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Resolution comments due April 1; make plans for CME program, Advocacy Day

The Wisconsin Medical Society reminds members that April 1 is the deadline to submit comments online about resolutions and reports that will be considered at the Society’s Annual Meeting April 13-14 in Madison. A conference call also will be held April 1 for Specialty Section leaders who would like to discuss the resolutions. In addition, members are invited to participate in Advocacy Day on April 12 and a continuing medical education (CME) program April 13.

Comments about resolutions and reports may be submitted via the online Virtual Reference Committees, which were created to facilitate increased participation in the Society’s policy-making process and allow members who cannot attend the Annual Meeting to submit their views on resolutions.

To participate in the Specialty Section call April 1, call 888.394.8197 and enter passcode 421816. The call begins at 6 p.m. If you have any questions, e-mail Chris Rasch in the Society’s Government Relations Department or call him at 608.442.3791.

The CME program, which is open to all Society members, begins at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 13 with a presentation about advance care planning by Ken Kephart, MD, of Fairview Senior Services and the University of Minnesota Medical School. From 4 to 5 p.m., Society Board member Richard Dart, MD, will offer a presentation about the national Million Hearts™ initiative. A nephrologist, Dr. Dart is a member of the American Society of Hypertension and American Heart Association’s Council for High Blood Pressure Research. Details about this CME activity are here.

Before the Annual Meeting gets under way, Society members are encouraged to participate in Advocacy Day 2013 at the State Capitol in Madison. This important and informative event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 12. Advocacy Day 2013 will occur during the biennial budget session hearings, which makes it even more critical that elected officials hear from constituents. To register, complete this very brief online form or e-mail Nikita Sessler in the Society’s Government Relations Department by the end of the day Friday, March 29 to ensure sufficient time for scheduling meetings with legislators and/or their staffs.

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