Research Seminars

The Center for Patient Care and Outcomes Research holds two research seminars per month.

Each month, an MCW faculty member, visiting faculty or staff professional presents a specific topic of study, fields questions and leads group discussion. 

Those in attendance are eligible for one hour of Category 1 CME credit upon signing into EthosCE (PDF) and completing an evaluation after the seminar. (In EthosCE, the PCOR Seminar Series is part of the Research Learner Group.)

These presentations are held the second and fourth Friday of each month, 1-2 pm, in Room M3077.

A light lunch and refreshments are served at meetings.

Accreditation Statement

The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit Statement

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Professionals

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

View a list of seminar topics and presenters for the current academic year. (PDF)

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PCOR Research Seminar "Post Discharge Ambulatory Intensive Care: Does it Work to Reduce Admissions and How Would we Know?" April 10

1:00 PM  - 2:00 PMH4940/4950 (Take the MCW lobby elevator to the 4th floor. The room is located straight ahead after exiting the elevator.).

Presented by Geoffrey Lamb, MD, Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine.

Upon completion of this program participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the existing literature on intensive management following hospital discharge;
  2. Evaluate lessons learned from a local pilot study addressing intensive multidisciplinary management of patients at high risk for readmission; and
  3. Discuss approaches to evaluating the effectiveness of complex improvement projects.

Dr. Lamb is currently the Associate Director of the Joint Quality Office, a collaborative effort between Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin.  His responsibilities include public reporting of medical outcomes, patient safety and medical error prevention, and process improvement.  He is the director of the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QuIPS) pathway for medical students at MCW and leads an ongoing faculty development course in quality improvement and patient safety. He is on the board of the Academy for Healthcare Improvement and serves on a number of national committees related to quality and patient safety.

He received his MD at Dartmouth Medical School in 1979 and completed his residency at the University of Minnesota in 1982.  He moved to the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1987 where he served as the medical director of the Internal Medicine Residency teaching clinic.  In 1997, he stepped away from this position to focus on research efforts addressing the impact of false positive tests.  He assumed his current duties with the Quality Office in 2004.  In addition to his responsibilities in quality management, Dr Lamb has recently taken on the role of section chief for Hospital Medicine and has a clinical role as a hospitalist.  He has been listed as one of the “Best Doctors in America” since 2004.

Lunch and refreshments will be served.



PCOR Research Seminar “The Impact of Anxiety on Prostate Cancer Management in Older Men" - April 16

12:00 PM  - 1:00 PMM3075 (MFRC)

Please note the date and time for this seminar. 

Presented by William Dale, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Chicago.

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand how anxiety affects patients being treated for prostate cancer;
  2. Understand how physician decision-making is effected by anxiety; and
  3. Understand ways to improve outcomes for older men with prostate cancer on hormone therapy.

Dr. Deepak Kilari, Assistant Professor in the Division of Hematology and Oncology, will host William Dale, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine and the Section Chief of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine at the University of Chicago, with a secondary appointment in Hematology/Oncology. 

Dr. Dale is a board-certified internist and geriatrician with a doctorate in health policy. He completed his medical and graduate school training at the University of Chicago, his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in geriatrics at the University of Pittsburgh, and then returned to the University of Chicago.

Dr. Dale has devoted his career to the care of older adults with cancer.  In 2006, he established, and now co-directs, the Specialized Oncology Care & Research in the Elderly (SOCARE) Clinic at the University of Chicago. SOCARE offers interdisciplinary, individualized, and integrated treatment for older cancer patients. It provides a special environment for addressing the issues relevant to older cancer patients and their loved ones and integrating research into this special clinic environment.

Dr Dale is an international speaker who has published over 50 papers in top journals on medical decision making, behavioral economics, quality of life, and frailty assessment in older adults, particularly those with cancer. He and his team have shown the important role emotions like anxiety play in medical decisions for older adults. He has received grants from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), National Cancer Institute (NCI), American Cancer Society, and the Foundation of Informed Medical Decision Making. With NIH funding, he has co-led a series of national conferences with international experts on geriatric-oncology.  He is a co-investigator for the National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project (NSHAP), a survey and biomeasure collection on the health, well-being, and social life of over 3,000 older adults. 

Lunch and refreshments will be served.

CANCELED - PCOR Seminar Series April 24

1:00 PM  - 2:00 PMM3077

Canceled due to Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting

PCOR Research Seminar "Socioeconomic Status and Breast Cancer Outcomes" May 8

1:00 PM  - 2:00 PMM3077

Presented by Liliana Pezzin, PhD, JD, Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine

PCOR Research Seminar "Feedback as a Tool for Promoting High-Quality Documentation Among Internal Medicine Residents" May 22

1:00 PM  - 2:00 PMM3077

Presented by Amalia Wegner, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine.

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