125th Anniversary Medicine and Science Summit

Milwaukee, WI US
September 21, 2018

The vast majority of MCW’s physician-alumni base practice medicine in a private setting and are far removed from academic medical center happenings. With every passing year, institutions are finding new ways of educating the next generation of health care providers and finding new approaches to patient care delivery. We, as an institution of academic medicine, must serve as a resource to inspire lifelong learning amongst our alumni constituencies and provide perspective for gaining new knowledge.

The audience for this activity is broad: physicians of all ages, specialties and types of practice.

As an institution of learning, it is important to offer opportunities for learners during all stages of their careers. Physicians need venues to learn – not only for their patients but for themselves – conditions that impact the aging population. This symposium is an ideal avenue for them to gain awareness, astute knowledge of specific topics and learn things they can utilize in practice and at home.


Target Audience

Alumni celebrating a reunion in 2018

Learning Objectives

•     Evaluate role stem cells play in advancing cardiovascular treatment and care.

•     Provide an update on current clinical trials in pancreatic cancer.

•     Describe the treatment sequencing for resectable vs. borderline resectable pancreatic cancer.

•     Identify criteria for referral of patients for pancreatic cancer screening.

•     Summarize the efforts of the global scientific community in engineering stem cells for neural regeneration and the role of the Medical College of Wisconsin in these efforts.

•     Discuss the rationale, laboratory evidence and clinical trial design, including the challenges that underlie effective translation of these technologies to patients.

•     Interpret healthcare mergers and acquisitions affect Academic Medical Centers.

•     Assess the integration of traditional academic medicine faculty members with the increase of community physicians.

•     Outline changes in reimbursements, decrease in clinical revenue and shifts in payment models will alter patient care.

•     Appraise factors associated with physician burnout and fatigue and identify mechanisms by which to promote well-being and resiliency.

•     Recognize factors in achieving and promoting diversity and inclusiveness in medicine.

Additional information

CME Coordinator Contact Information

Angie LaLuzerne
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 955-4781
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 3.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/21/2018 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
09/21/2018 - 11:30am

7:00 am                                 
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Location: HRC Lobby
8:00 am                                 
“Great Minds. Hot Topics."
Location: HRC Auditorium
8:00 am – 8:30 am              
“Advances in the Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer at MCW”
Douglas B. Evans, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery
8:35 am – 9:10 am                  
“Regenerative Therapies for the Spinal Cord after Injury: Rationale, Evolution and Current Status”
Professor and Acting Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery   
9:10 am – 9:45 am                  
“Stem Cells for 21st Century Cures”
Ivor J. Benjamin, Professor, Department of Internal Medicine Director, Cardiovascular Center Medical College of Wisconsin

9:50 am  -  Break

10:00 am                               
"Leaders of Academic Medicine: Challenges and Solutions"
Hosted by Joseph E. Kerschner, MD, Dean, MCW School of Medicine, Provost and Executive Vice President

Panelists include: Peter Buckley, MD, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine; Michael Good, MD, University of Florida College of Medicine; E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, University of Maryland School of Medicine; Paul B. Rothman, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Robert Simari, MD, University of Kansas School of Medicine; and Selwyn M. Vickers, MD, University of Alabama School of Medicine.

11:30 am
Concluding Remarks
Joseph E. Kerschner, MD

Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Rd
HRC Auditorium and Alumni Center
Milwaukee, WI 53226
United States

Activity Director: Seth Flynn

Program Planners:

Joseph Kerschner, MD


Peter Buckley, MD

Ivor Benjamin, MD

Douglas Evans, MD

Shekar Kurpad, MD

Albert Reece, MD

Paul Rothman, MD

Robert Simari, MD

Selwyn Vickers, MD

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Paul Rothman, MD




Board of Directors




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 3.0 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 3.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Available Credit

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

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
Course expires: 


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