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Medigram: May 16, 2019

Top Story

Physicians continue to lead on vaccinations–capitol calls needed!
While physicians generally find the issue of mandatory school attendance vaccinations noncontroversial, the issue has gained attention at the State Capitol as those opposed to vaccinations have become vocal and active in opposing a legislative proposal that would remove the personal conviction exception option from the school vaccination state statutes. Read more.

News Briefs

New WisMed OnCall features VP and CMO of NeuGen Tim Bartholow, MD
As emerging health care technology continues to impact physicians and patient care, it is vital that physicians are involved in the process. Read more.

Finance Committee approves ePDMP provisions in state budget
As the State Legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance (Committee) continues to review Governor Tony Evers’ $83 billion biennial budget proposal, this week included approval of two changes to the state’s enhanced Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (ePDMP). Read more.

Seminar on substance abuse hosted by UW Population Health Institute
The University of Wisconsin (UW) Population Health Institute is hosting a seminar through its Evidence-Based Health Policy Project on opioids and substance abuse next Wednesday, May 22, in the State Capitol Assembly Parlor from 10-11 a.m. Read more.

Society team restructures to increase member engagement and advocacy
The Wisconsin Medical Society is ramping up its focus on member engagement and advocacy with a re-organization of its senior leadership team. Read more.

Congratulations class of 2019
Students in the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health graduated Friday, May 10 and the Medical College of Wisconsin-Milwaukee graduation is going to be held on Friday, May 17. Read more.