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Medigram: March 2, 2017

Top Story

Rep. Nygren wins AMA’s Nathan Davis Award
Wisconsin State Representative John Nygren (R-Marinette) was honored this week at the American Medical Association’s (AMA) National Advocacy Conference (NAC) in Washington D.C. Read more.

News Briefs

‘Right to Try’ bill advances in Assembly committee
Legislation creating a procedure that would allow terminally ill patients to access experimental drugs not yet through the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval process received committee approval Wednesday. Read more.

ePDMP requirement takes effect April 1
April 1 is less than a month away, and the Society is urging any prescriber who has not yet registered for the new enhanced Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (ePDMP) to avoid waiting until the last minute to do so. Read more.

Doctor Day less than a month away; register today
Doctor Day 2017 is just under a month away, and the Wisconsin Medical Society and its partners are hoping to bring together at least 400 physicians at the State Capitol on Wednesday, March 29. Read more.

Reference Committees feature new day and new options to participate
Reference Committee hearings to discuss resolutions and other items of business that will be considered by the Wisconsin Medical Society’s House of Delegates (HOD) will be held Saturday, April 8 at Society headquarters in Madison. Read more.

Society Annual Meeting to feature opioid CME, registration now open
Registration is now open for an in-person version of the Wisconsin Medical Society’s highly rated webinar, Wisconsin Medical Examining Board Opioid Prescribing Guideline. Read more.

Nominations open for Young Physician Section leadership roles
The Wisconsin Medical Society’s Young Physician Section (YPS) is seeking candidates for three leadership positions on the YPS Governing Council. Read more.

WPA conference to focus on anxiety
Obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD) and other forms of anxiety are the focus of the Wisconsin Psychiatric Association’s 2017 annual conference, Obsessed! Helping Patients Navigate an Anxious World, scheduled for March 30-April 1 at The American Club in Kohler. Read more.

Hot topics in emergency medicine focus of March 28 symposium
The Wisconsin Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Spring Symposium March 28 in Madison will address “hot topics” in emergency medicine and more. Read more.