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Education Conference

April 14, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, Madison

The Wisconsin Medical Society and Foundation (WisMed) are committed to increasing health equity and access and supporting a strong and diverse physician workforce. Because of this, WisMed created a task force for Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) to positively influence our advocacy and programming in recognition that our diversity makes us stronger. The task force aims to identify and address the effects of racism and other inequities upon our members, our profession and our patients, and has developed this conference's curriculum for physicians and other health care professionals to increase their knowledge on these subjects.

Discounted CME registration is available for WisMed members! Contact to get your coupon code.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity attendees will be able to:

  • Define social determinants of health inequity
  • Describe the effects of social determinants of health inequity and their impact on health care and population health
  • Identify strategies to apply Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion into clinical practice encounters and medical decision-making
  • Identify how the learner will be able to address and dismantle ignorance and its effects on individual and population health



8 – 9 a.m. 
Registration and Breakfast

9 – 9:50 a.m.
Social Determinants of Health and Equity

Sheri Johnson, PhD
Director, Population Health Institute, Professor (CHS), Department of Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health


9:50 – 10:35 a.m.
The Real World: How Does Health Equity Show Up in Practice?

Farah Acher Kaiksow, MD, MPP, FHM
Assistant Professor (CHS), Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health


10:35 – 10:55 a.m.

10:55 – 11:55 a.m.
Panel Discussion: Health Equity Opportunities and Challenges in Rural Wisconsin

Corina Norrbom, MDCorina Norrbom, MD
Assistant Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin–Central Wisconsin


Sonal Chandratre, MD

Regional Medical Director, Aspirus Medical Group, Chief Medical Officer, Aspirus Stevens Point Hospital, Pediatric Endocrinology, Aspirus Stevens Point Hospital


Sarah Brown, MDSarah Brown, MD, MPH

Family Medicine Physician, Gundersen Health System


Noon – 1 p.m.

1 – 2 p.m.
Physician Leadership in Advancing Equity in Health Innovation

Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH
AMA President-Elect, Senior Associate Dean, Medical College of Wisconsin, Director, Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment


2 – 3 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Maternal and Infant Health Inequity

Roanne Osborne, MD, MBA, FAAFP, FASAM, CHCQM
President, Dane County Medical Society, VP, Quartz Health Solutions


Karen Watson, MD, FACOG

OB-GYN, Ascension SE Wisconsin Hospital - St. Joseph’s Campus, Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation 2023 Superhero of Medicine


Jeff Huebner, MD, FAAFP

Lead Medical Officer, Division of Medicaid Services – WI, Department of Health Services



Kalifa Wright, MPH

M1, UW Madison School of Medicine and Public Health




This education is supported by grants from the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment and the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation’s PIC Wisconsin Fund and Charles W. Landis, MD Memorial Fund
Thank you to our Education Planning Committee

Barbara Anderson, MS

Director, Office of Continuing Professional Development, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Chair, Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership


Internal Medicine Hospitalist and Physician Advisor, Ascension Wisconsin

President-Elect, Wisconsin Medical Society

Andrew Norton

MS2, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Jose A Ortiz, Jr, MD

Assistant professor of Orthopedics, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Immediate Past Chief of Staff, Mayo Clinic Health System-Eau Claire

President, Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation

Elizabeth M. Petty, MD

Senior Associate Dean, Academic Affairs; Professor, Department of Pediatrics; Medical Director, Master of Genetic Counselor Studies Program, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Malika L. Siker, MD

Associate Dean of Student Inclusion & Diversity, Office of Academic Affairs

Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology

Student Pillar Faculty Member, Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Institute for the Transformation of Medical Education

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.

Credit Designation Statement
The Wisconsin Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. If you have questions, contact

ADA Compliance Statement
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Wisconsin Medical Society seeks to make this activity accessible to all. If you have a disability, which might require special accommodations, please email

Refund Policy
Registration is not refundable. If you are unable to participate in an activity for which you are registered, you may have a substitute participate in your place.