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Speakers named for Annual Meeting CME sessions, forum

During the Wisconsin Medical Society’s 2014 Annual Meeting April 5 in Green Bay, physicians can take advantage of two sessions offering AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Registration is available at the door, and there is no charge to participate in these educational sessions.

Donna Friedsam, MPH, Health Policy Programs Director, UW Population Health Institute, will give a presentation on the Affordable Care Act in the first session from 2-3 p.m. This session will address the challenges physicians are facing with the Affordable Care Act, how the Affordable Care Act is affecting the payer, purchaser and clinician communities, and initiatives taking place in Wisconsin that will position health care for the future.

The second session, from 3 to 4 p.m. will focus on laws, regulations and problems surrounding opioid prescribing and a tool to improve patient care and safety. Presenters for this session include:

  • Mark Grapentine, JD, Sr. Vice President of Government Relations, Wisconsin Medical Society
  • Michael Miller, MD, Medical Director, Herrington Recovery Center at Rogers Memorial Hospital;
  • Chad Zadrazil, Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Director, Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services.

For additional information on the CME sessions, visit the Society’s website or contact Megan Schomer.

Another highlight of this year’s annual meeting is a Forum on Health Care Initiatives from 4-6 p.m. featuring special guests from state medical societies across the country and the American Medical Association. Included on the panel are:

  • Andy Gurman, MD, Speaker, American Medical Association
  • Kenneth Elmassian, DO, President, Michigan State Medical Society
  • W. Alan Harmon, MD, President, Florida Medical Association
  • Daniel J. Heinemann, MD, President, South Dakota State Medical Association
  • Bruce McLeod, MD, President, Pennsylvania Medical Society
  • Cindy F. Smith, MD, President, Minnesota Medical Association

Panelists will share their insight on top health care challenges, opportunities and significant health care initiatives underway in their states. Following the panel discussion there will be an opportunity for Q&A with the panelists in a “town-hall” type session.

If you haven’t made plans to attend the Annual Meeting, there is still time. Don’t miss the opportunity to attend these informative sessions and to participate in an event-filled weekend April 4-6 in Green Bay. For more information, click here or e-mail the Society’s Communications Department.

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