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SAVE THE DATE! 154th SFMMS Annual Gala will be on Friday, April 29th!

February 23rd at 6:30pm: SFMMS Physician Wellness is hosting our quarterly Culinary Medicine series for our members! Join Dr. Linda Shiue, Director of Culinary Medicine with Kaiser Permanente San Francisco as we welcome her back to share more delicious recipes from her book, "Spicebox Kitchen," demonstrating the culinary and medicinal power of spices. This session will include a cooking demonstration featuring heart-healthy beets in celebration of American Heart Month, attainable tips for how to incorporate healthy food into your life, plus much more! To register, click HERE.

March 24th at 6:45pm: As part of SFMMS' Physician Wellness efforts, we host quarterly a book club for our members! Join your colleagues as we read and discuss "My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward: A Memoir" by Mark Lukach. Register HERE.

The medical office is a multi-disciplinary “Team Sport.” All positions are important and interdependent with each other. The medical field is losing excellent employees to other industries. During this 1-hour, free evening webinar, Deb Phairas, President of Practice & Liability Consultants, LLC, will discuss creative strategies to hire the “superstar” employees. Special thanks to our sponsor Cooperative of American Physicians (CAP)When: Wednesday, April 6th 6:30 - 7:30pm. Register HERE.


Stay tuned for more upcoming SFMMS events!


Previous Events

Are you looking for previously recorded Physician Wellness events? Visit the SFMMS Physician Wellness page HERE.

Effectively transitioning your practice for your patients, staff, and family requires careful planning and sufficient time to accomplish. During this 1-hour, free. evening webinar, Deb Phairas, President of Practice & Liability Consultants, LLC, discussed creative strategies to help you accomplish your goals. Special thanks to our sponsor Cooperative of American Physicians (CAP)


When: Wednesday, September 22nd 6:30 - 7:30pm

Event Recording: To view a recording of this webinar, click HERE

Event Materials: To view the slides from this session, click HERE

 On Monday, September 13th from 6:00 - 7:30pm the physician community of San Francisco and Marin counties were joined by Director of Health for the City and County of San Francisco, Dr. Grant Colfax, American Medical Association President Elect, Dr. Jack Resneck, and CMA President, Dr. Peter Bretan. SFMMS Executive Director, provided an update to the general membership. The slate of candidates running for SFMMS elected positions were also read during the meeting. To view the full recording, click HERE.

Agenda & Recording Timestamps
(Time Stamp Begins at 0:00):  Welcome and Introductions - Monique Schaulis, MD
(Time Stamp Begins at 5:31):  Executive Director’s Report - Conrad Amenta
(Time Stamp Begins at 23:05):  CMA President’s Announcement - Peter Bretan, MD 
(Time Stamp Begins at 34:54): Presentation from the Director of Health for the City and County of San Francisco – Grant Colfax, MD 
(Time Stamp Begins at 1:05:23):  Presentation from AMA President-Elect – Jack Resneck, MD  
(Time Stamp Begins at 1:25:04): Nominations Committee Report - Brian Grady, MD, Chair, Nominations Committee  
(Time Stamp Begins at 1:30:30):  Closing 


To view the full recording, click HERE


To view the full recording, click HERE.
(Time Stamp Begins at 0:15): 
Welcome and Introductions: David Smith, MD, Steve Heilig, MPH
(Time Stamp Begins at 31:45): 
Treatment Issues and 12-Step Recovery -  Jason Schiffman MD, MBA, MA, Camden Center/UCLA
(Time Stamp Begins at 1:18:42): 
Addiction Treatment and Trauma   - Keith Loring, MD, HealthRIGHT 360 
(Time Stamp Begins at 2:00:37): 
Psychedelic Therapies and Addiction - Joshua Woolley, MD, PhD, Andrew Penn, NP, UCSF Schools of Medicine/Nursing 
(Time Stamp Begins at 2:52:57):
 Cannabis Use Disorder in Adolescents - Neuroscience, Epidemiology, and Treatment Considerations in a Residential Treatment Setting  -  Nicholas Reeves, MD, Muir Wood Teen Rehab and Treatment 
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During this 1-hour, free webinar, Deb Phairas, President of Practice & Liability Consultants, LLC ( will address the top challenges facing physicians trying to remain independent or coming back into private practice from Hospital or Foundation employment.
Learning Objectives - During this webinar, attendees will learn::
• Specific strategies to implement in small private practices to remain strong and viable.
• Key Financial, A R and staffing ratios to maintain profitability
• How to run a “lean operation” to maintain net income
• The importance of marketing, internet presence and how to deal with Yelp, etc.

Date & Time: February 24, 2021 12:30-1:30pm PST

Event Recording: To view a recording of this webinar, click HERE

Event Materials: 

Throughout its 152-year history, the San Francisco Marin Medical Society has celebrated our past and future Presidents with an Annual Gala. Although we are not able to celebrate this occasion in person this year, we invite you to attend our 2021 Passing of the Gavel virtual event to celebrate our outgoing President, Brian Grady, MD, on a successful term, and to welcome our new President, Monique Schaulis, MD. Click HERE to see a recording of the event.




Presenters, Linda Tenerowicz and Benjamin Tran from the California Pan Ethnic Health Network (CPEHN) conducted a high level overview of the state legislative process and the A to Z of how a bill becomes a law. Presented also covered an overview of opportunities to leverage the policymaking process through advocacy and engagement at the grassroots level. Lastly, presenters provided a summary of notable legislation that has recently been approved by the Governor, and what will be taking effect in January of 2021.



Date & Time: November 13, 2020 12-1pm PST

Event Recording: To view a recording of this webinar, click HERE

Event Materials: Presentation Slides

On October 28th, Dr. Kim Newell Green moderated a conversation with Dr. Ellen Chen, COVID-19 Testing Strategy and Healthcare Systems Lead for the CCSF Covid Command Center, Dr. Willi McFarland, SFDPH Director of the Center for Learning and Innovation, Isabel Ochoa, Deputy Director of Operations, Testing Branch, SF COVID Command Center, and Dr. Darpun Sachdev, Clinical Prevention Specialist, Disease Prevention and Control, SF Covid Command Center Director of Case Investigation and Contact Tracing Branch. They provided an update on COVID-19 data and the SFDPH strategy moving forward, clinical utilization best practices, an overview of testing technology, the best resources in San Francisco and Marin for accessing and ordering tests, as well as reporting and contract tracing protocols. 


Date & Time: October 28, 2020 6-7:30pm PST

Event Recording: To view a recording of this webinar, click HERE

Event Materials: Presentation Slides

graphicDuring these unprecedented times, there have and will continue to be many operational, HR, and telemedicine/technology changes needed to re-invent the “New Normal” of medical practice. New staffing and practice operations adaptations are necessary and “thinking outside the box” has become imperative.  On October 22nd, the San Francisco Marin Medical Society provided this FREE webinar with Debra Phairas, President of Practice & Liability Consultants, LLC to learn strategies to keep patients safe, secure, and still coming to your practice; project revenue/expense/net income for financial viability; and revamp operations, staffing and business development. Special thanks to our webinar sponsor, Cooperative of American Physicians.


Date & Time: October 22, 202012-1:00pm PST

Event Recording: To view a recording of this webinar, click HERE

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