TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2020 PHYSICIANS: The San Diego County Medical Society Executive Committee has issued a strong Statement of Support for Public Health Officers in light of the resignation of 7 made since mid–April. Many are targets of threats and harassment. “The San Diego County Medical Society strongly supports public health officers. SDCMS joins the California Medical Association, California Academy of Family Physicians, and State Senator Richard Pan, MD, in calling for support and protection of our public health officers, especially during the COVID–19 pandemic. Seven county public health officers have resigned since mid–April, the most recent was Dr. Nicole Quick in Orange County who was harassed and threatened for requiring mask use in public to help prevent the spread of COVID. This is untenable. These are public servants who have a difficult job and are vitally necessary, especially now. They require the full support and protection of the community they serve to keep us all healthy. SDCMS condemns this behavior of doxing, targeting, and intimidating physicians for doing their jobs and following the science and their best medical judgment.” To read the rest of the statement CLICK HERE . On Monday , June 22 nd from 11am–12pm , the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce is convening a virtual panel, Exploring Cost Savings Solutions in Health Care . Among the possible solutions is increased uptake of biosimilar medicines. The FDA has repeatedly stated that highly–similar versions of biologic medicines, or biosimilars, show no meaningful differences in safety or efficacy. The CMA Board of Trustees recently passed a policy resolution authored by SDCMS physicians in support of the biosimilars market. SDCMS Board Member and CMA Trustee Dr. William T–C Tseng is confirmed to speak alongside Congressman Scott Peters and others on this panel. The Chamber has generously opened the panel invitation to SDCMS members. You can register online if you CLICK HERE . As always, let me know if you have any questions! Paul Hegyi, CEO WHAT TO KNOW … CAHAN Health Advisory Update: E–cigarette, or Vaping, Product Use–Associated Lung Injury (EVALI) ? CLICK HERE CAHAN Health Advisory Update: Coronavirus 2020 (COVID–19) Test, Trace and Treat (T3) Strategy ? CLICK HERE What Police Chokeholds Can Do To The Brain ? CLICK HERE ‘Things Have Gotten Ugly’ — Pandemic Pushback Drives Health Directors to Quit ? CLICK HERE COVID–19 Patients with Underlying Health Conditions Are 12 Times More Likely to Die: CDC ? CLICK HERE Trial Shows Drug Reduces Coronavirus Deaths By One–Third Among Severely Ill Patients ? CLICK HERE California Immunization Rate Drops by 40% During Pandemic ? CLICK HERE Who's Dying of COVID–19 May Be Determined Just As Much By Race As By Age ? CLICK HERE WHAT TO DO … JUN 24, 2020 : 12–1pm, ACEs Aware Webinar ‘Fundamentals of ACE Screening and Response in Pediatrics’, multidisciplinary case–based panel lead by CA Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris ? CLICK HERE JUN 25, 2020 : 12:15–1:30pm, Webinar ‘Best Practice Telemedicine: Reduce Your Risk and Enhance the Patient Experience’, 1 CME Credit, Welcome to Members and Non–Members, Registration Required, Sponsored by The Doctors Company (TDC) and SDCMS ? CLICK HERE JUN 27, 2020 : 9–10:30am, Webinar ‘Medical and Surgical Advances in the Treatment of Obesity’, 1.5 CME Credits, Free Live Presentation and Faculty Q&A, Sponsored by UC San Diego School of Medicine ? CLICK HERE 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 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 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?’ Say What? The Spread of Coronavirus Confusion ? LISTEN HERE Please Consider Supporting Our Advertisers … Thank You!