TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2021 PHYSICIANS: The County of San Diego, the San Diego County Medical Society, and the Hospital Association of San Diego and Imperial Counties are hosting the latest Clinical Town Hall about the COVID–19 pandemic this evening . These virtual sessions are designed by physicians, for physicians to share timely information and discuss issues specific to medical professionals. CLINICAL TOWN HALL TODAY: Tuesday , September 7 th , 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 The San Diego Blood Bank ( SDBB ) is issuing an URGENT call for blood donations, as mobile blood drives are being cancelled due to concern over COVID–19 cases amid the Delta surge. Over 50 mobile blood drives have been cancelled since the beginning of August. To date, SDBB has only a 3–day or less supply of most blood types on the shelves. A 7 to 10–day supply is considered ample. SDBB is asking for individuals and groups to donate at one of their 8 donation locations or at an existing mobile drive as soon as possible. Please spread the word ! To be eligible to donate blood, you must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 114 pounds, and be in general good health. Eligible blood donors are encourage to schedule an appointment at SanDiegoBloodBank.org or call (800) 4–MY–SDBB (1–800–469–7322). There is a very rewarding program for mentoring UCSD undergrads who want to pursue medicine as a career. The program is now called HPMP — Health Professions Mentoring Program . This program was robust until the pandemic. They are looking to rebuild their mentoring network and have students shadow physicians, PAs, PTs etc. We would encourage any doctor or medical professional to sign up to be a mentor, even if it is to take on one student for a shadowing experience. You can sign up on their website: https://hmp3hpmp.ucsd.edu/apply.php . You can also email Anita Mohajeri or Akshay Bharadwaj, the current co–chairs of the prorgram through email@example.com . We hope you ’ ll consider participating in this worthwhile program . A final reminder that the CalVax Grant deadline has been extended until September 10 th at 11 : 59 PM . 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. Small practice providers can apply to receive $10,000 for up to five vaccination sites for a total of $50,000. Additionally, small practice providers can receive an additional $1,000 per site (up to five sites for an additional $5,000) if their vaccination sites match high priority areas as noted by the CDPH. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (916) 551–2565 for more information. As always, let me know if you have any questions! Paul Hegyi, CEO WHAT TO KNOW … SD County’s Campaign to Fight COVID Lies Gains Speed CLICK HERE San Diego County Launches Campaign to Target Medical Misinformation CLICK HERE San Diego County Reports 814 New COVID–19 Cases, 8 Deaths CLICK HERE CMA Files Declaration in District Court in Support of Masks in School CLICK HERE More than 80 Percent of Seniors Vaccinated. That's ‘Not Safe Enough.’ CLICK HERE Is the Mu Variant in California? What to Know About the WHO ‘Variant of Interest’ CLICK HERE CDC Warns Against Off–Label Use of COVID Vaccine CLICK HERE Moderna Has Asked the FDA to Authorize a Booster of Its COVID–19 Vaccine CLICK HERE CMA President Issues Statement in Response to U.S. Supreme Court Refusal to Stay Texas Abortion Law CLICK HERE Calls Grow for FDA to Speed Authorization of Kid COVID–19 Vaccines CLICK HERE WHAT TO DO … SEP 7, 2021 : 7–8pm, FREE Webinar Series ‘ACEs Online Wellness Engagement Groups’, for Physicians Screening/Treating Patients with ACEs or Toxic Stress, 6 Monthly Tuesday Sessions, Up to 6 CME Credits, Welcome to Members and Non–Members, Sponsored by CMA CLICK HERE SEP 14, 2021 : 12–1:30pm, CMA Virtual Grand Rounds ‘The Nocturnists and Variants vs Vaccines’ with Dr. Erica Pan, CA State Epidemiologist About COVID–19 in California, Vaccination Progress and Keeping Schools Open, also Features The Nocturnists Founder Emily Silverman, MD, a Medical Storytelling Live Show/Podcast Where Healthcare Workers Can Pause and Examine Their Inner Landscapes, 1.5 CME Credits, Welcome to Members and Non–Members, Sponsored in Partnership with CA HHSA CLICK HERE SEP 16, 2021 : 1–6:30pm, Online Physician Coaching ‘The Art of Coaching: Passion for Performance Improvement’, First Module Teaches the Fundamentals of Physician Coaching, Offered by Jeffrey M. Smith, MD and SurgeonMasters CLICK HERE SEP 23–26, 2021 : 2021 Summit ‘Overcoming Obesity’, Leading Experts Advise on Adult/Childhood Obesity, Nutrition, Pharmacotherapy, & Obesity–Related Disease, Up to 30 CME Credits, in Chicago or Virtually, Presented by Obesity Medicine Association CLICK HERE OCT 6, 2021 : 6–7:30pm, FREE SDCMS Webinar ‘Physician Wellness’, Recognize Signs of Burnout, Understand Benefits of Peer Coaching, Discuss Importance of Mindfulness, Describe the Science and Benefits of Gratitude Related to a Physician's Wellness, 1.5 CME Credits, Welcome to Members and Non–Members, Sponsored by The Doctors Company CLICK HERE WHAT TO READ, LISTEN & WATCH … CMA in the Courts READ HERE Podcast ‘What the Health?’ Vaccine Approval Moves the Needle on COVID LISTEN HERE ACEs Aware Webinar: Building Trauma–Informed Connections Via TeleHealth During COVID–19 WATCH HERE CMA Webinar: Telehealth Reimbursement and Privacy Laws: COVID–19 Emergency WATCH HERE CMA Webinar: Employment and Practice Staffing Issues: COVID–19 Emergency WATCH HERE SDCMS Webinar: Biosimilars Overview & Policy Landscape WATCH HERE SDCMS’ 151 st Virtual Presidential Installation WATCH HERE Please Consider Supporting Our Advertisers … Thank You!