Featured Events

Families Belong Together Rally

Please join SFMMS leaders at the Families Belong Together Rally on Saturday, June 23 to oppose the separation of children from their parents at the borders.

San Francisco will rally to oppose the cruel, inhumane and illegal separation of children from their parents/legal guardians along the U.S. border with Mexico, at other ports of entry into the U.S and in our communities. We protest the conditions in which these children are kept. 

The negative health consequences of childhood traumatic events disrupt the natural development of a growing brain and body and increase the lifetime risk for heart problems, cancer, diabetes, and stroke. The negative effects on the family and community are far-reaching and long-lasting. As physicians in San Francisco and Marin who prioritize health over politics, we join the chorus of other physician organizations speaking out against this unnecessary and inhumane policy decisions.

Hear from elected officials, organizations, and community leaders about what Washington is doing, what California can do, and what we as San Franciscans can do to stop this human rights violation.

SFMMS members will meet by the steps to the Hyatt facing Justin Herman Plaza at 9:45 AM.

Date: June 23, 2018
Time: 10:00-11:30am
Location: Justin Herman Plaza

ASPC 2018: Congress on CVD Prevention

The American Society for Preventive Cardiology (ASPC) is bringing the 2018 Congress back to the month of July to align better with attendees’ schedules.  We encourage you to come along for the ride as the ASPC soars to new heights. The ASPC's 2018 Congress on CVD Prevention being held at the stunning Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort on the Rio Grande will feature innovative education, ground-breaking science and interactive discussions with top prevention experts. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with faculty and peers, and will leave with practical and useful information to use in clinical practice. 

Reasons to Attend:

  • Review the latest advances, current trends and innovative therapies
  • Cutting-edge evidence-based lectures
  • Scientific abstracts and expanded poster hall
  • Meet and learn from nationally known faculty
  • Pre-congress advanced course on preventive cardiology
  • Earn CME/CE credits

Date: July 27 to July 29, 2018
Location: Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa, Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico
Registration: Register here

Keys to Clinician Wellness:  Individual and Organizational Strategies for Wellbeing

This half-day pre-conference workshop is designed for clinicians, medical leadership, medical staff administrators and others interested in improving their satisfaction, health, and wellbeing on both an individual and organizational level. Experts will discuss the current state of clinician health and burnout, as well as system solutions. Additionally, participants will identify implementable personal and organizational wellness resources focused on clinician health and wellbeing for future use.

Reasons to Attend:
• Assess and describe the state of clinician health and burnout.
• Inspect the culture of medicine: Is the culture of medicine changing?
• Integrate system solutions for addressing and changing the culture of medicine.
• Develop and promote personal wellbeing through use of a growth mindset, grit and self-compassion.
• Discuss how improved healthcare provider wellbeing and decreased physician burnout has been shown to improve patient care, patient satisfaction and decrease medical errors.

Date: August 29, 2018
Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Registration: Register here

2018 Network of Ethnic Physician Organizations (NEPO) Summit

The 2018 Network of Ethnic Physician Organizations (NEPO) Summit will be held September 13-15 in Pasadena. This year's theme, Building the Best You: Celebrating the Joy of Medicine, will address issues of physician burnout and provide solutions to create a culture of wellness and physician well-being. The three-day summit is an innovative educational event for physicians, public health professionals, health care advocates and community leaders that offers policy and best practices for reducing health disparities, building diversity in the workforce and increasing cultural competency in clinical care.

Date: September 13-15, 2018
Location: Westin Pasadena
Registration: Click here for more information


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