Women’s Health Update 2017 presented by Essential Access Health +
Contraceptive Technology Los Angeles, CA • October 23 + 24, 2017
Conference is being held at The California Endowment - Special room block rates available at the Doubletree by Hilton Los Angeles Downtown

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For over thirty years, Essential Access Health (formerly California Family Health Council) has proudly hosted the Women’s Health Update. Starting this year, we are thrilled to co-present our signature clinical conference in partnership with the Contraceptive Technology team of clinical experts.

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.

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Overview

INVITATION

Join Us on October 23 + 24 at the 33rd Annual Women’s Health Update!

For over thirty years, Essential Access Health (formerly California Family Health Council) has proudly hosted the Women’s Health Update. Starting this year, we are thrilled to co-present our signature clinical conference in partnership with the Contraceptive Technology team of clinical experts.

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.

It is our hope that after Women’s Health Update 2017, you return to your health care organizations with new and practical tools that you can integrate into your practice. We also hope that after spending time with other women’s health providers and advocates, you leave with an enhanced sense of purpose and re-energized commitment to ensuring access to essential health care in the communities you serve.

Thank you for all you do for women’s health every day!

Sincerely,

Julie Rabinovitz, MPH, President + CEO
Essential Health Access

Conference Objectives

  • Demonstrate intrauterine contraceptive 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

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Very good speakers - Best PREP presentation I've seen and very specific to clinical care and counseling for women.

Conference Program

Monday, October 23

Preconference A: IUC Placement and Removal - CLOSED

12:30 PM

Preconference Registration/Exhibits/Networking

1:00

IUC Placement and Removal (Rx = 3 hrs.)
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC

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

Practicum participants will receive background information and learn placement techniques for five intrauterine devices currently available: Mirena®, PARAGARD®, Skyla®, Liletta® and Kyleena®. Hands-on practice will be supervised by experienced preceptors.

4:00

Adjourn

Preconference B: Nexplanon Placement and Removal

1:00 PM

Nexplanon™ Placement and Removal
Anita Nelson, MD

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

Practicum attendees will learn how to identify appropriate patients, prepare patients and manage technical issues. They will also receive hands-on, supervised instruction on the latest techniques for placement, localization, removal and re-insertion of Nexplanon™ (etonogestrel implant) in artificial model. If they demonstrate mastery, they will be awarded a certificate of completion. This session, which is sponsored by Merck, is not accredited for continuing education credit. The training is open to advanced practice clinicians with furnishing numbers or prescribing privileges in their state and to physicians only. It is Merck’s policy to verify all clinicians’ practice, licensure 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.

4:00

Adjourn

Preconference C: Advanced Colposcopy Case Studies

1:00 PM

Advanced Colposcopy Case Studies (Rx = .75 hr.)
Michael Policar, MD, MPH

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

Guidelines for management of abnormal cytology and biopsy results continue to evolve and present challenges to patient care. This session is designed for practicing colposcopists and staff working in colposcopy programs and will use a case study format. While the focus will be on cervical pathology, premalignant vaginal and vulvar lesions will be covered. In addition, cases focusing on educating patients about HPV infection and shared decision making regarding treatment vs. surveillance will be presented. Clinicians are encouraged to bring their own cases as well.

4:00

Adjourn

Tuesday, October 24

During each Concurrent Session, 4 topics are presented simultaneously in separate rooms. Sessions are limited in size and choices are assigned in the order received. Indicate your selections on the Registration Form.

MAIN CONFERENCE

7:30 AM

Main Conference Registration/Exhibits/Networking/Buffet Breakfast

8:15

WELCOME
Julie Rabinovitz, MPH

8:30

BREAKFAST PLENARY - Three Innovations that Will Impact Clinicians in the Next Three Years (Rx = .75 hr.)
Michael Policar, MD, MPH

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

Consumer access to combined hormonal contraceptives is rapidly expanding, owing to state laws that allow pharmacists and registered nurses to furnish certain contraceptives, as well as five telemedicine-based “apps” that make combined hormonal methods available to most women without a clinician visit. Whether this has the possibility of becoming a “disruptive innovation” in family planning will be explored. Secondly, three national quality metrics that will be used to measure the quality of family planning services have been endorsed by the National Quality Forum (NQF), a development which is sure to impact family planning practices of both primary care and ObGyn clinicians. The calculation of each metric, and the likely impact on primary care providers, will be discussed. Thirdly, the content of well women visits continues to evolve, with far less physical assessment for most women, freeing up more time for counseling. Counseling women in the context divergent national guidelines regarding certain cancer screening tests will be reviewed.

10:00

Exhibits/Refreshment Break

10:30

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #1

#11 The Latest in Zika Screening & Education in Family Planning Settings
Diana Ramos, MD, MPH

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

Participants will learn the status of the Zika infection in the US. Information on the latest information on counseling and testing will be reviewed. Recommendations for the prevention of Zika infection sexual transmission will be reviewed.

#12 Advanced Skills for Challenging IUC Placements and Removals (Rx = 1.25 hrs.)
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC
Michael Policar, MD, MPH

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

This session reviews advanced concepts in the clinical management of IUC patients. Topics discussed include difficult IUC placements, pain relief principles and application, management of IUC complications and tips for patient-centered responses to IUC complaints and side effects.

#13 Update on HIV Prevention for Women (Rx = .25 hr.)
Margaret “Janie” Caplan, MD, MSc

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

This session will focus on updates in HIV prevention methods for at-risk women. We will review HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) currently FDA-approved for clinical use, namely oral tenofovir-emtricitabine (TDF/FTC), as well as other methods in the pipeline currently being studied in clinical trials. We will discuss issues surrounding clinical decisions on whom to offer PrEP. We will review guidelines for prescription, monitoring, and follow-up of patients on oral TDF/FTC, highlighting gender differences related to pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics and adherence based on recent data.

#14 More Perfect, Less Typical: Increasing the Effectiveness of Second Tier Contraception (Rx = .25 hr.)
Amber Eisenmann, MS
Andria Hancock-Crear, MPH

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

Despite increasing awareness of long acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs), the birth control pill remains the most widely used reversible contraceptive method in the United States. The pill, and other second tier contraceptives, can be very effective if used correctly and consistently. However, in real life, the gap between perfect use and typical use illustrates how challenging these methods can be. This session will address how we can help our patients who choose these options become more perfect users by fully discussing common mistakes and assisting them in making realistic and effective back-up plans.

11:45

Exhibits/Refreshment Break

12:00 PM

LUNCH PLENARY - The Federal and State Policy Landscape for Women’s Health (Lunch and CE credit provided.)
Alina Salganicoff, PhD

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

The 2016 election brought unprecedented challenges to the delivery of sexual and reproductive health services. This session will provide an update on the status of changes in state and federal policy that affect access to abortion and contraception. Key issues to be discussed include the status of the Affordable Care Act, changes to Medicaid and Title X, and the state of the family planning safety net, as well state efforts to shape reproductive health care policy and care.

1:15

Exhibits/Refreshment Break

1:30

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #2

#21 Beyond the Individual Exploration of STI Health Disparities Among High Impact Populations
Janeane Anderson, PhD, MPH

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

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that each year there are 20 million new sexually transmitted infections (STIs) that occur in the United States (CDC, 2015). Sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, disproportionately impact communities of color (e.g., African Americans and Latinos), adolescents, women & girls, and sexual and gender minorities (SGM). Differences in infection rates among vulnerable populations cannot be fully explained by differences in individual risk behaviors. Rather, a host of mezzo- and macro-level factors contribute to the continued persistence of STI disparities (e.g., discrimination/microaggressions, environmental injustice, wealth inequality, healthcare access barriers). In the absence of candid, provider-initiated conversations and innovative methods for engaging patients in healthcare systems, STI-related disparities persist will remain. This conference session identifies knowledge gaps pertaining to root causes of STI-related health disparities and highlights new methods for addressing sexual health needs of high-impact, vulnerable communities.

#22 Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: Now What Should We Do? (Rx = .25 hr.)
Anita Nelson, MD

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

The current definition of PCOS has greatly expanded the numbers of women diagnosable with PCOS and has further confused ideas about possible etiologies, needed diagnostic tests and appropriate therapies for women with PCOS. This lecture will review the current guidelines from ACOG and the Endocrine Society and will outline possible shortcuts appropriate especially in low-resource settings. It also advances the suggestion that PCOS might well be treated as a “modifier” for the woman’s presenting problem.

#23 Making Policy a Reality for Patients: Integrating New Reproductive Health Laws into Clinical Practice
Amy Moy

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

The new political environment on the federal level poses new threats to sexual and reproductive health access. It’s now up to state governments and providers to make access to quality sexual and reproductive health care a reality for all patients in need of these essential services. Recent policy victories have the potential to significantly expand access when they are put into clinical practice and when patients know about their new rights. This workshop will present information about new laws related to sexual and reproductive health care. Participants will learn how providers in diverse settings are operationalizing these new policies and incorporating new policy information into their patient education efforts. Best practices and lessons learned will be discussed to inform implementation, support adoption of similar measures in other states, and identify new policies needed to continue to break down access barriers that remain.

#24 LARC Promotion: What It Is and What It Is Not (Rx = .25 hr.)
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC

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

Implants and IUDs are safe, effective, and have the highest patient satisfaction and continuation rates among methods -- all excellent reason to "promote" these highly effective methods. But what does it mean to “promote” a contraceptive method? Together, we grapple with delicate issues like counseling vs. persuasion; socio-economic considerations with contraception; lack of coverage for removals; provider requests that patients continue with a method for a specific time period; and clarifying the goal of family planning for the individual vs. the payer, the provider, the State, and the population.

2:45

Exhibits/Refreshment Break

3:15

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #3

#31 STDs in LA County
Leo Moore, MD, MSHPM

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

This presentation will provide an update on the Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) epidemiological data as well as prevention and treatment strategies being utilized to address STD rates in Los Angeles County.

#32 New Guidelines for Menopause Management (Rx = .75 hr.)
Michael Policar, MD, MPH

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

This session will focus modifications in the updated North American Menopause Society (NAMS) guidelines and will focus on the treatment options for a variety on menopausal symptoms. In particular, newer products to treat hot flashes and genitourinary syndrome of menopause will be highlighted.

#33 New Contraceptive Methods on the Horizon (Rx = .75 hr.)
Anita Nelson, MD

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

Although the most effective way to reduce unintended pregnancy rates in the US would be to persuade women who have unprotected intercourse, even though they do not desire pregnancy, to use any method, it is hoped that innovation will develop contraceptive options that may appeal to more women and help them use their methods more consistently. New developments are being investigated for everything from new IUDs to new spermicides , from new patches to new apps for fertility awareness. This talk will provide a comprehensive overview of all those possibilities.

#34 Sexual Agency in the Era of Social Media
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC

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

Social media permeates every aspect of the lives of youth and emerging adults. Do healthcare providers understand the impact that this has on the development of a young person's sexuality? This session presents the recorded voices of young people discussing the sexuality of their generation. These high quality recordings and preliminary qualitative research data come from the Sexual Agency Project which is a research and performance piece design to explore the intersection between sexual agency and social media.

4:30

Adjourn

Conference Faculty

Janeane N. Anderson PhD, MPH
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Preventive Medicine
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Memphis, Tennessee


Margaret “Janie” Caplan MD, MSc
Physician Specialist
Division 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
Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center
Nurse Practitioner & Consultant
Planned Parenthood
Los Angeles, California

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

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


Jasmine Hutchinson MSPH
Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives
Essential Access Health
Los Angeles, California

Nomsa Khalfani PhD
Senior Vice President of Programs + Strategic Initiative
Essential Access Health
Los Angeles, California

Leo Moore MD, MSHPM
Associate Medical Director
Chief, Provider Support and Quality Assurance
Division of HIV and STD Programs
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Los Angeles, California



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

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

Julie Rabinovitz MPH
President + CEO
Essential Access Health
Berkeley, California

Diana E. Ramos MD, MPH
The Latest in Zika Screening & Education in Family Planning Settings
Director Reproductive Health
Los Angeles County of Los Angeles Public Health
Los Angeles, California



Alina Salganicoff PhD
Vice President and Director, Women’s Health Policy
Kaiser Family Foundation
Menlo Park, California

Jeannine Strunk BSN, RN
Senior Program Manager
Contemporary Forums

Accreditation

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Contemporary Forums and Essential Access Health. Contemporary Forums is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive up to 9.25 hours Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change. 


Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
Preconference A: 3 ANCC/3.6 CA BRN contact hours
Preconference B: No CE/CME credit for this session
Preconference C: 3 ANCC/3.6 CA BRN contact hours
Main Conference: 6.25 ANCC/7.5 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 6 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 and www.essentialaccess.org            

Nurse-Midwives
Preconference A: 3 hours
Preconference B: No CE/CME credit for this session.
Preconference C: 3 hours
Main Conference:  6.25 hours

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 hours
Preconference B: None available
Preconference C: .75 hour
Main Conference:  3 hours available

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 CME credit for this session.
Preconference C: 3 credits
Main Conference:  6.25 credits 

Contemporary Forums designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 9.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has assigned up to 9 cognate credits to the Preconferences and Main Conference.

 This Live activity, Women's Health Update 2017, with a beginning date of 10/23/2017, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to  9.25 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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 hours
Preconference B: No CME credit for this session.
Preconference C: 3 hours
Main Conference:  6.25 hours

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: 1 contact hour
Main Conference:  6.25 contact hours*

This program has been designated  for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 7.25 total Category 1 continuing education contact hours (CECH – entry level) by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing Inc. (NCHEC) 

*No credit will be awarded for Concurrent Session #12 Advanced Skills for Challenging IUC placement.

Certified Public Health

This event was sponsored by Essential Access Health, an approved provider of CPH Recertification Credits by the National Board of Public Health Examiners for 9.25 credits.

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 43 continuing education organizations to receive Joint Accreditation.

Location

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

Hotel/Travel

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 ZXAY744468. 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#03000264. 

 

 

Hotel Accommodations

  • A limited block of rooms is being held for conference attendees at the Doubletree by Hilton Los Angeles Downtown, 120 South Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Special room block rates available at the Hilton Los Angeles Downtown, based on room availability, from 10/22/17 to 10/24/2017 for those wishing to extend their stay to enjoy area activities or qualify for discount airfares.

  • Rates: $205 single/double
    Rates are per room and subject to prevailing state and local taxes.

  • To reserve your room online, please visit our website at ContemporaryForums.com for details.

  • To obtain the special group rates, make your reservation before September 29, 2017. 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 800-445-8667 and inform them that you are attending the Women’s Health Update 2017/Essential Access Health. 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 (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 location. The hotel will provide transportation to the California Endowment Building. The hotel is also located just one half mile from Union Station, the center of public transportation in Los Angeles.

 

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: IUC Placement and Removal - CLOSED

All Attendess

Early Registration Fee
(On or before September 10, 2017)

$125.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After September 10, 2017)

$150.00

Preconference B: Nexplanon Placement and Removal

All Attendess

Early Registration Fee
(On or before September 10, 2017)

$125.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After September 10, 2017)

$150.00

Preconference C: Advanced Colposcopy Case Studies

All Attendess

Early Registration Fee
(On or before September 10, 2017)

$125.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After September 10, 2017)

$150.00

MAIN CONFERENCE & ONE PRECONFERENCE OR MAIN CONFERENCE ONLY

Nurse, Certified Health Educator, Certified Nurse Midwife, Other

Early Registration Fee
(On or before September 10, 2017)

$325.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After September 10, 2017)

$375.00

 

* Postmarked or phone/fax/online registration and fees received on/before September 10.

Your tuition includes continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, lunch on Tuesday, October 24, Certificate of Attendance and online access to posted presentation handouts before and after the conference.

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.

Register Online, or by Phone, Fax or Mail (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 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. 

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 9). 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, 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

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CONFERENCE INFORMATION FOR

WOMEN’S HEALTH UPDATE 2017 PRESENTED BY ESSENTIAL ACCESS HEALTH + CONTRACEPTIVE TECHNOLOGY
Los Angeles, CA           October 23 + 24

Thank you for registering for the Women’s Health Update 2017 presented by Essential Access Health + Contraceptive Technology conference, being held October 23 + 24, at the California Endowment, 1000 Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

PRECONFERENCE CHECK-IN

Preconference Monday, October 23 at 12:30pm. 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

Tuesday, October 24 from 7:30 - 8:15 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.

RECORDINGS

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.

 

 

CONFERENCE LOCATION

The conference is taking place at the California Endowment located at 1000 Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

HOTEL INFORMATION

  • A limited block of rooms is being held for conference attendees at the Doubletree by Hilton Los Angeles Downtown, 120 South Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Special group rates which will be in effect, based on room availability, from 10/22/17 to 10/24/2017 for those wishing to extend their stay to enjoy area activities or qualify for discount airfares. Rates: $205 single/double Rates are per room and subject to prevailing state and local taxes.

  • For room reservations, call 800-445-8667 and inform them that you are attending the Women’s Health Update 2017/Essential Access Health 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 (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 location. The hotel will provide transportation to the California Endowment Building. The hotel is also located just one half mile from Union Station, the center of public transportation in Los Angeles.

 

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THANK YOU FOR REGISTERING FOR THE WOMEN’S HEALTH UPDATE 2017 PRESENTED BY ESSENTIAL ACCESS HEALTH + CONTRACEPTIVE TECHNOLOGY 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

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Women’s Health Update participants make critical decisions every day to improve operational efficiencies and clinical outcomes. These decisions are more pressing than ever as providers adapt to the changing health care landscape.

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