The 48th Annual Winter Refresher Course for Family Medicine

Waukesha, WI US
January 31, 2018 to February 2, 2018

The 48th Annual Winter Refresher Course for Family Medicine
January 31-February 2, 2018

Milwaukee Marriott West
W231 N1600 Corporate Court
Waukesha, WI  53186

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View program schedule (pdf)

Syallbus material is located below. Presentations that are highlighted in blue are in pdf. (Others will be posted when received. Please check back for those.) You may download the presentations that may be of interest to you onto your own laptop or similiar device/to print out before you arrive at the conference. No hard copy handouts will be provided.
You may also view all of the active pdfs at the bottom of this page under "additional information".

Alternatives to Opioids for Pain Control Dr Hulbert
Acute Pediatric Respiratory Concerns Dr Scheper
Antibiotic Stewardship Dr Wainaina
Breast Cancer Risk Assessment and Management Dr Brehm
Casting and Splinting Workshop Drs Young and Kobayashi
Diabetic Retinopathy for the Family Doctor Dr Murtaza Adam
Dysrhythmia Management, Rate v Rhythm Dr Curley
Fecal Microbiota Transplantation and Clostridium Difficle Dr Patel
InfoPOEMS Drs Hickner and Ferenchick
Lung Cancer LDCT Dr Swamson
Lung Cancer Overview and Updates Dr Johnson
Managing Your Online Profile Ms Adam Ms Pogantsch Mr Rathsack
Medical Management of Obesity Dr Javorsky
Medication Conversations to Reduce Falls in Geriatric Patients Workshop Dr Denson et al
Melanoma & Mimickers Dr Walton
New Frontiers of Cancer Genetics and Personalized Medicine Dr Mullane
Obesity Overview Dr Chongkrairatanakul
Office Orthopedics for Primary Care Dr Afsari
Optimizing Health Outcomes through Using Quality Metrics and Getting Paid for it Workshop Ms Hasler
Pharmacy Updates for Primary Care Drs Lamberton Ombengi
Primary Care Role in Athlete Sport Specialization and Optimization Dr Deutsch
Primary Care Evaluation of Syncope Dr Curley
Prostate Cancer Screening and Treatment Dr Jacobsohn
Rheumatology Primer: What Labs and When Dr Konon
Surgical Interventions for Obesity Management Dr Wu
Update to Newborn Management Dr Waldhart
Updates in Heart Failure Management Dr Saltzberg
Urgent Care Potpourri Dr Duenk
Wound Care: Hands on Assessment Workshop Drs MacKinney et al

About the Conference: The Winter Refresher Course (WRC) for Family Medicine is a regional conference presented in the metropolitan area of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Typically attracting more than 200 family practitioners, FP physician assistants, FP nurse practitioners and FP residents, the WRC is sponsored by the Department of Family Medicine.

If you would like to exhibit at the Winter Refresher Course, please contact Karen Krause at 414-955-8696 or The Medical College of Wisconsin, Department of Family & Community Medicine appreciates the support provided by our exhibitors.

Mary Ellen Radjenovich
Conference Coordinator - 414-955-8189
Karen Krause
Exhibitor Coordinator - 414-955-8696

The KSA for Tuesday, January 30, 2018 has been cancelled. Please contact the WAFP directly with any questions.

Course Registration:
Physicians: $495.00
Active Preceptors: $425.00
PA/NP/Resident/Fellow/Inactive or Retired Physicians: $425.00
Individual Day: $260.00


January 31-February 2, 2018 (Wednesday - Friday)

Full Course

January 31, 2018


February 1, 2018


February 2, 2018



Registration fees are discounted by $50 when paid on or before January 5, 2018
Please Note: All registrations will be assessed a $17 non-refundable processing fee.

Optional Workshops
There is a nominal fee of $20 for each workshop with your paid registration.
Pre-registration is required for ALL workshops.

#1 Workshop:Casting and Splinting1/31/18 -  morning session
#2 Workshop:Medication Conversations to Reduct Falls in Geriatric Patients1/31/18 - afternoons session
#3 Workshop:Optimizing Health Outcomes through Using Quality Metrics and Getting Paid for it2/1/18 - morning session
#4 Workshop:Wound Care: Hands on Assessment2/1/18 - afternoon session

Refund Policy
All refunds are subject to a non-refundable $100 processing fee. To receive a tuition refund, send notice of cancellation in writing before January 5, 2018. No refunds will be granted after that date. Fees will not be refunded for no-shows.

Target Audience

Who Should Attend
This program is designed for family physicians as well as nurse practitioners, physician and assistants and other primary care physicians who practice in a variety of settings including the hospital, nursing home, and office.

Learning Objectives

The WRC will:

  1. Apply clinical updates for primary care providers in areas of general preventive and adult medicine, pediatrics, and geriatrics.
  2. Effectively work in teams for problem solving and goal achievement
  3. Present evidence-based updates designed to improve primary care practice systems and policies
  4. Enhance inter-professional collaboration
  5. Practice hands on skill development in a variety of optional workshops
Additional information

CME Coordinator Contact Information

Mary Ellen Radjenovich
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 955-8189
Course summary
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
01/31/2018 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
02/02/2018 - 12:15pm
Milwaukee Marriott West
W231 N1600 Corporate Court
Waukesha, WI 53186
United States

Milwaukee Marriott West
W231 N1600 Corporate Court, Waukesha, WI  53186

Please call Milwaukee Marriott West @ 262-574-0888 or 800-228-9290 to receive the reduced rate. A block of rooms will be reserved for registrants until January 9, 2018 at a special rate of $119, plus tax, per night. If conference attendance exceeds expectations, rooms in the conference block may be sold out prior to January 9, 2018

On Line Hotel Reservations click here

Program Organizers
MCW Department of Family & Community Medicine

Course Planning Committee
Adam Blackwell, MD, Program Director, Ascension | Columbia St. Mary's
Erin O'Tool, MD, Program Director, Ascension | Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare
Julie Staskunas, CS-FNP, MSN, Ascension | Wheaton Franciscan Medical Group
Alan K. David, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Family & Community Medicine
Mary Ellen Radjenovich, Conference Coordinator
Karen Krause-Fromm, Exhibit Coordinator

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

AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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 16.50 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

AAFP Accreditation:
This Live activity, The 48th Annual Winter Refresher Course for Family Medicine, with a beginning date of 01/31/2018, has been reveiwed and is acceptable for up to 16.25 Prescribed credits(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
Course expires: 


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