Symposium for Senior Physicians Fall 2015

Milwaukee, WI US
October 20, 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

Understand the classification types of Macular Degeneration
Be familiar with the AREDS2 vitamin/mineral recommendations
Be familiar with treatment options for “wet”/neovascular Macular Degeneration
Understand the anatomy and function of the vestibular system
Identify the most common causes for dizziness and vertigo
Recognize features distinguishing otologic and non-otologic causes of dizziness
Become familiar with best practices for accurately diagnosing gout
Understand current recommendations for the treatment of acute  and chronic gout
Learn about novel and unusual gout therapies 

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: 
10/20/2015 - 8:00am CDT
Event ends: 
10/20/2015 - 2:15pm CDT
Medical College of Wisconsin Alumni Center
8701 Watertown Plank Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53226
United States

Activity Director:
Seth Flynn

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

Ann K. Rosenthal, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Rheumatology

Elizabeth Thiel, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Hematology & Oncology/Palliative Care

All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose with the exception of the following people:

NameCompanyRole with Company
Thomas B. Connor, MD
Department of Ophthalmology


Frederick G. Freitag, DO
Associate Professor
Department of Neurology
Teva Pharmaceuticals
David R. Friedland, MD
Professor and Chief
Department of Otolaryngology
Best Doctors, IncConsultant


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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