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Leaders Call New Annual Conference a Success
More than 140 physicians gathered on Sept. 19 and 20 for two days of education, policy discussions and networking at the MMA's Annual Conference held at Madden's on Gull Lake near Brainerd. It was an increase in attendance of nearly 50 percent over previous years. Read more here.
Leadership Changes Made at Annual Conference
Donald Jacobs, M.D., was inaugurated as the MMA's 148th president on Sept. 19 at the Annual Conference. Read more here.
Members, Lawmaker Lauded with Foundation Awards
Four members and one legislator were honored with MMA Foundation Awards at this year's Annual Conference. Read more here.

MMA Launches Advocacy All-Star Program

As part of its renewed commitment to grassroots advocacy by physicians, the MMA has launched a new program called the Advocacy All-Stars. Read more here.

Four U of M Students Receive Medical Scholarships

On Sept. 16, the MMA Foundation awarded four students from the University of Minnesota Medical School with scholarships. The first-year students include Lee Morris from Sabin; Nicole Pothen from Faribault; Rachel Warnert from St. Joseph; and Jason Weiderin from Park Rapids. Read more here.

Fact Sheet on Hydrocodone Changes Now Available

The AMA has created a fact sheet on the Drug Enforcement Administration's final rule that reschedules hydrocodone combination products into Controlled Substance Schedule II. The change takes effect Oct. 6. Read more here.

Free Workshop on Helping Patients with Health Choices

The Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement and MN Community Measurement are offering a free one-day workshop on motivational interviewing, shared decision-making and health coaching to help you become a more effective listener and guide your patients' choices. The workshop is Oct. 10 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in St. Cloud. Learn more here; register by Sept. 29. CME is available.

Learn How to Maximize Your Time with Patients

The MMA is teaming up with the world-renowned Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis to offer physicians two free half-day workshops on talking to patients at the theater on Oct. 11 from 8:30 a.m. to noon and Oct. 30 from 2:30 to 6 p.m. Read more here.

Losing Sleep Over a Patient?

Minnesota Medicine is interested in knowing about the last time you lost sleep over a patient. What was going on? Why were you concerned? Were you able to resolve the situation? Send us your story and we'll enter your name in a drawing for Minnesota Opera tickets. Click here to submit.
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