CANCELED General Internal Medicine Lakefront Refresher Conference-2020

Milwaukee, WI US
June 24, 2020 to June 26, 2020

This course has been canceled, information regarding refunds will be posted soon

The intent of this General Internal Medicine Lakefront Refresher is to provide Faculty, Advanced Practice Providers, with extensive knowledge and tools to meet the increasing demands in the practice of General Internal Medicine.  This course will support healthcare professionals to stay current in broad topics in General Internal Medicine.  This course will support healthcare professionals to stay current in broad topics in General Internal Medicine, including primary care, hospitalist, and perioperative medicine.  The keynote speakers, lectures, rapid fire sessions and workshops provide a wide-range of information to enable the audience in providing better patient care in their own practice settings.

Target Audience


This activity is intended for internal medicine specialists, hospitalists, family practitioners, surgeons, advanced practice providers, and physician assistants.

Learning Objectives

  • Review treatment and care management strategies to optimize patient outcomes.
  • Improve approaches to common and complex clinical challenges.
Additional information

CME Coordinator Contact Information

Christine Van Hulle
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 955-0525
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 22.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 22.50 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
  • 13.50 MOC Part II
    MOC Part II credit.
  • 11.00 NP Pharmacology
    NP Pharmacology credit.
  • 19.50 NP Contact Hours
  • 22.50 PA
    PA credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
06/24/2020 - 7:30am
Event ends: 
06/26/2020 - 5:00pm

 Click here for: 2020 GIM Lakefront Refresher Schedule for the full course schedule.


Program Changes: The planning committee reserves the right to substitute faculty and/or cancel sessions due to unforeseen circumstances.

The Pfister Hotel
424 East Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
United States
+1 (414) 955-5942

Located just three blocks from the shores of Lake Michigan, guests of the Pfister Hotel enjoy a four-star luxury experience in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, WI.  The Pfister is moments away from the Milwaukee Art Museum.  Summerfest Grounds, along with multiple museums, theater, shopping, nightlife and dining destinations within walking distance.  The Pfister Hotel is at the center of it all. 

A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the hotel for course participants at a discounted rate:

  • $209 for standard Single/Double Occupancy-All guest rooms are subject to sales tax and occupancy tax currently at 15.1%.

All reservations require a credit card guarantee of one night's deposit.  Deposits will be refunded for rooms cancelled more than 72 hours prior to arrival.

Check-In Time: 3:00 p.m.

Check-Out Time: 12:00 p.m.

Please Note: The number of rooms discounted is limited.  Discounted rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The discounted room rate is only available until Wednesday, May 20, 2020 or until the block sells out.  Due to this being the busy summer season for downtown Milwaukee's largest music festival, this hotel and surrounding hotels will sell out quickly.

Click: GIM Lakefront Refresher Hotel Room Registration  to make hotel reservations.


On-site parking
Available for those staying at the hotel.
The following rates will apply:
Discounted overnight parking rate of $12 per night, per car.
Discounted daily parking rate of $8 per day, per car.

Limited Valet Parking (based on availability)
Daily-$19 per vehicle
Overnight-$33 per vehicle

Additional Parking Options
Use the SpotHero app on your mobile device and enter in the Pfister address for parking availability.
For Apple Users go the App store or click on this link-SpotHero App for Apple Users
For Android Users go to Google Play or click on this link-Spot Hero App for Android Users

Additional parking lots/structures
(located within a short walking distance from the Pfister)

  • 731 N. Jefferson (Enter on Jefferson)
  • 515 E. Wells Street (Enter on Mason Street)
  • 765 N. Jackson Street (Enter on Mason Street)
  • 601 N. Jefferson Street (Enter on Jefferson Street)
  • 500 N. Broadway Street (Enter on Milwaukee Street)
  • 330 E. Clybourn Street (Enter on Milwaukee Street)
  • 330 E. Wells Street (Enter on Milwaukee Street)

For more information on the hotel accommodations, accessible parking and things to do in the area, please visit:




The closest airport is Mitchell International Airport (MKE). Click HERE for airline information.

For available train transportation, from Chicago to Milwaukee, go to Amtrak Haiwatha

For available bus transportation, from Chicago to Milwaukee, go to CoachUSA



Keynote Speakers:
Jonathan Truwit, MD, MBA, Enterprise Chief Medical Officer
Senior Associate Dean for Quality
Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary & Critical Care  
Medical College of Wisconsin
Kurt Kroenke, MD, MACP, Chancellor's Professor, IUPUI, Research Scientist
Indiana University Center for Health Services and Outcome Research
Eileen Reynolds, MD, Chief, General Internal Medicine,
Vice Chair, Education Dept. of Medicine
BIDMC and Harvard Medical School
Lecture and Rapid Fire Presenters
Hatim Attir, MBBS
Marcie Berger, MD, FACC
Sanjay Bhandari, MD
Christine Boxhorn, MD
Todd Burner, MD, FACP
Valerie Carter, MD
Evelyn Chan, MD, MS, FACP, DipABLM/DipIBLM
Nicola Cuzovic, MD
Aaron T. Dall, MD, FACP
Sara Dunbar, DO
Rose Franco, MD
Chad Glisch, MD
Jennifer Good, MD
James Gosset, MD
Thomas Heinrich, MD, FAPM
Jeffrey L. Jackson, MD, MPH
Akeira Johnson, MD
Srividya Kidambi, MD
Paul Knudson, MD
Annie Lakatos, APNP
Geoffrey C. Lamb, MD
Kathryn Lauer, MD
Tracey Liljestrom, MD
Theresa Maatman, MD, FACP
Theodore MacKinney, MD, MPH, FACP
Ann Maguire, MD, MPH, FACP
Peter Mason, MD, MPH
James McCarthy, MD
Carlos Mendez, MD
Ann B. Nattinger, MD, MPH, MACP
Jayshil Patel, MD
Hari Paudel, MD
Kurt Pfeiffer, MD, FACP, SHM
Carolyn Pinkerton, MD
Dan Pinto, PT, PhD
Brian Quinn, MD
Stephanie Rossi, MD
Viktoriya Sabchyshyn, DO
Mitchell Saltzberg, MD, MSc., FACC, FAHA, FHFSA
Yogita Segon, MD
Kanav Sharma, MD, MPH
Derrick Shumate, DO
Barbara Slawski, MD, MS, SFHM
Daniel Stein, MD
Kimberly Stoner, MD
Adrian Umpierrez De Reguero, MD
Brahm Vasudev, MD
Thangam Venkatesan, MD
Lara Voigt, MD
Njeri J. Wainaina, MD, FACP
Chad Wenzel, MD
Jeff Whittle, MD, MPH
Christopher Yopp, MD

Course Planning Committee:
Barbara Slawski, MD, MS, SFHM-Course Director
Sara Dunbar, DO-Course Co-Director
Jeffrey Jackson, MD, MPH-Course Co-Director
Pinky Jha, MD, MPH, FACP-Course Co-Directo
Theresa Maatman, MD, FACP-Course Co-Director
Joan Neuner, MD, MPH-Course Co-Director
Molly Robischon, PA-C, MPAS-Course Co-Director
Shpresa Shyti, NP-Course Co-Director
Leonard Egede, MD, MS-Course Planning Committee Chair
Tim Boyle-Program Coordinator
Christine Van Hulle-Program Coordinator


All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships with the exception of:





Carlos Mendez, MD, FACP

Monarch Medical Technologies

Advisory Board


Srividya Kidambi, MD


Local PI


Srividya Kidambi, MD

Novo Nordisk

Local PI


Srividya Kidambi, MD


Medical Editor


Daniel Stein, MD

Abbie, Takeda, Pfizer, Janssen

Speakers Bureau


Daniel Stein, MD




Brahm Vasudev, MD


Speakers Bureau


Brahm Vasudev, MD


Speakers Bureau


J. Njeri Wainaina, MD, FACP




In accordance with the ACCME® standards for Commercial Support Number 6, those individuals listed above disclosed any relevant financial relationships. These relationships were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest resolution process and resolved.

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 22.5 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 22.5 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Nurse Practitioners:
Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc. is approved as a provider of nurse practitioner continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners: AANP Provider Number 150930.  This program has been approved for 19.5 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 11.0 hours of pharmacology).

Physician Assistants:
This program is not yet approved for CME credit. Conference organizers plan to request 22.5 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credit from the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Total number of approved credits yet to be determined.
Maintenance of Certification (MOC)
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 13.5 Medical Knowledge MOC Points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC Credit.
Participation shared with ABIM through PARS: Individual participants' information will be shared with ABIM through the ACCME Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS).


Available Credit

  • 22.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 22.50 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
  • 13.50 MOC Part II
    MOC Part II credit.
  • 11.00 NP Pharmacology
    NP Pharmacology credit.
  • 19.50 NP Contact Hours
  • 22.50 PA
    PA credit.


Please login or register to take this course.

Registrations placed before May 1, 2020 will receive a $45 discount

Step 1:
Choose a Registration Type

Fee (USD)
Advanced Practice Provider (PA & NP)$395.00
Allied Health Care Professional$395.00
Fellow / Resident / Student$395.00

Step 2:
Choose Optional Workshops (if interested)

Fee (USD)
Workshop #1: Practical Wound Care: Compression & Debridement (6/24/20)+ $50.00
Workshop #2: Vascular Access (6/25/20)+ $50.00
Workshop #3: Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (6/26/20)+ $50.00
Step 3:
Choose a track for each day of the conference
Hospitalist Track 
Primary Care Track 
Perioperative Medicine Track 
  1. Choose the appropriate registration type
  2. If interested, choose to do one of the following workshops on day 1, 2, and/or 3.
  3. Review the 3 different tracks and choose which tracks/lectures appeal to you. (Please note: your track choices will allow us to provide adequate room sizes for each lecture and will help us to know which lectures appeal to our audience. Track choices at registration are not obligatory; should you change your mind, you will not be required to stay within a specific track. In addition, you will be allowed to move between tracks.
  4. Proceed to check out by clicking the "Add to cart" button and follow the prompts to complete the registration process

Registrations for Medical College of WI-Lakefront Refresher Conference are made payable via our secure online registration system. All registrations are assessed a $20 non-refundable handling fee that will be included in your registration total.  Accepted methods of payment are, Visa, MasterCard and Discover cards.

Please note: As an added safety measure and to keep your information safe, the billing address entered upon checkout must match the address associated with the credit card being used if not, your credit card will be declined.

Please do not make non-refundable travel arrangements until you have received an emailed confirmation of your registration to the conference.

REFUND POLICY: All refunds are subject to a $100 processing fee.  To receive a tuition refund, send notice of cancellation in writing to GIM Lakefront Refresher by June 1, 2020. No refunds will be granted after that date. Fees will not be refunded for no shows.

Required Hardware/software

In an effort to go green all presentation materials will be made available prior to the conference via our website or via your mobile device through the Crowd Compass mobile app prior to the activity.  Please download the presentation from the web before arriving at the course to avoid additional fees.