Registration Now Available for WCMEW Fall Conference

July 14, 2017

This fall, the Wisconsin Council on Medical Education & Workforce (WCMEW) will host a statewide conference focusing on Wisconsin health care workforce issues. At the full-day event September 27 in Wisconsin Dells, participants will engage in topics ranging from public policy to provider retention and training clinicians for evolving models of care delivery. The conference is designed to bring stakeholders from across Wisconsin’s business, government, and non-profit areas together to look toward the future, recognizing the urgent demand for creative and cross-sector solutions to health care workforce challenges. The event will feature a keynote by Michael Munger, MD, president-elect of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Panels and breakout sessions will feature discussions by Wisconsin leaders including: Ann Zenk, WHA vice president, workforce and clinical practice; Bruce Palzkill, deputy administrator, Department of Workforce Development; Jim Wood, strategic counsel, Competitive Wisconsin; Rep. Mike Rohrkaste (R-Neenah); Peter Sanderson, medical director, informatics and ambulatory regulation, Ascension Wisconsin; Nancy Nankivil, director, practice transformation and professional satisfaction, American Medical Association; Charisse Oland, CEO, Rusk County Memorial Hospital; and Marilyn Frenn, director, PhD nursing program, Marquette University.

Registration for the conference is now available at If you have questions, contact George Quinn, executive director, WCMEW, at or 608-516-5189. The full conference brochure is included in this week’s packet and is also available at

This story originally appeared in the July 14, 2017 edition of WHA Newsletter