Women Physicians Wellness Conference

Community, clarity, and career development....all in the Caymans 

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Feb 25-27, 2020 | Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

Up to 11 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits 

Registration fee of $1650 until Aug 1st 

($1750 after Aug 1, 2019)

Register now

The 2019 conference sold out. 

Register early to guarantee your spot for WPW 2020.

What's included?

We've tried to wrap everything into the registration fee to make it easy on you. Your registration fee includes:

  • Attendance at the conference
  • Up to 11 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits 
  • Breakfast each day of the conference
  • Mid-morning refreshments
  • A tapas-and-mojitos welcome reception on the beach
  • Journals for reflection-writing
  • Yoga on the beach 

Why WPW?

The Women Physicians Wellness Conference brings the nation's top women speakers on burnout, wellness, and resilience on Grand Cayman Island to share their stories and strategies on building and sustaining wellness as you advance in your medical career--all while obtaining up to 11 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

But we go a step further.  

We actually build wellness into the conference too.

Wellness in practice...

We don't just want you to learn the data behind wellness in medicine, we want you to apply those strategies while you're here so we've incorporated wellness into the conference itself: 

  • A relaxing, tropical location to unplug and recharge while you learn.
  • Half-day sessions to allow you to enjoy the location as much as the conference.
  • Journals provided for note-taking, reflections, and insights.
  • Wellness activities like morning yoga on the beach, guided meditation, and reflection questions built into each session.

Some of the WPW 2020 Speakers... 

Erica Howe, MD, FSHM

Founder and Program Chair, The Women Physicians Wellness Conference  

Associate Professor, Hospitalist, Department of General Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS  

@howeinahurry

@WPWconf


Sasha Shillcutt, MD, MS, FASE

Founder and CEO, Brave Enough

Associate Professor, Vice Chair of Strategy and Innovation, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Nebraska, NE

@sashashillcutt @RUbraveenough


Annahieta Kalantari, DO


Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Aria Health, Philadelphia, PA  

@akkalantari


Ali Novitsky, MD

Founder and CEO, Mind Body Marriage

Neonatologist, CHildren's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA  

@NovitskyAli


Deepika Polineni, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS

@DeepikaPolinen1

Lynn Marie Morski, MD, Esq

CEO and Founder, Quitting By Design 

Family Medicine Physician, Veterans Administration, CA

@quithappens


Michelle Rockwell, MD

Founder, Doctor Mommy MD

Sports Medicine and Family Medicine Physician, Carilion Clinic, Christiansburg, VA

@doctormommyMD


Bonnie Koo, MD

Founder, Miss Bonnie MD

Dermatologist, Pennsylvania Dermatology Partners, PA.

@missbonnieMD

Laurel Fick, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Indianapolis, IN.

@laurelfick


Amy Pichoff, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Kansas, KS




Ann Bittinger, JD

Founder, Bittinger Law Firm

Practicing lawyer and expert on healthcare laws and transactions, Jacksonville, FL

@annbittinger



2020 Conference Schedule* 

*Schedule subject to change. 

Daily breakfast and refreshment breaks provided. 

Feb 25, 2020

7:00-7:45am

Yoga on the beach (optional)


8:00am-9:00am

Physician Know Thyself-Performing Your Own History and Physical 

Laurel Fick MD


9:00am-10:00am  

The Science of Confidence 

Sasha Shillcutt, MD


10:00-11:00am

Is It Really Failure? Turning Losses into Wins 

Annahieta Kalantari, DO


11:00am-12:00pm

Physician Mind Thyself: Why Mindfulness Matters 

Deepika Polineni, MD


12:00-12:10pm

Guided meditation (optional)


5:00-7:00 pm

Welcome cocktail reception on the beach (optional)

February 26, 2020

7:00-7:45am  

Sleep in (optional)


8:00am-9:00am  

A Mindfulness Approach to your Physician Employment Contract 

Ann Bittinger, JD


9:00am-10:00am  

Strategic Quitting as a Tool for Improving Practice Happiness

Lynn Marie Morski, MD


10:00-11:00am  

Your Hour of Power 

Sasha Shillcutt, MD


11:00-12:00pm

Crafting Your Ideal Day 

Michelle Rockwell, MD


12:00-12:10pm  

Guided meditation (optional)

February 27, 2020

7:00-7:45am  

Yoga on the beach (optional)


8:00am-9:00am  

Living with Intention: Identifying and Prioritizing What Matters Most 

Amy Pichoff, MD


9:00am-10:00am  

Married to Medicine: How to Start Putting Your relationships First Again 

Ali Novitsky, MD


10:00-11:00am  

Coaching, Sponsorship, and Mentoring: Women Climbing the Ladder Together

Annahieta Kalantari, DO


11:00-12:00pm  

Physician Know Thyself-Your Assessment and Plan

Laurel Fick, MD


12:00-12:10pm  

Guided meditation (optional)

What women are saying about WPW....

"Thank you for a wonderful conference! Overall, it was simply fantastic and I will definitely be recommending it to all my women physician friends and colleagues!"

"Really great experience! Excellent way to re-energize by connecting with other physicians who are struggling with similar issues. Speakers were spot-on and engaging. Awesome location, hotel...AMAZING!"

"Love the supportive women in this environment. I felt comfortable sharing my own fears and insecurities and learning from others."

"Thank for making this happen!!! So grateful!"

"This was so great! I loved the practical advice."  

"The speakers were absolutely fantastic. I felt like I was listening to a bunch of TED talks! The location was glorious. I like that the conference was a half day; even though I felt very engaged in the talks, my attention span was spent at the end of the morning. The food was outstanding; hands down the best conference food I've ever had. I like that we all sat at round tables and the seats were assigned; that, along with the breakout sessions each hour, allowed us to stay engaged throughout and make new friends!"  

"I immediately came home and composed an email stating I would like a meeting time changed, and it was. Previously I would have just suffered through it, my family would have suffered, and I would have been upset. But the conference helped give me the confidence and wording to do this."  

Who should I bring?

While this conference is a wonderful opportunity for time alone or a girl's trip with other women physicians, it can also be a great getaway for you and your spouse or even the whole family. There are a host of activities for your significant other to enjoy while you're at the conference or in the afternoons together:

  • On-site access to kayaks, jet skis, paddleboards, snorkeling gear
  • On-site booking of half or full-day snorkeling trips, boat rides to Stingray City, and other excursions
  • On-site complimentary bicycles to explore the island 
  • A variety of restaurants and shops within walking distance
  • On-site individual child care (separate fee)


Where should I stay?

The conference will be held at the relaxing Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort on Seven MIle Beach on Grand Cayman Island. A limited number of hotel rooms at the hotel have been reserved for a discounted price for attendees. Once your registraton is complete, you will receive an email with a link to book your hotel room with the discounted rate. The discounted rates are as follows:  

Run of the house: $349/night (USD) Partial ocean view: $499/night (USD) Ocean front view: $579/night (USD) 

  • These rates are for king bed rooms only. There is an additional fee of $50 for double bed rooms. 
  • A limited number of discounted rates are also available prior to and following the conference
  • These rates are first-come, first-serve
  • Only attendees may book a discounted room.
  • Only one discounted room per attendee please. 


Cancellations

We hope you can join us but we understand plans change sometimes. If you wish to cancel your registration and request a refund, please email us immediately at ehowe@themedicaleducator.com. Our cancellation policy is as follows:  

  • 100% refund minus a $100 administrative fee until November 1, 2019
  • 50% refund from November 1, 2019 until December 1, 2019
  • No refunds after December 1, 2019 

The Medical Educator LLC reserves the right to cancel or postpone any event due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event of a cancellation or postponement, The Medical Educator, LLC will refund the registration fee minus the nonrefundable $100 processing fee, but is not responsible for any other related costs or charges to the participant.  


Community, clarity, and career development....all in the Caymans. 

Got more questions? Check out our FAQs page!

This activity is jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and The Medical Educator

Target Audience: This activity is intended for physicians and other health care providers.  

Educational Objectives: After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:  

  • Recognize and acknowledge the strategies that promote wellness among women physicians in the workplace.  
  • Explore how stressful life events can be employed as opportunities for personal growth.  
  • Identify tools that can be used to increase time efficiency and productivity in the clinical day.  
  • Apply the strategies that help keep others out of their “emotional basement” in a conflict as a means of facilitating a more productive dialogue.  
  • Evaluate the ways in which increased clarity regarding clinical careers can increase longevity and seniority among women physicians.  

 

Joint Accreditation Statement:  

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and The Medical Educator. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine 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.  

Physician Continuing Medical Education:  

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 11 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest:  

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. The existence or absence of COI for everyone in a position to control content will be disclosed to participants prior to the start of each activity.  

Americans with Disabilities Act:

Event staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (ie, physical, dietary, etc). Please contact ehowe@themedicaleducator.com prior to the live event.