TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 2021 PHYSICIANS: Today is the landmark day that Gov. Gavin Newsom has declared as the Golden State's ‘Re–Opening Day’ since the COVID–19 pandemic caused initial lockdowns in March of 2020. There is much to be hopeful for given the continuing rise in vaccinations in San Diego County and California, as well as the nation. Our number of cases and COVID hospitalizations have fallen dramatically. But those of us in the medical community know there is still much work to be done in putting the pandemic behind us. SDCMS will continue to work closely with and actively engage San Diego County's Board of Supervisors, Public Health Officer and Health and Human Services staff on COVID–19 as we have throughout this pandemic as we enter this new stage. San Diego County Medical Society invites you to attend an interactive webinar entitled ‘ Pay Less Taxes, Invest More, & Other Strategies to Maximize Wealth ’ featuring presenters from Bank of America’s Private Bank. Join us for this FREE event on Tuesday , June 22 nd from 6 — 7pm . The webinar will address questions commonly asked by physicians and other Private Bank high income clients on strategies to grow, preserve, and transfer their wealth. Topics include: Economic/market update, including thoughts on inflation and upcoming tax law changes Planning for estate and income taxes Optimizing investment portfolios while minimizing taxes All are welcome, both members and non-members alike. RSVPs are required so register now . Champions for Health’s Soirée is on Saturday , July 10 th at 6pm . We hope you can participate in this Annual Fundraiser for SDCMS' charitable arm. Champions provides crucial medical services for San Diego's underserved communities. Champions has distinguished itself in providing COVID–19 vaccinations in the County. Please CLICK HERE for tickets to the event or to donate to this very worthwhile and important organization. Finally, SDCMS’ 2021 Top Doctors only has 6 days left before the deadline for physician peers to select the top five percent (5%) of active San Diego County physicians. We encourage all of our region's doctors to participate in identifying physicians they trust for their clinical skills and believe are “Physicians of Exceptional Excellence.” CLICK HERE for details and to cast a ballot by the deadline. As always, let me know if you have any questions! Paul Hegyi, CEO WHAT TO KNOW … San Diego County Hits 83% of Goal Set for Locals Fully Vaccinated Against COVID–19 ? CLICK HERE Celebration of Lifting COVID–19 Restrictions Set for Tuesday ? CLICK HERE Some San Diego Restaurants Will Keep COVID–19 Guidelines ? CLICK HERE San Diego Hospitals Aren't Requiring Workers to be Vaccinated for COVID–19 ? CLICK HERE Wearing a Mask May Go from a Symbol of Responsibility to Vulnerability as California Reopens ? CLICK HERE Officials Raise Alarms About Another Respiratory Virus as COVID–19 Fades ? CLICK HERE Doctor on Call? Lawmakers Debate How Much to Pay for Phone Appointments ? CLICK HERE Kid COVID–19 Vaccines: 3 Takeaways from the FDA's Big Meeting ? CLICK HERE US Death Rates from Heart Disease, Diabetes See Largest Increase in More than 20 Years ? CLICK HERE WHAT TO DO … JUN 17, 2021 : 12:15–1:15pm, Webinar ‘Preparing for California's Electronic Prescribing Mandate’, Free for Members and $99 for Non–Members, Sponsored by CMA ? CLICK HERE JUN 22, 2021 : 6–7pm, FREE SDCMS Webinar ‘Pay Less Taxes, Invest More & Other Strategies to Maximize Wealth’, Welcome to Members and Non–Members ? CLICK HERE JUN 23, 2021 : 9am–12pm, FREE Training for Healthcare Providers: Screening and Response Practices for Domestic Violence & DV Strangulation, Sponsored by San Diego Domestic Violence Council & San Diego HHSA ? CLICK HERE JUN 23, 2021 : 12:15–1:15pm, Webinar ‘Return to Work Issues for California Physician Employers’, Free for Members and $99 for Non–Members, Sponsored by CMA ? CLICK HERE JUL 10, 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?’ Our 200 th Episode! ? LISTEN HERE Please Consider Supporting Our Advertisers … Thank You!