The Cliff House Resort & Spa
August 6 - 10, 2014
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The 31st WIM conference takes place in beautiful Ogunquit, Maine on August 6-10. The conference will focus on health through the ages. We will feature talks on the longitudinal study of children raised in lesbian families through to caring for elderly gay and lesbian population. This year we will include an option for topic focused small groups for additional CME credit. Potential topics include cancer survivorship, ethics, health IT, environmental health issues, transgender care and family perspective on mental health issues.
For those of you familiar with New England, you are well aware of Ogunquit’s natural beauty, as well as its reputation as the other gay mecca in New England. Ogunquit is only about an hour drive from Boston and is easily accessible from Logan Airport, Manchester, NH or Portland, Maine. The Cliff House is magnificently perched over the Atlantic Ocean with views of the ocean from every room. The hotel offers a fabulous spa, 3 swimming pools and a spacious function room with decks overlooking the ocean. There is ample space for children with a separate family pool and play space. A golf course is located across the street. This is a great place to bring the entire family. We are fortunate to be here during prime vacation season.
The town is famous for its wonderful shopping, magnificent beach and the cliff walk that runs along 1 ½ miles of ocean. There are many options for recreational and cultural activities in the vicinity. These include hiking, amusement parks, wildlife preserves, whale watches, kayaking , fishing and let’s not forget LL Bean and the outlet shopping. If there is sufficient interest (and we hope there will be), we will offer a family outing to Funtown/Splashtown during the first day of the conference. While the physicians spend the 1st day in lectures, everyone else gets to play. This is an opportunity for the non-physicians and the children to have a day to meet and bond with each other.
Our entertainment is not yet finalized but no trip to Maine would be complete without a lobster bake. Other possibilities include a trip to the famous Ogunquit Playhouse, a private concert on site or perhaps a group whale watch. We also look forward to an inspiring talk from Mary Bonauto, the lawyer who saw the path to legalizing gay marriage in the United States and was responsible for the initial law legalizing marriage in Massachusetts. She then developed the strategy that led to the Supreme Court decision overturning DOMA.
Above all, it will be a weekend of superb educational talks and camaraderie, in a supportive and fun environment. There is no other CME conference like this!
Submit an abstract
We are seeking proposals for plenary and/or workshop presentations related to a broad range of medical topics, including, but not limited to: rheumatology, neurology, endocrinology, psychiatry, cardiology, oncology, nutrition, pain managment, care of the elderly, pediatrics, emerging technologies and economic issues in medical practice.
Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2014.
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