TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2022 PHYSICIANS: On August 24 th , from 6:00pm to 7:30pm , SDCMS and Bank of America Private Bank are hosting the first of two special webinars on Financial Wellness for Physicians . These events are FREE for both members and non–members. Participants will be able to: Be better organized and educated with respect to your financial life. Master a better understanding of how to save, invest, and protect your earned income and accumulated wealth Learn to develop your own lifestyle, legacy and philanthropic goals (on your own or with the help of an advisor) Part 1 topics provide in–depth discussion on savings and investing, financial trust basics, and navigating income taxes For webinar details, CLICK HERE . With support from the County of San Diego, Champions for Health, working with a team of physicians and pharmacists, most of whom are members of the Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force, and are very passionate about opioid use and pain management, has designed a free CME course on “ Innovations and Smart Approaches in Safe Prescribing ”. Please visit The Doctor Company ’s website to access their free, innovative new CME course for the latest in pain management and safe prescribing. They have assembled the newest tools, methods, and updated guidelines to safely treat patients in pain. They will walk you through both pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments, recognize opioid use disorder (OUD), and even begin medication assisted treatment (MAT) in patients recovering from OUD. For more information, please visit thedoctors.com , click on the ‘Education and CME’ tab, Click ‘View All Programs’, and scroll down the list of programs until you find Innovations and Smart Approaches in Safe Prescribing. If you have any further questions, please contact Katy Rogers at (619) 508–4460 . Speaking of Champions and the great work they do providing medical assistance to San Diego County's underserved and minority communities, I'd like To encourage you to attend their ‘ Casino Night ’ fundraiser on October 8 th from 5 to 9pm at the Vault at Veloce Motors . The event features casino–like entertainment and raffle prizes, with proceeds to benefit Champions’ Project Access San Diego (PASD) and Immunization Programs. For more information, please CLICK HERE . Another reminder to encourage your patients who are experiencing a suicide, mental health or substance use crisis to call or text the new 9 – 8 – 8 number to get help for themselves or a loved one. People will be connected to a trained counselor who can help them and connect them to services in the area where they live. This new service is in addition to the County’s Access and Crisis Line (ACL) at (888) 724–7240 . For more information, CLICK HERE . As always, let me know if you have any questions! Paul Hegyi, CEO WHAT TO KNOW … Omicron is Considered a Milder Virus, But Scientists Aren’t So Sure CLICK HERE ‘Frustration and Stress’: State Officials Fault Rollout of Monkeypox Vaccine CLICK HERE Post–Roe More Americans Want Their Tubes Tied. It Isn’t Easy CLICK HERE Colleges Warn Students About Monkeypox Risk as Fall Term Approaches CLICK HERE Biggest Polo Threat in Years Sparks Alarms from New York to California CLICK HERE C.D.C. 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After a massive summer surge of COVID–19, with many Americans having had COVID–19 more than once, we are still grappling to understand the epidemiology, cause and mainifestations of Long COVID. After an update on the current status of COVID–19 and other emerging infectious diseases including Monkeypox from Er. Erica Pan, we will be hosting a UCSF cardiologist who will discuss the cardiac manifestations of Long COVID. 1 CME Credit. Welcome to members and non–members. Co–sponsored by CalHHS in partnership with Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons in California and CAPA. CLICK HERE SEP 14, 2022 : 6–7:30pm, FREE SDCMS Webinar ‘Financial Wellness for Physicians Part 2’, a 2–part series designed to help physicians manage important financial decisions by expanding financial knowledge, topics to include starting a business, saving for retirement, and giving back, welcome to members and non–members, hosted in partnership with Bank of America Private Bank CLICK HERE SEP 28, 2022 : 6–7:30pm, FREE SDCMS Webinar ‘Top Five Risks for Your Practice’, increase your awareness and understanding of the top five risks associated with medical practices, receive guidance and strategies to help reduce your practice risks, welcome to members and non–members, hosted in partnership with The Doctors Company CLICK HERE OCT 6, 2022 : 9:30am–4pm, Virtual 19th Annual NEPO (Network of Ethnic Physician Organizations) Summit: Beyond Unconscious Bias to Health Care Equity. The summit will cover topics critical to diverse physicians and patients including reproductive and maternal health outcome disparities, women physician well–being, and practice transformation. CLICK HERE OCT 8, 2022 : 5–9pm, Champions for Health ‘Casino Night’ fundraiser at The Vault in Veloce Motors, features casino–like entertainment and raffle prizes, proceeds to benefit Champions’ Project Access San Diego (PASD) and Immunization Programs CLICK HERE OCT 12-16, 2022 : 8am daily, Overcoming Obesity 2022 Conference, Learn how to treat Adult/Childhood Obesity utilizing Nutrition, Behavioral Modification, Physical Activity, and Pharmacotherapy. 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