2022 Women in Family Medicine Conference

November 11 - 12, 2022
8 am-4 pm ET | Great Wolf Lodge or via Zoom | 3575 N US Highway 31 S., Traverse City, MI

Intended Audience 

Female family physicians, family medicine residents, and medical students


This conference - planned by, presented by, and hosted for female physicians - showcases evidence-based strategies, education, and skill development opportunities to women advance at any stage of their family medicine career. Now in its third year, this year's conference features five, 1-hour sessions. Attend in-person or via Zoom.


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Networking Reception | 4-6 pm


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Breakfast and Exhibits Open | 8-9 am

Managing Your Online Brand: How to be Your Best Self Online | 9:10-10:10 am
How can you and your practice best utilize social media to reach and educate patients, while maintaining professional values in the ever-changing internet landscape? During this session, you will learn how to navigate social media as a physician, when to use it, how to combat bad reviews left online, and how to interact with patients and the community. | Presented by: Aisha Harris, MD (Flint, MI)

Coffee Break with Exhibitors/Networking Time | 10:10-10:40 am

GRIT for Women in Medicine: Growth, Resilience, Inspiration & Tenacity | 10:40-11:40 am
This session will explore what it takes to grow as a female physician both professionally and personally. Learn more about how to be resilient and tenacious, and how to inspire those around you when delivering patient care. | Presented by: Sheala Jafry, MD, FAAFP (Troy, MI)

Lunch with Exhibitors/Networking Time | 11:40 am-12:40 pm

Better Health at Lower Costs: How to Navigate Value-based Care12:40-1:40 pm
Value-based care not only has the power to advance healthcare quality and equity, it can also accelerate innovations in care delivery. But what is value-based care? This session will explore its definition, benefits, examples, and how it translates into a family physician's office. | Presented by: Amy McKenzie, MD, MBA, FAAFP (Detroit, MI)

Navigating and Surviving: How to Manage Patient Care During a Time of Crisis | 1:50-2:50 pm
How do family physicians balance their patient's mental and physical well-being and own wellness in a time of crisis? During this session, you will hear from a female family physician as she shares how she managed to prioritize her patients and herself during an unimaginable time of crisis. Presented by: Rachel Klamo, DO, FAAFP (Oxford, MI)

He, She, They, WE: Implicit Bias and Its Effects on How WE Care for Transgender Patients | 3-4 pm
Let’s be honest: not everyone is comfortable with taking care of transgender patients. There are many different ideas about what is evidenced based, what is “right,” what is “natural,” and what is “safe” in respect to treatment plans for transgender patients. What affects our decision-making when interviewing, treating, and counselling transgender patients? Is it our own experiences (or lack of)? Is it an Academy position statement? Is it our religious or cultural identity? We manage different levels of comfort and discomfort daily when practicing patient-centered care. What makes transgender care unique in each of our practices? Join this session for open conversations, self and group reflection, and leave with strategies to better care for your transgender patients.| Presented by: Kelly Clark, MD (Traverse City, MI)  Contributes to the State of Michigan's implicit bias training requirement for medical licensure.


Registration Information

Early-bird pricing ends 09/30/2022
Online registration ends 11/11/2022

Contact Information

Denna Bunting, MAFP Meeting Planner

[email protected]


MAFP members must log into the website to receive the discounted rates below.

MAFP Active or Life Member 

  • Early bird rate (ends Sept. 30)$175
  • Regular rate (beginning Oct. 1) - $200

MAFP Resident, Student, or Transitional Member

  • Early bird rate (ends Sept. 30)$100
  • Regular rate (beginning Oct. 1) - $125

Non-MAFP Member

  • Early rate (ends Sept. 30)$200
  • Regular Pricing (beginning Oct. 1) - $225


AAFP has reviewed 2022 Women in Family Medicine Conference and deemed it acceptable for up to 5.00 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 11/12/2022 to 11/12/2022. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMA/AAFP Equivalency: AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.


A limited number of rooms at Great Wolf Lodge are available for Friday, Nov. 11, at the reduced rate of $169. 

To reserve a room at the reduced rate, call Great Wolf Customer Contact Center at 866‐962‐9653 or visit greatwolf.com by Oct. 11.

Use the Block Offer Code 2211FMF, and provide the first night’s room and tax as a deposit using a major credit card. Each room has up to 72 hours prior to check‐in to cancel the individual room. If the room is cancelled within 72 hours of check‐in, 100% of the first room night plus tax will be charged to the credit card or taken from the deposit, as applicable. This charge applies only to the cancellation of the room and is in addition to any cancellation or attrition charges owed by Group under this Agreement.