2023 WREN Conference

2023 WREN Conference

Friday, June 2, 2023
10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Arboretum Visitor Center
2880 Longenecker Drive

Including Historically Underrepresented Populations in Primary Care Research

Register Online until May 24th

There is no registration fee but donations to help fund the conference will gladly be accepted. 

Please join us for a thought-provoking day to:

  • Learn about projects using community engagement and collaboration with historically underrepresented populations in primary care research.
  • Network with colleagues to discuss best practices and identify opportunities for collaboration in primary care research.
  • Understand ways to successfully collaborate on research projects with community members through a panel discussion.

The day will begin with keynote speaker, Michelle Robinson, PhD, MS; Director, Office of Health Equity (OHE), Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) presenting on The Historical and Contemporary Context of Medical Distrust and What It Will Take to Repair.

James DeLine, MD, LaFarge Medical Clinic-Vernon Memorial Healthcare will follow by sharing Opportunities for Primary Care Research in Rare Disorders – My Experience with the Amish & Mennonite Communities.

Next, an expert panel led by Earlise Ward, PhD, Professor, UW Madison – Department of Family Medicine and Community Health (DFMCH) will talk about Real World Examples of Conducting Research in Historically Underrepresented Communities.  Panelists include:  Yohualli B. Anaya, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, UW Madison – Department of Family Medicine and Community Health (DFMCH);  Al Castro, MS, CSW, Program Director at the United Community Center Milwaukee, WI, UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research Co-CCHE Research Ambassador;  Gale Johnson, MPA, Director, Wisconsin Well Woman Program, Wisconsin Department of Health Services, and Maichou Lor, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, UW Madison School of Nursing.

Panel members will then lead small discussion groups allowing conference participants more in-depth conversation.

Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided.  All sessions will be in-person (livestream will not be provided).

Questions?  Contact wren@fammed.wisc.edu

CME/CE Disclosure

Jointly accredited providersIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Wisconsin Research & Education Network (WREN) and SSM Health. SSM Health 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.

  • SSM Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • SSM Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 ANCC contact hours.

All participants are eligible to receive a certificate of completion.

Convocation of Practices

The WREN Convocation of Practices provides a forum for WREN associates to receive updates on current and future projects, present preliminary study results, and conduct WREN business.

Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit

This event brings together nationally important voices in the fields of health care, adult literacy and health care policy to address health literacy from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Wisconsin Research & Education Network (WREN)

Contact Information

For more information or to support our work, please contact:

Wisconsin Research & Education Network
UW Department of Family Medicine & Community Health
610 N Whitney Way, STE 200
Madison, WI 53705-2700

(608) 262-1112