TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2022 PHYSICIANS: As part of a grant funded through the San Diego HHSA on Academic Detailing for Licensed Prescribers of Opioids, Champions for Health is requesting your participation in an evaluation of CURES 2.0 and Opioid Attitudes among licensed prescribers of opioids . This survey will provide valuable insight into physician prescribing patterns and CURES 2.0 platform usage. As a practicing physician in San Diego County, Champions for Health would appreciate your input in this brief 10–minute survey. As an incentive, five survey participants will be randomly selected to win a $200 Amazon gift card. Please complete the survey HERE by March 31 st for your chance to win. Speaking of Champions for Health, their 3 rd Annual Soirée is this Saturday , March 19 th at 5 PM at the San Diego Air & Space Museum in Balboa Park . Champions for Health is SDCMS’ non–profit organization committed to serving the medical needs of poor and underserved communities in San Diego County. We hope you can attend! Your support is greatly needed so please CLICK HERE for more information or to purchase tickets. The Ilan–Lael Foundation is offering day long retreats at Ilan–Lael in Julian to thank frontline COVID workers. Healing the Healers Retreats are free to all frontline COVID workers in our community and limited to small groups so that your experience is safe yet intimate. This includes doctors, nurses, aids, custodians, pharmacists — anyone in the medical community that has been working on the front lines of the COVID crisis. It is a day to rest, relax and recharge. Your retreat day includes; morning coffee and treats, a docent–led tour of Ilan–Lael which is the renowned home and studios of James and Anne Hubbell, art instruction and materials, lunch al fresco , discussion group, and mindful movement and self–care. You can learn more information or reserve a spot HERE . Allison Yip is a PGY–2 Internal Medicine resident in the Primary Care Pathway at UCSD. She is conducting a research study with Dr . Jill Blumenthal and Dr . Stacy Charat to evaluate how primary care practitioners offer gender–affirming hormone treatment to assess potential gaps in transgender healthcare. This survey is meant for independent practitioners and not resident physicians in training. She has asked primary care physicians only to be kind enough and help fill out this quick Qualtrics survey . Those who complete the survey HERE can receive a $10 electronic gift card to Amazon.com via email, which will not be linked to the survey response. A reminder that on Wednesday , March 23 rd from 6 — 7:30 PM , SDCMS is hosting a FREE webinar in conjunction with The Doctors Company, ‘ Understanding Malpractice Risks for NPs , PAs and Supervising Physicians ’. This worthwhile webinar is worth 1 CME Credit and I strongly encourage your participation. You can REGISTER HERE and view more information HERE . As always, let me know if you have any questions! Paul Hegyi, CEO WHAT TO KNOW … COVID–19 is Fading. But Ending the Health Emergency Could Leave Us Vulnerable CLICK HERE Pfizer CEO Says Another COVID Booster Will Be Needed CLICK HERE Which Coronavirus Vaccine Will Work in the Youngest Children? CLICK HERE CDC’s New COVID Metrics Can Leave Individuals Struggling to Understand Their Risk CLICK HERE COVID–19 Hospitalizations Continue Downward Trend in San Diego County at 225 CLICK HERE Hybrid ‘Deltacron’ COVID Virus is a Biological Curiousity. Is It a Cause for Alarm? CLICK HERE Even Mild COVID Cases May Be Causing Accelerated Brain Shrinkage, Study Says CLICK HERE New Vaccine Findings Pose Tough Questions for Parents of Young Children CLICK HERE Pandemic Medical Innovations Leave Behind People with Disabilities CLICK HERE Global COVID–19 Deaths May Be Triple Official Reports: Study CLICK HERE San Diego County Shrinks Its COVID–19 Tracing Program CLICK HERE WHAT TO DO … MAR 23, 2022 : 6–7:30pm, Free Webinar ‘Understanding Malpractice Risks for NPs, PAs and Supervising Physicians’. Sponsored by SDCMS in collaboration with The Doctors Company. Earn 1.0 CME Credit. This webinar will focus on the most frequent risks that could result in a malpractice claim for NPs, PAs and Supervising Physicians; Implement Three Strategies for reducing liability; Discuss the California Scope of Practice requirements for NPs and PAs; and Understand the Importance of Communicating Effectively with Patients and the Health Care Team, across patient cultures and identities CLICK HERE APR 5, 2022 : 12–1pm, Free Webinar ‘Virtual Grant Rounds: Long COVID — Part 2’. Sponsored by California Medical Association and CA Health & Human Services Agency in partnership with Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons of California and California Academy for PAs. CME of 1 PRA Category 1 Credit Available. Free to Members and Non–Members CLICK HERE APR 18, 2022 : 3–5pm, Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento. California Medical Association (CMA) is hosting a member–only training on the upcoming ballot initiative threatening to end California’s long–standing liability reform law — the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA). Participants will have the opportunity to receive a comprehensive overview and in–depth media training on the ballot initiative CLICK HERE MAY 10, 2022 : 12–1pm, Free Webinar ‘Virtual Grant Rounds: Long COVID — Part 3’. Sponsored by California Medical Association and CA Health & Human Services Agency in partnership with Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons of California and California Academy for PAs. CME of 1 PRA Category 1 Credit Available. Free to Members and Non–Members CLICK HERE WHAT TO READ, LISTEN & WATCH … CMA in the Courts ? READ HERE Podcast ‘What the Health?’ Congress Shelves COVID Funding for Now LISTEN HERE CMA Webinar: Telehealth Reimbursement and Privacy Laws: COVID–19 Emergency WATCH HERE CMA Webinar: What is Value–Based Care and What Does it Mean for My Practice? WATCH HERE SDCMS Webinar: COVID–19 for the Long Haul: Post COVID Recovery and Care WATCH HERE SDCMS Webinar: How to Avoid Being Reported to the Medical Board WATCH HERE SDCMS Webinar: Understanding the Risks: How to Dismiss a Patient from Your Practice WATCH HERE SDCMS Webinar: Physician Wellness WATCH HERE SDCMS Webinar: Biosimilars Overview & Policy Landscape WATCH HERE Alzheimer’s Project Clinical Roundtable Free On–Demand CME Webinar Series on Dementia WATCH HERE Please Consider Supporting Our Advertisers … Thank You!