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AMA Asks Congress to Allow CDC to Study Gun Violence
On June 13, the AMA House of Delegates adopted Late Resolution 1101-Gun Violence as a Public Health Crisis, in response to the Orlando shootings. It calls upon Congress to "overturn legislation that for 20 years has prohibited the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from researching gun violence." Read more here
State Expands its Newborn Screening Program
The Minnesota Department of Health has added three new disorders to the state's newborn screening program. Screening of these new conditions is expected to begin January 2017. Read more here.
MMA Receives High Marks in Value/Satisfaction Survey 
The MMA's annual value/satisfaction survey offered some great news. Members gave us some of the highest ratings in the survey's five-year history. Read more here.
Have a Concern or Idea about Medical Practice? Submit it for Consideration at the Annual Conference
The MMA wants to know about the issues that keep physicians awake at night. The Open Issues Forum, held each fall as part of the MMA Annual Conference, is your opportunity to bring issues to the attention of the MMA, to discuss concerns submitted by your fellow physicians, and to get perspective on issues from physicians across the state. Click here to submit your issue today.
Delegates Sought for This Fall's Annual Conference
The MMA is seeking delegates for this fall's House of Delegates meeting to take place Sept. 24 during the 2016 Annual Conference in St. Louis Park. The HOD is being reconvened after a three-year hiatus to decide whether the MMA will continue the governance changes adopted in 2013, and whether any additional changes are needed. Read more here.
TCMS to Host Zika Educational Event at U of M
The Twin Cities Medical Society will host an educational forum on Zika July 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Moos Tower, Room 2-620, on the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota. It is open to physicians, medical students and other health care providers. Read more here.
Have a Talent Outside of Medicine? Perform at the Annual Conference and Win Prizes
MMA members are talented and we're going to prove it at this year's Annual Conference. We are looking for members to perform in the MMA's Got Talent show on Friday, Sept. 23, from 9 to 10:30 p.m. Whether you sing, play piano, tell jokes, juggle or do imitations, if you do it well we want to hear from you. Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place. Read more here
Physicians, Medical Students: Share your Favorite Healthy Recipe
Do you like to cook? Do you have a favorite recipe you share with patients? Minnesota Medicine is covering topics related to food and nutrition in its September/October issue.  We would like to feature recipes from physicians and medical students that are quick and easy to make, and are good for you. Please share your favorites (and tell us what makes them healthy). They can be for all or for specific populations (for example, persons with diabetes or hypertension). We will also include them in an online resource that you'll be able to share with patients. Send recipes to Kim Kiser by July 1.  Limit two per person. 
Win Free ZDoggMD Swag; Save the Date for the 2016 Annual Conference
In a new video greeting, ZDoggMD, the entertaining keynote speaker/rapper for this year's Annual Conference, encourages all Minnesota physicians to save the date for this year's big event Sept. 23 and 24 in St. Louis Park. Registration is scheduled to open in June. In the meantime, you can let others know that you plan to be there. Add your name to the Annual Conference website and you may be selected to win autographed swag from ZDoggMD himself.
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