Doctor Day 2021 Agenda

Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Presented Virtually

Schedule subject to change

9:00 am    Welcoming Remarks

9:15 am      Keynote Address

10:00 am    Policy & Politics Panel Discussion

10:45 am    Policy Updates/Breakout Sessions

11:45 am     Priority Issues Briefing

1:00 pm      Legislative Visits - Group A

2:00 pm      Legislative Visits - Group B

3:00 pm      Legislative Visits - Group C

10:45 am: Policy Updates / Breakout Sessions

9:15 am Opening Keynote Address featuring
AMA President, Susan R. Bailey MD


Dr. Susan R. Bailey, a distinguished allergist/immunologist from Fort Worth, Texas, is the 175th president of the American Medical Association. Doctor Bailey's presentation, What Will Healthcare Look Like Post COVID-19?, will touch on delivery of care, rebounding from physician stress, and the impact of the pandemic on the physician workforce. 

10:00 am Policy & Politics Panel Discussion


Joint Finance Committee Leaders

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The policy and politics panel will include members of the powerful budget-writing Joint Committee on Finance. Committee co-chairs Representative Mark Born (R-Beaver Dam) and Senator Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green) will be joined by their Democrat colleagues Representative Evan Goyke (D-Milwaukee) and Representative Greta Neubauer (D-Racine).  


You will hear a first-hand account of important budget topics, and during the middle of budget negotiations. This includes policy related to the Department of Health Services and funding for the Medicaid Program. This is a great opportunity to hear differing views on policy and spending priorities for the 2021-23 Biennial Budget and current legislative session.


Legal Update

Axley attorneys Guy DuBeau and Aneet Kaur will review the landscape of litigation trends, scope of practice developments and more.

Public Health

Milwaukee Health Commissioner Kirsten Johnson will lead a discussion of the local public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Health Equity

Wisconsin has an overall health disparities grade of “D”.  What are we doing to achieve long-lasting and equitable health outcomes? Guests: WI Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes and WI DHS Secretary-designee Karen Timberlake.