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Medigram: January 24, 2019

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Society, AMA file amicus brief urging state Supreme Court to consider illegal guns sales a public health emergency
The Wisconsin Medical Society joined the American Medical Association (AMA) on an amicus brief filed Tuesday in Wisconsin Supreme Court. Read more.

News Briefs

Still time to register for WisMed MeetUp
Following the success of its first WisMed MeetUp last November, the Wisconsin Medical Society is hosting another MeetUp in Oshkosh on January 31. Read more.

Operation: Education connects physicians and medical students
Nearly 200 medical students and 80 physicians participated in the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation’s Operation: Education programs held last week at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (UWSMPH). Read more.

Feb. 7 webinar focuses on rules about minors, incompetent patients
The sixth webinar in the Wisconsin Medical Society’s popular Medical Records and the Law series—”The Rules and Realities: Minor Patients and Patients Deemed Incompetent or Incapacitate”—is Thursday, Feb. 7 at 10:30 a.m. Read more.

Reminder: Time running out to submit resolutions for 2019 House of Delegates
The Wisconsin Medical Society’s House of Delegates (HOD) will convene Sunday, April 7, as part of the Society’s 2019 Annual Meeting at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison. Read more.

Medical Society of Milwaukee County to honor award winners March 9
The 2019 Medical Society of Milwaukee County (MSMC) Annual Awards Dinner will recognize physicians and community members who exemplify leadership and service on Saturday, March 9 at the Wisconsin Club in Milwaukee. Read more.

Recommended by Wisconsin Medical Society CEO Bud Chumbley, MD, MBAWhen asked his views on why doctors appear to have lost control of their profession, a young orthopedic surgeon replied, “There’s a simple reason for that: It’s because doctors don’t get along.”
In a recent blog post, A divided house always falls: Why doctors lost control of health care, Suneel Dhand, MD, explores how physicians’ power has been diminished and they no longer feel in control of their profession. Read more here.