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Medigram: July 6, 2017

Top Story

Court of Appeals strikes down cap on noneconomic damages
The Wisconsin Medical Society expressed its extreme disappointment yesterday regarding a Wisconsin Court of Appeals’ decision that strikes down Wisconsin’s cap on noneconomic damages in medical negligence actions. Read more.

News Briefs

Society honors two Physician Citizens of the Year
Wisconsin Medical Society members Paul Durbin, MD, of Racine, and Tim Westlake, MD, of Oconomowoc were honored as the Wisconsin Medical Society’s 2017 Physician Citizens of the Year by the Society’s Board of Directors during its June 24 meeting in Madison. Read more.

Interviews scheduled for CEO search
The Wisconsin Medical Society’s CEO search is progressing, with interviews conducted by the 13-member CEO Search Committee scheduled in August. Read more.

PCNOW reaches membership milestone
Membership in the Palliative Care Network of Wisconsin (PCNOW) has reached 3,000 as its influence spreads nationally and internationally. Read more.

Member input sought for study on attitudes toward health care reform
Wisconsin Medical Society members Patrick Remington, MD, and Sam Krabbenhoft, a student at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, are seeking input from physicians and medical students for a study assessing how medical training affects knowledge and beliefs about health care reform. Read more.

Floaters and Endorsements: Special insurance coverage for valuables
A standard homeowners insurance policy includes coverage for jewelry and other precious items. Read more.

Registration open for Wisconsin Section ACOG annual conference
Haywood Brown, MD, president of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), will be the featured presenter at the Wisconsin Section, ACOG Annual Conference next month. Read more.