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Society Annual Meeting prep underway; volunteers sought for reference committees

April may seem a long way off, but it’s time to mark your calendar for the Wisconsin Medical Society’s 2018 Annual Meeting, which will take place April 13-14 at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison.

The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation will kick off the weekend’s events with its annual Fundraising Dinner and Silent Auction Friday, April 13 from 5 to 9 p.m. In addition to guest speaker David Sheff, a reporter and New York Times best-selling author, the evening also will feature the inauguration of incoming Society President Molli Rolli, MD.

Other Annual Meeting highlights include the activities of the House of Delegates, a CME program focusing on the stigma associated with mental and behavior health and the opportunity to pay tribute to Society and Foundation award recipients.

The following timeline provides key dates for events leading up to and including the Annual Meeting:

  • Feb. 1—Deadline for members to submit resolutions for consideration by the Society’s House of Delegates
  • Feb. 15—Virtual reference committees open online
  • Feb. 18 to March 18—District and specialty caucus meetings (Click here* for details.)
  • March 13—Deadline to make room reservations at Hilton Madison
  • March 24—Reference Committees held at Society headquarters in Madison and via webinar
  • March 28—Reference Committee reports provided to delegates, alternate delegates and Society officers
  • April 13, 3 p.m.—Board of Director’s meeting at Society headquarters, Madison
  • April 13, 5 p.m.—Foundation Annual Dinner and Silent Auction, Society President Inaugural Ceremony
  • April 14—Annual Meeting (Click here* for a tentative schedule.)

Like last year, Reference Committee hearings will be held prior to the Annual Meeting at Society headquarters. Reference Committees consider resolutions assigned to them as well as any five-year policy reviews and board reports extracted during the hearings. Society members may provide testimony in-person or remotely via GoToWebinar, and by submitting comments online via the virtual reference committees. More information will be included about these options in a future issue of Medigram.

Following the hearings, each Reference Committee will convene in closed session to provide recommendations to the HOD on its items of business, with reports e-mailed to Delegates, Alternate Delegates and Society Officers, and made available to all members on the Society’s website in advance of the Annual Meeting. Members interested in serving on a Reference Committee should e-mail Noreen Krueger for details.

For more information about the 2018 Annual Meeting, as well as information about hotel accommodations, click here.*

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