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Medigram: March 24, 2016

Top Story

Still time to register for Annual Meeting forum April 2
The Wisconsin Medical Society’s Annual Meeting is just a week away, but there is still time to register for the Society’s quality improvement and research forum, Innovations in Health Care, Saturday, April 2, from 2 to 6 p.m. Read more.

News Briefs

DPH, CDC offer updates on Elizabethkingia infection outbreak
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Division of Public Health (DPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continue to investigate an outbreak of Elizabethkingia (EK) infections that to date have occurred among patients in 12 Wisconsin counties. Read more.

Physicians Foundation seeks feedback in 4th annual national survey
The Physicians Foundation invites Wisconsin physicians to “let your voice be heard” by participating in its fourth national Survey of America’s Physicians. Read more.

WCMEW to host graduate medical education summit May 25
The Wisconsin Council on Medical Education and Workforce (WCMEW) is hosting a one-day summit on graduate medical education (GME) May 25 in Wisconsin Dells. Read more.

April 7 Winnebago County Medical Society meeting to feature Rep. Michael Schraa
State Rep Michael Schraa, R-Oshkosh, will provide a legislative update for attendees at the upcoming Winnebago County Medical Society (WCMS) meeting Thursday, April 7. Read more.

Society Snapshot

The Society lobbies for creation of the state’s MEB
Wisconsin’s Medical Examining Board was created almost 120 years ago by an act passed by the state legislature in 1897. Read more.