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Medigram: January 15, 2015

Top Story

Get to know the candidates for Society offices
Letters of intent and candidate questionnaires from members seeking nominations for the positions of Wisconsin Medical Society President-elect, Speaker and Vice Speaker of the House of Delegates (HOD), American Medical Association (AMA) Delegate and alternate delegate are now available online. Read more.

News Briefs

Society staff visits with US Reps Ryan, Kind and others in DC
Wisconsin Medical Society CEO Rick Abrams and the Society’s Director of State and Federal Relations Chris Rasch, met with U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan in Washington D.C. on Tuesday to help jump start the conversation about finally repealing and replacing the Medicare sustainable growth rate (SGR). Read more.

Nominations for Champions in Women’s Health due before midnight Jan. 30
The Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation (WWHF) is seeking nominations for its Champion in Women’s Health Awards, which honors individuals who have dedicated their professional careers to the improvement of women’s health in Wisconsin. Read more.

Reminder to students: Scholarship, fellowship applications
due Feb. 2

The deadline to apply for scholarships and summer fellowships available to medical students through the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation is Feb. 2. Read more.

In Business magazine features Meriter-UnityPoint Health
Meriter-UnityPoint Health in Madison was rated as one of the best companies to work for, according to a survey by In Business magazine. An article highlighting Meriter-UnityPoint Health was published in the magazine’s December issue. Read more.

Protect your valuable personal property
With the holiday season behind us, it’s the perfect time to think about insurance for your valuables. Read more.