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Medigram: July 25, 2019

Top Story

Nisha Mehta, MD, to keynote Society’s Fall Well-Being and Empowerment Forum
The Wisconsin Medical Society continues to lead the conversation about burnout for physicians and health care teams with this follow-up to last year’s successful event. Read more.

News Briefs

Reminder – Society governance in-person meetings scheduled for your area
The Society is hosting meetings across the state to discuss a proposed change to the Society’s policy-making process. Read more.

DHS investigating correlation between vaping and pulmonary disease
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is investigating cases of severe lung disease among teens who have reported vaping. Read more.

Grapentine to draw more than 16 years at Society to a close
Wisconsin Medical Society Senior Vice President of Government Relations Mark Grapentine will be leaving the Society in the middle of August. Read more.

Obesity Management Summit this fall
The University of Wisconsin Department of Surgery is hosting a multidisciplinary summit tackling obesity–one of the biggest public health issues facing Wisconsin. Read more.
 


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

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Though this article by ABC News primarily focuses on Australia, the health impacts of climate change are a world-wide concern.