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Monday Rx: COVID-19 Therapeutic Products, OPSC Convention, Tribute to Dr. Marcy Zwelling-Aamot, Town Hall Series, and the LACMA SUV

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LA DPH & Therapeutic Products

The Los Angeles Department of Public Health (DPH) has been involved in the rollout of three COVID-19 therapeutic products: 2 oral anti-virals (Paxlovid and Molnupiravir) and 1 pre-exposure prophylaxis product (Evusheld).

Medical providers may not know these products are in extremely limited supply. View this web page for the latest information here.

View this link for additional information for your patients here.

The provider website has links to webinars that are hosted by the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA). For providers who want to learn more about these products, click here.

Because these products are in such short supply, distribution is happening through the public health department.

Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons of California [OPSC] Host 61st Convention

Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons of California [OPSC] will be hosting their 61st Annual Convention ‘Fun in the Sun 2022’ in San Diego next month at the Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa.

Join OPSC February 17–20, 2022 for an in-person program packed with education and opportunities to reconnect with fellow DOs. Up to 25 AOA 1A CME Credits are being offered to attendees who complete the program, and all registrants will also receive complimentary access to posted recordings of main hall lectures.

Can’t make it in–person? Digital Access begins February 28th! Virtual registrants can access on-demand content until April 28, 2022, to stream at their own pace while earning up to 20 AOA 1A CME Credits. Plus, OPSC’s conferencing platform allows you to start/stop or skip around and will track and save your progress.

RSVPs are required so REGISTER NOW. Please call the OPSC main office at (916) 822–5246 or contact Melissa Leal, Director of Events, by email at Melissa@opsc.org with any inquiries or for further assistance with registration.

Tribute to Dr. Marcy Zwelling-Aamot

We recently learned that LACMA’s 132nd president, Dr. Marcy Zwelling-Aamot, a concierge physician practicing in Los Alamitos, has passed away. She will be missed for her fierce passion and tireless advocacy on behalf of physicians and patients. Dr. Zwelling or Dr. Z, was a force in organized medicine and her legacy will continue to live on.

Join Us on February 8th for the Next Installation of Our Town Hall Series!

LACMA will host Dr. Sandra Hernández, MD, MPH CEO of the California Health Care Foundation on February 8, 2022, at 6:00 pm.

This town hall will cover the following objectives:

1. Review the major recommendations of the HCFA Commission.

2. List the basic assumptions for these recommendations.

3. Describe the potential impact on health plans, hospitals and physicians.

4. Suggest strategies for provider collaboration.

Register here.

If you missed the last town hall on Expanding Coverage in California with CMA CEO Dustin Corcoran, click here to watch now.

LACMA Receives Donated Hyundai SUV

LACMA president Dr. Jeffery Lee met with Hyundai Motor America executives to receive the donated 2022 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy edition. The car will be wrapped in the coming weeks and serve as the centerpiece for the Practice Makeover initiative to help practices in need, deliver supplies and resources.

The Healthcare Burnout Symposium

We are proud to partner and support 2022 The Healthcare Burnout Symposium. Join healthcare leaders from around the country who address the multiple facets of the burnout crisis and share how to increase the well-being of our physicians, nurses, and administrators.

 

  • Understand the far-reaching consequences of burnout
  • Discover strategies for burnout prevention and mitigation
  • Learn how to identify burnout in yourself and others

Date: January 24 - 26, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco, CA.

Register here. Enter code: LACMA for 15% discount for all LACMA members.

Webinar: Policy and Practice Updates from CMS

CMS Regional Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Ashby Wolfe, will provide an overview of current CMS policy as outlined in the 2022 Physician Fee Schedule. She will focus on key updates related to telemedicine, evaluation and management services, and the agency COVID-19 response.

Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Time: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

To register, click here

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Gustavo Friederichsen

Chief Executive Officer

Los Angeles County Medical Association

“If it matters to our LACMA members, it matters to me.”

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