Females Working in Emergency Medicine

Revive: A FemInEM Development Retreat

February 3 — 5, 2019

At the Andaz Resort, Scottsdale AZ

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Introducing you, revived. Join us.

Tap into authenticity that will radiate throughout your life.

Join FemInEM in Paradise Valley and revitalize your sense of self, your passions, and your career.

Meet 100 inspiring female attending physicians at an energizing three-day retreat at the base of Camelback Mountain.

Experience the restorative power of the beautiful southwest while rediscovering the life you’re meant to live. Invigorate your belief in yourself, your work, and your community.

Registration to Revive is closed.  

Email revive[email protected] to find out about any last minute cancellations.

Registration fee covers our welcome party,  the group meals on the agenda and all workshop and group events.

All proceeds from Revive will support the new Gender Equity in Medicine Research Foundation– supporting research to benefit FemInEMs everywhere!

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Revive Ticket

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CME Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American College of Emergency Physicians and FemInEM. The American College of Emergency Physicians is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American College of Emergency Physicians designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for 10.5 hour(s) of ACEP Category I credit.

The Faculty

Check out some of our the all female, all fantastic faculty!


Diane Birnbaumer, MD
Diane Birnbaumer, MD
Marya Stark
Marya Stark
Medell Briggs-Malonson, MD
Medell Briggs-Malonson, MD
Ann Futterman Collier, PhD
Ann Futterman Collier, PhD
Mamta Gautam, MD
Mamta Gautam, MD
Ellen Weber, MD
Ellen Weber, MD
Kat Hurley
Kat Hurley
Lynn Reyman, MD
Lynn Reyman, MD
Teresa Chan, MD
Teresa Chan, MD
Liz Mitchell, MD
Liz Mitchell, MD
Lindsey Trout Hughes
Lindsey Trout Hughes
Michelle Lall, MD
Michelle Lall, MD
Becky Parker, MD
Becky Parker, MD
Stacey Poznanski, DO
Stacey Poznanski, DO
Tracy Sanson, MD
Tracy Sanson, MD
Sandra Scolari, MBA, CMFC
Sandra Scolari, MBA, CMFC


Feb 3

3:00 pm - 4:00 pmRegistration
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmIce BreakerAriziona Actors Studio
6:00 pm - 8:00 pmCocktail Party

Feb 4

8:00 am - 12:00 pmSpa, Hike, Sweat
12:00 pm - 1:00 pmLunch
1:00 pm - 2:30 pmEnhancing Physician ResilienceMamta Gautam, MD
2:30 pm - 2:45 pmBreak
2:45 pm - 4:15 pmWorkshop Session A
4:15 pm - 4:30 pmBreak
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmWorkshop Session B
6:00 pm - 7:00 pmBreak
7:00 pm - 11:00 pmNetworking Dinners

Feb 5

7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast Together
8:30 am - 10:00 amThe Reality of Women and WealthSandra Scolari, CFP
10:00 am - 10:15 amBreak
10:15 am - 11:45 amWorkshop C
11:45 am - 12:00 pmBreak
12:00 pm - 1:30 pmWorkshop D
1:30 pm - 1:45 pmClosing Remarks


Creative, inspiring, meaningful workshops await you at Revive 19. Here is just some of what’s in store for you.

Run for Something – First Steps in Running for Office

 “If something needs fixing, lace up your shoes and do some organizing.  If you are disappointed with your elected officials, grab a clipboard, get some signatures and run for office yourself. Show up, dive in, stay at it.“ – Barack Obama  

Join Marya Stark, co-founder and founding Executive Director of Emerge America, the premier organization for training women to run for office.  You’ll learn about becoming a candidate for public office and making the change you’d like to see.   Find out why it’s important for you to consider running for elective office and if running for office right for you.  She will also cover other ways to get involved politically if you don’t want to be the one to run.

Cultivating Mindfulness and Quiet Ego

Mindfulness based interventions focus on changing our relationship with thoughts and feelings so as to allow for greater attentiveness in the present. “Quiet ego” contemplation is an approach that incorporates mindfulness, but also encourages compassion towards oneself and others; recognizes the importance of connections to all living things; and underscores a growth orientation towards life. Research suggests that these seemingly simple yet complex ideas are together associated with a balanced identity, a life well-lived, and emotional and physical well-being.  We will explore how these concepts align with your own values through a series of guided meditations and reflective writing exercises.  The overall goal is to learn how to quickly re-center yourself during stressful encounters so that you can gain perspective and stay true to yourself.

Sitting Across the Table – How to Negotiate with Confidence and Style

Gender gaps in pay and career opportunities have continued to exist in medicine and other industries.  Recent studies have revealed the roots of these persistent financial inequalities.  During this course, we will discuss the factors that lead to economic and career advancement gender gaps and learn successful strategies to negotiate with confidence and skill.

Entrepreneurship – How Following Your Passions and Purpose Can Lead to Greater Service, Impact, and Freedom

As emergency physicians, we may not feel a complete sense of fulfillment from clinical medicine alone.  We often have interests, talents, and gifts that “give us life”, but we don’t nurture them.  However, many of these skills can be channeled into a successful business that is professionally and personally fulfilling.  During this course, we will discuss how establishing your own business can re-energize your purpose, increase your service to others, and allow for more financial and time freedom.

Finding your passion: Expanding your career choices

Clinical medicine is a lot of fun, but like chocolate, there’s only so much of it you can eat before you want something else in your diet. Opportunities abound right now to  develop new skills and find and develop passions that can pay off by renewing vitality, providing new career choices, or lead to the post-career career. This workshop will help you think about what you’d like to do next, and how to make sure you start on the road and stay on the path.  Have an idea you want help with? Looking for an inspiration? Either way, this workshop is for you.

The Healing Art of Story – Narrative Medicine

Narrative Medicine is an approach to clinical practice that brings together the patient’s personal story with that of their illness, marrying the relational, psychological, and historical narrative of the individual with symptomatology and disease.  This practice is therapeutic for both the patient and the clinician.  By improving the ability to listen and empathize we may have a better understanding of the patient’s needs. This leads to a more impactful encounter, improving clinical outcome, compliance, and satisfaction. Our workshop will attempt to highlight the importance of this relationship through written works of art, discussion, and a writing exercise.  In addition we will explore the benefits of writing as a way to become more mindful of our own feelings.

Creating the Change You Want to See – How to Start a New Organization

“Almost every successful person begins with two beliefs: the future can be better than the present, and I have the power to make it so.”  (Robert Caro, The Path to Power).  This session will help you take the next steps in expanding your impact.   You’ll learn about starting new initiatives and keys to scaling success.  Figure out if it makes sense to start an organization, what it takes to make it a success and how to fund your new endeavor!

Bullets to Brilliance – Designing Slides Like a Pro

Tired of lecturing to a sea of blank stares?  To become an effective and engaging educator, one must capitalize on how the brain attends to and processes information. Participants in this workshop will explore and practice slide design techniques that effectively capture and keep the attention of the learner, while promoting knowledge transfer of a streamlined message.

Professional Women and Financial Freedom

Financial considerations of emergency medicine physicians encompassing income, taxation, student loans, work-life balance, retirement and legacy planning. Awareness of the role gender plays in the likelihood of achieving financial stability, the decision making process and the value of relationship and coaching. The advancement of women in the workplace as it relates to retirement benefits and Social Security.

Tap Into Your Creativity with Meditative Writing

Meditative writing, when used as a daily practice, is a fantastic way to tap into your wild creativity, uncovering your most powerful stories, and mapping your mind’s beauty. Using the wisdom of Natalie Goldberg and Julia Cameron, we will engage with meditative writing techniques as a group, explore free writing exercise together, and offer moments for sharing and feedback. Participants will leave with additional resources, tools for continuing their writing practice at home, and the offer of ongoing support.

The Power of Talk

Learn tools on how YOU can be recognized as an influential participant and leader in a meeting. Explore the challenges women face in getting their voices.  Learn the skills to overcome these challenges and become an influential participant and leader. Examine the nonverbal  and verbal cues that contribute to meeting dynamics.   Study the effective ways to run a meeting.  Understand the role of advocacy in and outside of your organization.

Inviting Poetry and Meaning

Creating a sense of meaning and purpose is essential for happiness— this is especially true for those in the high-pressure world of medicine. We’ll examine why some of the greatest poets of the 20th century were also physicians, read work by physician poets, and talk about inviting poetry and meaning on a daily basis in both our work and personal lives. We will also use exercises to generate our own poems in a supportive, low-pressure environment.

Speak Like a Star – How to Become a Phenomenal Speaker

Standing in front of an audience and delivering a message is a skill that can be learned by anyone.  Taught by faculty with years of speaking experience, this workshop will cover the nuts and bolts of becoming a successful speaker including the components of developing a good lecture, tips for delivering an effective presentation and tricks for finding speaking opportunities.

Working Smart Philosophies for the Physician Woman

For women who are juggling complicated, frenetic, overloaded lives is it possible to create meaningful, thoughtful and high impact work?  Utilizing principles of organizational theory, (Deep Work (Cal Newport) and Getting Things Done (David Allen)), we will create a framework and strategy for triaging the chaos of your life and identify your priorities creating space for them to become your realities.

Speak to the Science 

Do you dread the day you need to sit down to write your research paper? Does it take you months to write it? Have you been rejected because without review? Do reviewers  seem to not “get it?” Do you fail to submit your paper because it never gets finished, it was rejected from a conference or it has negative results? Do you have other issues with writing up your research you need help with. If so, this workshop is for you.

Show Me The Money – Learn how to write a grant like a pro!



The Resort

Come away and stay in the middle of all that Scottsdale has to offer at the Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa.

This award-winning resort is an oasis of relaxation and rejuvenation. Serene bungalows and suites filled with works by local artists offer views of Camelback Mountain. Go for a hike then cool off in the pool, or take in the cultural offerings of the open artist studios.  Enjoy exceptional dining, cocktails, and personalized spa treatments. Andaz Scottsdale has a wealth of amenities and activities to renew your energy and spirits.

Stay and Play

After the retreat, stay and indulge in all that Scottsdale has to offer. Explore the natural beauty of the 170 miles of hiking on the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Visit one of the area’s many museums, including the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, before enjoying Scottsdale’s vibrant restaurant scene. See Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter residence. Tour an artist compound, shop in Old Town Scottsdale, tee off on a world-class golf course, and visit the Desert Botanical Garden

Room rates will be $289/night single or double occupancy.



Sponsoring this development retreat for women allows your organization to align with the mission of FemInEM while connecting with its community.

In addition, proceeds Revive will fund the Gender Equity in Medicine Research Foundation, our new 501(c)3 organization dedicated to funding and supporting gender equity research.

Our sponsorship kit will be ready soon but please contact [email protected] if you have any sponsorship questions.


Thank you again to our sponsors who make our events possible.