TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2018 PHYSICIANS: The 147th Annual Session of the California Medical Association (CMA) House of Delegates (HOD) will soon be convening on October 13-14, at the Sacramento Convention Center. 　 CMA’s House of Delegates convenes annually to debate on the most important issues affecting members, the Association, and the practice of medicine. Actionable reports on those topics are presented and debated, and educational speakers are often invited to provide additional insight. The House also addresses any other issues referred to it by the Board of Trustees, including any changes to the Bylaws, matters regarding charters, etc. During Annual Session, the House elects officers, honors members for their service, and receives important updates about the activities of the Association in the past year. At this year’s House of Delegates, the Major Issue for the HOD will be Addressing the Cost of Health Care. If you'd like more information, such as event materials, agendas, reports, and more please CLICK HERE . Finally, on the 17th anniversary of 9/11 let us again remember the brave first responders and other heroes who sacrificed so much to save so many. Today is a humbling reminder of the courage, strength and perseverance that resides in the human spirit. As always, let me know if you have any questions! Paul Hegyi, CEO WHAT TO KNOW … CAHAN Alert - Hepatitis A • CLICK HERE Influenza Watch - Season & Summary 2017-18- County of San Diego • CLICK HERE Researchers to Test Novel Drug Combinations Against Toughest Breast Cancers • CLICK HERE Building a Better Brain-in-a-dish, Faster and Cheaper • CLICK HERE New National Training Program Aims to Mainstream Glyosciences • CLICK HERE California Prepares for a New War Over Soda Tax, and it Could Spill Over into 2020 Election • CLICK HERE Urgent Care Visits Increase as Emergency Room Visits Fall, New Study Finds • CLICK HERE Infectious Theory of Alzheimer's Disease Draws Fresh Interest • CLICK HERE Discreetly Tracking Down Sex Partners to Stop a Surge in STDs • CLICK HERE Modest Premium Increases as 'Obamacare' Stabilizes • CLICK HERE Avoidable Sepsis Infections Send Thousands of Seniors to Gruesome Deaths • CLICK HERE Why is San Diego's Heart Attack Rate 14% Lower than the Rest of the State • CLICK HERE New Video: Protecting Medical Staff Independence: The Tulare Case • CLICK HERE WHAT TO DO … SEPT 22-26: Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine Annual Conference. Sheraton Hotel and Marina, San Diego. • CLICK HERE OCT 11-12: CSU Institute for Palliative Care National Symposium. At Hyatt Mission Bay. • CLICK HERE OCT 12-14: UCSD School of Medicine Marks Its 50th Anniversary With Alumni Reunion Weekend. Information and Registration • CLICK HERE OCT 19: Top Doctors Gala at Farmer and the Seahorse CLICK HERE 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 at Hotel Irvine, 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. For info and registration • CLICK HERE WHAT TO READ, LISTEN & WATCH … CMA in the Courts • READ HERE Podcast "What the Health" Health Policy Goes to Court • LISTEN HERE Please Consider Supporting Our Advertisers … Thank You!