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Speakers Set for Single Payer Forum
Three speakers have been scheduled to participate in the single payer forum on Aug. 19 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the University of Minnesota's Continuing Education and Conference Center. Read more here.
Half-day Rates Available for Annual Conference
If you can't break away for two days to attend the 2014 MMA Annual Conference, take advantage of a special half-day rate of $25 to see national speakers and a gubernatorial debate, take part in policy discussions or attend CME accredited programming. Read more here.
Honoring Choices Minnesota Updates Advance Care Planning Forms
Honoring Choices Minnesota recently updated its health care directives to make them more user-friendly and added a new "short form," which provides additional options for individuals when making their advance care decisions. Read more here.
Registration Now Open for Patient Safety Conference

The Minnesota Alliance for Patient Safety will hold the region's leading patient safety conference on Oct. 23 and 24 at Minneapolis Marriott Northwest in Brooklyn Park. Read more here.

Legislative Wrap-up Available Online

The 2014 legislative session was short but sweet for Minnesota physicians. For a complete review, visit the MMA website. There, you'll find information on the MMA's legislative priorities as well as other issues that came up during the session.

White Coat Ceremonies Scheduled for August

The next generation of physicians-in-training will enter a new phase of their medical education during White Coat ceremonies in Minneapolis and Duluth during August. Read more here.

Stratis Health Chosen to Lead Quality Efforts for Medicare

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has awarded a Quality Innovation Network - Quality Improvement Organization contract to Stratis Health and two other entities to support work improving health care for Medicare beneficiaries in Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin. The new contract takes effect Aug. 1. Read more here.

Seen an Unusual Case Recently?

Minnesota Medicine would like to know about it. We are highlighting unusual cases or medical "zebras" in the October issue. We are interested in stories about patients with illnesses rarely seen in Minnesota or challenging diagnoses or about encounters that are noteworthy for another reason. We will publish short case studies (approximately 500 to 600 words not including references, tables or figures). You should briefly describe the case and discuss its significance. If you have one to share, please send it to Kim Kiser. Deadline is Aug. 11.
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