TUESDAY, JULY 13, 2021 PHYSICIANS: There is a Virtual Webinar on Wednesday, July 21 st from 6:00 to 7:30pm on ‘Aducanumab for Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease: Controversy & Patient Communications’. It will be moderated by Steven Koh, MD and will be a panel discussion among geriatric specialists that will clarify controversial issues surrounding FDA's recent approval of aducanumab for treatment of Alzheimer's disease, and appropriate messaging to patients and family members. The presentation will cover: Importance of early screening, and how to conduct Specific testing needed to be conducted prior to referral Potential risks and side effects of aducanumab Other current clinical trials that may be appropriate Presented by The Alzheimer’s Project Clinical Roundtable and Co–Sponsored by Champions for Health and the San Diego County Medical Society. The webinar is provided free of charge in cooperation with The Doctors Company and is awarded 1 .3 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits. CLICK HERE to register. As California continues its efforts to vaccinate all eligible residents against COVID–19, the state is creating new support for community–based physicians to help our state reach its vaccination goals. The CalVaxGrant is a new program administered by Physicians for a Healthy California (PHC) that will offer grant funding, one–on–one my CAvax support and vaccine administration resources for physician practices. The CalVax Grant is open until August 13 th , and individual practices may receive up to $55,000 to support vaccination efforts, and to be eligible, practices must complete Section A of the myCAVax application process. Funded by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), the practice support grants will help physicians and medical practices (with 200 or less physicians) administer COVID–19 vaccines in their community, as well as reimburse for related expenses incurred since November 2020. Allowable expenses include staffing, training, technology, infrastructure, supplies/equipment and administrative overhead. Small practice providers can apply to receive $10,000 for up to five vaccination sites for a total of $50,000. Additionally, small practice providers can receive an additional $1,000 per site (up to five sites for an additional $5,000) if their vaccination sites match high priority areas as noted by the CDPH. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (916) 551-2565 for more information. Finally, congratulations to Dr . Ni – Cheng Liang of SDCMS’ Wellness Committee, who has been recognized by Mindful Magazine as one of the 10 Powerful Women of the Mindfulness Movement 2021. You can read the article HERE . As always, let me know if you have any questions! Paul Hegyi, CEO WHAT TO KNOW … Reflections From a Former Intern CLICK HERE More than 800 New COVID–19 Cases Reported in San Diego County Since Last Friday CLICK HERE In Abrupt Turnaround, California to Let School Districts Decide How to Enforce Mask Rules CLICK HERE ‘The Party is Winding Down’: States and Insurers Resurrect Barriers to Telehealth, Putting Strain on Patients CLICK HERE FDA Issues Warning for Johnson & Johnson Vaccine After Cases of Rare Neurological Disorder CLICK HERE Top U.S. Officials See Booster Shots as Inevitable CLICK HERE FDA Approval of a Vaccine Could Compel Thousands in California to Get Shots CLICK HERE Government Oversight of COVID Air Cleaners Leaves Gaping Holes CLICK HERE Federal Speech Rulings May Embolden Health Care Workers to Call Out Safety Issues CLICK HERE WHAT TO DO … JUL 20, 2021 : 7–8pm, FREE Webinar Series ‘ACEs Online Wellness Engagement Groups’, for Physicians Screening/Treating Patients with ACEs or Toxic Stress, 6 Monthly Tuesday Sessions, 6 CME Credits, Welcome to Members and Non–Members, Sponsored by CMA CLICK HERE JUL 21, 2021 : 6–7:30pm, FREE Webinar ‘Aducanumab for Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease: Controversy & Patient Communication’, 1.3 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits, Presented by The Alzheimer’s Project Clinical Roundtable, Co–Sponsored by CFH & SDCMS with TDC CLICK HERE AUG 8, 2021 : 4–5pm, ‘Mindful Physician Course’, to Reduce the Risk of Physician Burnout, First of Seven Small Group Sessions, CME Credits Available, Conducted by Ni–Cheng Liang, MD CLICK HERE SEP 16, 2021 : 1–6:30pm, Online Physician Coaching ‘The Art of Coaching: Passion for Performance Improvement’, First Module Teaches the Fundamentals of Physician Coaching, Offered by Jeffrey M. Smith, MD and SurgeonMasters CLICK HERE SEP 23–26, 2021 : Obesity Medicine 2021 Summit ‘Overcoming Obesity’, 30 CME Credits, in Chicago or Virtually, Presented by Obesity Medicine Association CLICK HERE WHAT TO READ, LISTEN & WATCH … CMA in the Courts READ HERE Podcast ‘What the Health?’ Un–Trumping the ACA LISTEN HERE ACEs Aware Webinar: Building Trauma–Informed Connections Via TeleHealth During COVID–19 WATCH HERE CMA Webinar: Telehealth Reimbursement and Privacy Laws: COVID–19 Emergency WATCH HERE CMA Webinar: Employment and Practice Staffing Issues: COVID–19 Emergency 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!