Focus on Women's Health CME Conference in Kiawah Island, SC
2018 Women's Health CME Conference Logo

July 16-19, 2018

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: menstruation and menstrual disorders in the young/adolescent patient; mental health; menopause; obesity management, cancer screening; and updates on stroke, hypertension, and heart disease.

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

Osprey Point at Kiawah Island, SC

Update me as new information comes available for the Focus on Women's Health Conference

Kerri Henserling, MDOB/GYN
The speakers are up to date and abreast on important topics, that are important to me and my patients. That's why I am here, that's why I will continue to come, that's why I'm going to tell my colleagues to come to this conference.

SMA is pleased to share that the following topics are in development for this year’s conference. Please visit this site often as dates and times of specific presentations are currently being confirmed!

Young/Adolescent Patients

  • Infectious Diseases: HPV vaccine, STI screening and treatment, guideline updates
  • Menstruation and Menstrual Disorders
  • Mental Health

Child-Bearing Years

  • Mental Health
  • Infertility Disorders
  • Management of Chronic Medical Conditions
  • Sexual Health
  • Pregnancy Disorders
  • Contraceptive Update

Menopause and Beyond

  • Menopause and Mental Health
  • Osteoporosis/Thyroid Disorders
  • Sexual and Bladder Health
  • Hormone and Alternative Therapies for Menopausal Treatment
  • Obesity Management, Diet, Exercise, and Wellness

Hot Topics Across the Lifespan

  • Stroke, Hypertension, and Heart Disease Update
  • Cancer Screening Update
  • Infectious Diseases Update
  • Point-of-Care Ultrasound

SMA Resort Reservation Discounts
Deadline: June 14, 2018

Make Your Hotel Reservation Now
To make your reservation, please call Villa Reservations at (800) 654-2924 and provide the agent with booking number #14442.

You can also download this Reservation Form and mail, fax, or email 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, 2018. 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 per night*
East Beach Two (2) Bedroom Scenic View Villa $325 per night*
East Beach Two (2) Bedroom Ocean View Villa (Sat to Sat Only) $525 per night*

*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.


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 and reference Southern Medical Association and Group Booking #14442 to receive the group rate.  Any requests for special room arrangements must be made at the time of this call.  All conferees, families and guests are requested to book reservations within the SMA block.

 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, 2018. 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.

ACCME AccreditedABIM - Maintenance of CertificationSouthern 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 24 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Board of Internal Medicine - Maintenance of Certification Points

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 24 MOC 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 CreditsTM 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 conference is certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. 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.

Diana Collins, MD, PHDOB/GYN
I actually save up very difficult cases and present them to the faculty here. I have always been able to have my questions answered and take it back to my nurse practitioners and partners. It has been a very valuable experience.

Focus on Women’s Health Conference Planning Committee

  • Veronica Piziak, MD (Chair)
  • Donald J. DiPette, MD (Co-chair)
  • Nancy A. Phillips, MD (Co-chair)

Full faculty coming soon!

Jim Dawson, MDOB/GYN
This is the one meeting I will continue to come to as long as I practice.

Only $675 for physicians ⋅ $595 for healthcare professionals

Great Group Rates on Villas at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort.

Can’t make it to Kiawah Island this year?  

No need to miss out on quality CME! Join the LIVE conference webcast and receive the same number of credits as if you attended the conference in person.

All 4 days for only $495 ⋅ Individual days for only $195 each ⋅ No time away from home ⋅ No travel costs.

Broadcast Information

  • The day of the broadcast, plan to sign-in 15 minutes prior to the start time.
  • Access by the website by clicking the link in your confirmation email.
  • Approximately one week prior to the Conference, you will also receive instructions via email regarding accessing the on-line syllabus materials, as well as instructions for claiming CME/CE credit.

SMA Webcast - Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Live Webcast?

A webcast is streaming audio and video of a conference, which you may watch live from your home or office computer.

Can multiple people from my company watch the webcast?

Yes; however, only the registered attendee will receive CME/CE credit.

Will I be able to ask questions through a chat session while watching the webcast?

At this time, you will not have the ability to ask questions during the live broadcast.

How long do I have access to the lectures following the course?

The broadcast will be available on-demand approximately 7 working days after the event.

NOTE:  In order to claim CME credit, you must watch the LIVE event.  Credit will NOT be awarded for watching the sessions “on-demand” after the conclusion of the conference.

Can I watch from my iPhone, iPad, or smart devices?

For best viewing results, the preferred format for viewing the webcast is on a PC or laptop computer.  You may view on smart devices (ie, Kindle, iPad, iPhone, etc); however, the graphics may not be as clear.

Will I need to install software in advance?


Will I need access to both the internet and a telephone?

All of our sessions are delivered via your personal computer or laptop’s speakers with access to the Internet.  Dial-in is not available.

How will I claim my CME credit?

After watching the sessions LIVE, you will be emailed a link to evaluate the sessions, and to claim CME credit.  You must attest that you watched the event “live” in order to claim the credit.

May I view the webcast on my Mac?


What is the minimal transfer rate for the Internet Connection (streaming rate)?

You will need a high speed connection, 5mbps minimum

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. [Learn More]

2018 Exhibitor Listing

Astellas Pharma Inc.

Astellas Pharma Inc. is a Japan-based company mainly engaged in the pharmaceutical business. ... The Company also engages in the research and development of ophthalmology pharmaceuticals through its subsidiaries.

Astellas Pharma Inc.

NORCAL Mutual Insurance Company

NORCAL Mutual Insurance Company is a policyholder-owned and directed medical professional liability insurance carrier dedicated to ensuring the availability of affordable and relevant coverage for physicians and healthcare professionals. NORCAL Mutual is one of the top ten MPLI carriers in the nation, based on direct written premium. The company has been recognized by A.M. Best for its financial strength and stability with an “A” (Excellent) rating for more than 30 years.

Norcal Mutual
Kiawah Beach Cruisers
Kiawah Marsh Sunrise
Kiawah Sunrise
Turtle Point
SMA Menu