W.E.L.L. Weekend

2018

Marco IslandWelcome to Education, Life and Leisure Weekend
Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Florida, Feb. 1-4, 2018

The Boonshoft School of Medicine will return to the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort  near Naples, Florida, Feb. 2-5, 2017, for our fourth annual W.E.L.L. (Welcome to Education, Life and Leisure) Weekend for medical school alumni. This world-class resort is situated on three miles of pristine beachfront property and offers an exhilarating retreat from the ordinary. The resort features a spa, two private 18-hole championship golf courses and spacious accommodations along the Florida Gulf Coast.

Want more information?

Contact Nicki Krellin at nicki.crellin@wright.edu or 937.245.7628.

 

2017

Marco Island

Welcome to Education, Life and Leisure Weekend
Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Florida, Feb. 2-5, 2017

The Boonshoft School of Medicine will return to the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort  near Naples, Florida, Feb. 2-5, 2017, for our fourth annual W.E.L.L. (Welcome to Education, Life and Leisure) Weekend for medical school alumni. This world-class resort is situated on three miles of pristine beachfront property and offers an exhilarating retreat from the ordinary. The resort features a spa, two private 18-hole championship golf courses and spacious accommodations along the Florida Gulf Coast.

W.E.L.L. Itinerary

 
Thursday
2:00-4:00 p.m. Shelling in Ten Thousand Islands on a 
private charter, Calusa Spirit
 
Friday
7:00-10:00 a.m. Breakfast buffet at Tropiks 
8:30-noon CME
2:00-4:00 p.m. Shelling in Ten Thousand Islands on a 
private charter, Calusa Spirit
6:30-10:00 p.m. Luau on Tiki Beach
 
Saturday
7:00-10:00 a.m. Breakfast buffet at Tropiks 
8:30-noon CME
2:00-4:00 p.m. Naples Beach Brewery Event
(Transportation will be provided.)

Physician Wellness

Continuing Medical Education

WSU designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Friday, February 3

8:30 a.m. Conference registration
8:45 a.m. Welcome by Dean Margaret Dunn
8:55 a.m. Opening Remarks
Al Painter, Program Moderator 
9:00 a.m. Evangeline Andarsio, M.D. ’84
  Finding Meaning in Medicine
9:40 a.m. Break
9:50 a.m. Evangeline Andarsio, M.D. ’84
  Finding Meaning in Medicine
10:30 a.m. Break
10:40 a.m. Evangeline Andarsio, M.D. ’84
  Finding Meaning in Medicine
11:20 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m. Panel discussion: Al Painter, moderator
12:00 p.m. Adjourn for the day

Saturday, February 4

8:30 a.m. Conference registration
8:45 a.m. Welcome by Dean Margaret Dunn
8:50 a.m. Opening Remarks 
  Al Painter, Program Moderator  
9:00 a.m. Ami Shah, M.D. ’00
  Creating a Work/Life Balance
9:40 a.m. Break
9:50 a.m. Cindy Hart, M.D. ’91
  The Humor of Rural Medicine
10:30 a.m. Break
10:40 a.m. John Lyman, M.D. ’80
  Transitioning from Practice to Retirement
11:20 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m. Panel discussion: Al Painter, moderator
12:00 p.m. Program adjournment

W.E.L.L. Activities

Thursday and Friday Shelling Excursion

Experience the relaxing and cool Gulf waters aboard the Calusa Spirit! This 49-passenger power catamaran departs directly from the sugar sand beach of the Marriott and will transport you to a whole new world—the Ten Thousand Islands! This ecosystem is comprised of thousands of mangrove estuaries, and is full of beautiful and unique wildlife. The Calusa Spirit calmly navigates the backwaters in search of dolphin, manatee, and bald eagles—and upon arrival at Cape Romano, explore the secluded beach in search of the most ornate seashell treasures! This exclusive excursion will be offered on Thursday and Friday at 2 p.m.

Friday Night Luau

Kick off your shoes, and join us in the sand at our beach party. Watch the sunset and enjoy tropical island food while connecting with alumni, friends, and their families.

Saturday Afternoon at Naples Beach Brewery

As Southwest Florida’s first microbrewery, Naples Beach Brewery employs a community-focused approach to growing the culture of quality beer in beautiful Naples. They take pride in providing the freshest beers made from ingredients of the highest quality. The Naples Beach Brewery is located in the heart of the trades area south of Golden Gate Parkway. Join us for a tasting and delicious food from the Porker BBQ food truck. Transportation to and from the Marriott will be provided. This family-friendly event was a hit in 2016!

Breakfast Buffet at the Hotel

Enjoy a morning breakfast buffet at Tropiks made with only the freshest ingredients in this family-oriented restaurant located on the lower level. Breakfast vouchers will be provided for Friday and Saturday only for paid participants. 

Hotel Information 

$289 per night

Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, 400 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island, Florida 34145

Make your reservation now by calling 239.394.2511 and asking for the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine group rate. Deadline to make a hotel reservation under our group block is January 11, 2017.

Golf 

  • The Rookery at Marco: 7,200 yards, Robert Cupp design, Tifeagle Greens, home of the Rookery at Marco Golf Academy.  
  • Hammock Bay Golf Club: 6,900 yards, Jacobsen Hardy design, par 72 championship golf course. 
  • Call 239.394.2511 to make your golf reservation and ask for rates.

The Spa

  • The Spa at Marco Island Marriott offers guests the utmost in a relaxing and individual spa experience. This Balinese-style health spa offers a luxurious enclave of tranquility surrounded by broad beaches and a calming sea. 
  • To make a reservation, contact the spa concierge at 239.642.2686 or visit marcoislandmarriott.com

Book your extra activities early, this is peak season! 

Call 239.394.2511 and ask for the concierge.

Additional activities include:

  • Bicycle rental
  • Paddleboarding
  • Waverunners
  • Parasailing
  • Everglades excursion
  • Segway tour
  • Offshore and backwater fishing

There is an optional resort fee of $25 per room per night. (Platinum and Gold Elite Marriott Rewards members pay only $20 for the daily resort fee).

This fee includes:

  • In-room high speed internet access
  • Unlimited local, domestic and long distance phone calls
  • Two bottles of water replenished daily
  • One beach umbrella with chairs rental daily
  • Access to resort golf practice facility including range balls and clubs
  • Complimentary golf course shuttle
  • Two spa fitness classes (16 years+, advance reservation required)
  • Purchase one adult breakfast buffet in Tropiks Restaurant, get your choice of a second adult buffet free OR two children’s buffets free.

Want to book your room now?

Call 239.394.2511 and ask for the deeply discounted Wright State group rate of $289 per night.

Want more information?

Contact Nicki Crellin at nicki.crellin@wright.edu or 937.245.7628.

2016

Shell on a beach

Welcome to Education, Life and Leisure Weekend
Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Florida, Feb. 4-7, 2016

The Boonshoft School of Medicine held its third annual W.E.L.L. (Welcome to Education, Life and Leisure) Weekend at Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort near Naples, Fla., Feb. 4-7, 2016. This world-class resort is situated on three miles of pristine beachfront property and offers an exhilarating retreat from the ordinary. The resort features a spa, two private 18-hole championship golf courses and spacious accomodations along the Florida Gulf Coast.

Pool at the resortW.E.L.L. Weekend includes:

Optional activities include:

  • Golf
  • Water sports
  • CME sessions on Medical Emergencies

2015

vineyard grapes

Welcome to Education, Life and Leisure Weekend
Napa Valley, California, March 19–22, 2015

The Boonshoft School of Medicine hosted its second annual W.E.L.L. (Welcome to Education, Life and Leisure) Weekend in Napa Valley, March 19-22, 2015. The Villagio Inn and Spa is nestled among the verdant rolling hills and vines of wine country and just steps from the dining tables of America's most celebrated chefs in the legendary Epicurean walking town of Yountville. The 2015 event featured a two-day CME symposium, a cooking demonstration at the Culinary Institute of America, a wine tasting at the V Wine Cellar and more!

Villagio Inn and SpaW.E.L.L. Weekend included:

  • Wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres
  • Culinary Institute of America
  • “Taste of Yountville” (sip and sample local favorites during this annual town-wide block party)
  • Continuing Medical Education
  • Breakfast provided Thursday–Sunday

Weekend Participant Fee: $250 per person.


W.E.L.L. Weekend Schedule

Thursday, March 19

7–11 a.m.
Breakfast buffet. Champagne served in the lobby.

4–5 p.m.
Culinary Institute of America private cooking demonstration with wine pairing
Bus transportation provided.

Friday, March 20

Breakfast buffet

CME (see below)

V Wine Cellar wine tasting event
The V Wine Cellar is located on the grounds of the Villagio Inn and Spa. We enjoyed Hors d'oeuvres and a wine tasting in the company of alumni and friends of the Boonshoft School of Medicine.

Villagio lobbySaturday, March 21

Breakfast buffet

CME (see below)

Evening event TBD

Sunday, March 22

7–11 a.m.
Breakfast buffet. Champagne served in the lobby.


Villagio Inn and Spa

Villagio Inn & Spa

6481 Washington St., Yountville, Calif. 94599

Deeply discounted rates for our W.E.L.L. Weekend
Wednesday & Thursday: $276
Friday & Saturday: $311

Spa Villagio

Use of the steam rooms, saunas, experience showers, and hydrotherapy baths is complimentary for hotel guests. Additional services can be viewed at on the Spa Villagio website.

Villagio Spa

Complimentary guest room amenities
  • No daily resort fee
  • No parking fees
  • In-room, high-speed and wireless internet access
  • Welcome bottle of Chardonnay
  • Afternoon tea, coffee and scones served in the lobby daily from 3–5 p.m.
  • Daily newspaper delivery
  • Nightly turndown service with bottled water
  • Access to Spa Villagio facilities & amenities
  • Use of Yountville Fitness Center

wine bottles in ice bucket

Yountville LIVE!

March 19-22, 2015 — Coincides with our W.E.L.L. Weekend

Combining the very best in music, food and wine with the small-town lifestyle and sophisticated ambiance of Yountville, Yountville Live! is the ultimate, luxury getaway event, featuring exclusive performances from some of today's hottest recording artists, exquisite foods from world-class restaurants and award winning chefs, and a unique variety of some of Napa Valley's most celebrated wineries.


Additional Activities

head chef preparing pastaBicycle Rental

Bicycles and helmets are available for rent at the resort. Maps and suggested touring routes are also available.

Fitness Center

Facilities are available at the Yountville Fitness Center, located adjacent to the hotel at 6505 Washington Street. The fitness center is available to hotel guests at no charge.

Golf
Dining in Napa Valley

Photos from the weekend

Last edited on 02/17/2017.