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Discussion Series: The Medical Profession Through the Lens of Human Flourishing

Participate in a national conversation where healthcare professionals can boldly ask fundamental questions about the profession of medicine, discuss its role in advancing human flourishing and consider how to address factors at the individual, community or societal level that can pose barriers to flourishing.

This series is presented by the Kern National Network for Caring & Character in Medicine through an investment from the Kern Family Trust and Kern Family Foundation.


Civic Responsibility: Healthcare and Democracy

Online | Tuesday, October 26 | 4-5 PM CT

While factors outside practice do significantly affect health outcomes, knowing what role, if any, to play in civic life and policy issues can be challenging for healthcare learners and professionals. To what extent should those in healthcare get involved—and how can they balance personal, professional and organizational values?

In this discussion, moderated by Gregg Margolis, PhD, of the National Academy of Medicine, Drs. Abdul El-Sayed and Jasmine Zapata will share experiences, reflections and their responses to audience questions on navigating civic responsibility.


Learning Objectives
  • Discuss roles healthcare learners and professionals can/should have in U.S. civic life as it relates to healthcare.
  • Consider whether health professionals should play a role in protecting rights beyond healthcare for those who reside in the U.S.
  • Explore ways in which concepts of civic character and engagement apply to healthcare learners and professionals.


REGISTER FREE NOW  through KNN partner UW-Madison

Continuing Education Units are available! See below for accreditation details.

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Who Should Attend?

This educational activity has been designed to meet the needs of all healthcare professions, including:

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Advance practice providers
  • Pharmacists
  • Other healthcare professionals


Members of Health Centers and Systems
  • Chief officers
  • Senior administrators
  • Medical staff
Medical Students & Residents

Continuing Education and Accreditation InformationJointly Accredited Provider - Interprofessional  Continuing Education

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) and the Kern National Network for Caring & Character in Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin. 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.



For Credit Designation Statements, Click Below:

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The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this knowledge-based activity for a maximum of 1.0 hour/
0.1 CEUs of CPE credit. Credit will be provided to NABP CPE Monitor within 45 days after the activity completion.

Universal Activity Number (UAN) will be posted on the UW ICEP course page prior to the start of the event.  


The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 ANCC contact hour.


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

Save the Date

The KNN’s next series will examine external influences affecting the future of human flourishing in the next decade—from social determinants to planetary health. Check back frequently for more details and updates.

Human Flourishing 2030

Hold the date for the following Tuesdays at 4 pm CT: 

  • January 25, 2022
  • April 26, 2022
  • August 23, 2022
  • October 25, 2022




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