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Medigram: October 31, 2019

Top Story

Westlake testifies against AB526
During Tuesday’s Public Hearing for the Assembly Committee on Health, Wisconsin Medical Society member and vice-chair of the Medical Examining Board Tim Westlake, MD, testified against Assembly Bill 526 on behalf of the Wisconsin Medical Society. Read more.

News Briefs

Registration open for Society’s annual meeting education conference
Registration is now open for the Wisconsin Medical Society’s Annual Meeting Education Conference, Navigating the Transition Zone: From Adolescence through Young Adulthood,* April 17 and 18 at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, Madison, Wis. Read more.

National Academy of Medicine burnout report
Last Tuesday, the National Academy of Medicine released “Taking Action Against Clinician Burnout: A Systems Approach to Professional Well-Being”. Read more.

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

According to a recent Badger Herald article, bullying is so damaging that it changes brain development in adolescents. Just some of the potential long-term impacts are anxiety, depression, increased feelings of sadness and loneliness and changes in sleeping and eating patterns.

Read more about the impacts of bullying and how to create safer environments for children and adolescents here.