2021 Women in Family Medicine Virtual Conference

November 13, 2021
Virtual | 9 am - 1:15 pm ET | , ,

Intended Audience

Female family physicians, family medicine residents, and medical students.


The Women in Family Medicine Virtual Conference will showcase evidence-based strategies, education, and skill development opportunities to help female family physicians advance at various stages of their career. 


8:55-9 am 
Presenter: Karlene Ketola, MSA, CAE 

9-10 am 
Family Medicine: The Everchanging Practice Type 
With thirty years of family medicine experience, Dr. Susan Stevens will share what practicing was like in the past and how it compares to practicing family medicine today. This session will also discuss and thoughts on the future, emphasizing new technologies and tools, as well as its position in the medical community.  
Presenter: Susan Stevens, DO, FAAFP 

10:05-11:05 am 
Finding the Balance 
Burnout is common in everyday life no matter what profession you are in. Often, professionals struggle to find a healthy balance between their work and personal life. This session will provide attendees with insight on how to create a balanced life you truly enjoy.  
Presenter: Mikita Patel, MD

11:10 am-12:10 pm 
Expressing the Fundamental Aspects of Our True Selves 
Discussion regarding the mental and physical health impacts that a lack of inclusion and being closeted about one's sexuality or other perceived stigma has on individuals in the workplace and in life. The downstream implications that this has for creativity, productivity in life, personal and professional, are further discussed. During this session, attendees will develop methods to promote diversity and inclusion.  
Presenter: Elizabeth Pionk, DO, FAAFP 

12:15-1:15 pm 
Managing Obesity: A Multi-Faceted Approach 
This session will provide an understanding of the clinical impact of obesity and how family physicians can incorporate obesity management into their current practice. The lecturer, Dr. Jennifer Hanna, is board certified in family medicine as well as obesity medicine and has a special interest in obesity management for children and adults through a multi-disciplinary approach. The United States is facing an epidemic of obesity and there is a high need for physician understanding of obesity management. 
Presenter: Jennifer Hanna, DO 

Registration Information

Online registration ends 11/12/2021

Contact Information

Denna Bunting | MAFP Meeting Planner


MAFP members must first log in to receive the discounted member rate. 

MAFP Member - $125

MAFP Resident, Student, and Transitional Member - $25

Non-MAFP Member - $200


Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.