TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2019 PHYSICIANS: Please join your physician colleagues and honored guests at a wonderful event this Thursday evening at Paradise Point Resort. The SDCMS ‘Rendezvous by the Bay’ dinner begins at 6pm. This event (formerly referred to as our ‘White Coat Gala’) brings together hundreds of physicians, their spouses and significant others, local, state and national legislators and other distinguished attendees to celebrate the installation of our incoming President. We will be installing James H. Schultz, MD, MBA, FAAFP as SDCMS President for 2019—2020, and thanking David E. J. Bazzo, MD, FAAFP, CAQSM for his services as President for 2018—2019. San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer will provide welcome remarks. For more information and tickets, please CLICK HERE . The first major state legislative deadline occurred this past week and I'm excited to report on numerous victories for physicians and patients because of the advocacy team at the California Medical Association. State Senator Richard Pan, MD, succeeded in having SB 276, his legislation to tighten vaccine exemptions, move forward. AB 744, a bill to expand payments for Telehealth services, and AB 764, legislation limiting marketing incentives for sugar-sweetened beverages, both continue on. We can also be gratified that AB 890, the dangerous scope of practice bill, failed to move forward. A lot is happening at the statewide level on health care policy and issues that impact the quality of life for our member physicians. I encourage you to try to stay up to date with all of the latest developments. One way to do so is reading the highlights from the California Medical Association's most recent Board of Trustees Meeting. You can find them if you CLICK HERE . As always, let me know if you have any questions! Paul Hegyi, CEO WHAT TO KNOW … CAHAN Measles Notification - Updated Measles Investigation Quick Sheet ‣ CLICK HERE Escalating Workplace Violence Rocks Hospitals ‣ CLICK HERE Industry Aims to Extinguish Bills That Would Make California First State to Ban Flavored Tobacco ‣ CLICK HERE Applications for First Round of CalHealthCares Student Loan Repayment Program Shows Overwhelming Provider Desire to Serve Medi-Cal Beneficiaries ‣ CLICK HERE The Generic Drugs You're Taking May Not Be As Safe Or Effective As You Think ‣ CLICK HERE Connecting with Patients Can Keep Physicians from Becoming 'Uncomfortably Numb’ ‣ CLICK HERE Highly Potent Weed Has Swept the Market, Raising Concerns About Health Risks ‣ CLICK HERE Mental Health Care Accounts for a Growing Number of Private Insurance Claims, Report Finds ‣ CLICK HERE UCSF Study on Marijuana Legalization Finds Uptick in Drug Abuse, Decrease in Chronic Pain Reports ‣ CLICK HERE WHAT TO DO … MAR 26-JUN 30, 2019 : On-Demand CME Webinar on Pain Management for Older Adults available at no charge. Covers appropriate prescribing of opioid medication. Produced in partnership with The Doctors Company and Champions for Health ‣ CLICK HERE MAY 22, 2019 : CMA Webinar ‘How to Utilize the Independent Dispute Resolution Process (IDRP)’ to appeal interim payments under AB 72, 12:15-1:15pm ‣ CLICK HERE MAY 23, 2019 : SDCMS Rendezvous By The Bay, Installation of new SDCMS President, 6-10 pm, Paradise Point Resort, 1404 Vacation Drive, San Diego ‣ CLICK HERE JUN 7, 2019 : 4th Annual San Diego Professional Palliative Care Conference ‘Changing Tides: Innovation in Palliative Care’, 8am-4:30pm, University Union Student Ballroom, CSU Inst for Palliative Care, 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos ‣ CLICK HERE JUN 28-30, 2019 : 62nd San Diego Academy of Family Physicians' Annual Symposium, Paradise Point Resort, 1404 Vacation Drive, San Diego ‣ CLICK HERE JUN 30, 2019 : Champions for Health Soiree ‘Awakening Wellness’, 5pm, Japanese Friendship Park Lower Pavilion, Balboa Park ‣ CLICK HERE OCT 12-16, 2019 : Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine Annual Conference, Sheraton Hotel & Marina, San Diego, Learn evidence-based integrative medicine, AMA PRA Category 1 CME accredited program ‣ CLICK HERE WHAT TO READ, LISTEN & WATCH … CMA in the Courts ‣ READ HERE Podcast ‘What the Health?’ States Race To Reverse ‘Roe’ ‣ LISTEN HERE Please Consider Supporting Our Advertisers … Thank You!