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Medigram: November 7, 2013

Top Story

Bill clarifying informed consent law heads to Gov. Walker
The Wisconsin Medical Society thanks the State Legislature for its support of Assembly Bill 139 (AB 139), which provides vital clarification of the state’s physician informed consent law. Read more.

News Briefs

U.S. Reps. Duffy, Kind join physicians at health forum
More than 80 physicians and health care leaders participated in a health care policy forum with U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D-Wis.) and U.S. Rep Sean Duffy (R-Wis.) in Eau Claire on Wednesday. Read more.

Society’s Annual Meeting is April 5-6
The Wisconsin Medical Society will host its 2014 Annual Meeting on April 5 and 6 in Green Bay. Read more.

Deadline for submitting resolutions for House of Delegates
is February 3

The House of Delegates will convene Saturday, April 5 as part of the Wisconsin Medical Society’s 2014 Annual Meeting at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay. Read more.

Undergrad experiences benefit students considering medical school, journal report says
Undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career as a physician face several obstacles to gaining quality clinical and research experience needed to make an informed decision, according to research published in the current issue of WMJ, the Wisconsin Medical Society’s peer-reviewed scientific journal. Read more.

31 hospitals in Wisconsin named to Top Performer list
The number of Wisconsin general and critical access hospitals named to The Joint Commission’s Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® program for 2013 (using 2012 data) more than doubled over the previous year. Read more.

Essays about rural health sought, $2,500 cash prize to be awarded
The Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative (RWHC) is seeking submissions for the 22nd Annual Monato Rural Essay Prize, a competition highlighting the importance of rural health. Read more.

Newsmakers

MCW’s Kerschner named founding officer of international
otitis media group

Wisconsin Medical Society member Joseph E. Kerschner, MD, has been named the founding secretary of the International Society for Otitis Media. Read more.