The Iams-Tuffli Lectureship is an annual lecture series on the practice of pediatrics. The series is named after the late Alexander Iams, MD, and Gordon Tuffli, MD, two Madison-based pediatricians and friends who embodied the lecture series’ goal of promoting camaraderie in the field of pediatrics. After Iams passed away in 1984, his family – including son and daughter-in-law Jay and Pat Iams – established a memorial fund and lecture series to honor his 35+ years in pediatrics. The annual lecture covers a diverse range of topics relevant to pediatricians in both private and academic settings. Additionally, the memorial fund generously pays for the registration fees for all participants.
The 2023 Iams-Tuffli Lectureship will be held on Thursday, May 11, 2023 via Zoom, followed by an evening community reception.
Alexander Iams, MD
Alexander M. Iams received his undergraduate education at Washington & Jefferson College and his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed a postgraduate residency in pediatrics at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Iams began practicing pediatrics in Madison in 1948. During his time at the clinic on 20 S. Park Street he met and worked with Dr. Gordon Tuffli, were they became close friends. Dr. Iams worked in the Madison area until his passing on February 13, 1984 at the age of 66.
Gordon Tuffli, MD
Gordon Tuffli, MD, served in the U.S. Coast Guard for four years as a Hospital Corpsman. He then received his medical degree from the UW-Madison in 1964 and worked as a local pediatrician at the Jackson Clinic and in the Pediatric Endocrinology Department. Dr. Tuffli and Dr. Iams were partners at the 20 S. Park Street clinic and Dr. Tuffli coordinated the Iams-Gephardt lectureship for many years until his retirement in 1998. From 1999-2001, Dr. Tuffli proudly served as a mentor to UW Medical School students. Dr. Tuffli died on January 22, 2020 at the age of 85, after a long and courageous battle against Parkinson’s Disease.
In support of improving patient care, 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.
Credit Designation Statements
American Board of Pediatrics
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessment of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 1.0 MOC point in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit. Participant completion information will be shared with the ABP through PARS. By recording your attendance at this event, you are giving UW-ICEP permission to share this information with ABP.
American Medical Association (AMA)
The University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 ANCC contact hour(s).
Continuing Education Units
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for 0.1 CEUs or 1.0 hour(s).
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2021 – Tina Iyama-Kurtycz, MD “Autism Spectrum Disorder: Stories from a Parent-Pediatrician”
2019 – David T. Bernhardt, MD; Nicholas A. Kuehnel, MD; James E. Svenson, MD “Is there a Doctor in the House?”
2018 – Eric Post, PhD, ATC “The Who, What, and Why of Sport Specialization”
2016 – Norman C. Fost, MD, MPH “Current Controversies in Newborn Screening”
2015 – Gregory Landry, MD “30 Pearls for 30 Years”
2014 – Maria A. Stanley, MD “Caring for the Child with Down Syndrome: Health Guidelines and Beyond”
2013 – Hermine Brunner, MD, MSc, MBA, FAAP, FACR “Meet the Professor: Answering Questions about Careers in Clinical Research”
2012 – David Allen, MD “All Fat in Children is Not Created Equal: Epigenetics, Ethnicity, and Ethics”
2011 – Sharon M. Bartosh, MD “Updates in Pediatric Nephrology” and Larry A Greenbaum, MD, PhD “Three Children with Electrolyte problems”
2010 – Carl Stafstrom, MD, PhD “Headaches in Children: Letting Patients Draw Their Diagnosis” and N. Paul Rosman, MD “Neurofibromatosis: The Most Protean Phakomatosis – From Von Reckinghausen (1882) to the “Elephant Man” (1886) to Madison, Wisconsin (2010)”
2009 – Frederick P. Zuspan, MD “Disparity in Preterm Birth” and De-Ann M. Pillers, MD “The Late Preterm Infant: The Newest Frontier in Neonatal Medicine”
2008 – Jeffrey A. Towbin, MD “The Genetics of Cardiomyopathy” and J. Carter Ralphe, MD “Metabolic Syndrome during Childhood: Can Pediatricians Prevent Adult Cardiovascular Disease?”
2007 – Joyce M.C. Teng, MD, PhD “Non-Vascular Birthmarks: When and What to Worry” and Gary P. Williams MD “Uncommon and Confounding Presentations of Common Dermatologic Conditions”
2006 – Dana E. Johnson, MD, PhD “”Orphanage Delays and Disabilities: Deprivation, Disease, Drink/Drugs, Diet or DNA?” and James H. Conway, MD “Infectious Issues in Intercountry Adoption: Evaluating the International Adoptee”
2005 – Diane J. Nugent, MD “Immune Thrombocytopenia: Current Concepts and Novel Therapies” and Carol A. Diamond, MD “What’s New in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Hemophilia and von Willebrand Disease”
2004 – Greg Redding, MD “Bronchitis and Bronchiectasis in Children: Considerations of Productive Cough” and Marzana E. Krawiec, MD “Common Etiologies of Interstitial Lung Disease in Children”
2003 – Stephen F. Kemp, MD, PhD “Bone Age Determination: What Can A Bone Age Tell Us?” and Gordon A. Tuffli, MD “Safety and Side Effect Concerns Associated with Growth Hormone Therapy”
2002 – B. Li, MD “Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome: Light Emerging from the Black Box” and Robert H. Judd, MD “Recurrent Abdominal Pain in Children”
2000 – Dr. Jay Iams, MD “Prenatal Management at the Margins of Viability” and Julie Kessel, MD “The Role of the Fetal Immune System in Pre-Term Delivery”