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Continuing Medical Education

This page contains information on CME that is offered for Gundersen Health System employees only.

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NOTE: Some of the links included below will only work if you are using a GHS network.

GELS/Visiting Speaker Calendar

Adverse Childhood Experiences: Scope of Impact Across the Lifespan

  • GELS: Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 12-1 p.m.
  • Lacie Ketelhut, MS, CHES, Trauma Informed Care Community Coordinator
  • Overholt Auditorium

No GELS - New Resident Orientation

  • Wednesday, June 27, 2018

No GELS - Holiday

  • Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Closing the Gaps for Inpatient vs Community-Onset Strokes

  • GELS: Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 12-1 p.m.
  • Polly Davenport-Fortune, NP, MSN, and Bethany Girtler, RN, BSN, CNRN, Neurology
  • Overholt Auditorium

Update on Psoriasis

  • GELS: Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 12-1 p.m.
  • April Farrell, MD, Dermatology-Onalaska
  • Overholt Auditorium

Gundersen Expert Lecture Series (GELS)

GELS Livestream

GELS Tip Sheet

Gundersen Expert Lecture Series (GELS) is an educational program based on the needs of GHS providers to help maintain competence and knowledge about new and developing information that affects their practice.

GELS is held every Wednesday from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. in the Overholt Auditorium; the session is also available via live stream through Learning Zone.

GELS Archive

Choose "Course Catalog Search" (magnifying glass) and type "GELS" in the "Keyword Search"

Join the GELS Text Club
Text the word GELS to (608) 881-3743 to enroll. Users will be asked to confirm the service by responding CLUB to an initial text message to their device. You will receive one reminder text on the day of the GELS session approximately one hour before it begins.

Visiting Speaker Series - The World Around Us

Tuesdays: July 10 - Oct. 30
12 - 1 p.m.
Rasmus Center

All Gundersen Health System employees are invited to attend.

July 10

  • Enriching Every Life through Culturally Competent Care
  • Gregory Thompson, MD, DIO, chief medical officer and director of Medical Education

July 17, 24, 31

  • Providing Inclusive Care for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Pansexual, Transgender, Non-Binary, Gender Non-conforming, Asexual, and Agender+ Identities (Three parts)
  • Willem Van Roosenbeek, MS ED, UW-La Crosse
    • Identify terminology and examples of identities within the LGBTQ+ community
    • Illustrate barriers and needs of the LGBTQ+ community
    • Discuss inclusive healthcare practices for LGBTQ+ patients/clients

Aug. 7, 14, 21

  • HoCaak Culture (Three parts)
  • Joan Greendeer-Lee, MBA, Ho-Chunk Nation
    • Assess awareness of cultural differences and living styles
    • Recognize the importance and identify two or more impactful historical events
    • Identify how values and perceptions affect communication
    • Describe at least two differences and practices to avoid problems while providing patient care

Aug. 28; Sept. 4, 11

  • Getting to Know Your Hmong Patients – Their views on birth, life, death and the cycle of the soul in connection to health, sickness, therapies and death (Three parts)
  • Lo Bee, ND, Lac, NAET, The Natural Health Center of Onalaska
    • Describe Hmong patients' perspectives on health and illnesses and how to build better rapport in serving them

Sept. 18, 25; Oct. 2

  • Crossing the Border: Toward Cultural Humility and Mutual Understanding (Three parts)
  • Omar Granados, PhD, Associate Professor, UW-La Crosse
    • Michelle Pinzl, Assistant Professor, Viterbo University
    • Part 1: Immigration as Related to Mental Health, Family Structure, the Whole Patient
    • Part 2: Once the Immigrants Arrive: What They Face and How They Cope
    • Part 3: The Interpreter as the Cultural Broker: Roleplaying

Oct. 9, 16, 23

  • The Amish: Culture, Medical Care, Genetics (Three parts)
  • James DeLine, MD, Family Medicine and Geriatrics, LaFarge Medical Clinic-Vernon Memorial Hospital
    • Outline aspects of Amish culture
    • Describe how that culture impacts medical care
    • Compare birthing in the Amish community with usual obstetric care
    • Describe the concept of founder mutations and identify a few representative conditions

Oct. 30

  • Enriching Every Life through Culturally Competent Care – Next Steps
  • Gregory Thompson, MD, DIO, chief medical officer and director of Medical Education

Accreditation: Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation Inc. is accredited by the Wisconsin Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation Inc. designates each live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation Inc. certifies that each live activity is designated for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Participants should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Distance Education is available by calling Medical Media at ext. 53950. This series can be used for AMA and Faculty Development credit. Contact Rhonda Mullen, Medical Education specialist, at ext. 51138 with questions.

On-Demand CME

On-Demand CME is a printed, recorded, or computer-presented CME activity that may be used over time at various locations and which, in itself, constitutes a planned activity.

On-Demand CME - search available

Adolf L. Gundersen, MD, Health Sciences Library: Learn to Earn

Regularly Scheduled Series (RSS)

Regularly Scheduled Series (RSS) is defined as a daily, weekly, or monthly session primarily planned by and presented to physicians and professional staff. Examples: tumor boards, mortality and morbidity conferences, department specific case review conference.

RSS NameOccurrenceTimeLocationChair
Cancer Center Grand Rounds 1st Tuesday each month 7:30 a.m. Overholt Auditorium Lori Rosenstein, MD
Faculty Development Various Various Various John Houskamp, MD, Rachel Hawker, MD
Imaging, Breast 3rd Tuesday each month

4:30 p.m.

Rad/Onc Conf Rm 1st Floor Roxanna Leinbach, MD
Imaging, General Daily 8:30 a.m. Imaging Services Consult Room Mark Nigogosyan, MD
Imaging, Ultrasound 2nd Tuesday each month Noon EMS/Imaging Conf Rm Jody Riherd, MD
Neurology/ Neuroradiology Case Conference Wednesdays 8 a.m. Neuro Conf Rm A Concepcion Santillan, MD
Social Services Various Various Various Jalane Schramm, Ashley Patros-Kader
Surgical Morbidity & Mortality Wednesdays 7 a.m. Overholt Auditorium Benjamin Jarman, MD
Tumor Board – Breast Fridays Noon Rad/Onc Conf Rm 1st Floor Jared Linebarger, MD
Tumor Board – CNS 4th Thursday each month 4 p.m. Rad/Onc Conf Rm 1st Floor Kurt Oettel, MD
Tumor Board – GI


Noon Rad/Onc Conf Rm 1st Floor Michael Ojelabi, MD
Tumor Board – Gynecology 1st Thursday each month 7:30 a.m. Hem/Onc Conf Rm 2nd Floor Lori Weinberg, MD
Tumor Board – Head and Neck Every other Friday 12:30 p.m. ENT Conf Rm 5th Floor, Clinic Brain Sieck, MD
Tumor Board – Heme/Malignancy 2nd & 4th Fridays each month 7:30 a.m. Hem/Onc Conf Rm 2nd Floor Benjamin Parsons, MD
Tumor Board – Melanoma 3rd Tuesday each month Noon Rad/Onc Conf Rm 1st Floor Ona Clinic 3A Roger Kwong, MD
Tumor Board – Pulmonary Mondays 7:30 a.m. Board Room, Heritage Kurt Oettel, MD
Tumor Board – Urology Tuesdays Noon CCNW Conf Rm, Legacy, 3rd Floor Thomas Londergan, MD
OB-GYN Ultrasound Case Conference 4th Friday of the month 8 a.m. Legacy 5th Floor Conf. Room Ken Merkitch, MD
Disease Management Various Various Various Jon Zlabek, MD
Palliative Care Conference 2nd Wednesday of the month Noon Rad/Onc Conf. Room 1st Floor Lori Rosenstein, MD, Kelly Fehrenbacher, MD
Dermatology Journal Club 3rd Tuesday of the month 7:30 a.m. Ona 3A (Derm) April Farrell, MD
Bariatric Surgery Conference 2nd & 4th Monday 4:30 p.m. Connelly/Ona 3A Shanu Kothari, MD
Pysch Fellowship Series Fridays 1:00 p.m. Heritage 6th Floor Pt Ed Erin Millard, PsyD
Rheumatology Wednesdays 12:00 p.m. Ona 3A (Derm) Doug White, MD
Podiatry Grand Rounds Mondays 8:00 a.m. Yerly GLMF Bradley Abicht, DPM
Infectious Disease Case Review Thursdays 12:15 p.m. Hospital-Erickson Conf. Room William Agger, MD
Optometric Journal Club Thursdays 12:00 p.m. East Opthal. 4143 Conf. Room Jennifer Gipp, OD

Upcoming Symposia

Symposia are live activities offered throughout the year on a variety of topics.

Current offerings

Education Activity Request/ Suggested Topics for Education

Send an email to

A CME specialist will respond to your request within 5 business days.

External CME Certificate Submittal

Send an email to or contact the CME office at ext. 52281.

A CME specialist will respond to your request within 5 business days.

Transcript Request

Send an email to with the following information:

  • Contact (First and Last Name)
  • Employee ID#
  • Dates Requested

Contact us: or (608) 775-6909

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