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Medigram: February 22, 2018

Top Story

Chiro bill amended to remove sports physicals mandate; other bills advance at end of session flurry
Following strong disapproval from the Wisconsin Medical Society and myriad health care entities, the State Legislature this week officially stripped language from Assembly Bill 260 that would have required the WIAA, technical colleges and some University of Wisconsin campuses to accept preparticipation sports physicals conducted by chiropractors as valid. Read more.

News Briefs

WisMed OnCall episode 2 online now
Episode 2 of WisMed OnCall, “Race to the Finish,” is now available online. The podcast, produced by the Wisconsin Medical Society for physicians, residents, medical students and others interested in health care in Wisconsin, focuses on relevant, timely health topics affecting patients and the medical profession. Read more.

Time to gear up for the 2018 elections
With the Wisconsin gubernatorial election and a key U.S Senate race, 2018 promises to be an exciting and perhaps unpredictable election year. Read more.

Friday Facebook Live will feature tips for protecting your future
Wisconsin Medical Society Insurance (WMSI) agents understand the challenges facing physicians. And an important issue to address throughout your career is protecting your income should you experience a serious illness or injury. Read more.

Medical Society of Milwaukee County awards dinner March
“Unmasking the Faces of Hunger” is the theme of the Medical Society of Milwaukee County’s 2018 Awards Dinner, being held Saturday, March 3 at the Milwaukee County Zoo Peck Pavilion. Read more.

Registration open for May 18-19 obesity management course
The University of Wisconsin (UW) School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison is hosting an obesity management course involving 25 faculty members and experts from UW-Madison and other institutions across the country. Read more.