Women in Medicine 2017

May 31 - June 4, 2017
Hilton Burlington, Burlington, VT


Women in Medicine 2017 marks the 34th 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 contemporary trends in LGBTQ health education and those areas in need of improvement, as well as new areas that require attention.
  2. Recognize the significant as well as unique health risks facing the LGBTQ population, including addiction, access, disparities, obesity as well as current information on the longitudinal family study, transgender healthcare, and medical ecology.
  3. Review the current updates for a variety of specific conditions, including bone health, cellular immunology, pain management, the applicability of alternative health treatments, and oncology.
  4. Be aware of the numerous research projects currently involving LGBTQ medical students at their respective institutions.


The Robert Larner College of Medicine at The University of Vermont is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing medical education for the healthcare team.

The University of Vermont designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The Hilton Burlington overlooks the natural splendor of LakeChamplain and the panoramic vistas of the majestic Adirondack Mountains. The hotel is within walking distance to the Church Street Marketplace, Lake Champlain Echo Center, Waterfront Park and the Lake Champlain Ferry. Open from breakfast through dinner, the hotel’s Mounted Cat offers American and regional favorites in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. An indoor heated pool, whirlpool spa and fitness center are located on the property as well. 

A block of rooms with reduced rates has been reserved for conference registrants at the Hilton. Please make your hotel reservations directly with the hotel at 800-445-8667 or 802-859-5055 prior to May 1, 2017 and indicate your participation in the Women in Medicine conference to receive special rates ($179 single/$189 double occupancy per room, per night). Space is limited, so please reserve early. Room availability cannot be guaranteed.


Physicians: $720.00 ($770 after May 1)

Partners: $425.00 ($475 after May 1)

Partners Non-Physician Credit Fee: $75.00

Residents/Felows: $325.00

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 May 5, 2017.