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Medigram: March 10, 2016

Top Story

Colmenares to keynote Annual Meeting research forum
Innovations in Health Care—a new quality improvement and research forum being offered during the Wisconsin Medical Society’s Annual Meeting—will feature presentations by Society members on important areas that affect patients, physicians and the community. Read more.

News Briefs

Last chance to register for Foundation event
There are just four days left to reserve your spot at the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation’s Annual Dinner and Silent Auction April 1 at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center. Read more.

Earn CME through latest WMJ
By reading “A Case Report of Kratom Addiction and Withdrawal” and successfully completing a corresponding quiz in the latest issue of WMJ, Wisconsin Medical Society members can earn continuing medical education (CME) credit at no cost. Read more.

Patient-based autonomic disorder workshop May 21
Collectively, functional and structural autonomic disorders affect millions of Americans, but many primary care physicians never receive specific training on their diagnosis and management. Read more.

Call for abstracts for 2016 I-PrACTISE meeting April 24-26
Abstracts are being accepted until March 15 for the fourth annual International Collaborative to Improve PrimAry Care Through Industrial and Systems Engineering (I-PrACTISE) meeting, which is April 24-26 at the Pyle Center in Madison. Read more.

AG Schimel to participate in Waukesha County Medical Society CME program
Heroin, Opiate Prevention and Education (HOPE) legislation and how it impacts the physician’s practice is the focus of an educational program that will include remarks by Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel and Dave Ross, secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services. Read more.


In a story in last week’s Medigram, “Worker’s Comp ‘agreed to’ bill signed into law,” it was erroneously stated that one of the changes to the state’s Worker’s Comp system under the new law includes fixing medical record copy fees at $10 per request for electronic formatted records. Read more.

Society Snapshot

The Society’s first women members take an active role
At this year’s Annual Meeting, the Wisconsin Medical Society will inaugurate Barbara A. Hummel, MD, of West Allis, as its fifth woman president. Read more.