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NYCU May 28, 2024

  TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2024 PHYSICIANS: The County’s Overdose Data to Action (OD2A) team would like to share with SDCMS the latest edition of their quarterly newsletter, found at OD2A Quarterly Newsletter Winter 2023. This quarter’s theme is transition and includes information about the transition of the County’s CDC–funded OD2A program to the Overdose Surveillance and Response (OSAR) program. The Winter 2023 OD2A newsletter also contains information about how prescribers can earn continuing medical education (CME) credits by completing the OD2A–developed opioid stewardship academic detailing modules, featuring a special CURES 2.0 module. Additionally, ...

NYCU April 2nd, 2024

  TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2024 PHYSICIANS: Congratulations to Adama Dyoniziak, Executive Director of Champions for Health, for being named one of California’s 2024 ‘TB Elimination Heroes.’ Adama received this honor from the California TB Controllers Association (CTBA). Champions recently held a highly successful San Diego in–person TB Prevention Education and Community Engagement Summit that brought together providers and representatives from community–based organizations to learn more about TB prevention, share practices for engagement of communities at risk, and develop a community action plan. In addition, Champions for Health has successfully partnered with the County ...

NYCU February 21, 2024

  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2024 PHYSICIANS: The San Diego Braver Angels Alliance is hosting ‘Skills for Disagreeing Better’, a free workshop Saturday, March 16th from 10am to Noon. The program goals include developing understanding of the values and concerns of people who differ from you politically; building better skills for listening in a way so that the other person feels heard; and better skills for sharing viewpoints in a way so that the other person might hear — even if they disagree. You can REGISTER HERE. REGISTRATION FOR SAN DIEGO’S TB PREVENTION EDUCATION ...

NYCU February 6, 2024

  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2024 PHYSICIANS: The American Heart Association and Sharp HealthCare will be hosting a virtual community conversation on heart attack and heart failure in women, specifically, what to look out for and ways to prevent heart disease. ‘Community Conversation: Pregnancy, Maternal Health & Your Heart’ will be tomorrow, February 7th, at 6pm. They will have guest speakers Dr. Joanna Adamczak, who is a physician in maternal fetal medicine at Sharp Mary Birch, and Dr. Marin Nishimura, who is a physician in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine at Sharp Grossmont Hospital. ...

NYCU January 23, 2024

  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2024 PHYSICIANS: It is with sadness that I share Paul K. Raffer, MD has passed at the age of 76 after a courageous battle with cancer. Dr. Raffer was not only a distinguished former leader for San Diego County Medical Society but earned a reputation as a knowledgeable and compassionate physician. He had a solo private practice for decades in Chula Vista. He was also a talented musician and singer, which he enjoyed sharing at community events. Dr. Raffer was predeceased by his wife Donna. He is survived by ...

NYCU December 19, 2023

  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2023 PHYSICIANS: The SDCMS Nominations Committee has announced the annual call for nominations to the SDCMS board and officer positions. The committee will meet in January and prepare a slate of candidates for approval by the board later that month and election in the spring. To be eligible for service on the SDCMS Board of Directors, physicians must have been active members of SDCMS for at least two years as of the date of assumption of duties: June 2024. Additionally, for Geographic Directors, physicians must have their primary practice ...