Resolutions to be considered at the 2016 Wisconsin Medical Society Annual Meeting are now available through the Society’s Virtual Reference Committees (VRCs). These VRCs allow members to view and submit comments on resolutions through the Society website prior to the Annual Meeting in order to foster greater and earlier discussion and to allow members who cannot attend the Annual Meeting to submit their views.
Click here* to review resolutions and submit or view comments. Comments may be submitted through VRCs until March 27; resolutions and comments will remain viewable to Society members through the Annual Meeting, April 2-3 in Madison. Any member wishing to comment on a resolution after March 27 will be able to do so at the live Reference Committee hearings held during the Annual Meeting. More information about VRCs, including instructions, is here.
Society members also have the opportunity to review and discuss resolutions prior to Annual Meeting during district caucus meetings, which begin Wednesday, March 2 (District 7). (Click here* for a schedule and locations.) Those who plan to attend are asked to register at least one week before their district’s meeting. Please e-mail Casey Pieper in the Society’s Government and Legal Affairs Department to RSVP.
Policy debate during the Reference Committees and the HOD is just one facet of the 2016 Annual Meeting. Other highlights of the weekend will include:
- A chance to relax and mingle with colleagues and friends during the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation’s Fundraising Dinner and Silent Auction Friday, April 1. The event will feature a compelling presentation by Dipesh Navsaria, MPH, MSLIS, MD, on the neuroscience behind early childhood literacy programs and how reading aloud to a young child can actually improve the foundational structure of that child’s brain.
- Innovations in Health Care. Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, this new quality improvement and research forum will feature a keynote presentation, panel discussion and selected abstract presentations highlighting evidence, studies and strategies to optimize health care delivery and ensure accessible, efficient, patient-centered quality care. Registration will open in early March for the CME program, which is supported by a grant from the Henry A. and Irene S. Anderson Fund of the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation.
- The opportunity to pay tribute to Society and Foundation award recipients and honor incoming Society President Barbara Hummel, MD, during the Inaugural Ceremony and Awards Reception.
Click here for more information about the weekend’s activities.
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