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Politics and Policy: A State Advocacy Update

  • 7 Mar 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (UTC-03:00)
  • Marriott Milwaukee West - Waukesha


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Policy & Politics: A State Advocacy Update

Presented by: Mark Grapentine, Sr. V.P. of Government Relations, Wisconsin Medical Society


Join your colleagues and friends from across Waukesha County and beyond for this dinner and discussion program. Learn first-hand the latest on legislative issues in Wisconsin in the post-election season, how physicians are impacted, and what measures are being taken to address the issues.


6:00 pm Reception & Dinner
7:00-8:30 pm Educational Program


Marriott Milwaukee West
W231 N1600 Corporate Court
Waukesha, WI 53186


  • Know the major healthcare related issues in Wisconsin and the related activity in state government occurring and expected to occur during the current legislative biennium.
  • Develop a better understanding of how activity and advocacy at the State Capitol can affect the daily practice of medicine.
  • Review approaches of grass roots advocacy in organized medicine and the importance of advocacy in impacting patient care.


As Senior Vice President of Government Affairs at the Wisconsin Medical Society, Mark works to represent and protect the interests of more than 12,000 Society members at the state and federal level. 

Before starting with the Society in 2003, Mark was chief of staff to former State Senator Peggy Rosenzweig and coordinated the Senator's work on the Joint Committee on Finance. Mark was also a Policy Advisor to former Governor Tommy G. Thompson, concentrating on Corrections and Justice issues. Prior to his service in the executive branch, Mark was a legislative assistant to former State Assembly Representative Scott Walker who represented Wauwatosa in the State Assembly.

Mark serves Society members’ interests by serving on a number of boards and committees involved in matters affecting health care. He is a board member of the Wisconsin Civil Justice Council, Inc., which focuses on monitoring and improving the state’s civil liability climate. Mark is also one of four health care liaisons to the state’s Worker’s Compensation Advisory Council, which regularly updates the state’s worker’s compensation statutes and administrative code.

He graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1990, majoring in journalism and political science, and went on to graduate from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1997.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Medical College of Wisconsin and Waukesha County Medical Society. The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this Live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Please register online through this page, or call 920-560-5641. This event is for WCMS/WMS members and their guests only, and is complimentary to all members of Waukesha County Medical Society. 

563 Carter Court, Suite B, Kimberly, WI 54136
Email: WaukeshaCMS@badgerbay.co

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