Continuing Education

The Department of Emergency Medicine provides multiple opportunities for CME, ranging from departmental Grand Rounds lectures to innovative workshops and symposia, such as the collaborative Wisconsin Emergency Medicine Research Forum and the UW Health-sponsored Emergency Care and Trauma Symposium.

For questions regarding any of continuing education activities listed on this page, please contact Taylor Johnson, MBA, at

Upcoming Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds

Date Title & Speaker
January 26, 2023

“Medical Transport: Past, Present, and Future”

Andrew Cathers, MD
Assistant Professor
Medical Director, UW Health Med Flight
BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

April 6, 2023

Corey Slovis, MD
Professor of Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

April 20, 2023

Penelope Lema, MD
Associate Professor
Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs
Director, Emergency Ultrasound Division
Department of Emergency Medicine
Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

May 4, 2023

Carrie Harvey, MD
Assistant Professor
Assistant Residency Program Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Michigan Medical School

September 7, 2023

Michael Gisondi, MD
Associate Professor
Vice Chair of Education
Department of Emergency Medicine
Stanford University

November 2, 2023

Jennifer Wiler, MD, MBA
Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Chief Quality Officer
UCHealth Metro Denver region

Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds is a weekly multidisciplinary and interprofessional conference series designed to improve a participant’s ability to practice emergency medicine by enhancing knowledge in clinical care, healthcare research, medical education, public health, and innovation implementation. We warmly welcome speakers from diverse backgrounds with knowledge in diversity, equity and inclusion as part of our residency program’s cultural competency curriculum.

Grand Rounds are presented by guest faculty from around the country. Departmental faculty, fellows, residents, and emergency department providers and staff benefit from these clinically relevant lectures and are eligible to receive CME credit for attending live sessions through the UW-Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership.

Grand Round lectures take place Thursday mornings, typically from 10:00-11:00 a.m. CST, either via Zoom or at 800 University Bay Drive in Madison, WI. Upcoming grand rounds lectures are listed in the table above.

A record of past grand rounds lectures can be found here. Continuing education units are not available for past lectures.

Primary Paramedic Course: The UW Health Paramedic Program provides learners with a comprehensive introduction to paramedic care. The program covers patient assessment, personal safety and well-being, emergency pharmacology, medication administration, anatomy and physiology, various medical emergencies and care for trauma patients. Through didactic and clinical experiences, students will develop their advanced level care and management of the sick and injured. Graduates of the program will possess the skills of an entry-level paramedic and will be eligible for a career in emergency medical services, interfacility transport, hospitals or clinics.

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Provided by UW Health Emergency Education Center, this continuing education activity occurs annually in June. Faculty of the Department of Emergency Medicine frequently serve as symposium directors and faculty presenters.

The symposium aims to provide the latest information on pertinent emergency and trauma topics to prehospital and emergency care providers and focuses on practical and clinically relevant information for participants to use in their daily practice. The symposium is intended for prehospital personnel, emergency medical service providers and nurses with an interest in trauma and emergency medicine.

University Hospital is approved as a provider of continuing professional Development by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This conference is pleased to offer contact hours for nurses and CEU’s for Emergency Medical Services.

The 53rd Annual Emergency Care and Trauma Symposium is anticipated to be held in Spring 2023.

Date(s) TBA at

In recognition of the efforts being taken to develop innovative models of care, care for unique patients, and advance the specialty through research, the Wisconsin chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (WACEP) partners with the Departments of Emergency Medicine at both the University of Wisconsin and the Medical College of Wisconsin to host the annual Wisconsin Emergency Medicine Research Forum during its Spring Symposium.

31st Annual Wisconsin Emergency Medicine Research Forum
March 2, 2023
The Edgewater, Madison, WI

Register and submit an abstract by January 5, 2023 »

The Research Forum is a one-day, free event open to researchers at all levels and features oral and poster presentations from faculty and learners. It is designed to provide a venue for faculty and learners to present and evaluate research within Emergency Medicine. Discussion follows each research presentation, with interactive audience participation. A keynote address from a distinguished guest lecturer immediately follows the Forum.

The Research Forum is a joint conference generously sponsored by the:
BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Wisconsin
Department of Emergency Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin
Wisconsin chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians

Questions? Please email


Register and complete your profile in the ICEP Learning Portal, including your mobile number, to text for attendance and credit at live events. If you are having difficulty texting in for credit, please contact

Jointly Accredited By The Accreditation Council For Interprofessional Continuing Education

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statements

American Medical Association (AMA): The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC): The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 ANCC contact hour(s).

Continuing Education Units: The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for a maximum of 0.1 CEUs or a maximum of 1.0 hour(s).