Focus on Women's Health CME Conference in Kiawah Island, SC

July 15-18, 2019

Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Kiawah Island, SC

ACCME AccreditedABIM - Maintenance of Certification

SMA's Focus on Women's Health Conference is the go-to meeting for any healthcare professional seeking a quality CME opportunity. This four-day conference with an abbreviated daily schedule is perfect for primary care physicians, nurses, as well as those in specialty practice.

Join us in beautiful Kiawah Island, South Carolina to gain updated knowledge on topics such as: Issues in Pregnancy, Eating Disorders, Substance Use Disorders in Women, Alternate Therapy for Obesity, Diabetes, and Thyroid Disease, Contraception Controversies, Behavioral Change for the Office-based Physician, Physician Burnout, and more!

CONNECT: Connect with SMA and receive the latest Women's Health updates by following us on social media. #WomensHealthCME

Monday, July 15

6:30 AM Contintental Breakfast
6:45 AM Welcome and Interactive Knowledge Assessment
7:10-8:10 AM Hypertension in Pregnancy
Donald DiPette, MD and Nancy Phillips, MD
8:10-9:10 AM Oncofertility: Fertility Preservation and Gynecologic Considerations in Oncology Patients
Julie Sroga-Rios, MD
9:10-10:10 AM Clinical Dilemmas: Vulvovaginitis and Vulvodynia
Nancy Phillips, MD
10:10-10:30 AM Break: Visit the Exhibitors
10:30-11:00 AM Endocrine Causes of Menstrual Dysfunction- More Common Than You Think
Veronica Piziak, MD
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM PCOS Panel Discussion
Drs. Nancy Phillips, Julie Sroga-Rios, Donald DiPette, and Veronica Piziak
12:30 PM Adjourn

Tuesday, July 16

6:30 AM Contintental Breakfast
6:45 AM Interactive Knowledge Assessment
7:00-8:00 AM Substance Use Disorders in Women
Jennifer Wells, MD
8:00-9:00 AM Competing Hypertension Guidelines: Where Are We Now?
Donald DiPette, MD
9:00-10:00 AM Clinician Burnout
Jennifer Wells, MD
10:00-10:15 AM Break: Visit the Exhibitors
10:15-10:45 AM

Diabetes in Pregnancy - Screening and Maternal-Fetal Implications
Nancy Phillips, MD

10:45 AM-11:15 PM Management of Gestational Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, and Type 2 Diabetes in Pregnancy
Veronica Piziak, MD
11:15-12:45 PM Contraception Controversies Panel Discussion
Nancy Phillips and Julie Sroga-Rios, MD
12:45 PM Adjourn

Wednesday, July 17

6:30 AM Contintental Breakfast
6:45 AM Interactive Knowledge Assessment
7:00-8:00 AM Osteoporosis: What is Happening?
Veronica Piziak, MD
8:00-9:00 AM Sexual Transmitted Infections: I've Got an APP, What Else Do I Need?
Nancy Phillips, MD
9:00-10:00 AM Behavioral Change for the Office-based Physician
Jennifer Wells, MD
10:00-10:15 AM Break: Visit the Exhibitors
10:15-10:45 AM Preconception Care - The Gateway to a Healthy Pregnancy
Nancy Phillips, MD
10:45 AM-11:15 PM Cases in Diabetes & Thyroid Disease (New Thoughts)
Veronica Piziak, MD
11:15-12:45 PM Eating Disorders Panel Discussion
Veronica Piziak, Jennifer Wells, Nancy Phillips
12:45 PM Adjourn

Thursday, July 18

6:30 AM Continental Breakfast
6:45 AM Interactive Knowledge Assessment
7:00-8:00 AM Concussions and Gender Variations
David Joyner, MD
8:00-9:00 AM Top Cardiovascular Studies in 2018: Practice Implications
Donald DiPette, MD
9:00-10:00 AM Newer Orthopedic Modalities & Therapies
David Joyner, MD
10:00-10:15 AM Break: Visit the Exhibitors
10:15-10:45 AM Healthy Living: What's New? Guiding Your Patients in 2019
Veronica Piziak, MD
10:45 AM-11:15 PM Modalities to Achieve Hypertension Control in Clinical Practice: A Call to Action
Donald DiPette, MD
11:15-12:45 PM Difficult Challenges from this Year
All Speakers
12:45 PM Adjourn

Make Your Hotel Reservation Now
To make your reservation, please call Villa Reservations at (800) 654-2924 and provide the agent with booking number #14443.

You can also download this Reservation Form and email, mail, or fax it to the Reservations Department at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort.

Travel Assistance:
Call Fadwa at (800)423-4992 Ext. 109.

The Resort is located on a beautiful barrier island near historic Charleston, South Carolina and features five incredible golf courses, and activities for family and individuals. Visit Things To Do @ Kiawah

Kiawah Island Golf Resort - Booking Your Reservation


SMA’s Group Reservation Deadline

June 14, 2019. After this date, reservations will be accepted by the hotel at its discretion and subject to prevailing rates and availability.  Note:  You should book as early as possible as the group block and rate may sell out prior to the hotel’s reservation deadline stated above.  Refer to your hotel confirmation for cancellation policies.

Villa Accommodations

East Beach One (1) Bedroom Scenic View Villa $249
East Beach Two (2) Bedroom Scenic View Villa $325
One Bedroom Oceanview Scenic Villa $525

*Taxes and Fees: A Resort Service Fee of 9% per villa per day will apply to all guest rooms utilized. The Resort Service Fee includes on demand, on-island transportation to all resort owned venues via the existing resort vehicles, 800 and local phone calls, credit card access calls, and in-room coffee. This service charge is subject to change.  Rates are presently subject to 12.5% tax (taxes are subject to change). The maximum occupancy at Kiawah is two (2) adults per bedroom. Children under the age of 18, when accompanied by an adult and staying in the same room, are free of charge.

Amenities

One and two-bedroom villas located in the East Beach section of Kiawah Island include features such as full kitchen, dining and living areas, washer/dryer, screened porches or decks, and various amenities.  Daily housekeeping is included in room rates.  Check-in time:  4:30 pm; Check-out time:  10:30 am.

 Registrant with ADA Request
Call SMA to request assistance for special needs.  Most requests received at least two weeks prior to the Conference can be accommodated.  A limited number of handicap accessible villas are available.  Book early and note any special requests to ensure accommodations will fit your needs.  ADA-approved hotel rooms in The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island may also be requested as an alternative to villa accommodations.

To Book Your Reservation

By Phone: Call Kiawah Island directly 1-800-654-2924.  Any requests for special room arrangements must be made at the time of this call. 

 Kiawah Island Golf Resort Reservation Deposit and Cancellation Policy
A deposit equal to a two night’s stay is required to hold each individual’s reservation.  Such deposit shall serve to confirm the reservation for the dates indicated, and upon check-in shall be applied to the stay.  The Kiawah Island Golf Resort will confirm your reservation directly to you when your deposit is received.  Cancellation notice must be received by Kiawah Island Golf Resort at least 14 days prior to day of arrival and a cancellation number obtained for refund of deposit from the Resort.

Cancellation Policy:  All conferences are subject to cancellation. SMA will not refund travel costs if the meeting is cancelled. Refunds are not given for inclement weather. Registration fee refund requests must be submitted in writing to the SMA. A refund of your registration fee, minus a $50 administration processing fee, will be granted if notice is received by July 7, 2019. After this time, SMA will have incurred all related costs regarding your planned registration, therefore, no refunds will be granted. We urge you to register and book early because rooms often sell out prior to the cutoff date.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Southern Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Southern Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 22.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

ACCME Accredited

American Board of Internal Medicine -
Maintenance of Certification Knowledge Points

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 22.5 MOC knowledge points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and
Other Healthcare Professionals

Continuing education requirements vary from state to state. Many national accrediting organizations, such as AAPA, ANCC, AANPCP, as well as state boards, recognize ACCME-approved AMA PRA Category 1 Credits and these credits may be used as such toward continuing education requirements.

Upon completion of attendance attestation and evaluation, all non-physician professional attendees will receive a certificate of attendance stating that the activity is certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. It is the responsibility of each professional attendee to understand the requirements for license renewal. SMA encourages all attendees to contact their state or national licensing board(s) and/or professional organization(s) to become familiar with their policies for acceptable continuing education credit.

Physician  $675.00
Allied Healthcare Professional  $595.00
Medical Student  $395.00
One Day Only  $225.00
Two Days Only  $450.00

Exhibiting at the Women’s Health Conference provides your company access to physicians, nurse practitioners, midwives and other professionals specializing or certified in the area of women’s health.

If you would still like to exhibit, please contact Kendra Blackmon at (205)-421-4164

Cancellation Policy:  All conferences are subject to cancellation. SMA will not refund travel costs if the meeting is cancelled. Refunds are not given for inclement weather. Registration fee refund requests must be submitted in writing to the SMA. A refund of your registration fee, minus a $50 administration processing fee, will be granted if notice is received by July 7, 2019. After this time, SMA will have incurred all related costs regarding your planned registration, therefore, no refunds will be granted. We urge you to register and book early because rooms often sell out prior to the cutoff date.

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