Psychiatry Network 2019 Women Physicians Conference

Connect, Build, Thrive

After the overwhelming success of the first Annual Psychiatry Network Women Physician’s Conference in 2018, Dr. Christina Girgis and Dr. Adrienne Yourek are putting together the second conference, to be held in beautiful and scenic Leesburg, Virginia at the Lansdowne Resort and Spa from September 26-28, 2019.

 This year an anticipated 150 women will come together for learning, support and networking. This conference will offer 14.5 hours of live AMA PRA Category 1 CME, through unique expert-led didactic, extemporaneous and breakout sessions.

 There will also be group social activities and meet-ups planned, and support group lunches each day for those interested.

 If you are feeling like you need a conference where you can learn as well as connect with other professional women then this is the conference for you. There is no other psychiatry-themed conference out there like this one!



All events are at the Lansdowne Resort and Spa unless otherwise stated.

Please note that agenda is subject to change and any changes will be listed here prior to the start of the conference.


Wednesday, September 25, 2019

4:00p – 7:00pConference Registration, Hotel Lobby  

7:00p – 9:00pInformal Gathering, Pub 46 Lounge

Thursday, September 26, 2019

6:30a – 8:30aBreakfast, Riverside Hearth

7:00a – 9:00aConference Registration, Hotel Lobby

8:00a – 8:30aKeynote Speech, Terrace Ballroom

8:30a – 9:30aPotential Risks of Medical Marijuana, Terrace Ballroom

9:30a – 10:15aMy Experience Series, Terrace Ballroom

10:30a – 11:30aSuccessful Negotiations, Terrace Ballroom

11:30p – 12:45pLunch, Optional Support Group Sessions, Riverside Hearth

12:45p – 2:15p

Breakout Sessions: Instagram for Your Practice, Medicolegal Issues in Telepsychiatry, Coping with Aggression in the Outpatient Setting, Sarnoff Room, Dogwood A, Dogwood B

2:15p - 5:30p

Loudoun County Wine Tour, Off-Site (optional, additional fee to join)

7:00p – 9:00pWelcome Dinner, Off-Site (included in registration fee)

Friday, September 27, 2019

6:30a – 8:30aBreakfast, Riverside Hearth

7:00a – 9:00aConference Registration, Hotel Lobby

8:00a – 9:00aMindful Meditation in Psychiatric Practice, Terrace Ballroom

9:00a – 10:00aGender Bias in Medicine, Terrace Ballroom

10:15a – 11:15aCollaborative Care in Minority Populations, Terrace Ballroom

11:15a – 12:15pExercise for Psychiatric Illness, Terrace Ballroom

12:15p – 1:30pLunch, Optional Support Group Sessions, Riverside Hearth

1:30p – 2:30p

Correctional Psychiatry, Terrace Ballroom

3:30p - 5:30p

Ropes Course, Evergreen Adventure Park (optional; additional fee to join)

7:00p - 9:00p

Historic Leesburg Dine Around (optional; additional fee to join)

Saturday, September 28, 2019

6:30a – 8:30aBreakfast, Riverside Hearth

8:00a – 8:45aMy Experience Series, Terrace Ballroom

8:45a – 9:45aTransgender Psychiatry, Terrace Ballroom

10:00a – 11:00aSports Psychiatry, Terrace Ballroom

11:00a – 12:00pSelf Care, Terrace Ballroom

12:00p – 1:15pLunch, Optional Support Group Sessions, Riverside Hearth

1:15p – 2:45pSelf-Defense for the Psychiatrist, Terrace Ballroom



The Psychiatry Network 2019 Women Physicians Conference will be held at the Lansdowne Resort and Spa.

Reservations can be made through the following link: 


Lansdowne Resort and Spa's scenic setting is conveniently located in Leesburg, VA, less than an hour from the nation's capital. We are known as the front porch of D.C. wine country and close to endless places to explore in beautiful Loudoun County. Lansdowne Resort and Spa is located near Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and just 30 miles from the Capital Beltway.

 For more information, contact Guest Services at 703-729-8400.

From Washington Dulles International Airport:

  • Leave the terminal on the airport road

  • Take Exit 9B onto Rt. 28/Sully Road North

  • Go 5.7 miles and exit onto Rt. 7 West toward Leesburg

  • Travel 3.9 miles (after 3 Lights) on Rt. 7 West

  • Exit right onto Lansdowne BoulevardProceed through the traffic light

  • Make a right onto Woodridge Parkway.

  • Make your first left into the resort.

Mileage to Lansdowne Resort and Spa from:

  • Washington, DC 35 miles

  • Alexandria, VA 42 miles

  • Baltimore, MD 70 miles

  • Harrisburg, PA 102 miles

  • Richmond, VA 120 miles

  • Philadelphia, PA 169 miles

  • Roanoke, VA 220 miles

  • Virginia Beach, VA 222 miles

  • Pittsburgh, PA 227 miles




There’s plenty to see and do in Loudoun County, Virginia, which has been designated as one of the 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Our resort near Washington, D.C. is just a few miles from downtown Leesburg, a place where the Colonial period to the Civil War era meets the modern advancements of today. It is an attractive combination that has kept people coming back to this region of ‘ol Virginia for centuries.

This resort near Washington, D.C. is within a half-hour drive of several Northern Virginia attractions, including more than 30 local wineries, Civil War battlefields, historical landmarks, national parks, the Potomac River, golf courses and quality outlet shopping – the place for a perfect weekend getaway in Virginia. The Blue Ridge Mountains grace the landscape to the west, and Washington, D.C., with all its sights and historic monuments, is less than an hour away to the east. Also, Dulles International Airport is strategically located just twelve miles away. Our Washington, D.C., area resort is more than a destination – this is where history meets today.

About the Location

Lansdowne Resort is situated in the heart of Virginia Wine Country on nearly 500 acres overlooking the scenic Potomac River. The Loudon County, VA resort is home to The Golf Club at Lansdowne - the centerpiece for 45-holes of championship golf. The three unique courses designed by Robert Trent Jones, II and Greg Norman, including the challenging 9-hole Sharkbite Course, are managed by Troon Golf. Lansdowne is the gateway to D.C.’s wine country and surrounded by 45 wineries, 20 breweries, downtown Leesburg, and historic Virginia sites. Lansdowne Resort is a sophisticated sanctuary, just thirty miles outside Washington, D.C. and eight miles from Dulles International Airport.

Living the Lansdowne Life means an experience that enriches your life by exposing you to a better way of living that’s healthier, more rewarding and more meaningful in almost every dimension. Find what makes our destination and luxury Virginia resort unique and a departure from the traditional.

  • Lansdowne Bee Hives

  • Culinary Garden

  • Butterfly Monarch Way Station

  • Heritage Hiking Trails

  • Spa at Lansdowne

  • The Golf Club at Lansdowne

  • Ale Trail

  • Footgolf at Lansdowne

  • Loudoun Wine Country

  • Downtown Leesburg


Testimonials From The 2018 Conference

The Psychiatry Network’s first annual (2018) Women Physicians Conference is the best professional conference/retreat experience that I have ever had! The Women’s Psychiatry Group on Facebook has been a special place where smart, supportive, thoughtful, physicians have been helping each other practice psychiatry in many different settings. The opportunity to meet in person cemented those ties. Imagine a conference designed for you, by colleagues who have keen intuition, shared experience, and who take the time to find out what you want and need in a professional meeting. From relevant psychiatry updates, to specialized topics on being a woman physician and leader, to small dinner groups designed to build friendships and peer relationships, this was an ideal intellectual and community building environment. I look forward to next year!
Thank you so much for your dedication and hard work! Our organizers clearly put a lot of thought and work into the conference and it showed. It ran very smoothly and I appreciated having some time for relaxing and social networking built in. This conference really helped me shift gears with regard to current career changes and it could not have come at a better time. It was clearly well-thought out and relevant for women in Psychiatry. I felt it was much more helpful and tailored to my needs than larger conferences in our field. I am very grateful!
*Loved* having it at a resort because it was so relaxing, rather than a typical city hotel! I loved this experience so much!! Favorites were self-defense, mood & food, the chocolate tour (even if personally melting/exhausted by the end!), the small dinners, and the spontaneously planned Psych Hike.Again, thank you so much for putting on this incredible event! Can’t wait to attend next year, and will do my best to recruit my other psych friends to sign up too!
I can not say enough wonderful things about the Psychiatry Network’s Women Physician’s Conference 2018. It was so well organized, and the location was just perfect. The topics were put together so thoughtfully, and every session was useful in it’s own way. It was truly a great weekend of learning, and networking, while unwinding and having fun. Being an early career psychiatrist, it inspired me and showed me what all I could be in the future!