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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. Featuring a dynamic presentation by Dipesh Navsaria, MPH, MSLIS, MD, as well as an extensive silent auction, the event kicks off the Society’s Annual Meeting April 2-3 and is expected to draw nearly 500 physician and business leaders from across the state. The deadline to register is March 14.

Doctor Navsaria will give an inspiring presentation on the neuroscience and human physiology behind early childhood literacy programs and how they can mitigate the effects of toxic stress on the developing brain. An assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Dr Navsaria also practices primary care pediatrics at Access Community Health Center, is the founder and director of the Pediatric Early Literacy Projects at the University of Wisconsin and serves as medical director for Reach Out and Read Wisconsin.

The Foundation also is excited to have Alicia Arnold, MD, a board-certified radiologist and medical correspondent for WEAU 13 News, an NBC affiliate in Eau Claire, as emcee for the event. Both Dr. Navsaria (2011) and Dr. Arnold (2016) are recipients of the Foundation’s Kenneth M. Viste, Jr., MD Young Physician Leadership Award, which is presented to one young physician each year who demonstrates a commitment to patients, their community and the profession of medicine. Because of that connection, there will be a special tribute to Dr. Viste during the event this year.

Individual tickets are $130, and sponsorship options also are available online.

To purchase individual tickets online, click here. To sponsor a table or for more information, e-mail Henry Thompson or call him at 608.442.3756.

Event proceeds will support the education of future medical professionals and help fund programs aimed at improving health in Wisconsin at every stage of life.

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