Annual Meeting education conference     April 17 & 18, 2020     Monona Terrace, Madison, WI
Annual Meeting education conference
April 17 & 18, 2020
Monona Terrace, Madison, WI
This two-day conference will explore emerging health care trends within the transition zone of adolescence to young adulthood. With an emphasis on mental and behavioral health, sexual health, adolescent lifestyles and complex diseases, there’s something for everyone, plus the opportunity to network with colleagues from all specialties. Click here for a brochure detailing the event and here for more information about each of the speakers.

Bringing your family? Visit Destination Madison for free activities and family fun! 

Agenda at a Glance



Health Policy in 2019 and Beyond, Amanda Starc, PhD, Associate Professor of Strategy at the Kellogg School of Management and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Friday Morning: Focus on Mental and Behavioral Health

  • Substance Abuse, Tim Cordes, MD

  • Mental Health at the Crossroads of Early Adult Life, Claudia Reardon, MD, MPH

  • Bullying Updates: Research, Policy and Clinical Practice, Megan Moreno, MD, MSED, MPH

  • The Case for Emotional Trauma as a Major Determinant of Youth Development, Tim Grove, MSSW

  • Q & A

Friday Afternoon: Focus on Sexual Health

  • STDs & STIs, Sheryl Henderson, MD, PhD

  • Pregnancy Prevention in Adolescents, Paula Cody, MD, MPH

  • Transforming Care for Transgender, Nonbinary and Gender Diverse Young People, Brittany Allen, MD

  • Emerging Trends and Best Practice in Women’s Health on College Campuses, Mary Landry, MD, FACOG

  • Q & A

Friday Night: Foundation Annual Event

Mark your calendars! The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation's Annual Fundraising Dinner and Silent Auction will be from 5pm-8:30pm on Friday, April 17.



Childhood Adversity and Lifelong Health: The Science Behind Trauma-informed Care, Pamela McGranahan, DNP, RN, Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin Madison School of Nursing, DNP Program Director

Sponsored by the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation through the PIC Wisconsin Outcomes Research Project Endowment and the James and Clara M. Joss Memorial Research Trust.

Saturday Morning: Focus on Present-day Adolescent Lifestyles

  • Facts, Falsehoods & Fads in Adolescent Nutrition, Kimberly Hornbeck, MD, FAAP

  • Obesity & Sedentary Behavior, Srividya Kidambi, MD

  • The Many Faces of Eating Disorders, Keisha Adams, MD

  • The E-cigarette Epidemic, Louella Amos, MD

  • Q & A 

Saturday Afternoon: Focus on Complex Diseases

  • The Transition to Adulthood for Patients with Intellectual and Physical Disabilities, Karin Goodfriend, MD, MPT

  • Patched but not Cured: Transitioning to Adulthood in Patients with Congenital Heart Disease, Scott Cohen, MD

  • A Bridge to Somewhere: The Importance of Establishing Long-term Care for Pediatric and AYA Cancer Survivors, Rachel Phelan, MD, MPH

  • Managing Athletes with Chronic Medical Conditions, Craig Young, MD

  • Q & A

Networking & Exhibit Reception

Education Credit

Accreditation Statement
The Wisconsin Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement
The Wisconsin Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAFP Credit Statement
This Live activity, Navigating the Transition Zone: from Adolescence through Young Adulthood, with a beginning date of 04/17/2020, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 10.75 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

If you have questions, contact Brianna Farwell at 608.442.3791.


A block of rooms has been reserved at The Hilton Monona Terrace, Madison, at the special rate of $169. Call the hotel at 608.255.5100 for room reservations using the group name WMS 2020 Annual Convention, or register online using the code WMS20. The deadline for this special room rate is Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

Thank you to our exhibitors!