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Doctor Day 2023 Agenda
Thursday, June 15, 2023

Doctor Day 2023 Schedule (subject to change)

7:30am - 9:00am

8:00am - 9:00am
First-Time Attendee Orientation (optional)

Aaron Collins, Chief of Staff, Senate Minority Melissa Agard

Jennifer Malcore, Chief of Staff, Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu

Beth Menzel, MD, President Elect, Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians
Lois A Connolly, MD, FACHE, FASA, Wisconsin Association of Anesthesiologists
Moderated by: Michael Blumenfeld, Blumenfeld & Associates, LLC

Whether this is your first Doctor Day or you want to make sure you are ready for your legislative meetings, this session will prepare you for Doctor Day 2023. During this session we will cover the History of Doctor Day and its multi-specialty partnership, why physician advocacy is important, do’s and don’ts of the legislative process, and more! 



Breakout Sessions
These popular breakout sessions provide an opportunity for attendees to learn more about specific topic in a smaller setting. Each breakout will feature subject matter experts and physicians from across the state presenting on a designated set of topics. 

Breakout 1: Communications/ Media Training 101

Brad Burmeister, MD, FACEP, Wisconsin Chapter, American College of Emergency Physicians

Moderated by Mark Grapentine, JD, WMS Chief Policy & Advocacy Officer

Breakout 2: Physician Wellness

Frank J. Lexa, MD, MBA, FACR, Vice-President, American College of Radiology
Jim Lorence, WMS Chief Value and Engagement Officer

Moderated by Ian Weissman, DO, FACR, President, Wisconsin Radiological Society

Breakout 3: Legal Update

Diane Welsh, Partner at Pines Bach, LLP
Moderated by: Ramie Zelenkova, Hubbard Wilson & Zelenkova, LLC


Welcome & Keynote Address
Welcome Remarks by WMS Board Chair, Jerry L. Halverson, MD, DFAPA

We are excited to welcome Wisconsin physician and AMA President, Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH as this year's keynote speaker! 

Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH, is president of the American Medical Association. Dr. Ehrenfeld is also a senior associate dean, tenured professor of anesthesiology and director of the largest statewide public health philanthropy organization, Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

His keynote address to Doctor Day attendees will focus on current challenges physicians face as they emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, and what both organized medicine and individual physicians are doing and can do.


State Agency Round Table
Nathan Houdek, Commissioner of Insurance

Tom Ryan, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board

Ryan Westergaard, MD, PhD, MPH, 
Chief Medical Officer and State Epidemiologist for Communicable Diseases, Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Moderated by WMS Chief Policy & Advocacy Officer Mark Grapentine, JD

Priority Issues Briefing

  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) Legislation (learn more)

    • Mark Grapentine, JD, WMS Chief Policy & Advocacy Officer​
  • Extended Medicaid Coverage for New Moms to One Year Post-Partum (learn more)

    • Amy Domeyer-Klenske, MD, Wisconsin Section ACOG Chair​

    • Ramie Zelenkova, Hubbard Wilson & Zelenkova, LLC


Lunch & Prep for Legislative Visits

1:15pm - White Coat Group Picture at the Capitol - Bring your White Coat! 

Legislative Visits - Visits will be scheduled by district and communicated to registered attendees prior to Doctor Day.

3:30pm-5:00pm - Reception @ Madison's | 119 King Street | Madison, WI

Head over to Madison's to for food, drinks and to connect with friends and colleagues.


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