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Medigram: January 28, 2016

Top Story

Tax season is here; don’t be a victim of tax-related identity theft
Nationally, thousands of individuals have fallen victim to tax-related identity theft in recent years. While these schemes have not been limited to physicians, there is evidence to suggest that they have been disproportionately targeted. Read more.

News Briefs

Society’s Annual Meeting to feature Innovations in Health Care; resolutions due Feb. 1
Circle April 2 on your calendar for Innovations in Health Care, an educational event being hosted by the Wisconsin Medical Society during its 2016 Annual Meeting, April 2-3, at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison. Read more.

Nominations open for Young Physician Section leadership roles
The Young Physician Section (YPS) of the Wisconsin Medical Society (Society) is seeking candidates for a number of leadership positions to ensure that young physicians’ voices are being heard on important issues. Read more.

Policy review the focus of 2 upcoming council meetings
One of the items being discussed by the Wisconsin Medical Society’s Council on Health Care Delivery, Access and Financing at its next meeting is mobile integrated health care programs being piloted by emergency medical technicians and community paramedics. Read more.

Limited seats available for Society’s spring leadership series
Just a few open spots remain for the Wisconsin Medical Society’s 2016 spring session of Leading Healthy Work Systems. Read more.

Wisconsin Eye MD symposium coming to Green Bay in February
Experts from Wisconsin and across the country will share their knowledge at the Wisconsin Academy of Opthalmology’s (WAO) 2016 Wisconsin Eye MD Symposium & Coding Seminar, Feb. 26-27 in Green Bay. Read more.

Newsmakers

ThedaCare recognized nationally for excellence in community service
ThedaCare, headquartered in Appleton, was honored recently as one of four finalists for the 2015 Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service. As a finalist, the organization received $10,000 to put back into community health efforts. Read more.

Society Snapshot

The Society’s seal
“Medicina nusquam non est.” Those are the words found in the center of one of the Wisconsin Medical Society’s most recognizable symbols—the official seal. Read more.