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Focus on Women's Health CME Conference

July  16-19, 2018 
Kiawah island, SC (Eastern)

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Password for the site will be located in your syllabus.

Interactive Knowledge assessment will be available each morning
of the conference starting at 6:45AM ET. 

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ACCME Accredited

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

ABIM - Maintenance of Certification

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 24 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.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Cognate Credits

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has assigned up to 24 cognate credits to this program.

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

This Live activity, Focus on Women's Health CME Conference 2018, with a beginning date of 07/16/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 24.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Up to 24 contact hours are available; attendees should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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 these conferences are 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.

Monday, July 16 - Young/Adolescent Patients

6:30 AM
Continental Breakfast

6:45 AM
Welcome and Interactive Knowledge Assessment

7:10-8:10 AM
The Preparticipation Exam and Further Evaluation and Management of Concussions in Adolescents - Dr. Tenley Murphy

8:10-9:10 AM
Mental Health: Suicide, Bullying, Depression - Dr. Jennifer Wells

9:10-10:10 AM
Adolescent Sexual Health - Dr. Lena Merjanian

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

10:30-11:30 AM
Early Diagnosis Saves Lives: Endocrinology Screening, Thyroid, Pituitary, Bone Diseases, and Hypertension - Drs. Veronica Piziak & Donald Dipette 

11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Adolescent Gynecology-Pelvic Pain and the Menstrual Cycle: Not Just Little Adults - Dr. Lena Merjanian 

12:30 PM
Adjourn

 Tuesday, July 17 - Child-Bearing Years

6:30 AM
Continental Breakfast

6:45 AM
Interactive Knowledge Assessment

7:00-8:00 AM
Infertility: Patient Evaluation, Treatment, and Advice for the Non-Infertility Specialist - Dr. Nancy Phillips

8:00-9:00 AM
Managing Exercise During Pregnancy - Dr. Tenley Murphy 

9:00-10:00 AM
Mental Health of Pre-Menopausal Women : Post-Partum Depression, Anxiety,
Addiction Disorders - 
Dr. Jennifer Wells

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

10:15-11:15 AM
Contraceptive Update - Dr. Lena Merjanian

11:15 AM-12:15 PM
Management of Chronic Conditions: Diabetes Types 1 & 2, Obesity, and Dyslipidemia - Drs. Veronica Piziak & Donald DiPette

12:15-1:15 PM
Management of Chronic Medical Conditions: Pre- and Post-Conception: What's Different? - Dr. Adrian Balica 

1:15 PM
Adjourn

 

Wednesday, July 18 - Menopause and Beyond

6:30 AM
Continental Breakfast

6:45 AM
Interactive Knowledge Assessment

7:00-8:00 AM
Menopausal Hormone Therapy: Is the Pendulum Swinging Back? - Dr. Nancy Phillips

8:00-9:00 AM
Cases in Osteoporosis/Managing Thyroid Disorders in Older Patients - Dr. Veronica Piziak

9:00-10:00 AM
Bladder Basics - Dr. Adrian Balica

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

10:15-11:15 AM
Menopausal Years and Beyond: Mental Health and Life Balance (Panel Discussion) - Drs. Piziak, Phillips, and Wells; Dr. DiPette will moderate

11:15 AM-12:15 PM
Exercise in an Aging Population - Dr. Tenley Murphy

12:15-1:15 PM
Helping Your Patients Select Food Plans Wisely - Dr. Veronica Piziak

1:15 PM
Adjourn

Thursday, July 19 - Hot Topics Across the Lifespan (Concurrent)

6:30 AM
Continental Breakfast

6:45 AM
Interactive Knowledge Assessment

7:00-8:00 AM
Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) for the Generalist: How it is Used & Why it Matters - Dr. Michael Wagner

8:00-9:00 AM
Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) for the Generalist: How it is Used & Why it Matters - Dr. Michael Wagner

9:00-10:00 AM
Hypertension Guidelines Update: Where Are We Now? - Dr. Donald DiPette

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

10:15-11:15 AM
Cancer Screening Update: Paps, Mammos, Ovaries - Dr. Nancy Phillips

11:15 AM-12:15 PM
Cardiovascular Disease Update: Hypertension, Cardiac Disease, Stroke - Dr. Donald DiPette

12:15-1:15 PM
OB/GYN Cases That Taught Me Something New This Year - Dr. Nancy Phillips

1:15 PM
Adjourn

Thursday, July 19 - Hands-On Ultrasound Breakout Session (Concurrent)


7:00 AM-11:15 AM
Pearls at the Bedside: An Approach to Augmenting the Physical Exam with Pocket-sized Ultrasound - Dr. Michael Wagner


This session is limited to 20 attendees.  Registration is open now.

Webcast

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.

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?

Go to: http://sma.org/md2017, click the presentation title, then submit your question.

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?

No.

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?

Yes.

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

You will need a high speed connection, 5mbps minimum

Other Technical Requirements

  • Windows:  x86 or x64 (64-bit mode support for IE only).  1.6-gigahertz (GHz) or higher processor with 512-MB of RAM, sound card and speakers.  Internet Explorer 7+, Google Chrome 12+, and Firefox 3.6+
  • Mac:  A Mac running Mac OS 10.4.11+ (Browsers must be in 32-bit mode), an Intel Core Duo 1.83-gigahertz (GHz) or higher processor with 512-MB of RAM, sound capabilities, and Safari 5.5+, Google Chrome 16.0+
  • Internet Connection:  A Cable or DSL internet connection (200 kbps+) is highly recommended for the best experience.  A low speed modem connection (56k) can be used, but is not recommended and buffering is to be expected.
  • IMPORTANT – If you are planning to view any online course from a place of work, it is HIGHLY recommended that you first check with your IT department and/or Network Administrator to make sure that:
    • You are allowed access to install programs on your computer and
    • You are allowed access to view online streaming media.
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