CME Activities

2019 Annual Conferences

Coming Soon: 2020 Annual Conferences

Save the dates:

  • The 30th Annual AHV Winter Conference - February 7, 2020
  • 16th Annual Oncology Spring Forum - 

2019 Combined PI CME and Part IV Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

  • Advanced Care Planning
    Physician Project Lead: William Johnston, MD
    Start date: May 9, 2019 and End date: October 16, 2019
  • Cervical Cancer Screening
    Physician Project Lead: Kristine Flowers, MD
    Start date: May 13, 2019 and End date: October 30, 2019
  • Burnout & Resiliency
    Physician Project Lead: Thomas Voelker, MD
    Start date: May 8, 2019 and End date: October 16, 2019

2019 Performance Improvement CME

  • Aspirus EHR Optimization Program
    Ongoing since 2017

Regularly Scheduled Series (RSS)

Click below for more information on each series:

(CT = Central Time, ET = Eastern Time) *Ontonagon and Keweenaw are ET

AFib Case Conference

John Johnkoski, MD
AFib Case Conference

Physician Coordinator:
John Johnkoski, MD
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™: 1

  • Time: 7:00 - 8:00 am (CT), 8:00 - 9:00 am (ET)
  • Place: AWH Gold Room
  • Date: Fourth Monday of the Month

Objectives
Review and discuss the diagnosis and treatment of selected cases with cardiovascular disease and heart rhythm disturbances including a multidisciplinary review of potential treatment options.

Target Audience
CME activities are designed to serve the professional and educational needs of physicians.  The target audience is all providers, extenders and staff in neurology, neurosurgery and rehabilitation. All primary care, specialty physicians, NPs and PAs, Medical Students and interested Health Care Professionals are strongly encouraged to attend.

Core Competencies
Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Interdisciplinary Team Skills, System-Based Practice, and Evidence-Based Practice.

Aspirus Neuroscience Journal Club

Rodrigo Merino, MD
Aspirus Neuroscience Journal Club
Physician Coordinator: Rodrigo Merino, MD
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™: 1

  • Time: 7:00 - 8:00 am (CT), 8:00 - 9:00 am (ET)
  • Place: AWH Front Desk Conference Room
  • Date: Monthly - 9/25/19, 10/23/19, 11/6/19, 12/4/19

Objectives
Critically assess peer reviewed articles, identify clinically relevant questions that arise during patient care, develop skill sets for providers to appraise validity of various types of journal articles, and interpret best available evidence.

Target Audience
CME activities are designed to serve the professional and educational needs of physicians. The target audience is all providers, extenders and staff in neurology, neurosurgery, and rehabilitation. All primary care, specialty physicians, NPs and PAs, Medical Students and interested Health Care Professionals are strongly encouraged to attend.

Core Competencies
Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, and Evidence-Based Practice.

A post-learning questionnaire relevant to each journal article discussed is required for CME credit.

Aspirus Research Institute Conference

David Murdock, MD
Aspirus Research Institute Conference

Physician Coordinator:
David Murdock, MD
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™: 1

  • Time: 7:00 - 8:00 am (CT), 8:00 - 9:00 am (ET)
  • Place: Molinaro Auditorium, Aspirus Medical Education Center (AMEC)
  • Date: Third Wednesday of the Month

Target Audience
CME activities are designed to serve the professional and educational needs of physicians.  The target audience is Cardiovascular Surgeons and Cardiologists.  PAs, NPs, Nurses, Management, Medical Students and interested Health Care Professionals are strongly encouraged to attend.

Core Competencies
Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Interdisciplinary Team Skills, System-Based Practice, and Evidence-Based Practice.

Breast Cancer Case Conference

Cecilia Stroede, MD
Breast Cancer Case Conference
Physician Coordinator:

Cecilia Stroede, MD
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™: 1

  • Time: 7:00 - 8:00 am (CT), 8:00 - 9:00 am (ET)
  • Place: ARCC Conference Room C229
  • Date:  Every Wednesday of the month

Objectives
Provide consultative, multidisciplinary conference focusing on prospective review of problem cases, pretreatment evaluation, staging, treatment strategy and rehabilitation of the patient with cancer.

Target Audience
CME activities are designed to serve the professional and educational needs of physicians. The target audience is Medical and Radiation Oncologists, Pathologists, Surgeons, Radiologists, Pulmonologists, and Urologists.  PAs, NPs, Nurses, Management, Medical Students and interested Health Care Professionals are strongly encouraged to attend.

Core Competencies
Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Interdisciplinary Team Skills, System-Based Practice, and Evidence-Based Practice.

Cancer Case Conference

Christopher Peterson, MD
Cancer Case Conference
Physician Coordinator:

Christopher Peterson, MD
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™: 1

  • Time: 7:00 - 8:00 am (CT), 8:00 - 9:00 am (ET)
  • Place: ARCC Conference Room C229
  • Date:  Every Friday of the month

Objectives
Provide consultative, multidisciplinary conference focusing on prospective review of problem cases, pretreatment evaluation, staging, treatment strategy and rehabilitation of the patient with cancer.

Target Audience
CME activities are designed to serve the professional and educational needs of physicians. The target audience is Surgeons, Medical and Radiation Oncologists, Pathologists, Radiologists, Pulmonologists, Urologists, Gastroenterologists, Dermatologists, Otolaryngologists and Residents. PAs, NPs, Nurses, Management, Medical Students and interested Health Care Professionals are encouraged to attend.

Core Competencies
Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Interdisciplinary Team Skills, System-Based Practice, and Evidence-Based Practice.

Cardiovascular Case Conference

Pavel Guigauri, MD
Cardiovascular Case Conference
Physician Coordinator:

Pavel Guigauri, MD
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™: 1

  • Time: 7:00 - 8:00 am (CT), 8:00 - 9:00 am (ET)
  • Place: AWH Gold Classroom; Room CR2 - Aspirus Keweenaw
  • Date:  Second Friday of the month

Objectives
Review and discuss electrophysiology cases and the testing, diagnosis and treatment associated with them, along with anomalies including a consultative review of potential treatment options.

Target Audience
CME activities are designed to serve the professional and educational needs of physicians.  The target audience is Cardiothoracic Surgeons and Cardiologists.  PAs, NPs, Nurses, Extenders, Technicians, Management, Medical Students and interested Health Care Professionals are strongly encouraged to attend.

Core Competencies
Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Interdisciplinary Team Skills, System-Based Practice, and Evidence-Based Practice.

Echo Case Conference

Joshua Luce, MD
Echo Case Conference
Physician Coordinator:

Joshua Luce, MD
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™: 1

  • Time: 7:00 - 8:00 am (CT), 8:00 - 9:00 am (ET)
  • Place: AWH Bronze Classroom
  • Date:  First Wednesday of the Month

Objectives
Review and discuss echo studies and the diagnosis and treatment of selected cases with cardiovascular disease and anomalies, including a consultative review of potential treatment options.

Target Audience
CME activities are designed to serve the professional and educational needs of physicians. The target audience is Vascular Surgeons, Radiologists and Cardiologists. PAs, NPs, Nurses, Echo Sonographers, Extenders, Technicians, Management, Medical Students and interested Health Care Professionals are strongly encouraged to attend.

Core Competencies
Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Interdisciplinary Team Skills, System-Based Practice, and Evidence-Based Practice.

Electrophysiology Case Conference

Kevin Rist, MD
Electrophysiology Case Conference
Physician Coordinator:

Kevin Rist, MD
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™: 1

  • Time: 7:00 - 8:00 am (CT), 8:00 - 9:00 am (ET)
  • Place: AWH Bronze Classroom
  • Date:  Fourth Wednesday of the Month, Bimonthly

Objectives
Review and discuss electrophysiology cases and the testing, diagnosis and treatment associated with them, along with anomalies including a consultative review of potential treatment options.

Target Audience
CME activities are designed to serve the professional and educational needs of physicians. The target audience is Cardiothoracic Surgeons and Cardiologists. Residents, PAs, NPs, Nurses, Echo Sonographers, Extenders, Technicians, Management, Medical Students and interested Health Care Professionals are strongly encouraged to attend.

Core Competencies
Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Interdisciplinary Team Skills, System-Based Practice, and Evidence-Based Practice.

Emergency Medicine/Trauma Conference

Andrew Stoltze, MD
Emergency Medicine/Trauma Conference
Physician Coordinator:

Andrew Stoltze, MD
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™: 1

Jennine Larson, MD
Emergency Medicine/Trauma Conference
Physician Coordinator:

Jennine Larson, MD
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™: 1

  • Time: 7:30 - 8:30 am (CT), 8:30 - 9:30 am (ET)
  • Place: AWH Medallion Room
  • Date:  Second Tuesday of the month

Objectives
Appropriately diagnose and treat/stabilize patients presenting to the Emergency Department and Trauma Center.

Target Audience
CME activities are designed to serve the professional and educational needs of physicians.  The target audience is Emergency Services, Surgery, Trauma, Orthopaedics, Primary Care, Radiology, Pediatrics, and Residents.  PAs, NPs, EMTs, Nurses, Management, Medical Students and interested Health Care Professionals are strongly encouraged to attend.

Core Competencies
Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Interdisciplinary Team Skills, System-Based Practice, and Evidence-Based Practice.

Neurology Case Conference

Jamie Costa, MD
Neurology Case Conference
Physician Coordinator:

Dr. Deb Mojumder, MD, PhD
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™: 1

  • Time: TBD 7:00 - 8:00 am (CT), 8:00 - 9:00 am (ET)
  • Place: TBD
  • Date: TBD

Objectives
Review clinical cases in neurology to the body of knowledge in neurology, in order to improve clinical performance, attitudes, and teamwork.

Target Audience
CME activities are designed to serve the professional and educational needs of physicians.  The target audience is Primary Care Physicians, Specialty Physicians, Residents, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Management, and interested Health Care Professionals are strongly encouraged to attend.

Core Competencies
Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Interdisciplinary Team Skills, System-Based Practice, and Evidence-Based Practice.

Peripheral Vascular Case Conference

Jamie Costa, MD
Peripheral Vascular Case Conference
Physician Coordinator:

D. Jamie Costa, MD
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™: 1

  • Time: 7:00 - 8:00 am (CT), 8:00 - 9:00 am (ET)
  • Place: AWH Bronze Room
  • Date: First, Second, Fourth and Fifth Thursday of the month

Objectives
Review the diagnosis and treatment of selected patients with peripheral vascular disease including providing a consultative review of treatment options.

Target Audience
CME activities are designed to serve the professional and educational needs of physicians.  The target audience is Vascular Surgeons, Radiologists and Cardiologists.  PAs, NPs, Nurses, Extenders, Technicians, Management, and interested Health Care Professionals are strongly encouraged to attend.

Core Competencies
Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Interdisciplinary Team Skills, System-Based Practice, and Evidence-Based Practice.

Scholarly Residency Conference

John Wheat, DO
Scholarly Residency Conference
Physician Coordinator:

John Wheat, DO
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™: 1

  • Time: 7:30 - 8:30 am (CT), 8:30 - 9:30 am (ET)
  • Place: Aspirus Wausau Hospital Medallion Room

2018 DATES

  • Feb 5: Metformin and Metabolic Acidosis, Justin Hwang, DO
  • May 10: Acute Treatment of Migraines & Current Literature Review, Quang David Cao, MD
  • May 24: Preventive Medicine: An Overview of Using Screening Tools for Different Ages, Hamid Assadi, MD
  • May 29: Mind, Body, Spirit: A Review of the Role of Spirituality in Medical Practice, Danielle Fenske, DO
  • Jun 7: Management of Delirium in Hospitalized Patients, Sean Huff, DO
  • Jun 11: Diagnosing and Treating Abnormal Uterine Bleeding, Rose Griffin, MD

    Purpose
    Provide information that will enhance patient care, provide interaction with specialists, and advance knowledge in clinical practice.

    Objectives
    Practice up-to-date treatment of diseases in clinical practice; Identify when to refer patients to specialists; Improve multidisciplinary teamwork in patient care.

    Target Audience
    CME activities are designed to serve the professional and educational needs of physicians. The target audience is primary care and specialty physicians. PAs, NPs, and Management are encouraged to attend.

    Core Competencies
    Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Interdisciplinary Team Skills, System-Based Practice, and Evidence-Based Practice.

    Spine and Neurosciences Case Conference

    Luke Budleski, DO
    Spine and Neurosciences Case Conference
    Physician Coordinator:

    Luke Budleski, DO
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™: 1

    • Time: 7:00 - 8:00 am (CT), 8:00 - 9:00 am (ET)
    • Place: AWH Medallion Room
    • Date: First Friday of the month

    Objectives
    Appropriately diagnosis and treat patients with neuromuscular and spinal problems.

    Target Audience
    CME activities are designed to serve the professional and educational needs of physicians. The target audience is Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Orthopaedics, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Physical Therapy, and Chiropractors. PAs, NPs, Nurses, Management, Medical Students and interested Health Care Professionals are strongly encouraged to attend.

    Core Competencies
    Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Interdisciplinary Team Skills, System-Based Practice, and Evidence-Based Practice.

    System-wide Grand Rounds

    Luke Budleski, DO
    System-wide Grand Rounds

    Physician Coordinator:
    Luke Budleski, DO
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™: 1

    • Time: 7:15 - 8:15 am (CT), 8:15 - 9:15 am (ET)
    • Place: Aspirus Wausau Hospital Medallion Room
    • Date: Second Wednesday of the month

    2019 DATES

    • Jan 9: Health Benefits of Yoga, Andrew Beaumont, MD, PhD
    • Feb 13: **Rescheduled to 6/12/19 due to weather**
    • Feb 28: Wisconsin Medical Examining Board Non-Opioid Treatments for Acute and Chronic Pain, Michael McNett, MD
    • Mar 27: Needle in a Haystack - Strategies to Improve Detection of Child Maltreatment, Lynn Sheets, MD
    • Apr 10: Current Approaches to Reflux Management, Jon Gould, MD & Medhat Fanous, MD
    • May 8: Human Trafficking, Angela Rabbitt, DO, FAAP
    • Jun 12: Cervical Cancer Screening, Sumer Wallace, MD
    • Jul 10: Clinical Management of Patients with Reported Allergies to β-Lactam Antibiotics, Tristan O'Driscoll, PharmD
    • Aug 14: Sustainability, Sid Sczygelski, Corporate Executive
    • Sep 11: Algorithms for Limb Salvage, Nicholas Lombardo, DPM
    • Oct 9: A Brief Introduction to Pleural/Lung Ultrasound, Robert Kollpainter, PA-C
    • Nov 13: Breast Cancer: Managing the Patient at Increased Risk, Cecilia Stroede, MD
    • Dec 11: Medical Ethics, TBD

    UPCOMING - 2020 DATES:

    • Jan 8:
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    • Mar 11:
    • Apr 8:
    • May 13:
    • Jun 10:
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    • Sep 9:
    • Oct 14:
    • Nov 11:
    • Dec 9:

      Purpose
      Provide information that will enhance patient care, provide interaction with specialists, and advance knowledge in clinical practice.

      Objectives
      Practice up-to-date treatment of diseases in clinical practice; Identify when to refer patients to specialists; Improve multidisciplinary teamwork in patient care.

      Target Audience
      CME activities are designed to serve the professional and educational needs of physicians. The target audience is primary care and specialty physicians. PAs, NPs, and Management are encouraged to attend.

      Core Competencies
      Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Interdisciplinary Team Skills, System-Based Practice, and Evidence-Based Practice.

      Valve Case Conference

      Ronald Miles, MD
      Valve Case Conference

      Physician Coordinator:
      Ronald Miles, MD
      AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™: 1

      • Time: 7:00 - 8:00 am (CT), 8:00 - 9:00 am (ET)
      • Place: AHVI Conference Room
      • Date: Second & Fourth Wednesdays of the Month

      Objectives
      Review and discuss the diagnosis and treatment of selected cases with cardiovascular disease and heart rhythm disturbances including a multidisciplinary review of potential treatment options.

      Target Audience
      CME activities are designed to serve the professional and educational needs of physicians.  The target audience is Cardiothoracic Surgeons and Cardiologists.  PAs, NPs, Nurses, Extenders, Technicians, Management, Medical Students and interested Health Care Professionals are strongly encouraged to attend.

      Core Competencies
      Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Interdisciplinary Team Skills, System-Based Practice, and Evidence-Based Practice.

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