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 15 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.

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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  

7:00p – 9:00pWelcome Reception

Sponsored by Professional Risk Management Services

Thursday, September 26, 2019

6:30a – 8:30aBreakfast

7:00a – 9:00aConference Registration

7:15a - 7:45a

Morning Meditation

Christine Farag, M.D.

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

8:30a – 9:30aPotential Risks of Medical Marijuana, Donna Vanderpool, M.B.A., J.D.

9:30a – 10:15aMy Experience Series

Yes, I Belong in the Physicians Lounge, Loucresie Rupert, M.D.

The View from Pittsburgh a Year After Tree of Life, Esther Teverovsky, M.D.

Virtual Colleagues, Friends for Life, Yazmin Fuentes, M.D.

10:30a – 11:30aNegotiations for a “Win-Win,” Mary Jean Geroulo, Esq.

11:30p – 12:45pLunch

12:45p – 2:15p

Breakout Sessions

Instagram for Your Practice, Dena Oaklander, M.D.

Telepsychiatry: Rules, Regulations and Real-Life Questions, Ann McNary, J.D.

Coping with Aggression in the Outpatient Setting, Sarah Mohiuddin, M.D.

2:15p - 5:30p

Loudoun County Wine Tour, Off-Site (optional, sold out)

7:00p – 9:00pWelcome Dinner, Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar

Sponsored by SOC Telemed

Friday, September 27, 2019

6:30a – 8:30aBreakfast

7:00a – 9:00aConference Registration

8:00a – 9:00aHealthier Healers: Sustaining Ourselves in the Face of Burnout

Stacy Greeter, M.D.

9:00a – 10:00aDiagnosis and Management of Perimenopausal Anxiety and Depression

Gioia Guerrieri, D.O.

10:15a – 11:15aEastern Wisdom for Western Psychiatry

Christine Farag, M.D.

11:15a – 12:15pExercise for Psychiatric Illness

Marie Beasley, D.O.

12:15p – 1:30p Lunch

1:30p – 2:30p

Correctional Psychiatry: What Does It Take?

Gundeep Sekhon, M.D.

3:30p - 5:30p

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

7:00p - 9:00p

Historic Leesburg Dine Around (optional; sold out)

Saturday, September 28, 2019

6:30a – 8:30aBreakfast

8:00a – 8:45aMy Experience Series

When the Patient Isn't Your Patient, Diane Reis, M.D.

Meet Your Muslim Psychiatrist, Saba Maroof, M.D.

Leading the Way to Better Mental Health Care in New York, Carlene MacMillan, M.D.

8:45a – 9:45aGender Dysphoria in Childhood and Adolescence

Laura Willing, M.D.

10:00a – 11:00aGarnering Success and Eradicating Defeat With Sports Psychiatry

Tia Konzer, D.O.

11:00a – 12:00pInnovative Approaches to Psychotherapy: Pharmacological Catalysts

Wendy Feng, M.D.

12:00p – 1:15pLunch, Riverside Hearth

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

Howard Steele and Jennifer Steele


Accreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Peerpoint Medical Education Institute and American Physician Institute for Advanced Professional Studies, LLC. Peerpoint Medical Education Institute is accredited by the ACCME to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement: The PeerPoint Medical Education Institute designates the live format for this educational activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Online Course, Release Date September 28, 2019, Termination Date September 28, 2022: The PeerPoint Medical Education Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



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!