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MMA Members to Testify in St. Cloud on T21 Ordinance
Two members, including the MMA's president, plan to testify before the St. Cloud City Council on Nov. 6 when that body discusses an ordinance that would restrict sales of tobacco in the city limits to those under age 21. Read more here
MMA-backed Ordinance Restricting Menthol Tobacco Passes in St. Paul
On Nov. 1, the Saint Paul City Council voted 6-1 to pass an ordinance that will restrict the sale of menthol tobacco products to adult-only tobacco shops and liquor stores. Read more here.
MMA Provides Feedback on State's HIE Efforts
On Oct. 31, the MMA submitted comments on the Minnesota Department of Health's legislatively mandated study and recommendations on health information exchange (HIE) in Minnesota. Read more here.
Call for Submissions: Medical students, Residents and Fellows
Minnesota Medicine is inviting medical students, residents and fellows to submit abstracts of original research or clinical vignettes by Jan. 27, 2018. The submissions demonstrating appropriate quality will be selected for publication in the magazine and authors will be invited to present their work in a poster session at the MMA's 2018 Annual Conference in St. Paul. Submissions should be no longer than 500 words plus references. Research abstracts should include a brief description of the research problem, methodology and results, and a discussion of the findings. Clinical vignettes should include a description of the case, the diagnosis and treatment approach, and a discussion of the implications of the case. Submit your abstracts and vignettes here. Contact the editor with questions.
Early Access to Super Bowl LII Tickets for MMA Members
MMA members have an advance opportunity to purchase Super Bowl LII tickets and hospitality packages directly through the NFL. The game will take place Feb. 4 at U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis. To learn more about this opportunity, contact the MMA's personal representative Jeff Kauzlarich by email or phone 763-334-6974.
Policy Council Positions Available for MMA Members
The MMA is looking to fill several vacancies on the MMA Policy Council effective Jan. 1, 2018. The 40-member group, which was created in 2013, provides a representative mechanism for obtaining broad member input, feedback, and ideas on critical health policy issues facing Minnesota physicians. More information can be found here. Members who are interested should email Janet Silversmith or call 612-362-3763.
Volunteer Openings Available on MMA Policy Committees 
Volunteer positions are available on each of the following MMA policy committees of the Board of Trustees: Ethics and Medical-Legal Affairs; Finance and Audit; Medical Practice & Quality; Membership and Communications; and Public Health. Read more here
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