Educational Conferences

We recognize the importance of medical education as an integral component of quality healthcare. We also recognize that our medical staff have a responsibility to be engaged in lifelong learning throughout their careers. Gundersen Medical Foundation aims to achieve excellence in continuing medical education (CME) through educational activities that are built on a platform of evidence-based medicine and adult learning principles. We are committed to sustain an exemplary program of CME that impacts the provision of quality healthcare in the 19 counties that form the core of our clinical service. We provide our staff with educational opportunities that contribute to their life-long professional learning and promote the implementation of new knowledge into clinical practice. It is our goal that our CME programs will contribute to improved performance in our delivery of quality healthcare, and it is our vision that, over time, our CME programs will help us achieve improved outcomes for the patients that we serve.

Content Areas

The content of our CME activities includes primary care, specialty and subspecialty subjects in the field of medicine. The scope of activities involves the body of knowledge and skills recognized and accepted by the medical profession, including the basic medical sciences, clinical medicine, the provision of healthcare to individual patients and populations, and the results of relevant basic science and clinical research. The content of our CME programs is selected, in part, based on ongoing needs assessments performed by the director (coordinator) of each of our various programs.

Target Audience

Our CME target audience includes staff and resident physicians, dentists and podiatrists, as well as associate staff providers and students, including physician assistants and advanced nurse practitioners. However, we encourage all of our healthcare providers to engage in life-long learning, and every interested provider is a welcome participant in our programs.

Types of Activities

Currently most of our CME activities are live activities that occur as regularly scheduled conferences. In addition, we offer a variety of one- and two-day symposia throughout the year. Our CME programs are available to any provider in our service region, regardless of health system affiliation.

Assessment of Results

Our CME activities are intended to enhance physician and other providers’ knowledge and influence their behavior for the purpose of improving physician performance. Over time, we expect that our CME programs will help us achieve improved outcomes for the patients that we serve. The results of our CME activities are assessed as follows:

  • Participant satisfaction
  • Pre- and post-activity knowledge assessment
  • Self-reported change in behavior
  • Our CME leadership regularly interacts with the Gundersen Chief Quality Officer, to select subject material that will enhance our organization’s ongoing efforts to improve measures of physician performance. The Chief Quality Officer also serves as a member of the CME committee.
  • Our CME leadership regularly interacts with the leadership of the Gundersen Peer Review Committee, to identify gaps in staff physician knowledge and performance. The Chair of the Peer Review Committee serves as a member of the CME Committee.

Conference Schedule

Monthly Conference Schedule

Gundersen Medical Foundation supports the development of continuing medical education (CME) programming for physicians. Gundersen provides AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ activities which serve to maintain, develop or increase the knowledge, skills, professional performance, and relationships a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public or the profession. These activities are formally organized and planned educational meetings that cover specific subject areas that are appropriate in depth and scope for the intended physician audience (e.g., conferences, grand rounds, symposia, seminars, departmental scientific meetings). See the Monthly Conference Schedule for a list of upcoming CME offerings.
Noon conferences are held Monday through Thursday from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. in the Overholt Auditorium. See the Monthly Conference Schedule for specific topics. Please note: Not all noon conferences provide CME credit. Those conferences which provide CME credit are designated as CME Credit.

Gundersen Medical Foundation is accredited by the Wisconsin Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians, the Academy of General Dentistry as a provider of continuing dental education, and is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. Gundersen Medical Foundation also holds several accreditations from other agencies to provide continuing education programs for a variety of health professions.

Seminar Planning Information

If you are interested in hosting a seminar that is sponsored by Gundersen Medical Foundation, you must complete an application at least six months prior to your seminar. Below you will find the application link, as well as tools that will assist you in completing the application.

Prior to beginning your application, please contact Jackie Ross, CME Specialist, at cme@gundersenhealth.org or (608) 775-2500.

Gundersen provides AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ activities. Gundersen Medical Foundation is accredited by the Wisconsin Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians, the Academy of General Dentistry as a provider of continuing dental education, and is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. Gundersen Medical Foundation also holds several accreditations from other agencies to provide continuing education programs for a variety of health professions.

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