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Medigram: October 8, 2015

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Society approved as MOC Portfolio Sponsor
The Multi-Specialty Portfolio Approval Program (Portfolio Program), on behalf of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and participating member boards, has awarded the Wisconsin Medical Society the status of Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Portfolio Sponsor. Read more.

News Briefs

Society members invited to submit abstracts for 2016 Annual Meeting forum
The Wisconsin Medical Society is encouraging medical students, residents and practicing physicians to submit abstracts for consideration as poster or oral presentations for Innovations in Health Care, a quality improvement and research forum being held April 2 in conjunction with the 2016 Annual Meeting. Read more.

Nominate a young physician; deadline Nov. 2
The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation is seeking nominations for the Kenneth M. Viste, Jr., MD, Young Physician Leadership Award. Read more.

Oct. 17 ‘Drug Take Back Day’ aims to safely dispose of unused medicines
The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) is coordinating a statewide Prescription Drug Take Back initiative on Saturday, Oct. 17. Read more.

Opioid management for chronic pain seminar set for Nov. 11
Opioids in the Management of Non-Malignant Chronic Pain is the focus of a one-day seminar for physicians, pharmacists, nurses and other health care professionals. Read more.

Entries sought for annual Monato Rural Health Essay contest
All students or recent graduates of any University of Wisconsin System campus within the preceding year are eligible to compete for the 24th annual Monato Rural Health Essay Prize. Read more.