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Women in Medicine 2016

August 3-7, 2016

Hilton Chicago/Indian Lakes, Bloomingdale, IL



Women in Medicine 2016 marks the 33rd 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.


By the end of the event, participants should be able to:
1. Recognize the current state of medical education in relation to the treatment of LGBT patients and identify opportunities to improve it, thereby decreasing health care disparities.
2. Recognize the epidemic of lesbian obesity andhow to intervene.of menopausal dyspareunia with non-hormonal therapy.
3. Review the current updates for the prevention and treatment of osteoarthritis.


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

The University of Vermont designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


This year's conference will be held at the beautiful Hilton Chicago/Indian Lakes Resort, set just 30 minutes from downtown Chicago and O'Hare International Airport; it offers everything you need for a relaxing retreat featuring: five restaurants and bars located on the premises, the Resolution Spa and Wellness Center, 27-hole golf course, hiking, mini-golf, indoor and outdoor pool, and more!

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Chicago/Indian Lakes Resort. We recommend that you make your reservations early as this is a busy time & accommodations are limited. The available room rate for this program is $149, single or double occupancy per night until July 2, 2016.


Physicians: $645.00 ($695 after June 1)

Partners: $350.00 ($400 after June 1)

Partners Credit Fee: $75.00

Residents: $250.00

Students: $50.00

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 10, 2016.

Please click here to register.


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