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52nd Annual OBGYN Spring Symposium

March 11-13, 2023
Francis Marion Hotel

Conference Description

The 52nd Annual OB/GYN Spring Symposium will provide engaging, evidence-based updates on a range of obstetrical and gynecological challenges, aimed at enabling clinicians to update their practice, improve the quality of care for their patients, and optimize patient outcomes and satisfaction. The symposium focuses on enhancing participants’ knowledge of new evidence and trends in the field and highlighting practical applications for this knowledge. Conference faculty include nationally known guest faculty and distinguished MUSC faculty. Content is chosen for this CME activity based on needs assessment and educational gaps derived from local, regional and national data including peer review, literature updates and specialty society information. Content is presented through key updates on emerging topics, expert presentations, and interactive panel discussions. Please see the agenda for a detailed description of topics and learning objectives to be addressed within this three day conference. 

Conference Schedule

The conference schedule can be found on the Conference Agenda Page (Coming Soon!)

Conference Faculty

The conference faculty can be found on the Conference Faculty Page (Coming Soon!)

Online Syllabus

The syllabus will be provided online during the conference, and for up to 30 days after the conference ends. Information will be emailed to you a few days prior to the conference so that you may download a copy.

Credit Designation

The Medical University of South Carolina designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ACOG: Application for Continuing Medical Education credits has been filed with the  Determination of credits and has been approved.

Nurses: Most states accept CMEs that apply to a specific nursing specialty as nursing continuing education. Please check with your respective State Board of Nursing to ascertain the equivalent number of contact hours offered for 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

PLEASE NOTE: You now receive your CME and CEU credits online! After the conference, you will be emailed instructions and a link to claim your credit online and print your credit certificate. On the registration form, please provide the email address that you actively use to ensure that you receive these important emails.

Disclosure

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education anyone involved in planning or presenting this educational activity will be required to disclose any financial relationships with any ineligible companies. An ineligible company is any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, reselling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Any financial relationships with these ineligible companies have been mitigated by the MUSC Office of CME. Speakers who incorporate information about off-label or investigational use of drugs or devices will be asked to disclose that information at the beginning of their presentation.

Accreditation

The Medical University of South Carolina is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Access to Recorded Presentations

The MUSC Office of CME, with the permission of each speaker, will be recording each presentation of the conference. The videos will be posted online after the conference and be available for those who are not able to live stream the entire conference. Viewing the videos will offer the same amount of CME credit and can be viewed for up to 14 days following the posting date. The non-refundable fee for this service is $100.00 and is only available to individuals registered for the conference. Access to the videos will be granted to attendees who purchase this option in advance of the conference.

Credit Designation: The Medical University of South Carolina designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)™ for each video. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Americans with Disabilities Act

It is the policy of the Medical University of South Carolina not to discriminate against any person on the basis of disabilities. If you feel you need services or the auxiliary aids mentioned in this act in order to fully participate in this continuing education activity, please call the Office of Continuing Medical Education at (843) 876-1925, or attach a note to your registration.

Registration (In-person & Virtual)

  Early Bird      Regular

Practicing Physicians (In Person) $645 $695
Practicing Physicians (Virtual) $695 $745

Other Healthcare Professionals (In-person) $575 $625
Other Healthcare Professionals (Virtual) $625 $675

Access to Recorded Videos (Optional) $100 $100

Early registration fees apply if registration is received on or before January 31, 2023.

The fee for in-person attendance includes tuition, breaks, online syllabus and certificates of attendance. The fee for virtual attendance includes tuition, online syllabus, and certificates of attendance. Please note: for virtual registrations, a minimum number of participants must register to be able to offer the virtual meeting. If this minimum is not met, you will be notified by February 27, 2023, and will be given the option to change to in-person registration or receive a full refund. If the virtual registration option is canceled, the video access option would also be canceled and a refund will be issued to anyone that purchased access to the videos

Please make your check payable to Medical University of South Carolina and mail with the registration form included in this brochure to: Monica Conetta, MUSC Office of CME, 96 Jonathan Lucas Street, HE221A, MSC 754, Charleston, SC 29425

Pandemic Uncertainty

The lack of certainty about the future trajectory of the pandemic makes it difficult to make an informed decision about almost everything.  With this in mind, we have listed some key points to consider as you decide between the in-person registration and the virtual registration:

While masks are currently* not required, we encourage the use of masks for individuals at risk of complications from COVID-19, including older adults and individuals who are immunocompromised or who have pre-existing conditions. If a mask is worn, it should fit well around the nose and mouth. Cloth masks are not recommended unless they are covering a surgical mask underneath.

We will not be offering COVID testing onsite at the conference. If you are traveling internationally, please refer to the CDC Requirements for International Travelers prior to making your arrangements. For everyone flying to Charleston, we suggest purchasing travel insurance in the event your trip is cancelled.

* New mask mandates may be implemented in the future as indicated to protect the health of our community.

Cancellation

A refund will be made upon written request prior to February 9, 2023; however, $100 will be retained for administrative costs. No refunds will be made after February 9, 2023. We reserve the right to cancel the program if necessary. Full registration fees will be refunded for canceled programs. By registering for this conference, you agree to this cancellation policy.

Registration Methods

(Please use ONE of these methods to register. Do not mail if previously faxed or telephoned).

Mail registration form with check made out to “Medical University of South Carolina” or credit card information to:
Monica Conetta
MUSC Office of CME
96 Jonathan Lucas Street
HE 221A, MSC 754
Charleston, SC, 29425

Telephone: (843) 876-1925 – Registration by credit card only

Fax: (843) 876-1931 – Registration by credit card only

Email: cmeoffice@musc.edu

Online: Online Registration Portal

Hotel Information

The Francis Marion Hotel
387 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 722-0600

The Francis Marion Hotel, historic Charleston’s landmark full service hotel, is in the heart of Charleston’s historic district. Located at the newly restored Marion Square, the Francis Marion Hotel is only a few blocks from the Charleston Visitor Center, South Carolina Aquarium, restaurants, boutiques, galleries, museums, antique shops and night life. The hotel offers valet parking, spa, concierge, retail shops and the Swamp Fox Restaurant & Bar. Special group rates start at $259.00 plus tax, per night. A limited number of guest rooms have been reserved and are being offered on a first come, first serve basis. The room block will be held until February 9, 2023;  however the room block may be filled prior to this date. In such a case, neither the group rate nor guest room availability can be guaranteed. Therefore, we recommend you make your reservation as soon as possible. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at 843-722-0600 or 877-756-2121 and identifying yourself as being a participant in this meeting, or by following the online directions below. Link for online reservations:

Online Booking Linkhttps://reservations.travelclick.com/76320?groupID=3677246

Online Booking Code: OBGYN23

Parking: Valet parking at the hotel is available at $28.00 plus tax, per day and can be added to your guest folio. In addition, self-parking is available at $20.00 per day (cash). Rates are subject to change with notice.