The 33rd Annual Update in Primary Care

October 8, 2020 to October 9, 2020


Our conference will be streamed live via WebEx on October 8 and 9, 2020. More information regarding the virtual platform and how to connect will be provided to conference participants closer to the conference date. 

The purpose of this meeting is to provide attendees with clinically relevant information about the rapidly changing updates and clinical practice guidelines and has been designed to update regional primary care providers on advances in a variety of internal medicine topics with a dual focus on improving their own clinical practice and highlighting the referral expertise of The Medical College of Wisconsin. 

We want to share our specialized medical knowledge to increase the quality of practice by community physicians and to make them aware of when they should contact an academic medical center for specialized care of their patients.


Target Audience

Primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and allied health care professionals.

Learning Objectives

  • Provide the latest information on current issues concerning primary care
  • Provide clinically relevant information to enhance diagnostic and therapeutic skills in the primary care setting
  • Increase understanding of disease processes that require subspecialists' expertise and management
  • Review current recommendations that improve the quality and safety of care provided by primary care physicians in the hospital setting
Additional information


Lara Brajkovic
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 955-0351
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 12.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 12.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/08/2020 - 7:30am
Event ends: 
10/09/2020 - 1:30pm


Thursday, October 87:45-8:00Intro and Explanation
Thursday, October 88:00-8:50Sakti ChakrabartiColorectal cancer: An evidence-based update for primary care providers
Thursday, October 88:50-9:00Questions and Answers
Thursday, October 89:00-9:30Brian HilgemanCalm the Crisis: Primary Care Management of Opiate Use Disorder
Thursday, October 89:30-10:00Bradley CrottyWatching Patients - Cases From The Digital Health and Wearable Frontier
Thursday, October 810:00-10:15Questions and Answers
Thursday, October 810:15-10:30Morning Break
Thursday, October 810:30-11:00Bob GleesonHow (a) POST can fill the gaps in end-of-life care
Thursday, October 811:00-11:30Mohan Dhariwal Should We Be Using Meditation as a Therapeutic Modality for Our Patients? 
Thursday, October 811:30-12:00Njeri WainainaCOVID 19
Thursday, October 812:00-12:15Questions and Answers
Thursday, October 812:15-12:45Lunch Break
Thursday, October 812:45-1:35James GossettThe Long and Short of Anticoagulation after VTE
Thursday, October 81:35-1:45Questions and Answers
Thursday, October 81:45-2:15Christina JensenCase Based Interpretation of Pulmonary Function Tests
Thursday, October 82:15-2:45Evelyn ChanNutrition Prescription
Thursday, October 82:45-3:15Jessica KuesterGeriatric Depresson
Thursday, October 83:15-3:30Questions and Answers
Friday, October 98:00-8:50Thangam VenkatesanSmoking Out The Truth: Cannabis Use in the Era of Increased Legalization
Friday, October 98:50-9:00Questions and Answers
Friday, October 99:00-9:30Jeff JacksonArticles That Changed My Practice in 2020
Friday, October 99:30-10:00Kanav SharmaManagement of Hip Fracture
Friday, October 910:00-10:15Questions and Answers
Friday, October 910:15-10:30Morning Break
Friday, October 910:30-11:00Jake DeckerProstate Cancer: To Screen or Not To Screen
Friday, October 911:00-11:30Chad WenzelPeriop. Apothecary: Medication Management in the Perioperative Setting
Friday, October 911:30-12:00Amy FarkasThe Fourth Trimester: Postpartum Care for Primary Care
Friday, October 912:00-12:30Questions and Answers
Friday, October 9
**Optional Workshop**
12:30-1:45Kimberly StonerMental Health Clinical Pearls from a Psychiatrist: Discussing Your Challenging Cases 
Virtual Meeting via Webex
Milwaukee, WI 53226
United States

Theresa Maatman, MD, FACP ~ Course Co-Director
Cecilia Scholcoff, MD, MPH ~ Course Co-Director

Leonard E. Egede, MD, MS  ~ Course Planning Committee Chair

The Medical College of Wisconsin featured presenters:
James B. Gosset, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
Thangam Venkatesan, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology 
Sakti Chakrabarti, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Hematology & Oncology

The Medical College of Wisconsin General Internal Medicine presenters:

Brian Hilgeman, MD, AAHIVS, FACP, Associate Professor of Medicine

Bob Gleeson, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine (Retired), Medical Consultant, VP & Medical Director at Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance (Retired)

Jeffrey L. Jackson, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine

Christina Jensen, MSN, ANP-BC, APNP

J. Njeri Wainaina, MD, FACP, Associate Professor of Medicine

Bradley Crotty, MD, MPH, FAMIA, FACP, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Chief Digital Engagement Officer at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin

Amy Farkas, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Medicine

Jake Decker, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine 

Evelyn Chan, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Medicine

Kimberly M. Stoner, MD, MS, FACP, Associate Professor of Medicine, Internal Medicine and Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine

Mohan Dhariwal, DO, Assistant Professor of Medicine 

Jessica Kuester, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine

Chad Wenzel, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine

Kanav Sharma, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine

More program information to come....

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 12.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. 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 12.00 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals. 

Available Credit

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

Sponsors coming soon!


Please login or register to take this course.

Registration fees include: access to online course materials that can be saved or printed available 2 weeks prior to the conference and course credits.

Workshop: Friday, October 9 12:30pm - 1:45pm "Mental Health Clinical Pearls from a Psychiatrist: Discussing Your Challenging Cases"

Withdrawals must be made in writing and postmarked 14 or more business days before the start of the course to receive a full refund; cancellations received less than 14 business days before the course begins will be refunded at 50% of the total registration fee. All cancellations are subject to a $35 cancellation fee. There will be no refunds after October 8, 2020.

Please note that there is a $12.00 non-refundable processing fee for all registrations.

As an added security measure and to keep your information safe, the billing address entered upon check out must
match the address associated with the credit card being used. If not, your credit card will be declined. MCW accepts VISA, MasterCard, and Discover.

For questions contact Becky Lamb at or Lara Brajkovic at