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Family and Community Medicine

The Annual Winter Refresher Course for Family Medicine

WRC-logoThe Winter Refresher Course (WRC) for Family Medicine is a regional conference presented in the metropolitan area of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Typically attracting more than 250 family practitioners, FP physician assistants, FP nurse practitioners and FP residents, the WRC is sponsored by the Department of Family and Community Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin.

January 29 - January 31, 2020

The 50th Annual Winter Refresher Course for Family Medicine brochure (PDF)

New Location

The Ingleside Hotel
2810 Golf Rd.
Pewaukee, WI 53072
(262) 547-0201 or (800) 247-6640

Plenary Information

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Bradley Crotty, MD

Medical College of Wisconsin

Dr. Crotty is Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and a member of the Academic Health System’s Collaborative for Healthcare Delivery Science.

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Renee Crichlow, MD

University of Minnesota

Dr. Crichlow, is a full-spectrum family physician on faculty at the University of Minnesota North Memorial Family Medicine Residency. She serves as the Director of Advocacy and Policy within the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, and is also the President of the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians. She joined the department in 2009.

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John Hickner, MD, MSc

Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Family Practice

Dr. Hickner, received his medical degree from Indiana University, completed his family medicine training at the Medical University of South Carolina and earned a master’s degree in Biostatistics and Research Design from the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

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Gary Ferenchick, MD, MS

Michigan State University – General Internal Medicine

Dr. Ferenchick, is Professor of Medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, where he practices general internal medicine and is deeply involved in MSU-CHM major curriculum renovation.

Frequently Asked Questions

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About the Conference
The conference is 2.5 days in duration with 16-18 prescribed AAFP CME credit hours. The unique format of this conference provides two topics each hour from which the learner may choose. Topics include updates, new information, and workshops all clinically based. The WRC staff also make efforts to bring new technologies in learning to the conference and encourage presenters to use PowerPoint and Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) in their presentations. Planners of the WRC make every effort to avoid clinical presentations that are sponsored by pharmaceutical companies. Standards of disclosure of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education are emphasized.

The Medical College of Wisconsin, Department of Family & Community Medicine appreciates the support provided by The Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians and our corporate exhibitors.
Who Should Attend
This program is designed for family physicians as well as nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other primary care physicians who practice in a variety of settings including the hospital, nursing home, and office.
Registration
Register
Visit our online registration to register and for additional information (there are no hard copy registration forms available).

Fees
Registration fees are discounted by $50 if paid before January 3, 2020.
Please note: There is a $17 non-refundable processing fee for all registrations.

Fees are as follows
$495 - Physicians
$425 - Active Preceptors
$425 - PA/NP/Resident/Fellow/Inactive or Retired Physicians
$260/day - Daily registration

Questions
Contact Mary Ellen Radjenovich at meradjen@mcw.edu or (414) 955-8189.
Conference Location

A block of rooms will be reserved for registrants until Saturday, December 28, 2019 at a special rate of $129, plus tax per night. If conference attendance exceeds expectations, rooms in the conference block may be sold out prior to December 28, 2019. Please call The Ingleside Hotel at (262) 547-0201 or (800) 247-6640 for reservations and mention the "Medical College of Wisconsin" to receive the reduced rate.

Reserve your room online.

Location
The 50th Annual Winter Refresher Course will be held at The Ingleside Hotel located just off I-94 in Waukesha at 2810 Golf Rd., Pewaukee, WI 53072.

Exhibitors
If you would like to exhibit at the Winter Refresher Course, please contact Karen Krause at (414) 955-8696 or kkrause@mcw.edu. The Medical College of Wisconsin, Department of Family & Community Medicine appreciates the support provided by our exhibitors.
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Syllabus material will be made available for our attendees starting in early January. This will allow you to download the presentations onto your own laptop or similar device/to print out the presentations of which may be of interest to you before you arrive at the conference. No hard copy handouts will be provided. Download instructions will be sent out to you in early January.
Course Planning Committee

Adam Blackwell, MD, Program Director, Ascension | Columbia St. Mary's

Erin O'Tool, MD, Program Director, Ascension | Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare

Alan K. David, MD, Professor and Chair | Department of Family & Community Medicine

Kwanza Devlin, MD, Assistant Professor | Department of Family & Community Medicine

Jeff Morzinski, PhD, Professor | Department of Family & Community Medicine

Mary Ellen Radjenovich, Conference Coordinator

Karen Krause-Fromm, Exhibit Coordinator

Julie Staskunas, CS-FNP, MSN, Ascension | Wheaton Franciscan Medical Group - Internal Medicine

Accreditation
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 16.75 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

This Live activity, The 50th Annual Winter Refresher Course for Family Medicine, with a beginning date of 01/29/2020, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 16.75 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Contact Us

Mary Ellen Radjenovich
Conference Coordinator
meradjen@mcw.edu | (414) 955-8189

Karen Krause
Exhibitor Coordinator
kkrause@mcw.edu | (414) 955-8696