WCMS Newsletter: August Edition

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WCMS Newsletter: August 2018

Thank you for your membership to WCMS, the leading medical association for legislative action and community outreach in Washtenaw County since 1827.
Call for 2019 WCMS Leadership Nominations

Ready to hone your leadership skills and work with talented colleagues in a meaningful way? Consider running or nominate a fellow physician for these WCMS officer positions:

  • President-Elect
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Delegate & Alternate Delegate
  • Committee Volunteers (Legislative, Finance, Membership)

Submit the nominee's information to Gabrielle Szlenkier by October 5.

MSMS Organizational Remodeling

Access the MSMS website to learn more about plans for The Next 150 Years here. The recommendations are a product of the MSMS Board of Directors' Task Force on Membership and Sustainability. MSMS readdressed the need for organizational remodeling at the 2018 House of Delegates meeting.

Opioid Survey: CMU College of Medicine Medical Students

CMU College of Medicine M2’s Derek Wolfe and Kultaj Kaleka, under the guidance of Dr. Juliette Perzhinsky, MD, MSc, have asked Michigan physicians to take a few minutes and complete a survey on the new Michigan opioid prescribing laws. The results of the survey may be informative in how best to involve prescribers in the crafting of legislation that affects medical practice, especially as it relates to the opioid crisis. The short, 11-question electronic survey has been exempted by their local Institutional Review Board. The survey is low burden, voluntary and should only take five minutes to complete.

Please email Derek Wolfe or Dr. Perzhinsky with any questions. The survey closes on Aug. 15.

RSVP for Upcoming WCMS Events

Attend the fall Legislative Update meeting on Monday, September 10 at 7:30 AM at WCMS. Invited legislators include Congresswoman Debbie Dingell and State Reps. Donna Lasinski, Yousef Rabhi, and Adam Zemke.

Please note this revised date! Make sure to attend our "Balance" MedConnect event on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 6:30 PM at the Ann Arbor City Club. Attendees will learn how physicians balance the emotional demands of work with external outlets, like writing, playing music, photography, and more!

Don't miss our "Meet the Candidates" event on Monday, Oct. 15 at 6:30 PM at the Ann Arbor City Club.

WCMS' governing body, the Executive Council, meets the first Thursday of each month at 6 PM starting again on September 6 at WCMS.

RSVP for any of these complimentary events at today!


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