45th Annual Winter Refresher Course for Family MedicineThe 46th Annual Winter Refresher Course for Family Medicine

February 3-5, 2016
Milwaukee Marriott West

Thank you for attending this year's Winter Refresher Course. Please visit the Family Medicine continuing education course page to complete your evaluation and claim your credit. This must be completed by March 17, 2016; a $25 late fee will be charged after this date.

Registration Fees

Fees are discounted by $50 if paid before January 8, 2016. *Does not apply for SAM registration.

Fees are as follows:
Physicians $495
Active Preceptors $425
PA/NP/Resident/Fellow/Inactive or Retired Physicians $425
Daily registration $260/day

Workshops: Pre-registration is required for ALL workshops. Some are complimentary and some have an individual fee of $20.

Please Note: All registrations will be assessed a $15 processing fee.

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Self-Assessment Module (SAM)

Care of the Vulnerable Elderly
Cheri Olson, MD, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016

WAFP members $125
Non-WAFP members $250
Please register for the SAM session on the WI Academy of Family Physicians Website

Plenary Presenters

Michael McBride, MD

Michael McBride, MD
Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center
Conversations with Families about Gun Safety
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Michael McBride, MD is an MCW graduate. He also did his internship and residency in psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry at MCW. He is a child and adolescent psychiatrist working at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center. He is also the Medical Director of the Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom Team and a Commander in the US Navy Reserves. Dr. McBride has had five overseas military deployments working at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, combat stress clinics in Iraq, and the combat hospital in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Ashley Holdridge, DOAshley Holdridge, DO
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare
Update in Migraine Evaluation and Management
Thursday, February 4, 2016

Ashley Holdridge, DO is a board-certified neurologist and the current medical director of The Comprehensive Headache Center at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare located in Franklin, Wisconsin. Dr. Holdridge attended medical school at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed a residency in Neurology at The University of Alabama Birmingham. She went on to finish a fellowship in Head and Facial Pain at The Diamond Headache Clinic in Chicago, Illinois which was partnered with Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois.

Kimberly Stoner, MD, MSKimberly Stoner, MD, MS
Medical College of Wisconsin
Diagnostic and Management Pearls for Anxiety and Depression
Raymond O. Frankow, MD Endowment Speaker
Friday, February 5, 2016

Kimberly Stoner, MD, MS is board certified in internal medicine, psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine. She is an Assistant Professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine. She divides her time between inpatient psychiatry consults and inpatient perioperative medicine consult service. She is also course director for second year medical student Foundational Capstone course.

Dr. Stoner graduated from the Medical School Loyola Stritch School of Medicine. She did her residency at the University of Iowa with combined programs in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry. Also did an Academic Fellowship in Primary Care Research with MS in Epidemiology.

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  About the Conference

The Winter Refresher Course (WRC) for Family Medicine is a regional conference presented in the metropolitan area of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Typically attracting more than 200 family practitioners, FP physician assistants, FP nurse practitioners and FP residents, the WRC is sponsored by the Department of Family and Community Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin.

The conference is 2.5 days in duration with 16-18 prescribed AAFP CME credit hours. The unique format of this conference provides three topics each hour from which the learner may choose. Topics include updates, new information, and workshops all clinically based. The WRC staff also make efforts to bring new technologies in learning to the conference and encourage presenters to use PowerPoint and Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) in their presentations. Planners of the WRC make every effort to avoid clinical presentations that are sponsored by pharmaceutical companies. Standards of disclosure of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education are emphasized.

The Medical College of Wisconsin, Department of Family & Community Medicine appreciates the support provided by The Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians and our corporate exhibitors.

  Who Should Attend

This program is designed for family physicians as well as nurse practitioners, physician and assistants and other primary care physicians who practice in a variety of settings including the hospital, nursing home, and office.

  Conference Location

Milwaukee Marriott West
W231N1600 Corporate Ct, Waukesha, WI  53186
Reservations: Please call the Marriott West at (262) 574-0888 or (800) 228-9290 and mention the Medical College of Wisconsin to receive the reduced rate. A block of rooms will be reserved for registrants until January 12, 2016 at a special rate of $109, plus tax, per night.

For Milwaukee Marriot West online reservations, book your group rate for Medical College of WI.



If you would like to exhibit at the Winter Refresher Course, please contact Karen Krause at (414) 955-8696 or kkrause@mcw.edu. The Medical College of Wisconsin, Department of Family & Community Medicine appreciates the support provided by our exhibitors.

  Program Organizers
  Course Planning Committee

Nancy E. Havas, MD, Program Director
Suzanne Gehl, MD Community Co-Director
Alan K. David, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Family & Community Medicine
Mary Ellen Radjenovich, Conference Coordinator
Karen Krause-Fromm, Exhibit Coordinator
Julie Staskunas, CS-FNP, MSN, Wheaton Franciscan Medical Group - Internal Medicine
Becky Wimmer, Assistant Executive Director, WAFP

  We're Green!

Syllabus material will be made available for our attendees starting in early January. This will allow you to download the presentations onto your own laptop or similar device/to print out the presentations of which may be of interest to you before you arrive at the conference. No hard copy handouts will be provided. Download instructions will be sent out to you in early January.


The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 16.75 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.


Mary Ellen Radjenovich
Conference Coordinator
meradjen@mcw.edu (414) 955-8189

Karen Krause
Exhibitor Coordinator
kkrause@mcw.edu (414) 955-8696

Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 955-8296
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