50th Annual Alumni Association Clinical Conference 2016

Clearwater Beach, FL US
March 1, 2016 to March 4, 2016
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 11.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  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 11.25 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:

Appreciate the complexity of gallbladder stones and association/or not with abdominal pain
Understand the need for careful patient hsitory and analysis of their pain pattern
Update their knowledge of recent operative options for cholecystectomy
Compare  and contrast the risks and benefits of treating AF or VTE patients with a DOAC versus treatment with warfarin
Develop a rational strategy for managing serious DOAC-related bleeding complications
Order the appropriate thyroid tests for patients with hyperthyroidism, thyroid nodules, and thyroid masses
Assess patients with subclinical hypothyroidism or subclinical hyperthyroidism and implement a rationale treatment plan
Better understand the 50 year historical changes in patient care and the growth of MCW’s educational programs
Describe the incidence and risk profile of patients with  subsegmental pulmonary emboli (SSPE)
Propose a rational management strategy for treating patients with SSPE
Articulate the rationale for how regional campuses can address the anticipated physician shortage needs in northern and central portions of Wisconsin
Describe the 3-year curriculum, how this will be delivered to students in Green Bay and Central Wisconsin, and how the curriculum will differ from the traditional curriculum in Milwaukee
Define and discuss the in vitro approaches and methodologies used to study effects of anesthetics on developing neural network
Recognize the importance of using human embryonic stem cell-derived human neurons to study the environmental influences on neuronal development
Recognize the importance of using patient induced pluripotent stem cell-derived human cardiomyocytes to study the effects of diabetes on cardiac sensitivity to ischemia/reperfusion injury
Understand various methodologies used to study cardiac preconditioning using human cardiac cells and learn about the mechanisms of anesthetic-induced cardiac preconditioning
Understand current guidelines for the treatment of children with otitis media
Understand up-to-date interventions and research to improve the diagnosis and treatment of otitis media
Understand the role the unconscious of both the patient and practitioner play in determining the medical treatment outcomes of patients 
Understand current neuroanatomical and neurophysiologic research data on the unconscious
Identify practitioner strategies that utilize the unconscious to benefit the patient
Understand the development pathway for early stage technologies
Learn how early stage technologies are assessed
Appreciate the essential role clinicians and practitioners play in these processes

Additional information


Angela LaLuzerne
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 955-4781
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 11.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 11.25 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/01/2016 - 8:00am CST
Event ends: 
03/04/2016 - 12:00pm CST
Sheraton Sand Key
1160 Gulf Blvd
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767
United States

Planning Commttee:
Brian Bear, MD
Barbara Calkins, MD
Timothy Crummy, MD
Ronald Gerrits, PhD
Neil Guenther, MD
Marie Nakata, MD
Sarah Pratt, MD

Zeliko Bosnjak, PhD
Jospeh Hill, PhD
Walter J. Hogan, MD 
William J. Hueston, MD
Joseph Kerschner, MD
Rebecca Schultz, MS, FNP-BC
James L. Sebastian, MD
Mark Tomski, MD
Stuart D. Wilson, MD

All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose with the exception of the following person(s)

NameCompanyRole with Company

William J. Hueston, MD
(Conference Presenter)

American Physician Institute

Brennan, Wasden & Painter, LLC


Medical Expert

Joseph Kerschner, MD
(Conference Presenter)
Daniel J. Stein, MD
(Conference Presenter)






Available Credit

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


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