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Medigram: July 31, 2014

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Society expresses support for e-cigarette regulation
The Wisconsin Medical Society formally submitted a public comment to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), supporting its proposed ruling on regulating the sale and distribution of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) as tobacco products. Read more.

News Briefs

MetaStar to support Medicare quality improvement under new CMS contract
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded a Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) contract to support its work improving health care for Medicare beneficiaries in Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin. Read more.

Nominations sought for Physician Assistant of the Year
To recognize physician assistants (PAs) for their significant contribution in offering patients access to high quality and cost-effective health care, the Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants (WAPA) is now accepting nominations for its 2014 Wisconsin Physician Assistant of the Year Award. Read more.

Free one-day clinic seeking physician volunteers
Over 1,000 uninsured patients are expected to seek medical care during a one-day free clinic on Saturday, Aug. 9, and organizers are seeking physician volunteers to help care for them. Many of the patients have not seen a doctor for several years and need basic medical care. Read more.

WCMEW presents team based care conference in November
The Wisconsin Council on Medical Education & Workforce (WCMEW) is presenting Building a Culture for Patient-Centered Team Based Care at Glacier Canyon Lodge at the Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells, Wednesday, Nov. 12, from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Read more.

Carbone Cancer Center to host annual fall symposium
The University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center will host its 13th Annual Symposium: Advances in Multidisciplinary Cancer Care – Delivering High Quality Cancer Care: Charting a New Course for a System in Crisis, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison. Read more.