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NYCU, Tuesday, June 19

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TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2018
Paul HegyiPHYSICIANS:  This past week I traveled to Chicago with a dozen SDCMS members to attend the American Medical Association's (AMA) Annual Meeting.  While many important issues were addressed during the week nothing was as critical as the AMA's decisive decision to declare gun violence as a public health crisis. 
 
The AMA voting members passed a series of gun-related proposals including mandatory gun safety courses and a ban on gun purchases by people under 21 years of age.  I've included a news article and a media release below for you to read more about the proposals.
 
If you have not yet responded to the SDCMS' 2018 Medical Office Salary Survey, please take 5 minutes and complete it today.  The information you submit is anonymous and is critical for San Diego area physicians and office managers to have job-specific data when making salary and personnel decisions.  You can take the survey by clicking here.
  
As always, let me know if you have any questions!  Paul Hegyi, CEO
 WHAT TO KNOW …
  • Frustrated AMA adopts sweeping policies to cut gun violence CLICK HERE
  • AMA calls gun violence "A Public Health Crisis  CLICK HERE
  • Candidates must talk about mental health.  A new coalition will make them CLICK HERE
  • Trump to finalize small business health option CLICK HERE
  • Republicans give up on Medicare overhaul CLICK HERE
  • Drug shortages pose a public health crisis in the US CLICK HERE
  • California legislature advances preschool mental health services bill CLICK HERE
  • End of Life Option Act reinstated while state appellate court reviews its constitutionality CLICK HERE
  • How the DEA's efforts to crack down on the opioid epidemic were derailed CLICK HERE
  • Video game addiction tries to move from basement to doctor's office CLICK HERE
  • American Academy of Pediatrics president:  Trump family separation policy is 'child abuse' CLICK HERE
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     WHAT TO DO …
  • JUNE 22:  Academic Detailing for Physicians and Providers.  Double Tree Mission Valley.  To register: CLICK HERE
  • JUNE 22-24:  San Diego Academy of Family Physicians 61st Annual Family Medicine Update  CLICK HERE
  • AUG 1-4:  Metabolic & Endocrine Disease Summit(MEDS) for NPs and PAs.  Physicians welcome  CLICK HERE
  • OCT 12-14:  UCSD School of Medicine Marks Its 50th Anniversary With Alumni Reunion Weekend.  Information and Registration  CLICK HERE
  • NOV 8-10: Cardiovascular, Allergy & Respiratory Summit (CARPS) at Wyndham San Diego Bayside. Optional workshops Nov 7  CLICK HERE
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     WHAT TO READ, LISTEN & WATCH …
  • CMA Practice Resources June 2018 • READ HERE
  • CMA Legislative Hot List • READ HERE
  • Podcast "What the Health?":  California Here We Come • LISTEN HERE
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