49th Annual Alumni Association Clinical Conference 2015

Tucson, AZ US
March 3, 2015 to March 6, 2015
This conference has a potpourri of topics and physician attendees from a variety of specialties. It will give a good overview on a variety of clinical topics. The clinical issues will be clear when topics and speakers are reviewed.
The variety of topics is broad, giving attendees a wide range of updates.  Those still in practice will be able to use this knowledge with patients, increasing competence and performance.
ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 12  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 12 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.  


Target Audience

Alumni of MCW

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, I will be able to:

  • Understand the neuroscience underpinning memory
  • Appreciate the role of the hippocampus in remembering
  • Practice a technique that aids recall
  • Discuss complexities of gut microbes – bacteria, viruses, archaea and fungi
  • Explain significance of dysbiosis – alteration in microbiota composition
  • Review dietary effects on gut microbiota
  • Discuss using microbiota to treat disease
  • Describe how cataract surgery is done
  • Discuss what specialty lenses offer
  • Describe the role of lasers in cataract surgery
  • Review historical aspects of cSSTI
  • List common pathogens
  • Describe treatment principles
  • Understand potential toxicity of general anesthetics during brain development
  • Review the preclinical and clinical evidence
  • Discuss the necessary clinical studies that are underway
  • Briefly review progress against cancer in the United States since 1965
  • Provide estimates of the impact of the Accountable Care Act of 2010 on future cancer care
  • Define existing systemic challenges to the implementation of “personalized” cancer care
  • Review the data linking inflammation and heart attacks and strokes and discuss its limitations
  • Review the different biomarkers available thru specialty and regular labs, and discuss their predictive value
  • Briefly discuss noninvasive anatomical imaging (such as CT Heart Scans for arterial calcification and Carotid Intimal Medial Thickness measurements)
  • Describe epidemiology of eye trauma
  • Discuss mechanisms of eye trauma
  • Discuss overall management
  • Describe blunt injuries of the spleen and liver
  • Track changing management principles over time
  • Discuss the value of angioembolization for treating liver and spleen injuries
  • Understand the bases of true knowledge
  • Distinguish true knowledge from belief and how this difference effects medical decision making
  • Understand how paradigm shifts effect medical decision making
  • Understand and compare how lawyers evaluated evidence and how physicians evaluate data
  • Understand the limited options for patients with end-stage heart failure
  • Review the clinical evidence
  • Discuss current clinical studies on cardiac regeneration using stem cells post-infarction and other cardiac failures
  • Describe ocular findings in systemic disease
  • Demonstrate the different types of cataract, which may indicate specific disorders
  • Discuss treatment options when available
Additional information

CME Coordinator Contact Information

Angela LaLuzerne
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 955-4781
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 12.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 12.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/03/2015 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
03/06/2015 - 12:00pm
Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa
245 E Ina Rd
Tucson, AZ 85704
United States
Hotel Accommodations
To reserve your space at the Westward Look, call (800) 722-2500 and tell them you are with the Medical College of Wisconsin. Our special rates are good Saturday, February 28 - Friday, March 6. 
Our rates are: $169, plus tax.
The resort fee covers self and valet parking, local/ toll-free calls, in-room wireless Internet, daily newspaper and access to the fitness center.
Planning Committee: Kathleen Baugrud MD, Brian Bear MD, Timothy Crummy MD, Neil Guenther MD, Paul Hankwitz MD, Edwin Montgomery MD, Marie Nakata MD, Sarah Pratt MD
Activity Director: Bill Schultz
Zeljko J. Bosnjak, PhD '79
Professor and Vice Chairman for Research, Departments
of Anesthesiology and Physiology, MCW
Carlyle . Chan, MD '75
Professor Psychiatry and the Institute for Health and Society
(Bioethics and Medical Humanities), MCW
Deborah M. Costakos, MD '98
Assostant Professor of Ophthalmology, MCW
David J. Driscoll, MD '70, GME '75
Professor of Pediatrics, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Walter J. Hogan, MD '58, Fel '64
Professor of Gastroenterology, MCW
Victoria Maizes, MD
Executive Director, Arizona Center for Integrated Medicine
Professor of Clinical Medicine, Family Medicine and Public
Health, University of Arizona College of Medicine
Wanda M. Martinez, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, MCW
Jeffrey S. Mayer, MD '94
Internal Medicine, Tucson, AZ
John R. Raymond, Sr., MD
President and CEO, MCW
Professor of Medicine, MCW
Rebecca Schultz, MS, FNP-BC
Aurora Family Medicine Residency Program,
Adjunct Clinical Professor, UWSMPH
John A. Weigelt, MD '74, DVM
Milt and Lidy Lunda Aprahamian Professor of Surgery and
Associate Dean of Clinical Quality, MCW
J. Frank Wilson, MD
Chairman and Professor of Radiation Oncology, MCW
All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose

Available Credit

  • 12.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 12.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
Course expires: 


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