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More than 300 physicians, medical students participate in Doctor Day 2020 at State Capitol

01/30/2020 6:24 PM | Anonymous

January 30 - Wisconsin Medical Society Medigram

Doctor Day 2020 brought more than 300 physicians and medical students from across the state to Madison to meet with legislators and their staffs yesterday. Key issues included immunizations and the Clean Indoor Air Act.

Prior to meeting with legislators at the State Capitol, attendees heard from the leaders in both the Senate and the Assembly and the keynote speaker and political pollster, Charles Franklin, PhD, who discussed polling data on Medicaid and Medicare, the upcoming elections and health care policy.

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Assembly Minority Leader Gordon Hintz participated on the legislative leadership panel. Tim Stumm of Wisconsin Health News asked panelists about the impacts of the divided government, e-cigarettes and youth vaping, the personal conviction waiver for vaccinations and prescription drug prices, among other topics.

In addition to hearing from the speakers, attendees participated in breakout sessions lead by physicians and experts. These breakout sessions included Women’s Health, Public Health, Legal Update and the Surgical Collaborative of Wisconsin.

Now in its eighth year, Doctor Day is a partnership among the Wisconsin Medical Society and specialty associations. The day-long event provides a unique opportunity for physicians from across the state to collaborate and share with policymakers facts, data and personal accounts on timely health care issues.

“Doctor Day brings physician expertise and passion for caring for their patients and communities to the legislators,” said Wisconsin Medical Society CEO Bud Chumbley, MD, MBA.

View the article and photos here.

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