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This weekend’s Annual Meeting to feature CME, town hall and awards

The 2018 Wisconsin Medical Society Annual Meeting gets underway at 7 a.m. Saturday and Society members are encouraged to get involved. In addition to the business of the House of Delegates, Saturday’s agenda includes the presentation of Society awards, a new “Town Hall” and a two-hour CME program, “Increasing Compassion Resilience: A Key to Stigma Reduction,” being held from 9 to 11 a.m.

During the program, which is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, speaker Sue McKenzie will give insights into the experience of stigma, what works to reduce stigmatizing tendencies and how physicians can lead efforts to minimize compassion fatigue within themselves and their teams. To learn more or to register, visit the Society’s Continuing Education Center. Special pricing is available for all Society members. Annual Meeting delegates and Society Board members should contact education@wismed.org prior to registering to receive login information and a coupon code.

The House of Delegates will convene at 11:30 and will feature recognition of several award recipients, including the Physician Citizen of the Year, the Presidential Citation and Directors Award. Following the HOD, members are encouraged to participate in the Society Town Hall, an open forum for dialogue about issues important to the profession, including physician well-being and an update on the Society’s advocacy efforts.

The day’s agenda also includes caucus meetings and a new delegate orientation. Click here for a complete schedule.*

Reference Committee hearings to discuss resolutions and other items of business that will be considered by the HOD were held March 24, and the Reference Committee reports are now available online for review and comment. To access full resolutions, click here.*

All activities being held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting are at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison on Saturday, April 14. The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation’s Annual Fundraising Dinner and Silent Auction featuring journalist and best-selling author David Sheff is Friday, April 13. Click here for more information.

*(Member log-in is required to view the 2018 Annual Meeting section. Click here to access the log-in page. (You will automatically be redirected to the 2018 Annual Meeting information page upon logging in.) Additional member log-in information is here.)

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