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Medigram: August 20, 2015

Top Story

Society shows strong support for Interstate Compact legislation
The Wisconsin Medical Society was well represented in the State Capitol this week, testifying in favor of Assembly Bill 253 (AB 253), which would allow Wisconsin to join the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact. Read more.

News Briefs

New medical students receive first white coats
More than 200 Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) students received their first white coat in an investiture ceremony at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts in Milwaukee, Friday, Aug. 14. Read more.

WMJ study explores link between students’ proximity to alcohol and consumption
The proximity and/or the density of alcohol outlets is significantly related to the drinking behaviors of college students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, according to a study published in the current issue of WMJ. Read more.

Symposium early-bird discounts end tomorrow
Although there’s still plenty of time to register for the Wisconsin Medical Society’s Symposium 2015, being held Sept. 21-22 in Wisconsin Dells, Aug. 21 is the last day to save $100 on registration. It is also the last day to receive the discounted rate of $109 per night—for a maximum of four occupants—at the Kalahari Resort. Read more.

Former Perdue Farms CMO to speak at Business Health Care Group annual meeting
Roger Merrill, MD, is the featured speaker at Business Health Care Group’s upcoming annual meeting Sept. 30 at the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee. Read more.

Newsmakers

Society members named to list of ‘Top Cancer Doctors 2015’ list by Newsweek
Nine Wisconsin Medical Society members were named in the “Top Cancer Doctors 2015” list in a special cancer issue of Newsweek magazine. Read more.

FYI: For Your Insurance

Employee lawsuits: Are you at covered?
Employers are finding it more and more difficult to terminate employment or take action against an employee without the fear of a lawsuit, and given recent trends, that fear may be justified. Read more.