TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2022 PHYSICIANS: The CalHealthCares Loan Repayment Program is open and accepting applications until February 25, 2022. It has approximately $54 million for physicians this cycle to award to qualifying applicants in loan repayments of up to $300,000 in exchange for a five–year commitment. To help prospective applicants with their application process, CalHealthCares has been hosting webinars to walk interested applicants through the process by providing an overview of the application, important timelines, common errors, and the scoring system. The webinars conclude with a live question and answer session. Interested applicants have one more opportunity to attend a live application webinar on February 18 , 2022 , from 12 — 1 PM . You can CLICK HERE to register. For more information, we encourage interested physicians to visit CalHealthCares.org . You are invited to Make San Diego HPV Cancer Free , a virtual summit to prevent HPV cancers, on Friday , March 4 th . Please join the San Diego healthcare community in recognizing California Preteen Vaccine Week and International HPV Awareness Day by sharing data, dialogues, best practices and commitments, all to Make SD HPV Cancer Free! The Keynote Address is from 10 AM to 12 PM and will focus on Adolescent Vaccination in San Diego County and Vaccination and Preventative Health: Impact on Marginalized Communities During COVID–19. To register, CLICK HERE . Once again, we hope you will join us for Champions for Health’s 3 rd Annual Soirée . Champions for Health is SDCMS’ non–profit organization committed to serving the medical needs of poor and underserved communities in San Diego County. This years’ Soirée ‘ To Wellness and Beyond ’ will take place on Saturday , March 19 th at 5 PM at the San Diego Air & Space Museum in Balboa Park. Your support is greatly needed so please CLICK HERE for more information or to purchase tickets. A reminder that ‘COVID–19 for the Long Haul: Post COVID Recovery and Care’ is a collaborative symposium presented by SDCMS and UC San Diego Health on February 26 th from 9 AM — 1 PM . CME Credit is pending. This symposium brings you up to date information from leading respected experts to support your identification of Long COVID and to understand how to manage this complex condition. Participate in this symposium to prepare yourself to enhance your diagnosis and treatment of Long COVID patients. CLICK HERE to register. As always, let me know if you have any questions! Paul Hegyi, CEO WHAT TO KNOW … COVID–19 Hospitalizations Drop Again in San Diego County at 751 CLICK HERE FDA Authorizes Use of New Eli Lilly COVID–19 Antibody Treatment CLICK HERE FDA Delays Meeting on Kids Vaccines as Pfizer Promises More Data CLICK HERE Why Millions on Medicaid Are at Risk of Losing Coverage In the Months Ahead CLICK HERE The Greatest Danger of COVID During Pregnancy is Not to Baby but to Mom CLICK HERE COVID Precautions Are Part of Hispanic Community’s Efforts to Tend to Community Good CLICK HERE Newsom Again Teases ‘Endemic Plan’ as California Counties Shift Strategy CLICK HERE Biden Administration Purchases 600K Doses of New COVID–19 Antibody Drug CLICK HERE CMS Expands Coverage of Lung Cancer Screening with Low Dose Computed Tomography CLICK HERE The Next Vaccine Debate: Immunize Young Children Now, or Wait? CLICK HERE C.D.C. Proposes New Guidelines for Treating Pain, Including Opioid Use CLICK HERE WHAT TO DO … FEB 22, 2022 : 12–1pm, FREE Webinar ‘NEPO Special Topics: Building Meaningful Allyship with LGBTQ+ Populations in a Health Care Setting’. The first installment of the NEPO Special Topics Webinars is a panel discussion of the unique experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals as well as practical, actionable suggestions for how to improve communication with this population in a health care situation. Sponsored by NEPO and Physicians for a Healthy California with support from Union Bank CLICK HERE FEB 24, 2022 : 12:15–1:15pm, Webinar ‘HIPAA Privacy and Security: Still A Challenge After All These Years’. This webinar will discuss both the privacy and security measures required by HIPAA. You will learn how to assess your clinic for risks of privacy and security incidents and what steps to take to minimize those risks. Lastly, the webinar will provide an overview of a HIPAA breach and the required steps of a breach analysis. Free to CMA Members, $99 for Non–Members, Free to Member Staff with Promo Code CLICK HERE FEB 26, 2022 : 9am–1pm, Free Webinar ‘COVID–19 for the Long Haul: Symposium on Post COVID Recovery and Care’, a collaborative symposium with UC San Diego Health and San Diego County Medical Society. Long COVID is an emerging public health concern, with substantial impact on society ranging from increased health care costs to economic and productivity losses. This symposium brings you up to date information from leading respected experts to support your identification of Long COVID and to understand how to manage this complex condition. Attend this symposium to prepare yourself to enhance your diagnosis and treatment of Long COVID patients. CLICK HERE MAR 8, 2022 : 12–1pm, Free Webinar ‘Virtual Grand Rounds: Long COVID — What Is It and What Are the Symptoms?’ Sponsored by California Medical Association and CA Health and Human Services Agency in partnership with Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons of California and California Academy for PAs. What are the long–term effects of COVID? In this next edition of Virtual Grand Rounds, we welcome clinical experts who will discuss post–acute sequelae of SARS–CoV–2, known as Long COVID. CME of 1 PRA Category 1 Credit Available. Free to Members and Non–Members CLICK HERE WHAT TO READ, LISTEN & WATCH … CMA in the Courts READ HERE Podcast ‘What the Health?’ FDA Takes Center Stage 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: How to Avoid Being Reported to the Medical Board 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!