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Doctor Day 2024 Agenda
Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Doctor Day 2024 Schedule

7:30am - 9:00am

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

Moderated By: Michael Blumenfeld, Blumenfeld & Associates, LLC


Beth Menzel, MD; President Elect & Legislative Co-Chair, Wisconsin Association of Family Physicians (WAFP)

Sabrina Hofmeister, DO, FAAFP; Legislative Co-Chair, Wisconsin Association of Family Physicians (WAFP)

Lisa Maurer, MD, FACEP; Legislative Chair & Board of Director, WI Chapter, American College of Emergency Physicians (WACEP)

Ryan Knocke; Chief of Staff, Senate Minority Leader Dianne Hesselbein

Jenny Toftness; Chief of Staff, Speaker Robin Vos

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 2024. 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! 

9:00am-9:45am Breakout Sessions

Connection to Care: How to Build the Power to Protect Your Patients and Your Practice

Joel Charles, MD, MPH

With rising threats to our practices and our patients' health, it is more important than ever for physicians to make their voices heard together. And yet too many physicians feel a lack of agency and isolation in the face of seemingly intractable problems. Using his highly successful organization as a case study, Dr. Charles will provide an overview of best practices for how physicians can turn their values into connection with colleagues, and that connection into power to protect their practices, patients, and communities

Artificial Intelligence

William Hogan, MD, MS; Medical College of Wisconsin, Founding Director of MCW's Data Science Institute & Andrew Nencka, PhD; Medical College of Wisconsin, Associate Professor; Associate Director, Center for Imaging Research (CIR); Section of Imaging Research, Division of Imaging Sciences

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a rapidly emerging field which holds the potential to impact all areas of life, including healthcare, education, patient care, and biomedical research. The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is at the cutting edge of these innovations; for example, by launching a Data Science Institute focusing on developing the specialized data science workforce needed in healthcare. This institute will bring together AI solutions across the organization. MCW’s AI approach emphasizes academic freedom to explore AI's potential, while maintaining ethical oversight, educating students, prioritizing human validation, and forming industry and clinical partnerships to implement appropriate tools. Join us for this discussion to explore harnessing AI to benefit patients, providers, and students, while contributing to the broader discourse on AI’s role in healthcare.

9:45am-10:00: Break



Governor Evers has been invited to join us and address attendees!



Legislative Panel 

JR Ross, WisPolitics moderates a Legislative Panel discussion featuring; 

State Senator Dan Feyen

State Senator Dianne Hesselbein

State Representative Mark Born

State Representative Greta Neubauer

11:15am-11:30am: Box Lunch & Sit with your District


Priority Issues Briefing & Prep for Visits

Time to prep at tables and Q&A

1:15pm - White Coat Group Picture at the Capitol in the Rotunda - 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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