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  • 11 Jul 2019 1:00 PM | Anonymous

    July 11, Wisconsin Medical Society

    Governor Tony Evers signed into law Tuesday in Janesville a Wisconsin Medical Society-supported bill designed to clarify health insurance industry procedures related to “step therapy.”

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  • 13 Jun 2019 12:58 PM | Anonymous

    June 13, Wisconsin Medical Society

    Floods can happen almost anywhere and can arise quickly. Being prepared and knowing how to keep you and your family safe in a flood will make a dangerous and stressful situation more manageable.

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  • 2 May 2019 12:33 PM | Anonymous

    May 2, Wisconsin Medical Society

    Doctor Day 2019 brought more than 300 physicians and medical students from across the state to Madison to meet with legislators and their staffs yesterday.

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  • 18 Apr 2019 12:38 PM | Anonymous

    April 18, Wisconsin Medical Society

    A bill clarifying health insurance company procedures related to “step therapy” and another bill related to supervised pharmacy students being allowed to administer prescribed vaccinations garnered Society support on Wednesday in the State Capitol at a rare joint public hearing of the State Assembly and Senate health care committees.

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  • 5 Mar 2019 11:45 AM | Anonymous

    Summer is only a few months away, and the Wisconsin Medical Society has teamed up with the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (UWSMPH) to make sure your health care team is prepared.

    From Asthma to Zika: A Physician's Guide to Summer is being held April 5-6 in Madison. Focusing on emerging health trends in infectious disease, environmental health and trauma, the new two-day education conference features a full lineup of speakers from MCW and UWSMPH, plus the opportunity to fulfill opioid education required by the Medical Examining Board and plenty of time to network with colleagues from across the state.

    Click here for details including session descriptions, speaker bios and registration information. The conference has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Application for CME credit with the American Academy of Family Physicians is pending.

    Contact Stephanie Taylor at 608.442.3796 or stephanie.taylor@wismed.org if you have questions.


  • 11 Jan 2019 4:50 PM | Anonymous

    January 9, Wisconsin Health News

    ProHealth Care and UW Health are expanding their clinical partnership to include heart and vascular care, the two health systems announced Tuesday.

    Under a clinical co-management agreement, the health systems will work to improve heart and vascular services in Waukesha County and the surrounding area.

    “Working with UW Health, we will take our program to a new level of excellence,” said Susan Edwards, ProHealth Care CEO.

    UW Health will provide medical and administrative oversight, and the newly opened heart and vascular center at ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital will be named UW Health Heart & Vascular Center at ProHealth Care.

    “We share with ProHealth Care an intense focus on improving the quality of care, and we are excited to begin this new partnership,” said Dr. Alan Kaplan, UW Health CEO.

    UW Health and ProHealth Care have a similar partnership on cancer care, launching the UW Cancer Center at ProHealth Care in 2015.

  • 11 Jan 2019 4:46 PM | Anonymous

    Medical College of Wisconsin CEO Dr. John Raymond wants to make Milwaukee one of the nation’s healthiest and safest cities. To do that, MCW is partnering with the Greater Milwaukee Foundation on an initiative aimed at addressing social determinants of health including workforce, housing and food insecurity. 

    It’s also continuing its focus on the state’s looming physician shortage and increasing access to behavioral health. 

    At a newsmaker event on Feb. 12 in Milwaukee, Raymond will provide an update on the Flourishing Lives Initiative, discuss what’s next for MCW’s regional campuses and more. Learn more and register.

  • 11 Jan 2019 4:38 PM | Anonymous

    A monthly webinar series, Health Care Workforce Resilience, jointly sponsored by the Wisconsin Medical Society and the Wisconsin Hospital Association, is offered the second Tuesday of each month throughout 2019.

    Each month will focus on a unique topic. Participants will receive one hour of continuing education credit, as well as practical and easy-to-implement tools for dealing with burnout in health care.

    Resources and the recording of the January webinar, Prevalence & Severity of Burnout: Workforce Resilience as Care Quality, are available online.

     The next monthly webinar, Enhancing Resilience: The Science and Practice of Gratitude, will occur on February 12 and will demonstrate a simple, enjoyable and effective tool for improving well-being by cultivating gratitude. Learn more and register.

  • 11 Jan 2019 12:40 PM | Anonymous

    The Wisconsin Medical Society 2019 Annual Meeting is April 5-7 at Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison.

    2019 Key Dates:

    • Feb. 1—Deadline for Society members to submit resolutions for consideration by the HOD (To learn more about resolutions, click here.)
    • Feb. 15—Virtual reference committees open online
    • Feb. 18 to March 22—District and specialty caucus meetings (Click here* for details.)
    • March 5—Deadline to make room reservations at Hilton Madison.
    • March 23—Reference Committees held at Society headquarters in Madison and via webinar.
    • March 28—Reference Committee reports provided to delegates, alternate delegates and Society officers.
    • April 4, 6 p.m.—Board of Director’s meeting at Society headquarters, Madison.
    • April 5 – 6—Conference: From Asthma to Zika: A Physician’s Guide to Summer, Monona Terrace, Madison
    • April 5, 5 p.m.—Foundation Annual Dinner and Silent Auction
    • April 6, 6:30 p.m.—President’s Inauguration and Awards Ceremony
    • April 7—House of Delegates

     
    For more details about the 2019 Annual Meeting, click here. (Requires member login. You will be redirected to the login page first.)

  • 8 Jan 2019 4:43 PM | Anonymous

    The Wisconsin Medical Society’s House of Delegates (HOD) will convene Sunday, April 7, as part of the Society’s 2019 Annual Meeting at the Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison. Society members may submit for HOD consideration resolutions to help shape Society policy on important medical issues. The deadline is 4:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 1.

    More information about the resolution process and guidelines is available in this article. Resolutions will be debated prior to the HOD via district caucus meetings, which are being scheduled now. Dates and locations will be posted on the Society’s website as they become available. In addition to the district caucuses, members will be able to weigh in on resolutions through virtual references committees, which will be accessible online beginning Feb. 15, and during reference committees, which are being held at Society headquarters in Madison Saturday, March 23, beginning at 9 a.m. Members also will be able to participate via webinar.

    Resolutions received after the Feb. 1 deadline will be considered “late resolutions,” unless it is presented by the Board of Directors, the Speaker, Vice Speaker, constitutional officer or by a council or committee of the Society or the HOD. All “late resolutions” will be forwarded to the Rules Committee for review. The Rules Committee will make recommendations to the HOD regarding the acceptance of any “late resolutions” at the April 7 opening session.

    Submit resolutions for the 2019 House of Delegates to CEO Bud Chumbley, MD, Wisconsin Medical Society, PO Box 1109, Madison, WI 53701 or via email to Noreen Krueger.

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