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Medical College of Wisconsin: Former British Prime Minister David Cameron is keynote speaker at the Medical College of Wisconsin Healthcare Dinner

Contact: Holly Botsford, External Relations and Engagement Manager Office of Communications
Medical College of Wisconsin

Milwaukee, Wisconsin David Cameron, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2010 to 2016, served as the keynote speaker for the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) 2017 Healthcare Dinner on Nov. 14 at The U.S. Courthouse and Federal Office Building in Milwaukee. The event is hosted annually by MCWs Digestive Disease Center Board, a group of community leaders who raise awareness of digestive diseases and funds for research.

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The Digestive Disease Center at MCW has a tradition of excellence that spans four decades. The unique collaboration of physicians and scientists provides a multidisciplinary approach to patient care, research and education in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of digestive diseases such as; dysphagia, acid related disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, pancreaticobiliary diseases, hepatology, liver transplantation, womens health and functional bowel disorders, and gastrointestinal cancer and esophageal cancer surveillance and treatment.

With a history dating back to 1893, The Medical College of Wisconsin is dedicated to leadership and excellence in education, patient care, research and community engagement. More than 1,250 students are enrolled in MCWs medical school and graduate school programs in Milwaukee, MCW-Green Bay, and MCW-Central Wisconsin in 2016. MCWs School of Pharmacy opened in 2017. A major national research center, MCW is the largest research institution in the Milwaukee metro area and second largest in Wisconsin. In FY2016, faculty received more than $225 million in external support for research, teaching, training and related purposes. This total includes highly competitive research and training awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Annually, MCW faculty direct or collaborate on more than 3,100 research studies, including clinical trials. Additionally, more than 1,650 physicians provide care in virtually every specialty of medicine for more than 530,000 patients annually.

The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin regional health network is a partnership between Froedtert Health and the Medical College of Wisconsin supporting a shared mission of patient care, innovation, medical research and education. Our health network operates eastern Wisconsin's only academic medical center and adult Level I Trauma Center at Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee, an internationally recognized training and research center engaged in thousands of clinical trials and studies. The Froedtert & MCW health network, which also includes four community hospital campuses, more than 1,600 physicians and nearly 40 health centers and clinics, draws patients from throughout the Midwest and the nation. In our most recent fiscal year, outpatient visits exceeded 1.1 million, inpatient admissions to our hospitals were 49,250 and visits to our network physicians totaled 932,000. For more information, visit froedtert.com.

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