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Medigram: June 12, 2014

Top Story

AMA meeting wraps up in Chicago; Society members
elected to leadership roles

Wisconsin was well-represented during the American Medical Association’s Annual Meeting this week in Chicago. Read more.

News Briefs

Save the date! Appropriate Use Criteria and the Road
to Clinical Value

The Wisconsin Medical Society and WPS Health Insurance are partnering to bring physicians and other health care professionals an educational opportunity that will explore the role of appropriate use criteria (AUC) in radiology, cardiology and orthopedics. Read more.

Society member honored with APIC Healthcare
Administrator Award

Society member Mark Kehrberg, MD, MS, Chief Medical Officer of Ministry HealthCare and Affinity Health System in Menasha, Wisconsin, was honored by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) as the recipient of the 2014 Healthcare Administrator Award, at its 41st Annual Conference in Anaheim, California, on June 9. Read more.

Society member honored by Society of Neurological Surgeons
Society member Robert Dempsey, MD, received the “Distinguished Service Award” from the Society of Neurological Surgeons during its annual meeting in May. Read more.

AMA co-hosting free, online event to help transform health care
The American Medical Association is co-hosting a live online event June 17-19 called the Innovation HealthJam. Read more.

Foundation Focus

Foundation supports expansion of Reach Out
and Read Wisconsin program

The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation has awarded its third grant in support of the Reach Out and Read Wisconsin program, which is affiliated with Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin. Read more.

Foundation seeks Development Committee members
Help the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation grow and expand its support for medical education and health initiatives by becoming a member of its new Development Committee. Read more.