Annual Conference

Our next annual conference has been set for September 8,9,10 2017

Our agenda will be available in the spring.  We plan to have a well rounded set of clinical lectures, and activities for researchers and students.  Join us!



Motel rooms and 1, 2, and 3 bedroom cabins at the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge have been reserved for the conference. You can view lodging options on their website, but reservations need to be made by phone at (906)289-4403. Let them know that you are part of the conference when you call – we have the entire facility reserved.  Keweenaw Mountain Lodge activities include their scenic 9 hole golf course, outdoor tennis court, Frisbee golf course, and miles of hiking and biking trails.

There are also a variety of other lodging options in Copper Harbor. More information is available at


Bring the whole family for a weekend of fun! Childcare is available during the clinical lectures and social events by arrangement with MaryLynn ‘Nana Dusty’ Juidici. Please contact her in advance to discuss your needs (906)236-4115.


For the purpose of this event, Marquette Alger County Medical Society has as its educational partner Marquette General, A Duke LifePoint Hospital. Marquette General is accredited by the Michigan State Medical Society to provide medical education for physicians. Marquette General designates this live activity for a maximum of 10 AMA/PRA Category 1 credits.

Program Objectives

We believe that the value of this conference is to bring together people from a variety of medical and research backgrounds for education and collaboration in a beautiful relaxed environment. In conjunction with that we provide an excellent continuing medical education course, the objective of which is to update the healthcare providers of the Upper Peninsula region in current thinking about various diagnostic and therapeutic challenges commonly encountered in clinical practice. Specifically, subjects in the areas of wilderness medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics will be reviewed and attendees will be able to implement what they have learned into their daily practice.

Target Audience

The clinical lectures are designed for primary care and specialty care providers interested in the diagnosis and management of clinical problems encountered in general practice, and in wilderness medicine. This would include: family physicians, general practitioners, internists, interested specialty physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. They may also be of interest to medical researchers.


Fees include lectures, educational materials, breakfast and lunch where indicated, coffee and snacks at breaks, the boat cruise, and the Saturday night reception. The social events are available to participants and their family. Please RSVP with the number in your party for the social events on the course registration form.  Checks should be made out to the Marquette-Alger County Medical Society.

MD/DO $600

PA/NP and researchers who wish to attend the full conference $350

Retired physicians $250

Students (including PhD candidates) and residents $150

There is no charge for those who only wish to present at the poster presentation.


2017 planning Committee

Jennifer Dehlin, MD – Family physician, Singletrack Health PC, Assistant medical director Lake Superior Hospice

Zachary Leonard, MD – Orthopedic surgeon, Advanced Center for Orthopedics and Plastic Surgery, Marquette

J. Bryan Dixon, MD – Sports Medicine physician Advanced Center for Orthopedics and Plastic Surgery, Marquette

Christopher Dehlin, MD – Family physician Singletrack Health PC, and Chief Medical Information Officer for UP Health System Marquette

James Addison, MD – Community preceptor Marquette Family Medicine Residency, retired Emergency Medicine physician

William Short, MD – CEO and Community Assistant Dean, MSU-CHM UP Region

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