52nd Annual Winter Refresher Course for Family Medicine

February 10, 2022 to February 11, 2022

The Winter Refresher Course provides evidence-based updates for family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other primary care clinicians who practice in a variety of settings and provide preventive, acute, and chronic care in adult medicine, pediatrics, women’s health, sports medicine, and behavioral health.

While we will miss gathering in person for one more year, we are excited to offer the 2022 WRC via an enhanced virtual experience through PheedLoop – including an easy to navigate platform, networking opportunities, a virtual exhibit hall, and on-demand access to conference materials to allow attendees to obtain CME for sessions they may have missed during the live event. We hope you will join us!

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Target Audience

  • Family Medicine Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners

Learning Objectives

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

  • Apply current evidence-based preventive and chronic disease management guidelines to patient care.
  • Discuss up-to-date recommendations for caring for sequellae of the COVID-19 epidemic (e.g., Long-haul symptoms, trauma and loss), to promote optimal, trauma-informed patient care.
  • Examine the scientific evidence for the use of nutritional strategies in the prevention and management of common conditions affected by diet and weight status.
  • Discuss tools and best practices for managing opiate use disorder in the primary care setting.
Additional information
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Carletta Rhodes
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 955-8291
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 20.00 AAFP
    AAFP credit.
  • 20.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 20.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
02/10/2022 - 8:00am CST
Event ends: 
02/11/2022 - 5:00pm CST

Conference Schedule Day 1

Thursday, February 10, 2022

7:00-7:45 AM: Event opens: Sign on, Exhibitors Available

7-7:45 AM: Welcome and Introductions at 7:45am Linda N Meurer, MD, MPH

8-8:55: Plenary Session: Post Covid Syndrome - Identification and Management Julie Biller, MD

9-9:55 AM: COVID, Trauma & Loss: Trauma Informed care during the pandemic: Hernan Barenboim, PhD, Bryan Johnston, MD & Lauren Bauer, MD, MPH


9-9:55 AM: Oral Health Update for Family Physicians: Rebecca Bernstein, MD, MS

10-10:15 AM: Break – Exhibits Open

10:15-11:10 AM: Common Dermatological Conditions in Primary care Beth Damitz, MD Abnormal Uterine Bleeding Kate Dielentheis, MD

11:15–12:10 PM: Pharmacotherapy Updates in Pre-Diabetes and DM Care, Rachele Arnoldussen, PharmD


11:15-12:10 PM: COVID-19 and Pregnancy, Daniel Demirchyan, MD


11:15-12:10 PM: Supraventricular Tachycardia, Claire Dohmen, MSN, RN, APNP

12:15-1 PM. Lunch Break Networking rooms, Exhibitors available 12:15-1 PM

1–1:30 PM SPECIAL TOPIC ROUNDTABLES: Facilitated small group discussions on important issues in primary care practice

1:30-2:30 PM: Fatty Liver Disease: A Weighing Issue in Family Medicine, Jason Domagalski, MD


1:30-2:30 PM: Frozen shoulder, Christopher Smith, MD, PGY3/ Craig Young, MD


1:30-2:30 PM: Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy in Primary Care, Mel Pierdomenico, DO, PGY2/ Kevin Robertson, MD

2:30-2:45 PM Break – Exhibits Open

2:45 -3:40 PM: Aspirin Updates in Primary Care, Alice Boshoven, MD & Kathryn Jacobe, MD


2:45- 3:40 PM: Is melatonin safe for long-term use in adults and children? Madeline Oestreich, MD, PGY2 & Christopher Polonio, MD, PGY2/ J Prunuske, MD


2:45-3:40 PM: Subcutaneous Buprenorphine in Pregnant Patients: What Does the Evidence Say? Colin Millar, MD, PGY3, A Grace, PsyD & K Fox, MD

3:45-4:40 PM: Case Conference 2022, Larry Duenk, MD Intraarticular Injections for Osteoarthritis Scott Stauder, MD, PGY3/ Treatment Induced Neuropathy of Diabetes Brian Carey, DO PGY3/ K Devlin, MD


Conference Schedule Day 2

Friday, February 11, 2022

7:00-7:45 AM: Event opens: Sign on, Exhibitors Available

7-7:45 AM: Welcome and Introductions at 7:45am Joseph W. Gravel, Jr., MD, FAAFP Professor and Chair, Family & Community Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin

8-8:55 AM: Plenary Session: Family Medicine Updates Tochi Iroku-Malize, MD, MPH, MBA, FAAFP President-Elect, American Academy of Family Physicians

9-9:55 AM: Urine drug screening: A guide to monitoring treatment with controlled substances, Kristen Fox, MD & John Hayes, DO

9-9:55 AM: Chronic Wound Care, Christina Megal, DNP, APNP, FNP-C, CWON-AP

10-10:15 AMBreak – Exhibits Open

10:15-11:10 AM Opioid Weaning with Behavioral Support: Best Practices John Hayes, DO, Hernan Barenboim, PhD & Bryan Johnston, MD Vulvovaginal Lesions Amy Domeyer-Klenske, MD Endometriosis Benjamin Beran, MD

11:15–12:10 PM: OCD and Anxiety in Adolescents, David Jacobi, PhD


11:15–12:10 PM: Skin manifestations of systemic disease, Karolyn Wanat, MD

11:15–12:10 PM: Café au lait spots in children: When to worry/ refer, Leah Lalor, MD

12:15-1:15 PM Lunch Break Networking rooms, Exhibitors available

1:15–2:10 PM: PRECEPTOR APPRECIATION SESSION (all welcome) Incorporating learners into your Practice Wayne Altman, MD, FAAFP, Professor and Chair of Family Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine

2:15-3:10 PM: Mitigating Implicit Bias in Teaching - ABFM clinical preceptor performance improvement initiative (MOC), Kris Harlander Saudek, MD, British Fields, M3, Adriana Perez, M3 & John Hayes, DO


2:15-3:10 PM: POEMS: Integrated Medicine - Essential Oils John Hickner, MD POEMs: Upper GI Updates Gary Ferenchick, MD

3:15-4:10 PM: Intermittent Fasting; Review of the Evidence, Michael Kelley, PhD, RD


3:15-4:10 PM: POEMs: Urinary Tract/ Kidney Disease Updates John Hickner, MD POEMs: Endocrinology Updates (non-DM) Gary Ferenchick, MD

4:10-4:30 PM Wrap-up

United States

Held virtually via Pheedloop. 

Linda N Meurer, MD, MPH, Professor, Vice Chair, Academic Affairs, Department of Family & Community Medicine

Joseph Gravel, Jr. MD, FAAFP, Professor and Chair, Department of Family & Community Medicine

Sabrina Hofmeister, DO, FAAFP, Assistant Professor, Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs,

Department of Family & Community Medicine

Laura Mesenbrink, NP, Nurse Practitioner Planner

Carletta Rhodes, MBA, Conference Coordinator

Heather Lotz, Conference Coordinator

Terri Walker, Conference and Exhibit Coordinator

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 hybrid activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for physicians and 20 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals. This includes up to 13.5 hours of live content during the conference, and 6.5 CME credits available for on-demand access to concurrently presented content within 30 days of the live conference. For nurse practitioners, this includes 12 hours of pharmacology-specific credit. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Available Credit

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


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