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Medigram: January 10, 2019

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Society plans to sell headquarters to city for park expansion
Negotiations are underway for the city of Madison to purchase 3.5 acres of land along Lake Monona where the Wisconsin Medical Society headquarters sits. Read more.

News Briefs

Is ‘medical’ marijuana a legislative priority this session?
A recent health policy panel event in Madison including legislators, an attorney expert and a leading addiction medicine physician raised the possibility that some kind of marijuana-related legislation could advance in the State Capitol during the 2019-2020 biennium. Read more.

Plans shaping up for expanded Annual Meeting and conference
The new year may have just begun, but it’s time to make plans for attending the Wisconsin Medical Society’s 2019 Annual Meeting, taking place April 5-7 at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison. Read more.

First Workforce Resilience webinar draws 500 registrants
The first session of the monthly webinar series, Health Care Workforce Resilience, jointly sponsored by the Wisconsin Medical Society and the Wisconsin Hospital Association, took place on Tuesday, January 8, with 500 participants. Read more.

WisMed Assure supports Doctors in Recital, students at MCW-Green Bay
WisMed Assure has teamed up with the Medical College of Wisconsin-Green Bay to support Doctors in Recital on Saturday, Jan. 19. Read more.

Next WisMed MeetUp is Jan. 31 in Oshkosh
Following the success of its first WisMed MeetUp in November, the Wisconsin Medical Society is set to host another of the informal networking events—this time in Oshkosh on January 31. Read more.


Recommended by Jose Ortiz, Jr., MD, Mayo Clinic Health System—Eau Claire, Wis.

“Physicians aren’t ‘burning out.’ They’re suffering from moral injury.” That’s the title of this week’s Relevant Reading, recommended by Wisconsin Medical Society member Jose Ortiz, Jr., MD. “Moral injury is frequently mischaracterized. In combat veterans it is diagnosed as post-traumatic stress; among physicians, it’s portrayed as burnout,” the authors write. “But without understanding the critical difference between burnout and moral injury, the wounds will never heal and physicians and patients alike will continue to suffer the consequences.” Read more here.