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Medigram: January 5, 2017

Top Story

Governor calls special session on opioid abuse
Gov. Scott Walker has called a special session of the Wisconsin State Legislature to vote on legislation designed to help combat the state’s opioid abuse crisis. Read more.

News Briefs

ePDMP scheduled to launch Jan. 17; registration required
The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) plans to launch the new Wisconsin Enhanced Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (ePDMP) on Tuesday, Jan. 17. Read more.

Society hosts summit to identify health care reform priorities
More than 50 leaders from health care organizations and systems statewide participated in a Health Care Reform Summit hosted by the Wisconsin Medical Society on Dec. 16. Read more.

DEA reverses announced change to registration renewal process
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has reversed a previous decision scheduled to take effect Jan. 1 that would have eliminated the informal grace period allowed for registration renewal. Read more.

Nominations for WISMedPAC Board of Directors due Jan. 9
The Wisconsin Medical Society is currently accepting nominations to the WISMedPAC Board of Directors. Read more.

Resolutions for 2017 Annual Meeting due Feb. 1
Although the Wisconsin Medical Society’s House of Delegates (HOD) will convene as part of the Society’s Annual Meeting Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Glacier Canyon Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells, resolutions for consideration by the HOD must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. Feb 1. Read more.

Members sought for House of Delegates committees
The Wisconsin Medical Society is seeking members for House of Delegates (HOD) committees at the Society’s Annual Meeting, April 22 in the Wisconsin Dells. Read more.

Leadership series now enrolling for spring
Registration is open for the spring session of the Wisconsin Medical Society’s “Leading Healthy Work Systems.” Read more.

Society webinar fulfills MEB’s CME requirement
A webinar created to satisfy a new educational mandate from the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board (MEB) is now available on demand from the Wisconsin Medical Society. Read more.