The 3rd Annual Medical College of Wisconsin and
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
Endocrine Surgery Symposium - May 13-14, 2011

Symposium Location
Medical College of Wisconsin Alumni Center, 8701 Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226

Erika Rohde, Event Coordinator, (414) 805-2093 or

This two-day multidisciplinary course will spotlight on the current approaches to the management of thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, and neuroendocrine pancreas tumors. The management of inherited syndromes also will be discussed. Audience participation is encouraged through question-and-answer sessions, case presentations, and panel discussions.

Educational Objectives
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the treatment options in the management of well-differentiated thyroid cancers
  • Describe the evaluation and options for localization studies and surgical management of primary hyperparathyroidism
  • Outline the evaluation and management of functional tumors of the adrenal gland
  • Review multidisciplinary approaches to the treatment of neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas
  • Discuss the genetic evaluation and surgical management of inherited endocrine syndromes

Target Audience

  • Endocrine Surgeons
  • General Surgeons
  • Endocrinologists
  • Otolaryngologists
  • Surgical Oncologists
  • Primary Care Physicians
  • Fellows, Residents, and Students
  • Allied Health Professionals

Educational Method
The format will include lectures from leaders in each field along with discussion. There will also be case presentations in a tumor board format led by moderators with ample opportunity for questions and answers.

A course evaluation form will be provided to all attendees upon arrival, with the opportunity to comment on the value of the program content to their practice decisions, performance improvement activities, or impact on patient health status.

Accreditation and Designation
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the essential areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the Medical College of Wisconsin. The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this education activity for a maximum of 11.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Symposium Parking
Medical College of Wisconsin, Alumni Center
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Free parking is available on the day of the event in the lot directly across from the main entrance to the Medical College of Wisconsin located on 87th Street.

Crowne Plaza Hotel
10499 West Innovation Drive
Wauwatosa, WI 53226

The Crowne Plaza Hotel is located in Wauwatosa, just a few minutes west of Froedtert Hospital and 10 minutes to downtown (414) 475-9500 or (877) 277-6963. When making reservations, please mention the Medical College of Wisconsin Endocrine Surgery Symposium to receive the discounted rate.


General Mitchell International Airport

If you require transportation from/to the airport and to any of the scheduled events, a list of transportation services has been provided below for your convenience.

Airport & Beyond, LLC
(Lincoln/Town Cars)
Contact: Lew Litscher
(262) 613-3670

Airport Towncar Express, LLC
(Luxury transportation)
(414) 329-3000 or (414) 443-1900

Yellow Cab Service
(414) 271-1800

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Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
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