2020 Women in Family Medicine Virtual Conference

November 14, 2020
Virtual | 8 am - 2 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. 


8:45-9 am
Presenters: Karlene Ketola, MSA, CAE; Mary Marshall, MD, RN, FAAFP

9-10 am
Your Impact as a Female Family Physician
This panel session features three female family physicians who will inspire and teach you how to positively communicate and lead—not only in your practice, but also in your life.
Presenters: Brenda Coughlin, MD, MPH, FAAFP; Mary Marshall, MD, RN, FAAFP; Kim Yu, MD, FAAFP

10:15-11:15 am
What Do We Really Mean by Work-Life Balance?
There is a lot of pressure to achieve "balance" between our career and home lives. This session explores the barriers to achieving that seemingly unattainable balance and showcases interactive tools to consider for your own successes at home and work.
Presenter: Christine Medaugh, MD

11:30 am-12:30 pm
Workplace Challenges of Immigrant Minority Female Physicians in the U.S. and Best Strategies to Improve Patient Outcomes
This session explores common workplace issues encountered by Immigrant female physicians, supported by studies and literature review, and strategies to address these challenges. We will conclude with a SWOT analysis to identify a common ground for the best possible solutions.
Presenters: Urooj Beenish, MD; Fatin Sahhar, MD, FAAFP; Ayeshah Sarfaraz, MBBS, MPH

12:45-1:45 pm
Advocacy and Leadership: AKA Family Medicine
Family physicians are uniquely trained to be the best advocates for their communities and patient-centered healthcare. This session teaches skills you can use to influence legislators in your communities and be the advocate your patients need.
Presenter: Tina Tanner, MD, FAAFP

Call-in / Log-in Information

After you register, you will be sent an email with the call-in and log-in information for joining the Zoom webinar on Saturday, November 14. If you do not recieve this email within 24 hours, please email MAFP Meeting Planner Denna Bunting at dbunting@mafp.com

Registration Information

Online registration ends 11/13/2020

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 - $75

Non-MAFP Member - $200


The AAFP has reviewed 2020 Women in Family Medicine Virtual Conference and deemed it acceptable for up to 4.00 Online Only, Live AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 11/14/2020 to 11/14/2020. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.