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: 
  • Identify Heart Sink Patients in your practice

  • Appreciate the epidemiologic importance of comorbidities associated with FGID

  • Describe 2 emerging comorbidities in FGID:

    • POTS  

    • Benign joint hypermobility

  • Overcome obstacles inherent in the management of patients with functional disorders  

Faculty & credentials: 

Michael Frank, MD, FACP - Activity Director

Professor and Vice Chair of Education

Department of Medicine

Thomas C. Chelimsky, MD

Tenured Professor

Department of Neurology

Director, Autonomic Laboratory

Medical College of Wisconsin

Adjunct Professor of Neurology

Case Western Reserve University


Gisela G. Chelimsky, MD

Professor of Pediatrics

Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology

Co-Director, Center for Childhood Neurogastroenterology, Motility and Autonomic Disorders (CCNMAD)

Director Pediatric Autonomic Laboratory

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin



All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose



    Kathy A. Rafel
    Phone number: 
    +1 (414) 805-0531
    Session date: 
    09/09/2016 - 8:00am to 9:00am CDT
    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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