Women's Health and OB/GYN Nursing San Diego, CA • October 12 - 15, 2016
Doubletree Mission Valley

In its 31st year, the Women’s Health and OB/GYN Nursing conference is returning to America’s Finest City, San Diego. This popular conference will offer a comprehensive program addressing multiple issues in women’s health care.  NPs, CNMs, RNs, and PAs will have the opportunity to enhance their clinical knowledge and skills by engaging with expert faculty and enjoying networking with colleagues while learning current and evidence-based approaches to women’s care in the primary care setting.

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Overview

Highlights & Benefits

In its 31st year, the Women’s Health and OB/GYN Nursing conference is returning to America’s Finest City, San Diego. This popular conference will offer a comprehensive program addressing multiple issues in women’s health care.  NPs, CNMs, RNs, and PAs will have the opportunity to enhance their clinical knowledge and skills by engaging with expert faculty and enjoying networking with colleagues while learning current and evidence-based approaches to women’s care in the primary care setting.

Why This Is A Must-Attend CE Event:

  • A morning Preconference, Dermatologic Care for Women, will present a thorough dermatology update, assessing common and uncommon general skin conditions and genital lesions that may affect women at different stages of their lifespan.
  • An afternoon Preconference, Female Sexuality Update from a Patient-Centered Perspective, will offer techniques for taking an excellent sexual history, approaches to assess sexual health and appropriate therapeutic solutions to sexual issues.
  • From facts about obesity, challenges during pregnancy and abortion to adolescent GYN, infertility and partner violence, this conference will deliver an extensive variety of topics that affect the contemporary care of women.
  • A choice of 20 Concurrent Sessions that offer clinically applicable information in women’s care including general dermatology, uterine bleeding, pain management, HIV and cancer prevention, contraception, and other areas of interest relevant to the primary care setting.
  • Women’s prominent health issues and appropriate ways to care for them presented through a variety of teaching methods including didactic sessions, faculty panels, concurrent sessions and interactive case studies.
  • The city of San Diego, warm, friendly and home to world-famous attractions, magnificent beaches and countless artistic sites.

Host City: San Diego

America’s Finest City, San Diego, the well-known Southern California favorite fun-time vacation spot, has all the ingredients to provide a warm, pleasurable environment for white sand beach activities, sparkling Pacific water sports and endless museum and artistic site walks. More...



Conference Objectives

  • Evaluate the approaches to management of women’s health concerns including dermatology, obesity, cancer, contraception and infertility.
  • Recognize management strategies for significant pregnancy issues involving thrombophilias, ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage.
  • Identify the effects of stress, sexual issues, and intimate partner violence in a woman’s well-being.
  • Determine how telephone triage techniques and quality management support and improve the primary care practice.

Who Should Attend?

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

I thoroughly enjoyed attending this conference. The speakers were extremely knowledgeable and approachable. The topics were certainly pertinent to my everyday practice, and the amenities were fantastic. Celeste Balderas, RNC - New Orleans, LA

Conference Program

Wednesday, October 12

Preconference A: Dermatologic Care for Women

Dermatologic diseases are extremely common and many patients are affected by skin problems. This preconference will present a thorough dermatology update, which will assess common and uncommon general skin conditions and genital lesions affecting women across the lifespan. Our excellent speakers will share intriguing images and information of dermatologic conditions and their clinical expertise, as they present evidenced-based approaches and treatments to address these issues. Join them and your colleagues and be challenged to expand your diagnostic and management skills in the dermatologic care of your female patients.

Objectives:

  • List three causes of vulvar rash and treatments for these conditions.
  • Identify clinical characteristics to diagnose lichen schlerosus and high grade squamous intraepithelial lesions.
  • Describe recent changes in management strategies for common dermatologic conditions in women, including skin improvement and maintenance.
  • Define dermatologic emergencies and prevention strategies for women.

 

7:00 AM

Preconference A Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:00

The Three Lichens and Vulvar Rashes (Rx = .25 hr.)
Michael Policar, MD, MPH

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

8:45

Dermatologic Concerns for Today’s Women
Victor Czerkasij, MS, MA, FNP-BC

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

9:30

Refreshment Break

9:45

Vulvar and Vaginal Nodules and Papules: Is It Pre-Invasive or Not? (Rx = .25 hr.)
Michael Policar, MD, MPH

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

10:45

Critical Cutaneous Presentations in Women (Rx = .25 hr.) - Q&D (Rx = .25 hr.) - Faculty Panel
Victor Czerkasij, MS, MA, FNP-BC

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

12:15 PM

Adjourn

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

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

Objectives:

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

 

12:15 PM

Preconference B Registration

1:15

Female Sexual Anatomy
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC

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

2:00

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

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

2:45

Refreshment Break

3:00

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

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

4:00

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

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

5:30

Adjourn

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

(Space is limited to 40 participants. Register early. This session will reach capacity quickly!)

Join your colleagues at a Clinical Training Program for NEXPLANON (etonogestrel implant). During the Clinical Training Program for NEXPLANON 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 clincians’ 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.

 

7:00 AM

Preconference C Registration

8:00

Clinical Training for NEXPLANON® (etonogestrel implant)

11:00

Preconference C Adjourn

Thursday, October 13

MAIN CONFERENCE

7:00 AM

Main Conference Registration/Exhibits/Continental Breakfast for Conference Participants

8:00

Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) Promotion and Reproductive Justice (Rx = .25 hr.)
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC

NCC Codes
WHNP-BC - Pharmacology (Code 4)

8:45

Addressing Risk Factors in Reproductive Age Women; Why Weight? (Rx = .25 hr.)
Yvette LaCoursiere, MD

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

9:30

Refreshment Break/Exhibits

9:45

Adolescent Gynecology (Rx = .25 hr.)
Akilah Weber, MD

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

10:30

Essential Primer for the Non-Dermatology Provider (Rx = .5 hr.)
Victor Czerkasij, MS, MA, FNP-BC

NCC Codes
WHNP-BC - Pharmacology (Code 4)

11:15

Urogynecology for the Allied Health Professional: From Basic Evaluation and First Line Treatments to When to Refer (Rx = .25 hr.) - Q&D (Rx = .25 hr.) - Faculty Panel
Emily Lukacz, MD

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

12:30 PM

Lunch on Your own

1:30

Diagnosis and Management of Early Pregnancy Loss (Rx = .5 hr.)
Sheila Mody, MD, MPH

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

2:15

Thrombophilias In Pregnancy: Preventing Thromboembolic Events (Rx = .25 hr.)
Richard Wolf, DO, MPH

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

3:00

Refreshment Break/Exhibits

3:15

Cornerstones to Optimizing Sexual Health (Rx = .25 hr.)
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC

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

4:00

The “Well Woman” Visit
Michael Policar, MD, MPH

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

5:15

Adjourn - WINE & CHEESE RECEPTION (Join your colleagues and faculty for a wine and cheese reception to network and socialize.)

6:15

Adjourn

Friday, October 14

During each Concurrent Session, topics are presented simultaneously in separate rooms.

7:00 AM

Exhibits/Continental Breakfast * = Live Webcast Session

8:00

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

#11* Abnormal Uterine Bleeding (Rx = .25 hr.)
Anita Nelson, MD

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

* = Live Webcast Session

#12 The Latest Advances in Acne and Rosacea Treatments (Rx = .5 hr.)
Victor Czerkasij, MS, MA, FNP-BC

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

#13 Opportunities for Pharmacist Partnerships: Contraception, Immunizations, and More (Rx = .25 hr.)
Sally Rafie, PharmD

NCC Codes
WHNP-BC - Pharmacology (Code 4)

#14 Menopause System Management: Hormonal and Non-Hormonal Approaches (Rx = .25 hr.)
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC

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

9:00

Session Change

9:15

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

#21 Telephone Triage Safety: Structure, Process and Outcomes
Sheila Wheeler, MS, RN

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

#22* Breast Cancer Screening and Prevention (Rx = .25 hr.)
Anita Nelson, MD

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

* = Live Webcast Session

#23 Intimate Partner Violence
Maureen Farrell, MD, FACOG

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

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

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

10:15

Exhibits/Refreshment Break

10:45

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

#31 Pain Control Options in GYN Procedures (Rx = .5 hr.)
Sheila Mody, MD, MPH
Anita Nelson, MD

NCC Codes
WHNP-BC - Pharmacology (Code 4)

#32 A 5-Tier Approach to OB/GYN Telephone Triage
Sheila Wheeler, MS, RN

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

#33 When Your Patient Says:
Douglas Braun-Harvey, MA, MFT, CGP, CST

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

#34* New Developments In Prenatal Screening
Kelsey Rolfe, MS, CGC

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

* = Live Webcast Session

11:45

Lunch on Your Own

1:00 PM

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

#41 Novel Learning Strategies for Educators Including Team-Based Learning and Online Resources
Sheila Mody, MD, MPH

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

#42 Patient-Centered Counseling: Shared Decision Making Skills
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC

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

#43 Quality Management: How Nurses Can Get Involved
Lynn O'Brien, MSN, RN, FNP-BC

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

#44* Emerging Contraceptive Technology: Do We Really Need More Choices? (Rx = .75 hr.)
Kelly Culwell, MD, MPH

NCC Codes
WHNP-BC - Pharmacology (Code 4)

* = Live Webcast Session

2:00

Refreshment Break

2:15

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

#51 PrEParing (PrEP) to prevent HIV Transmission (Rx = .5 hr.)
Lynn O'Brien, MSN, RN, FNP-BC

NCC Codes
WHNP-BC - Pharmacology (Code 4)

#52* Contraception for Medically Complicated Patients (Rx = .75 hr.)
Sheila Mody, MD, MPH

NCC Codes
WHNP-BC - Pharmacology (Code 4)

* = Live Webcast Session

#53 Suspected Ectopic Pregnancy (Rx = .25 hr.)
Toni Marengo-Barbick, MD, FACOG

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

#54 Unintended Pregnancy and Abortion (Rx = .5 hr.)
Mary Fjerstad, MHS, NP

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

3:15

Adjourn

Saturday, October 15

7:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

8:00

Heart Disease Among Women (Rx =.25 hr.)
Afshan Hameed, MD

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

8:45

Medication Safety in Pregnancy and the New Drug Labeling System (Rx = 1 hr.)
Christina Chambers, PhD, MPH

NCC Codes
WHNP-BC - Pharmacology (Code 4)

9:30

Refreshment Break

9:45

The GYN and Endocrinology Perspectives of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) (Rx =.25 hr.)
Toni Marengo-Barbick, MD, FACOG
Patricia Wu, MD, FACE, FRCPE

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

10:45

Practical Workup and Management of Infertility (Rx = .5 hr.) - Q&D (Rx = .25 hr.) - Faculty Panel
Sanjay Agarwal, MD

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

12:15 PM

Adjourn

Conference Faculty

Sanjay K. Agarwal MD
Clinical Professor and Director of Fertility Services
Director, Center for Endometriosis Research and Treatment
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, California

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

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

Christina D. Chambers PhD, MPH
Co-Director, Center for Better Beginnings
Professor
University of California San Diego
San Diego, California

Kelly Culwell MD, MPH
Volunteer Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of California, San Diego and Davis
Chief Medical Officer, WomanCare Global
San Diego, California

Victor Czerkasij MS, MA, FNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner
Skin Care and Cosmetic Dermatology, PC
Cleveland, Tennessee
Clinical Instructor and Adjunct Faculty
Family NP/MSN Program
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee

Maureen E. Farrell MD, FACOG
Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency Program Director
Clinical Associate Professor, Uniformed Services University of
Health Sciences
Voluntary Clinical Faculty, University of California San Diego
San Diego, California

Mary Fjerstad MHS, NP
Women’s Healthcare Consultant and Researcher
San Diego, California



Afshan B. Hameed MD
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Cardiology, University of California
Irvine UC Irvine Health Women's Healthcare
Center & Center for Fetal Evaluation
Irvine, California


Yvette LaCoursiere MD
Assistant Adjunct Professor
Associate Director, UC San Diego
Department of Reproductive Medicine, Residency Program
San Diego, California

Adriana LeBer MAOM
Program Manager
Contemporary Forums

Emily S. Lukacz MD
Professor of Clinical Reproductive Medicine
Division Director, Female Pelvic Medicine
& Reconstructive Surgery
UC San Diego Health System
San Diego, California

Toni M. Marengo-Barbick MD, FACOG
Associate Clinical Professor
University of California, Irvine
Obstetrician/Gynecologist
Director of Family Planning
Naval Medical Center San Diego
San Diego, California

Sheila K. Mody MD, MPH
Program Co-Chair
Assistant Professor
Department of Reproductive Medicine
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, California

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

Lynn M. O'Brien MSN, RN, FNP-BC
Associate Professor
University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing
Nurse Practitioner
San Francisco VA Medical Center
San Francisco, 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

Sally Rafie PharmD
Pharmacist Specialist, UC San Diego Health
Assistant Clinical Professor, UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
Consultant Pharmacist, EmpoweRx, Inc
San Diego, California

Kelsey Rolfe MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor, Pediatrics
University of California San Diego
San Diego, California

Akilah F. Weber MD
Director, Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology
Rady Children's Hospital
Adolescent Gynecology Program
University of California San Diego
San Diego, California

Sheila Q. Wheeler MS, RN
Author: Telephone Triage: Theory, Practice and Protocol Development & Telephone Triage Protocols for Adult Populations (with Women’s Health)
Telephone Triage Consultant, TeleTriage Systems
San Anselmo, California



Richard B. Wolf DO, MPH
Professor of Reproductive Medicine
Perinatologist
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, California


Patricia S. Wu MD, FACE, FRCPE
Associate Clinical Professor
University of California San Diego
Physician in Charge, Endocrinology
Kaiser Permanente San Diego
San Diego, California

Accreditation

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.

Nurses and Nurse Practitioners

Preconference A: 4 ANCC/4.8 CA BRN contact hours
Preconference B: 4 ANCC/4.8 CA BRN contact hours
Main Conference: 16.75 ANCC/20.1 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 9 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

Application for specialty credit has been filed with the American College of Nurse-Midwives.

Pharmacology Credit for Prescriptive Authority

Preconference A: 1 hour
Preconference B: No credit
Main Conference: 8 hours available

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

Physician Assistants

Preconference A: 4 hours
Preconference B: 4 hours
Main Conference: 16.75 hours

This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 24.75 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credit by the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Physician Assistants should claim only those hours actually spent participating in the CME activity.

Case Managers

This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers. The course is approved for 24.75 CE contact hours.

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 20 continuing education organizations to receive Joint Accreditation.

This was my first women's health conference. Absolutely excellent! Reginald Whittington, FNP-BC - Houston, TX

Location

Host City: San Diego

America’s Finest City, San Diego, the well-known Southern California favorite fun-time vacation spot, has all the ingredients to provide a warm, pleasurable environment for white sand beach activities, sparkling Pacific water sports and endless museum and artistic site walks.

You can find major visitor attractions, including Sea World, the world famous San Diego Zoo, the unforgettable Old Town, Balboa Park, and Seaport Village and the incredible Horton Plaza Shopping Center. San Diego offers excellent options in fresh seafood, continental cuisine and authentic Mexican dishes. The historic Gaslamp Quarter, a 16 block historical neighborhood in downtown, is the site of several entertainment and night life venues and events. However you decide to spend your time in this delightful seaside city, you are sure to enjoy every moment. Click here for things to do in san Diego!
 
The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Mission Valley puts you in the center of San Diego. The adjacent trolley stop offers a ride to the city’s top attractions. Their rooms offer a contemporary space with high quality amenities including sound-proof windows, standard WiFi for Honors members, a heated indoor swimming outdoor pools and a 24-hour fitness center. 

Hotel/Travel

Hotel Accommodations

  • The conference will be held at the DoubleTree San Diego Mission Valley, 7450 Hazard Center Dr., San Diego, CA 92108. 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 10 to 16 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 September 10, 2016. 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) 774-1500 and inform them that you are attending the Contemporary Forums' conference on Women’s Health and OB/GYN Nursing. 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 3:00 p.m., call the hotel on the day of travel to reconfirm reservations.
  • For additional hotel information, call the hotel at (619)297-5466.  

 

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 ZVJ9100493Ticketing 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#03000263. 

Tuition

Registrations must include full tuition payment to be accepted. Registrations faxed without payment will not be processed. Conference communications are sent via email. When registering please provide attendee's best email address as some emails are filtered and blocked. Since conference registration and hotel rooms are limited, early registration is advised.

Tuition (U.S. Funds)

PRECONFERENCES

Preconference A: Dermatologic Care for Women

All Attendess

Early Registration Fee
(On or before August 31, 2016)

$160.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After August 31, 2016)

$190.00

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

All Attendess

Early Registration Fee
(On or before August 31, 2016)

$160.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After August 31, 2016)

$190.00

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

All Attendess

Regular Registration Fee
(After August 31, 2016)

$0.00

MAIN CONFERENCE

Nurse, Case Manager, Certified Nurse Midwife, Other

New Graduate*

Early Registration Fee
(On or before August 31, 2016)

$540.00

$375.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After August 31, 2016)

$590.00

$375.00

WEBCAST PRECONFERENCE

Webcast - Preconference A - Dermatologic Care for Women

All Attendees

Early Registration Fee
(On or before August 31, 2016)

$100.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After August 31, 2016)

$125.00

WEBCAST

Webcast - Main Conference

All Attendees

Early Registration Fee
(On or before August 31, 2016)

$400.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After August 31, 2016)

$450.00

ONLINE LEARNING

All Attendees

Regular Registration Fee

$265.00

 

* Postmarked or phone/fax/online registration and fees received on/before August 31. 
^ New Grads (graduated 2011 or after). To qualify, submit proof of graduation date with registration.

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

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.  Registrations may not be shared. 

Cancellations
Cancellations must be made by phone or in writing. A $75 processing fee will apply. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received or postmarked on/after September 12. However, tuition paid, less the $75 processing fee, may be applied to a future Contemporary Forums conference of equal or greater value. No refunds for "no shows."

Attendance Rules
Contemporary Forums reserves the right to make necessary changes in speakers, topics or schedule. The most current program can be found on our website.
Out of consideration to registrants, children of any age and spouses may not attend the sessions.
Audio and video recording of speakers, sessions and/or attendees is strictly prohibited. 

Questions? Contact Contemporary Forums at (800) 377-7707, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Pacific Time) or email info@cforums.com.
If you require special arrangements at this conference, call (800) 377-7707, at least 30 days prior to the conference.

 

Online Learning

All Attendees

Regular Registration Fee

$265.00

 PRE-ORDER ACCESS TO THE RECORDED CONFERENCE!

Register by selecting the Online Learning option above.  Register by October 11 to receive the pre-order price. Conference sessions will be available at Contemporary Forums Online approximately 2-3 weeks after the end of the live conference.  Access instructions will be emailed to you.

ONLINE LEARNING FOR HEALTHCARE FACILITIES

Hospitals, clinics and healthcare facilities can provide and manage quality, accredited continuing education to meet staff needs. To request group account and pricing information call (925) 361-4822.

Attendee Information

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CONFERENCE INFORMATION FOR

WOMEN'S HEALTH AND OB/GYN NURSING
San Diego, CA           October 12 - 15

Thank you for registering for the Women's Health and OB/GYN Nursing conference, being held October 12 - 15, at the DoubleTree San Diego Mission Valley, 7450 Hazard Center Dr., San Diego, CA 92108, (619) 543-9000..

PRECONFERENCE CHECK-IN
Wednesday, October 12

Preconference A Registration - 7:00a.m.
Preconference B Registration - 12:15p.m.

You must check in to receive your conference materials. The location of the Registration Desk will be listed on the hotel's event schedule.

MAIN CONFERENCE CHECK-IN

Thursday, October 13 from 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. If you attended the Preconference, you do not need to check in again for the Main Conference.

SESSIONS

Begin promptly as listed in the conference brochure and online and are open only to registered participants. Out of consideration to others, infants, children and spouses are not permitted in the meeting rooms or refreshment break areas. Audio and video recording of speakers, sessions and/or attendees is strictly prohibited.

ATTENDEE ACCOUNT ACCESS

As a registered attendee, access your account to the conference by clicking HERE and enter your First Name, Last Name, Email and Zip Code.  Please ensure that the information you enter matches your registration information.

Once on your account, you will access the following for viewing and downloading:

1. E-Conference Guide, which is available about 5 days prior to the conference. 

2. Speaker Slides and Handouts, which are available, provided that the speakers turn them in, 5 to 10 days prior to the conference.

3. Session Evaluations, made available during the conference after the session has ended.  Evaluations must be completed within 30 days after the completion of the entire conference.

4. Certificate of Attendance, available upon completing all speaker and conference evaluations.  A copy in PDF format will be made for viewing and printing.   

CONTEMPORARY FORUMS ONLINE

Contemporary Forums Online is your on-demand resource for quality continuing education that offers over 1,000 multimedia presentations recorded from our live conferences as well as live events. Set up your free personalized account today at ContemporaryForumsOnline.com. For more information about discounted group access accounts, email info@cforums.com or call 925-361-4811.

 

DOUBLETREE SAN DIEGO MISSION VALLEY

The DoubleTree San Diego Mission Valley offers a special conference rate, available from October 10 - October 16, 2016 or until the room block is filled. We recommend that you make your reservation early. 

To reserve your room online, Click Here.

To reserve your room by phone, call the DoubleTree San Diego Mission Valley room reservations at (800) 774-1500 and inform them that you are attending the Contemporary Forums Women's Health and OB/GYN Nursing conference.

After the release date of September 10, call the hotel directly at (619) 543-9000 to check for room availability.

PARKING

Self Parking is $20 per night at the DoubleTree San Diego Mission Valley.  Valet Parking is $23 per night.

TRANSPORTATION

Transportation to/from the airport is provided by Super Shuttle, Cloud 9 Shuttle, or other shuttle services for approximately $10-$15 per person. Average taxi rate to/from airport is $25. 

FOLLOW Women's Health and OB/GYN Nursing: #WHOBGYN16

Join the conversation and receive live conference updates. Use #WHOBGYN16 to connect with other participants, exhibitors and faculty. Tweet using #WHOBGYN16 to ask questions, post feedback and more. Be sure to follow Contemporary Forums at twitter.com/CForums.

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THANK YOU FOR REGISTERING FOR THE WOMEN'S HEALTH AND OB/GYN NURSING CONFERENCE
Questions? Call us at (800) 377-7707
between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. Monday - Friday (Pacific Time) or email info@cforums.com

Live Webcast

Webcast - Preconference A - Dermatologic Care for Women

Early Registration Fee
(On or before August 31, 2016)

$100.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After August 31, 2016)

$125.00

Webcast - Main Conference

Early Registration Fee
(On or before August 31, 2016)

$400.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After August 31, 2016)

$450.00

Discover the convenience of viewing the conference from your home or practice setting.  Save on travel costs while using our online learning platform, Contemporary Forums Online.

Experience the Preconference and the Main Conference! Interact in real time with other virtual attendees via the chat room and submit your questions/comments online for speaker responses during the Question and Discussion Faculty Panels - all from the convenience of your home, office or practice setting.

Participate in up to 25 sessions streamed live from San Diego. Earn a Certificate of Attendance for up to 4 hours for Preconference A and 16.75 hours for the Main Conference. Pharmacology credit for NPs also available!

Register above by selecting the Webcast Conference Type or mail/fax registration form with payment. For accreditation types, details and hours available, see Accreditation tab.

GROUP DISCOUNTS (for Main Conference Only)

3-9 individuals, save $75 per registration. 10 or more individuals, save $100 per registration.  To receive the discount, fax/mail registrations together or call toll free (800) 377-7707.

HOSPITALS/INSTITUTIONS

Live stream the Main Conference to an unlimited audience at one location for only $599!  CE Credit package for staff can be added for an additional low fee! Phone registration required (925) 361-4822.

Exhibitors

Exhibit with Contemporary Forums and Reach your Target Audience at the Women's Health and OB/Gyn Nusing 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 specilaists from around the country
  • Create marketing and sales opportunities for both your national affiliates and global operation

Become an Exhibitor

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

Exhibitor Prospectus

Advertising and Marketing Opportunties


Register to become an exhibitor

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Questions about your exhibit space or sponsorship, please contact Elaine White at ewhite@cforums.com or call (925)361-4807 for details.