The 53rd MCW/Marquette Medical Alumni Association Clinical Conference 2019

Palm Desert, CA US
March 4, 2019 to March 8, 2019

The majority of MCW’s physician-alumni base practice medicine in private practice and are far removed from academic medical center happenings. With every passing year, institutions are finding innovative 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 clinical conference covers a wide range of clinical topics with an emphasis on recent developments in patient care. This conference is designed specifically to meet the continuing educational needs of Medical College of Wisconsin/Marquette Medical alumni.

As an institution of learning, it is important to offer opportunities for learners during all stages of their careers. This clinical conference 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

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

Learning Objectives

  • Measure community partnerships realization in positively altering academic medicine landscape
  • Examine role of health science university in addressing health equity in Milwaukee
  • Differentiate future, current and past medical school pedagogies
  • Interpret role of research within health science university
  • Evaluate diabetes medication therapies
  • Assess guideline revisions and analyze medication efficacy
  • Explain the medical complications of influenza in older adult populations
  • Employ the recommendations for the influenza vaccine to optimize immunization efforts and decrease the cost burden of influenza and its complications
  • Assess various vaccinations; compare cost and benefit, specific to patient populations
  • Understand the difference between clinical and statistical significance
  • Understand how to discuss “risk” in meaningful ways with patients
  • Understand the current access challenges to behavioral health care
  • Understand population health approaches to behavioral health care
  • Develop ideas for improving access to mental health care with limited resources
  • Incorporate clinical guidelines, quality data, evidence-based medicine, and clinical data into clinical practice
  • Evaluate the pathology behind various diagnoses and appropriate treatment plans
  • Develop implementation plan for new treatment options as appropriate
  • increasing awareness about the importance of breast density is necessitating new conversations between patients and their healthcare providers
  • mask breast cancer on mammography, but breast density is an independent risk factor for the development of breast cancer
  • Gain an understanding of the study of traumatic injury mechanisms in the vehicle crash environment
  • Evaluate injury biomechanics discipline bridges medicine and engineering to improve the vehicle crash patient’s outcome
  • Analyze vehicle safety improvements and automated vehicle features have saved lives
  • Assess technological advancements and interactive approaches in medical education
  • Differentiate three-year and four-year medical school curricula
  • Examine clear and simplified roadmap on how to be a reflective individual who makes wise decision
  • Apply quantitative and qualitative analysis to determine professional path in life while taking in consideration passion and purpose
Additional information

CME Coordinator Contact Information

Angie LaLuzerne
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 955-4781
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 8.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 8.50 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/04/2019 - 6:00pm
Event ends: 
03/08/2019 - 12:00pm


Monday, March 4

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception


Tuesday, March 5

7:00 a.m.– 8:00 a.m.



8:05 a.m.–8:50 a.m.

Clinical Biostatistics Made Simple

Dr. Robert Calder

8:50 a.m.–9:35 a.m.

Dense Breasts: Now What? Next Steps and Communication

Dr. Ann Nattinger

9:35 a.m.–10:20 a.m.

Biomedical Engineering: Improving Vehicle

Occupant Safety Pre- and Post-crash

Dr. Frank Pintar

1:00 p.m.– 5:00 p.m.

Palm Springs Aerial Tram Ride


Wednesday, March 6

7:00 a.m.– 8:00 a.m.



8:05 a.m.– 8:50 a.m.

Choosing Diabetes Medication Therapy

Based on 2019 ADA Guidelines

Dr. Nathan Lamberton

8:50 a.m.–9:35 a.m.

MCW in the Community: Strengthening


Dr. John Raymond

9:35 a.m.–10:20 a.m.

Updates in Preventive Care: From Vaccina- tion to Medication

Dr. Nathan Lamberton

10:20 a.m.–10:25 a.m.



10:35 a.m.–11:20 a.m.

State of MCW: Update on your Alma Mater

Dr. John Raymond

11:20 a.m.–12:05 p.m.

Seven Steps to Wisdom

Dr. Mahendr Kochar

6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Reception for Zeit Fellowship



Thursday, March 7

8:00 a.m.

Golf Outing


10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Celebrity Estates Driving Tour, Museum Experience, Lunch, and Free Time on Palm Canyon Drive


6:00 p.m.



6:30 p.m.



Friday, March 8

7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m.



8:05 a.m.–9:05 a.m.

Medical Education Innovation at

MCW-Green Bay

Dr. Matt Hunsaker

9:05 a.m.–9:50 a.m.

Improving Access to Behavioral Health Care Despite Limited Resources and Provider Shortages

Dr. Jon Lehrmann

9:50 a.m.–10:35 a.m.

Interventional Treatment of Acute Ischemic


Dr. Brian-Fred Fitzsimmons

JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
74-855 Country Club Dr
Palm Desert, CA 92260
United States
+1 (760) 341-2211

Activity Director:
Seth Flynn

Program Planners:
John Raymond, Sr., MD

Robert Calder, MD
Brian-Fred Fitzsimmons, MD
Matthew Hunsaker, MD
Mahendr Kochar, MD
Nathan Lamberton, PharmD
Jon Lehrmann, MD
Ann Nattinger, MD
Frank Pintar, PhD
John Raymond, MD

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

NameCompanyRole with Company
Robert Calder, MD

Merck & Co.

former employee

Brian-Fred Fitzsimmons, MDnone 
Matthew Hunsaker, MDnone 
Mahendr Kochar, MDnone 
Nathan Lamberton, PharmDnone 
Jon Lehrmann, MDnone 
Ann Nattinger, MDnone 
Frank Pintar, PhDnone 
John Raymond, MDnone 

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 8.5 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 8.5 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Available Credit

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

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
Course expires: 


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