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Medigram: May 1, 2014

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Foundation event honors 9 superheroes of medicine
The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation’s annual Fundraising Dinner and Silent Auction was again a success, drawing 400 registered attendees and grossing nearly $125,000. Read more.

News Briefs

Herbal medicine use common among Madison Latinos, WMJ study says
Herbal medicine use is common in the United States, especially among immigrants, with estimates that approximately 20 percent of the US population and 30 percent of Latinos regularly use herbal medicines. Read more.

Filmmaker to present Consider the Conversation sequel at May 9 Council meeting
Mike Bernhagen, co-producer of the film Consider the Conversation 2: Stories About Cure, Relief, and Comfort, will present his film at the May 9 Council on Health Care Ethics meeting. Read more.

CME video focuses on perinatal smoking cessation
The Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation (WWHF) has released a new Continuing Medical Education (CME) video – Perinatal Smoking Cessation: Challenges and Opportunities. Read more.

‘Meaningful Use and Beyond’ focus of May 28 health IT conference
The Wisconsin Health Information Technology Extension Center (WHITEC) is sponsoring the third annual Wisconsin Health IT Conference Wednesday, May 28, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison. Read more.