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Forum Illustrates Disparity Gap in Minnesota
About 75 physicians, residents, medical students and public health workers gathered at St. Paul's Wilder Center on June 17 to discuss Minnesota's problematic health care disparities. Read more here.
MMA Launches Medical Cannabis Page
Now that medical cannabis has been approved for use in Minnesota, MMA members have a lot of questions about what's next. The MMA has developed a new webpage with a series of Frequently Asked Questions. Members are also encouraged to send in questions regarding the new law and how it might affect how medicine is practiced in Minnesota.
Registration Now Open for Single Payer Forum

Physicians interested in taking part in the MMA's single payer health insurance forum on Aug. 19 can now register for the event. The forum, which will weigh the pros and cons of a single-payer system, will take place at the University of Minnesota's Continuing Education and Conference Center.

Member Receives Pediatric Society Award

MMA member Daniel Broughton, M.D., FAAP, received the 2014 Distinguished Service Award from the Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics on June 13 at the group's annual meeting in Bloomington. Read more here.

Deadline Approaches for Choosing Wisely Video Contest

The deadline for submitting a brief video (five minutes or shorter) promoting the Choosing Wisely campaign is approaching. Members have until July 1 to enter the video contest and win up to $400. Read more here.

Cardiologists Needed for Measurement Workgroups

Minnesota Community Measurement (MNCM) is looking for two cardiologists to participate in workgroups that will develop measures for optimal diabetes and optimal vascular care. The workgroups will meet in September and will be looking at the cholesterol component of the composite measures. For more information and to participate, visit the MNCM website.

MMA and MMA Foundation Looking for Award Nominations

The MMA and the MMA Foundation are looking for nominees for its annual awards, which honor physicians and medical students in the state who have made outstanding contributions to their profession, their practice or the world around them. The deadline for nominations is June 30. Read more here.
Digital Rounds - The MMA Blog
Digital Rounds MMA's Blog
Nowadays, physicians are often encouraged to work toward standardized care. But, personalized medicine relies on the relationship between the physician and the patient to really understand what treatment makes the most sense. Read more here.
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