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Medigram: December 3, 2015

Top Story

Seventh Circuit finds admitting privileges
requirement unconstitutional

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit filed a decision in Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, Inc. v. Schimel, et al., Nov. 23 affirming a federal district court’s decision that a law requiring physicians performing abortions in Wisconsin to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of where an abortion is performed is unconstitutional. Read more.

News Briefs

Council on Health Care Ethics to meet Dec. 11
The Wisconsin Medical Society’s Council on Health Care Ethics will hear from one of its members, Kay Heggestad, MD, on the topic of homeopathy at the Council’s next meeting Friday, Dec. 11. Read more.

Council to address bariatric surgery access and coverage
in Wisconsin

Luke Funk, MD, will speak to the Wisconsin Medical Society’s Council on Health Care Quality and Population Health about bariatric surgery access and coverage at its Dec. 10 meeting at Society headquarters in Madison. Read more.

Nomination for Society offices due Jan. 4
Nominations are being accepted for several Wisconsin Medical Society offices. All nomination materials are due to the Society’s House of Delegates (HOD) Nominating Committee by Monday, Jan. 4, 2016. Read more.

Society accepting abstracts for 2016 Annual Meeting forum; deadline extended
The deadline to submit abstracts for the Wisconsin Medical Society’s Innovations in Health Care forum has been extended to Jan. 11, 2016. The quality improvement and research forum is being held April 2 in conjunction with the Society’s 2016 Annual Meeting. Read more.

Wisconsin Medical Society Insurance goes social
E-mails, phone calls, texts—physicians and medical students are inundated with a lot of information in a lot of different forms all day long. Read more.


Gold elected secretary of new board
Wisconsin Medical Society House of Delegates Vice Speaker Jay Gold, MD, JD, MPH, was elected secretary of the inaugural Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement® (PCPI®) Foundation Board of Directors. Doctor Gold also is senior vice president and chief medical officer at MetaStar. Read more.