Contraceptive Technology West Anaheim, CA • March 24 - 27, 2019
Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

Join us and the Authors of Contraceptive Technology for a can’t miss event! The 2019 "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

HIGHLIGHTS

What makes the 2019 conferences special and exciting?

  • Receive a FREE COPY of the newest edition of Contraceptive Technology (CT).
  • Attend for FREE! The Willard Cates, Jr., Scholarship will provide free main conference tuition, travel, hotel and per diem for one medical professional and one student to attend the conference in Anaheim 2019. For more information and to apply, visit: ContemporaryForums.com/Will.
  • New Tuition Assistance Program will provide tuition assistance for those in varying states of need to enable more practitioners to benefit from this extraordinary educational conference. For more information and to apply, visit: ContemporaryForums.com/TAP.
  • Six vibrant preconferences including Nexplanon® and IUD training sessions. Hone your IUD insertion skills with all 5 types of IUDs available in the U.S. and enhance your management of IUD complications.
  • Strengthen your immediate postpartum LARC knowledge and IUD insertion skills in a special ACOG workshop.
  • Get new insights into the clinical issues you deal with every day. It’s all practical and it’s all evidence-based.
  • Take away approaches to meet new challenges in your practice: opioid addiction, pertinent infectious diseases among reproductive-age patients, attacks on the science of our field, assuring a patient-centered framework even when there are so many demands on your time, and more.
  • The authors of CT and other nationally known expert faculty invite you to take part in an optional Roundtable Lunch on challenging clinical issues and “up close and personal” discussions.
  • Meet and chat with our stellar faculty at a complimentary Wine and Cheese reception.

Anaheim, CA

This sun-splashed Southern California city, located between Los Angeles and San Diego, is best known as the home to the Disneyland® Resort and the Anaheim Convention Center. Enjoy all that this premier leisure and business destination has to offer with world-famous theme parks and attractions, celebrated restaurants, award-winning local craft breweries, specialty shops, pro sports, cultural museums, top entertainment and unlimited outdoor recreation.

Objectives

  • 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.

Who Should Attend:

  • 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

Sunday, March 24

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 (Rx = 4 hr.)
Michael Policar, MD, MPH
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC

10:15

Refreshment Break

12:15 PM

Adjourn

Preconference B: Back to Basics: The Fundamentals of Contraception

If you are new to family planning or just need a tune-up on the fundamentals, this session is for you!  “Back to Basics” focuses on the essentials you need to help your patients make informed contraceptive decisions and gives you the tools and knowledge to manage hormonal contraceptive challenges.  You won’t want to miss this dynamic educational opportunity where you will interact with a panel of family planning experts!

This preconference will enable you to:

  • Develop strategies for guiding patients of varying ages on contraceptive choice.
  • Discuss practical tips and resources in the clinical management of hormonal contraception.
  • Review the evidence of and need for dual method and back up protection

 

7:00 AM

Preconference B Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:00

Counseling for Different Age Groups
Alison Edelman, MD, MPH

8:30

Integrating Dual Protection and Backup Methods (Rx = .5 hr.)
Alison Edelman, MD, MPH

9:15

Using the U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria (MEC): Getting the Facts Straight! (Rx = .5 hr.)
Jennefer Russo, MD, MPH

10:00

Refreshment Break

10:15

Themes across the U.S. Selected Practice Recommendations (SPR) (Rx = .5 hr.)
Jennefer Russo, MD, MPH

11:00

Challenging Cases: Everything You Wanted to Know About Contraception and Never Had the Chance to Ask! (Rx = .5 hr.)
Alison Edelman, MD, MPH

11:45

Questions and Discussion (Rx = .25 hr.)

12:15 PM

Adjourn

Preconference C: Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs): Clinical Update

Presented in affiliation with the California STD/HIV Prevention and Training Center (PTC) and Seattle PTC, this Preconference will address screening and treatment regimens, as well as counseling dilemmas, for a variety of sexually transmitted infections, including emerging pathogens. A case-based approach will help you problem-solve clinical challenges with our expert faculty. This is an interactive opportunity so plan to come prepared with difficult cases from your practice setting.

This Preconference will enable you to:

  • Focus on incorporating the 2019 recommendations for managing STIs.
  • Update on managing Syphilis and Gonorrhea.
  • Detail appropriate management and counseling for Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV).
  • Discuss strategies for improving Human Papillomavirus (HPV) screening and prevention.

 

7:00 AM

Preconference C Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:00

STIs in 2019: What Do Clinicians Need to Know? (Rx = .5 hr.)
Ina Park, MD, MS

8:45

New Horizons in HSV (Rx = .75 hr.)
Christine Johnston, MD, MPH

9:30

Warts and All: Prevention, Screening and Transmission of HPV (Rx = .25 hr.)
Anna-Barbara Moscicki, MD

10:15

Refreshment Break

10:30

Oral Sex and STIs (Rx = .5 hr.)
Melanie Deal, MSN, WHNP-BC, FNP-BC

11:15

STI Clinical Pearls: Challenging STI Cases (Rx = .75 hr.)
Melanie Deal, MSN, WHNP-BC, FNP-BC
Christine Johnston, MD, MPH
Anna-Barbara Moscicki, MD
Ina Park, MD, MS

11:45

Questions and Discussion (Rx = .25 hr.)

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.)
Michael Policar, MD, MPH
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC

2:45

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

3:15

Refreshment Break

3:30

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

3:45

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

4:45

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

5:00

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

5:30

Adjourn

Preconference E: Immediate Postpartum LARC Training for Clinicians Doing Deliveries

Taught by an IPP LARC clinical expert, this interactive training session for clinicians includes a didactic lecture and hands-on simulation training in addition to resources for continued support for increasing knowledge and skill development. This session will also highlight the need for postpartum contraception and the importance of shared medical decision making for contraceptive counseling. The training’s three components include: didactic lecture, hands-on simulation training, and a Q&A session.

This Preconference will enable you to:

  • Understand the impact of unintended pregnancy in the postpartum period.
  • Summarize existing data on the efficacy and safety of IPP LARC.
  • Understand and practice IPP IUD insertion techniques.
  • Understand the importance of using shared medical decision making for contraceptive counseling.

 

12:45 PM

Preconference E Registration

1:15

Workshop Session
Mark Hathaway, MD, MPH
Mara D'Amico

1:25

Didactic Lecture I: LARC Overview, IPP LARC, Clinical Considerations (Rx = .25 hr.)
Mark Hathaway, MD, MPH

3:00

Questions and Discussion
Mark Hathaway, MD, MPH

2:05

Demo of Hands-On IPP IUD Placement (Rx = .25 hr.)
Mark Hathaway, MD, MPH

2:20

Participant IPP IUD Placement Practice (Rx = .25 hr.)
Mark Hathaway, MD, MPH

2:40

Didactic Lecture II: Reproductive Justice, Contraceptive Counseling (Rx = .25 hr.)
Mark Hathaway, MD, MPH

3:00

Questions and Discussion (Rx = .25 hr.)
Mark Hathaway, MD, MPH

3:15

Refreshment Break

3:30

Didactic Lecture III: Troubleshooting IPP LARC Implementation (Rx = .25 hr.)
Mark Hathaway, MD, MPH

3:55

Questions and Discussion (Rx = .25 hr.)
Mark Hathaway, MD, MPH

4:10

Table Discussions: Systems Issues
Mark Hathaway, MD, MPH

4:40

Table Reports
Mark Hathaway, MD, MPH

4:55

Postpartum Contraceptive Access Initiative (PCAI) Overview and Resources
Mark Hathaway, MD, MPH

5:10

Questions and Discussion
Mark Hathaway, MD, MPH

5:15

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. 

The training is open to advanced practice clinicians with furnishing numbers or
prescribing privileges in their state and to physicians only.

 

12:45 PM

Preconference F Registration

1:15

Clinical Training for Nexplanon® (etonogestrel implant)

4:15

Adjourn

Monday, March 25

MAIN CONFERENCE

7:00 AM

Registration/Exhibits/Continental Breakfast

8:00

Program Overview and Objectives
Bob Hatcher, MD, MPH
Michael Policar, MD, MPH

8:15

Dr. Felicia H. Stewart Memorial Keynote: What Dr. Robert Hatcher Learned from the New Contraceptive Technology Book WHNP-BC - Professional Practice (Code 5)
Bob Hatcher, MD, MPH

8:45

Opioids, Crisis, Family Planning, and Human Rights (Rx = .5 hr.)
Courtney Benedict, MSN, CNM, FNP

9:15

Does Contraceptive Use Increase the Risk of Cancer? (Rx = .5 hr.)
Michael Policar, MD, MPH

9:45

Refreshment Break/Exhibits

10:15

Coming of Age with Contraception (Rx = .5 hr.)
Melanie Deal, MSN, WHNP-BC, FNP-BC

10:45

In the Womb Where it Happens: Mechanisms of Action (Rx = .5 hr.)
Mark Hathaway, MD, MPH

11:15

Managing Discomfort and Anxiety During Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) Insertions and Removals Among Teens (Rx = .5 hr.) + Q&A (RX - .25 hr.)
Aletha Akers, MD, MPH, FACOG

12:15 PM

Lunch on Your Own

1:30

Clinical Pearls from Challenging Cases (Rx = 1 hr.)
Aletha Akers, MD, MPH, FACOG
Mark Hathaway, MD, MPH
Melanie Deal, MSN, WHNP-BC, FNP-BC
Michael Policar, MD, MPH
Ina Park, MD, MS
Courtney Benedict, MSN, CNM, FNP

3:00

Refreshment Break

3:30

Infectious Disease Update in Reproductive Health Settings (Rx = .5 hr.)
Ina Park, MD, MS

4:00

Controversies in Sterilization Procedures (Rx = .5 hr.) + Q&A (RX - .25 hr.)
Jennefer Russo, MD, MPH

5:00

Adjourn

5:15

COMPLIMENTARY WINE & CHEESE RECEPTION WITH THE AUTHORS

Tuesday, March 26

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

7:00 AM

Registration/Exhibits/Continental Breakfast

8:00

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

#11 Challenging Cases in Hormonal Contraception (Rx = 1 hr.)
Bob Hatcher, MD, MPH

#12 Vaginitis Cases (Rx = .5 hr.)
Anita Nelson, MD

#13 Designing Contraceptive Clinics for Teens (Rx = .5 hr.)
Aletha Akers, MD, MPH, FACOG

#14 When Sex Hurts: What to do About Dyspareunia (Rx = .5 hr.)
Melanie Deal, MSN, WHNP-BC, FNP-BC

9:15

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

#21 Medical Missions Abroad (Rx = .25 hr.)
Mark Hathaway, MD, MPH
Virginia (Jennie) Leslie, MD

#22 Contraception Counseling Skills for Challenging Cases (Rx = 1 hr.)
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC

#23 Telehealth in Family Planning: Who Else is Prescribing Hormonal Contraceptives?
Michael Policar, MD, MPH

#24 Making Contraceptive Implants Work in Your Practice (Rx = 1 hr.)
Anita Nelson, MD

10:45

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

#31 Family Planning Cases and Teens: On Tailoring Contraceptive Services for Adolescent and Young Adult Women (Rx = 1 hr.)
Aletha Akers, MD, MPH, FACOG

#32 Cultivating Competency: 10 Best Practices in Training Providers to Deliver High Quality Reproductive Healthcare
Courtney Benedict, MSN, CNM, FNP

#33 What's Going on Down There: Pubic Grooming Practices (Rx = .25 hr.)
Melanie Deal, MSN, WHNP-BC, FNP-BC

#34 Managing Early Pregnancy Loss and Ectopic Pregnancy (Rx = .5 hr.)
Jennefer Russo, MD, MPH

11:45

Roundtable Luncheon with Faculty
Faculty Panel

1:15 PM

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

#41 Removal Tips & Tricks for Deep and Difficult Implant Removal (Rx = 1 hr.)
Mark Hathaway, MD, MPH

#42 Vulvar Dermatology
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC

#43 The Pill 2.0: Advanced Tips and Tricks When Prescribing (Rx = 1 hr.)
Jennefer Russo, MD, MPH

#44 HIV Prevention in the Clinical Setting (Rx = .5 hr.)
Christopher Ried, MD

2:45

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

#51 Be PrePared: The Essential Role of Family Planning Providers in HIV Prevention (Rx = 1 hr.)
Courtney Benedict, MSN, CNM, FNP

#52 Management of Breast Complaints (Rx = .5 hr.)
Michael Policar, MD, MPH

#53 Cases: IUD Complications (Rx = 1 hr.)
Alison Edelman, MD, MPH

#54 STD Cases (Rx = 1 hr.)
Melanie Deal, MSN, WHNP-BC, FNP-BC

Wednesday, March 27

7:00 AM

Registration/Exhibits/Continental Breakfast

8:00

Too New to Include: Late Breakers on Innovation in Reproductive Health (Rx = .5 hr.)
Bob Hatcher, MD, MPH
Faculty Panel

9:00

Responding to Attacks on the Science of Family Planning
Michael Policar, MD, MPH

9:45

Behavioral Contraception: The Forgotten Options (Rx = .25 hr.)
Anita Nelson, MD

10:30

Asking the Right Questions: A Patient-Centered Framework for Efficient Contraception Counseling (Rx = .5 hr.)
Patty Cason, MSN, FNP-BC

11:15

Contraception for LGBTQIA Persons (Rx = .5 hr.)
Jennifer Hastings, MD

11:45

Back to the Future: Contraceptives in the Pipeline (Rx = .5 hr.) + Q&A (RX - .25 hr.)
Alison Edelman, MD, MPH

12:45 PM

Adjourn

Conference Faculty

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

Courtney Benedict MSN, CNM, FNP
Courtney Benedict, CNM, MSN
Associate Director
Medical Standards Implementation
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Sonoma, 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

Mara D'Amico
Program Manager, LARC Program
The American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists
Washington, D.C.

Melanie Deal MSN, WHNP-BC, FNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner, University Health Services
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California
Clinical Faculty, California STD/HIV Prevention Training Center
Oakland, California

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

Jennifer Hastings MD
Director, Transgender Healthcare Program
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte
Assistant Clinical Professor
UCSF Department of Family and Community Medicine
San Francisco, California

Bob A. Hatcher MD, MPH
Conference Chair
Professor Emeritus of GYN and OB
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia

Mark J. Hathaway MD, MPH
Senior Technical Advisor for Family Planning
Jhpiego
An Affiliate of Johns Hopkins University
Washington, DC

Christine Johnston MD, MPH
Project 1 Leader
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Washington
Seattle, Washington

Virginia (Jennie) C. Leslie MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Underserved Care Clinician & Educator
Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center & Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
Portland, Oregon

Anna-Barbara Moscicki MD
Chief, Adolescent Medicine
Professor of Pediatrics
David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, 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

Faculty Panel

Ina Park MD, MS
Associate Professor
Department of Family and Community Medicine
University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
San Francisco, California
Medical Consultant, Division of STD Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, Georgia

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

Christopher Ried MD
Medical Director HIV/STD Services/STD Controller
OC Health Care Agency
County of Orange

Jennefer Russo MD, MPH
Medical Director and
Vice President of Clinical Services
Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties
Assistant Clinical Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of California, Irvine
Orange, California

Harjit K. Sull-Garewal JD
Program Manager
Contemporary Forums

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.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive up to 25.25 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
Preconference A: 4 ANCC/4.8 CA BRN contact hours
Preconference B: 4 ANCC/4.8 CA BRN contact hours
Preconference C: 4 ANCC/4.8 CA BRN contact hours
Preconference D: 4 ANCC/4.8 CA BRN contact hours
Preconference E: 4 ANCC/4.8 CA BRN contact hours
Preconference F: No credit
Main Conference: 16.25 ANCC/19.5 CA BRN contact hours
Roundtable Luncheon: 1 ANCC/1.2 CA BRN contact hours

Contemporary Forums is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #04516.  (CA BRN contact hour = 50 minutes)

ANCC Certified NPs and CNSs
This course provides a maximum of 20 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
Preconference A: 4 hours
Preconference B: 4 hours
Preconference C: 4 hours
Preconference D: 4 hours
Preconference E: 4 hours
Preconference F: No credit
Main Conference: 24.25 hours
Roundtable Luncheon: 1 hour

The Continuing Education Committee of the American College of Nurse-Midwives grants reciprocity status to the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) for Category 1 offerings, providing the program is relevant to nurse-midwifery. Nurse-Midwives may report up to the listed hours of credit. 

Pharmacology Credit for Prescriptive Authority
Preconference A: 4 hours
Preconference B: 2.25 hours
Preconference C: 2.75 hours
Preconference D: 3.5 hours
Preconference E: 1.75 hours
Preconference F: No credit
Main Conference: 12.5 hours available
Roundtable Luncheon: No credit

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

Physicians
Preconference A: 4 credits
Preconference B: 4 credits
Preconference C: 4 credits
Preconference D: 4 credits
Preconference E: 4 credits
Preconference F: No credit
Main Conference: 16.25 credits
Roundtable Luncheon: 1 credits

Contemporary Forums designates this Live Activity for a maximum ­­­­25.25 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 25 cognate credits to this program.

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

In accordance with CA Assembly Bill No. 1195, conference faculty have been advised to include content related to cultural and linguistic competency in the practice of medicine within their presentations, where appropriate.

Physician Assistants
Preconference A: 4 hours
Preconference B: 4 hours
Preconference C: 4 hours
Preconference D: 4 hours
Preconference E: 4 hours
Preconference F: No credit
Main Conference: 16.25 hours
Roundtable Luncheon: 1 hour

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.  Physician Assistants may receive a maximum of the listed hours of Category I credit for completing this program. – Get this from Harjit and logo.

Case Managers

Preconference A: No Credit
Preconference B: 4 contact hours
Preconference C: 4 contact hours
Preconference D: No Credit
Preconference E: 4 contact hours
Preconference F: No Credit
Full Main Conference: 16.75 contact hours
Faculty Roundtable Luncheon: 1 contact hour

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 up to 25.25 CE contact hours.

Pharmacists
Preconference A: No credit
Preconference B: 3.25 hours/ .325 CEUs
Preconference C: 4 hours/.4 CEUs
Preconference D: No credit
Preconference E: No credit
Preconference F: No credit
Main Conference: 10.75 hours/ 1.075 CEUs available
Roundtable Luncheon: 1 hours/.1 CEUs

This conference has multiple ACPE Universal Activity Numbers and is a knowledge-based CPE activity.

Contemporary Forums will utilize CPE Monitor for tracking and reporting of all ACPE accredited sessions. Pharmacists will need to create their e-profile at www.MyCPEmonitor.net in order to obtain their NABP e-Profile ID (ePID). To receive CE credit you must provide your ePID and birth date when you complete your online post-conference evaluations.

Certified Health Education Specialists

Preconference A: No Credit
Preconference B: 4.00 hours
Preconference C: 4.00 hours
Preconference D: No Credit
Preconference E: No Credit
Preconference F: No Credit
Full Main Conference: 16.75 hours
Sponsored by Contemporary Forums, a designated a provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 20.75 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 0 hours.”

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Go for a dip in the crystal-clear Redwood Pool, home to a 90-foot-long, gurgling waterslide that curves around the stump of a giant redwood tree. Retreat to the tranquil Fountain Pool located amid woodsy grounds, bricked walls and rugged boulders. The Mariposa Pool features a companion hot tub plus 6 private cabanas, available to rent for an additional charge.

From poolside to hearthside, Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa offers award-winning food and wine, cozy lounges, Character Dining and much more.

At Napa Rose, experience award-winning wines and seasonal creations for an exquisite fine-dining experience. Head over to Storytellers Café for breakfast with classic Disney Characters in the morning and hearty home-style favorites in the afternoon and evening.

Invigorate your senses with exotic treatments, specialty massages and revitalizing facials to purify and cleanse your mind and body at Mandara Spa located inside the hotel.

Discounted Disney Ticket Link: https://www.mydisneygroup.com/gccc19a

Hotel/Travel

Hotel Accommodation

  • CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR ROOM
  • This conference will be held at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa located at 1600 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, California 92802. 
  • Rates: $259 single/double
  • Rates are per room and subject to prevailing state and local taxes. Reservations must include a first night's deposit.
  • Special group rates are in effect from March 22 to March 27, 2019.  To obtain the special group rates, make your reservation before March 1, 2019.
  • For room reservations, call the hotel and inform them that you are attending the Contemporary Forums' Conference Contraceptive Technology. Request a confirmation number and written confirmation of your reservation.
  • Contact the hotel regarding cancellation policy. For arrivals after 3 p.m., call the hotel on the day of travel to reconfirm reservations.
  • For room reservations call (714) 520-5005, Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm PST. For additional hotel information, call the hotel at (714) 635-2300.  To reserve your room online, please visit our website at www.ContemporaryForums.com for details.

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 ZG2S259549. 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#03000266

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

Early Registration Fee
(On or before February 16, 2019)

$200.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After February 16, 2019)

$220.00

Preconference B: Back to Basics: The Fundamentals of Contraception

All Attendess

Early Registration Fee
(On or before February 16, 2019)

$180.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After February 16, 2019)

$200.00

Preconference C: Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs): Clinical Update

All Attendess

Early Registration Fee
(On or before February 16, 2019)

$180.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After February 16, 2019)

$200.00

Preconference D: Taking Your IUD Skills to the Next Level

All Attendess

Early Registration Fee
(On or before February 16, 2019)

$180.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After February 16, 2019)

$200.00

Preconference E: Immediate Postpartum LARC Training for Clinicians Doing Deliveries

All Attendess

Early Registration Fee
(On or before February 16, 2019)

$180.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After February 16, 2019)

$200.00

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

All Attendess

Regular Registration Fee
(After February 16, 2019)

$0.00

MAIN CONFERENCE

Nurse, Case Manager, Certified Health Educator, Other

Physician

Student/New Grad*

Early Registration Fee
(On or before February 16, 2019)

$645.00

$745.00

$495.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After February 16, 2019)

$745.00

$845.00

$495.00

LUNCHEON

Roundtable Luncheon with the Faculty

All Attendees

Registration Fee

$75.00

 

* Postmarked or phone/fax/online registration and fees received on/before 1/27/2019 
^ Residents: To qualify, submit facility verification of status with registration.
+ New Grads (graduated 2016 or after): To qualify, submit proof of graduation date with registration.

NOTE: New Grads do not qualify for additional discounts including the group discount and/or the endorsement discount.  Students may not register for Preconference E.

REGISTRATION
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.

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, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Pacific Time). Before calling, complete all registration information. 

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

  • To qualify for Early Registration discounts your registration must be postmarked or submitted via phone/fax/online and fees received on or before January 27, 2019.
  • Residents: To qualify, submit facility verification of status with registration.
  • New Grads (graduated 2015 or after): To qualify, submit proof of graduation date with registration.

NOTE: New Grads do not qualify for additional discounts including the group discount and/or the endorsement discount.  Students may not register for Preconference E.

Attendance Rules
Registrations may not be shared.  Children of any age and spouses may not attend sessions.  Audio recording, video recording and livestreaming of speakers, sessions and/or attendees is strictly prohibited.  Medical information presented at this conference is intended for educational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice.

Method of Tuition Payment
Make payment by check (payable to Contemporary Forums and enclose with Registration Form), Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or Purchase Order. A $30 fee is charged for any returned check. Personal checks are NOT accepted at the conference. Purchase Orders must be received with registration by the conference date and include the P.O. number, invoice address, tuition, approval signature, contact name, email address and phone number.  

Group Discounts
(Mail, fax or call in together. Online registration is not available)
Tuition discounts are given to groups of 3 or more registering for the complete Main Conference. Discounts do not apply to the Preconference or New Grads. To qualify for the group discount, all registration information must be complete for all group members, payment included and forms sent together. If faxing, list all group members on cover sheet. Subtract the discount from the tuition fee. Groups may not be formed after individual registrations are received.
$25 per person discount for 3 or 4 in a group
$45 per person discount for 5 or more in a group

Partial Attendance (Online registration is not available)
To register, call Contemporary Forums for tuition and CE credit for individual days. Group discounts do not apply. 

Cancellations
All cancellations will be assessed a $75 processing fee (“Fee”). Cancellations must be made in writing to info@cforums.com prior to Conference start date. Only cancellations received at least 30 days from Conference start date are eligible for refund. Attendees may use non-refunded tuition, less the Fee, towards ONE Contemporary Forums conference occurring within 12 months of original conference. ENTIRE TUITION FORFEITED FOR NO-SHOWS.

Force Majeure
Should this conference be cancelled for any reason, including but not limited to, acts of God, labor strikes, civil unrest, or acts of terrorism, Contemporary Forums’ liability is strictly limited to full refund of registration fees paid.

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

Questions? 
Contact Contemporary Forums at (800) 377-7707, Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Pacific Time) or email info@cforums.com. 

ADA Needs and Special Requests
If you require special arrangements at this conference, call (800) 377-7707, at least 30 days prior to the conference.

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 WEST
Anaheim, CA           March 24 - 27

Thank you for registering for the Contraceptive Technology West conference, being held March 24 - 27, at the 1600 S. Disneyland Drive Anaheim, California 92802.

 

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THANK YOU FOR REGISTERING FOR THE CONTRACEPTIVE TECHNOLOGY WEST 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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Exhibitors

Exhibit with Contemporary Forums and Reach your Target Audience at the Contraceptive Technology conference in Anaheim, CA.

Exhibiting at a Contemporary Forums conference will cost-effectively increase your brand and product visibility with your targeted customers. Your resources will be focused on an optimal, attentive, engaged audience. Become an exhibitor, register today!

Why Exhibit

  • Enhance the profile of your organization by supporting a premier healthcare conference
  • Interact with a target audience of top healthcare specialists from around the country
  • Create marketing and sales opportunities for both your national affiliates and global operation

Become an Exhibitor

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

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Register to become an exhibitor

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

Conference Endorsers

Conference Endorsers:

  • American College of Nurse-Midwives
  • Association of Physician Assistants in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Association of Reproductive Health Professionals
  • Emory University Family Planning Program
  • National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association
  • Physicians for Reproductive Health

Endorsements Discounts

A variety of reproductive health organizations have endorsed this conference (see brochure cover.)  A $35 discount in the full tuition fee for the complete Main Conference only will be given to members, employees and graduates of these organizations. (Limit of one organizational discount per person.  Discount does not apply to partial registration, to the Preconferences, or to students.)  Please send proof of organization affiliation with your registration and deduct $35 from the tuition fee (valid for mail-in registrations only).

Join NPWH and/or ARHP now and qualify for a tuition discount by calling (202) 543-9693 (NPWH) or (202) 466-3825 (ARHP).  After receiving your membership number, simply note it on your conference registration form and receive the $35 Main Conference tuition discount.