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Medigram: March 7, 2019

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Annual Meeting 2019: Plan your weekend now
The Wisconsin Medical Society’s 2019 Annual Meeting April 5-7 at Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison features exciting changes centering on the addition of a new two-day education conference: From Asthma to Zika: A Physician’s Guide to Summer. Read more.

News Briefs

New WisMed OnCall: Getting to ‘Yes’ on the biennial state budget
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers unveiled his $83 billion state biennial budget proposal on February 28, kicking off the most important legislative process of the 2019-2020 biennium. Read more.

Nominations for YPS, RFS leadership due March 22
The Wisconsin Medical Society is accepting applications for open Young Physician Section (YPS) and Resident Fellow Section (RFS) leadership positions until March 22. Read more.

Still time to register for free webinar: How to avoid peer-to-peer calls
Affecting nearly every physician specialty, peer-to-peer calls last an average of 10 to 15 minutes each. Read more.

Tips for insuring a vacation home
Although it may not feel like it, spring is near. And for many, this means it’s vacation season. Read more.

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

Patient advocacy groups opposing a proposal to limit Medicare coverage for drugs received millions of dollars from the pharmaceutical industry, according to a Kaiser Health News analysis. Read more here.