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Medigram: January 19, 2017

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All users required to register for new ePDMP
The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) launched the new Wisconsin Enhanced Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (ePDMP) on Tuesday, replacing the former program. Read more.

News Briefs

Supreme Court declines to apply stringent standard to physician testimony
The Wisconsin Supreme Court issued its decision in Seifert v. Balink, et al. on January 6, upholding a trial court decision allowing a plaintiff’s physician expert to testify regarding the standard of care in a medical negligence case. Read more.

State Policy: CBD oil bill unveiled
For the third time in as many state legislative sessions, a bill has been introduced related to cannabidiol (CBD) oil—one of the main active chemical compounds founds in marijuana. Read more.

Get to know candidates for Society offices
Letters of intent and candidate questionnaires from physicians seeking nominations for the positions of President-Elect, Speaker of the House of Delegates, American Medical Association Delegates and Alternate Delegates are now available online. Read more.

Reminder: Resolutions for 2017 House of Delegates due Feb 1
The Wisconsin Medical Society’s House of Delegates (HOD) will convene Saturday, April 22, 2017, as part of the Society’s 2017 Annual Meeting at the Glacier Canyon Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells. Read more.

House of Delegates to Consider Amendments to Society’s Constitution
Among the items to be considered during the Wisconsin Medical Society’s 2017 House of Delegates (HOD) meeting April 22 in Wisconsin Dells are proposed amendments to the Society’s constitution. Read more.

Registration open for Doctor Day 2017
Building off record attendance at Doctor Day 2016, the Wisconsin Medical Society and its partners are hoping to draw at least 400 physicians to the State Capitol Wednesday, March 29, for Doctor Day 2017. Read more.

Limited seats available for Society end-of-life care workshop, free webinar included
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.

Medical Society of Milwaukee County names 2017 award recipients
The Medical Society of Milwaukee County has announced its 2017 award recipients, and will honor them March 4 during its annual awards dinner at the Harley Davidson Museum. Read more.