WOMEN’S HEALTH UPDATE 2018

Los Angeles, CA • October 24 + 25, 2018

Join us for the 34th Annual Women’s Health Update!
Women’s Health Update is a nationally recognized conference for busy health professionals seeking continued education, best practices, and current clinical guidelines for providing quality sexual and reproductive health care in diverse health settings.

Welcome to Women’s Health Update 2018

This year, Essential Access Health is celebrating 50 years of impact. In 1968, our organization was founded on the belief that access to sexual and reproductive health is an essential part of a healthy society. Today, our work touches the lives of millions of women across the country.

Our goal for Women’s Health Update 2018 is to provide the most current information on hot topics in sexual and reproductive health care. We also want to create a space for health care professionals to learn, share, network and recharge. Most importantly, we hope participants return to their health settings better connected, and even more prepared to provide the high-quality, essential services patients need and deserve.

 See you in Los Angeles!

Julie Rabinovitz, MPH, President + CEO 
Essential Access Health

Conference Objectives

  • Demonstrate intrauterine device and contraceptive implant insertion and removal procedures.
  • Discuss advances in sexual and reproductive health care related to screening, diagnosis, and disease management.
  • Display effective communication and counseling skills related to sexual and reproductive health conditions and contraceptive method options.
  • Describe the progression of new contraceptive technologies that will advance the future of sexual and reproductive health.
  • Discuss recent changes to the health care landscape that affect women’s health.

Who should attend?

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

Susie Baldwin, MD, MPH
Medical Director, Office of Women’s Health
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Co-founder and Board President HEAL Trafficking
Los Angeles, California

Margaret “Janie” Caplan, MD, MSc
Physician SpecialistDivision of HIV Medicine
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, California

Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC
Assistant Clinical Professor
UCLA School of Nursing
President
Envision SRH
Los Angeles, California

Amber Eisenmann, MS
Director of Training Programs
Essential Access Health
Los Angeles, California

Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd
Director
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Los Angeles, California

Nourbese Flint, MA
Policy Director and Manager of Reproductive Justice Programming
Black Women for Wellness
Los Angeles, CA

Susan Berke Fogel, JD
Director, Reproductive Health
National Health Law Program
Los Angeles, CA

Pratima Gupta, MD
Senior Physician
Kaiser Permanente
San Francisco, California

Andria Hancock-Crear, MPH
Senior Trainer
Essential Access Health
Los Angeles, California

Amy Moy
Vice President of Public Affairs
Essential Access Health
Berkeley, California

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

Michael S. Policar, MD, MPH
Professor Emeritus, OB/GYN and Reproductive Sciences
University of California San Francisco, School of Medicine
San Francisco, California

Usha Ranji, MS 
Associate Director, Women's Health Policy
Kaiser Family Foundation
San Francisco, California

Erin Saleeby, MD MPH
Interim-Chair, OB/GYN
Assistant Professor, OB/GYN
OB/GYN Generalist
Harbor-ULCA Medical Center
Direct of Women’s Health Programs and Innovation
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Los Angeles, California

The California Endowment
1000 Alameda St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

The first of The Center for Healthy Communities’ venues, the Los Angeles facility was built in direct response to the growing need for convening space by non-profit organizations engaged in health issues. Bordering Chinatown and Olvera Street, two of the oldest and most culturally significant neighborhoods in the city, the LEED-certified building was designed to embody the values of wellness, diversity, and accessibility. Anchored by a central courtyard, the campus reflects a distinctly Californian sense of space, emphasizing the relationships possible between indoor and outdoor environments. Architectural references to Union Station, Terminal Annex and Mission design; site specific, locally-themed art; and gardens that reflect a connection to the riparian ecology of the nearby Los Angeles River Greenway express the campus’ identification with the natural and cultural landscapes of Southern California. The Los Angeles facility is a multisector, multicultural cross section of the community it serves.

Free on-site parking and a 6-minute walk to Union Station

 

 

Hotel Accommodations

Doubletree by Hilton Los Angeles Downtown
120 South Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
CLICK HERE to reserve your room online.

Rates:     $219 single/double
                Room rates are subject to prevailing state and local taxes.

  • Special group rates which will be in effect, based on room availability, from 10/23/18 to 10/24/2018.
  • For room reservations, call (800) 222-8733 and mention that you are attending the Essential Access Health conference. When calling in your reservation, please  request a confirmation number and written reservation confirmation. All reservations are subject to a one-night deposit at time of booking.
  • For additional hotel information, call the hotel at (213) 629-1200.
  • The hotel offers a complimentary car service to guests to locations within three miles of the hotel. The shuttle can be reached directly at (213) 896-9260 to schedule your pick up from the hotel to your destination. The hotel will provide transportation to The California Endowment. The hotel is also located just one half mile from Union Station, the center of public transportation in Los Angeles.

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.

 

Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
Preconference A: 3 ANCC/3.6 CA BRN contact hrs.
Preconference B: No Credit
Preconference C: 3 ANCC/3.6 CA BRN contact hrs.
Preconference D: No credit
Preconference E: 1.25 ANCC/1.5 CA BRN contact hrs.
Preconference F: 1.5 ANCC/1.8 CA BRN contact hrs.
Main Conference: 6.5 ANCC/7.8 CA BRN contact hrs.
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 4.25 pharmacotherapeutic hours toward the
required 25 hours needed for ANCC recertification.

NCC Certified Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
The 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: 3 hrs.
Preconference B: No Credit
Preconference C: 3 hrs.
Preconference D: No Credit
Preconference E: 1.25 hrs.
Preconference E: 1.5 hrs.
Main Conference: 6.5 hrs.
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: 3 hrs.
Preconference B: No credit
Preconference C: 3 hrs.

Preconference D: No credit
Preconference E: No credit
Preconference F: 1.5 hrs.
Main Conference: 1.25 hrs. availabl
e
Rx indicates pharmacology content. Because states’ requirements vary, contact your Board of Nursing and certifying agency for the specifics of individual Rx requirements.

Physicians
Preconference A: 3 credits
Preconference B: No credit
Preconference C: 3 credits
Preconference D: No credit
Preconference E: 1.25 credits
Preconference F: 1.5 credits
Main Conference: 6.5 credits
Contemporary Forums designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 12.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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: 3 hrs.
Preconference B: No Credit
Preconference C: 3 hrs.
Preconference D: No Credit
Preconference E: 1.25 hrs.
Preconference F: 1.5 hrs.
Main Conference: 6.5 hrs. 
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.

Certified Health Education Specialists
Preconference A: No Credit
Preconference B: No Credit
Preconference C: No Credit
Preconference D: No Credit
Preconference E: 1.25 contact hrs.
Preconference F: 1.5 contact hrs.
Main Conference: 6.5 contact hrs.
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).

Certified Public Health
Preconference A: No Credit
Preconference B: No Credit
Preconference C: No Credit
Preconference D: No Credit
Preconference E: 1.25 credits
Preconference F: 1.5 credits
Main Conference: 6.5 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.

Joint accreditation is the leading model of interprofessional collaboration that helps improve healthcare through continuing education for the team by the team.

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 blobked. Since conference registration and hotel rooms are limited, early registration is advised. 

*Postmarked or phone/fax/online registration and fees received on/before August 24, 2018.

SPONSOR + EXHIBITOR PROSPECTUS
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.

CLICK HERE to download prospectus.

For exhibit space, sponsorships or advertising opportunities, please contact:
Jasmine Hutchinson
jhutchinson@essentialaccess.org
(213) 368-4413

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors!

Bayer

Medicines 360

Click Here To Register

Registration Information 

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 or full payment is required to register)
Register only ONCE, online at www.ContemporaryForums.com or www.essentialaccess.org, by mail or fax (800) 329-9923, or call (800) 377-7707, Monday- Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM (Pacific Time). Before calling, complete all registration information.

Tuition
Your tuition includes buffet breakfast, refreshment breaks, lunch on Thursday, October 25, Certificate of Completion and online access to posted presentation handouts before and after the conference.

Postmarked or phone/fax/online registration and fees received on/before August 24, 2018.

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.

Cancellations
Refunds will be provided (less a $75 administrative fee) if cancellation notice is received at least 2 weeks prior to the course (by October 10). No refunds and no credit will be provided for no-shows.

Program Changes
Contemporary Forums reserves the right to make necessary changes in speakers, topics or schedule. The most current program can be found on our website.

Questions?
Contact Contemporary Forums at (800) 377-7707, Monday - Friday, 8a.m. - 5 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.

Early Bird Deadline Ends 8/24

Register Today + Save 20%!

Special Room Block Rate Ends 9/23.

 

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