WACEP Spring Symposium: Moving Wisconsin Emergency Medicine Forward

  • March 28, 2017
  • The Madison Concourse Hotel


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Members of both ACEP and AAEM qualify for the Member rate.
  • Contact WACEP@badgerbay.co for a promo code if you are retired.
  • Contact WACEP@badgerbay.co for a promo code if you work in an Emergency Dept in WI, but are trained in another specialty.

After selecting your registration type for the Symposium, you will navigate to a registration form where you will have the option to register separately for one of the Pre-Conference sessions.
Registration is closed

Register Online or Download Conference Brochure - LINK

Conference Schedule (subject to change) 

Pre-Conference Options:
8:00-11:30 am - emergency ultrasound workshop:

Presented by emergency medicine faculty from both the University of Wisconsin and the Medical College of Wisconsin. Topics covered include basic principles of point of care ultrasound, soft tissue applications (abscess and subcutaneous foreign body), the Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST) exam, and cardiac activity during cardiac arrest. The workshop will conclude with a special session on how to incorporate ultrasound into clinical practice. This course will include didactics and hands-on practice with live models and novel simulation techniques. 

A separate $250 fee is required (see registration form), and enrollment is limited to 15 participants to ensure individualized learning and direct feedback. This activity have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.


Join the American Association of Women Emergency Physicians for breakfast, sponsored by the Emergency Medicine Departments at both MCW and the UWSMPH. Chaired by Mary Westergaard, MD, FACEP, program director for the UW-Madison EM Residency Program, AAWEP provides a network of support, guidance and leadership development especially for women emergency physicians, residents and medical students. (Sign up with your conference registration, OR if you just wish to attend the breakfast, sign up here). 


Facilitated by Michael Walters, MD, Emergency Department Medical Director at Divine Savior Healthcare. Procrastinating on your ABEM Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment (LLSA) Test requirements? Join WACEP in this complimentary group session for a fast-paced, rapid study of LLSA articles. We’ll walk you through the LLSA rules of the road and then take the tests. 
Conference SESSIONS:
12:00-1:00 pm - Keynote LUNCHEON address:
  • Gun Violence: A Biosocial Disease, presented by Steve Hargarten, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin.
1:15-3:15 pm - Examining the Opioid Epidemic in Wisconsin:
  • Review of New State Prescribing Guidelines, Julie Doniere, MD
  • Moving Beyond the Pain Scale, Julie Doniere, MD
  • A Glimpse into an Opioid-Free ED, Adelaide Viguri, MD, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Ctr., Paterson, NJ
  • Emergency Physicians' Role in Combating the Opioid Epidemic, a panel discussion moderated by Tim Westlake, MD, MD, Vice Chairman of the Medical Examining Board and Chairman of the Licensing and Controlled Substances Committees
3:45-5:00 pm - Hot Topics in Emergency Medicine (rotating Roundtable discussions)
  • Advocacy Update, Rebecca Parker, MD
  • Antibiotic Stewardship, Michael Pulia, MD
  • Emergency Physician Burnout, Todd Nelson, MD
  • Contract Negotiation, Cory Wilson, MD
  • Emergency Preparedness, Michael Clark, MD, MPH
  • Fluid Resuscitation in the Septic Shock Patient with a History of CHF, Kristi Maso, MD
  • Sepsis CMS Quality Measure: Updates and Implementation Strategies, Brian Sharp, MD
5:00-5:30 pm - What's New Both Nationally and in Wisconsin?
Rebecca Parker, MD, ACEP President & Bobby Redwood, MD, MPH, WACEP President 
5:30-7:30 PM - Presidents' Reception

For overnight accommodations, call The Madison Concourse Hotel at 1-800-356-8293 and request the WACEP 2017 Annual Conference room block to receive the group rate of $159. The deadline to book at the group rate was extended to March 3, 2017.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American College of Emergency Physicians and the Wisconsin Chapter ACEP. The American College of Emergency Physicians is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The American College of Emergency Physicians designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for 7.25 hours of ACEP Category I credit.


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