University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Plenary and Keynote Speakers: Archive

2018 Speakers

2018 Grand Rounds Lecture 

Diabetes & CVD: Have We Found the Holy Grail?
Silvio E. Inzucchi, MD
Professor, Yale School of Medicine
Medical Director, Yale Diabetes Center


Silvio E. Inzucchi, MD

2018 Plenary Speaker 

Next-generation phenotyping: research use of electronic health records
Véronique L. Roger MD, MPH

Founding Director, Mayo Clinic Kern Center for the Science of Healthcare Delivery
Elizabeth C. Lane PhD, and Nadine M. Zimmerman PhD, Professor of Internal Medicine
Professor of Epidemiology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Dr. Veronique Roger

2018 Keynote Speaker

Asthma exacerbations: When sneezing begets wheezing

Nizar Jarjour, MD
Professor and Division Head
Department of Medicine - Division of Allergy, Pulmonary
and Critical Care Medicine
President, UW Medical Foundation

Dr. Nizar Jarjour

2017 Speakers

2017 Grand Rounds Lecture (8:00 am, Friday, June 9, 2017):

Diet, Microbiome and Health: Past, Present & Future
Cindy D. Davis, PhD
Director of Grants and Extramural Activities
Office of Dietary Supplements
National Institutes of Health


Dr. Cindy Davis

2017 Plenary Speaker (12:15 pm, Friday, June 9, 2017):

“Microbiome Initiatives: From the White House to UW-Madison”
Jo Handelsman, PhD
Director, Wisconsin Institute of Discovery
Professor of Plant Pathology

Dr. Jo Handelsman

2017 Closing Speaker (2:45 pm, Friday, June 9, 2017):

“True Translational Research – Bench to Bedside to Practice”
Patrick McBride, MD, MPH, FACC
Professor, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Department of Medicine

Dr. Patrick McBride

2016 Speakers

2016 Grand Rounds Lecture (8:00 am, Friday, June 3, 2016):

“Is GLP-1 a hormone: Whether and when?”
David D'Alessio, MD
Associate Director, Duke Molecular Physiology Institute
Professor, Department of Medicine
Director, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition

David D'Alessio, MD

2016 Keynote Speaker (12:00 pm, Friday, June 3, 2016):

“Inherited Arrhythmia Syndromes: 50 Years of Progress”
Craig T January, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Craig T January, MD, PhD

2015 Speakers

2015 Grand Rounds Lecture (8:00 am, Friday, May 29, 2015):

“Implementation research: developing the scientific basis for quality improvement”
Jeremy Grimshaw, MBChB, PhD
Senior Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Full Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa
Director, Cochrane Canada
Canada Research Chair in Health Knowledge Transfer and Uptake

Jeremy Grimshaw, MBChB, PhD

2015 Keynote Speaker (12:00 pm, Friday, May 29, 2015):

“Asthma Exacerbations: Clues to causes, mechanisms and treatment”
William W Busse, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

William W Busse, MD

2014 Speakers

2014 Plenary Lecture:

Ronald Petersen, MD, PhD
Director of the Mayo Alzheimer's Disease Research Center,
Mayo Clinic
"How Early Can We Diagnose Alzheimer's Disease?"

Ronald Petersen, MD, PhD

2014 Keynote Speaker:

Elizabeth McNally, MD, PhD
Director, Institute for Cardiovascular Research and Director
Cardiovascular Genetics Cinic, The University of Chicago
"Cardiovascular Genetics: A Model for Personalized Medicine?"

Elizabeth McNally, MD, PhD

2013 Speakers

2013 Grand Rounds Lecture:

David S Wilkes, MD
Associate Vice President for Research
Executive Associate Dean for Research Affairs
Indiana University
"Autoimmunity to Type V Collagen: An Emerging Paradigm in Lung Disease"

David S Wilkes, MD

2013 Plenary Lecture:

Michael C Fiore, MD, MPH, MBA
Director, Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention
Indiana University
"Eliminating Tobacco Dependence from our Society - 25 Years of UW Department of Medicine Progress"

Michael C Fiore, MD, MPH, MBA

2012 Speaker

2012 Plenary Lecture:

Phillip Greenland, MD
Sr. Associate Dean for Cinical and Translational Research
Director, Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute
Northwestern University
"Comparative Effectiveness of Coronary Calcium Scanning for CVD Risc Prediction: The Translational Paradigm"

Phillip Greenland, MD

2011 Speaker

2011 Plenary Lecture:

Gary B Huffnagle, PhD
Professor of Internal Medicine (Pulmonary) and Microbiology/Immunology
University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI
"The Lungs, The Gut and The Microbiome: A Love Story"

Gary B Huffnagle, PhD

2010 Speaker

2010 Plenary Lecture:

David Moore, PhD
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Orphans no more: nuclear receptors and metabolism"

David Moore, PhD

2009 Speaker

2009 Plenary Lecture:

Pamela B Davis, MD, PhD
Dean, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University
"Adventures in Cystic Fibrosis: Changing the Face of a Disease in a Generation"

Pamela B Davis, MD, PhD

2008 Speaker

2008 Plenary Lecture:

V Craig Jordan, OBE, PhD, DSc
VP of Research, Fox Chase Cancer Center
"Translational Research in Breast Cancer at the UWCCC that changed Medical Practice"

V Craig Jordan, OBE, PhD, DSc