Renew Your Life and Your Career

Authenticity, Courage & Empowerment Conference for Women Physicians

April 28 - May 1, 2022

San Antonio, TX

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Create Your “New Normal” for Living and Working

 This conference is designed for you to:

  • Rest, Restore, & Recharge
  • Have Clarity on What You Really Want & How to Get It
  • Become Part of a Vibrant Community of Support -> Women Physicians Supporting Women Physicians
  • Obtain CME Hours for Personal & Professional Wellness
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This is Your Time

This is Your Conference

This is Your Tribe

Too many women physicians are feeling frustrated, alone, and depleted.  The demands on our time and energy increase daily leading to burnout, strained relationships, and lack of fulfillment despite working hard.  

You’ve sacrificed so much to become a doctor. . .it doesn’t have to be this way.   

This conference is designed to counteract all of the above - so that you start creating the life of your dreams.

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 Welcome to an experience like no other -

heal/rest, recharge, learn, and grow in a warm & welcoming community of women physicians who want more in life. 

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Your conference ticket includes:

Thursday night Welcome Reception
All talks & breakout sessions
Sunday Champagne Brunch & Empowerment Session.
Saturday Morning Fun Movement - Walk or Run
Breakfast each morning
Optional Coaching sessions
Up to 15 CME hours (AMA PRA Category 1)



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Your conference registration is refundable through January 15, 2022, minus a $200 administrative fee.

January 16 - March 15 receive a 50% refund or transfer of full registration to another woman physician.

Email  [email protected] with any requests or questions.

Create a different future.

One that you:

  • Feel in control of
  • Are excited about
  • Experience fulfillment in both your life and your work
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True to one’s own personality, spirit or character


Mental strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear or difficulty


 Becoming stronger & more confident in controlling one’s life

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Thursday, April 28th

5:30 pm - VIP Welcome Event

(For those who registered during the initial launch)


7 pm - Creativity & Handlettering Event

(For all attendees)


8 pm - Welcome Event

(For all attendees)

Friday, April 29, 2022 

7:00 am Breakfast 

8:00 am  Main Stage Presentations 

  • Welcome 
  • Where You Are & Where You Will Go From Here - Dawn Sears, MD 
  • I Don't Want to be Resilient - Michelle Owens, DO 
  • Coming Back Better - Errin Weisman, DO 

10:45 am Intro to Breakout Sessions & Break 

11:15 am Breakout Sessions 

  • A - Moving Beyond Guilt with Parenting - Kathleen Young, MD 
  • B - Designing Your Dream Practice - Carolyn Moyers, DO & Alaleh Akhavan, MD 
  • C - Redefining Success - Amy Vertrees, MD 

12:30 pm Main Stage Presentation 

  • You Are Not Broken - Kelly Casperson 

Optional Events

2 - 4 pm:  Coaching

5 - 7 pm:  Collaborative Songwriting with Darden Smith

(Details & sign-ups will be emailed prior to the conference)

Saturday, April 30, 2022

6:30 am Mindful & Fun Movement - Michelle Quirk, MD 

7:30 am Breakfast 

8:30 Main Stage Presentations 

  • How to Create a Harmonious Work Life Balance - Nora Vasquez, MD 
  • Financial Freedom - The Anti-Burnout Tool for Physicians - Latifat Akintade, MD 

10:00 am Breakout Sessions 

  • A - Non-Clinical Careers, Entrepreneurship & the Tech Industry - Kristina Kypuros, MD, Dewan Farhana, DO & Nerissa Kreher, MD
  • B - Perfectionism & the Value of Rest - Laurel Kilpatrick, MD & Kara Pepper, MD 
  • C - The Paradox of Pressure and Pleasure - Kelly Casperson, MD 

11:00 am - Break/Snacks 

11:30 am Main Stage Presentations 

  • We Need a Better Solution for Burnout - Michelle Chestovich, MD
  • Legal Considerations for Women Physicians - Amanda Hill, Esq. 

Optional Events from 2 - 4 pm:

  • Legal Consults
  • Coaching 

(Details & sign-ups will be emailed prior to the conference)

Sunday, May 1, 2022 

7:00 am Main Stage Presentations 

  • Mind Full or Mindful (Workshop) - Ruchi Gaba, MD 
  • Ingredients to an Extraordinary Life (It's Not What You Think) - Dena George, MD

8:45 am Mimosa Brunch with Sponsors 

10:30 am Grand Finale (scroll down for more details) - Authenticity & Empowerment Panel - Hala Sabry, DO & Sunny Smith, MD

12:00 pm Next Steps & Farewell 

12:30 pm Adjourn

Meet the Empowerment Panel

Sunday, May 1st at 10:30 am

Sunny Smith, MD

Sunny Smith is the founder of Empowering Women Physicians, a Family Physician and Clinical Professor at UC San Diego School of Medicine, a wife and mom.  She’s received many awards for Humanism in Medicine, Excellence in Teaching, and Outstanding Community Leadership.  Many physicians have been impacted by her advocacy, mentorship, teaching and coaching.  She’s courageous, authentic, and a role model for empowering others.

Hala Sabry, DO 

Hala is an Emergency Medicine physician, a feminist leadership coach, the founder of Physician Moms Group (PMG), and a super mom of five- with two sets of twins!

 Balancing her career in medicine with her roles as a mother and entrepreneur was initially challenging. She frequently fought through fear, negative self-talk, and a recurring desire to quit, and she knew other busy professional working mothers must have experienced the same struggles. 

She created PMG seven years ago to offer emotional availability and support to women like her, which now supports over 116,000 members. Hala expanded her outreach to coaching individuals and consulting businesses.  She offers high performance coaching to professional women in male dominated professions who feel unseen and unheard in quest to develop their personal brand and become a confident thought leader. 

 Hala is a tenacious advocate for ending sexism and promoting gender and racial equality in the medical field. She believes that as a community leader, she has a responsibility to forge a path for other women and to elevate her fellow physician mothers. She’s collaborated with leading Fortune 500 companies and international organizations to further her work advocating for women physicians, patients, and children.

Speaker Highlights

9 Podcast Hosts

18 Small Business &/or Medical Practice Owners
National Organization Representatives
Leaders in Many Organizations

Successful Mothers, Wives, Sisters, Daughters

Read more about the Speakers here!

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Frequently Asked Questions 

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Join Us for Sunday Virtual Community Building

Feb 20th - April 3rd

4 pm Central

(2 pm Pacific/5 pm Eastern)

Each week led by an ACE Conference Coach:

Feb 20th - Ending Time Poverty Effectively

Feb 27th - Finding Fulfillment and Harmony

March 6th - Self-Love & Body Image/Body Positivity

March 13th - Ending Emotional Eating

March 20th - Imposter Syndrome

March 27th - Putting the Brakes on Your Rage Reaction

April 3rd - Doctoring & Parenting with Curiosity, Compassion & Connection

April 10th - Dealing with Difficulty Partners

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