Welcome to the Palliative Care Center

Welcome to the Palliative Care Center at Froedtert Hospital. We're committed to improving care for the seriously ill and dying through the development, implementation and dissemination of innovative educational, research, and clinical care programs. We provide clinical care to seriously ill patients at Froedtert Hospital, a 450-bed academic non-profit tertiary care hospital, the primary teaching hospital for the Medical College of Wisconsin. Clinical care is coordinated through a clinical consultation service, inpatient unit, and outpatient clinic. The Program was recognized by the American Health Association's Circle of Life Award in 2004.

5th Annual Great Lakes Regional Palliative Care Conference

April 21-22, 2016

5th Annual Great Lakes Regional Palliative Care Conference at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

This year we are fortunate to have several national plenary speakers, including Tammie Quest, MD, Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and Director of the Emory Palliative Care Center,  Emory Woodruff Health Sciences Center; Lynn McPherson, PharmD, Professor and Vice Chair for Education, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy; Arthur Derse, MD, JD, Director of the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities, Medical College of Wisconsin and Timothy Jessick, DO, Aurora Healthcare and the co-founder and President of the Palliative Care Network of Wisconsin (PCNOW).

This event is designed to provide continued medical education and networking opportunities for providers interested in advanced topics in palliative care and is expected to have an attendance of 300 providers. The target audience includes physicians, advance nurse prescribers, pharmacists, psychologists, social workers, chaplains and others who are involved in developing and advancing programs in their hospitals and community care facilities. In addition to the national speakers, Medical College of Wisconsin faculty will be presenting on topics such as: what is new in surgical palliative care, interventional radiology, opioid analgesics, and much more.

Conference Registration (NOTE: Registration is now closed)

Conference Brochure (PDF) | Networking & Breakout Session registration form (PDF)

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa for hotel guest rooms

Fellowship in Palliative Medicine

The Medical College of Wisconsin's Palliative Care Center is a nationally recognized leader in palliative medicine. Our one-year, adult clinical fellowship program is an ACGME accredited fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and trains physicians to become skilled clinician-educators in preparation for a career in academic palliative medicine or community practice.

Education for Health Care Professionals

The Palliative Care Center offers many educational opportunities, in the form of clinical training, educational resources, and on-campus conferences. Extensive educational training to medical students, residents, fellows, and faculty is offered by the Program along with community outreach efforts.

Contact Us

Palliative Care Center
Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin
Division of Hematology and Oncology, Suite 4036
9200 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Rose Hackbarth
(414) 805-4607
(414) 805-4608 (fax)

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