Contraceptive Technology Washington, DC, DC • April 4 - 7, 2018
Grand Hyatt

Join us and the Authors of Contraceptive Technology for a can’t miss event! The 2018 “CT” conference will exceed your expectations. Our faculty, your colleagues and the Authors will provide answers and problem-solving guidance to assist you in working through challenging clinical situations and towards improved outcomes for your patients.

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Overview

Come Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Contraceptive Technology Conferences!

What makes the 2018 conferences special and exciting?

  • The Ward Cates Scholarship will provide FREE Main Conference Tuition, travel, hotel and per diem for one lucky attendee in Washington, DC!
  • The Ward Cates Scholarship will also provide FREE Main Conference Tuition, travel, hotel and per diem for one deserving student!
  • Meet and chat with our stellar faculty at a complementary Wine and Cheese reception!
  • Six vibrant Preconferences include 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.
  • NCC has coded all conference sessions to help NCC Certified RNs and NPs choose sessions that will complete their educational plans.
  • New Clinicians are welcome. If you graduated in 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.
  • 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.

Washington, DC

A unique blend of politics, diplomacy and history. Tour the impressive Capitol Building and the original Supreme Court Chambers, where landmark decisions are made. You won't want to miss the Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and Martin Luther King Memorial to get a glimpse into the lives of the great men who formed the basic concepts of our democracy. The Vietnam, Korean War and FDR Memorials are vivid reminders of key moments in our nation’s history.

  • Discuss current research as well as recent and future developments in contraceptive technology.
  • Fine-tune your contraceptive management skills, including contraception for women with chronic medical conditions and perimenopausal contraception.
  • Develop strategies for providing care to LGBTQ patients, including screening and hormonal management.
  • Examine screening and clinical management of common and complex challenges in women's health and primary care, including STDs, vaginitis, abnormal vaginal bleeding, chronic pelvic pain, abnormal pap management, migraine headaches, PCOS and others.
  • Keep abreast of health policy issues in a constantly changing healthcare environment.
  • Update the Postpartum and Well-Woman visits, incorporating new guidelines.
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurse-Midwives
  • Registered Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Pharmacists
  • Health Educators
  • Public Health Professionals
  • Case Managers
  • ...and other health professionals interested in contraceptive management and women’s healthcare.

Conference Program

Wednesday, April 4

Preconference A: IUD Placement Fundamentals: A Practicum

This session is a hands-on practicum designed for clinicians who want comprehensive instruction in IUD placement. Learners will acquire the skills required to safely and correctly place each of the IUD products that are available in the United States. The session includes detailed instruction in use of a tenaculum and uterine sound, followed by step-by-step guidelines and practice for the placement of each device.

This Preconference will enable you to:

  • Identify reasons for use of a tenaculum during IUD placement.
  • Describe correct use of uterine sound during IUD placement.
  • Demonstrate correct hand skills necessary for placement of the copper IUD and each of the three levonorgestrel IUDs.
  • Explain the differences in four IUD products available in the U.S.
  • Summarize the U.S. MEC category 3 and 4 recommendations regarding levonorgestrel and copper IUDs.

Rx = Pharmacology Credit for Advanced Practice Clinicians

ACPE = Credit for Pharmacists

WHNP-BC = NCC Codes

 

 

7:00 AM

Preconference A Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:00

PCA - IUD Placement Fundamentals: A Practicum (Rx = 4 hr.)
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC
Michael Policar, MD, MPH

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

Preconference B: Sexually Transmitted Infections: What Clinicians Need to Know

Presented in affiliation with the California, Alabama-North Carolina and New England STD/HIV Prevention Training Centers, this Preconference will address screening and treatment regimens, as well as counseling dilemmas, for a variety of sexually transmitted infections, including syphilis. A case-based approach will help you problem-solve clinical challenges with our expert faculty. This is an interactive opportunity to have your questions answered, so plan to come prepared with challenging cases from your practice. Past attendees have found this to be a comprehensive and valuable clinical update on STI's.

This Preconference will enable you to:

  • Describe the latest STD trends and epidemiology in the U.S. and relevant updated management recommendations.
  • Incorporate appropriate counseling and management strategies for vaginitis.
  • Review the epidemiology of syphilis in women and congenital syphilis, screening recommendations, common manifestations, and treatment.

 

7:00 AM

Preconference B Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:00

STIs in 2018: What Do Clinicians Need to Know? (Rx = .5 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-843-L01-P (.5 contact hour.)
Gail Bolan, MD

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

8:30

Update on Vaginitis: Taking Charge of Discharge (Rx = .75 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-844-L01-P (.75 contact hour.)
Alison Marshall, RN, MSN, FNP-C

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

9:15

Genital Herpes: Managing the Sore and More (Rx = .25 hr)
ACPE #0263-000-18-845-L01-P (.75 contact hour.)
Nicholas Van Wagoner, MD, PhD, FACP

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

10:00

Refreshment Break

10:15

The Return of Syphilis: Update on Syphilis Screening and Treatment in Women (Rx = .5 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-846-L01-P (.75 contact hour.)
Susan Tuddenham, MD, MPH

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

11:00

STI Clinical Pearls: Challenging Cases (Rx = .75 hr.) Q & D (Rx = .25 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-847-L01-P (1.25 contact hour.)
Faculty Panel

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

12:15 PM

Adjourn

Preconference C: From Menarch to Menopause: The Fundamentals of Contraception

This Preconference will provide clinicians with practial guidance as well as evidence-based information about the use of contraception, not only for pregnancy prevention but also for its non-contraceptive benefits, in women in 3 distinct stages of life.

 

7:00 AM

Preconference C Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:00

Contraceptive Guidelines for Adolescents (Rx = .75.hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-848-L01-P (.75 contact hour.)
Carrie Cwiak, MD, MPH

NCC Codes
WHNP-BC - Pharmacology (Code 4)

8:45

Using Contraception for Menstrual Disorders Throughout the Reproductive Live Cycle (Rx = 1 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-849-L01-P (1 contact hour.)
Anita Nelson, MD

NCC Codes
WHNP-BC - Pharmacology (Code 4)

9:45

Refreshment Break

10:00

Cancer and Contraception: Prevention and Risk (Rx = .75 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-850-L01-P (.75 contact hr.)
Carrie Cwiak, MD, MPH

NCC Codes
WHNP-BC - Pharmacology (Code 4)

10:45

Contraception for the Perimenopausal Woman (Rx = .5 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-851-L01-P (.5 contact hr.)
Anita Nelson, MD

NCC Codes
WHNP-BC - Pharmacology (Code 4)

11:15

Challenging Contraceptive Cases: From Menarche to Menopause (Rx = 1 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-852-L01-P (1 contact hr.)
Sophia Airhart, MD, FACC

NCC Codes
WHNP-BC - Pharmacology (Code 4)

12:15 PM

Adjourn

Preconference D: Taking Your IUD Skills to the Next Level

This session provides advanced, evidence based guidance for the clinical management of IUD patients.  This is designed as a stand-alone session for experienced clinicians already performing IUD placements or as "part 2" for participants in the morning practicum session. Discussion begins with patient-centered IUD counseling tips and nuances of informed consent. Following this, successful strategies for dealing with difficult IUD placements will be presented. These include placements in obese patients, patients with fibroids, and traversing the challenging internal os. Pain prevention and management during outpatient procedures, responding to IUD complaints and side effects, and prevention and management of IUD complications will be discussed in detail. An interactive discussion regarding efficient practices for same-day IUD placement, as well as case studies in coding and reimbursement, will close the session.

This Preconference will enable you to:

  • Implement improved hand skills during use of a uterine sound in such a way as to minimize perforation risk.
  • Describe a checklist for strategies for removal of an IUD with no visible strings.
  • List 4 possible complications of IUD placement and demonstrate patient-centered language when describing these.
  • Demonstrate prevention of vasovagal syncope.

 

12:45 PM

Preconference D Registration

1:15

Patient Centered Counseling and Informed Consent (RX=.5 hr)
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC

2:00

Difficult Placements (Rx = .75 hr.)
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC
Michael Policar, MD, MPH

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

2:45

Pain Prevention and Management (Rx = .5 hr.)
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC
Michael Policar, MD, MPH

NCC Codes
WHNP-BC - Pharmacology (Code 4)

3:15

Responding to IUD Complaints and Side Effects (Rx = .25 hr.)
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC
Michael Policar, MD, MPH

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

3:30

Refreshment Break

3:45

IUD Complications: Prevention and Management (Rx = 1 hr. )
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC
Michael Policar, MD, MPH

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

4:45

Efficient Practice for Same-Day Placement of IUDs (Rx = .25 hr.)
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC
Michael Policar, MD, MPH

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

5:00

Coding and Reimbursement / Q & A (Rx = .25 hr.)
Michael Policar, MD, MPH

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

5:30

Adjourn

Preconference E: Managing Contraceptive Side Effects: From Abdominal Pain to Zits

Since the introduction of the original, very high dose birth control pills, clinical trials (and product labeling) have reported adverse events that occurred to women while they were using the hormonal contraceptive being studied. Over time, women have come to expect that a wide range of problems may plague them when they use those hormonal methods. These expectations have made women reluctant to use these contraceptives and if they do try them, to discontinue their use. In this series of talks we will first explore the available evidence to determine which of all these completes women present with are attributable to the hormones. Then, method by method, in a case-based approach, we will explore how to minimize and/or treat the complaints women do have.

This Preconference will enable you to:

  • List risks and side effects attributable to the estrogens and progestins used in hormonal contraception based on evidence.
  • Describe how to counsel women about other side effects commonly attributed to hormonal contraception.
  • Explain the basis for unscheduled bleeding and other abnormal bleeding patterns seen with various hormonal contraceptives and describe therapies that can be used to treat those bleeding complaints.
  • Outline approaches to use to treat women who complain of other hormonally-related side effects.

 

12:45 PM

Preconference E Registration

1:15

Contraceptive Hormonal Risks and Side Effects: What are the Facts? (Rx = .75 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-853-L01-P (.75 contact hr.)
Anita Nelson, MD

NCC Codes
WHNP-BC - Pharmacology (Code 4)

2:00

What Can We Do About Abnormal Bleeding Patterns with CHCs and Progestin-Only Methods? (Case-Based) (Rx = 1 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-854-L01-P (1 contact hr.)
Anita Nelson, MD

NCC Codes
WHNP-BC - Pharmacology (Code 4)

3:00

Rapid Review of the Generations of Progestins, Their Properties, Their Promises and Their Problems (Rx = .5 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-855-L01-P (.5 contact hr.)
Anita Nelson, MD

NCC Codes
WHNP-BC - Pharmacology (Code 4)

3:30

Refreshment Break

3:45

How Do You Choose What Pill to Start Her on and What Pill to Change Her to? (Case-Based) (Rx = 1 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-856-L01-P (1 contact hr.)
Anita Nelson, MD

NCC Codes
WHNP-BC - Pharmacology (Code 4)

4:45

What About Side Effects With Other Hormonal Methods? (Case-Based) (Rx = .5 hr.) Q &A (Rx = .25 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-857-L01-P (.75 contact hr.)
Anita Nelson, MD

NCC Codes
WHNP-BC - Pharmacology (Code 4)

5:30

Adjourn

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

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 clinicians’ 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.

 

12:45 PM

Preconference F Registration

Thursday, April 5

MAIN CONFERENCE

8:00 AM

Program Overview and Objectives
Bob Hatcher, MD, MPH
Deborah Kowal, MA, PA

8:15

Dr. Felicia H. Stewart Memorial Keynote: 52 Years of Family Planning Cases (Rx = .25 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-858-L01-P (.5 contact hr.)
Bob Hatcher, MD, MPH

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

8:45

How to Stop the Flooding. Enough Already (Rx = .5 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-859-L01-P (.5 contact hr.)
Anita Nelson, MD

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

9:15

Hot Topics in STDs (Rx = .25 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-860-L01-P (.75 contact hr.)
Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA

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

10:30

Reproductive Health Policy in 2018: What’s Changed, What Hasn’t?
Michael Policar, MD, MPH

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

11:00

Clinical Tools to Facilitate Contraceptive Satisfaction and Continuation (Rx = .5 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-861-L01-P (.5 contact hr.)
Lisa Stern, MSN, MA, RN

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

11:30

Designing Contraceptive Clinics that Work for Teens / Q&D (Rx = .25 hr.)
Aletha Akers, MD, MPH, FACOG

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

1:30 PM

Clinical Pearls from Challenging Cases (Rx = 1 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-862-L01-P (1.5 contact hr.)
Sophia Airhart, MD, FACC

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

3:00

Refreshment Break

3:30

PCOS: An Evolving Concept (Rx = .25 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-863-L01-P (.5 contact hr.)
Anita Nelson, MD

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

4:00

Sexual Desire Definitions, Treatments, Controversies (Rx = .25 hr.) Q&D (Rx = .25 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-864-L01-P (1 contact hr.)
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC

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








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

Friday, April 6

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

8:00 AM

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

#11 Focus on Hormonal Contraception: Challenging Cases (Rx = 1 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-865-L01-P (1 contact hr.)
Bob Hatcher, MD, MPH

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

#12 ♦ Not Again! Case Studies in Recurrent Vaginitis (Rx = .5 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-866-L01-P (1 contact hr.)
Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA

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

#13 Photoquiz: Genital Skin Conditions (Rx = .75 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-867-L01-P (1 contact hr.)
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC
Michael Policar, MD, MPH

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

#14 Managing Early Pregnancy Loss (Rx = .25 hr.)
Carrie Cwiak, MD, MPH

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

#15 Dealing with Diabetes and Reproductive Health (Rx = 1 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-868-L01-P (1 contact hr.)
Eleanor Schwarz, MD, MS

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

9:15

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

#21♦ Updating the Postpartum Visit: Incorporating New Recommendations and Guidelines (Rx =. 5 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-869-L01-P (1 contact hr.)
Anita Nelson, MD

NCC Codes
Normal Physiology and Management (Code 1)

#22 Nobody Home? How to Manage a Pregnancy of Unknown Location
Alison Edelman, MD, MPH

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

#23 Contraceptive Cases: Complications, Side Effects and Benefits in Teens (Rx = 1 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-870-L01-P (1 contact hr.)
Aletha Akers, MD, MPH, FACOG

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

#24 I’ve Got HPV! Update and Counseling Strategies (Rx = .5 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-871-L01-P (1 contact hr.)
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC

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

#25 It Takes Two to Tango: Partner Management Strategies for STIs (Rx = .25 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-872-L01-P (1 contact hr.)
Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA

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

10:45

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

#31♦ What’s New in the 2017 NAMS Menopause Treatment Guidelines (Rx = .75 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-873-L01-P (1 contact hr.)
Michael Policar, MD, MPH

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

#32 Breastfeeding and Birth Control: Short and Long-Term Effects on Women’s Health (Rx = 1 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-874-L01-P (1 contact hr.)
Eleanor Schwarz, MD, MS

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

#33 Incorporating Evidence and Patient Preferences: Challenging Contraceptive Counseling Cases (Rx = 1 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-875-L01-P (1 contact hr.)
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC

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

#34 What’s Going on Down There? STD Case Studies (Rx = .75 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-876-L01-P (1 contact hr.)
Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA

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

#35 Improving Sexual Health Services for Transgender Patients: Hormonal Management and Other Issues (Rx = .25 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-877-L01-P (1 contact hr.)
Carrie Cwiak, MD, MPH

11:45

Roundtable Luncheon with Faculty
ACPE #0263-000-18-878-L01-P (1 contact hr.)
Sophia Airhart, MD, FACC

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

1:15 PM

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

#41 ♦ Ouch! Pelvic Pain in Adolescents (Rx = .25 hr.)
Aletha Akers, MD, MPH, FACOG

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

#42 The Technology of Contraception, Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow (Rx = 1 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-879-L01-P (1 contact hr.)
Lisa Stern, MSN, MA, RN

NCC Codes
WHNP-BC - Pharmacology (Code 4)

#43 Office Management of Bartholin Duct and Vulvar Abscesses (Rx = .25 hr.)
Michael Policar, MD, MPH

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

#44 How to Manage Medications that Interact with Contraception (Rx = 1 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-880-L01-P (1 contact hr.)
Alison Edelman, MD, MPH

NCC Codes
WHNP-BC - Pharmacology (Code 4)

#45 Patient-Centered Contraception Counseling: Beyond LARC (Rx = 1 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-881-L01-P (1 contact hr.)
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC

NCC Codes
WHNP-BC - Pharmacology (Code 4)

2:45

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

#51There's an App for that: Integrating Mobile Technology Into Your Women's Health Practice
Lisa Stern, MSN, MA, RN

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

#52 The First Time: The Initial Reproductive Health Visit for Adolescents (Rx = .5 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-882-L01-P (1 contact hr.)
Aletha Akers, MD, MPH, FACOG

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

#53 What’s New with the Pill? (Rx = 1 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-883-L01-P (1 contact hr.)
Carrie Cwiak, MD, MPH

NCC Codes
WHNP-BC - Pharmacology (Code 4)

#54 GYN Cancer Screening Guidelines: 2018 Update
Anita Nelson, MD

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

#55 ♦ The Well-Woman Visit: A Focus on Three Controversies
Michael Policar, MD, MPH

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

Saturday, April 7

8:00 AM

Too New to Include: Late Breakers on Innovation in Reproductive Health (Rx = .5 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-884-L01-P (1 contact hr.)
Sophia Airhart, MD, FACC

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

9:00

Who Needs Estrogen? An Update on Progestin-Only Contraception (Rx = .75 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-886-L01-P (.75 contact hr.)
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC

NCC Codes
WHNP-BC - Pharmacology (Code 4)

9:45

Pregnancy Prevention and Family Building for Transgender and Gender Expansive Persion (Rx = .25 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-887-L01-P (.5 contact hr.)
Carrie Cwiak, MD, MPH

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

10:30

The Emperor Has No Clothes: Unintended Pregnancy and Adverse Health Impacts
Deborah Kowal, MA, PA

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

11:15

Not Just Birth Control! Hormonal Treatments for Acne, Bleeding, Cancer and More (Rx .5 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-885-L01-P (.5 contact hr.)
Eleanor Schwarz, MD, MS

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

11:45

Plan C: Ensuring That Your Plan B Works (Rx = .5 hr.) Q&A (Rx = .25 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-18-888-L01-P (.75 contact hr.)
Alison Edelman, MD, MPH

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

Conference Faculty

Sophia Airhart MD, FACC
"Sophia Airhart, MD, FACC
Assistant Professor of Medicine
The University of Arizona College of Medicine
Tucson, Arizona"

Aletha Y. Akers MD, MPH, FACOG
Medical Director of Adolescent Gynecology Consultative Service
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Pediatrics
Clinical Educator
The Craig Dalsimer Division of Adolescent Medicine
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rebecca H. Allen MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Attending OB/GYN Physician
Women and Infants Hospital
Providence, Rhode Island

Gail Bolan MD
Director, Division of STD Prevention
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, Georgia

Donna Brian PhD, CRNP
Program Manager
Contemporary Forums

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

Carrie Cwiak MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Director, Division of Family Planning
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Emory University School of Medicine
Medical Director, Family Planning Clinic
Grady Health System
Atlanta, Georgia

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

Bob 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
Director, Division of Infectious Diseases
C. Glenn Cobbs, M.D., Endowed Professor in Infectious Diseases
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
Birmingham, Alabama

Alison Marshall RN, MSN, FNP-C
Faculty, Connell School of Nursing Boston College
Faculty, Sylvie Ratelle STD/HIV Prevention Center of New England
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

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

Faculty Panel

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

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

Lisa Stern MSN, MA, RN
Vice President of Medical Services, Planned Parenthood Northern California
Clinical Faculty, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
San Francisco, California

Susan Tuddenham MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases
Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine
Washington, DC

Nicholas J. Van Wagoner MD, PhD, FACP
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Assistant Dean for Students
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
Birmingham, Alabama

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.

Case Manager

Preconference A: IUD Placement Fundamentals: A Practicum : 4.00 hours
Preconference B: Sexually Transmitted Infections: What Clinicians Need to Know: 4.00 hours
Preconference C: From Menarch to Menopause: The Fundamentals of Contraception: 4.00 hours
Preconference D: Taking Your IUD Skills to the Next Level: 4.00 hours
Preconference E: Managing Contraceptive Side Effects: From Abdominal Pain to Zits: 4.00 hours
Preconference F: Clinical Training for NEXPLANON® (etonogestrel implant): 0.00 hours
Full Main Conference: 16.25 hours
Roundtable Luncheon with the Faculty: 1.00 hours

FNP/ANP

Preconference A: IUD Placement Fundamentals: A Practicum : 4.00 hours
Preconference B: Sexually Transmitted Infections: What Clinicians Need to Know: 4.00 hours
Preconference C: From Menarch to Menopause: The Fundamentals of Contraception: 4.00 hours
Preconference D: Taking Your IUD Skills to the Next Level: 4.00 hours
Preconference E: Managing Contraceptive Side Effects: From Abdominal Pain to Zits: 4.00 hours
Preconference F: Clinical Training for NEXPLANON® (etonogestrel implant): 0.00 hours
Full Main Conference: 16.25 hours
Roundtable Luncheon with the Faculty: 1.00 hours

Certified Nurse Midwife

Preconference A: IUD Placement Fundamentals: A Practicum : 4.00 ANCC / 4.80 CA BRN contact hours
Preconference B: Sexually Transmitted Infections: What Clinicians Need to Know: 4.00 ANCC / 4.80 CA BRN contact hours
Preconference C: From Menarch to Menopause: The Fundamentals of Contraception: 4.00 ANCC / 4.80 CA BRN contact hours
Preconference D: Taking Your IUD Skills to the Next Level: 4.00 ANCC / 4.80 CA BRN contact hours
Preconference E: Managing Contraceptive Side Effects: From Abdominal Pain to Zits: 4.00 ANCC / 4.80 CA BRN contact hours
Preconference F: Clinical Training for NEXPLANON® (etonogestrel implant): 0.00 ANCC / 0.00 CA BRN contact hours
Full Main Conference: 16.25 ANCC / 19.50 CA BRN contact hours
Roundtable Luncheon with the Faculty: 1.00 ANCC / 1.20 CA BRN contact hours

New Graduate

Preconference A: IUD Placement Fundamentals: A Practicum : 4.00 hours
Preconference B: Sexually Transmitted Infections: What Clinicians Need to Know: 4.00 hours
Preconference C: From Menarch to Menopause: The Fundamentals of Contraception: 4.00 hours
Preconference D: Taking Your IUD Skills to the Next Level: 4.00 hours
Preconference E: Managing Contraceptive Side Effects: From Abdominal Pain to Zits: 4.00 hours
Preconference F: Clinical Training for NEXPLANON® (etonogestrel implant): 0.00 hours
Full Main Conference: 16.25 hours
Roundtable Luncheon with the Faculty: 1.00 hours

Nurses and Nurse Practitioners

Preconference A: IUD Placement Fundamentals: A Practicum : 4.00 ANCC / 4.80 CA BRN contact hours
Preconference B: Sexually Transmitted Infections: What Clinicians Need to Know: 4.00 ANCC / 4.80 CA BRN contact hours
Preconference C: From Menarch to Menopause: The Fundamentals of Contraception: 4.00 ANCC / 4.80 CA BRN contact hours
Preconference D: Taking Your IUD Skills to the Next Level: 4.00 ANCC / 4.80 CA BRN contact hours
Preconference E: Managing Contraceptive Side Effects: From Abdominal Pain to Zits: 4.00 ANCC / 4.80 CA BRN contact hours
Preconference F: Clinical Training for NEXPLANON® (etonogestrel implant): 0.00 ANCC / 0.00 CA BRN contact hours
Full Main Conference: 16.25 ANCC / 19.50 CA BRN contact hours
Roundtable Luncheon with the Faculty: 1.00 ANCC / 1.20 CA BRN contact hours

Nurse Practitioner

Preconference A: IUD Placement Fundamentals: A Practicum : 4.00 ANCC / 4.80 CA BRN contact hours
Preconference B: Sexually Transmitted Infections: What Clinicians Need to Know: 4.00 ANCC / 4.80 CA BRN contact hours
Preconference C: From Menarch to Menopause: The Fundamentals of Contraception: 4.00 ANCC / 4.80 CA BRN contact hours
Preconference D: Taking Your IUD Skills to the Next Level: 4.00 ANCC / 4.80 CA BRN contact hours
Preconference E: Managing Contraceptive Side Effects: From Abdominal Pain to Zits: 4.00 ANCC / 4.80 CA BRN contact hours
Preconference F: Clinical Training for NEXPLANON® (etonogestrel implant): 0.00 ANCC / 0.00 CA BRN contact hours
Full Main Conference: 16.25 ANCC / 19.50 CA BRN contact hours
Roundtable Luncheon with the Faculty: 1.00 ANCC / 1.20 CA BRN contact hours

NP - Women's Health/OB/GYN

Preconference A: IUD Placement Fundamentals: A Practicum : 4.00 hours
Preconference B: Sexually Transmitted Infections: What Clinicians Need to Know: 4.00 hours
Preconference C: From Menarch to Menopause: The Fundamentals of Contraception: 4.00 hours
Preconference D: Taking Your IUD Skills to the Next Level: 4.00 hours
Preconference E: Managing Contraceptive Side Effects: From Abdominal Pain to Zits: 4.00 hours
Preconference F: Clinical Training for NEXPLANON® (etonogestrel implant): 0.00 hours
Full Main Conference: 16.25 hours
Roundtable Luncheon with the Faculty: 1.00 hours

Physician Assistant

Preconference A: IUD Placement Fundamentals: A Practicum : 4.00 hours
Preconference B: Sexually Transmitted Infections: What Clinicians Need to Know: 4.00 hours
Preconference C: From Menarch to Menopause: The Fundamentals of Contraception: 4.00 hours
Preconference D: Taking Your IUD Skills to the Next Level: 4.00 hours
Preconference E: Managing Contraceptive Side Effects: From Abdominal Pain to Zits: 4.00 hours
Preconference F: Clinical Training for NEXPLANON® (etonogestrel implant): 0.00 hours
Full Main Conference: 16.25 hours
Roundtable Luncheon with the Faculty: 1.00 hours

Resident

Preconference A: IUD Placement Fundamentals: A Practicum : 4.00 hours
Preconference B: Sexually Transmitted Infections: What Clinicians Need to Know: 4.00 hours
Preconference C: From Menarch to Menopause: The Fundamentals of Contraception: 4.00 hours
Preconference D: Taking Your IUD Skills to the Next Level: 4.00 hours
Preconference E: Managing Contraceptive Side Effects: From Abdominal Pain to Zits: 4.00 hours
Preconference F: Clinical Training for NEXPLANON® (etonogestrel implant): 0.00 hours
Full Main Conference: 16.25 hours
Roundtable Luncheon with the Faculty: 1.00 hours

Student/New Graduate

Preconference A: IUD Placement Fundamentals: A Practicum : 4.00 hours
Preconference B: Sexually Transmitted Infections: What Clinicians Need to Know: 4.00 hours
Preconference C: From Menarch to Menopause: The Fundamentals of Contraception: 4.00 hours
Preconference D: Taking Your IUD Skills to the Next Level: 4.00 hours
Preconference E: Managing Contraceptive Side Effects: From Abdominal Pain to Zits: 4.00 hours
Preconference F: Clinical Training for NEXPLANON® (etonogestrel implant): 0.00 hours
Full Main Conference: 16.25 hours
Roundtable Luncheon with the Faculty: 1.00 hours

Location

Hotel/Travel

  • This conference will be held at Grand Hyatt Washington located at 1000 H Street N.W., Washington, DC 20001.
  • Rates: $249 single/double
  • Special group rates are in effect from April 2 to April 7, 2018. To obtain the special group rates, make your reservation before March 2, 2018.
  • For Online Reservations, please click here.
  • For Phone Reservations, call (800) 233-1234, 24 hours daily. For additional hotel information, call the hotel at (202) 582-1234 and inform them that you are attending the Contemporary Forums' Conference Contraceptive Technology
  • Special group rates are in effect for participants and their guests, based on room availability.
  • You must make your reservation early and before the date listed for each hotel. Rooms may sell out before this date.  After the release date, call the hotel as rooms and group rates may no longer be available.
  • Contact the hotel regarding cancellation policy. For arrivals after 3 p.m., call the hotel on the day of travel to reconfirm reservations.
  • To reserver your room online, click HERE
  • Online reservation URL - https://aws.passkey.com/go/ContemporaryForumsConference 

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: IUD Placement Fundamentals: A Practicum

All Attendess

Regular Registration Fee

$0.00

Preconference B: Sexually Transmitted Infections: What Clinicians Need to Know

All Attendess

Regular Registration Fee

$0.00

Preconference C: From Menarch to Menopause: The Fundamentals of Contraception

All Attendess

Regular Registration Fee

$0.00

Preconference D: Taking Your IUD Skills to the Next Level

All Attendess

Regular Registration Fee

$0.00

Preconference E: Managing Contraceptive Side Effects: From Abdominal Pain to Zits

All Attendess

Regular Registration Fee

$0.00

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

All Attendess

Regular Registration Fee

$0.00

MAIN CONFERENCE

Full Main Conference

Regular Registration Fee

$0.00

LUNCHEON

Roundtable Luncheon with the Faculty

All Attendees

Registration Fee

$0.00

NON CE ACTIVITY

Washington by Night

All Attendees

Registration Fee

$0.00

WEBCAST

Webcast - April 4-7, 2018

All Attendees

Regular Registration Fee

$0.00

 

Registrations may not be shared. Children of any age and spouses may not attend sessions. Audio and video recording of speakers, sessions, and/or attendees is strictly prohibited.

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

* New Grads (graduated 2014 or after): To qualify, submit proof of graduation date with registration.

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 $ processing fee will apply. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received or postmarked on/after December 31, 1969. However, tuition paid, less the $ processing fee, may be applied to a future Contemporary Forums conference of equal or greater value. No refunds 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

Contemporary Forums Online 
ContemporaryForumsOnline.com is the leading source for quality accredited healthcare continuing education.  Earn CE on demand by selecting from hundreds of multimedia presentations recorded at our national live conferences.  Each session is presented by expert faculty and topics cover a wide range of clinical areas.  Learn and earn at your convenience. Visit ContemporaryForumsOnline.com.

Contemporary Forums Online GROUP DISCOUNTS
Provide your staff with high-quality continuing education and give your budget a break with Contemporary Forums Online Group Access Account. Organizations of any size can create customized CE programs for staff education and development. To request group account pricing and details, visit ContemporaryForumsOnline.com or call (925) 361-4811.

Attendee Information

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CONFERENCE INFORMATION FOR

CONTRACEPTIVE TECHNOLOGY
Washington, DC, DC           April 4 - 7

Thank you for registering for the Contraceptive Technology conference, being held April 4 - 7, at the .

 

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THANK YOU FOR REGISTERING FOR THE 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

Live Webcast

Webcast - April 4-7, 2018

Regular Registration Fee

$0.00

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