Women in Medicine 2019

August 8-11, 2019
The Bellevue Hotel, Philadelphia, PA


Women in Medicine 2019 marks the 36th annual retreat and CME conference for lesbian and other sexual minority female physicians, medical students and their partners. The yearly conference is a forum for discussion of front-line research on women’s health issues, as well as lesbian, bisexual, gender-queer and transgender women’s issues. There also are non-medical seminars of interest to all, as well as rejuvenating social opportunities for children and adults alike. Essential networking and mentoring opportunities abound, with a special focus on the needs of medical students and residents. This is the only medical conference where partners are not only invited to attend, but are also welcomed and encouraged to participate and learn from the high quality medical and non-CME presentations. We are proud to present a broad range of medical, ethical and social issues relevant to today's world.

In keeping with the retreat format, only registered physicians and their registered partners are invited to attend the conference. Children are invited to social functions as deemed appropriate.

This event is historically geared toward lesbian and other sexual minority female physicians and their partners. It highlights women's health, including lesbian health. However, topics vary across a broad range of medical specialties, and are appropriate for both generalists and specialists. Speakers include nationally and internationally known experts in their fields.

WIM Tour of Legacy Center 

Saturday, August 10, 10-12:00pm - JoDr_Mary_Edwards_Walker_man's_top_coat_and_hat_c_1911in us for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Drexel Legacy Center, the world’s richest repository dPillow Sham Drexel Archivesocumenting the 170 year history of women MDs. Our tour will highlight materials illuminating the rich and inclusive stories of women navigating their place in medicine. The Center serves as the official repository of WIM’s own archives. Evidence of lesbian physician lives is abundant in the archives among material from the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania founded in 1850, the American Medical Women's Association the first such national organization founded in 1915, and spectacular collections about such individuals as Mary Edwards Walker, Bertha Van Hoosen, and our own LeClair Bissell. The tour will be limited to 60, so sign up in advance!! 

Post-Conference Mentorship and Career Exploration Workshop for Gender and Sexual Minority Women

Sunday, August 11, 2019 9-11:00am - Patty Robertson will lead a post-conference mentoring and career exploration workshop for gender and sexual minority women medical students and residents.  Medical students and residents will be welcome from all programs in the Philadelphia area.  Topics will include whether or not apply to residency as "out", different specialties discussed with WIM members, and coming out to family and friends.   


The Bellevue Hotel is a living landmark that embodies the style and revelry of Philadelphia's gilded days and entrepreneurial spirit and sophistication.  Part history, part innovation, and always timeless, here guests discover distinctive architecture, inventive dining, and enjoy spacious hotel rooms. To make your reservations see the link below or call (800)233-1234, be sure to ask to be placed in the University of Vermont/Women in Medicine room block.  The room rate is $214 double occupancy and includes the Full American Breakfast Buffet for two.  Space is limited, so please make your reservation early!  Reservations must be made by July 17, 2019.


Physicians: $800.00 ($850 after July 1)

Partners: $450.00 ($500 after July 1)

Partners Non-Physician Credit Fee: $100.00

Residents/Fellows: $350.00

Students: $100.00

10% Discount for First Time Physician Attendee

$100 Discount for Signing up a New MD Registrant

Refund Information: In the event that you must cancel your registration for the conference, a $75 administrative fee will be charged. No refunds are possible after July 15, 2019.


LogoIn support of improving patient care, The Robert Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Vermont designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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