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9 Topics Set for Open Issues Forum at Annual Conference
Nine issues ranging from no-cost contraception to barring tobacco sales to military personnel under age 21 will be discussed during the Open Issues Forum from 7 to 8:15 a.m. on Sept. 23 as part of the MMA's Annual Conference in Rochester. Read more here
MMA, AMA Continues Their Support of DACA
Previous to President Trump's decision this week to end, in six months, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program (the "dreamers"), the MMA and the AMA had raised concerns. Read more here.
Petitioners Seek to Add New Conditions for Medical Cannabis Eligibility
Advocates for a number of medical conditions have officially begun lobbying the Minnesota Department of Health to expand the number and variety of conditions that would make an individual eligible to participate in the state's medical cannabis program. Read more here
Hazelden Physician to Discuss Treatment of Opioid Use Disorders
The second installment of the fall series of MMA's ongoing opioid lectures will take place Sept. 12 from 12:10 to 1:15 pm in Room 5-125 of Moos Tower on the University of Minnesota Minneapolis campus. Marvin D. Seppala, MD, CMO, from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, will discuss "Treatment of Opioid Use Disorders." Read more here.
New Officers Selected in Membership-wide Elections
Outgoing MMA Board Chair and Rochester-based cardiologist Douglas Wood, MD, has been elected president-elect of the MMA. He will assume his new position as an MMA officer at the 2017 Annual Conference, Sept. 23, in Rochester. Read more here.
Annual Conference Spotlight: Pain Management and Opioid Use
Not only will the opening keynote of the MMA's 2017 Annual Conference focus on addressing the opioid epidemic, but two breakout sessions during the conference will explore the topic as well. Read more here
Save the Date: MMA's 2018 Day at the Capitol is March 14
The MMA's annual Day at the Capitol will be held March 14 next year. It's a fantastic opportunity to get directly involved in the advocacy process at the Capitol and meet with state legislators. The 2018 session starts Feb. 20, so our Day at the Capitol is at the opportune time to start influencing pro-medicine legislation. Get it on your calendar today!
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