Women's Health Conference
July 17-20, 2017 - Kiawah Island, SC

Women's Health CME at the beautiful Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Interprofessional women’s health conference perfect for both physicians and healthcare professionals.

Unable to make it to Kiawah Island?

Attend the meeting via Live Webcast.All 4 days for only $595
Individual days for only $195 each ⋅ No time away from home ⋅ No travel costs.

Conference Registration

Early Registration Discount 50.00 Off Until June 1, 2017

Only $675 for physicians
$595 for healthcare professionals
21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
We provide a full prospectus of activities and opportunities as well as costs.  Exhibits area sizes and cost vary by event and location.  Get information early to be able to take advantage of the best spaces and positioning.

Offline registrants can download the paper forms [HERE]

Focus on the Women's Health CME Conference 2017

The most practical women’s health conference you will attend in 2017!
Women's Health CME from Kiawah Island, SC

Veronica K. Piziak, MD, PhD - 2016 Conference Chair
We hope that you will come to the Focus on the Female Patient meeting.

It offers an overview of the newest developments, the diagnosis and therapy of common problems in your patient population, and specialty topics in both Internal Medicine and OB/GYN.  Our faculty is available during the meeting and at breaks and is happy to answer your questions about problem cases.

Conference Highlights

Only $675 for physicians ⋅ $595 for healthcare professionals

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

Topics include:

  • Mammogram Screening, Pap Smear and Depression (PHQ) Screening Guidelines
  • Zika - Where Are We Now?
  • Update in Diabetes Management and Update in Osteoporosis
  • Substance Abuse and Management of Depression in Women
  • Cardiovascular and Hypertensive Risk in Women
  • Medical Apps - How to Use the Latest Technology in Your Practice

Registration includes:  AirMed Travel Insurance , Online access to the SMJ,  Online Event Lectures.

CME / CE Credits Available

  • AMA

  • ABIM MOC Points

  • Other Healthcare Professionals

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

AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

Southern Medical Association designates this Live activity for a maximum of 21 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 21 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.

Focus on Women's Health CME Conference - Schedule at a Glance

Monday, July 17

6:30 AM
Continental Breakfast

7:00 AM – 7:10 AM
Dr. Veronica Piziak

7:10 AM - 8:10 AM
Controversies in Mammogram Screening Guidelines
Joan Lingen, MD

8:10 AM -9:10 AM
What Psychiatrists Wish Primary Care Providers and Gynecologists Knew
Meera Narasimhan, MD, DFAPA

9:10 AM - 10:10 AM
Management of the Perimenopause
Nancy Phillips, MD

10:10 AM - 10:30 AM
Break – Visit Exhibitors

10:30 AM -11:30 AM
Controversies in Hypertension Therapy
Donald DiPette, MD

11:30 AM -12:30 PM
Choosing the Appropriate Contraceptive
Nancy Phillips, MD

12:30 PM

Tuesday, July 18

6:30 AM
Continental Breakfast

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Zika - Where are We Now?
Nancy Hueppchen, MD

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Update on Current Pap Smear Screening Guidelines and Management of Abnormal Pap Results
Joan Lingen, MD

9:00 AM -10:00 AM
Rheumatologic Disorders in Pregnancy
Nancy Hueppchen, MD

10:00 AM -10:15 AM
Break – Visit Exhibitors

10:15 AM -11:15 AM
Managing Hyperthyroidism, Subclinical Thyroid Disease and Hypothyroidism: New Guidelines for Better Care
Veronica Piziak, MD, PHD

11:15 AM -12:15 PM
Nancy Phillips, MD

12:15 PM-1:15 PM
Obesity and Pregnancy
Nancy Hueppchen, MD

1:15 PM

Wednesday, July 19

6:30 AM
Continental Breakfast

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
The Use of Mental Health Screening Tools in the Primary Care Setting: PHQ-2, PHQ-9, and GAD-7
Joan Lingen, MD

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Telemental Health: Towards Integrated Care
Meera Narasimhan, MD, DFAPA

9:00 AM -10:00 AM
Osteoporosis Update
Veronica Piziak, MD, PHD

10:00 AM -10:15 AM
Break – Visit Exhibitors

10:15 AM -11:15 AM
Management of Depression in Women
Meera Narasimhan, MD, DFAPA

11:15 AM -12:15 PM
Cardiovascular and Hypertensive Risk in Women
Donald DiPette, MD

12:15 PM-1:15 PM
Update in Diabetes Management and the Role of the Microbiome
Veronica Piziak, MD, PHD

1:15 PM

Thursday, July 20

6:30 AM
Continental Breakfast

7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Medical Apps - How to Use the Latest Technology in Your Practice, Part 1

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Break – Visit Exhibitors

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Medical Apps - How to Use the Latest Technology in Your Practice, Part 2

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Meet the Professors

11:15 AM

Location & Accommodations

SMA Resort Reservation Discounts
Deadline: Thursday June 15, 2017

To Book Your Reservation:
Call 1-800-654-2924
Reference Southern Medical Association Group Booking #13254

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

July 17-20, 2017
Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Kiawah Island, SC
Call (800)423-4992 Ext. 620 for assistance.

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

Thursday, June 15, 2017. 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 $319 per night*
East Beach Two (2) Bedroom Ocean View Villa (Sat to Sat Only) $519 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 #13254 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.

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