Upcoming Events

    • May 01, 2017
    • December 31, 2017
    • Online - This course runs through 12/31/2017

    Opioid Prescribing Education
    This on-demand course has been approved by the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board as meeting the requirements for two (2.0) hours of continuing education on responsible opioid prescribing per Med 13.03(3) of the Wisconsin Administrative Code. 

    Method of Participation and Certificate of Completion
    This course consists of a pre-recorded lecture broken into three segments, allowing participants to learn at their own pace. Upon registration, you will receive a link to view the webinar. After viewing the presentation, participants must complete an online evaluation and learning assessment in order to receive a certificate of completion. 

    Course Description
    This session will review Wisconsin’s opioid epidemic, and will include a review of Wisconsin’s new prescribing guidelines, a glimpse into an opioid-free ED, and a discussion of the emergency physicians’ role in combating the epidemic.

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand Wisconsin’s new prescribing guidelines
    • Explain why the pain scale is more provider-centric than patient-centric
    • Identify alternate method of assessing patient pain
    • Discuss strategies for controlling pain in the emergency department without opioid medications
    • Describe the impact of opioid abuse on the U.S. population
    • Discuss strategies for assessing the benefits and risks of using opioid analgesics in the emergency department setting
    • Explain the purpose and appropriate use of prescription drug monitoring programs
    • Identify strategies for treating acute pain in emergency department patients with a history of addiction 


    • Julianne Doniere, MD: No financial relationships to disclose.
    • Adelaide Viguri, DO: No financial relationships to disclose.
    • Brian Sharp, MD: No financial relationships to disclose.
    • Tim Westlake, MD: No financial relationships to disclose.
    • January 30, 2018
    • Monona Terrace Convention Center, Madison, WI


    Doctor Day 2018
    Tuesday, January 30, 2018
    Monona Terrace Convention Center, Madison

    Join your emergency medicine colleagues and physicians from all specialties and from all corners of Wisconsin on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 in Madison. 

    Hosted by over 20 medical societies, Doctor Day 2018 will again provides physicians an opportunity to meet with their legislators and have input on important health care issues. 

    • March 14, 2018
    • March 15, 2018
    • The Edgewater, 1001 Wisconsin Place, Madison, WI

    WACEP 2018 Spring Symposium | March 14-15, 2018 | Madison, WI
    Through a new partnership with MCW and UW, WACEP's Spring Symposium will now include a track for Wisconsin's annual emergency medicine research forum. 
    Other conference highlights include: an in-depth look at the Orlando Pulse nightclub mass shooting from Orlando Health's Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director; a hands-on three-part Sim Workshop; and an LLSA 2017 Article Study Group. We hope to see you in Madison March 14-18, 2018! Downloadable conference brochure coming soon.

    Conference Schedule (subject to change):
    Wednesday, March 14, 2017
    6:00 pm - Welcome Reception & Dinner
    7:00 pm - So You Want to Make a Difference?  Finding your White Hot Why in Emergency Medicine, Erik Hess, MD

    Thursday, March 15, 2018
    8:00 - 11:30 am

    Track 1.1

    Track 1.2

    Track 1.3

    2017 LLSA Article Review Session (8-10 am)

    t Topics in EM (10:15-11:30 am)

    • Optimizing Antibiotic Prescribing in the ED
    • Recruiting and Mentoring Female EM Physicians
    • Patient Transfers: Helicopter vs. Ground
    • CMS Sepsis Measures
    • Tips for Successful Contract Negotiation
    • NOACs and Reversal Agents
    • Physician Wellness & Burnout Prevention

    Simulation Workshop: Managing Your Worst Day in the ER

    Registration for this track is capped at 12 attendees, and an extra fee of $175 is required at checkout. The workshop will cover:

    • Airways
    • Ultrasound 
    • Pediatrics

    26th Annual Wisconsin Emergency Medicine Research Forum

    11:30 am - Poster Sessions & Exhibits; Lunch
    12:30 pm - Respecting Patient Autonomy when Seconds Count: Involving Patients in Emergency Care Decisions, Erik Hess, MD
    1:30 pm - Pediatric Pain Management, Amy Drendel, DO, MS
    2:45 pm - Telemedicine Update, Manish Shah, MD
    3:30 pm - Ketamine and the Awake Intubation, Louis Scrattish, MD
    4:30 pm - #OrlandoUnited: Coordinating Medical Response to the Pulse Nightclub Shooting, Josef Thundiyil, MD
    5:30 pm - Cocktail reception with live music

     - Looking to reach emergency physicians? Please consider exhibiting and or sponsoring at the conference.