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

February 1-3, 2017
Milwaukee Marriott West

Thank you for attending the 2016 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.

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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
W231 N1600 Corporate Ct.
Waukesha, WI 53186


A block of rooms will be reserved for registrants until January 10, 2017 at a special rate of $112, plus tax, per night.

Please note: If conference attendance exceeds expectations, rooms in the conference block may be sold out prior to this date.

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

Adam Blackwell, MD, Community Co-Director, Columbia St. Mary's

Erin O'Tool, MD, Community Co-Director, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare

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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