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MMA and Partners Offering 2 Events as Part of Health Equity Month
The MMA, along with nine other health care organizations, is declaring January 2018 to be Health Equity Month in Minnesota. Read more here.
State Budget Picture Further Complicates 2018 Session
On Dec. 5, Minnesota Management and Budget, the state's fiscal agency, revealed its November economic forecast, which predicts a $188 million budget deficit in the 2018-2019 biennial budget and a deficit of $586 million in 2020-2021. Read more here.
State Releases New Opioid Prescribing Guidelines
On Dec. 1, the governor's office announced new guidelines developed by the Department of Human Services' Opioid Prescribing Work Group, intended to help physicians and other health care providers decide when to prescribe opioids, how much to prescribe, and how to monitor their use. Read more here
Grant to MMA Will Support New Vision for Quality Measurement
The MMA has received a 13-month grant from the COPIC Medical Foundation to support the MMA's efforts to streamline and simplify quality measurement. The MMA will work to develop a physician-consensus core measure set, and use it to influence the measures used as part of the state's mandated quality measurement of physician practices, as well as the measures selected by MN Community Measurement. Read more here.
Internist Honored by TCMS Foundation
The Twin Cities Medical Society Foundation recently honored Elie Gertner, MD, FACP, with its Charles Bolles Bolles-Rogers Award. Read more here
Medical Students Appoint 2018 Officers
The MMA's Medical Student Section (MSS) approved its new officer structure, and elected its 2018 MSS Executive Committee on Dec. 2. 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 Feb. 28, 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.
Minnesota Wild Salutes Health Care Professionals Dec. 14
The Minnesota Wild will hold its first annual "Salute 2 Scrubs" Appreciation Game on Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. at Xcel Energy Center. The event is to honor and recognize all health care professionals in Minnesota. With each ticket purchased, attendees will receive a special t-shirt. The home team faces off against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Click here for details.
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, 2018. 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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