TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2022 PHYSICIANS: SDCMS’ own President, Toluwalase ( Lase ) Ajayi , MD will be giving an important talk on September 21 st at 1 PM via webinar as part of Scripps Research’s Front Row Lecture series. Her talk will be on ‘Advancing Maternal Health with Digital Technologies.’ The description of the webinar states, “Every pregnancy is unique, yet little is known about the individual characteristics that contribute to healthy pregnancies. These knowledge gaps have tragic consequences. Over the past few decades, the United States has seen a rise in maternal morbidity and mortality, with Black mothers bearing the brunt of the health burden. In her Front Row lecture, Toluwalase Ajayi, MD will discuss how digital technologies such as fitness trackers and mobile phone applications can help break down barriers related to clinical trial participation, empower participants with useful personalized health data and reduce disparities.” If you can’t make the lecture then register anyway. They’ll send you a link to the video recording and presentation slides within 24 hours of the live event. To register, CLICK HERE . I’m also pleased to share that there are several positive opportunities for physicians to take advantage of in the next few weeks. Tomorrow, September 14 th , from 6–7:30 PM , SDCMS and Bank of America Private Bank are hosting a ‘ Financial Wellness for Physicians ’ webinar which is the second of a two part series. Participants will be able to: Be better organized and educated with respect to your financial life Master a better understanding of how to save, invest, and protect your earned income and accumulated wealth Learn to develop your own lifestyle, legacy and philanthropic goals (on your own or with the help of an advisor) Part 2 topics provide in–depth discussion on starting a business, saving for retirement, and giving back To register, CLICK HERE . On September 28 th , from 6–7:30 PM , SDCMS and The Doctors Company are hosting a webinar ‘ Top Five Risks for Your Practice .’ Participants will be able to: Recognize the top five largest risks for my medical practice Assess my practice for opportunities to improve documentation to support the quality of care provided to my patients Understand priority risks and implement strategies to help reduce those risks in my medical office practice To register, CLICK HERE . Due to the success of this past year’s Healing the Healers Retreats, the Ilan–Lael Foundation is inviting more of our area’s frontline healthcare staff — doctors, nurses, aids, janitors — all those who work in the San Diego’s COVID units — to join us for more retreats in 2022! Retreat days include: Morning coffee and treats Docent–led tour of Ilan–Lael, the renowned home and studios of James and Anne Hubbell Art instruction and materials Lunch al fresco Discussion group Mindful movement and self–care Click below to RSVP. Available dates include: September 21, 2022 Retreat October 26, 2022 Retreat Fore more information, CLICK HERE . Finally, Cygnet Theatre in San Diego has been offering Free Healthcare Heroes tickets to its Season 18 productions as a way to say thanks to frontline healthcare workers for their service during the pandemic. This complimentary ticket program ends with its current show, ‘Cabaret’, which closes on October 2 nd . Tickets can be reserved by calling the Box Office at (619) 337–1525 or by emailing BoxOffice@CygnetTheatre.com . A valid ID and healthcare/hospital card or badge must be presented. Two tickets to person and subject to availability. As always, let me know if you have any questions! Paul Hegyi, CEO WHAT TO KNOW … CAHAN ALERT Health Advisory COVID–19 Vaccine Update: Bivalent Boosters CLICK HERE CAHAN ALERT Health Advisory: Human Monkeypox Vaccination with Jynneos CLICK HERE California Politics: A Sleeper Bill on Newsom’s Desk to Keep an Eye On CLICK HERE COVID–19 is Still Killing Hundreds of Americans Daily CLICK HERE As Masks are Shed, a Routine Visit to a Medical Office Can Pose COVID Risks for Some Patients CLICK HERE Should I get the Omicron Booster Now or Wait a Few Weeks? CLICK HERE Medical Coding System Leaves Trans Patients Struggling to Pay for Care CLICK HERE HHS Expected to Renew Public Health Emergency in October CLICK HERE Potential to Mix Up Omicron Booster with Conventional Vaccine Raises Concerns CLICK HERE California’s First Potential Monkeypox Death Investigated in L.A. CLICK HERE Texas Judge’s Ruling Puts Free Preventive Care in Jeopardy CLICK HERE WHAT TO DO … SEP 14, 2022 : 6–7:30pm, FREE SDCMS Webinar ‘Financial Wellness for Physicians Part 2’, a 2–part series designed to help physicians manage important financial decisions by expanding financial knowledge, topics to include starting a business, saving for retirement, and giving back, welcome to members and non–members, hosted in partnership with Bank of America Private Bank CLICK HERE SEP 28, 2022 : 6–7:30pm, FREE SDCMS Webinar ‘Top Five Risks for Your Practice’, increase your awareness and understanding of the top five risks associated with medical practices, receive guidance and strategies to help reduce your practice risks, welcome to members and non–members, hosted in partnership with The Doctors Company CLICK HERE OCT 6, 2022 : 9:30am–4pm, Virtual 19th Annual NEPO (Network of Ethnic Physician Organizations) Summit: Beyond Unconscious Bias to Health Care Equity. The summit will cover topics critical to diverse physicians and patients including reproductive and maternal health outcome disparities, women physician well–being, and practice transformation. CLICK HERE OCT 8, 2022 : 5–9pm, Champions for Health ‘Casino Night’ fundraiser at The Vault in Veloce Motors, features casino–like entertainment and raffle prizes, proceeds to benefit Champions’ Project Access San Diego (PASD) and Immunization Programs CLICK HERE OCT 12-16, 2022 : 8am daily, Overcoming Obesity 2022 Conference, Learn how to treat Adult/Childhood Obesity utilizing Nutrition, Behavioral Modification, Physical Activity, and Pharmacotherapy. Earn up to 30 CME Credits, in Anaheim, CA or Virtually, Presented by Obesity Medicine Association CLICK HERE OCT 21, 2022 : 2–4pm, CMA Symposium ‘Understanding the Climate Health Crisis & How California Physicians Can Make an Impact’, Marriott LA Live, Diamond Salon 10, attend in–person or virtually, 2–part panel discussion exploring health impacts of climate change in CA and ways physicians can advance policy–level solutions with public health co–benefits, welcome to members and non–members, sponsored by Climate Health Now and the California Foundation on the Environment and the Economy (CFEE) in coordination with CMA CLICK HERE NOV 8, 2022 : 12–1pm, FREE Webinar for Members and Non–Members sponsored by California Medical Association, California HHS, Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California and CAPA, ‘Grand Rounds: COVID-19 Clinical Updates’. As a result of this activity, participants should be able to: Summarize the current epidemiology of COVID–19 in California and Assess the status of COVID variants. Erica Pan, MD, MPH, California State Epidemiologist and Deputy Director of California Department of Public Health, along with Kimberly Newell Green, MD, former President of SF–Marin Medical Society, will be presenting. 1 CME Credit Available CLICK HERE NOV 8, 2022 : 12:15–1:15pm, FREE Webinar for Members and Non–Members sponsored by California Medical Association, ‘CMS Medicare Updates’. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Regional Chief Medical Officer Ashby Wolfe, MD will provide an update on CMS policy for the 2023 calendar year. Information presented will be relevant to practicing clinicians, including an overview of the updates to the 2023 Physician Fee Schedule CLICK HERE WHAT TO READ, LISTEN & WATCH … CMA in the Courts READ HERE Podcast ‘What the Health?’ Judge Takes Aim at the Affordable Care Act’s Preventive Care Benefits 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 SDCMS Webinar: Best Practice: Documenting Disruptive Patient Behavior ? WATCH HERE SDCMS Webinar: Understanding Malpractice Risks for NPs, PAs, and Supervising Physicians WATCH HERE SDCMS Webinar: COVID–19 for the Long Haul: Post COVID Recovery and Care WATCH HERE SDCMS Webinar: How to Avoid Being Reported to the Medical Board 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 Alzheimer’s Project Clinical Roundtable Free On–Demand CME Webinar Series on Dementia WATCH HERE Please Consider Supporting Our Advertisers … Thank You!