TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2019 PHYSICIANS: I apologize in advance for the length of today’s NYCU, but there are a number of important matters deserving of your attention. Since the last time I wrote you, the heartbreaking shooting has occurred at Chabad of Poway. The shooting is particularly tragic for San Diego’s medical community as Lori Gilbert-Kaye, the woman killed by the terrorist, was married to Dr. Howard Kaye of the Scripps Coastal Medical Group and a 25-year SDCMS member. SDCMS released a statement from Dr. David E. J. Bazzo , our President: ‘Gun violence is a public health issue that threatens the safety of our communities. The physicians and staff at the San Diego County Medical Society want to express our grief and distress about the shooting at the Chabad of Poway synagogue. We condemn all acts of hate and want to convey our support and love for the Jewish community and all affected by this violence. We understand that many continue to feel distress, grief, mental and emotional trauma because of this terrible event. We strongly urge members of our greater San Diego community who are suffering because of this tragedy to reach out to their health care providers as well as others in their community for support during this difficult time. You are not alone and should not suffer alone.’ On another subject, expect to see important emails related to a survey from the California Medical Association’s new Well Physician (WPCA) initiative today in your inbox. The statewide survey begins in San Diego to better understand physician burnout and professional fulfillment and responses will guide future efforts to develop resources and interventions for the betterment of the medical profession and care and well-being of patients. Invitations to participate will include a personalized link, the survey takes about 10-12 minutes to complete and your response is completely confidential. I strongly encourage you to participate and complete the survey. For more information, please CLICK HERE . Finally, voting for ‘Top Doctors’ opened yesterday and goes until June 17. We invite you to participate in the selection process for Physicians of Exceptional Excellence — Top Doctors 2019 . The SDCMS leadership wishes this process, while not perfect, to be fair, open and honest for physician peers selecting the top 5% of active San Diego County physicians. Both member and non-member San Diego County physicians are encouraged to participate. For more information, please CLICK HERE . As always, let me know if you have any questions! Paul Hegyi, CEO WHAT TO KNOW … CAHAN ALERT: Update on Measles Outbreak ‣ CLICK HERE CDPH Recommends International Travelers Vaccinate Against Measles ‣ CLICK HERE Misguided Doctors and Bad Information are Fueling the Return of Measles ‣ CLICK HERE This Mom Wants You to Know What Measles Did to Her Baby ‣ CLICK HERE Number of US Measles Cases Continues to Climb, Now with 764 Reported ‣ CLICK HERE Vaccines Protect Us. But does the US Constitution Protect Anti-Vaccine Parents? ‣ CLICK HERE Meth vs. Opioids: America Has Two Drug Epidemics, But Focuses on One ‣ CLICK HERE Employed Physicians Outnumber Self-Employed ‣ CLICK HERE Affordable Care Act Premium Rates Projected to Increase by 10 Percent ‣ 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?’ Bye-Bye, ACA, and Hello ‘Medicare for All’ ‣ LISTEN HERE Please Consider Supporting Our Advertisers … Thank You!