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  • 02/03/2021 3:47 PM | Maggie Gruennert (Administrator)

    While Doctor Day 2021 has shifted to a virtual format, the May 5th event promises to offer equally important hot topics and content.

    This year’s policy and politics panel will include members of the powerful budget-writing Joint Committee on Finance.  Committee co-chairs Representative Mark Born (R-Beaver Dam) and Senator Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green) will be joined by their Democrat colleagues Representative Evan Goyke (D-Milwaukee) and Senator Jon Erpenbach (D-West Point).  


    You will hear a first-hand account of important budget topics, and during the middle of budget negotiations. This includes policy related to the Department of Health Services and funding for the Medicaid Program. This is a great opportunity to hear differing views on policy and spending priorities for the 2021-23 Biennial Budget and current legislative session.

    Other components of the day will again include policy breakouts, priority issue briefings, a keynote presentation and of course, legislative visits.

    Whether you’ve attended many advocacy days in prior years or none at all, be sure to sign up for Doctor Day 2021 and make your voices heard! The unique multi-specialty nature of Wisconsin's Doctor Day offers all physicians across the state from all specialties to come together and advocate for issues affecting their patients, their practices and their specialty.  Learn more and sign up at www.WIDoctorDay.org.


  • 01/21/2021 9:32 AM | Maggie Gruennert (Administrator)

    On Tuesday, February 9th at 5:30pm PST/6:30pm MST/7:30pm CST/8:30pm EST, Dr. Suraj Muley, will present “The Role of Complement in Adult Patients with Anti-Acetylcholine Receptor (AChR) Antibody Positive Generalized Myasthenia Gravis (gMG).”

    Click Here for the Event Flyer

    Suraj Muley, MD

    Director, Neuromuscular Program,
    Barrow Neurological Institute

    Professor of Neurology,
    The University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix


    If you are interested and available to attend, please register with the link below:

    Registration link:

    https://alexion.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_30voipOyTp-ZoJZ-OmX5cw

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

    Feel free to share this opportunity with colleagues as appropriate. Call-in spots are limited, so please respond quickly.

    This news story was provided by Alexion


  • 12/29/2020 12:49 PM | Maggie Gruennert (Administrator)

    WNS Announces: Neurological Complications from COVID-19 | Virtual Program

    Save the Date
    Tuesday, February 16, 2021
    6:00pm-8:00pm

    Join the Wisconsin Neurological Society for a program covering the practical complications neurologists are seeing from COVID-19. The first hour will cover acute complications and the second hour will cover long-term consequences. The program will be held virtually so no need to plan for travel!

    The program is Free for Residents, $25 for WNS Members and $50 for non-members. Not a member? Join today to receive a discount!

    Registration will open in January! 

  • 12/02/2020 7:59 AM | Maggie Gruennert (Administrator)

    Put the major financial pieces in place for your future by joining one or all of the lunch and learn classes hosted by WisMed Financial. The Retirement Readiness series is focused on decisions for those near or in retirement. Financial Planning 101 provides a good knowledge base for anyone. All of the sessions start at noon. To register please visit wismedfinancial.org/lunch-learn.

    Retirement Readiness
    12/3 Wills, estate documents and charitable giving
    12/10 Replacing the paycheck with investments and smart tax planning
    12/17 Health insurance, Medicare and long-term care

    Financial Planning 101
    12/1 Saving for retirement and kids’ college
    12/8 Building an investment portfolio
    12/15 Smart tax strategies, life and disability insurance

    To learn more or for questions, please contact Mark Ziety, CFP®, AIF® of WisMed Financial, Inc.

    Mark Ziety, CFP®, AIF®
    WisMed Financial, Inc. part of the Wisconsin Medical Society


  • 12/02/2020 7:58 AM | Maggie Gruennert (Administrator)

    The current rise in COVID-19 cases has shown that a significant portion of the general public remains unsure about activities that put them more at risk for catching the underlying virus despite widespread information about COVID-19. To help inform your patients, the Wisconsin Medical Society’s (Society) COVID-19 Task Force has created this downloadable display that you can use when talking with your patients, have on display in your examining rooms, lobby or other areas where patients may see it or give to your patients at discharge.

    The Society’s COVID-19 Task Force meets every other week to discuss the latest issues related to the pandemic and strategize on ways to support physicians and better educate the public. Contact Society Chief Policy and Advocacy Officer Mark Grapentine, JD with any questions or suggestions.


  • 12/02/2020 7:57 AM | Maggie Gruennert (Administrator)

    Building off of Governor Tony Evers’s November 18 announcement that he will declare another public health emergency and extend the face coverings order through mid-January 2021, the Wisconsin Medical Society (Society) called on the state to help protect physicians and other health care staff in the face of a growing COVID-19 pandemic.

    “Every day, more Wisconsin physicians... are personally affected by the pandemic, and that means hospital capacities are even more strained,” Society President Erik Gundersen, MD, said in a press statement provided to the state’s media outlets. “Everyone in Wisconsin needs to rally around what can attack this pandemic.

    “If we all do this, we can save lives,” Gundersen said.

    As various gubernatorial orders have been challenged in the state’s courts as an overreach of executive branch power, Wisconsin’s COVID-19 case numbers continue to rise – dragging hospitalizations and ICU bed usage numbers along with them. Combined with more health care staff succumbing to the virus itself or quarantining due to exposure, dramatic action is needed to help stave off even worse overall outcomes.

    “The Society is continuing to call for all private and public entities to help fight the pandemic and protect our heroic health care workforce,” Society CEO Bud Chumbley, MD, MBA, said. “Physicians can lead the way in urging our communities to put politics aside and do the things that we know make a difference: wash hands, wear masks and stay home.

    “The Society will continue to use all of its means to help physicians during the pandemic,” Dr. Chumbley said. “And that includes urging the public to step up for their physicians and the communities they serve.”

    As the holiday season approaches – and as COVID-19 cases continue to rise at alarming rates – the Society’s COVID-19 Task Force created this downloadable display that can be used when talking with patients, as a display in examining rooms, lobbies or other areas where patients may see it or give to patients at discharge. Additionally, Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) produced an informational piece about how to celebrate the holidays safely.

    Physicians can access the Society’s COVID-19 Resources page for additional tools that can help them educate the public about smart COVID-19 behaviors and other information.

    Contact Society Chief Policy and Advocacy Officer Mark Grapentine, JD for more information.


  • 12/01/2020 11:50 AM | Maggie Gruennert (Administrator)

    2021 Membership Renewal is now open with the added option to renew for 3-Years!  3-year Renewals will remain active until December 31, 2023 and receive a $10 discount!

    Click here to Join or Renew! 

  • 11/10/2020 1:11 PM | Maggie Gruennert (Administrator)

    WNS joins the AAN and other state neurosocieties in signing a letter that endorses H.R. 8505. The legislation would fix the payment reductions in the physician fee schedule (PFS) by providing a one-time, one-year COVID-19 relief payment adjustment for all services. This bill is being led by Reps. Michael Burgess, MD (R-TX) and Bobby Rush (D-IL). The letter also highlights how this approach is more fair than the Bera-Bucshon legislation H.R. 8702, which the AAN has opposed.

    Read the full letter here.


  • 11/03/2020 8:11 AM | Maggie Gruennert (Administrator)

    Today is election day! Make a final plan to be sure your vote is counted in this election. Go to www.myvote.wi.gov for final voting day options. #VoteSafeWI2020



  • 10/29/2020 12:53 PM | Maggie Gruennert (Administrator)

    Congratulations to the 2020 Bennett Hiner Research Award Winner, John Feemster, Medical Student at the Medical College of Wisconsin - Central Wisconsin Campus.  

    This award is in memory of Bennett Hiner, son of long-time Society member Dr. Bradley Hiner. Bennett passed away unexpectedly in November of 2011. He was a leader in his medical school class at the University of Southern California and actively involved in neuroscience research.

    Click here to read more

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