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Medigram: January 18, 2018

Top Story

Society urges Wisconsin Supreme Court to restore cap on damages
The Wisconsin Medical Society filed a brief yesterday asking the Wisconsin Supreme Court to reverse a decision by the Wisconsin Court of Appeals striking down the state’s $750,000 cap on noneconomic damages (Cap) in medical liability cases. Read more.

News Briefs

Still time to register for Doctor Day
Doctor Day 2018 is now only a little over a week away, but registration is still open for the event being held Tuesday, Jan. 30 in Madison. Read more.

Medical Examining Board elects leaders for 2018
The first task each January for the State of Wisconsin’s Medical Examining Board is to elect Board leadership. The three leaders of the 13-member board (10 physicians and three public members) during 2017 were all unanimously reelected to their positions for 2018. Read more.

Attention students! Applications for scholarships, fellowships due Feb. 1
The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation anticipates awarding close to $160,000 in scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year. Read more.

Medical Society of Milwaukee Awards Dinner to benefit Hunger Task Force
The 2018 Medical Society of Milwaukee Annual Awards Dinner will be held Saturday, March 3 at the Milwaukee County Zoo Peck Pavilion to honor physicians and community leaders who exemplify leadership and service. Read more.