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Medigram: April 11, 2019

Top Story

Morris, Gundersen become Society president and president-elect
George “Chip” Morris, MD, FAAN, of Milwaukee, was inaugurated the 168th president of the Wisconsin Medical Society and Erik Gundersen, MD, MA, was elected president-elect during the Society’s Annual Meeting, held April 5-7 in Madison. Read more.

News Briefs

2019 House of Delegates crafts new policies; potential restructuring
The 2019 House of Delegates met on Sunday, April 7 in Madison. Delegates to the House from across the state reviewed and debated dozens of health care policy proposals, existing Society policies up for review, and potential ratification of actions the Society’s Board of Directors has taken throughout the previous year. Read more.

Physicians honored during Annual Meeting awards ceremony
The Wisconsin Medical Society honored the accomplishments and contributions of three outstanding physicians during the Annual Meeting in Madison on April 6. Read more.

Foundation presents awards at annual fundraiser
The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation honored physician and student award winners during its Annual Fundraising Dinner and Silent Auction April 5 in Madison. Read more.

Special member pricing available for opioid CME
Have you completed your required opioid prescribing education? If not, the Wisconsin Medical Society can help. Read more.

Lange seeks seat on AMA Senior Physicians Section Governing Council
Voting is now open for the Governing Council of the AMA Senior Physicians Section. Society member and past president George M. Lange, MD, of River Hills is one of five candidates running for two at-large seats. Read more.

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

In today’s health care environment, noncompete clauses in physician contracts are increasingly common, but how do they impact patient care? This recent New York Times article takes a closer look at both sides of the issue.