1,341st  Meeting

Milwaukee Academy of Medicine

Tuesday, May 15, 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. Announcements, Presentation


Cynthia A. Lien, MD

John P. Kampine Professor and Chair

Department of Anesthesiology

Medical College of Wisconsin


Training the Good Clinician: Opportunities and Challenges



After receiving her MD from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York, Dr. Lien completed her residency in anesthesiology at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center.

Following residency, Dr. Lien joined The Department of Anesthesiology at Weill Cornell Medical College. Over the course of her tenure there she pursued her interest in the pharmacology of neuromuscular blocking agents leading a research effort that defined the pharmacokinetics of mivacurium and developed cisatracurium for clinic use. More recently her research has focused on safety in the use of these agents and the impact of their use on patient outcomes. Dr. Lien was also the Vice Chair for Academic Affairs in the Department and the Residency Program Director. After 27 years at NewYork Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Lien moved to Wisconsin to become the John P. Kampine Professor and Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at The Medical College of Wisconsin.

Dr. Lien just completed her term as a Director on the American Board of Anesthesiology, serving as its President from 2015-2016. During her 12 years as a member of the Board of Directors, there were significant changes to the processes of board certification and maintenance of certification to better suit the requirement to remain current with new developments and practices over the course of a career. She remains an examiner for the ABA as well as a member of its OSCE Development Committee and its MOCA Minute Committee.

Dr. Lien has participated in nearly 100 invited lectures, workshops and presentations, both nationally and internationally. She has published extensively and developed educational programs related to the pharmacology of neuromuscular blocking agents, antagonism of residual paralysis and the use of monitors of depth of neuromuscular blockade.

Session date: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Wisconsin Club
900 West Wisconsin Avenue
Deutscher 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.

For more information on the Academy or to become a member, please visit: www.milwaukeeacademyofmedicine.org

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

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 of all medical specialties

Learning objectives: 

At the end of this activity:

  • Meeting participants will access different types of learning modalities and understand the rationale for doing so.
  • Knowledge gap: In spite of frequently sought out lectures, information that is learned is more readily retrieved when obtained through educational activities that are varied and interactive.
Faculty & credentials: 
Planning Committee:
Matthew Lee, MD
Jack Kleinman, MD
Ellen Blank, MD
Carol Pohl, MD
Alonzo Walker, MD
Tod Poremski, MD
Daryl Melzer, MD
Thomas Heinrich, MD
Arthur Derse, MD, JD



Cynthia A. Lien, MD
John P. Kampine Professor and Chair
Department of Anesthesiology
Medical College of Wisconsin


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Cynthia Lien, MDMerckConsultant


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