Program Description: 

Mortality Conferences are geared to review deaths in medical service, and in so doing, identify opportunities to improve patient care. From the faculty a senior faculty selects a case for discussion by the resident and helps the resident prepare the presentation and evaluates his performance during the entire project that lasts almost 3-4 weeks. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requires that all deaths in medical service by systematically reviewed and that residents be engaged in scholarly projects. The Med-Path Conferences follow a similar process and fulfills the scholarly project requirement.

ACCME Accreditation Statement:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the Medical College of Wisconsin and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare. The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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

Target audience: 



Medical Students

Allied Health Professionals

Learning objectives: 

1.  Review and report on deaths in the Teaching Service in order to recognize opportunities to improve patient care and patient safety.

2.  Understand the differential diagnosis and management of multiorgan failure.

Faculty & credentials: 

Planning Committee:

Kesavan Kutty, M.D., Chairman

Linda Caples, MBA

Andrew C. Kim, M.D.

Debbie Gleisberg, BSN, RNS-IC, LCCE

Paul Grebe, M.D.

Ravindra S. Karmarkar, M.D.

Carmen Terlizzi, M.D.

Thomas H. Mahn, M.D.


David Miller, M.D., Transitional Year Resident, Discussant

Ravindra S. Karmarkar, M.D., Moderator


No one in control of content has any relevant financial information to disclose except for the following:


Maxine Cowell
Phone number: 
+1 (414) 447-3556
Session date: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 8:15am to 9:15am
Wheaton Franciscan-St. Joseph
5000 West Chambers Street
Room M-111
Milwaukee, WI 53210
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.

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