Featured Events

Join Us for the 2020 SFMMS Annual Gala

Tickets available now! Join us as we celebrate SFMMS’ 152 years of physician advocacy and camaraderie, as well as the installation of Brian Grady, MD as the 2020 SFMMS President. Guests will be treated to a lively reception, followed by a buffet dinner and presentation. Black tie is optional. We hope you will join us as we celebrate our rich history, our members, and their contributions to the local medical community.

Date: Friday, January 31, 2020
Time: 5:30-9:30pm
Location: Green Room, San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center, San Francisco
Tickets: Tickets are $150 each until January 6 (and $175 each after January 6) 

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The 2020 State Advocacy Summit and National Advocacy Conference

Join the American Medical Association at the 2020 State Advocacy Summit and National  Advocacy Conference to learn how you can best advocate for your patients and practice.

2020 State Advocacy Summit

Dates: Thursday, January 9– Saturday, January 11, 2020
Location: Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa, Bonita Springs, Florida
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  • Day one of the summit kicks off with a strategy session that will provide the big sky view on the future of health care and policy.
  • For the second session you will move down to the local level to meet with current and former state policymakers to talk about the health care policy coming to the floor in a statehouse near you.
  • By the end of the day you will come full circle with a discussion of Medicine’s role in health care reform, diving into all the ways medical societies can weave localized advocacy issues into the broader healthcare debate

2020 National Advocacy Conference

Dates: Monday, Febuary 10 – Wednesday, Febuary 12, 2020
Location: Grand Hyatt, Washington, D.C.
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  • Connect with industry experts, political insiders and members of Congress about current federal efforts to improve healthcare

  • Visit Capitol Hill to advocate on crucial health care issues affecting you and your patients


Reducing Practice Management Hypertension Seminar

Physicians and managers today are feeling the stress of many aspects of running the practice and this can lead to many forms of Practice Management Hypertension. Join SFMMS for this workshop that will provide tips to lower your blood pressure and resultant anxiety to successfully navigate the business side of the practice. Most medical schools never teach physicians in training about business principles. It is just as important to invest in education about the business side of medical practice throughout your career as the clinical aspects. Topics covered include hypertension related to the EMR, health care reform, cash flow, malpractice, personnel and labor law, Medicare fraud and abuse, OSHA/HIPAA compliance, mergers, acquisitions, foundations and practice integration, IPA/health plan interaction, and physician/manager burnout.

Presented by Debra Phairas, President of Practice & Liability Consultants, a nationally recognized firm specializing in practice management and malpractice prevention. Her consulting experience includes over 2,000 practices of all sizes and specialties.

Date: Wednesday, February 12
Time: 6:00pm
Location: SF - TBD
Registration: coming soon

Date: Wedneday, February 19
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Marin - TBD
Registration: coming soon


National Clinicians Conference on Medicaid Aid in Dying

Doctors, nurses, social workers, chaplains, clinical ethicists, pharmacists, hospices and more have been providing and managing this care without formal training or information sharing. They are craving knowledge of and training in standards of care and best practices—everything from prognoses to pharmacology, from the role of hospice teams to evaluations of decision-making capacity, or what “self-administration” means in the real world. In short, there is now a significant need and demand for a conference for those at the bedside.

The National Clinicians Conference on Medical Aid in Dying is organized by a respected board of advisors, including representatives from UCSF, UC San Diego, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, the University of Colorado, and practitioners from multiple hospices and end-of-life care organizations. CME and CE credits will be available for the practitioners who attend.

Date: Friday, February 14, 2020 - Saturday, February 15, 2020
Time: Friday; 9:00am - 6:00pm, Saturday 9:00am-3:00pm
Location: University of California, Berkeley
Registration: Click here to register

*Co-sponsored by SFMMS*


Winding Down Your Practice: Strategies for a Successful Retirement

Effectively transitioning your practice for your patients, staff and family requires careful planning and sufficient time to accomplish. Join SFMMS for the seminar to learn creative strategies to help you accomplish your goals, including: bringing in an associate, recruiting, selling the practice, or closing the practice. We will also cover the latest information on valuation methodology for selling, divorce, or estate planning purposes.

Presented by Debra Phairas, President of Practice & Liability Consultants, a nationally recognized firm specializing in practice management and malpractice prevention. Her consulting experience includes over 2,000 practices of all sizes and specialties.

Date: Wednesday, March 4
Time: 6:00pm
Location: SF - TBD
Registration: coming soon


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