Winter Conference

30th Annual Aspirus Heart & Vascular Winter Conference

Navigating the Ever-Changing Landscape of Diabetes Trends and Treatments

The Winter Conference is an annual education event offered by Aspirus Heart & Vascular. It is held at the Westwood Conference Center in Wausau. This educational event covers a wide variety of topics related to heart care and heart health. Topics are presented by experts from Aspirus and throughout the country. The event is free for Aspirus employees and affiliates.

Registration will open closer to the event.

Conference Details

  • Date: February 7, 2020
  • Time: 7 am-4:15 pm (Registration from 7-7:45)
  • Location: Westwood Conference Center
  • Address: 1800 Westwood Center Boulevard, Wausau, WI, 54401
  • Other details: Lunch is included

Westwood Conference Center is an accessible, barrier-free location. Please contact Aspirus Heart and Vascular at 715-847-2000, extension 55245 if you require any special accommodations.

Intended Audience

This conference is intended for cardiologists, general internists, family practice physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, registered nurses, exercise physiologists, rehabilitation professionals, trainees in medicine and other specialists interested in cardiovascular risk factors and treatment options.

Learning Objectives

Additional details are still to come, but some of the topics for the 2020 conference include:

  • The pathophysiology of diabetes and metabolic syndrome.
  • Lessons learned from major treatment trials about the glucocentric approach to diabetes.
  • What lessons can we learn from dietary intervention?
  • A review of the most common oral diabetic agents: The good, the bad and the ugly.
  • Use of insulin for type 2 diabetes: When, how and what to do with other meds.
  • Use of GLP-1 agonists, which ones when?

Registration and Fees

Pre-registration is required and registration is limited to 200 attendees.

There is no fee for providers and employees of Aspirus, Inc. and Aspirus-affiliated organizations.  There is a $50 fee for no shows and cancellations after 4:00 p.m., January 29, 2019.

Registration for all other attendees: Physicians - $150; Pharmacists/NPs/ PAs/Retired Physicians - $75; RNs/all other health care providers - $50. Non-Aspirus registrants: Visa, MasterCard, and Discover accepted. Refunds will not be granted.

Please call 715-847-2000, extension 55245 with questions or for assistance.

If paying by check, make payable to Aspirus Wausau Hospital and mail to:

Aspirus Wausau Hospital
ATTN: AHV/Sharon Thacker
333 Pine Ridge Blvd.
Wausau, WI 54401

Conference Directors

  • Larry Gordon, DO, FACP, CCD, CIC, Aspirus Clinics Regional Medical Director
  • David K. Murdock, MD, MS, FACC, FACP, FSCA, Cardiologist, Aspirus Cardiology


It is the policy of Aspirus Wausau Hospital that faculty and sponsors disclose real or apparent conflict of interest relating to the topics of the educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/ unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Detailed disclosure will be made in the conference handout materials.

For Exhibitors

Interested in being a Winter Conference Exhibitor? Register online. The cost to be an exhibitor for this event is $1,500. If you have any questions or need to make other payment arrangements, please email the event organizer.

Register as Exhibitor