Symposium for Senior Physicians

Milwaukee, WI US
May 28, 2015

As physicians retire from active practice, to remain able to prescribe medications they must maintain full licensure to practice in Wisconsin. Wis. Stat. 146.89 Volunteer Health Care Provider Program: volunteer provider must submit a joint application with a non-profit agency, school board or governing body, and are approved for one year; to renew approval, volunteer will resubmit a joint renewal application with the above agency. Once a volunteer is approved, he or she becomes an Agent of the State of Wisconsin and is provided the broad liability protection (what broad liability protection?) of Wis. Stats. 895.46. No special retirement of inactive status for retired physicians who wish to maintain an active license; all standard licensure requirements must be satisfied; if want to maintain an active license, must meet the 30 hour CME requirement and pay fees. If permanently retired and providing services only on a voluntary basis, no need to pay assessment.

Further, most if not all senior physicians did not participate in maintenance of certification program.  In addition, now that they are retired or semi-retired, they do not have the regular day to day patient care activities that contribute to a physician's professional growth and development.  Therefore, senior physicians who prescribe and/or provide other medical services have a greater need to educate themselves on current evidence-based medical practices. For example, over time, more drugs become generic as new drugs come on the market and all prescribers including senior physicians need to know these changes.  Additionally, more adverse drug reactions are being identified and without access to a patient's medical record, senior physicians need to take extra care in discussing issues with patients who are friends, family and others before prescribing. This course helps senior physicians close these practice gaps by providing them patient saftey focused strategies when caring for friends, family and others.

The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 3.75 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Target Audience

Retired or semi-retired alumni and other area physicians

Learning Objectives

Recognize the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to the creation of an individualized treatment plan for patients with pancreatic cancer
Appreciate the importance of accurate staging to optimal treatment planning
Review the current controversies in treatment sequencing for patients with localized pancreatic cancer
Understanding the use of radiation therapy for prostate cancer
Review advanced radiation therapy techniques that improvement prostate cancer management
Review modern era outcomes of prostate irradiation and side effect profiles
Understand the Causative Agents of Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis (HP)
Understand the Symptoms and Clinical Findings of a Unique Case of HP
Understand the Treatments of a Unique Case of HP

Additional information


Angela LaLuzerne
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 955-4781
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 3.75 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/28/2015 - 8:00am CDT
Event ends: 
05/28/2015 - 2:15pm CDT
Medical College of Wisconsin Alumni Center
8701 Watertown Plank Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53226
United States

Activity Director: William Schultz
Program Planners:
James Algiers, MD
Mark Bauer, MD
Sheldon Burchman, MD
Robert Buss, MD
Gerald Dorff, MD
John Frederick, MD
Donald Shaw, MD
Herbert Zimmers, MD

William L. Berger, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology

Douglas B. Evans, MD
Chairman and Professor
Department of Surgery

Paul E. Hankwitz, MD '74, GME '78
Clinical Professor
Department of Medicine
Compensation and Pension Medical Examiner
Zablocki VA Medical Center

Edward M. Nelsen-Freund, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Jared R. Robbins, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Radiation Oncology


Available Credit

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


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