TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2021 PHYSICIANS: Today, people from around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate #GivingTuesday . Please join your physician colleagues by making a tax–deductible donation to Champions for Health, the charitable non–profit for San Diego County Medical Society. Champions for Health has made a major difference in providing access to care and helping fulfill the needs of the medically underserved and minority communities in San Diego County. The pandemic has also resulted in Champions taking on a significant role in helping vaccinate those communities throughout our vast County. Their work is more important than ever and they need and deserve your financial support. Please DONATE HERE to support Champions' worthwhile programs. With children 5 and up now eligible for vaccination, the CalVax Grant deadline has been extended until December 17 th . Individual practices may receive up to $55,000 to support vaccination efforts, and to be eligible, practices must complete Section A of the myCAVax application process. 2,100 California medical organizations have already received over $28 million to help cover the costs associated with serving as a COVID–19 community vaccination site. With only $12 million left in available funding, the time to apply for a #CalVaxGrant is now! Qualifying organizations can receive up to $55,000, and the application process is easy. Learn more and apply today: CalVaxGrant.org or call (916) 551–2565 for one–on–one assistance and more information. The County of San Diego, the San Diego County Medical Society, and the Hospital Association of San Diego and Imperial Counties are hosting another Clinical Town Hall about the COVID–19 pandemic. These virtual sessions are designed by physicians, for physicians to share timely information and discuss issues specific to medical professionals. PLEASE SAVE THE DATE: Thursday , December 2 nd , 6 — 7:30 PM JOIN MEETING: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81838235368 WEBINAR ID: 818 3823 5368 AUDIO ONLY: (669) 900–6833 OR (346) 248–7799 * audio only participants will not have the opportunity to ask questions during the webinar Five new CME webinars on Alzheimer's disease and related dementias are now available on the Champions for Health Alzheimer’s Project website. These free on–demand webinars cover screening, evaluation and diagnosis, management of behavioral symptoms, and caring for the caregivers. The fifth new webinar covers the controversial FDA approval of aducanumab for MCI and early–stage Alzheimer's. A recent article tells of insurers' position on the drug; Medicare is not set to determine their payment schedule until April. As always, let me know if you have any questions! Paul Hegyi, CEO WHAT TO KNOW … San Diego County's COVID Hospitalizations Rise Slightly ? CLICK HERE UC San Diego Hustling to Find Omicron Variant of Coronavirus to Help Assess Threat to Public Health ? CLICK HERE San Diego Reports 401 COVID Cases, 10 Deaths as County Monitors Omicron Variant ? CLICK HERE Morning Report: Examining COVID's Death Toll in San Diego ? CLICK HERE New Antiviral Drugs are Coming for COVID. What You Need to Know ? CLICK HERE How Bad Will Omicron Be? Scientists Won't Really Know for Months ? CLICK HERE Vaccines vs. Omicron: The Next Big Test in the Coronavirus Pandemic ? CLICK HERE With Federal COVID Sick Leave Gone, Workers Feel Pressure to Show Up at Work ? CLICK HERE With Winter Looming, Cancer Patients and Doctors Seek More COVID Protection ? CLICK HERE Enforcement Begins Today for L.A.’s COVID–19 Vaccine Requirements ? CLICK HERE Supreme Court to Hear Landmark Abortion Case This Week ? CLICK HERE WHAT TO DO … DEC 7, 2021 : 12–1:30pm, CMA Virtual Grand Rounds ‘COVID–19 and the Holidays — Where Do We Stand and Updates on Testing and Outpatient Treatment’, Erica Pan, MD, CA’s State Epidemiologist will Update About the State of COVID–19 in California, Testing and COVID–19, Injectable Monoclonal Antibodies: New Options for the Outpatient Setting, 1.5 CME Credits, Welcome to Members and Non–Members, Sponsored in Partnership with CA HHSA, CAPA & OPSC ? CLICK HERE DEC 14, 2021 : 7–8pm, CMAs FREE Online Wellness Engagement Groups — Tuesday Series, for Physicians Screening/Treating Patients with ACEs or Toxic Stress, 1 CME Credit per Session ? CLICK HERE DEC 15, 2021 : 9–10am, FREE Webinar ‘Mindfulness as a Support for Healing Conversations and Actions Toward Social Justice and Equity’. Rhonda V. Magee, JD, professor of law, Long–time mindfulness teacher, scholar of contemplative education, and practitioner of mindfulness, will deliver the 2021 Stephen E. Straus Distinguished Lecture in the Science of Complementary Therapies. Professor Magee will describe some of the research on how mindfulness has been shown to help us, for example, increase our emotional resilience; address fears, anxieties, and other emotions; choose how we will respond to injustice; and change unhelpful habits. She will also discuss an exciting new area of study: focusing on external mindfulness and its effects as individuals interact with others, their environments, and the array of challenges facing us all. Sponsored by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health ? CLICK HERE WHAT TO READ, LISTEN & WATCH … CMA in the Courts ? READ HERE Podcast ‘What the Health?’ The Big Biden Budget Bill Passes the House ? 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 CMA Webinar: Discussion on COVID–19 Vaccine Mandate and Workplace Issues ? 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 SDCMS’ 151 st Virtual Presidential Installation ? WATCH HERE COVID –19 CLINICAL TOWN HALL THIS THURSDAY 6:00 — 7:30 PM CLICK HERE TO JOIN ZOOM MEETING Please Consider Supporting Our Advertisers … Thank You!