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Medigram: September 29, 2016

Top Story

Governor names Society to Task Force on Opioid Abuse
The Wisconsin Medical Society has been named to a new Task Force on Opioid Abuse announced by Governor Scott Walker last Friday. Read more.

News Briefs

WMJ study: Minnesota winning border battle for better health
When it comes to the health of its residents, Wisconsin is falling behind neighboring Minnesota, according to a study in the latest issue of WMJ. Read more.

Upcoming debates inform undecided; Society conduit helps voters support candidates
Although just 39 days remain in this campaign season and the electorate is deeply divided, various polls report that as many as 15 percent of expected voters remain undecided. Read more.

Nominations open for 2017 Physician Citizen of the Year Award
The Wisconsin Medical Society is now accepting nominations for its 2017 Physician Citizen of the Year Award. Read more.

‘Town Hall Meetings’ will highlight details on new Association Health Plan
Six “Town Hall Meetings” are scheduled during the next two weeks to provide Wisconsin Medical Society members and their health care teams more information about the Society’s new Association Health Plan (Plan). Read more.

Workshop helps physicians help patients establish end-of-life care goals
The Wisconsin Medical Society is offering a new half-day workshop to prepare clinicians to communicate effectively and respond to the frequent challenges that arise in treating seriously ill and dying patients. Read more.

Waukesha County Medical Society recognized for Safe Saw Initiative
Over the past two years, the Waukesha County Medical Society (WCMS) has awarded $2,500 grants to eight local high schools to help fund the purchase of SawStop® table saws to replace traditional table saws used in industrial arts education. Read more.

Adult immunization focus of Nov. 10 summit
The American College of Physicians-Wisconsin Chapter and the Wisconsin Immunization Program are partnering to present an Adult Immunization Summit Thursday, Nov. 10 at the Great Wolf Lodge in Wisconsin Dells. Read more.