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Medigram: February 14, 2019

Top Story

Society, WISAM voice concerns over DOJ letter to prescribers
The Wisconsin Medical Society and the Wisconsin Society of Addiction Medicine (WISAM) have raised concerns that a recent letter sent by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) could have negative unintended consequences for patients trying to receive medically necessary treatment. Read more.

News Briefs

IBM Watson VP to keynote Annual Meeting conference
Registration is open for “From Asthma to Zika: A Physician’s Guide to Summer” being held April 5-6 in Madison. Read more.

Society members, staff meet with lawmakers in Washington, DC
The Wisconsin Medical Society made its presence known on Capitol Hill this week. Read more.

Resolutions for 2019 House of Delegates now available online
Resolutions to be considered at the 2019 Wisconsin Medical Society House of Delegates (HOD) are now available online through the Society’s Virtual Reference Committees (VRCs). Read more.

In memoriam: Gregory Shove, MD
Longtime Wisconsin Medical Society member and leader Gregory A. Shove, MD, of Racine, passed away, Sunday, February 10. Read more.

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

From January 1 to February 7, 2019, there have been 101 individual cases of measles confirmed in 10 states, including 53 cases in Clark County, Washington. This editorial in the Wall Street Journal looks at how a disease “scrubbed from the U.S. nearly 20 years ago” is an increasing threat.