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Medigram: April 21, 2016

Top Story

State’s health care leaders meet to discuss opioid crisis
Nearly 70 health care leaders from across the state met with Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel, State Rep. John Nygren and Medical Examining Board Vice Chair Tim Westlake, MD, last Friday at the Wisconsin Medical Society headquarters. Read more.

News Briefs

Society’s new webinar series focuses on improving opioid prescribing
With growing concern for the opioid abuse epidemic and a prescribing-related continuing medical education (CME) mandate likely, the Wisconsin Medical Society and its Opioid Task Force have released a webinar series on improving opioid prescribing. Read more.

Wisconsin Division of Public Health releases guidance for HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis
The Wisconsin Division of Public Health (DPH) has released guidance for medical providers regarding the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV infection. Read more

WisconsinEye to debut new dementia documentary
WisconsinEye has produced a new 11-part documentary series on dementia and Alzheimer’s disease that will premiere on May 2 at 7 p.m. Read more.

Graduate medical education leaders from Georgia, Idaho headline May 25 summit
Two leaders in graduate medical education (GME) will headline Getting It Done: Status Report on Expanding GME in Wisconsin May 25 in Wisconsin Dells. Read more.

Society Snapshot

1903: Society adopts AMA-recommended constitution
It’s no coincidence that the policy-making bodies of the Wisconsin Medical Society and the American Medical Association (AMA) are both “House of Delegates.” Read more.