Hispanic Women in Medicine: Critical Needs for Empowerment and Transformation in Practice 2024

Scottsdale, AZ US
September 13, 2024 to September 15, 2024

This course offers Live (in-person) and Livestream (virtual) attendance options

Course Directors - Rosie D. Frazier, M.D., Mayo Clinic and Sofia Davila, M.D., FAAP, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

September 13 - 15, 2024 - The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa - Scottsdale, Arizona

This course provides a platform for Hispanic women in medicine to connect, share experiences, and advance careers. Through insightful discussions, workshops, and networking, attendees explore topics like career advancement, leadership, work-life balance, and advocacy. Renowned speakers offer strategies for success. Attendees engage with peers, mentors, and sponsors, fostering meaningful connections. Whether a student, resident, early-career professional, or established practitioner, this conference offers valuable insights and networking opportunities to support their journey in medicine.

Target Audience

Physician, physician assistant, nurse, nurse practitioner, resident fellow, and student.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify skills needed to overcome challenges faced by HWM.
  • List cultural biases related to HWM stereotypes that may impact patient care.
  • Assess practical strategies to increase well-being of HWM.
  • Define skills for HWM leadership development.
  • Recognize networking opportunities for HWM career advancement
  • Examine healthcare disparities in the Hispanic population
  • Contrast initiatives for community engagement in the Hispanic population.

Attendance at any Mayo Clinic course does not indicate or guarantee competence or proficiency in the skills, knowledge or performance of any care or procedure(s) which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 17.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 17.75 Attendance
Event starts: 
09/13/2024 - 7:20am
Event ends: 
09/15/2024 - 12:30pm

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 Friday, September 13, 2024                                                                                             


6:45 a.m.

Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Exhibits

7:30 a.m.

Opening Remarks

Rosie D. Frazier, M.D. and Sofia Davila, M.D.

8:00 a.m.

A Seat at the Table: Empowering Women in Leadership and Beyond

Connie Mariano, M.D., Center for Executive Medicine

8:30 a.m.

Strategies for Promotion and Career Growth

Martha-Gracia Knuttinen, M.D., Ph.D., Mayo Clinic

9:00 a.m.

Journey to Zero: A Daily Well-being Practice to Help You Choose Your Journey

Keith W. Jones, MA, Mayo Clinic

9:30 a.m.

Q & A

9:45 a.m.

Break and Exhibits

10:00 a.m.

Network Building: Connecting for Success

Rafael Fonseca, M.D., Mayo Clinic

10:30 a.m.

Research, Grants, and Tears

Diana Orozco-Cepeda, M.D., Nationwide Children’s Hospital

11:00 a.m.

Nurturing the Next Generation through Effective Mentorship

Elizabeth Bonachea, M.D., Nationwide Children’s Hospital

11:30 a.m.

Navigating the US Healthcare System: What I Wish I Had Known

Evamaria Anvari, M.D., Mayo Clinic

12:00 p.m.

Q & A


12:15 p.m.


1:15 p.m.

Mastering Multitasking: Lessons Learned

Blanca C. Lizaola-Mayo, M.D., Mayo Clinic

1:45 p.m.

Conflict Resolution and Strategic Thinking

Sarah B. Umar, M.D., Mayo Clinic

2:15 p.m.

Mastering the Art of Contract Negotiation

Vivian Hernandez-Trujillo, M.D., Niclaus Children’s Hospital

2:45 p.m.

Question and Answer Session

Rosie D. Frazier, M.D. and Sofia Davila, M.D.

3:00 p.m.



 Saturday, September 14, 2024                                                                                             


7:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast and Exhibits

8:00 a.m.


Rosie D. Frazier, M.D. and Sofia Davila, M.D.

8:15 a.m.

Empowering Women to Achieve their Dreams

Mirla Avila, M.D., Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

8:45 a.m.

Embracing Progress over Perfection

Tisha N. Lunsford, M.D., Mayo Clinic

9:15 a.m.


Mariela Rivera, M.D., Mayo Clinic

9:45 a.m.

Q & A

10:00 a.m.

Break and Exhibits

10:15 a.m.

Navigating Life’s Unexpected Turns

Rosie D. Frazier, M.D., Mayo Clinic

10:45 a.m.

Establishing and Cultivating Your Distinctive Personal Brand

Jean C. Fox, M.D., Mayo Clinic

11:15 a.m.

Conquering Burnout for a Harmonious Life

Eva M. Carmona Porquera, M.D., Ph.D., Mayo Clinic

11:45 a.m.

Q & A

12:00 p.m.


The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
6902 East Greenway Parkway
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
United States

Click here to make your room reservation

A special room block rate of $299 (USD) with applicable city/state taxes, plus a $25 non-commissionable daily resort fee (usually $35), per night, is available for course participants and guests. 

Resort fee will cover amenities such as wifi, guest room calls, access to the spa facilities, complimentary 2-hour bike rental per registered guest per day, tennis-pickleball, and basketball court privileges (including equipment rental).

Gated self-parking is available for $10 for up to 10 hours or $20 for overnight parking.

Group rates apply 3 days prior and 3 days following the course dates, based upon space availability. To ensure accommodations, make your reservation before the room block fills or by Thursday, August 15, 2024. Please make your reservations early to ensure accommodations at the discounted rate. 

All travel and lodging expenses are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

Mayo Faculty
Evamaria Anvari, MD
Eva M. Carmona Porquera, MD, PhD
Rafael Fonseca, MD
Jean Fox, MD
Rosie Frazier, MD
Keith Jones, MA
Martha-Gracia Knuttinen, MD, PhD
Blanca Lizaola-Mayo, MD
Tisha Lunsford, MD
Mariela Rivera, MD
Leticia Rolon, MD
Laura Suarez Pardo, M.D.
Sarah Umar, MD
Ana Zamora Martinez, M.D.

Guest Faculty
Adriana Alvarez, MD
Mirla Avila, MD
Elizabeth Bonachea, MD
Sofia Davila, MD
Fiorella Hernandez, MD
Vivian Hernandez-Trujillo, MD
Monica Hoff, MD
Akintade Latifat, MD
Connie Mariano, MD
Diana Orozco-Cepeda, MD
Heidi Renpenning
Jeanette Schnierle, M.D.
Niko Verdecias, Dr.PH
Jenny Zablah, MD

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Statement(s):

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals:
A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies or other professional associations.


For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s) and staff, please go here to review disclosures.

Available Credit

  • 17.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 17.75 Attendance

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