

Questions and Discussion (Rx = .25 hr.)

 

5:30

Adjourn

 

Preconference F - 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.

12:45 p.m

Preconference F Registration

 

1:15

Clinical Training for NEXPLANON® (etonogestrel implant)

 
4:15

Adjourn

 

7:00 AM

Main Conference Registration/Exhibits/Continental Breakfast

 

8:00

Program Overview and Objectives

Robert A. Hatcher, MD, MPH
Deborah Kowal, MA, PA

 
8:15

Dr. Felicia H. Stewart Memorial Keynote: 52 Years of Family Planning Cases (Rx = .25 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-858-L01-P (.5 contact hr.)
WHNP-BC - Professional Practice (Code 5)

Robert A. Hatcher, MD, MPH

 
8:45

New Contraceptive Effectiveness Rates (Rx = .25 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-859-L01-P (.5 contact hr.)
WHNP-BC - Normal Physiology and Management (Code 1)

James Trussell, PhD

 
9:15

Hot Topics in STDs (Rx = .25 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-860-L01-P (.75 contact hr.)
WHNP-BC - Pathophysiology Gynecology (Code 2A)

Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA

 
10:00

Refreshment Break/Exhibits

 

10:30

Reproductive Health Policy in 2018: What’s Changed, What Hasn’t?
WHNP-BC - Professional Practice (Code 5)

Michael S. Policar, MD, MPH

 

11:00

Clinical Tools to Facilitate Contraceptive Satisfaction and Continuation (Rx = .5 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-861-L01-P (.5 contact hr.)
WHNP-BC - Normal Physiology and Management (Code 1)

Lisa Stern, MSN, MA, RN

 
11:30pm

Designing Contraceptive Clinics that Work for Teens
WHNP-BC - Professional Practice (Code 5)

Aletha Y. Akers, MD, MPH, FACOG

 
12:00 p.m

Questions and Discussion (Rx = .25 hr.)

Faculty Panel

 
12:30

Lunch on Your Own

 
1:30

Clinical Pearls from Challenging Cases (Rx = 1 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-862-L01-P (1.5 contact hrs.)
WHNP-BC - Normal Physiology and Management (Code 1)

Moderator: Anita L. Nelson, MD
Panel:
Aletha Y. Akers, MD, MPH, FACOG
Patty Cason, MS, FNP-BC
Carrie Cwiak, MD, MPH, MS
Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA
Michael S. Policar, MD, MPH
Lisa Stern, MSN, MA, RN

 
3:00

Refreshment Break/Exhibits

 
3:30

PCOS: An Evolving Concept (Rx = .25 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-863-L01-P (.5 contact hr.)
WHNP-BC - Pathophysiology Gynecology (Code 2A)

Anita L. Nelson, MD

 
4:00

Sexual Desire Definitions, Treatments, Controversies (Rx = .25 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-864-L01-P (1 contact hr.)
WHNP-BC - Normal Physiology and Management (Code 1)

Patty Cason, MS, FNP-BC

 
4:45

Questions and Discussion (Rx = .25 hr.)

Faculty Panel

 
5:00

Adjourn

 
5:15 - 6:15

30th ANNIVERSARY WINE & CHEESE RECEPTION

 

7:00 AM

Exhibits/Continental Breakfast

8:00

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #1

#11♦ Focus on Hormonal Contraception: Challenging Cases (Rx = 1 hr.) ACPE #0263-000-18-865-L01-P (1 contact hr.)
WHNP-BC - Normal Physiology and Management (Code 1)

Robert A. Hatcher, MD, MPH

#12 Not Again! Case Studies in Recurrent Vaginitis (Rx = .5 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-866-L01-P (1 contact hr.)
WHNP-BC - Pathophysiology Gynecology (Code 2A)

Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA

#13 Understanding and Explaining Risk with Special Emphasis on VTE (Rx = .5 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-867-L01-P (1 contact hr.)
WHNP-BC - Pathophysiology Obstetrics (Code 2B)

James Trussell, PhD

#14 Managing Early Pregnancy Loss (Rx = .25 hr.)
WHNP-BC - Pathophysiology Obstetrics (Code 2B)

Carrie Cwiak, MD, MPH, MS

#15 Dealing with Diabetes and Reproductive Health (Rx = 1 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-868-L01-P (1 contact hr.)
WHNP-BC - Pathophysiology Primary Care (Code 2C)

Eleanor Bimla Schwarz, MD, MS

9:00

Session Change

9:15

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #2

#21♦ Updating the Postpartum Visit: Incorporating New Recommendations and Guidelines (Rx =. 5 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-869-L01-P (1 contact hr.)
WHNP-BC - Normal Physiology and Management (Code 1)

Anita L. Nelson, MD

#22 Nobody Home? How to Manage a Pregnancy of Unknown Location
WHNP-BC - Pathophysiology Obstetrics (Code 2B)

Alison Edelman, MD, MPH

#23 Contraceptive Cases: Complications, Side Effects and Benefits in Teens (Rx = 1 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-870-L01-P (1 contact hr.)
WHNP-BC - Normal Physiology and Management (Code 1)

Aletha Y. Akers, MD, MPH, FACOG

#24 I’ve Got HPV! Update and Counseling Strategies (Rx = .5 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-871-L01-P (1 contact hr.)
WHNP-BC - Pathophysiology Gynecology (Code 2A)

Patty Cason, MS, FNP-BC

#25 It Takes Two to Tango: Partner Management Strategies for STIs (Rx = .25 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-872-L01-P (1 contact hr.)
WHNP-BC - Pathophysiology Gynecology (Code 2A)

Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA

10:15

Refreshment Break/Exhibits

10:45

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #3

#31♦  What’s New in the 2017 NAMS Menopause Treatment Guidelines (Rx = .75 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-873-L01-P (1 contact hr.)
WHNP-BC - Normal Physiology and Management (Code 1)

Michael S. Policar, MD, MPH

#32 Breastfeeding and Birth Control: Short and Long-Term Effects on Women’s Health (Rx = 1 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-874-L01-P (1 contact hr.)
WHNP-BC - Normal Physiology and Management (Code 1)

Eleanor Bimla Shwarz, MD, MS

#33 The Where, When, and Why of Emergency Contraception
(Rx = 1 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-875-L01-P (1 contact hr.)
WHNP-BC – Pharmacology (Code 4)

Abigail R. A. Aiken, MD, MPH, PhD

#34 What’s Going on Down There? STD Case Studies (Rx = .75 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-876-L01-P (1 contact hr.)
WHNP-BC - Pathophysiology Gynecology (Code 2A)

Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA

#35 Improving Sexual Health Services for Transgender Patients: Hormonal Management and Other Issues (Rx = .25 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-877-L01-P (1 contact hr.)
WHNP-BC - Professional Practice (Code 5)

Carrie Cwiak, MD, MPH, MS

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.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-878-L01 (1 contact hr.)

1:15 PM

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #4

#41♦  Ouch! Pelvic Pain in Adolescents (Rx = .25 hr.)
WHNP-BC - Pathophysiology Gynecology (Code 2A)

Aletha Y. Akers, MD, MPH, FACOG

#42 The Technology of Contraception, Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow (Rx = 1 hr.) ACPE #0263-000-18-879-L01-P (1 contact hr.)
WHNP-BC - Pharmacology (Code 4)

Lisa Stern, MSN, MA, RN

#43 Office Management of Bartholin Duct and Vulvar Abscesses
(Rx = .25 hr.)
WHNP-BC - Pathophysiology Gynecology (Code 2A)

Michael S. Policar, MD, MPH

#44 How to Manage Medications that Interact with Contraception
(Rx = 1 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-880-L01-P (1 contact hr.)
WHNP-BC - Pharmacology (Code 4)

Alison Edelman, MD, MPH

#45 Patient-Centered Contraception Counseling: Beyond LARC
(Rx = 1 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-881-L01-P (1 contact hr.)
WHNP-BC - Pharmacology (Code 4)

Patty Cason, MS, FNP-BC

2:15

Refreshment Break/Exhibits

2:45 PM

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #5

#51♦ There's an App for that: Integrating Mobile Technology Into Your Women's Health Practice
WHNP-BC - Professional Practice (Code 5)

Lisa Stern, MSN, MA, RN

#52 The First Time: The Initial Reproductive Health Visit for Adolescents (Rx = .5 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-882-L01-P (1 contact hr.)
WHNP-BC - Normal Physiology and Management (Code 1)

Aletha Y. Akers, MD, MPH, FACOG

#53 What’s New with the Pill? (Rx = 1 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-883-L01-P (1 contact hr.)
WHNP-BC - Pharmacology (Code 4)

Carrie Cwiak, MD, MPH, MS

#54 GYN Cancer Screening Guidelines: 2018 Update
WHNP-BC - Professional Practice (Code 5)

Anita L. Nelson, MD

#55 The Well-Woman Visit: A Focus on Three Controversies
WHNP-BC - Normal Physiology and Management (Code 1)

Michael S. Policar, MD, MPH

3:45

Adjourn

7:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

 

8:00

Too New to Include: Late Breakers on Innovation in Reproductive Health (Rx = .5 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-884-L01-P (1 contact hr.)
WHNP-BC - Professional Practice (Code 5)

Moderator: James Trussell, PhD
Panel:
Robert A. Hatcher, MD, MPH
Anita L. Nelson, MD
Michael S. Policar, MD, MPH
Patty Cason, MS, FNP-BC
Alison Edelman, MD, MPH
Debbie Kowal, MA, PA

 
9:00

The Emperor Has No Clothes: Unintended Pregnancy and Adverse Health Impacts (Rx = .25 hr.)
WHNP-BC - Pathophysiology Gynecology (Code 2A)

Abigail R. A. Aiken, MD, MPH, PhD

 
9:45

Not Just Birth Control! Hormonal treatments for Acne, Bleeding, Cancer and More (Rx = .5 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-885-L01-P (.5 contact hr.)
WHNP-BC - Normal Physiology and Management (Code 1)

Eleanor Bimla Schwarz, MD, MS

 
10:15

Refreshment Break

 
10:30

Who Needs Estrogen? An Update on Progestin-Only Contraception (Rx = .75 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-886-L01-P (.75 contact hr.)
WHNP-BC - Pharmacology (Code 4)

Patty Cason, MS, FNP-BC

 

11:15

Pregnancy Prevention and Family Building for Transgender and Gender Expansive Persons (Rx = .25 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-887-L01-P (.5 contact hr.)
WHNP-BC - Normal Physiology and Management (Code 1)

Carrie Cwiak, MD, MPH, MS

 

11:45

Plan C: Ensuring That Your Plan B Works (Rx = .75 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-888-L01-P (.75 contact hr.)
WHNP-BC - Pathophysiology Gynecology (Code 2A)

Alison Edelman, MD, MPH

 
12:00pm

Questions and Discussion (Rx = .25 hr.)

Faculty Panel

 
12:30

Adjourn

 

In observation of the 30th anniversary of the Contraceptive Technology conferences, we have created two scholarships in memory of our remarkable colleague and esteemed teacher Dr. Ward Cates. Our Scholarship Committee will award two scholarships for Contraceptive Technology – Washington, DC: one to a practicing clinician and one to a student, involved in reproductive health care. The intent is to defray some of the costs associated with attending a Contraceptive Technology conference held in Spring 2018.

Each of the four recipients will be awarded:

  1. free tuition for the Main conference days,
  2. 3 nights stay at the conference hotel,
  3. $400 to cover travel costs
  4. $65 per diem over 3 days (total $195)
  5. The scholarships will be awarded based on a statement of need and a demonstration of commitment to excellence in reproductive health care. If you wish to apply go to https://contemporaryforums.com/will to complete a short application.

Robert A. Hatcher, MD, MPH
Conference Chair

Professor Emeritus of GYN and OB
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

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

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

 

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

Abigail R. A. Aiken, MD, MPH, PhD
Assistant Professor
LBJ School of Public Affairs
Faculty Associate
Population Research Center
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas

Patty Cason, MS, FNP-BC
Assistant Clinical Professor
UCLA School of Nursing
Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center
Nurse Practitioner & Consultant
Planned Parenthood
Los Angeles, California

Carrie Cwiak, MD, MPH, MS
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

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

Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA
Director, Division of Infectious Diseases
C. Glenn Cobbs, M.D., Endowed Professor in Infectious Diseases
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
Birmingham, Alabama

Guest Faculty

Aletha Y. Akers, MD, MPH, FACOG
Medical Director of Adolescent Gynecology Consultative Service
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Pediatrics
Clinical Educator
The Craig Dalsimer Division of Adolescent Medicine
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

Alison Marshall, RN, MSN, FNP-C
Faculty, Connell School of Nursing Boston College
Faculty, Sylvie Ratelle STD/HIV Prevention Center of New England
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

Eleanor Bimla Schwarz, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine
UC Davis Health System
Division of General Internal Medicine
Sacramento, California

Lisa Stern, MSN, MA, RN
Vice President of Medical Services, Planned Parenthood Northern California
Clinical Faculty, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
San Francisco, California

Susan Tuddenham, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases
Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine
Washington, DC

Nicholas J. Van Wagoner, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Assistant Dean for Students
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
Birmingham, Alabama

 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.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive up to 25.25 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

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: 4 ANCC/4.8 CA BRN contact hours
Preconference D: 4 ANCC/4.8 CA BRN contact hours
Preconference E: 4 ANCC/4.8 CA BRN contact hours
Preconference F: No credit
Main Conference: 16.25 ANCC/19.5 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

This course provides a maximum of 19.5 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 hours
Preconference B: 4 hours
Preconference C: 4 hours
Preconference D: 4 hours
Preconference E: 4 hours
Preconference F: No credit
Main Conference: 16.25 hours
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: 4 hours
Preconference B: 3 hours
Preconference C: 4 hours
Preconference D: 3.5 hours
Preconference E: 4 hours
Preconference F: No credit
Main Conference: 11.5 hours available
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: 4 credits
Preconference D: 4 credits
Preconference E: 4 credits
Preconference F: No credit
Main Conference: 16.25 credits
Roundtable Luncheon: 1 credits

Contemporary Forums designates this Live Activity for a maximum  25.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. 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.

Preconference A: 4 hours
Preconference B: 4 hours
Preconference C: 4 hours
Preconference D: 4 hours
Preconference E: 4 hours
Preconference F: No credit
Main Conference: 16.25 hours
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.

Pharmacists

Preconference A: No credit
Preconference B: 4 hours/.4 CEUs
Preconference C: 4 hours/.4 CEUs
Preconference D: No credit
Preconference E: 4 hours/.4 CEUs
Preconference F: No credit
Main Conference: 13.75 hours/ 1.375 CEUs available
Roundtable Luncheon: 1 hours/.1 CEUs

This conference has multiple ACPE Universal Activity Numbers and is a knowledge-based CPE activity.
Contemporary Forums will utilize CPE Monitor for tracking and reporting of all ACPE accredited sessions. Pharmacists will need to create their e-profile at www.MyCPEmonitor.net in order to obtain their NABP
e-Profile ID (ePID). To receive CE credit you must provide your ePID and birth date when you complete your online post-conference evaluations.

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: No credit
Preconference B: 4 hours
Preconference C: 4 hours
Preconference D: No credit
Preconference E: 4 hours
Preconference F: No credit
Main Conference: 16.25 hours
Roundtable Luncheon: 1 hour

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

Contemporary Forums is awarded Joint Accreditation to advance Interprofessional Continuing Education. Joint Accreditation is the leading model of interprofessional collaboration designed to be independent, free from commercial bias, and effective in improving the quality and safety of care delivered by the healthcare team.

Host City: WASHINGTON, DC

Discover Washington, DC -- a 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, our nation's most significant political documents -- the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights -- are on display.

Look closer and you'll discover there's more to this city than stately government buildings, world-class museums and majestic monuments. 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!

The conference will be held at the Grand Hyatt Washington, located in the heart of our nation's capital. Just a few steps from the Washington Metro Center Station, the Grand Hyatt has convenient access to the major points of interest and has all the amenities you would expect from a luxury hotel... elegant guest rooms, beautiful atrium lobby, an extensive health club (fee required) and casual to fine dining.

An international gateway to trade, finance and communications, home to more than 140 embassies, scores of think tanks, universities and medical research facilities, Washington, DC is the ideal setting for Contraceptive Technology. For more information, contact Washington, DC, Convention & Visitors Association at (202) 789-7000 or online at www.washington.org.

Hotel Accommodations

  • This conference will be held at Grand Hyatt Washington located at 1000 H Street N.W., Washington, DC 20001.
  • Rates: $249 single/double
  • Special group rates are in effect from April 2 to April 7, 2018. To obtain the special group rates, make your reservation before March 2, 2018.
  • For room reservations call (800) 233-1234, 24 hours daily. For additional hotel information, call the hotel at (202) 582-1234. To reserve your room online, please click here.
  • Special group rates are in effect for participants and their guests, based on room availability.
  • You must make your reservation early and before the date listed for each hotel. 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' Conference Contraceptive Technology. 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.

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 ZEFA851558. 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#03000265.

WASHINGTON BY NIGHT

Friday April 6, 2018                                

5:30 PM – 9:30 PM

When the sun goes down Washington lights up! Enjoy a friendly and professional narration by our expert tour guide as our luxury motor coach escorts you past many of the magnificent monuments bathed in spotlights. The superb core of the city, with its beautiful monuments and impressive memorials, reflects the ongoing city planning which has made out nation’s capital one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

The evening begins with a stop at Union Station. Following a two year restoration project, this site has indeed been recognized as one of the grandest train stations in the country. Designed in the Beaux Arts style, this magnificent building boasts 96 ft. high ceilings, decorated in gold leaf, statues of Roman Legionnaires and Greek marble floors throughout. The location of specialty shops, restaurants and boutiques has been incorporated into the total ambience of this magnificent edifice. Time will be allotted at this site for dinner on your own in the food court or restaurants located here.

We continue on with a visit to the exterior of the White House for a photo-op. Learn about the life and lifestyles of the famous occupants of this historic building throughout our nation's history. See the Blair House (the official guest house of the nation), the Old Executive Office Building (housing the White House staff), and learn about the influence of Jackie Kennedy in preserving Lafayette Park and this unique area of the city.

The program will also include a memorable visit to the nation's outstanding monuments to America's history:   the Lincoln Memorial, honoring the man who saved the Union; the Vietnam Memorial and the Women's Memorial; symbols of the honor and recognition bestowed on the men and women of the Armed Forces who made the supreme sacrifice during the longest war in our nation's history' and the Korean War Memorial, honoring those Americans who fought the war to push North Korean forces back about the 18th parallel.

RSVP by March 29, 2018. Seats will be sold on a space available basis after March 29.

 

Tickets @ 48.50 per person

 

To enhance your educational experience, we are inviting representatives from professionally relevant companies, organizations and hospitals to exhibit equipment, supplies, services and career opportunities.  The schedule provides participants time for one-on-one discussion with exhibitors.

Companies and organizations interested in exhibiting professionally relevant products and services can contact:

Phone: (925) 361-4807
Email: exhibits@cforums.com
Visit: http://contemporaryforums.com/exhibitors

CE Glossary:
Rx = Pharmacology Credit for Advanced Practice Clinicians
ACPE = Pharmacist Credit
WHNP-BC = NCC Coding

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
    * Postmarked or phone/fax/online registration and fees received on/before February 7, 2018 (Washington, DC).

+Residents: To qualify, submit facility verification of status with registration.
+ New Grads (graduated 2015 or after): To qualify, submit proof of graduation date with registration.

NOTE: New Grads do not qualify for additional discounts including the group discount and/or the endorsement discount.

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

  • Attendance Rules

Registrations may not be shared. Children of any age and spouses may not attend sessions. Audio recording, video recording and livestreaming 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

A $75 processing fee (“Fee”) applies to all cancellations. Cancellations must be made in writing to info@cforums.com prior to Conference start date. Only cancellations received no later than 30 days from Conference start date are eligible for refund, less the Fee. Attendees may apply non-refunded tuition, less the Fee, towards one future Contemporary Forums conference occurring within twelve (12) months of original conference.   No credit issued if future conference tuition is less than original tuition paid.  Attendees who “No Show” forfeit entire tuition paid.

  • 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.

Host City: Washington, DC

A 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.

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