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Medigram: August 27, 2015

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Society creates opioid task force to help combat epidemic
The Wisconsin Medical Society’s (Society) Opioid Task Force held its first meeting Monday at Society headquarters in Madison. The group was convened to further shape and focus the Society’s efforts around policy, physician education and public awareness on this critical issue. Read more.

News Briefs

Nominate a young physician leader; deadline Nov. 2
The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation is now seeking nominations for the Kenneth M. Viste, Jr., MD Young Physician Leadership Award, which will be presented at the Society’s Annual Meeting, April 2-3, 2016, in Madison. Read more.

Symposium 2015 early bird savings extended; timely federal updates on the agenda
There’s still time to save $100 on registration for the Wisconsin Medical Society’s Symposium 2015—being held Sept. 21-22 at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells. This early bird discount has been extended through Aug. 31. Read more.

Earn CME through latest WMJ
Wisconsin Medical Society members are reminded that they can earn continuing medical education (CME) credit at no cost by reading the designated article and successfully completing a corresponding quiz in the latest issue of WMJ. Read more.

Second annual team-based care summit seeking poster projects
Health care teams are invited to submit a project for a poster display at the second annual Wisconsin Council on Medical Education and Workforce (WCMEW) Team-Based Care Summit Nov. 12. Read more.