TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2018 PHYSICIANS: CMA’s annual House of Delegates was held October 13 – 14 th at the Convention Center in downtown Sacramento. Over 500 physicians, medical students and residents from all over California gathered to debate policies related to lowering the cost of health care in California while maintaining physician led practices. Of note, SDCMS Treasurer Toluwalase "Lase" Ajayi, M.D. chaired the Council on Medical Services, the group responsible for drafting all the recommendations considered at the House. Dr. Ajayi did an amazing job presenting the findings of her council and explaining to the entire House their reasoning, earning accolades from all involved. Our own Theodore M. Mazer, M.D., completed his term as CMA President, handing the reigns to Los Angeles physician David H Aizuss, M.D. Former SDCMS President Robert E. W ailes, M.D. was re-elected Chair of the CMA Board of Trustees, the governing body of the association. Former SDCMS President Susan Kaweski, M.D. elevated to Chair of CALPAC, the political action committee of CMA. And finally, SDCMS Board member Vimal I. Nanavati, M.D. was newly elected Treasurer of CALPAC. You can read more about the deliberations at the House of Delegates and resulting policy proposals here. CLICK HERE As always, let me know if you have any questions! Paul Hegyi, CEO WHAT TO KNOW … Electronic Health Records Show Promise in Ending Unnecessary Testing • CLICK HERE Overdose Deaths Have Fallen for Six Months. Is it Temporary or Sign of a Corner Turned? • CLICK HERE Lesbians, Gay Men and Bisexuals are Delaying Health Care, Study Finds • CLICK HERE Older HIV Patients Struggle with Loneliness and Depression - and Lack of Services • CLICK HERE A National Goal: Prevent a Million Heart Attacks and Strokes by 2022 • CLICK HERE Proposition 4 Could Boost Funding for California Children's Hospitals • CLICK HERE Fentanyl Smuggled from China is Killing Thousands of Americans • CLICK HERE Gilead's HIV Prevention Pill Can Greatly Reduce New Infections in Targeted Rollouts • CLICK HERE Los Angeles Opthalmologist Installed as 151st President of CMA • CLICK HERE WHAT TO DO … OCT 25: SDCMS Physician Networking Opportunity and Social Mixer, 5:30-8:00 pm, Rock Bottom Brewery in La Jolla. To register CLICK HERE NOV 2: Shriners Western Regional Burn Conference. Shriners Hospital in Sacramento. CME Credit Approved. • CLICK HERE NOV 8-10: Cardiovascular, Allergy & Respiratory Summit (CARPS) at Wyndham San Diego Bayside. Optional workshops Nov 7 • CLICK HERE NOV 9: Women in Medicine 2018 Conference in Irvine, CA. • CLICK HERE NOV 10: Champions for Health Annual 5K Solana Beach Walk/Run • CLICK HERE NOV 16-17: Pain Care for Primary Care (PCPC) with Dr. Bazzo at Wyndham San Diego Bayside. Optional Addiction workshop Nov 15. • CLICK HERE NOV 30: Deadline for Nominations for SDCMS' 10th Annual "Office Manager of the Year" Contest. Email Nominations to Hanna.Basler@SDCMS.org WHAT TO READ, LISTEN & WATCH … CMA in the Courts • READ HERE Podcast "What the Health" Republicans' Preexisting Political Problem • LISTEN HERE Please Consider Supporting Our Advertisers … Thank You!