Provide high-quality, low-cost cancer related educational programs for medical professionals in the Southeastern Wisconsin area.
In 1968, a group of physicians representing four Milwaukee Hospitals convened an informal meeting to plan a half day cancer conference, where several national experts would be invited to the Milwaukee area to lecture on Gynecological cancer. They agreed to form a volunteer committee which would meet monthly to plan the conference. The first conference was held in April of 1969 and was supported by the funds contributed by the four hospitals. The conference was a success with over 150 physicians and nurses attending. The attendees requested that another conference be held the following year.
Today the members of the conference board and planning committee has expanded to include a broad scope of care providers including, physicians, nurses, pharmacist, and community organizations, such as the American Cancer Society.
The conference has continued on a yearly basis ever since, with attendance averaging from 350-450 health care professionals, including physicians, surgeons, nurses, pharmacists and other allied health professionals. The educational presentations feature up to date information presented by national experts on cancer prevention, screening, treatment and supportive care. The primary goal of the conference is to increase awareness of the newest treatment and support modalities that can be utilized for the oncology patient population cared for by the attendees.
- Paul Ritch, MD — Chairman
- Teri Vega Stromberg, MSN — Vice Chairman
- Gerald Kallas, MD — Treasurer
- Mary Kissinger, RHIA, CTR — Secretary
- Joseph Bovi, MD
- Carrie Riccobono MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, OCN
- Charles Bomzer, MD
- Beth Brunner, CHES
- Lynn Czaplewski, RN
- Bj Gruling, RPh
- Gerald Hanson, MD
- Julie Jensen, RN, MSN
- Thomas Jensen, MD
- Kirk Ludwig, MD
- Laura Raftery, MD
- Lisa Robinson, RHIA, CTR
- Deanna Birling, MSN, ANP-BC, AOCNP