TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2020 PHYSICIANS: SDCMS is forming a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. Membership in the committee will be limited, however, we look forward to working together as an entire Medical Society towards these goals. If you wish to nominate yourself or a colleague please email SDCMS@SDCMS.org and we will send you the nomination questionnaire. All committee members must be SDCMS members. If you are nominating a colleague, please ensure that they are willing to serve. The State of California is making millions of pieces of medical–grade PPE — including N95 masks, surgical masks, shields, gowns and gloves — available FREE of charge to practices with 50 or less physicians. SDCMS is partnering with CMA and the California Office of Emergency Services to distribute this equipment to qualifying small and medium–sized medical practices through local “drive through” events. Reservations are required through CMA’s online registration, and are being accepted now through July 21 st only . Please CLICK HERE to fill out the online form placing only one request per practice location. PPE Relief kits include up to a two–month supply. Details regarding local distribution will follow via email. COVID–19 cases are surging in California, and particularly in Imperial County. Medical personnel volunteers are urgently needed in Imperial County . There are several routes to support this medical mission, the most efficient is through the California Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) and their California Medical Assistance Team (CAL–MAT) Program. Deployments are typically 2 weeks or longer. Shifts are often 12 hours day or night. Travel, meals and lodging are provided. The physician pay ranges from about $60 – $75 per hour depending on experience and CAL–MAT members become paid state employees, sworn in as disaster service workers while activated with liability and occupational health coverage. Currently the CAL–MAT Program is filling multiple missions throughout California. CLICK HERE for additional information on this EMSA program and CLICK HERE to apply. General questions may be submitted to CAL.MAT@emsa.gov , and for mission–specific questions regarding clinical work or possible assignments please contact Dr. Backer directly at Howard.Backer@emsa.ca.gov or El Centro Regional Medical Center CEO Adolphe Edward at Adolphe.Edward@ecrmc.org for more info on work in the alternate care site or the hospital. As always, let me know if you have any questions! Paul Hegyi, CEO WHAT TO KNOW … Half of Consumers Avoid Seeking Care Because It's Too Difficult ? CLICK HERE ‘We're Just Overwhelmed’: The View from Inside Hospitals as Coronavirus Surge Hits ? CLICK HERE Why a Coronavirus Vaccine Won't End the Pandemic By Itself ? CLICK HERE Hit or Miss: Californians Describe Vastly Different COVID–19 Testing Experiences ? CLICK HERE One–Third of Young Adults May Be at Risk of Severe COVID–19, Especially if They Smoke or Vape ? CLICK HERE As California Tops 300,000 Cases, Delays, Confusion Hamper Efforts to Expand Coronavirus Testing ? CLICK HERE ‘People Can't Ignore It Anymore’: Across the Country, Minorities Hit Hardest by Pandemic ? CLICK HERE WHAT TO DO … JUL 16, 2020 : 12:15–1:30pm, Webinar ‘Getting Back to Business: Strategies for Success’, 1 CME Credit, Welcome to Members and Non–Members, Registration Required, Sponsored by The Doctors Company (TDC) and SDCMS ? CLICK HERE JUL 28, 2020 : 12–12:45pm, Free Webinar ‘How to Prevent Kidney Stones’, 0.75 CME Credit, Sponsored by UC San Diego School of Medicine ? CLICK HERE JUL 28, 2020 : 12:15–1:15pm, Webinar ‘Diversifying Revenue Through Value–Based Care, a Physician's Experience’, helping independent primary care physicians and health centers successfully pursue value–based care, Welcome to Members and Non–Members, Sponsored by CMA and Aledade ? CLICK HERE JUL 29, 2020 : 12–1pm, ACEs Aware Webinar ‘Fundamentals of ACE Screening and Response in Adult Medicine’, case–based panel discussing the components of screening and developing comprehensive treatment ? CLICK HERE JUL 30-31, 2020 : New Webinar Series ‘COVID–19 Dynamics & Evolution’, uniting researchers working at the forefront of the scientific response to the pandemic, focusing on quantitative and computational approaches to studying SARS-CoV-2 dynamics and evolution including modeling virus transmission and control efforts, estimating epidemiological parameters, and phylogenetic analyses, promoting discussions and exchange of ideas between specialists to accelerate progress in fighting COVID–19, Scientific Sessions: $100, Live Stream Public Forum: Free, Sponsored by UC San Diego School of Medicine ? CLICK HERE AUG 7-8, 2020 : 7am daily, Hugh Greenway’s 37 th Annual ‘Superficial Anatomy & Cutaneous Surgery’ Virtual Course, 18.75 CME Credits, Sponsored by UC San Diego School of Medicine and Scripps ? CLICK HERE SEP 10-12, 2020 : 7am daily, 11 th Annual ‘Early Childhood Mental Health (ECMH)’ Virtual Conference, Sponsored by UC San Diego School of Medicine ? CLICK HERE SEP 18, 2020 : 6–10:30pm, SDCMS’ 150 th Anniversary ‘Rendezvous’ Gala, The Abbey on 5 th , San Diego ? CLICK HERE MAR 20, 2021 : 6–9pm, 2 nd Annual Champions for Health Soirée, Birch Aquarium, La Jolla ? CLICK HERE WHAT TO READ, LISTEN & WATCH … CMA in the Courts ? READ 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 Podcast ‘What the Health?’ Open the Schools, Close the Bars ? LISTEN HERE Please Consider Supporting Our Advertisers … Thank You!