TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2020 PHYSICIANS: Coronavirus has captured the attention of the world. It is vital at this time that we as medical professionals are as well–informed and prepared as possible to educate, assist and reassure the public during the next several weeks. San Diego County Public Health Services has issued a FAQs sheet for Coronavirus, CLICK HERE . The number of Coronavirus cases has already exceeded the number of SARS cases in 2003. But for perspective, we know that the flu is a more serious public health threat to San Diegans than Coronavirus. However, the danger posed by the flu is not receiving the same level of media attention or public anxiety. Earlier today, San Diego County Medical Society's own Dr. Will Tseng , Chair of our Communications Committee and our lead on public health issues, will participate in a news conference with San Diego City Councilman Chris Cate and County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher to inform and reassure the public regarding Coronavirus and encourage people that it is safe to continue to shop and visit the Convoy area. This is your final reminder that the 2020 application cycle for the CalHealthCares loan repayment program is open — but is about to close. This week is your last chance to apply. Applications will be accepted until this Friday, February 7 th . Those eligible have graduated within the last five years (January 1, 2015) or will be graduating and moving towards employment no later than June 30, 2020. The loan repayment program aims to increase access to care for California's Medi–Cal patients and will award $340 million in loan repayments to encourage physicians to provide care to Medi–Cal beneficiaries. For more information and to apply CLICK HERE . As always, let me know if you have any questions! Paul Hegyi, CEO WHAT TO KNOW … CAHAN Health Advisory Update: 2019 Novel Coronavirus ? CLICK HERE As Coronavirus Cases Spread Across California, CDC Warns Count Will Keep Growing ? CLICK HERE Spreading Rapidly and Changing Daily, Coronavirus an Enigmatic Public Health Threat ? CLICK HERE Disciplinary Charges Against Santa Rosa Doctor Who Exempted Kids from Vaccines ? CLICK HERE As Out–of–Pocket Health Costs Rise, Insured Adults are Seeking Less Primary Care ? CLICK HERE Too Many Tests, Too Little Time: Doctors Say They Face ‘Moral Injury’ Because of a Business Model That Interferes with Patient Care ? CLICK HERE ‘It's Very Easy to Get Starry–Eyed About AI’: Experts Offer Warnings About Digital Disruption in Health Care ? CLICK HERE Drug Overdose Deaths Fall for First Time in Almost 30 Years ? CLICK HERE WHAT TO DO … FEB 14-17, 2020 : 33 rd Annual Practicing Physician’s Approach to the Difficult Headache Patient, Hosted by Diamond Headache Clinic Research & Educational Foundation, Marriott Marquis, San Diego ? CLICK HERE FEB 28-29, 2020 : Fundamentals of Obesity Treatment Course, 9.5 CME, Presented by Obesity Medicine Association, Hotel Republic, San Diego ? CLICK HERE MAR 12-13, 2020 : Future of Individualized Medicine, Hosted by Scripps Research Translational Institute, Samuel H. Scripps Auditorium, La Jolla ? CLICK HERE MAR 28, 2020 : 6–9pm, 2 nd Annual Champions for Health Soirée ‘Waves of Wellness’, Birch Aquarium, La Jolla ? CLICK HERE APR 2-5, 2020 : California Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, Paradise Point Resort, San Diego ? CLICK HERE JUN 19, 2020 : 6–10:30pm, Save the Date! SDCMS 150 th Anniversary ‘Rendezvous’ Gala, The Abbey on 5 th , San Diego ? CLICK HERE WHAT TO READ, LISTEN & WATCH … CMA in the Courts ? READ HERE Podcast ‘What the Health?’ Remaking Medicaid — Maybe ? LISTEN HERE Please Consider Supporting Our Advertisers … Thank You!