TUESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2022 PHYSICIANS: Prior to the March 8 th Board of Directors meeting, the SDCMS Nominating Committee will convene and consider a proposed slate of SDCMS Board of Directors candidates for 2022—23. To be eligible for service on SDCMS’s 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 2022. Additionally, for Geographic Directors, physicians must have their primary practice located within the geographic district. If you'd like to see the list of the nominees and information for anyone who wishes to seek nomination through petition CLICK HERE . The County of San Diego, San Diego County Medical Society, and Hospital Association of San Diego & Imperial Counties are hosting a Clinical Town Hall about the COVID–19 pandemic. These virtual sessions are designed by physicians, for physicians to share timely information and discuss issues specific to medical professionals. PLEASE SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday , January 5 th , 6 — 7:30 PM JOIN MEETING: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81838235368 WEBINAR ID: 818 3823 5368 AUDIO ONLY: (669) 900–6833 OR (346) 248–7799 * audio only participants will not have the opportunity to ask questions during the webinar A reminder that The San Diego County Medical Society (SDCMS) in partnership with The Doctors Company (TDC) invite you to attend an important and timely webinar ‘ How to Avoid Being Reported to the Medical Board ’ to help address these concerns. Join us for this FREE event on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, from 6–7:30pm. All are welcome, members and non–members, and attendees will also earn 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits upon conclusion. RSVPs are required, so please REGISTER NOW . As always, let me know if you have any questions! Paul Hegyi, CEO WHAT TO KNOW … San Diego County ERs Hit Hard by COVID–19. ‘Capacity is Exhausted’ CLICK HERE San Diego County Created a COVID–19 Warning System. Is it Paying Attention to the Danger Signs? CLICK HERE San Diego County Has Second Highest COVID–19 Hospitalizations in California CLICK HERE California's 2022 Ballot Will Be Heavy on Health Care — What to Expect in November CLICK HERE CDC: Omicron Now 95% of New US COVID–19 Cases CLICK HERE With Sexually Transmitted Infections Off the Charts, California Pushes At–Home Tests CLICK HERE Hospitals See Big Jumps in COVID–19 Patients, But this Surge is Different from Last Winter CLICK HERE CDC Backs Pfizer–BioNTech Booster for Immunocompromised Children CLICK HERE U.S. COVID–19 Infections Top One Million After Holiday Backlog CLICK HERE AMA Urges Supreme Court to Uphold Vaccination Mandates CLICK HERE San Diego County Residents Scramble to Get COVID–19 Tests CLICK HERE WHAT TO DO … JAN 11, 2022 : 12–1pm, Webinar ‘Virtual Grand Rounds: COVID Therapeutics’, Hear from experts who will discuss the evolving landscape of COVID–19 Therapeutics and prepare us for the potential oral medications in the pipeline, Sponsored by California Medical Association and California Health & Human Services Agency, 1 CME Credit Available, Free to CMA Members and Non–Members CLICK HERE JAN 11, 2022 : 12:15–1:15pm, Webinar ‘New Laws Affecting Physicians and Their Practices’, Sponsored by California Medical Association (CMA), Free to Members and $99 to Non–Members, CMA Senior Counsel and Director of Legal Advocacy Joey Cachuela and Legal Counsel Lance Martin discuss the new 2022 laws that are affecting physicians and their practices, highlight pending health legislation and explain CMA’s legal resources available to members CLICK HERE JAN 19, 2022 : 12:15–1:15pm, Webinar ‘No Surprises Act — The New Federal Law and its Impact on California Physicians’, This webinar introduces the ‘No Surprises Act,’ the federal surprise billing law enacted as part of the 2020 Consolidated Appropriations Act, It will address the impact of the No Surprises Act on physicians in California, including the interplay with AB 72 and other California–level surprise/balance billing protections, Free to CMA Members and their Staffs (with a promo code for Staff) and $99 to Non–Members CLICK HERE JAN 26, 2022 : 6–7:30pm, FREE Webinar sponsored by San Diego County Medical Society in partnership with The Doctors Company ‘How to Avoid Being Reported to the Medical Board’, All are welcome, Members and Non–Members, and attendees will also earn 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits upon conclusion, RSVPs are required CLICK HERE COVID –19 CLINICAL TOWN HALL TOMORROW 6:00 — 7:30 PM CLICK HERE TO JOIN ZOOM MEETING WHAT TO READ, LISTEN & WATCH … CMA in the Courts READ HERE Podcast ‘What the Health?’ Manchin Blows Up Biden’s ‘Build Back Better’ LISTEN HERE CMA Webinar: Telehealth Reimbursement and Privacy Laws: COVID–19 Emergency WATCH HERE CMA Webinar: What is Value–Based Care and What Does it Mean for My Practice? WATCH HERE CMA Webinar: Discussion on COVID–19 Vaccine Mandate and Workplace Issues WATCH HERE SDCMS Webinar: Understanding the Risks: How to Dismiss a Patient from Your Practice WATCH HERE SDCMS Webinar: Physician Wellness WATCH HERE SDCMS Webinar: Biosimilars Overview & Policy Landscape WATCH HERE SDCMS’ 151 st Virtual Presidential Installation WATCH HERE Please Consider Supporting Our Advertisers … Thank You!