2019 Contraceptive Technology - West

Anaheim, CA • March 24 - 27, 2019

Join the authors of Contraceptive Technology for the annual CT-West Conference and earn up to 21.75 hours of CE. The 2019 conference is filled with can't miss speakers and dynamic content. We have much to share about new programs, initiatives, and guidelines - hope to see you in Anaheim!

Conference Details

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Highlights & Benefits


  • Receive a FREE COPY of the newest edition of Contraceptive Technology (CT).
  • Attend for FREE! The Willard Cates, Jr., Scholarship will provide free main conference tuition, travel, hotel and per diem for one medical professional and one student to attend the conference in Anaheim 2019. For more information and to apply, visit: ContemporaryForums.com/Will.
  • New Tuition Assistance Program will provide tuition assistance for those in varying states of need to enable more practitioners to benefit from this extraordinary educational conference. For more information and to apply, visit: ContemporaryForums.com/CTTuitionAssistance
  • Six vibrant preconferences including 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.
  • Strengthen your immediate postpartum LARC knowledge and IUD insertion skills in a special ACOG workshop.
  • Get new insights into the clinical issues you deal with every day. It’s all practical and it’s all evidence-based. 
  • Take away approaches to meet new challenges in your practice: opioid addiction, pertinent infectious diseases among reproductive-age patients, attacks on the science of our field, assuring a patient-centered framework even when there are so many demands on your time, and more.
  • The authors of CT and other nationally known expert faculty invite you to take part in an optional Roundtable Lunch on challenging clinical issues and “up close and personal” discussions.
  • Meet and chat with our stellar faculty at a complimentary Wine and Cheese reception.
  • Experience a variety of teaching styles, including didactic sessions, faculty panels, concurrent sessions, interactive case study discussions and hands-on training.
  • 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 2016 or after, you are eligible to receive a significant discount on the Main Conference Tuition.
  • Calling all Pharmacists! This conference will provide you with CE credit and help you gain insight into Pharmacy-Directed Prescribing.
  • Explore the Contemporary Forums Mobile App, a dynamic tool you can use before, during and after the conference to review the schedule and faculty, connect with colleagues and speakers, participate in audience polling, and manage the logistics of the conference..

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 healthcare professionals interested in contraceptive management and women’s health.

Conference Faculty
Authors of Contraceptive Technology

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

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

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
Professor Emeritus
Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
San Francisco, California


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

Courtney Benedict, MSN, CNM, FNP
Associate Director, Medical Standards
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Sonoma, California

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

Mica Bumpus, MPA
Program Director, LARC Program
The American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists
Washington, D.C.8

Mara D’Amico
Program Manager, LARC Program
The American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists
Washington, D.C.

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

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

Virginia (Jennie) C. Leslie, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Underserved Care Clinician and Educator 
Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center and
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
Portland, Oregon

Anna-Barbara Moscicki, MD
Chief, Adolescent Medicine
Professor of Pediatrics
David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California

Ina Park, MD, MS
Associate Professor
Department of Family and Community Medicine
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
San Francisco, California
Medical Consultant, Division of STD Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, Georgia

Jennefer Russo, MD, MPH
Medical Director and Vice President of Clinical Services 
Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties
Assistant Clinical Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California

Mishka Terplan, MD, MPH, FACOG, DFASAM 
Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Psychiatry
Associate Director, Addiction Medicine
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia

Sylvia Ortega-Jones
Program Manager
Contemporary Forums

Host City: ANAHEIM



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Experience the reimagined rooms at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Discover delightful details like the mural above the headboards that depicts a blossoming orange tree—with Chip ‘n Dale mischievously playing in the branches. In select rooms, when you open the sleeper bed, you’ll find artwork of woodland creatures from Bambi to bid you goodnight.

Examine the California-inspired artwork, textured-copper detailing and countertops incorporating pieces of green glass from wine bottles. All rooms are now powered with the latest technology and appointed with premium amenities—including 55-inch smart TVs, Keurig coffee makers and USB connections to charge your electronic devices.

Book a relaxing stay and see how the rooms at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa combine comfort and beauty like never before!

Special theme park entrance with valid park admission, easily access Disney California Adventure Park and the Downtown Disney District thanks to a remarkably convenient entrance located on the hotel grounds.

Go for a dip in the crystal-clear Redwood Pool, home to a 90-foot-long, gurgling waterslide that curves around the stump of a giant redwood tree. Retreat to the tranquil Fountain Pool located amid woodsy grounds, bricked walls and rugged boulders. The Mariposa Pool features a companion hot tub plus 6 private cabanas, available to rent for an additional charge.

From poolside to hearthside, Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa offers award-winning food and wine, cozy lounges, Character Dining and much more.

At Napa Rose, experience award-winning wines and seasonal creations for an exquisite fine-dining experience. Head over to Storytellers Café for breakfast with classic Disney Characters in the morning and hearty home-style favorites in the afternoon and evening.

Invigorate your senses with exotic treatments, specialty massages and revitalizing facials to purify and cleanse your mind and body at Mandara Spa located inside the hotel.

Discounted Disney Ticket Link: https://www.mydisneygroup.com/gccc19a

Hotel Accommodation

  • This conference will be held at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa located at 1600 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, California 92802. 
  • Rates: $259 single/double
  • Rates are per room and subject to prevailing state and local taxes. Reservations must include a first night's deposit.
  • Special group rates are in effect from March 22 to March 27, 2019.  To obtain the special group rates, make your reservation before March 1, 2019.
  • 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.
  • For room reservations call (714) 520-5005, Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm PST. For additional hotel information, call the hotel at (714) 635-2300.  To reserve your room online, please visit our website at www.ContemporaryForums.com for details.

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 ZG2S259549. 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#03000266

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


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 20 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.

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: 24.25 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: 2.25 hours
Preconference C: 2.75 hours
Preconference D: 3.5 hours
Preconference E: 1.75 hours
Preconference F: No credit
Main Conference: 12.5 hours available
Roundtable Luncheon: No credit

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

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 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.  

In accordance with CA Assembly Bill No. 1195, conference faculty have been advised to include content related to cultural and linguistic competency in the practice of medicine within their presentations, where appropriate.

Physician Assistants
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.

Preconference A: No credit
Preconference B: 3.25 hours/ .325 CEUs
Preconference C: 4 hours/.4 CEUs
Preconference D: No credit
Preconference E: No credit
Preconference F: No credit
Main Conference: 10.75 hours/ 1.075 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: 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

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.

ACPE Credit:
Preconference B: JA0004273-0000-19-001-L01-P (4 Contact Hours)
Preconference C: JA0004273-0000-19-002-L01-P (4 Contact Hours)
Preconference E: JA0004273-0000-19-003-L01-P (4 Contact Hours)
Main Conference: JA0004273-0000-19-004-L01-P (16.25 Contact Hours)
Roundtable Lunch: JA0004273-0000-19-005-L01-P (1 Contact Hour)

Conference Endorsers:

  • American College of Nurse-Midwives
  • Association of Physician Assistants in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Association of Reproductive Health Professionals
  • Emory University Family Planning Program
  • National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association
  • Physicians for Reproductive Health


Endorsements Discounts

A variety of reproductive health organizations have endorsed this conference (see brochure cover.)  A $35 discount in the full tuition fee for the complete Main Conference only will be given to members, employees and graduates of these organizations. (Limit of one organizational discount per person.  Discount does not apply to partial registration, to the Preconferences, or to students.)  Please send proof of organization affiliation with your registration and deduct $35 from the tuition fee (valid for mail-in registrations only).


Join NPWH and/or ARHP now and qualify for a tuition discount by calling (202) 543-9693 (NPWH) or (202) 466-3825 (ARHP).  After receiving your membership number, simply note it on your conference registration form and receive the $35 Main Conference tuition discount.




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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.

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Exhibit with Contemporary Forums and Reach your Target Audience at the 2019 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 specialists from around the country
  • Create marketing and sales opportunities for both your national affiliates and global operation

Become an Exhibitor

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Email: exhibits@cforums.com

Visit: https://contemporaryforums.com/exhibitors/


Reserve your spot now! 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. 

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, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Pacific Time). Before calling, complete all registration information. 

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

  • To qualify for Early Registration discounts your registration must be postmarked or submitted via phone/fax/online and fees received on or before January 27, 2019.
  • Residents: To qualify, submit facility verification of status with registration.
  • New Grads (graduated 2016 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.  Students may not register for Preconference E.

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.  Medical information presented at this conference is intended for educational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice.

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 Preconference or New Grads. 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.

All cancellations will be assessed a $75 processing fee (“Fee”). Cancellations must be made in writing to info@cforums.com prior to Conference start date. Only cancellations received at least 30 days from Conference start date are eligible for refund. Attendees may use non-refunded tuition, less the Fee, towards ONE Contemporary Forums conference occurring within 12 months of original conference. ENTIRE TUITION FORFEITED FOR NO-SHOWS.

Force Majeure
Should this conference be cancelled for any reason, including but not limited to, acts of God, labor strikes, civil unrest, or acts of terrorism, Contemporary Forums’ liability is strictly limited to full refund of registration fees 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. 

Contact Contemporary Forums at (800) 377-7707, Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Pacific Time) or email info@cforums.com.

ADA Needs and Special Requests
If you require special arrangements at this conference, call (800) 377-7707, at least 30 days prior to the conference.

Host City: Anaheim, CA

This sun-splashed Southern California city, located between Los Angeles and San Diego, is best known as the home to the Disneyland® Resort and the Anaheim Convention Center. Enjoy all that this premier leisure and business destination has to offer with world-famous theme parks and attractions, celebrated restaurants, award-winning local craft breweries, specialty shops, pro sports, cultural museums, top entertainment and unlimited outdoor recreation.


Preconference A: IUD Placement Fundamentals: A Practicum
All Attendees
Early Registration Fee
(On or before Jan. 27, 2019)
Regular Registration Fee
(After Jan. 27, 2019)
Preconference B: Back to Basics: The Fundamentals of Contraception
All Attendees
Early Registration Fee
(On or before Jan. 27, 2019)
Regular Registration Fee
(After Jan. 27, 2019)
Preconference C: Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs): Clinical Update
All Attendees
Early Registration Fee
(On or before Jan. 27, 2019)
Regular Registration Fee
(After Jan. 27, 2019)
Preconference D:Taking Your IUD Skills to the Next Level
All Attendees
Early Registration Fee
(On or before Jan. 27, 2019)
Regular Registration Fee
(After Jan. 27, 2019)
Preconference E: Immediate Postpartum LARC Training for Clinicians Doing Deliveries
All Attendees
Early Registration Fee
(On or before Jan. 27, 2019)
Regular Registration Fee
(After Jan. 27, 2019)

Preconference F: Clinical Training for NEXPLANON®
All Attendees
Early Registration Fee
(On or before Jan. 27, 2019)
Regular Registration Fee
(After Jan. 27, 2019)

Attend both A & D and receive $10 off each
All Attendees
Early Registration Fee
(On or before Jan. 27, 2019)
$190 each
Regular Registration Fee
(After Jan. 27, 2019)
$210 each
Nurses, PAs, Residents, Pharmacists, Others Physician New Graduate
Early Reg. Fee
(On or before Jan. 27, 2019)
$645.00 $745.00 $495.00
Regular Reg. Fee
(After Jan. 27, 2019)
$745.00 $845.00 $495.00