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Medigram: May 5, 2016

Top Story

Foundation launches 2016 White Coat Campaign
As 430 students prepare to enter medical school in Wisconsin later this summer, the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation’s annual White Coat Campaign is underway. Read more.

News Briefs

Council to discuss Zika virus at upcoming meeting
The Wisconsin Medical Society’s Council on Health Care Quality and Population Health will hear from Diep Hoang Johnson, regarding the Zika virus at its May 12 meeting. Read more.

Society’s fall leadership series nearing capacity
A few open spots remain for the Wisconsin Medical Society’s 2016 fall session of Leading Healthy Work Systems. Read more

AMA offers new online resources to help physicians navigate value-based care models
The American Medical Association (AMA) on Monday announced online resources for physicians considering their choice of new payment models that emphasize prevention, wellness and coordinated care. Read more.

WHA offers free webinar as part of series to address
opioid problem

As part of its ongoing effort to help address the misuse and abuse of opioids, the Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA) is offering a complimentary webinar, HCAHPS, Patient Satisfaction and Opioid Prescribing: Debunking the Myths, June 1 from noon to 1 p.m. Read more

Vasudevan named to Fund Board
Wisconsin Medical Society member Sridhar V. Vasudevan, MD, has been appointed by Gov. Scott Walker to a three-year term on the Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund Board of Governors, effective May 1. Read more.

Society Snapshot

Society physician led the charge against TB; anti-tuberculosis association formed
One of the greatest public health threats in the early 1900s was tuberculosis (TB). Read more.