TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2020 PHYSICIANS: In coordination with the State of California, the California Medical Association, and Altais, we have been working around the clock to organize our “drive through” distributions of medical–grade PPE free of charge to practices with 50 or fewer physicians. Reservations were required — we have over 800 reservations — and are now closed. If you didn't register for this week's events, PPE can still be shipped to your practice in the next month if you qualify. Please email PPE@CMADocs.org to make that arrangement. Our staff is excited to see those practices who are participating tomorrow and Thursday at SDCCU Stadium! A reminder to you that SDCMS is forming a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and 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. Finally, congratulations to local ophthalmologist Dr. Robert Penner , whose company, Color Butler, Inc., won a prestigious Bronze Telly Award for Non-Broadcast Humor promoting the Color Butler iPhone app which helps the colorblind dress for success by color matching their clothes. Dr. Penner has lived with color vision deficiency his entire life and is an inspiration for how he has helped others overcome this challenge. You can view the award–winning video if you CLICK HERE . As always, let me know if you have any questions! Paul Hegyi, CEO WHAT TO KNOW … Scientists Partner with San Diego Transit and Health Workers to Study Wearable Devices for Detecting COVID–19 ? CLICK HERE Without a Vaccine, Researchers Say, Herd Immunity May Never Be Achieved ? CLICK HERE Who Gets the COVID–19 Vaccine First? Here's One Idea ? CLICK HERE ‘We Have Lost Control of this Fight.’ California Democrat Wants State Back Under Stay–At–Home Order ? CLICK HERE Canceled Elective Procedures Putting Pressure On Nation's Hospitals ? CLICK HERE Can You Get COVID–19 Again? It's Very Unlikely, Experts Say ? CLICK HERE San Diego Researchers Developing Blood Test to Catch Cancer Years Sooner ? CLICK HERE WHAT TO DO … JUL 29, 2020 : 7–8am, UC San Diego Health Grand Rounds Series ‘Public Health Perspectives on COVID–19’, Live Streaming on YouTube ? 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, 2020 : 12:15–1:15pm, Webinar ‘Closing, Selling, or Retiring Your Practice’, addressing practical and legal issues that arise when closing a medical practice, Welcome to Members and Non–Members, Sponsored by CMA ? CLICK HERE JUL 30-31, 2020 : 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 5, 2020 : 7:30–8:30am, UC San Diego Health Grand Rounds Series ‘COVID–19 and Kids’, Live Streaming on YouTube ? 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 AUG 11, 2020 : 12–1:30pm, CMA Virtual Grand Rounds ‘COVID–19 — The State of the Pandemic, Children, and Opening Schools’, Welcome to Members and Non–Members ? CLICK HERE AUG 12, 2020 : 7:30–8:30am, UC San Diego Health Grand Rounds Series ‘Controlling SARS CoV–2 — Lessons from Hong Kong’, Live Streaming on YouTube ? CLICK HERE AUG 13, 2020 : 12:15–1:15pm, New Webinar Series ‘Telehealth for Small and Medium Sized Practices’, 12–part series over 6 months discussing all aspects telehealth implementation, first installment provides a general overview, Welcome to Members and Non–Members, Sponsored by CMA ? CLICK HERE ON-GOING TO AUG 22, 2020 : 7 th Annual Champions for Health Virtual Sunset 5K Run, have fun while supporting Champions' efforts to help provide health care to San Diego County's underserved communities ? 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 MAR 20, 2021 : 6–9pm, 2 nd Annual Champions for Health Soirée, Birch Aquarium, La Jolla ? CLICK HERE ON-GOING : Genalyte COVID–19 Antibody Testing, conducted through a venipuncture procedure, results emailed in 24–48 hours, Del Mar Fairgrounds ? 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?’ Trump Twists on Virus Response ? LISTEN HERE Please Consider Supporting Our Advertisers … Thank You!