Featured Events

CURES - Preparing for the New Duty to Consult Requirements

The Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES) is a database of Schedule II, III and IV controlled substance prescriptions dispensed in California. Effective October 2, 2018, physicians must consult CURES prior to prescribing Schedule II, III or IV controlled substances to a patient for the first time and at least once every four months thereafter if that substance remains part of the patient’s treatment.    
CMA, in collaboration with the California Department of Justice and Medical Board of California, offers this webinar to present the new duty to consult mandate and requirements imposed by the law when checking CURES. Attendees will also receive an overview of the registration process and key features of the CURES database.

Date: August 22 12:15PM - 1:15PM  Webinar
RegistrationRegister here

Reception Benefiting Nancy Pelosi for Congress

CalPAC and AMPAC are extremely pleased to be hosting an event for U.S. House of Representatives Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi (D-SF), a great leader who has always stood with physicians. It will be cohosted with the hospital association and the San Francisco hospital leadership.

Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Time: 5:30-7:30pm
Location: Waterfront Restaurant in San Francisco, CA
For more information: See flyer for additional information

Please consider attending the event and making a contribution. As you know, Leader Pelosi, has been OUR health care champion in Congress. She fought to retain the Affordable Care Act (ACA). And she would rather make improvements to the ACA than adopt a single payer system. She led the fight to eliminate the Medicare SGR payment formula and is now taking on Pharma to lower rising drug prices. Leader Pelosi has been with physicians on every health care issue this last Congress and we need to show her our strong support.

Regional Health Resilience Webinar Series: HEALTH EFFECTS OF WILDFIRE TOXIC AIR EMISSIONS—Implications for Preparedness, Response, and Recovery

You are invited to participate in a four-part Webinar Series to examine risks and short and long-term
health effects from emissions of toxic chemicals from wildfires, burning buildings, and industrial
facilities. These chemicals are exposure hazards to first responders, healthcare first receivers, personnel
involved in restoration and clean-up activities, and the community at large. These 90-minute webinars
will each feature a panel of practitioners and experts, followed by interactive discussions.

Webinar 1, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 10:00 – 11:30 A.M. will examine risks of short and longer-term health
effects from exposures to toxic chemicals in smoke and ash from wildfires, in both the initial fire
response and post-fire recovery/cleanup.

Date: August 29, 2018 10:00 - 11:30AM Webinar
For further information, please contact Paula Scalingi, pscalingi@bayareacrdr.org or 925-683-3101.

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

When 33% are 60+: A Marin Community Foundation Convening on Aging in Marin

The Marin Community Foundation invites you to a half-day convening of Marin’s health care leaders from across the healthcare continuum to discuss Marin’s aging population and our local health system.  We expect this to be an informative and thought provoking session, as well as an opportunity for Marin’s health care community to explore this topic together through presentations, case studies, and discussion.

Date: Friday September 7, 2018
Time: 8:30 am -12:30 pm
Location: Buck Institute for Research on Aging
For more information: View the invitation for details
RSVP: by August 17 to svakharia@marincf.org; please indicate in your RSVP if we you would like to participate in the tour (from 12:30-1:00 PM)

Following the convening, you are invited to take part in a 30-minute, docent-led tour of the Institute and to appreciate I.M. Pei’s trademark use of varied geometric elements and floating staircases, which are featured throughout both the administrative and research buildings. Those participating in the tour will be provided with a boxed lunch to take with them as they depart the Institute.

2018 SFMMS Membership Meeting 

Calling all SFMMS members! Join SFMMS at our General Meeting at the Commodore Room inside the Golden Gate Yacht Club. Members are welcome to stay for the board meeting immediately following the General Meeting. This is a good opportunity to meet with SFMMS leadership and to learn firsthand the issues SFMMS and CMA are advocating for on behalf of physicians and their patients in San Francisco, Marin, and California. Dinner will be provided.

For more information about this SFMMS member event, please contact Erin Henke at ehenke@sfmms.org or call 415-561-0850.

Date: September 12, 2018
Location: Golden Gate Yacht Club
RegistrationRegister 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

2018 West Coast MWP Conference
This year's theme is "We are Family," and the one-day seminar will focus on providing our attendees with the tools for success and showcasing endurance from prominent women of color or other disadvantages. 

Date: October 27, 2018 
Location: Oakland, CA - Oakland Asian Cultural Center
RegistrationClick here for more information

View the conference flyer here

2018 AMPAC Campaign School

The 2018 AMPAC Campaign School will be taking place Dec. 6-9 at the AMA Office in Washington, DC. The school is targeted to AMA members, their spouses, residents, medical students and medical society staff who want to become more involved in the campaign process.

Running an effective campaign can be the difference between winning and losing a race. That’s why the AMPAC Campaign School is designed to give you the skills and strategic approach you will need out on the campaign trail. Our team of political experts will teach you everything you need to know to run a successful campaign or be a sought-after volunteer.

Date: December 6-9, 2018 
Location: AMA Office in Washington DC
RegistrationClick here for more information

SAVE THE DATE: 2019 SFMMS Annual Gala

Date: Friday, January 25, 2019
Location: Cavallo Point, 601 Murray Circle, Fort Baker, Sausalito, CA



To view photos from past SFMMS events, click here.