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35th Annual Women in Medicine Conference


Embassy Suites - Napa, CA

Sunday, August 5 – Thursday, August 9, 2018


CLICK HERE to submit an abstract/proposal by December 1, 2017

Women in Medicine invites you to submit a proposal for workshop and/or plenary presentations at the 35th Annual Women in Medicine Conference. This unique event is a continuing medical education conference and retreat designed by and for lesbian physicians, medical students, and their partners.

WIM strives to present quality medical education programs with an emphasis on lesbian health issues of varying topics. Plenary sessions typically focus on areas encompassing most of the medical specialties. Workshops offer an eclectic array of more in-depth topics – specific medical issues, research, personal and professional growth areas. Small group sessions provide an opportunity for interaction on a more intimate and personal level.

Plenary Session: Plenary Sessions are from 45 to 60 minutes in length and will be the only presentation offered during that time period. Preference will be given to proposals that relate to medical topics. Panel presentations are also possible as plenary sessions.

Workshops: There will be multiple workshops scheduled concurrently. These will be 40 to 45 minutes in length. Presentations may focus on any topic of interest to lesbian physicians or their partners.

Longitudinal Workshops: We are seeking leaders for traditional small group sessions. These sessions tend to be 30 to 45 minutes in length and will be offered several times during the conference to maintain continuity of discussion. Leaders are not required to be trained facilitators and newcomers are welcome.

Medical Student, Residents and Fellows Research Presentation: Rather than having you stand in front of a white board with a poster, we are holding a special session dedicated to these student presentations. You will each have no more than 10 minutes to present your material (no more than 5 PowerPoint slides-one of which should include a question you have about your project that you hope will generate productive feedback from the audience). You will present your research findings (preliminary, early results, or even preliminary planning for your project is acceptable) during a plenary session held on the last morning of the conference (Thursday). If selected, presenters will be provided with formal letters to their training programs to help secure time and funding for the conference.

The Embassy Suites Hotel is located in the historic town of Napa, within minutes of Napa Valley’s world-renowned wineries, restaurants, spas and specialty shopping. Fifty-five minutes from downtown San Francisco and blocks from COPIA: the American Center for Wine, Food and the Arts, and the Napa Valley Opera house.

If you have never been to Napa Valley, you owe yourself a treat. As you arrive in Napa, you will be awed by its pictorial scenery of cascading hills with beautiful perfect rows of grapevines. The landscape is second to none, and the beauty of the land continues to improve. Where on one side of the street once stood a glorious winery dating back to perhaps the 1870's, across the way may be a new beautiful and proud winery.

Summer days in Napa will be mostly clear and sunny. The vineyards are in full, green growth and the days are long, leaving time for dining alfresco after a day of wine-tasting. Many wineries host summer festivals, and it's a wonderful time of year for a winery picnic. The Embassy Suites Hotel and the Napa region provide everything you need to create cherished WIM memories!

For more information, please visit: University of Vermont Website or email: Women in Medicine or
Karen Whitcomb


P.O. Box 107 • Colchester, VT 05446 • wim.doctors@gmail.com