The Violence Epidemic: Justice, Public Health and Ethics

On June 13, 2017, the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities at the Medical College of Wisconsin is sponsoring a conference on the epidemic of violence, particularly in Milwaukee, and the associated justice, public health and ethics concerns raised by this epidemic.  The impetus for this conference was, in part, the violence last summer in Milwaukee’s Sherman Park neighborhood and subsequent conversations with local government leaders, public health researchers, policy makers and health care professionals about the ongoing need to examine this pressing topic in our local community from the perspectives of justice, public health and ethics.

ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 6.5 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Psychology CE Credit Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  The Medical College of Wisconsin maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

This activity contains content or processes that may be potentially stressful.

Please note that a non-refundable $3.50 processing fee is assessed on all registrations.

Course details

Target audience


Allied Health Care Professionals


Social Workers


Learning objectives

  1. Examine the causes and contexts of violence in our community from perspectives of justice, public health and ethics.
  2. Prioritize values of safety, individual liberty, justice, ethics and the public health of the community.
  3. Describe approaches through which community leaders, health care professionals, policy makers, law enforcement and others might best address violence in the community.


Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road Alumni Center
Milwaukee, WI 53226
United States

Faculty & credentials


Cynthiane Morgenweck, MD, MA

Jo Weis, PhD

Beth Thorson, MSW



Arthur Derse, MD, JD

Tom Barrett, Mayor

John Densmore, MD

Kent Lovern, JD

Chad Oldfather, JD

Bevan Baker, PhD

Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH

Michael McBride, MD

Fabrice Jotterand, PhD

Staci Young, PhD

Paul Brodwin, PhD



All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose.

ABMS Core Competencies: 
Medical Knowledge
Interpersonal and Communication Skills

CME Coordinator Contact Information

Diane Kramer
Phone Number:: 
+1 (414) 955-8498
This activity closed on September 8th, 2017 and is no longer available for enrollments.