17076 Milwaukee Academy of Medicine - Physician Involvement in Prescription Opioid Reform in Wisconsin - October 17, 2017
1335th  Meeting
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Milwaukee Academy of Medicine
Wisconsin Club
900 West Wisconsin Avenue
6:00 PM Registration
6:30 PM Dinner   ($48.00 payable by check)
7:30 PM Presentation
Reservations Required by 10/17/17


Physician Involvement in Prescription Opioid Reform in Wisconsin

Tim Westlake, MD, FACEP, FFSMB

Emergency Physician

State Medical Examining Board - Vice Chairman

State Controlled Substances Board - Member

Governors Taskforce on Opioid Abuse - Member


Learn the story behind how the prescription opioid reform strategy in Wisconsin has been influenced by input from the medical community.  Get an inside look at the crafting of the policy and legislation that is widely regarded as leading the country.

Dr. Westlake is a Wisconsin native, who has practiced for the past 17 years as Emergency Physician at Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital.  After being appointed to the Medical Examining Board in 2012, he has worked closely with state legislators, agencies and policy makers and guided and became the physician architect of the State's prescription opioid reform strategy.  He has also worked with both Wisconsin US Senators on several opioid reform bills (the VA opioid reforms as found in title IX of the recently passed CARA Act, also the pain scale ending PROP Act, as well as the fentanyl analog scheduling SOFA Act).  He was just named the 2017 Physician Citizen of the Year by the Wisconsin Medical Society for all his volunteer efforts in shaping prescription opioid reform. 




ACCME Accreditation Statement:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Medical College of Wisconsin and Milwaukee Academy of Medicine. The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Course details

Target audience

  • Physicians of all medical specialties

Learning objectives

  • explore the role physicians should/can have in policy decisions
  • understand the opioid prescribing guidelines
  • examine the role of government regulation in the practice of medicine


Wisconsin Club
900 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53233
United States

Faculty & credentials

Activity Director
Jack Kleinman, MD
Department of Nephrology
Medical College of Wisconsin
Program Committee Members:
Ellen Blank, M.D.
Arthur Derse, M.D., J.D.
Thomas Heinrich, M.D.
Matthew Lee, M.D.
Daryl Melzer, M.D.
Carol Pohl, M.D.
Tod Poremski, M.D.
Alonzo Walker, M.D.
Tim Westlake, MD, FACEP, FFSMB

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



ABMS Core Competencies: 
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Systems-based Practice

CME Coordinator Contact Information

Amy John, Executive Director
Phone Number:: 
+1 (414) 456-8249
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