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  • 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

  • 10/29/2020 12:52 PM | Maggie Gruennert (Administrator)

    Congratulations to the 2020 Francis M. Forster Award Winner
    Sepi Chagharvand, MD

    The Francis M. Forster Award was presented during the WNS Virtual Conference on Saturday, October 24th. Dr. Sepi Chagharvand, Dr. Vishal Pandya, Dr. Ben Mixis, and Dr. Ruchi Dhyani, all Resident/ Fellow WNS members presented their abstracts and the winner was selected by a majority vote by all participating WNS Members.

    Congratulations to all who participated!

  • 10/29/2020 12:39 PM | Maggie Gruennert (Administrator)

    Visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall to show your appreciation of our sponsors and exhibitors. Learn about the products, services, positions, and more that is offered by our partners.
    Follow the instructions for a chance to win an Amazon gift card:

    1. Visit the Exhibit Booths in the WNS Virtual Exhibit Hall.
    2. Connect with Contacts listed in each exhibit booth by email or phone.
    3. Complete the form by registering and be entered into a drawing for one of two Amazon gift cards!

    Two winners will be drawn at the end of November!

  • 10/29/2020 12:38 PM | Maggie Gruennert (Administrator)

    Did you miss the WNS Virtual Conference? Credits are available for Free for WNS Members until October 2021. For access to the recordings please register below. Non-members registration is $50. 

    Register Here!

  • 10/21/2020 9:59 AM | Maggie Gruennert (Administrator)

    October 20th is the beginning of early and in-person voting here in Wisconsin. Be sure to bring an ID and double check your local voting hours at https://myvote.wi.gov before you go.

    Find more about voting safely at https://www.wpha.org/mpage/VoteSafeWisconsin2020
    @WIPublicHealth #VoteSafeWI2020

  • 10/14/2020 11:14 AM | Maggie Gruennert (Administrator)

    TODAY is the last day to register to vote online. You can then receive your ballot by mail or vote early in the upcoming election! Voting absentee and returning by mail or drop-off is the best way to exercise your right to vote while also staying safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Register and request your absentee ballot here: https://myvote.wi.gov

    Find more about voting safely at https://www.wpha.org/mpage/VoteSafeWisconsin2020 @WIPublicHealth #VoteSafeWI2020

  • 10/07/2020 8:23 AM | Maggie Gruennert (Administrator)

    WNS has joined the Vote Safe Wisconsin 2020 Coalition!

    We are committed to sharing with our community partners about encouraging safe voting! We encourage you to vote absentee, early, or with a mask and social distance at the polls!

    Join us and learn more: https://www.wpha.org/mpage/VoteSafeWisconsin2020.

  • 09/28/2020 10:07 AM | Maggie Gruennert (Administrator)

    Join your fellow Wisconsin Medical Society members for a virtual WisMed Meet Up! Trivia nights provide an opportunity to connect with your peers across the state from the comfort of your home.

    The Society will create trivia teams, or you are welcome to invite colleagues to create a team of your own by emailing Jess. (Maximum of 4 people per team).

    Date: Thursday, October 8, 2020
    Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
    Register here!

    Gift cards will be awarded to the winning team! Please contact our Membership Specialist at jessica.schreiter@wismed.org with any questions.

    Thanks to Exact Sciences for sponsoring this member exclusive event!

  • 09/28/2020 10:06 AM | Maggie Gruennert (Administrator)

    The Wisconsin Medical Society’s (Society) COVID-19 Task Force recommends that Wisconsin physicians review a COVID-19 Health Alert on antigen testing issued today, September 24, by the state’s Department of Health Services’ (DHS) Bureau of Communicable Diseases.

    Calling this testing an “important and evolving topic,” DHS Chief Medical Officer and State Epidemiologist for Communicable Diseases Ryan Westergaard, MD, PhD, MPH, provides important information regarding various aspects of this type of testing, including considerations for using antigen tests in symptomatic vs. asymptomatic patients, the characteristics of the antigen tests for SARS-CoV-2 currently available and a list of antigen tests currently authorized for use in the U.S.

    The Society’s COVID-19 Task Force continues to meet biweekly as Wisconsin battles the pandemic, and regularly updates relevant information on the Society’s COVID-19 Resources webpage.

    Contact Society CEO Bud Chumbley, MD, MBA with any questions for the COVID-19 Task Force.

  • 09/28/2020 10:06 AM | Maggie Gruennert (Administrator)

    Many physician members of the state’s Medical Examining Board (MEB) raised concerns at its monthly meeting on September 16 over a potential Board of Nursing (BON) proposal that would repeal a requirement that Advanced Practice Nurse Prescribers (APNP) work in collaboration with at least one physician or dentist. While the MEB does not have jurisdiction over how nurses are regulated, numerous MEB members were concerned that such a proposal would have negative impacts on Wisconsin’s high-quality health care system.

    The MEB’s concerns rose from a BON meeting on Sept. 10, which included initialization of the process used to change the administrative code: preparing a proposed “Scope Statement” laying out the desired change. The specific scope statement proposal, which requires approval from the Governor before it can be developed further, was included in yesterday’s MEB agenda for discussion.

    State MEB administrative staff indicated that the BON may be withdrawing or further modify the scope statement and said a BON subcommittee will be discussing the issue Sept. 18. The Society will attend that subcommittee meeting and has already been in contact with other physician-centric advocacy organizations to ensure all are aware of the possible attempt to alter the collaboration requirement.

    In other action, the MEB unanimously approved its own scope statement for a regulatory update that would extend the current requirement for physicians holding a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration number to complete controlled substance education as part of the 30 hour biennial license requirement.

    That statement will now be sent to the Governor for review; the Board will further develop the rule following the Governor’s likely approval.

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

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