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Medigram: October 15, 2015

Top Story

HOPE Agenda bills advance; Society testifies
The latest round of Heroin, Opiate Prevention and Education (HOPE) Agenda legislation received attention in both the State Senate and State Assembly this week. Read more.

News Briefs

Opioid Task Force meets to plan next steps
Legislation, education and public awareness are the three key areas on which the Wisconsin Medical Society’s Opioid Task Force has agreed to focus its efforts. Read more.

Society launches worker’s comp on-demand webinar series
The Wisconsin Medical Society recently launched a series of five webinars centered on the Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation system. Read more.

November summit will explore surgical infection prevention
Presented by the Wisconsin Division of Public Health and the Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Surgery, the 2015 Surgical Site Infection Summit III Nov. 19 is a half-day conference for surgeons about the prevention of surgical site infections. Read more.

Newsmakers

Wisconsin Medical Society Insurance & Financial Services recognized with two awards
Wisconsin Medical Society Insurance & Financial Services, Inc. and its CEO, Linda Syth, were honored with two awards from ProAssurance: the 2015 Partner of the Year award and the 2015 ProAssurance Regional Partner Award. Read more.