CME Activities

Keynote Speakers

Andrew Beaumont, MD
January 9, 2019
Yoga Health Benefits

Sumer Wallace, MD
February 13, 2019
Cervical Cancer

Brett Michelotti, MD
February 20, 2019
Lymphedema

Michael McNett, MD
February 28, 2019
Opioid Guidelines


2018 CME Conferences and Activities

  • 18th Annual Primary Care Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Symposium
    Physician Coordinator: James R. Messerly, DO
    Planning Committee: Ann Pachniak
    January 26, 2018
    Westwood Conference Center
  • The 28th Annual AHVI Winter Conference
    Co-Program Directors: German Larrain, MD, FACC, FSCAI and John Johnkoski, MD
    Planning Committee: Mike Braun, Amy Burger, RN, Stacy Schoepke, PharmD & Sharon Thacker
    February 9, 2018
    Westwood Conference Center
  • WHA Physician Leadership Development Conference
    March 9-10, 2018
    The American Club, Kohler, WI
    View Conference Information Here
  • 14th Annual Oncology Spring Forum - Emerging Concepts in Cancer Care
    Physician Coordinator: Christopher Peterson, MD
    Planning Committee: Rhonda Nousen, Jody Tarkowski, Anne Cejka, Denise VanderKooy, Jessica Marshall, Juli Alford, Mary Kay Dreikosen, Michelle Westpfahl, Robin Haehlke, Samantha Reynolds, and Sara Paap
    April 21, 2018
    Westwood Conference Center
  • The 1st Annual Aspirus Obesity Treatment Summit
    Physician Coordinator: Tim Logemann, MD
    Planning Committee: Keith Ende, Kelly O'Heron, & Samantha Joanis
    October 12, 2018
    Westwood Conference Center

2019 CME Conferences and Activities

  • 19th Annual Primary Care Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Symposium
    Physician Coordinator: James R. Messerly, DO
    Planning Committee: Ann Pachniak
    January 25, 2019
    Westwood Conference Center
  • The 29th Annual AHVI Winter Conference
    Co-Program Directors: German Larrain, MD, FACC, FSCAI and John Johnkoski, MD
    Planning Committee: Mike Braun, Amy Burger, RN, Stacy Schoepke, PharmD & Sharon Thacker
    February 8, 2019
    Westwood Conference Center
  • WHA Physician Leadership Development Conference
    March 15-16, 2019
    The American Club, Kohler, WI
    View Conference Information Here
  • 15th Annual Oncology Spring Forum - Emerging Concepts in Cancer Care
    Physician Coordinator: Christopher Peterson, MD
    Planning Committee: Rhonda Nousen, Jody Tarkowski, Anne Cejka, Denise VanderKooy, Jessica Marshall, Juli Alford, Mary Kay Dreikosen, Michelle Westpfahl, Robin Haehlke, Samantha Reynolds, and Sara Paap
    April 27, 2019
    Westwood Conference Center

2017-18 Combined PI CME and Part IV Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

  • Improving Adolescent Immunization Rates
    Physician Project Lead: Lawrence Leibert, MD
    Start date: June 26, 2017 and End date: December 11, 2017
  • Improving Outpatient Bronchitis Treatment
    Physician Project Lead: Sumeet Goel, DO
    Start date: December 4, 2017 and End date: May 31, 2018
  • Opioid Management Improvement
    Physician Project Lead: Adam Tuttle, MD
    Start date: December 4, 2017 and End date: May 31, 2018

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 Doctors Clinic Journal Club

Aspirus Doctors Clinic Journal Club
Physician Coordinator:

Derek Kestila, DO
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™: 1

  • Time: 5:30 - 6:30 pm (CT), 6:30 - 7:30 pm (ET)
  • Place: Varies, Informal Meetings
  • Date: Quarterly - 9/20/18, 1/17/19, 3/21/19, 6/7/19

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 primary care and specialty physicians. PAs, NPs, 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 Neurosciences Journal Club

Aspirus Neurosciences 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 - 11/8/18, 12/7/18

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 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 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 Medallion Room
  • Date:  Third Friday 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.

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.

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

    2018 DATES

    • Jan 11: Effective Communication - Dealing with the Angry Patient/Family Member, Michael Bolan, DO
    • Feb 6: Addressing Hypothyroidism in Children, M. Tracy Bekx, MD
    • May 1: What Aspirus Providers & Employees Need to Know about Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, Robert Driscoll & Tracey Klein
    • May 17: Acute Bronchitis: Evidence Meets Reality, David Francis, MD
    • Jul 12: Lyme Disease Update 2018, Adam Clements, DO & Amy Prunuske, PhD
    • Aug 7: Statistical Literacy: Helping Doctors and Patients Make Sense of Health Statistics, Joseph Snipp
    • Aug 10: New High-Sensitive Troponin & Pathway for Management of Chest Pain Patients, Chad Radke, DO, German Larrain, MD, FACC, FSCAI & Phill Oettinger, MT (ASCP)
    • Sep 13: Latent and Subclinical Tuberculosis, Elizabeth Ann Misch, MD
    • Nov 6: Evidence-based Management of Sepsis, Dennis Maki, MD

    2019 DATES

    • Jan 9: Health Benefits of Yoga, Andrew Beaumont, MD, PhD
    • Feb 13: Cervical Cancer Screening, Sumer Wallace, MD
    • Feb 28: Wisconsin Medical Examining Board Non-Opioid Treatments for Acute and Chronic Pain, Michael McNett, MD
    • Mar 27: Child Abuse & Neglect, Lynn Sheets, MD
    • Apr 10: Current Approaches to Reflux Management, Jon Gould, MD
    • May 8: Human Trafficking, Angela Rabbitt, DO, FAAP
    • Oct 9: Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM), Ahmed Zayed Obeidat, MD, PhD

      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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