Symposium for Senior Physicians Spring 2019

Milwaukee, WI US
May 21, 2019

The majority of MCW’s physician alumni 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 primary audiences for this symposium are semi-retired and retired physicians. Thus, subject matter focuses on their areas of interest. This gives MCW an opportunity to highlight clinical practice and research at a high-level to a specific group of individuals.  

As an institution of learning, it is important to offer opportunities for learners during all stages of their careers. Retired and semi-retired 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

Retired or semi-retired alumni and other area physicians

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the causes and clinical findings in patients with Moyamoya Disease.
  • Review the scope of sex trafficking in Wisconsin and learn about current initiatives to improve medical care to this population.
  • Describe the innovations in medical education that are being developed at the MCW Regional Campuses.
  • Analyze the evolution of hernia surgery and learn about innovating techniques for inguinal and ventral hernia repair.
Additional information
Symposium Program and Registration2.2 MB

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: 
05/21/2019 - 9:00am
Event ends: 
05/21/2019 - 2:30pm

9:30 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

10:10 a.m.

Anthony Perez
Interim Director of Alumni Relations

10:15 a.m. 
Moyamoya Disease: There Is No Smoke Without Fire

Raphael H. Sacho, MD

 Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

11:00 a.m.
The Medical Response to Sex Trafficking in Wisconsin

Angela L. Rabbit, DO

Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Program Director, Child Advocacy and Protection Fellowship

11:45 a.m. 

12:45 p.m.
From Flexner to the Future: The MCW Regional Campus Journey

Lisa Grill Dodson, MD

Campus Dean, MCW-Central Wisconsin

1:30 p.m.
Innovations in Hernia Surgery: What We’ve Learned, and Where We’re Going

Rana M. Higgins, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Associate Residency Program Director

2:15 p.m.
Concluding Remarks

Anthony Perez

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

Medical College of Wisconsin
Alumni Center
8701 Watertown Plank Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Activity Director: Anthony Perez

Program Planners:

Mark Bauer, MD
Robert Buss, MD
Gerald Dorff, MD
Donald Shaw, MD
Herbert Zimmers, MD


Lisa Grill Dodson, MD
Rana HIggins, MD
Angela Rabbit, DO
Raphael Sacho, MD

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

NameCompanyRole with Company
Lisa Grill Dodson, MDnonenone
Rana Higgins, MDW. L. Gore
Intuitive Surgical
Angela Rabbit, DOnonenone
Raphael Sacho, MDnonenone

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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