Symposium for Senior Physicians Spring 2016

Milwaukee, WI US
May 17, 2016

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

  1. Illustrate the role guns have in our society and impact they have on patient care and medical providers.
  2. Provide how to avoid probate and understand steps in estate planning.
  3. Provide critical information regarding falls and measures to prevent them.
  4. Discuss the science behind antibiotic resistance and hospital-acquired infections.
  5. Understand new findings and developments in Alzheimer’s disease. 
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: 
05/17/2016 - 8:00am CDT
Event ends: 
05/17/2016 - 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

Mark J. Andres, JD, MBA
Attorney, Miller, McGinn & Clark, SC
Son of Francis Andres, MD '58, GME '66

Piero G. Antuono, MD
Professor, Neurology, Pharmacology and Toxicology
Director, Dementia Research Center

Edmund H. Duthie, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology

Stephen W. Hargarten, MD, MPH
Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
Director, Injury Research Center and Associate Dean, Global Health

Christopher J. Kristich, PhD
Associate Professor, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

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

NameCompanyRole with Company
Edmund H. Duthie, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology
American Board of Internal Medicine

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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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