Session date: 
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Location: 
Froedtert West Hospital
9200 West Wisconsin Avenue
1st Floor-Helfaer Auditorium
Milwaukee, WI 53226
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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Program Description: 

This is a department-wide conference, with individual topics and speakers chosen by representatives on the planning committee from various subspecialty divisions as well as general internal medicine.  The specific topics are chosen by the representatives of each division, who are in this role because of their interest and expertise in education. We have surveyed the literature to identify major national practice gaps in general internists’ practices. The specific topics are identified throughout the year rather than all before the start of the year—this further allows them to be responsive to new or changing data or recommendations that come out during the year.

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 1.0  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  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 1.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Target audience: 

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Allied Health Care Professionals

Learning objectives: 

To describe the importance of high cost patients in US health care costs

To describe the causes and consequences of the growing use of hospitalists in the US

To discuss the rationale for and design of a study to examine effects of Comprehensive Care Physicians on the quality, outcome and cost of care

Faculty & credentials: 

Michael Frank, MD, FACP - Activity Director
Professor and Vice Chair of Education
Department of Medicine
The Medical College of Wisconsin

David Owen Meltzer, MD, PhD
Associate Professor and Chief
Section of Hospital Medicine
University fo Chicago

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CME Coordinator Contact Information

Name: 
Kathy A. Rafel
Phone number: 
+1 (414) 805-0531