2018 Contraceptive Technology

Atlanta, GA • November 1 - 3, 2018

Come celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Contraceptive Technology Conference!
Join Robert Hatcher, MD, MPH and the other Authors of Contraceptive Technology for the 30th Annual Contraceptive Technology conference in Atlanta, GA and earn up to 21.75 hours of CE! This year's conference is filled with can't miss speakers and dynamic content. We have much to share about new programs, initiatives, and guidelines!

Conference Details

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Highlights & Benefits

WHAT MAKES THIS CONFERENCE A “MUST-ATTEND” EVENT?

  • All attendees will receive a FREE copy of the 21st edition of Contraceptive Technology, a $110 value, and the authors will be honored to sign your book throughout the conference!
  • Five 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.
  • We heard you! The NCC has coded all conference sessions to help NCC Certified RNs and NPs choose sessions that will complete their educational plan!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Calling all Pharmacists! This conference will provide you with CE credit and help you gain insight into Pharmacy-Directed Prescribing.
  • 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

  • Evaluate current research as well as recent and future developments in contraceptive technology.
  • Fine-tune your contraceptive management skills, appropriately incorporating guidelines from the U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria and Selected Practice Guidelines.
  • Discuss ways to effectively provide reproductive health services including coding visits, patient counseling, and examination skills.
  • Discuss how to manage the visit: examine screening and clinical management of common and complex challenges in women’s health, including STIs, menopause, abnormal vaginal bleeding and more.
  • Explore focused preconference topics such as advanced IUD skills and reproductive endocrinology.

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

Carrie Cwiak, MD, MPH
Professor
Director, Division of Family Planning
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia

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

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

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

GUEST FACULTY

Erin Berry-Bibee, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Division of Family Planning
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Emory University School of Medicine
Medical Director, Family Planning Clinic
Grady Health System
Atlanta, Georgia

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

Heather Hipp, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia

Jennifer Kawwass, MD
Assistant Professor
Emory Reproductive Center
Medical Director
IVF and Third Party Reproduction
Emory Reproductive Center
Guest Researcher
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Atlanta, Georgia

Melissa Kottke, MD, MPH, MBA
Associate Professor
Director, Jane Fonda Center for Adolescent Reproductive Health
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia

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

Meg Lawley, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia

Laurie McKenzie, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia

Taniqua Alexander Miller, MD, FACOG
Assistant Professor
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia

D. Austin Schirmer, MD
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellow
Emory University Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Guest Researcher
Division of Reproductive Health Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, Georgia

Anandi Sheth, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Emory University School of Medicine and Grady Health System
Atlanta, Georgia

Jessica Spencer, MD, MSc
Associate Professor
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia

Sylvia Ortega-Jones
Program Manager
Contemporary Forums

Host City: ATLANTA

Enjoy Some Southern Hospitality!

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

Hyatt Regency Atlanta is a landmark destination located in the heart of downtown Atlanta. With its signature Polaris Blue Dome, this beautiful 22-story building is one of America’s premier meeting and convention venues and one of the top Atlanta luxury hotels. The hotel is connected to the MARTA transit system allowing for easy access to major attractions, great neighborhoods, and popular business centers.

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

Hotel Accommodation

  • To reserve your room online click here.
  • The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 265 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.
  • A limited block of rooms is being held for you and your guests at special group rates which will be in effect, based on room availability, from October 30 to November 3, 2018 for those wishing to extend their stay to enjoy area activities or qualify for discount airfares.
  • Rates: $189 single/double
  • Rates are per room and subject to prevailing state and local taxes.
  • To obtain the special group rates, make your reservation before October 2. 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) 233-1234 and inform them that you are attending the Contemporary Forums' conference on Contraceptive Technology. Request a confirmation number and written confirmation of your reservation. Reservations must include a first night's deposit.
  • Contact the hotel regarding cancellation policy. For arrivals after 3 p.m., call the hotel on the day of travel to reconfirm reservations.
  • For additional hotel information, call the hotel at (404) 577-1234

Travel Discounts

Contemporary Forums has a special discount agreement with United Airlines unavailable to the general public. To obtain these special conference fares visit www.united.com or (800) 426-1122 insert Offer Code 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. 

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 21.75 hours of 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: No credit
Main Conference: 12.75 ANCC/15.3 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 16.25 pharmacotherapeutic hours toward the required 25 hours needed for ANCC recertification.
 

NCC Certified Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
Contemporary Forums' conference sessions have been coded by the National Certification Corporation (NCC) for your convenience. The NCC Maintenance Codes will be 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: No credit
Main Conference: 12.75 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: 2 hours
Preconference D: 3.5 hours
Preconference E: No credit
Main Conference: 8.75 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: No Credit
Main Conference: 12.75 credits
Roundtable Luncheon: 1 credits

Contemporary Forums designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 21.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Application for cognate credits has been filed with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Determination of credit is pending.

Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

Physician Assistants
Preconference A: 4 hours
Preconference B: 4 hours
Preconference C: 4 hours</strong
Preconference D: 4 hours
Preconference E: No credit
Main Conference: 12.75 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: No credit
Main Conference: 11.5 hours/1.15 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: No credit
Main Conference: 12.75 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 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.

Endorsements
The Contraceptive Technology Atlanta conference is proudly endorsed by the following:

American College of Nurse Mid-Wives
Association of Physician Assistants in OB/GYN
Emory University Family Planning Program
Physicians for Reproductive Health

Members and employees of the endorsing organizations listed on the brochure cover may take a $30 discount on the full Main Conference tuition (one organizational discount per person). Membership or employment will be verified. Students do not qualify for the endorsement discount. Join ARHP now and qualify for a tuition discount. Call (202) 466-3825 to join and then take advantage of the $30 full Main Conference tuition discount. When registering online, please enter the code END18.

 

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.

Exhibit with Contemporary Forums and Reach your Target Audience at the 2018 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

Contact the Contemporary Forums exhibit team today to learn how one of our events can help you achieve your sales and branding objectives.

Download prospectus

Register to become an exhibitor

View conference calendar


Questions about your exhibit space or sponsorship, please contact exhibits@cforums.com or call (949) 398-2363 for details.

REGISTRATION

Reserve your spot now! Only a $75 refundable deposit necessary. The deposit becomes non-refundable and non-transferable if balance is not paid in full at least 30 days prior to the start of conference. To guarantee Early Registration pricing, attendee must make deposit prior to the Early Registration deadline and pay balance in full at least 30 days prior to the start of conference; thereafter, Early Registration pricing will be forfeited. All other cancellation terms apply.

Registrations faxed without deposit or 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
(Deposit of full 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. 

TUITION
Your tuition includes continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, Certificate of Attendance 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 September 20, 2018.
  • 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.  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.

Cancellations
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.

Questions? 
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: Atlanta, GA

Atlanta thrives in spirit, charm and hospitality and is full of recreational, sports and entertainment opportunities Wherever you choose to spend your time in this city steeped in history and cultural heritage, whether it is shopping, sight-seeing, fine dining or just off relaxing, you are sure to enjoy every moment of your experience in Atlanta.

Tuition

Preconference A: IUD Placement Fundamentals: A Practicum
All Attendees
Early Registration Fee
(On or before September 20, 2017)
$200.00
Regular Registration Fee
(After September 20, 2017)
$220.00
Preconference B: From Menarche to Menopause: The Fundamentals of Contraception
All Attendees
Early Registration Fee
(On or before September 20, 2017)
$180.00
Regular Registration Fee
(After September 20, 2017)
$200.00
Preconference C: Gynecologic Endocrinology and Infertility for Primary Care
All Attendees
Early Registration Fee
(On or before September 20, 2017)
$180.00
Regular Registration Fee
(After Septembert 20, 2017)
$200.00
Preconference D:Taking Your IUD Skills to the Next Level
All Attendees
Early Registration Fee
(On or before September 20, 2017)
$180.00
Regular Registration Fee
(After September 20, 2017)
$200.00
Preconference E:Clinical Training for NEXPLANON® (etonogestrel implant)
All Attendees
Early Registration Fee
(On or before September 20, 2017)
No Fee
Regular Registration Fee
(After September 20, 2017)
No Fee
Attend both A & C and receive $10 off each
All Attendees
Early Registration Fee
(On or before September 20, 2017)
$360.00
Regular Registration Fee
(After September 20, 2017)
$400.00
Nurses, PAs, Residents, Pharmacists, Others Physician New Graduate
Early Reg. Fee
(On or before September 20, 2017)
$585.00 $685.00 $495.00
Regular Reg. Fee
(After September 20, 2017)
$625.00 $725.00 $495.00
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