Program Description: 

Medicine, and the specific field of anesthesiology, are changing rapidly. The number of journals describing these changes and the articles describing the investigative work being done has just exploded and, unless following the information in one of our many subspecialties, it would be impossible to remain current with evolving information. This series was designed to provide current information to our faculty, students and staff to allow their care of patients to reflect best practices and to encourage each of them to make a regular practice of seeking new and accurate information so that they can remain current in their practices. The visiting professor series is designed to offer timely, current and critical education to all types of Anesthesia practitioners (faculty, ancillary staff, and residents). The visiting professor series will focus on the integration of new research/literature/techniques into the current knowledge base of the faculty and residents. Much emphasis will be given on how to integrate the information into clinical practices. Speakers are carefully selected based on the quality of the education they will provide the audience (new information/skills/techniques) and the relevance and timeliness to the field of Anesthesiology.

Key Words: Value-based Care, Benchmarks for Clinical Care, Prehabilitation and Outcome, Extra-corporeal Membrane Oxygenation

Target audience: 
  • Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants
  • Medical Students, CRNA's
Learning objectives: 

Participants who engage in this educational intervention will be able to:

  • List updates in clinical medicine and basic science research
  • Analyze current or best practice recommendations for clinical care
  • Discuss modules for quality improvement
  • Demonstrate procedural and communication development exercises
  • Define professional development in bioethics, leadership and patient safety
  • Acquire new and updated (relevant, evidence-based, and best practices) data/information.
  • Review clinical practice by promoting current anesthetic standards
  • Develop new skills and/or information that participants will be able to integrate into their clinical work that may increase the quality of care, patient safety, and cost-effectiveness
  • Develop how to more effectively develop (acquire/integrate) effective clinical care plans
Faculty & credentials: 
Activity Director(s):
Cynthia A. Lien, MD
Chair, Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
Medical College of Wisconsin-Froedtert 
In accordance with the ACCME® Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, Standard 3, all in control of content must disclose any relevant financial relationships. The following in control of content had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • Cynthia A. Lien

The following persons in control of content disclosed the following financial relationships which were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest mitigation process and addressed.



Samantha Cusick
Series date: 
01/01/2024 - 8:00am CST to 12/31/2024 - 11:59pm CST

ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.00 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.


Group description: 
Anesthesiology Grand Rounds & Visiting Professor 2024
Series location: 
Milwaukee, WI 53226
United States


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