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Medigram: December 1, 2016

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Society webinar approved for state-mandated opioid
prescribing CME

A Wisconsin Medical Society webinar has been approved to satisfy a two-credit continuing medical education (CME) requirement passed in October by the state’s Medical Examining Board (MEB). Read more.

Registration open for Doctor Day 2017
Building off record attendance at Doctor Day 2016, the Wisconsin Medical Society and its partners are hoping to draw at least 400 physicians to the State Capitol Wednesday, March 29, for Doctor Day 2017. Read more.

Group Insurance Board’s decision on self-insured model
coming soon

The state’s Group Insurance Board (GIB) met yesterday in open and closed session to review and discuss formal responses to a Request for Proposals (RFP) that would move the state’s health insurance plan to a self-funded model. Read more.

Special issue of WMJ explores prevalence of obesity in Wisconsin, efforts to affect change
Although the health risks associated with being obese have been well-documented for decades, it’s an issue that continues to affect Wisconsin’s children and adults. Read more.

What happens at the holiday party doesn’t always stay there
This time of year, many employers host holiday parties to show appreciation for their employees and to provide a chance to socialize with colleagues. Read more.

AMA addresses future of health care reform during
interim meeting

Wisconsin was well represented at the American Medical Association’s Interim meeting Nov. 12-15 in Orlando. Read more.

Deadline for Physician Citizen of the Year nominations nears
The deadline to nominate a physician for the Wisconsin Medical Society’s 2017 Physician Citizen of the Year Award is Dec. 15. Read more.

Society’s 2017 spring leadership series enrolling now
The Wisconsin Medical Society has opened registration for the spring 2017 session of Leading Healthy Work Systems. The extremely popular three-part leadership series is March 10, April 7 and May 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Society headquarters in Madison. Read more.