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.
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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 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.
Significant Other/Kids Trip to Funtown/Splashtown – 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.
Ogunquit Playhouse – Since 1933, the Ogunquit Playhouse has produced the highest quality theatre and has earned the title of “American’s Foremost Summer Theatre.” You will rave about the award winning Broadway show, Mary Poppins on Friday at 8:00pm. Get ready for Mary Poppins to fly over the rooftops of London and into the Ogunquit Playhouse! Winner of 44 major theatre awards from around the globe, Mary Poppins has captivated audiences for generations, and now the enchanting story, unforgettable songs and breathtaking dance numbers will dazzle and delight theatre goers of all ages.
Stonewall Kitchen – Stonewall Kitchen Cooking School is a fun, state-of-the-art classroom and the place to be if you love to cook, love to eat or just want to have a great time. This class is instructed by Chef Edward Lee, who has been on Top Chef and has recently published a book “Smoke and Pickles.” You will spend an hour and a half learning some new cooking skills, watching a cooking demonstration and eating a fabulous lunch. Class is schedule for Saturday 11:30-1:00.
Ogunquit Museum of American Art – The Ogunquit Museum of American Art sits on three acres off the coast of Ogunquit and is only 5 minutes away from the Cliff House. It houses over 1,600 pieces in its permanent collection, with 6 galleries, a gift shop and 3 acres of sculptures on the ocean front. We have arranged a 2 hour tour for Friday afternoon.
Wells National Reserve – Come enjoy this guided tour Saturday morning and have a rich educational experience. You will learn the history of a saltwater farm, life between the tides, secrets of salt marsh and a nature walk!
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