Milwaukee Academy of Medicine

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018


Wisconsin Club

900 W. Wisconsin Avenue


  1. 6:00 P.M. Reception
  2. 6:30 P.M. Dinner ($48.00 Reservations Required)

7:30 P.M. Presentation




AssociateProfessor, Physiology
Medical College of Wisconsin
Genome Science and Precision Medicine Center

Center on Systems Molecular Medicine

Cardiovascular Center

CRISPR: Engineering Genomes in the Lab and Clinic

Dr. Geurts, Associate Professor of Physiology, member of the Genome Sciences and Precision Medicine Center and Cardiovascular Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) will present a short history of the genome editing field from the first site-directed nuclease technologies to the current CRISPR craze and beyond. He will cover the basics of where CRISPR comes from, how it works, and how it is deployed in laboratories for engineering disease models as well as the potential and challenges of CRISPR-based therapies. A native of Southeast Wisconsin, Dr. Geurts brings 19 years of genetic engineering experience to the discussion, earning his PhD from the University of Minnesota in 2006 in the field of transgenic technologies in laboratory model systems, then moving on to gene editing in animal and human disease models since starting his lab at MCW in 2009.


Session date: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Wisconsin Club
900 West Wisconsin Avenue
Mitchell Room
Milwaukee, WI 53233
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: 

The Milwaukee Academy of Medicine hosts eight educational presentations every year: once a month from January through May, and again from September through November.  Distinguished national and local medical experts share their knowledge and experiences on topics of interest to a broad spectrum of medical practitioners.  The didactic presentations are comprised of traditional audio-visual modalities, a discussion period involving Q&A, and the sharing of personal experiences by audience members to facilitate expert commentary and further discussion.

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Reservations are required to attend any of our programs. There is a charge for dinner and beverages.

ACCME Accreditation Statement:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Medical College of Wisconsin and Milwaukee Academy of Medicine. 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 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 of all medical specialties

Learning objectives: 

At the end of this activity, I will be able to:

  • Understand the origins and basics of CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing
  • Understand the applications of CRISPR for discovery and modeling human disease
  • Understand the opportunities and potential ways CRISPR could be deployed as a therapy
Faculty & credentials: 
Planning Committee:
Matthew Lee, MD
Jack Kleinman, MD
Ellen Blank, MD
Carol Pohl, MD
Alonzo Walker, MD
Tod Poremski, MD
Thomas Heinrich, MD
Arthur Derse, MD, JD




Aron Geurts, Ph.D.

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


Amy John
Phone number: 
+1 (414) 456-8249