Save the Date for Doctor Day 2021! | Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Monona Terrace Convention Center
The multi-specialty nature of Doctor Day makes Wisconsin's annual physicians' advoacy event unique compared to similar events across the country. Physicians and medical students from nearly 20 different physician organizations participate in Doctor Day.
Doctor Day features morning policy breakout sessions, along with keynote presentations and a briefing on the day's priority issues. Attendees will then participate in visits with legislators and legislative staff at the Wisconsin State Capitol.
Learn first-hand how you can make a difference in the legislative process! Make your voice heard at Doctor Day.
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Missing the great content that the WNS Annual Conference has been known to offer? WNS would like to invite you to join us on Saturday, October 17, 2020 from 8:00am-12:30pm for the 1/2 day Virtual Conference! Stick around after the conference for the Annual Business Meeting from 1:00pm-1:30pm. Although we are disappointed we are not able to meet in person this year we hope to "see" you virtually!
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June 18, Wisconsin Health News
The state’s medical malpractice fund is waiving premiums for the next fiscal year for participating healthcare professionals and providers.
The Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund’s Board of Governors approved the premium holiday on Wednesday.
The holiday, originally requested by the Wisconsin Medical Society, will run from July 1 to June 30, 2021.
Dr. Bud Chumbley, CEO of the Wisconsin Medical Society and a board member, said the action will “provide some financial relief to many of the Wisconsin medical professionals and providers who have been affected by the pandemic and who face ongoing challenges.”
The fund covers claims beyond state-mandated insurance limits, which are set at $1 million by occurrence and $3 million by aggregate per year.
In April, lawmakers signed off on a plan not to increase participation fees for the fund for the next fiscal year.
The WNS Virtual Exhibit Hall is now Available!
Congratulations to Asprius for being our first exhibitor!
For the 3rd year in a row, Aspirus has been named by IBM Watson Health as one of the Nation’s Top 15 Health Systems, based on analysis of overall organizational performance and quality. We are a system of 10 hospitals and more than 50 clinics that spans over 25,000 square miles throughout Central Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Currently, over 500 providers are located throughout the system and have the opportunity to affect approximately 770,000 lives.
Check out their booth today!
WNS Virtual Conference - Vendor Opportunity
We value your partnership and support during this time. In an effort to help your organization reach Wisconsin Neurologists and other conference attendees during these trying times, we have created a marketing package that includes participation in a Virtual Exhibit Hall and other benefits designed to enhance your exposure.
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As WNS Leadership has continued to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic, we have determined that it is in the best interest of our members and attendees to cancel the in-person 2020 Conference at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells, October 16-17, 2020. We understand our members and attendees are experiencing a variety of new challenges and restrictions causing it to be difficult to be away from their homes and work during this time.
Join us Virtually!
The WNS Conference Planning Committee is confirming plans to offer a 1/2 day Virtual Conference featuring some of the great speakers that were planned to join us at the conference. Plan to join us on Saturday, October 17, 2020 from 8:00am-12:00pm for the Virtual Conference and stick around from 12:00pm-1:00pm for the WNS Annual Business Meeting. More details and registration information to come!
WNS will also feature a Virtual Exhibit Hall for our partners who have supported us over the years. Additional information will be available in the upcoming weeks!
Save the Date for 2021
WNS has worked with our partners at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells, WI to confirm dates for the 2021 Annual Conference. Please save the date to join us at the Kalahari Resort - Friday, October 15 - Saturday, October 16, 2021!
Hello! I’m Dr. Joseph Bovi, a radiation oncologist with the Medical College of Wisconsin, and I’m Dr. Jennifer Connelly, a neuro-oncologist with MCW. We both are part of the neuro-oncology team with the Froedtert & MCW Clinical Cancer Network.
Cancer doesn’t stop for COVID-19 – and COVID-19 doesn’t stop us! Whether it is through video virtual visits or in-person visits in clinic, the neuro-oncology team continues to be available for patients to ensure no interruption to their treatment... Click to Read the full Article!
American Neurological Association is Going Virtual!
CLICK HERE to learn more about the ANA 2020 Virtual Meeting, Complementary Registration for ANA Members, and Highlights of this year's virtual event!
Governor Evers today announced Wisconsin's "Badger Bounce Back" plan which outlines important criteria for Wisconsin to be able to reopen its economy in phases and includes steps to make sure workers and businesses are prepared to reopen as soon as it is safe to do so. In coordination with this announcement, at the direction of the governor, Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Andrea Palm issued Emergency Order #31 establishing the process and outlining the phases of the plan. The emergency order is available here.
The Badger Bounce Back plan is informed in part by the President's Guidelines for Opening Up America Again that was issued by the White House on April 16, 2020. Currently, Wisconsin does not meet the criteria the White House established to start reopening our state. The Badger Bounce Back plan takes important steps to get the state of Wisconsin there.
The goal of the Badger Bounce Back plan is to decrease cases and deaths to a low level, and increase capacity in our healthcare system so the phased reopening of businesses is possible. As part of that plan the state will be working to increase access to more testing and expand lab capacity. Under the Badger Bounce Back plan, everyone who needs a test should get a test. The state is setting a goal of 85,000 tests per week, averaging about 12,000 tests per day. More information on the state's testing efforts was released earlier today, and is available for review here.
Next, the state will be expanding contact tracing and more aggressively tracking the spread with the goal of every Wisconsinite who tests positive being interviewed within 24 hours of receiving their test results and their contacts being interviewed within 48 hours of test results.
Additionally, the state will continue to pursue every avenue to grow Wisconsin’s supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare and public safety entities to conduct COVID-19 testing, patient care, and public safety work. Finally, the plan works to bolster healthcare system capacity where patients can be treated without crisis care and there are more robust testing programs in place for at-risk healthcare workers.
The state will be looking for a downward trajectory of influenza-like illnesses and COVID-19 symptoms reported within a 14-day period, and a downward trajectory of positive tests as a percent of total tests within a 14-day period. When the state has seen these efforts be successful, Wisconsin can begin to turn the dial, re-open the state, and get businesses and workers back on their feet.
The Badger Bounce Back plan is available here. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s portion of the Badger Bounce Back plan aimed at helping to ensure workers and businesses are prepared and ready to bounce back is available here. The Badger Bounce Back plan in brief is also available here.
Governor Evers today directed Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to extend the Safer at Home order from April 24, 2020 to 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2020, or until a superseding order is issued. The order implements some new measures to ensure safety and support the progress we've made in containing COVID-19, but also allows certain activities to start up again.
The extension of the Safer at Home order includes a few changes. Some changes allow more businesses and activities to open back up, while other changes help make businesses safer for employees and customers.
The changes in this order go into effect on April 24, 2020. The order will remain in effect until 8 a.m. on May 26, 2020.
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