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Medigram: August 29, 2019

Editor’s Note: There will be no Medigram next week, September 5, due to our office move.

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Doctor Day 2020 is Jan 29; have you registered?
With Doctor Day 2020 five months away, it’s time to add it to the calendar! This is the eighth year Wisconsin Medical Society has provided this day of advocacy in partnership with many specialty organizations. Read more.

News Briefs

Inspire medical careers at the Wisconsin Science Festival
Be part of a fun, interactive activity designed to inspire young people to consider careers in medicine by volunteering with the Foundation at the Wisconsin Science Festival October 17-19 in Madison. Read more.

2019 WCMEW Summit: Workforce Innovations for Now and Into the Future
The Wisconsin Council on Medical Education and Workforce’s (WCMEW) annual Workforce Summit will be held Tuesday, September 24, 8 am – 4 pm at the Best Western Waterfront, in Oshkosh. Read more.

Reminder – Society governance modernization meetings scheduled for your area
Meetings are scheduled in all eight Wisconsin Medical Society districts in September and October to allow for in-person feedback on a potential change to the Society’s policymaking process. Read more.

CMO Summit registration full
The Wisconsin Medical Society’s innovative CMO Leadership Summit has reached its capacity. Read more.

MetaStar CEO Simmons to retire after 33 years
MetaStar’s President and CEO Greg Simmons will retire in January 2020 after 40 years with the organization and 33 years as President and CEO. Read more.

Registration open for Annual Update in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias
The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute’s 2019 Annual Update in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias will be held November 1 in Madison with a pre-conference workshop, Building Applied Skills in Dementia Care, on October 31. Read more.

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

The author of this New Yorker article is a strong proponent of a physician’s organization that focuses on restoring the patient-doctor relationship and advocating for patients and physicians.

As the author notes, “We have a chance to affect the future of medicine; to advocate for patient interests; to restore the time doctors need to think, to listen, to establish trust, and build bonds, one encounter at a time.”