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August 19 - August 25

Pediatric Grand Rounds "Putting the "U" in Lab Utilization" July 20

08-20-20188:30 AM  - 9:30 AM

Participants will be able to list the benefits and key components, and give examples of a successful multidisciplinary laboratory utilization program.

JX Gives Back Charity Golf Outing Aug. 20

08-20-201810:30 AM  - 8:00 PM

The JX Gives Back Charity Golf Outing will be held Monday, August 20, 2018, at the Chenequa Country Club in Hartland. Proceeds will support the ELMS Fund for Gastric Cancer Research at the Medical College of Wisconsin. 

The schedule of events for this first-time fundraising event are as follows:
10:30 AM: Registration, Driving Range, Putting Green Open
11:00 AM: Lunch
12:00 Noon: Shotgun Start
5:00 PM: Putting Contest FINAL
5:15 PM: Reception/Social
5:45 PM Dinner and Live Auction

Golf registrations, which includes both lunch and dinner, are $200 per person. Registration for the dinner only is $50 per person.  More details and the registration form are available here.

Some of the proceeds from this event will support the ELMS Fund for Gastric Cancer Research at MCW.​ This endowment fund was established in 2012 in honor of Ellen Smith, wife of former JX Waukesha GM Rick Smith, who lost her battle to cancer in 2013. Five “Icebreaker” polar plunges from 2013 to 2017 raised over $120,000 and now is evolved as one of the initial benefactors of this charity golf event. 

JX Gives Back is an important part of the Mission of JX Enterprises to provide funding to positively strengthen families, communities and assist remarkable programs that share in the company's vision of giving back to the communities it serves. 

The Chenequa Country Club is located at 6250 Highway 83 in Hartland.


Food for Thought "Basics of Radiation Oncology" Aug. 21

08-21-201811:00 AM  - 12:00 PM

Dr. Adam Currey is an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology. He has been a faculty member at MCW since 2010. His areas of interest include breast cancer and other solid tumors. Currently, Dr. Currey is also the director of the Medical Residency Program.

In this presentation, Dr. Currey will provide an overview of radiation oncology basics, including history, types of radiation, risks, benefits, and roles of the dosimetrist, physicist, and the radiation oncologist in patient’s treatment plan. Light snacks will be provided.


Class of 1956 Humanities Lecture "Being Smart and Being Wise: Putting Ends Before Means in the Practice of Medicine" Aug. 21

08-21-201812:00 PM  - 1:00 PM

MCW students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the annual Class of 1956 Humanities Lecture "Being Smart and Being Wise: Putting Ends Before Means in the Practice of Medicine". Box lunch will be provided for those who register.

First-time Home Buyers Seminar Aug. 21

08-21-20185:00 PM  - 6:00 PM

Buying a home can be overwhelming, especially if you’re a first-time buyer. To make the first-time home buying journey a little less stressful, MCW’s Wellness Program has learning sessions to help you navigate this important and exciting process.

Lecture by Dr. Karen Kersting "Prevention & Treatment of Insomnia in Patients Diagnosed with Cancer" Aug. 21

08-21-20185:00 PM  - 5:45 PM

“Prevention and Treatment of Insomnia in Patients Diagnosed with Cancer: Practice and Research Implications"

Karen Kersting, PhD 

Assistant Professor, Integrated Behavioral Health Specialist

Department of Family and Community Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin.



Solid Organ Transplantation Research Symposium and Dr. Adams Memorial Lecture August 22-23



On behalf of the Department of Surgery and the Solid Organ Transplantation (SOT) Joint Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Froedtert Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, and BloodCenter of Wisconsin, Dr. Douglas Evans and Dr. Johnny C. Hong invite you to participate in the 6th Annual Solid Organ Transplantation Research Symposium, and attend the 3rd Mark B. Adams, MD, Memorial Lectureship in Transplantation on August 22 and 23, 2018.

Surgery Grand Rounds "...Hepatocellular Cancer" Aug. 22

08-22-20187:30 AM  - 8:30 AM

Current Treatment Strategies for Hepatocellular Cancer
William C. Chapman, MD, FACS
3rd Annual Mark B. Adams Lecturer

Professor of Surgery
Eugene M. Bricker Chair of Surgery
Chief, Division of General Surgery
Chief, Abdominal Transplantation Section
Washington University, St. Louis

Agenda for Research Symposium

Knowledge Now "Using Brightspace to Enhance Teaching & Course Operations" Aug. 23

08-23-201812:00 PM  - 1:00 PM

Please join us for August's Knowledge Now Faculty Development session for a demonstration and discussion on how our learning management system can work for you and your course(s). This session is open to all faculty and staff. Please RSVP at by August 21st. A light lunch will be provided for all registrants.

Sam Beres Memorial Walk/Run Aug. 25

08-25-20189:15 AM  - 12:00 PM

The 19th Annual Sam Beres Memorial Walk/Run, organized by the St. Agnes Christian Formation-Youth Ministry, will be held Saturday, August 25, through the streets of Butler, beginning and ending at St. Agnes Parish. All ages are welcome to this family-friendly event.

Registration and event details:

  • 2 Mile Run/Walk
  • Registration: $15 for an individual; $40 for a family
  • Check-in from 9:15-9:45 am on site at St. Agnes
  • Race begins at 10:00 am

This event is held in memory of Sam Beres, who lost his two-year battle with leukemia in April 2000 at the age of six.

Proceeds from the event support leukemia and other cancer research being conducted by David A. Margolis, MD, Professor of Pediatrics (Hematology/Oncology) at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW).

The fund's name, the Sam Memorial "HOOT" Fund, reflects its goal to turn Hematologic Oncology Treatment (HOT) units into "Happily Out Of Tenants" (HOOT) units.

Since 2000, St. Agnes has raised nearly $200,000 for leukemia research at MCW.