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Division of General Internal Medicine - CME Program

27th Annual Update in Primary Care

October 9-11, 2014   Landmark Resort, Egg Harbor, WI

Save the Date for 2014


Target Audience

This course is designed for primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.

Program Objectives

This conference has been designed to:

  • Provide the latest information on current issues concerning primary care
  • Provide clinically relevant information to enhance diagnostic and therapeutic skills in the primary care setting
  • Increase understanding of disease processes that require subspecialists' expertise and management
  • Review current recommendations that improve the quality and safety of care provided by primary care physicians in the hospital setting

Program Speakers and Topics 2014

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Thomas W. Faust, MD, MBE - Update in Hepatitis C Virus
Jaren Thomas, MD - Dealing with Low Testosterone
Pooja Nagpal, MD - How to Respond When Patients Request Inpatient Admission in the Outpatient Setting
Kurt Pfeifer, MD, FACP - Perioperative Medicine 2014:  Some Answers, Even More Questions
Sarah Nickoloff, MD - Breaking Bad News:  Skills and Strategies
Martin Muntz, MD - Social Media-Tools for the (Virtual) Doctor's Bag

"Ask the Professor" Lunch Workshop:  Marting Muntz, MD and Jaren Thomas, MD
Using Twitter for Lifelong Learning and Professional Collaboration

Friday, October 10, 2014

Nunzio Gaglianello, MD - Advanced Heart Failure:  What is Advanced and When Should I Refer?
Jeffrey Whittle, MD, MPH - JNC 8 and Pearls of Hypertension Treatment
Jessica Kuester, MD - Evaluation and Management of Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia in the Outpatient Setting
Barbara Slawski, MD - Update in Perioperative Medicine
Kory Koerner, MD - Surviving Sepsis in 2014
Robert Gleeson, MD - Fitting the New Lipid Guidelines in Your Practice

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Barbara Wilson, MD - Clinical Overview of Skin Signs of Connective Tissue and Blistering Diseases
Jennifer Mackinnon, MD - Music To Our Ears:  The Role of Music and Meditation in Medicine
Jeffrey Jackson, MD - Talking with Patients with Chronic Pain
Robert Krippendorf, MD - More Than a Nosebleed...Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia Syndrome for Primary Care Providers
Stefan Schieke, MD - Malignant Melanoma:   Biology, Diagnosis and Treatment in 2014
Michael Bonner, MD - Evolving Strategies in the Treatment of Gout

Course Planning Committee:

Ann B. Nattinger, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine and Chief

Course Co-Directors:

Robert K. Gleeson, MD, FACP, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Director of Executive Health Program
Michael H. Bonner, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI

Program Coordinators:

Tim Boyle, Administrative Coordinator
Sue Goodman, Administrative Assistant III
Nadine Desmarais, Administrative Assistant III

The Landmark Resort, Egg Harbor, Wisconsin

The Landmark Resort is situated on the picturesque peninsula known as Door County, in the northeast corner of the beautiful state of Wisconsin.  Centrally located on the northern peninsula, it is only minutes away from the charming village of Egg Harbor and all the other activities and attractions Door County has to offer.  For more information please call 800-273-7877 or visit their website



REGISTRATION IS CURRENTLY CLOSED - more information on next year coming soon!


Course Fee - Credit card Payments must be made online:

Early Registration prior August 15th Physician, Resident & non physician 3-day course fee:

  • $345 with a book or $320 without a book

Course Fee after August 15th for 3-day course fee

  • $375 with a book or $350 without a book

   "Ask the Professor" Workshop fee

  • $50 per session


To arrange for lodging, please contact: The Landmark Resort  at  (800) 273-7877 before August 22, 2014.   Any rooms not reserved prior to this date will be released and hotel arrangements will be made solely on a space-available basis.  This facility accommodates all participants with disabilities.  Please contact The Landmark if you have special needs so they can further assist you.

Withdrawals (Course Only)

Withdrawals postmarked 14 or more business days prior to the start of the course will be fully refunded. Cancellations received less than 14 days before the course begins will be refunded at 50%. Cancellations received after the course starts will not be refunded.

ACCME Accreditation Statement:

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

AMA Credit Designation Statement:

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Additional Information

Requests for information should be directed to Tim Boyle, Program Coordinator, at (414) 805-0841, Fax: (414) 805-0855 or by e-mail to
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