WCMEW Workforce Summit

Friday, November 2, 2018

WCMEW’s 2018 Interdisciplinary Healthcare Workforce Summit – Registration Now Open!

WMCEW’s recent workforce report projected shortages in the primary care physician workforce, concluding that a coordinated, interdisciplinary approach is needed to ensure access to care for Wisconsin residents. To accomplish this goal, shared tactics among physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, allied health, and others are needed -- with an emphasis on infrastructure and system development. WCMEW’s November Summit provides the ideal forum for these discussions and idea-sharing. Last year, over 100 healthcare professionals convened at WCMEW’s workforce summit to gain valuable insights and work across traditional silos – evaluating models to integrate PAs, exploring systems to mitigate burnout, and identifying effective public policy.

Registration is now available for Creating the Clinical Workforce We Need: Policies, Strategies, and Innovations in Wisconsin – a workforce summit developed by the Wisconsin Council on Medical Education and Workforce. The summit will feature presenters from across the healthcare industry, including human resources, program development, strategic planning, educators, and clinician leaders. The summit will feature keynote Scott Shipman, MD, PhD, Director of Primary Care Initiatives and Workforce Analysis with the Association of American Medical Colleges. Dr. Shipman coordinates primary care-oriented activities across the AAMC, and guides promotion of primary care in emerging high-value ambulatory care models, with a focus on improving care at the interface of primary and specialty care. He also co-founded a Physician Assistant training program in New Hampshire, and consults on new models of care delivery for programs cross the U.S.

  • The full-day event is designed to bring policymakers, implementers, and providers together to bridge silos and work cooperatively to address the healthcare workforce needs today, and in the future. Sessions will include:
  • Resources for Recruitment and Retention: Leveraging Programs and Engagement Initiatives for Today’s Evolving Workforce – An overview of incentive programs and retention strategies for rural and urban providers;
  • Workforce Strategic Planning at Aurora Health Care – Integrating workforce analytics; and
  • Clinical Site Coordination – Ensuring adequate pipelines for PA, NP, Medical and Pharmacy students across Wisconsin, including identification of barriers and opportunities for increased collaboration among traditional competitors;
  • And more – Including data and program development.

Additional presents include, among others, Sunshine Balistreri, Provider Workforce Planning Manager, Aurora Health Care; Lisa Dodson, MD, Central Campus Dean for the Medical College of Wisconsin; and Brenda Reinert, Human Resources Director, Tomah Memorial Medical Hospital.

The summit will take place on Friday, November 2, 2018, 8:30am-4pm, in the Wisconsin Dells. Early-bird registration is available at $200 through September 9. Agenda, lodging, registration, and other details are available.

Please contact Richelle Andrae, WCMEW Program Analyst, with any questions. We look forward to seeing you at the summit!

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