CME Activities

2020 Annual Conferences

  • The 30th Annual AHVI Winter Conference
    Co-Program Directors: David Murdock, MD, MS, FACC, FACP, FSCAI and Laurence Gordon, DO, FACP, CCD, CIC
    February 7, 2020
    Westwood Conference Center

2020 Combined PI CME and Part IV Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

  • Outpatient Acute Bronchitis - Canceled (Pandemic)
    Physician Project Lead: William A. Bowler, MD
    Start date: will be offered in 2021
  • Sepsis - Canceled (Pandemic)
    Physician Project Lead: Chad Radke, DO 
    Start date: will be offered in 2021
  • Burnout & Resiliency - Sleep - Canceled (Pandemic)
    Physician Project Lead: Thomas Voelker, MD
    Start date: will be offered in 2021

2020 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


AFib Case Conference

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

  • 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 Cardiothoracic Surgeons and Cardiologists. PAs, NPs, RNs, allied health professionals and medical students are strongly encouraged to attend.

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

Aspirus Neuroscience Journal Club

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

  • Time: 7:00 - 8:00 am (CT), 8:00 - 9:00 am (ET)
  • Place: AWH Front Desk Conference Room
  • Date: Monthly 

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 physicians, extenders, and staff in neurology, neurosurgery, and rehabilitation. All primary care, specialty physicians, NPs, PAs, medical students, and management are strongly encouraged to attend.

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

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

Aspirus Research Institute Conference


Aspirus Research Institute Conference

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

  • 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, allied health, management, and medical students are strongly encouraged to attend.

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

Breast Cancer Case Conference


Breast Cancer Case Conference
Physician Coordinator: 
Cecilia Stroede, MD
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit 

  • 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, allied health professionals, and medical students are strongly encouraged to attend.

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

Cancer Case Conference


Cancer Case Conference
Physician Coordinator: 
Christopher Peterson, MD
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit 

  • 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, allied health professionals, and medical students are strongly encouraged to attend.

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

Cardiovascular Case Conference


Cardiovascular Case Conference
Physician Coordinator: 
Pavel Guigauri, MD
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit 

  • 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, Cardiologists, PAs, NPs, nurses, extenders, technicians. Management and medical students are encouraged to attend.

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

Echo Case Conference


Echo Case Conference
Physician Coordinator: 
Joshua Luce, MD
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit 

  • 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, Cardiologists,PAs, NPs, echo sonographers, extenders, technicians, nurses. Medical students and management are encouraged to attend.

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

Electrophysiology Case Conference


Electrophysiology Case Conference
Physician Coordinator: 
Kevin Rist, MD
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit 

  • 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, Cardiologists, Residents, PAs, NPs, nurses, echo sonographers, extenders, technicians. Management and medical students are strongly encouraged to attend.

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

Emergency Medicine/Trauma Conference


Emergency Medicine/Trauma Conference
Physician Coordinators: 
Andrew Stoltze, MD and Jennine Larson, MD
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit 

  • 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, and medical students are strongly encouraged to attend.

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

Neurology Case Conference


Neurology Case Conference
Physician Coordinator: 
Deb Mojumder, MD, PhD
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit 

  • Time: 7:00 - 8:00 am (CT), 8:00 - 9:00 am (ET)
  • Place: AWH Front Desk Conference Room
  • Date: Third Friday of the Month

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, PAs, NPs. Nurses, students, and management are encouraged to attend.

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

Peripheral Vascular Case Conference


Peripheral Vascular Case Conference
Physician Coordinator: 
D. Jamie Costa, MD
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit 

  • Time: 7:00 - 8:00 am (CT), 8:00 - 9:00 am (ET)
  • Place: AWH Bronze Room
  • Date: First, Second, Fourth and Fifth Tuesday 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, Cardiologists, PAs, NPs. Nurses, extenders, technicians, students, and management are encouraged to attend.

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

Scholarly Residency Conference


Scholarly Residency Conference
Physician Coordinator: 
John Wheat, DO
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit 

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

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, nurses, allied health, students, and management are strongly encouraged to attend.

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

Spine and Neurosciences Case Conference


Spine and Neurosciences Case Conference
Physician Coordinator: 
Luke Budleski, DO
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit 

  • 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, and medical students are strongly encouraged to attend.

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

System-wide Grand Rounds


System-wide Grand Rounds

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

  • 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

Objectives
Practice up-to-date treatment of diseases in clinical practice; Identify when to refer patients to specialists; Improve multidisciplinary teamwork, and improve quality 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, allied health professionals, students, and management are strongly encouraged to attend.

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

Valve Case Conference


Valve Case Conference

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

  • 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, and medical students are strongly encouraged to attend.

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

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