1,342nd  Meeting
Milwaukee Academy of Medicine
Tuesday, September 18, 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
Craig M. Klugman, Ph.D.
Co-Director for Minor in Bioethics & Society, Department of Health Sciences,
DePaul University
Digital Pills, EMR Big Data, and Digital Phenotyping:
New Medical Privacy Responsibilities in an Electronic World



A new digital pill automatically logs and shared when a patient with mental illness has taken their prescription. A study used data from patient’s electronical medical records to construct family trees and disease risk. Flu outbreaks are tracked by examining online search terms related to symptoms. The brave new world of digital medicine—combining technological advances in information technology, artificial intelligence, and big data with those of pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies—raises a plethora of ethical and professional challenges to the practice of medicine.  For the patient, the ethical risks privacy, autonomy, coercion, and confidentiality are significant. For physicians, digital medicine may change the physician-patient relationship through trust and monitoring expectations and may threaten professional autonomy through the assumption of new risks, new tasks, and new monitoring or practice. With these products already in the marketplace, it is important to be aware of the ethics of their use and how best to adapt to this new reality.

Session date: 
Tuesday, September 18, 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.

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:

  • Participants will be able to explain the idea of digital medicine technologies
  • Participants will understand the ethical issues raised by digital medicine (autonomy, privacy, scope of practice)
  • Participants will understand the potential changes in the physician-patient relationship created by digital medicine
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



Craig M. Klugman, PhD
Co-Director for Minor in Bioethics & Society, Department of Health Sciences,
DePaul University


All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose except the following:

Craig Klugman, PhDOtsuka PharmaceuticalsConsultant


In accordance with the ACCME®  Standards for Commercial Support Number 6, all in control of content disclosed any relevant financial relationships. These relationships were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest resolution process and resolved



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Phone number: 
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