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Medigram: December 10, 2015

Top Story

Registration now open for Doctor Day 2016
Building off the tremendous success of Doctor Day 2015, the Wisconsin Medical Society and its partners are hoping to draw at least 300 physicians to the State Capitol in Madison Wednesday, Feb. 10, for Doctor Day 2016. Read more.

News Briefs

Governor signs first HOPE bill for 2015-2016 session
Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday signed Act 115 (Assembly Bill 427), one of five bills introduced by State Rep. John Nygren this fall as part of the Heroin, Opiate Prevention and Education (HOPE) Agenda. Read more.

Society testifies on health care provider exception to reporting
The Wisconsin Medical Society testified before the Assembly Committee on Family Law Tuesday, calling for an amendment change in Assembly Bill 489 that would preserve the health care provider exception for reporting sexual contact or activity by minors. Read more.

Worker’s Comp bill nears introduction; copy fee limit amended
The state’s Worker’s Compensation Advisory Council (WCAC) met Tuesday via teleconference to put the finishing touches on an “agreed-to bill” for the 2015-2016 legislative session. Read more.

Council on Legislation to discuss ‘Truth in Advertising,’ telemedicine at next meeting
The Wisconsin Medical Society’s Council on Legislation will discuss the 2015 House of Delegates (HOD) Resolution 104: “Truth in Advertising” at its Dec. 18 meeting. Read more.

Dexter addresses Speaker’s Task Force
on Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Wisconsin Medical Society Chief Medical Officer Donn Dexter, MD, who also is a neurologist at Mayo Health System in Eau Claire, represented both organizations on Wednesday during a public hearing in Eau Claire for the Speakers Task Force on Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Read more.

Nominations for WISMedPAC Board of Directors due Jan. 8
The Wisconsin Medical Society is currently accepting nominations to the WISMedPAC Board of Directors. Read more.

Last call: Nominations for Physician Citizen of the Year due Dec. 15
There are only a few days left to nominate a physician for the Wisconsin Medical Society’s 2016 Physician Citizen of the Year Award. Read more.

Free opioid CME available in January
With opioid misuse and abuse a top priority for the Wisconsin Medical Society, the Society is partnering with the Interstate Postgraduate Medical Association (IPMA) to offer ER/LA Opioid REMS: Achieving Safe Use While Improving Patient Care. Read more.