Hispanic Women/Latinas 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

Through insightful discussions, attendees acquire a deep understanding of the unique challenges encountered by Hispanic/Latina women in medicine and learn effective strategies to overcome them. Renowned speakers lead the discussion on a variety of topics, including career advancement, leadership skills, and work-life balance. This course addresses important issues such as equity advocacy, microaggressions, culturally sensitive care, and healthcare disparities among Hispanics. Whether a student, early-career professional, or established practitioner, this course provides a networking platform to connect, share experiences, and find mentorship to support your journey in healthcare.

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Abstract Session

We invite abstract submissions for the Hispanic/Latina Women in Medicine: Critical Needs for Empowerment and Transformation in Practice focusing on the contributions, challenges, achievements, and topics related to Diversity and Inclusion impacting Hispanic/Latina Women in Medicine . This conference aims to provide a platform for sharing research, experiences, and insights to advance the representation and success of Hispanic/Latina Women in healthcare.  We invite you to take advantage of this unique opportunity and submit an abstract to be presented as a poster during the Hispanic/Latina Women in Medicine: Critical Needs for Empowerment and Transformation in Practice 2024.  

Click here to submit an abstract.

Target Audience

Physician, physician assistant, nurse, nurse practitioner, resident, fellow, student, and other healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify skills needed to overcome challenges faced by Hispanic/Latina Women in Medicine.
  • List cultural biases related to Hispanic/Latina Women in Medicine stereotypes that may impact patient care.
  • Assess practical strategies to increase well-being of Hispanic/Latina Women in Medicine.
  • Define skills for Hispanic/Latina Women in Medicine leadership development.
  • Recognize networking opportunities for Hispanic/Latina Women in Medicine career advancement
  • Examine healthcare disparities in the Hispanic/Latino population
  • Contrast initiatives for community engagement in the Hispanic/Latino 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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2024 Hispanic Women/Latinas in Medicine:

Critical Needs for Empowerment

and Transformation in Practice

September 13-15, 2024

All Presentations Mountain Standard Time


Friday, September 13, 2024


  6:45 a.m.

Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Exhibits

  7:30 a.m.

Opening Remarks

Rosie D. Frazier, M.D.

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


  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 Zepeda-Orozco, M.D., M.S., 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.

Mastering the Art of Contract Negotiation

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

12:00 p.m.

Q & A


12:15 p.m.


  1:15 p.m.

Navigating 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.


Workshop: Microaggressions Simulation

Monica Hoff, M.D., Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Jeanette Schnierle, M.D., Nationwide Children’s Hospital

  2:50 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.

Failing Forward: The Art of Harnessing Failure

Mariela Rivera, M.D., Mayo Clinic


  9:15 a.m.

Embracing Progress over Perfection

Tisha N. Lunsford, 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.


  1:00 p.m.

Speak with Confidence: Unveiling Clarity in Public Address

Heidi Renpenning, Univision Arizona

  1:30 p.m.

Unlocking Financial Wisdom: Empowering Physicians on the Path to Financial Freedom

Akintade Latifat, M.D., MoneyFitMD

  2:00 p.m.

Silencing Your Inner Critic

Jenny Zablah, M.D., Children’s Hospital Colorado

  2:30 p.m.

Finding strength during Challenging Times

Fiorella Hernandez, M.D., Anderson Houston

  3:00 p.m.

Q & A

  3:15 p.m.



Sunday, September 15, 2024


  7:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast and Exhibits

  7:50 a.m.


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

  8:00 a.m.

Discovering Belonging: A Journey of Inclusion

Ana C. Zamora Martinez, M.D., Mayo Clinic

  8:30 a.m.

Off the Sidelines and Into the Game: Engaging in Advocacy

Lilia Cervantes, M.D., University of Colorado School of Medicine 

  9:00 a.m.

Strategies for Providing Culturally Sensitive Care

Laura Suarez Pardo, M.D., Mayo Clinic

  9:30 a.m.

Mentoring in Advocacy and Community Engagement for Change

Leticia Rolon, M.D., Mayo Clinic

10:00 a.m.

Q & A

10:15 a.m.


10:30 a.m.

Panel Session

“Disrupting systems: Being an Effective Advocate for Healthcare Equity”

Facilitators: Nathan L. Delafield, M.D., Mayo Clinic and Maite Arce, Hispanic Access Foundation

11:00 a.m.

Uncomfortable conversations: Strategies for Skillful Conversations


11:30 a.m.

Initiatives to Reduce Healthcare Disparities

Niko Verdecias, Dr.PH, Arizona State University

12:00 p.m.

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

Evamaria Anvari, M.D., Mayo Clinic

12:30 p.m.

Question and Answer Session

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

12:45 p.m.

Closing Remarks

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

  1:00 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
Nathan L. Delafield, MD
Rafael Fonseca, MD
Jean Fox, MD
Rosie Frazier, MD
Keith Jones, MA
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
Maite Arce
Mirla Avila, MD
Elizabeth Bonachea, MD
Lilia Cervantes, MD
Sofia Davila, MD
Fiorella Hernandez, MD
Vivian Hernandez-Trujillo, MD
Monica Hoff, MD
Akintade Latifat, MD
Connie Mariano, MD
Heidi Renpenning
Jeanette Schnierle, M.D.
Niko Verdecias, Dr.PH
Jenny Zablah, MD
Diana Zepeda-Orozco, MD, MS

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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