Women's Health Conference

23rd Annual Conference

Friday, April 19th, 2024


The Annual Women’s Health Conference is a one-day CME accredited program through MCW, ACOG and AAFP, providing up-to-date information in all aspects of Women’s Health and medical updates in General OBGYN and subspecialties. While most conferences focus on the needs of our patients, we have taken an active approach to incorporate provider wellness. In recent years, we have featured topics such as provider burnout, self-care, and second victim. Some of our most popular topics have included contraception, sexual dysfunction and menopause.

This activity is intended for practitioners in OB/GYN and in primary care who provide care for women, including: Obstetricians/Gynecologists, Internists, Family Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Certified Nurse Midwives, Registered Nurses, Medical Learners

Guest Speaker – Katrina Ubell, MD:

A pediatrician-turned-weight loss coach who helps women-identifying physicians like you lose weight for the last time and find peace and freedom around food.

Educates women through:

  • Her podcast – Weight Loss for Busy Physicians
  • Her Book – How to Lose Weight for the Last Time
  • Coaching


  • Cervical Cancer Screening and Management
  • PrEP for the women’s health care provider
  • Integrative Therapies for Management of Perimenopause and Sexual Health for Adult Women
  • Provider Wellness
  • Substance use Affecting the Women of our Community
  • Options for Medically Supervised Weight Loss
  • Overall wellness of physicians
  • Current political climate in Wisconsin, and how it affects provision of health care for women.


More information and registration coming soon.

As the academic presence in Women’s Health in the Milwaukee area, we feel it is important for us to provide this educational opportunity to providers in the community and the region.


  • Compare the differences between approved cervical cancer screening strategies.
  • Review behavioral and pharmacologic interventions for common complaints of menopause and discuss key counseling points and dispel common popular beliefs.
  • Describe how their thoughts and mindset create their experience of their work; explain the difference between a pessimistic and an optimistic mindset; and set new goals for themselves to improve their experience of their work.
  • Explore evidence-based approaches and medically supervised interventions tailored to address the specific needs and challenges faced by women in managing their weight throughout various life phases.
  • Review clinical safety and effectiveness of HIV PrEP.
  • Review history of abortion restrictions in Wisconsin, including relevant laws, legal challenges, current status, and pending litigation; Consider strategies to stay up to date, available resources, and how to best respond to changing legal landscape.
  • Review the epidemiology of perinatal OUD and Identify evidence based treatment recommendations of perinatal OUD and barriers to accessing such treatment.

Speakers & Topics

Agenda & Speakers

Friday, April 19, 2024

All sessions include 5-10 minute Q & A following each topic
7:30 - 8:00 amRegistration, Exhibits & Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 8:50 am“Prevention of Cervical Cancer: 2024 and Beyond”
Kim Gecsi, MD
8:50 - 9:40 amPerimenopause / Sexual Health
Carissa Aboubakare, WHNP-BC
9:40 - 10:20 amEXHIBIT BREAK
10:20 - 11:50 am“'How to Enjoy Your Work More”
Katrina Ubell, MD
12:00 - 12:40 pmEXHIBIT BREAK & LUNCH
12:40 - 1:30 pmOptions for Medically Supervised Weight Loss
Srividya (Vidya) Kidambi, MD, MS
1:30 - 2:20 pm"HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis for Women"
Sol del Mar Aldrete, MD
2:20 - 2:50pmEXHIBIT BREAK
2:50 - 3:40 pmSubstance use Affecting the Women of our Community
Emily Smith, MD, Elizabeth Hovis, MD and Christine Boxhorn, MD
3:40 - 4:30 pm“But is it legal?” - Reproductive Healthcare in Wisconsin in 2024
Allison Linton, MD

Conference Location

Whether you were born to be wild – or mild – makes no difference at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. More than a nostalgia trip for motorcycle enthusiasts, the Museum offers a glimpse of American history and culture like you’ve never seen it before – through the successes and trials of an iconic American company. On 20 acres in downtown Milwaukee, the Museum offers a restaurant, café, shop, special event space and free parking.

Each attendee will receive a complimentary admission into the Harley-Davidson Museum® and a 10% off shop coupon.

Harley-Davidson Museum®

500 West Canal Street
Milwaukee, WI 53203

Museum Website
Phone: 877-436-8738


On-site parking is complimentary. Conference room is in the *NEW* Garage, which is the South East side of the Campus on the corner of 5th and Seeboth St. Guests may use angle parking or the North or South Parking Garden.​​​​​​​


Iron Horse Hotel

500 W Florida St
Milwaukee, WI 53204

Hotel Website
Phone: 414-374-4766

Make it a weekend getaway by staying at Milwaukee’s famous Iron Horse Hotel and using your free ticket to visit the museum. Dine at Smyth inside the Iron Horse for a spectacular dining experience. Get tickets to the Milwaukee Brewers game. Visit downtown Milwaukee for some history. And so much much more!

Mention “Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) corporate rate” for a discounted rate.

Restaurants close to the Iron Horse Hotel


Have a Question? Contact us.


Erin Briesath

Conference Coordinator
(414) 805-6673 | Email


Jessica Francis, MD

Conference Co-Director
(414) 805-6673 | Email


Mona Farez, MD

Conference Co-Director
(414) 805-6673 | Email


ACCME Accreditation Statement
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this Live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 6.75 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

AAFP: The AAFP has reviewed 23rd Annual Women’s Health Conference 2024 and deemed it acceptable for up to 6.50 Live AAFP Prescribed credit(s). Term of Approval is from 04/19/2024 to 04/19/2024. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ACOG: The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has assigned up to 6.75 cognate credits to this program.