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Medigram: October 3, 2019

Top Story

Society urges action on bills designed to reduce youth vaping, tobacco, nicotine use
The Wisconsin Medical Society supports Tobacco 21: AB 422/SB 364 and Prohibition on Vaping Sales to Minors: AB 65/SB 73. Read more.

News Briefs

Physician volunteers needed for science fest
Be a part of promoting healthy living and medical careers by volunteering at the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation’s booth at the Wisconsin Science Festival in Madison. Physician volunteers are still needed for Friday, October 18, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Read more.

Lawsuit against ABIM dismissed
Last Thursday, a Pennsylvania federal judge dismissed a suit by doctors who accused the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) of violating antitrust laws by illegally forcing them to regularly update board certifications. Read more.

Medical students seeking additional survey participants
As mentioned in the August 1 Medigram, Medical students at the Medical College of Wisconsin–Green Bay created a survey to identify gender bias that physicians in Wisconsin may experience. Read more.

Check your coverage via IPFCF website
The Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund (IPFCF) maintains physician’s personal malpractice coverage records. Read more.

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

Physicians are just as susceptible to addictions and mental health disorders as the general population.

Destigmatizing substance use disorders, mental health diagnoses and age-related cognitive decline along with creating an environment of support and healing for physicians and health care teams will encourage them to seek help when needed, and you can read more about it in this ACP Internist article.