WPDC 2024 Annual Conference

September 5, 2024 – September 8, 2024

415 North State Highway 265, Branson, Missouri 65616, US

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A WPDC Annual Conference is most definitely not your run-of-the-mill medical conference! It is an opportunity where women can connect with old friends and make new ones… where medical and dental students can learn from experienced physicians and dentists…. where old-timers love helping “WPDC Rookies” feel welcome at their first conference.. where women can share and learn together of the latest trends in medicine and dentistry… and where attendees can be uplifted through singing and worshipping together.  It is a gathering of female professionals who, with a Christ-centered spirit of friendliness and helpfulness, wish to engage with other women facing the same experiences and challenges that they do.

This year’s conference will be celebrating our 30th anniversary! The theme is from Ephesians 3:20 – “God Empowered, Beyond Your Wildest Dreams!” Join us and bring a friend with you to share in the many blessings this unique conference has to offer!

Conference scholarships are available to currently enrolled medical and dental students, and exhibitor sponsorships are also available. Email debbie.mcalear@cmda.org for more information.

Scholarship Information Here

Cancellations and requests for refunds must be submitted in writing to WPDC. Cancellation charges will be assessed as follows:

Before August 2, 2024: $50 Cancellation fee

On or after August 2, 2024: No Refund

We are so excited you will be joining us! Here is some info for attendees:



To see the full brochure, get it here

Monica Giglio,

WPDC Events/Operations Manager


Dear Exhibitor,

We are excited to invite you to be part of our 2024 Women Physicians & Dentists in Christ (WPDC) Annual Conference to be held in Branson, Missouri on September 5-8, 2024! Our conference is an opportunity to meet with influential female physicians, dentists, allied health professionals and students in an informal setting, while also enjoying the beautiful Chateau on the Lake in Branson, Missouri. I encourage you to review our Exhibitor Prospectus Packet with all the details at this link. You will also find information about sponsoring our event and other specifics about the venue. When you are ready to apply, please fill out the electronic form included in the prospectus packet and email it back to me at monica.giglio@cmda.org. Please call or email with any questions. We hope to see you in Branson!


Monica Giglio
WPDC Events and Operations Manager



Regular Pricing (March 1 through August 1st)

Graduate: $720

Allied Health Professional: $720

Retired: $620

Full-Time Missionary: $620

Resident/Fellow: $620

Speaker: $620


Spouse or Guest of Attendees 

Meals, workshops, Esther trip: $620

Meals, and Esther trip: $520



Full Program $520

6pm Fri – 10am Sunday: $300

Only Thursday: $245

Only Friday: $320

Only Saturday: $245

Only Sunday: $95

Only attending plenary: $95

Come experience fun and fellowship in the heartland! This year your registration fee includes:

• All conference and pre-conference sessions including plenary talks by Ellie Lefaro, a favorite of many WPDCers
• Dinners and Breakfasts from Thursday dinner – Sunday breakfast, plus Friday lunch!
• Registration by August 1st, 2024 guarantees your ticket and transportation on Friday afternoon to see the story of Esther brought to life at the amazing Sight and Sound Theater. If you have never seen a play at Sight and Sound, you are in for a fantastic first experience!

This conference will be different than in the past, especially with our amazing off-site event on Friday. We will also have a special testimony night where you will be asked to share with your dinner tablemates about a time or times when you have seen God working in your professional life. Please begin pondering impactful God-moments from your practice to share at your table, because sharing God’s work in our lives encourages both ourselves and others. That encouragement enables us to persevere in our faith, especially as we walk the increasingly difficult road of practicing Christian faith while practicing medicine. Our banquet night will finish the conference with a celebration of where we’ve been in the past 30 years and where we’re going from here!

***Register for the conference at the green button link on the left of this page “Register Now”

Chateau on the Lake is set on a hilltop overlooking the beautiful, serene Table Rock Lake in southwestern Missouri. Lodging is discounted for our WPDC attendees and is reserved and paid for separately from your WPDC conference registration. You can choose to come up to three days pre-conference at the WPDC rate of $189 a night, based on availability. The resort fee has been waived for WPDC guests.
***Register for the hotel at: https://bit.ly/2024chateau

Conference opens at noon with 4 hours of talks in the afternoon. Thursday evening is our Welcome Reception followed by Meet-Ups.
Friday – Breakfast, devotion, talks in the morning. Lunch and offsite to Sight and Sound in the afternoon (transportation provided). Dinner and program in the evening. Student fellowship following plenary.
Saturday – Breakfast, devotion, talks throughout the day., lunch. Student and Resident Poster Session judging. Evening Banquet – Celebrating WPDC over its 30-year history. Student fellowship following plenary.
Sunday – Breakfast, worship, sermon, with conference ending at 10 a.m.


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Our distinguished speakers this year include the following, with Ellie Lofaro as our Plenary Speaker, and Malieka Johnson as our Worship Leader:

Alvera Stern, EdD Juhi Kangas MD Priscilla Wacaster, MD
Amy Sachau, MD Katie McAnany, MD, FAAP Rebecca Hayworth, MD
Andrea Johnson, MD Ken Jones Sabrina D. Black, MD
Becky Alfred, MD Kristen Boylan Sarah Barr, MD
Caren Abraham, DDS, FAGD Leslie Walker MD Sarah Hampl, MD
Courtney Draper Linda Seaman Sarah L. Codrea, D.O.
Ellie Lofaro Malieka Johnson, DDS, CPT Susan Rutherford, MD
Jennifer Cummings, DO Martha C Carlough, MD MPH Tiffany Owens, MD
Jennifer McKinsey, MD Nadine L. Floyd MD FACS FASCRS Trish Burgess, MD
Josephine L. A. Glaser, MD, FAAFP Nicole D. Hayes, MPA

Continuing Education credit hours are offered for Physicians and Dentists. More information here…

Scholarship Information Here


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Chateau on the Lake is referred to as “The Castle on the Hill.” Set above beautiful Table Rock Lake, this resort is a 4-star resort featuring a spa and marina. Accommodations feature classic French country furnishings and warm wood details, fine bed linens, flat-screen TVs, Keurig coffee makers and spacious bathrooms with granite countertops, Kohler shower heads and high-end toiletries. Rooms with private balconies feature views of Table Rock Lake or the Ozark Mountains.
The hotel will waive its normal resort fee upon check-out for WPDC guests and includes free wi-fi and a variety of water activity options. A complimentary shuttle takes guests down to the Chateau Marina where kayaks and waterbikes are among the complimentary offerings, as well as pontoon boats which can be rented. The 14,000 square foot Chateau Spa features an outdoor Roman bath and a waterfall along with numerous services. And the resort offers many outdoor spaces to gather with your friends overlooking views of the beautiful lake.