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:
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 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 1.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Target audience: 

Physicans of all medical specialties.

Learning objectives: 

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

  1. Understand the unique role of genomic sciences and precision medicine in generating new knowledge that can advance the health of every patient, with every condition, in every community, at every stage of life.
  2. Identify and clarify the key differences between recreational DNA tests and clinical genomics testing as well as other impactful ways that science, medicine, and industry are becoming more integrated than ever.
  3. Explore some of the new and complex commercial, sociological, legal, and ethical considerations and controversies we, and clinicians and scientists, must confront.                  
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
Arthur Derse, MD, JD
Program Director: Matthew Lee, MD
Raul A. Urrutia, M.D.

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



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


1,347th Meeting

Milwaukee Academy of Medicine

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019


Wisconsin Club

900 W. Wisconsin Avenue

COCKTAILS 6:00 P.M.        DINNER 6:30 P.M.          PRESENTATION 7:30 P.M.

Dinner $48   Drink options available for a separate charge.




Raul A. Urrutia, MD

Warren P. Knowles Endowed Chair of Genomics and Precision Medicine

Director, Genomic Sciences and Precision Medicine Center (GSPMC)

Co-Director, Discovery and Developmental Therapeutic Program, F&MCW Cancer Center

Director, Pancreatic Cancer Program

Professor of Surgery and Biochemistry

Medical College of Wisconsin



The New Landscape of Genomic Sciences: Medicine and Beyond


Dr. Urrutia is the Director of the Genomic Sciences and Precision Medicine Center (GSPMC) and the Warren P. Knowles Chair for Genomics and Precision Medicine. Dr. Urrutia has dedicated his nearly 30-year career to Precision Medicine research, discovery, and how to apply that innovation to advance patient care and public health. Prior to MCW, Dr. Urrutia held positions at the National Institutes of Health during the Human Genome Project, thereafter moving to Mayo Clinic where he spent 25 years. At Mayo, he was a founding member of the Precision Medicine Center and served as the Director of the Gastrointestinal Research Unit, the Director of the Ph.D. Program in Tumor Biology, Associate Director for Genomics at the Mayo Clinic General Clinical Research Center, and as the Director of the Gastrointestinal Cancer Research Program. He has and currently holds national and international leadership positions in Precision Medicine, speaking regularly not only on his own world-leading scientific discoveries, but also on the importance of bringing together experts in research, education, public policy, and industry.


Today, Genomic Sciences and Precision Medicine are connecting leaders across an array of disciplines with cutting-edge technologies that allow us to improve the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and health of our patients and communities in ways never-before possible. However, these advancements are not without their challenges.



Session date: 
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Wisconsin Club
900 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
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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