Women of Resilience 2018

 The American Institute of Medical Education

is proud to present the annual

Women of Resilience Conference

Chaired by Jacqueline Berz Panter, MA, MS

Santa Fe, NM  

Feb. 15-18, 2018

Join us for 3  1/2 days of education and experience in beautiful Santa Fe! The conference offers up to 18 hours of continuing education credits for those in the healthcare professions. Ideal  for physicians, therapists, nurses, counselors, social workers and more!

Congratulations to Judy Bennett our Ronald M. Berz scholarship winner for this year.
We received many wonderful applications. We thank everyone who took the time, the effort and thought to apply for this scholarship. We wish we could have awarded more of them.
Everyone is welcome to apply again next year.

Registration is OPEN for Feb. 15-18, 2018 conference in Santa Fe, NM!
Registration fee is $545 

The conference is held at  The Drury Plaza Hotel
We have a discounted rate of $139/nt + tax. This includes breakfast and early evening hors d’oeuvres and drinks 

This discounted hotel rate, is only available if booked through our office, call us directly 

800 348 8441

Our Program will include the following: Click here WOR18 program – tentative to view the schedule

The Disenfranchised of Grief: Cutting Ties with Toxic Family and Recovery Sherrie Campbell, PhD
PTSD: Healing Trauma with Resilience and  Creativity Amy Oestricher, Artist, Author, TED presenter

Finding Gratitude in the Face of Cancer Gail Newell, MD
Georgia O’Keeffe: When genius meets melancholy. Antagonistic Pleiotrophy and Geographic Cures  
Amy Wallace, MD, MPH

John Bayless: Physical Adversity and the Triumph of Resilience 
Presentation with Piano     John Bayless & Barry Panter, MD, PhD

Tamar Unveiled: A Journey Out of Darkness  Mary Barbee, PhD
Emily Dickinson: Resilience & PTSD: Emily Dickinson’s Recovery From
Blindness  Mike Sperber MD
Resilience is in your own Hands!  
Tami Briggs,CHT, Barb Schommer, RN
The Voice of a Woman in a Man’s World  Carol Fleming, PhD

Five Outstanding Women of Science and The Scientific Glass Ceiling Stephen Baird, MD
Virginia Walker Couse: An Artist’s Lifetime of Adaptation & Resilience Carol Baird, MS, MA
Development of Feminine Leadership Identity Marilyn Ruman, PhD
Teacher Confidential: 7 Personal Stories on Educator Resilience and Self-Care  Val Hill-Jackson, PhD, Fulbright Scholar
Sacajawea and Josephine Baker: Undaunted Courage and Resilience   Bob Dick, MA
The Cinema, Therapy, Relationships and the Transformation of Consciousness 
Charlyne Gelt, PhD
Resiliency and the Arts: Tools for Surviving Life’s Darkest Moments Rosemary Daniell, Author

Zona Rosa – A Writing Workshop (optional) Rosemary Daniell


The American Institute of Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing education for physicians.

The American Institute of Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of  18 AMA PRA Category I Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Board of Registered Nursing – The American Institute of Medical Education  is a Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP4359 for 18 contact hours.


AIMED is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects for the program. This program is approved by National Association of Social Workers (NASW) 88-65899292- for  social work continuing education contact hours, Provider Number 5800.

NAADAC – Provider number 74093


Words cannot express how meaningful the Winter Conference was to me last week! It will take weeks, I am sure, for me to process everything I learned during the educational sessions. I left the conference feeling “filled up”! Thank you so much to everyone who had anything to do to make the conference a success, and I hope to see you all again next year! – Melissa Stanford Oden • February 21, 2016

The conference and company were so empowering…in the ever enchanting Santa Fe. Snow on the ground, pinon in the air, magic and healing everywhere. – Julie Daniels • February 20, 2016

I still can feel the reverberations in my soul!!  There are no words to express my thanks to you, Jacqueline, for creating and presenting such a profound conference.  I was so full of emotion from the moment you stepped up to the podium, until it was over on Sunday afternoon when I had the time with myself to just let those tears flow and integrate all that had transpired.  My heart is overflowing with warmth and gratitude.  To observe your reliable team at work and the support of your husband, and to be a part of your seedling that flowered into such a beautiful dream helped me

To learn more about our Accreditation and Continuing Education, please click here.

All or part of your expenses to maintain or improve your professional skills may be tax deductible  Please consult your tax adviser for more information.

        Top Reasons to attend Women of Resilience:

  • Inspirational presentations 
  • Rest, refresh and rejuvenate
  • Connect with like-minded women
  • Enjoy the culinary delights of the city
  • Earn Continuing Education credits
  • Experience the rich culture of Santa Fe:  Museums, Fine Art Galleries and Excellent Shopping!
  • Memories you will make

We invite professional women from outside the mental healthcare industry to join us for our annual conference. You will experience all of the above while feeding your soul!

Contact us for Additional Information  at (800) 348-8441 or  Email us at  INFO@WOMENOFRESILIENCE.COM


We proudly offer the Ronald M. Berz Scholarship, which consists of accommodations for 5 nights , admission to the conference and $500. For further information and application, please click here: Scholarship

Everyone is welcome to attend this exciting conference.
MDs, PhDs, Social Workers, RNs, Counselors, MFT’s and others receive continuing education hours. 

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Registration is now OPEN for Feb. 15-18, 2018 conference in Santa Fe, NM!
Registration fee is $545
We offer a per diem rate of $150. This is contingent upon seating availability.
Please call 800 348 8441

For those needing documentation of continuing education, there is a $30 fee

To add the CE Document fee for Continuing Education
Go to the Registration Page and Scroll down until you see
“CE Documentation Fee” – Buy

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation Fees apply as follows: $100 until December 31;   and $100 + 1 room night Jan 1 – 31, 2018

NO REFUNDS after February 1, 2018.

We recommend trip insurance.

Chair of the Conference: Jacqueline Berz Panter, MA, MS
Co-Directors: Jacqueline Berz Panter, MA, MS & Barry M. Panter, MD, PhD
Operations and Conference Manager: Denise Forlizzi, BS
Registration Co-ordinator: Annuu Gustafsson
Artistic Consultant: Jillian Giorgio

by Jillian Giorgio

…on the impact.
…on the smiles on the attendees faces when they hear a story about a strong woman.
…0n their new outlook when they hear a story that makes them break  down and cry.
…on the participation in the group discussions where people bring up topics you never thought of yourself
…on a room full of women and men – each resilient in her or his own right.
…on Women who inspire
…on women who make a difference
…on the amazing feedback after each conference.

Focus on the difference that This conference is making in the lives of so many men and women. In my eyes, and the eyes of the people who have experienced the conference, the conference is spectacular!

(Jillian has attended all of the Santa Fe Women of Resilience Conferences)


Women of Resilience
c/o The American Institute of Medical Education
1000 Cordova Place #8
Santa Fe, NM 87505

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