Program Description: 

The Zablocki VAMC Grand Rounds focuses on medical and healthcare issues that are prevalent or particularly relevant to veterans.  From that universe of topics, we encourage case-based presentations that provide updates on areas where medical care or healthcare/system organization is changing/evolving; or where outcomes indicate opportunities for improvement.  For example, in the coming year, we plan to include presentations on the Wisconsin prescription drug monitoring program and treatment of chronic pain [new national VA directive this year requiring infomred consent for long term opiate therapy], obesity treatment/MOVE program [prevalent condition and VA specific treatment program], new therapies for multiple sclerosis and hepatitis C [more prevalent in veteran patients and significant advances in therapies], infection control measures [Zablocki VA recently designated as regional VA Ebola center]; patient abuse/neglect [VA-specific procedures for investigating/reporting]; addiction treatment [prevalent condition in veteran patients]; management of delirious/demented patients, and suboptimal completion percentages for advance directives..

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(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: 
  • Physicians
  • Allied Health Professionals
Learning objectives: 

1. Understand who are good candidates for Spinal Cord Stimulation.

2. Understand how Spinal Cord Stimulation is provided.

3. Understand the outcomes, risks and limitations of Spinal Cord Stilulation for pain.

4. Understand some of the future directions in the field of Spinal Cord Stiluation.

Faculty & credentials: 
Activity Director
Jerome Van Ruiswyk, MD, FACP, FACHE
Professor of Medicine, General Internal Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin

Planning Committee Members: Jerome Van Ruiswyk, MD., FACP, FACHE, Associate Chief of Staff for Education; Annette Severson, EdD, RN,  Associate Chief Nurse for Education and Research; Heather Smith, Ph.D, Psychology; Angie Paniagua, PharmD, CGP, Clinical Coordinator for Pharmacy Program; Jill Schneidermeyer, MSW, Social Work Executive; and Coordinator: Karen Hartzell, Mngt. Assistant to the Associate Chief of Staff for Education.

Peter A. Pahapill
Director, Functional Neurosurgery
Department of Neurosurgery
Medical College of Wisconsin

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



Karen Hartzell
Phone number: 
+1 (414) 384-2000
Session date: 
11/20/2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm CST
Zablocki VA Medical Center
5000 W National Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53295
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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