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Medigram: February 11, 2016

Top Story

More than 300 participate in Doctor Day 2016
In spite of frigid temperatures, Doctor Day 2016 brought over 300 physicians and medical students from across the state to Madison to meet with legislators and their staffs Wednesday. Read more.

News Briefs

Meet the nominees for Society offices
The Nominating Committee of the Wisconsin Medical Society House of Delegates (HOD) prepared a slate of nominees for Society offices during its meeting Jan. 29. Read more.

DEA launches pilot program in Milwaukee to address heroin, prescription drug abuse
Wisconsin Medical Society (Society) member George Morris, MD, participated in a press conference Wednesday announcing Milwaukee as the second Midwestern city to pilot the Drug Enforcement Administration’s “360 Degree Strategy.” Read more.

Society creates online resource for Zika virus
As increasing attention is being focused on outbreaks of Zika virus, a number of resources have been developed for physicians and other health care professionals. Read more.

Council to review food allergy resolution from 2015 House of Delegates
The Council on Health Care Quality and Population Health will review the 2015 House of Delegates Resolution 203: Food Allergies at its meeting Feb. 18 at Society headquarters in Madison. Read more.

MetaStar, AMA partners with Healthy Hearts in the Heartland consortium
The American Medical Association and MetaStar are partners in a three-state consortium, Healthy Hearts in the Heartland (H3), involving Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana. Read more.

From the AMA: Nominations for Joint Commission Professional and Technical Advisory Committees
The American Medical Association (AMA) is seeking nominations for the AMA’s alternate representatives to The Joint Commission Professional and Technical Advisory Committees (PTAC) for the Ambulatory Care and Hospital Accreditation Programs. Read more.

Newsmakers

Arnold’s Viste award donation featured on WEAU TV
Wisconsin Medical Society member Alicia C. Arnold, MD, was featured on WEAU-TV in Eau Claire earlier this month for a special donation made on her behalf to the Chippewa Valley Free Clinic. Read more.

Society Snapshot

The Society’s early advocacy efforts
The Wisconsin Medical Society, even in its earliest years of existence, has not been shy about engaging the state legislature. Read more.