Educational Opportunities

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)

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  Clinical training

The MCW Palliative Care Center offers numerous training opportunities for health care professionals including month-long rotations for medical students, residents, and fellows, and physician and nurse visiting preceptorships.

  Elective Experiences

A one-month elective in Palliative Care is available for medical students, residents, and fellows from diverse specialties. Rotators spend time with the inpatient palliative care consultation service and participate in the care of the full spectrum of our patients. Rotators also work through a formal, palliative care self-study course and have the opportunity for formal communication skills training. Outpatient palliative care and hospice experiences can be arranged for those who are interested.

  Schwartz Center Rounds

The Schwartz Center Rounds are a multidisciplinary forum where clinical caregivers can discuss confidential difficult emotional and social issues that arise in caring for patients. Offering a safe, open and relaxed place where you can share your concerns, experiences, thoughts, and feelings.

For additional information contact Christina Olson: (414) 805-2824 or

  • noon - 1 p.m., Clinical Cancer Center Conference Room M (Rm #C3100), Located on the third floor of Froedtert Clinical Cancer Center - at front of building. Take main lobby elevators to the 3rd floor, turn right and follow signs for conference room.
  • Led by Lauren Wiebe, MD
  • All Froedtert/MCW clinical caregivers invited, all disciplines
  • CMEs and CEUs awarded (for physicians)
  • A light lunch is served
  Journal Club

The Palliative Care Journal Club meets twice monthly, on the 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month at 12:30 p.m., to critically review recent research relevant to palliative care clinical practice. Palliative Care faculty, fellows, as well as medical student and resident rotators are invited to present interesting articles. Guide to presenting at journal club (PDF).

Please call (414) 805-4607 for directions.

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