Featured Events

New Tools for Pharmacists to Combat the Opioid Epidemic

Pharmacists, as trusted sources of medication, have a unique role in ensuring that prescription drugs are healing more than harming our residents. This is consistent with pharmacies’ growing role as hubs of health and wellbeing within the communities they serve.

Date:  November 4, 2017

Time:  9:00am-noon

Location:  McInnis Park Club Restaurant, 350 Smith Ranch Road, San Rafael, CA

Registration:  Click here to register

Free continuing education for pharmacists. Registration required and space is limited. Breakfast included.

Training offered by: RxSafe Marin, Marin County Department of Health & Human Services, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, San Francisco Marin Medical Society, and Marin County Pharmacists Association.

Mastering the Art of Disclosing an Unexpected Outcome

When an unexpected outcome occurs, a discussion explaining what happened can help prevent a negative patient response and can actually improve patient trust and reduce the risk of a lawsuit, yet few physicians have been trained in this specialized set of communication skills in how to effectively manage these difficult conversations. With this in mind, MIEC and the Institute for Healthcare Communication have created an interactive workshop that examines the elements of providing a timely and effective disclosure when an unexpected outcome occurs. This three-hour evening workshop is free to SFMMS member physicians, and is being offered twice.

Date:  November 7, 2017

Time:  6:00-9:00pm

Location:  Hospice by the Bay, 17 East Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Larkspur, CA

Registration:  Click here to register


Date:  November 14, 2017

Time:  6:00-9:00pm

Location:  SFMMS Offices, 2720 Taylor Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA

Registration: Click here to register

Dinner will be served from 6:00 - 6:30pm. The program runs from 6:30-9:00pm. Space is limited and reservations will be taken on a first-come- first-serve basis.

The Institute for Healthcare Communication (IHC) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. This workshop is designed by IHC as a continuing education activity meeting the criteria for 2.5 hours in Category 1 of the Physician's Recognition Award of the American Medical Association. IHC is accredited by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) to provide prescribed credit for continuing medical education programs. This activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for 2.5 hours by the American Academy of Family Physicians. IHC also maintains a joint-partnership with the University of Pittsburg School of Nursing, an accredited CE provider by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.

ICB Sausalito Artist Open Studios & Mixer

Please join SFMMS as Daylighted and Arc Gallery link up to give us an inside look into the art of the Bay Area. The artists of ICB Sausalito invite SFMMS members to step inside their studios for a private studio tour. The evening will start with a short talk by Daylighted, a company that specializes in bringing art into public spaces, and a Marin gallerist about the value of supporting the local arts and art collecting, and will continue with exclusive access to private artists' studios at ICB Sausalito. Come network with SFMMS members and leaders, enjoy refreshments, and learn more about art collecting. This event is free and open to SFMMS members.

Date:  November 17, 2017

Time:  6:00-9:00pm

Location:  Industrial Center Building (ICB) Sausalito, 480 Gate 5 Road, Sausalito, CA 94965

Registration:  Click here to RSVP

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