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Annual Meeting 4 weeks away; HOD anchors event-filled weekend

The 2014 Wisconsin Medical Society Annual Meeting and House of Delegates (HOD) is just a month away. If you haven’t already made plans to attend, mark your calendar today.

Being held in Green Bay April 5-6, this year’s event features the Society’s annual policy-making activities as well as some new reasons to attend. Although voting during the House of Delegates is limited to delegates, other physicians, residents, and medical students are encouraged to participate in reference committees and can take advantage of networking opportunities, CME sessions and more.

One of the highlights of this year’s event promises to be the new Forum on Health Care Initiatives featuring special guests from state medical societies across the country and the American Medical Association. Panelists will share their insight on top health care challenges, opportunities and significant health care initiatives underway in their states, followed by a “town-hall” Q&A.

Other highlights include:

  • Two CME sessions offering AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™; one session on the Affordable Care Act and one on opioid prescribing.
  • Opportunities to hear from key legislative leaders throughout the weekend, including U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (invited) and State Representative John Nygren, who spearheaded legislation aimed at stemming the growing problem of heroin and other drug abuse in Wisconsin.
  • Policy debate during the Reference Committees and the House of Delegates.
  • A chance to pay tribute to colleagues and honor incoming Society president, Richard Dart, MD, during the Inaugural Ceremony and Awards Presentation.
  • Opportunities to relax and mingle with colleagues, friends and family during the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation’s opening reception at Lambeau Field Friday, April 4 and the Inaugural Reception, Saturday, April 5.

For more information about any of these activities, click here or e-mail the Society’s Communications Department.

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