Women in Medicine (WIM) is an organization started in 1984 as a medical education retreat for lesbian physicians, other sexual minority female physicians, medical students, their partners and their children. It is one of the longest standing LGBTQ medical organizations in the United States. Our annual retreat and conference provides CME credits for physicians. The conference also includes non-medical topics of interest to both physicians and their partners.
Many members of the WIM community have organized to provide a conference that combines high quality medical education with a setting that fosters professional networking and personal growth for lesbian and GBTQ female physicians and their families across the nation, and around the world.
Historically, WIM conferences alternate annually between east coast and west coast venues. This allows women from both coasts to have a “local” trip every other year, and gives the women hosting the event a chance to highlight local talent when selecting speakers and entertainment. The quality of speakers is consistently high, and the topics covered are broad and leading edge.