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Medigram: August 4, 2016

Top Story

Foundation event to feature one of TIME’s ‘100 Most
Influential’ people

Mark your calendar to attend the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation’s Dinner and Silent Auction featuring Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, FAAP, the pediatrician whose research and persistent advocacy exposed the Flint, Michigan water crisis. Read more.

News Briefs

Worker’s Comp premium rates dropping
The state’s Commissioner of Insurance is reducing worker’s compensation premium rates by more than 3 percent on Oct. 1, 2016. Read more.

MEB Opioid Prescribing Guidelines now online
The Wisconsin Medical Examining Board’s (MEB) Opioid Prescribing Guidelines are now available online. The MEB approved the best practice guidelines at its monthly meeting in July. Read more.

Interdisciplinary collaboration focus of September
WISAM conference

The Wisconsin Society of Addiction Medicine (WISAM) is hosting its annual statewide conference “Curtailing the Impact of Opioid and Other Addictive Disorders in Wisconsin: Interdisciplinary Collaboration” Sept. 29-30, 2016 at the Pyle Center in Madison. Read more.

Save the Date: Healthy Hospitals and Clinics forum Sept. 30
“What Health Looks Like: Policy, Practice and Community Connections” is the focus of the 2nd Annual Healthy Hospitals and Clinics Forum, being held Sept. 30 at the Sheraton Hotel in Madison Read more.

Waukesha CMS hosts legislator town hall
The Waukesha County Medical Society will host its Annual Town Hall Meeting with Legislators on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at the Delafield Hotel. Read more.