Calendar of Events

Sep
10
Wed
2014
HPV & Cancer – Denise Uyar, MD @ Wauwatosa Community Conference Center, Room 1
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Denise Uyar, gynecologic oncologist, will speak on HPV and cancer. Human papillomavirus (HPV) can cause serious health problems, including genital warts and certain cancers. Join us for a discussion on how HPV causes cancer, the signs and symptoms, prevention and treatment options.

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Sep
17
Wed
2014
New Approaches to Inhibit Metastasis by Targeting Small GTPases in Cancer Cells – Carol Williams, PhD @ Froedtert - Dynacare Lab Building, 2nd floor, Ob-Gyn conference room #252
Sep 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Presented by

Carol L. Williams, PhD

Carol L. Williams, PhD

Carol L. Williams, PhD
Professor
Medical College of Wisconsin
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

About Dr. Williams

Dr. Williams received a Champion in Women’s Health Award from the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation in May, 2013. Her research focuses on the biochemical signaling pathways and cellular processes regulated by the Ras and Rho families of small GTPases. These proteins regulate important physiological processes in a variety of cell types, including contraction of smooth muscle cells and proliferation of epithelial cells. Abnormal signaling by these proteins may contribute to several diseases, including asthma, hypertension, atherosclerosis, and cancer. The importance of these proteins in human health provides the driving force for our studies.

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Sep
25
Thu
2014
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Infertility – Katherine Schoyer, MD @ Wauwatosa Community Conference Center, Room 3
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Katherine Schoyer, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin obstetrician/gynecologist, will be presenting on polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS. It is one of the most common causes of female infertility. We will discuss the diagnosis, etiology and health risks associated with PCOS. More importantly, we’ll talk about treatment options for PCOS, including those specifically targeted toward PCOS-related infertility.

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Oct
15
Wed
2014
Role of Adiposity Distribution in Disease and Health – Srividya Kidambi, MD, MS @ Froedtert - Dynacare Lab Building, 2nd floor, Ob-Gyn conference room #252
Oct 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Presented by

Srividya Kidambi, MD

Srividya Kidambi, MD

Srividya Kidambi, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Associate Fellowship Program Director

Medical College of Wisconsin
Department of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Clinical Nutrition

About Dr. Kidambi

Dr. Kidambi’s current research involves Association of aldosterone with metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance, and Gender and ethnic differences in the body fat distribution and its role in causing diseases such as heart disease or high blood pressure. She has authored several papers in medical journals on these topics.

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Oct
29
Wed
2014
Red Hot Mamas – Rahmouna Farez, MD @ Moorland Reserve Health Center
Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Rahmouna Farez, MD, obstetrician/gynecologist will discuss strategies for coping with menopausal symptoms, from lifestyle modification to botanicals and hormone therapy.

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Jan
7
Wed
2015
Morbidity & Mortality @ Columbia St. Mary's - Water Tower Medical Commons Conference Room
Jan 7 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
CSM New Electronic Health Record System Training (Residents Only) @ Columbia St. Mary's - Water Tower Medical Commons Conference Room
Jan 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Jan
14
Wed
2015
Morbidity & Mortality (GYN) @ Froedtert Hospital - Dean Roe Auditorium
Jan 14 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Resident Research Program – PGY2 Lit Review – Sarah Krueger, MD @ Froedtert Hospital - Dean Roe Auditorium
Jan 14 @ 8:30 am – 8:45 am
Resident Research: Results and Discussion – Judith Hibbard, MD @ Froedtert Hospital - Dean Roe Auditorium
Jan 14 @ 8:45 am – 9:00 am
PGY3 Grand Rounds Series: Evaluation and Management of Dermoids – Caitlin Haswell, MD @ Froedtert Hospital - Dean Roe Auditorium
Jan 14 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Jan
21
Wed
2015
Morbidity & Mortality – Matt Lee, MD @ Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare St. Joseph - Klieger Auditorium
Jan 21 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
PGY3 Grand Rounds Series: TORCH Infections, Sarah Borders, MD @ Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare St. Joseph - Klieger Auditorium
Jan 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Novel Molecular Mechanisms of Endothelial Function – Magdalena Chrzanowska-Wodnicka, PhD @ Froedtert - Dynacare Lab Building, 2nd floor, Ob-Gyn conference room #252
Jan 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Presented by

Magdalena Chrzanowska-Wodnicka, PhD

Magdalena Chrzanowska-Wodnicka, PhD

Magdalena Chrzanowska-Wodnicka, PhD
Associate Investigator, BloodCenter of Wisconsin
Assistant Adjunct Professor Pharmacology and Toxicology
, Medical College of Wisconsin

About Dr. Chrzanowska-Wodnicka

Dr. Chrzanowska-Wodnicka’s laboratory studies the function of small G proteins in the cardiovascular system. We use transgenic mouse and zebrafish models for in vivo studies and a variety of biochemical, molecular and microscopy approaches to interrogate signaling by small GTPases in vascular cells ex vivo.

Small G protein Rap1 has been the main focus of research in my laboratory over the past few years. Rap1, evolutionarily conserved and ubiquitously expressed, is activated downstream from multiple cell surface receptors and regulates several basic cellular functions: adhesion, migration, polarity, differentiation and growth. Well studied in vitro, Rap1 functions in mammalian systems in vivo are still not very well understood.

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Jan
28
Wed
2015
Morbidity & Mortality (OB) @ Froedtert - Dynacare Lab Building, 2nd floor, Ob-Gyn conference room #252
Jan 28 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
PGY3 Grand Rounds Series: Vulvar Dystrophies – Elizabeth Hopp, MD @ Froedtert - Dynacare Lab Building, 2nd floor, Ob-Gyn conference room #252
Jan 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Feb
4
Wed
2015
Morbidity & Mortality @ Columbia St. Mary's - Water Tower Medical Commons Conference Room
Feb 4 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Morcellation: An Update @ Columbia St. Mary's - Water Tower Medical Commons Conference Room
Feb 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Feb
11
Wed
2015
Morbidity & Mortality (GYN) @ Froedtert Hospital - Dean Roe Auditorium
Feb 11 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
PGY3 Grand Rounds Series: Varicella Infection in Pregnancy – Melanie Delaney, MD @ Froedtert Hospital - Dean Roe Auditorium
Feb 11 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Feb
18
Wed
2015
Morbidity & Mortality – Matt Lee, MD @ Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare St. Joseph - Klieger Auditorium
Feb 18 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Risk Management (Topic TBD) – Nancy Duran @ Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare St. Joseph - Klieger Auditorium
Feb 18 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Variations in Breast Cancer Care by Hospital Volume – Tina W. F. Yen, MD, MS @ Froedtert - Dynacare Lab Building, 2nd floor, Ob-Gyn conference room #252
Feb 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Presented by

Tina W. F. Yen, MD, MS

Tina W. F. Yen, MD, MS

Tina W. F. Yen, MD, MS
Associate Professor
Medical College of Wisconsin
Department of Surgery

About Dr. Yen

Dr. Yen’s current research focuses on studying breast cancer quality of care, patterns of care, and the relationship of these patterns of care to outcomes of care through the analysis of administrative data, Medicare claims, and tumor registry data. Current projects include studying lymphedema incidence and risk factors among older breast cancer women (funded by a Career Development Award by the National Institutes of Health) and hormone therapy use in older breast cancer women.

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Feb
25
Wed
2015
Morbidity & Mortality (OB) @ Froedtert Hospital - Dean Roe Auditorium
Feb 25 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Molar Pregnancies – Behnaz Behmaram, MD, Department of Pathology @ Froedtert Hospital - Dean Roe Auditorium
Feb 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Presented by

Behnaz Behmaram, MD

Behnaz Behmaram, MD

Behnaz Behmaram, MD
Associate Professor
Medical College of Wisconsin
Department of Pathology

About Dr. Behmaram

Dr. Behnaz Behmaram graduated from Tehran University, School of Medicine. She did her residency at Downstate Medical School in New York, and St. Raphael’s Hospitals in New Haven, CT. After her residency, she had a Surgical Pathology Fellowship in Harford Hospital, Harford, CT. She is Board certified in Anatomical and Clinical Pathology (AP/CP) with subspecialty certification in cytology from the American Board of Pathology and International Board of Cytopathology.

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Mar
4
Wed
2015
Morbidity & Mortality @ Columbia St. Mary's - Water Tower Medical Commons Conference Room
Mar 4 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
State Licensing Board – Sheldon Wasserman, MD @ Columbia St. Mary's - Water Tower Medical Commons Conference Room
Mar 4 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Mar
11
Wed
2015
Morbidity & Mortality (GYN) – Estil Strawn, MD @ Froedtert Hospital - Dean Roe Auditorium
Mar 11 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Fetal MR: Womb with a View – Amy Wagner, MD @ Froedtert Hospital - Dean Roe Auditorium
Mar 11 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Mar
18
Wed
2015
Morbidity & Mortality – Matt Lee, MD @ Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare St. Joseph - Klieger Auditorium
Mar 18 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Von Willebrand’s Disease in Ob/Gyn – Jessica Francis, MD @ Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare St. Joseph - Klieger Auditorium
Mar 18 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
The Role of VRK1 Protein Kinase in Female Fertility – Paula Traktman, PhD @ Froedtert - Dynacare Lab Building, 2nd floor, Ob-Gyn conference room #252
Mar 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Presented by

Paula Traktman, PhD

Paula Traktman, PhD

Paula Traktman, PhD
Walter Schroeder Professor and Chairman
Medical College of Wisconsin
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

About Dr. Traktman

Dr. Traktman’s research focus is in vaccinia virus: replication, morphogenesis, and the role of dynamic phosphorylation. VRK protein kinases: the role of the cellular VRKs in cell structure, function and proliferation.

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Mar
25
Wed
2015
Morbidity & Mortality (OB) @ Froedtert Hospital - Dean Roe Auditorium
Mar 25 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Anesthesia – Sarah Reck, MD, Department of Anesthesia @ Froedtert Hospital - Dean Roe Auditorium
Mar 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Apr
1
Wed
2015
Morbidity & Mortality @ Columbia St. Mary's - Water Tower Medical Commons Conference Room
Apr 1 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
TBD @ Columbia St. Mary's - Water Tower Medical Commons Conference Room
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Apr
8
Wed
2015
Morbidity & Mortality (GYN) @ Froedtert Hospital - Dean Roe Auditorium
Apr 8 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Gynecologic Oncology – Denise Uyar, @ Froedtert Hospital - Dean Roe Auditorium
Apr 8 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Apr
15
Wed
2015
Morbidity & Mortality – Matt Lee, MD @ Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare St. Joseph - Klieger Auditorium
Apr 15 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
PGY3 Grand Rounds Series: Surgical Incision – Jason McMaster, MD @ Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare St. Joseph - Klieger Auditorium
Apr 15 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Image Guided Photothermal Therapy of Breast Cancer – Amit Joshi, PhD @ Froedtert - Dynacare Lab Building, 2nd floor, Ob-Gyn conference room #252
Apr 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Presented by

Amit Joshi, PhD

Amit Joshi, PhD

Amit Joshi, PhD
Associate Professor
Medical College of Wisconsin
Department of Radiology

About Dr. Joshi

The overarching goal of my research is to develop technologies for image guided interventions in cancer. During my doctoral training, I studied near-infrared (NIR) light interaction with biological tissue and developed mathematical algorithms and imaging methods for investigating fluorescent structures with NIR light in deep tissue. I was the first researcher to propose fully adaptive 3D image reconstruction algorithms in fluorescence optical tomography, which allowed the investigation of liter scale tissue volumes at mm resolution with computationally tractable methods. During my doctoral and postdoctoral training, I also collaborated with nuclear energy researchers from Los Alamos National Labs for porting subatomic particle transport simulation methods for modeling near infrared photon transport in tissue, with first principle derived deterministic methods, independent of assumptions on tissue optical properties, and sourcedetector configurations. The work resulted in successful NIH STTR phase I and Phase-II applications for developing optical photon transport modeling software, under my leadership as the consortium PI at Baylor College of Medicine.
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Apr
21
Tue
2015
Incontinence: Help for a Hidden Problem – Sumana Koduri, MD @ St. Joseph's Hospital Campus - Lobby Conference Room
Apr 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Sumana Koduri, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin obstetrician/gynecologist, will be presenting on various bladder problems, focusing on incontinence. Normal anatomy and physiology will be reviewed and conditions that cause common bladder problems will be discussed. Non-surgical and surgical treatments options will be reviewed.

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Apr
22
Wed
2015
Morbidity & Mortality (OB) @ Froedtert Hospital - Dean Roe Auditorium
Apr 22 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Jewish Genetic Disease Consortium – Genetic Disease Screening and Counseling @ Froedtert Hospital - Dean Roe Auditorium
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Apr
29
Wed
2015
Morbidity & Mortality (Office) @ Medical College of Wisconsin - Alumni Center
Apr 29 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
2015 E. James Aiman Lecture @ Medical College of Wisconsin - Alumni Center
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Featured Speaker: Debra A. DaRosa, PhD – “Surgeon as Coach”

Debra A DaRosa, PhD

Debra A DaRosa, PhD

Professor Emeritus
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Surgery

About Dr. DaRosa

She is a professor emerita of surgery and medical education at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and the former vice chair of education in the department of surgery. With a doctoral degree in education, she has been a surgical education specialist for more than 30 years. She has dedicated the majority of that time to developing and delivering faculty development programs, pursuing educational research, and consulting with clinical departments and professional societies.

Her research interests focus on learning, teaching and assessing in the operating room, technical skills acquisition, and curriculum and instructional design. Dr. DaRosa serves on the editorial board of Academic Medicine and the Journal of Graduate Medical Education. She has published more than 100 peer-reviewed abstracts, papers, and book chapters.
She serves as Course Director for the highly subscribed American College of Surgeons’ six-day Surgeons as Educators course and faculty on their Residents as Teachers and Leaders program. She teaches several annual faculty and resident teacher development programs for the Association of Professors in Gynecology and Obstetrics and the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. DaRosa earned the distinction of being the first nonclinician to be elected President of the Association for Surgical Education. This same organization honored Dr. DaRosa with the Distinguished Educator Award and presented her with the Founding Director Recognition Award for starting the Foundation for the Association for Surgical Education. She has received Outstanding Scientific Paper Awards from the Association of American Medical Colleges and the Association for Surgical Education. Dr. DaRosa is an honorary member of the Association of Women Surgeons.

She has also presented her research and faculty development programs at regional, national, and international forums.

Learn more about the E. James Aiman, MD, Endowed Lectureship

May
13
Wed
2015
Morbidity & Mortality (GYN) @ Medical College of Wisconsin - HRC Auditorium
May 13 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
2015 Eleanor Delfs Lecture @ Medical College of Wisconsin - HRC Auditorium
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Featured Speaker: William H. Catherino, MD, PhD – “The Impact of Fibroids on Pregnancy, and Novel Therapies for Treatment”

William H. Catherino, MD, PhD

William H. Catherino, MD, PhD

Professor and Research Division Director
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Uniformed Services University
Associate Program Director, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and Reproductive Biology and Medicine Branch
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Dr. Catherino joined the faculty at the Uniformed Services University after completing his Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the National Institutes of Health. His research on uterine fibroids has attracted international attention, and his collaborative work has resulted in many peer-reviewed manuscripts that focus on the molecular mechanisms of leiomyoma development. He has also developed multiple in vitro model systems for rapidly testing novel therapeutics for uterine fibroids. Dr. Catherino is Board Certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and his care is sought out by patients within and beyond the United States. In addition to training residents and fellows, he also mentors many students interested in research. He is currently a Professor with tenure and Research Director in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Uniformed Services University.

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May
20
Wed
2015
Morbidity & Mortality – Matt Lee, MD @ Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare St. Joseph - Klieger Auditorium
May 20 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Risk Management Topic – Nancy Duran, RN @ Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare St. Joseph - Klieger Auditorium
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Iron and Iron Proteins in Breast Cancer Development and Prognosis – Christopher R. Chitambar, MD @ Froedtert - Dynacare Lab Building, 2nd floor, Ob-Gyn conference room #252
May 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Presented by

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Christopher R. Chitambar, MD

Christopher R. Chitambar, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program
Division of Hematology & Oncology
Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert Clinical Cancer Center

About Dr. Chitambar

Dr. Chitambar’s research focuses on understanding the role of iron proteins in tumor cell growth, apoptosis, oxidative stress, and mitochondrial function, with a particular emphasis on the development of novel gallium compounds as therapeutic agents. His clinical emphasis is on the treatment of patients with breast cancer and lymphoma and the development of clinical trials for these diseases.

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May
27
Wed
2015
Morbidity & Mortality (OB) – Paul Lemen, MD @ Froedtert Hospital - Dean Roe Auditorium
May 27 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Female Trafficking – Gloria Halverson, MD @ Froedtert Hospital - Dean Roe Auditorium
May 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Jun
10
Wed
2015
Morbidity & Mortality (GYN) @ Froedtert Hospital - Dean Roe Auditorium
Jun 10 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Resident Research: PGY1 Project Literature Review @ Froedtert Hospital - Dean Roe Auditorium
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Jun
17
Wed
2015
Morbidity & Mortality – Matt Lee, MD @ Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare St. Joseph - Klieger Auditorium
Jun 17 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Pelvic Masses in the Adolescent – Jessica Francis, MD @ Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare St. Joseph - Klieger Auditorium
Jun 17 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Action Learning Workshop for Women’s Health – LARC @ UW-Milwaukee Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health
Jun 17 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Long acting reversible contraception (LARC) has been shown to be an effective pregnancy prevention strategy for women’s health in other communities. Could greater LARC utilization lead to better health outcomes for women and children in Milwaukee?

Join health practitioners and diverse stakeholders in women and children’s health to further our collective understanding of the science, learn about successful models of LARC implementation in other communities, and explore the best strategies for Milwaukee.

Panelists Include

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Renaisa Anthony, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor Department of Health Promotion and Social and Behavioral Health
University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Public Health

Kathy King, MD
Medical Director, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin
Assistant Professor, Department of OBGYN, Medical College of Wisconsin

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Jun
24
Wed
2015
2015 Resident Research & Alumni Day @ Medical College of Wisconsin - Alumni Center
Jun 24 @ 7:30 am – 1:00 pm

Resident Research and Alumni Day is an annual event in which housestaff present their research results within their residency in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. We invite our Obstetrics and Gynecology alumni to attend this significant day to support our current residents.

The Roland S. Cron Lectureship

Ira Bernstein, M.D.

Ira Bernstein, M.D.

Guest Speaker

Ira M. Bernstein, MD – “Preeclampsia: Not Just a Disease of Pregnancy”
Senior Associate Dean for Research, College of Medicine
John Van Sicklen Maeck Professor and Chair
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

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Jul
1
Wed
2015
Morbidity & Mortality @ Columbia St. Mary’s – Water Tower Medical Commons Conference Room
Jul 1 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Chief Talks – Class of 2016 @ Columbia St. Mary’s – Water Tower Medical Commons Conference Room
Jul 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Jul
8
Wed
2015
Morbidity & Mortality (GYN) @ Froedtert Hospital - Dean Roe Auditorium
Jul 8 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
PGY1 Project Literature Review – Paige Penrod, MD @ Froedtert Hospital - Dean Roe Auditorium
Jul 8 @ 8:30 am – 8:45 am
PGY1 Project Literature Review – Shobha Narasimhan, MD @ Froedtert Hospital - Dean Roe Auditorium
Jul 8 @ 8:45 am – 9:00 am
Residents as Educators – Laura Jacques, MD & Kristina Kaljo, PhD @ Froedtert Hospital - Dean Roe Auditorium
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Jul
15
Wed
2015
Morbidity & Mortality – Matt Lee, MD @ Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare St. Joseph – Klieger Auditorium
Jul 15 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am