TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2019 PHYSICIANS: The SDCMS Nominations Committee has announced the annual call for nominations to the SDCMS board and officer positions. The committee will meet in December and prepare a slate of candidates for approval by the board next year and election in the spring. To be eligible for service on the SDCMS board of directors, physicians must have been active members of SDCMS for at least two years as of the date of assumption of duties: June 2020. Additionally, for geographic directors, physicians must have their primary practice located within the geographic district. To see the list of positions available for nomination and for more information please CLICK HERE . The California Medical Association held its Annual House of Delegates (HOD) meeting in Anaheim recently with over 500 physicians participating. Delegates reviewed research and discussed policies that will form the key points of CMA's legislative advocacy work next year. A major focus was homelessness as a public health issue as well as the related negative impact on California's emergency rooms due to new state legislation on the matter. Dr. Ted Mazer , former President of SDCMS and CMA, represented our association and discussed these issues and the work of the House of Delegates with local media which you can see if you CLICK HERE . I'd like to enthusiastically congratulate local physicians and CMA members David Bazzo, MD and Melissa Bishop, MD for being honored at the House of Delegates meeting. Dr. Bazzo received the 2019 California Medical Association Gary S. Nye Award for Physician Health and Well–Being because of His significant contributions toward improving physician health and wellness while Dr. Bishop was awarded the CMA's Compassionate Service Award for her commitment to community and charity work. To learn more about Dr. Bazzo's impressive work on PACE at UCSD CLICK HERE and to read about Dr. Bishop's remarkable history of community service CLICK HERE . Finally, some good news on the state's mandated sexual harassment prevention training deadline. The deadline has been changed from January 1, 2020 to January 1, 2021 and employers who trained their employees in 2018 can now maintain their two-year cycle and provide subsequent training in 2020 while still complying with the deadline. The new requirement clarifies that employers who train their employees in 2019 aren't required to provide refresher training until two years from the time the employee was trained. As always, let me know if you have any questions! Paul Hegyi, CEO WHAT TO KNOW … CMA to Organize Physician Volunteers for Wildfire Response ? CLICK HERE Measles Infection Causes ‘Immune Amnesia,’ Leaving Kids Vulnerable to Other Diseases ? CLICK HERE Wildfires, Power Outages Cause Unprecedented Healthcare Disruption in California ? CLICK HERE If Power Outages are California's New Normal, What About Home Medical Needs? ? CLICK HERE San Diego Authorities Warn Vaping Crisis Still a Threat ? CLICK HERE Medical Society Leaders Call for Tougher Federal Stance on E–Cigs ? CLICK HERE Diagnostic Gaps: Skin Comes in Many Shades and So Do Rashes ? CLICK HERE FDA Keeps Brand–Name Drugs on a Fast Path to Market — Despite Manufacturing Concerns ? CLICK HERE WHAT TO DO … NOV 7, 2019 : 5:30–8pm, SDCMS Physician Networking Opportunity and Mixer, Rock Bottom Brewery, 8980 Villa La Jolla Drive, La Jolla ? CLICK HERE NOV 7-8, 2019 : Western States Opioid Summit ‘Getting to Zero Overdoses: A Shared Vision of Best Practices’, Westin San Diego, San Diego, CME credits pending ? CLICK HERE NOV 13-16, 2019 : Academy of Consultation–Liaison Psychiatry Annual Meeting, Sheraton Hotel and Marina, San Diego ? CLICK HERE APR 2-5, 2020 : California Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, Paradise Point Resort, San Diego ? CLICK HERE WHAT TO READ, LISTEN & WATCH … CMA in the Courts ? READ HERE Podcast ‘What the Health?’ Spooky Stuff ? LISTEN HERE Please Consider Supporting Our Advertisers … Thank You!