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Brave Enough 2018 Conference: Permission to Prioritize You

Brave Enough Women’s Conference 2018: Permission to Prioritize You

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Location and Date:  November 29 – December 2, 2018, Scottsdale, Arizona

The Scottsdale Resort and McCormick Ranch


Do you ever feel alone in your quest for work-life balance? Are you struggling to feel empowered to pursue your career purpose? Do you want to find the courage to improve your priorities? This conference is for you.

The Brave Enough Women’s Conference: Permission to Prioritize You will equip physicians to establish wellbeing in their personal and professional lives. Physicians will be taught techniques to prevent burnout, develop resilience, improve leadership and communication skills, and learn the value of diversity and inclusion. Through expert Keynote lectures, didactics, breakout sessions, and written assignments geared toward women in medicine, attendees will be given instructional tools to amplify their careers while establishing healthy work life integration. This course will foster community growth, gender equity, and personal wellbeing.

This course is intended for professional men and women in healthcare interested in gender equity, professional resilience, and wellbeing with a focus on women in medicine.


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The Brave Enough Women’s Conference has currently sold out. To get on our Conference Waitlist, please send an email to Jayme at


Registration Fee:

By July 31, 2018: $1500

On or After August 1, 2018: $1600

Conference Registration Fee Includes:

  • Didactic & Breakout Sessions on Wellbeing and Leadership Development

  • Continental breakfast

  • Mid-Conference Beverages and Snacks

  • Champagne Networking Welcome Reception

  • Red Carpet Gala and Dinner

  • Maximum 13.25 AMA PR Category 1 Credits ™

  • Thrive Passport Self-Discovery Wellbeing Guide for each individual for self-study post conference

  • Built-in Journal and Reflection Time

  • Sunrise Yoga


Cancellation Policy:

Cancelations made prior to August 15 will be refunded minus a nonrefundable $100 processing fee and only accepted if received in writing to: prior to August 15, 2018.

Cancelations made between August 16 and September 15 will be refunded 50% total registration fees minus a nonrefundable $100 processing fee and only accepted if received in writing prior to September 15 to:

All cancellations made for any reason (weather, personal, professional, etc.) after September 15, 2018 will be charged the full registration and processing fee. No exceptions or transfers will be made.  

Brave Enough LLC reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event of a cancelation or postponement, Brave Enough LLC will refund the registration fee minus the nonrefundable processing fee, but is not responsible for any other related costs or charges to participate including lodging or travel costs.



The Scottsdale Resort and McCormick Ranch

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Rooms have been reserved for guests at discounted rates. The group room rate is $149.00 + tax, and the nightly resort fee is $19.00 + tax. In order to ensure your rooms are in the Brave Enough conference block, reservations must be made by October 30, 2018. After this date, any rooms in the Brave Enough conference block will be returned back to the inventory. Reservations will still be accepted in the Brave Enough block based on availability. 

Book on their website here: Room Reservations

Or call at this number: +1 480-991-9000

Make sure to say you are attending the Brave Enough 2018 Conference when you are making your reservation. 


CME Accreditation:

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Brave Enough 2018 Women’s Conference is accredited by the Accreditation Council for continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the Metro Omaha Medical Society.

Joint Providership Statement:

The Metro Omaha Medical Society designates this conference for a maximum of 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Nebraska Medical Association (NMA) through the joint providership of the Metro Omaha Medical Society and the Brave Enough, LLC.

The Metro Omaha Medical Society is accredited by the Nebraska Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Global Objectives

1. Develop a guide for women physicians wellbeing.

2. Create a community of women physicians for professional growth and career advancement through sponsorship and mentorship.

3. Identify aspects of leadership development amongst women physicians

4. Evaluate differences in gender communication in the workplace.

5. Distinguish characteristics of professional burnout and resilience

6. Recognize habits and thought processes of wellness amongst physicians

7. Formulate plans to support workplace diversity and inclusion.

8. Identify tools to promote healthy time management, meditation and mindfulness, and exercise


Gaps/Needs Addressed:

This conference addresses several current gaps in diversity of medicine: communication differences between women and men in the workplace, career gaps in advancement of women in leadership positions and in academia, work life integration, and the importance of community to address physician burnout, as well as diversity and inclusion challenges that affect women in medicine.


Brave Enough 2018 Conference Schedule

November 29 - December 2, 2018

13.25 CME Credits


Thursday, November 29

16:00 - 18:00: Registration

20:00 - 22:00: Little Black Dress Party 


Friday, November 30

7:00 - 7:45: Breakfast

Session 1: Permission to Stand                                                                                                                   

8:00 - 8:15: Welcome Remarks

8:15 - 9:15: Standing Strong

9:15 - 10:00: The Confidence Secret: Fangirl vs. Frenemy

10:00 - 10:30: Confidence Inventory

10:30- 10:45: Refreshment Break

Session 2: Permission to Speak                                                                                                                  

10:45 - 11:30: Amplifying the Voices of Women in Medicine

11:30 - 12:15: Fearless, Fierce and Forward: Successful Negotiation

12:15 - 13:00: Free Your Voice, Claim Your Presence 

13:00 - on: Thrive Guide


Saturday, December 1

6:30 - 7:15: Rise and Shine Yoga

8:00 - 8:30: Breakfast

Session 3: Permission to Thrive                                                                                                                 

8:30 - 9:30: A Physician’s Health: Not An Option

9:30 - 10:00: Evidence Based Interventions for Low Libido

10:00 - 10:30: The Fit and Flexible: Real-Life Exercise for the Busy Woman Physician

10:30 - 10:45: Refreshment Break

Session 4: Permission to Recharge                                                                                                            

10:45 - 11:15: Habits and Practices of Emotionally Intelligent Physicians 

11:15 - 11:45: A Path to a Resilient, Richer, Radiant, Roaring you....Superwoman!!

11:45 - 12:15: Mindfulness: Hoax or Help?

12:15 - 13:00: Burnout Prevention

13:00 - on Thrive Guide

19:00: Brave Enough Gala


Sunday, December 2 

6:00 - 7:00: Breakfast

Session 5: Permission to Grow                                                                                                                   

7:00 - 8:00: Yes, I am your doctor: Dilemmas in Diversity

8:00 - 8:45: p.1 {first, you begin}

8:45 - 9:15: Humanities can Heal: Enhancing Physician Wellbeing

9:15 - 9:30: Break

Session 6: Permission to Shine                                                                                                                  

9:30 - 10:00: The Science of Style: Look Good, Feel Good, Do Good. 

10:00 - 10:45: Brand U: Defining Your Personal Brand

10:45 - 11:15: Know Your Worth: The Art of the Ask

11:15 - 11:30: Permission to Shine