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Medigram: October 18, 2018

Top Story

Inaugural CMO Summit brings together physician leaders for education, collaboration
More than 30 chief medical officers, medical directors and other senior physician leaders from health care organizations throughout the state convened in Arbor Vitae, Wis. last week for the Wisconsin Medical Society’s inaugural CMO Summit. Read more.

News Briefs

MEB refers 7 PAs for investigation on opioid prescribing
Continuing its foray into using enhanced Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (ePDMP) data to combat inappropriate opioid prescribing, the state’s Medical Examining Board (MEB) on Wednesday referred seven physician assistants to department legal staff for further investigation. Read more.

Registration open for Society’s forum on physician well-being and resiliency
The Wisconsin Medical Society is hosting a Physician Well-being and Resiliency Forum November 28 at Carroll University in Waukesha. Read more.

16th Annual Alzheimer’s Disease Update Nov. 9 in Madison
Every 65 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease, and an estimated 5.7 million Americans are currently living with the disease. Read more.

Recommended by Wisconsin Medical Society CEO Bud Chumbley, MD, MBA

“What must we do to bring about positive changes?” asks Carrie Horwitch, MD, MPH, in a recent Medical Economics blog post. “One answer is simple: Advocacy,” she writes.

In “Reducing Physician Burnout Starts with Increasing Advocacy,” Dr. Horwitch offers five steps for effective advocacy and discusses how advocating for better systems, regulations and policies can in turn reduce physician burnout and disengagement. Read more here.