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SSVMS Medical Society News is a monthly e-bulletin from the Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society (SSVMS) containing up-to-date information and breaking news on issues impacting physicians practicing in El Dorado, Sacramento and Yolo counties. To receive your free subscription, contact SSVMS at (916) 452-2671 or


SSV Medical Society News - 2018 - Volume 7 - Issue 01 - January


Dear Colleagues: This is a special time for all of us as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of our medical society. Growing from a handful of physicians to over 3,600 members now, the Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society (SSVMS) has become a powerful guiding force for our profession that enables us to continue serving our patients. As your 2018 President, I look forward to engaging with you on the many issues that impact our profession. As physicians, we all seek the same thing. Doing what is best for our patients and ensuring that our profession endures. I invite you to download a copy of SSVMS’ 2017 Annual Report and to consider making a tax-deductible donation of $150 to commemorate SSVMS’ 150 years of serving the Sacramento region. You may donate online here.

Please let me know what your Medical Society can do for you.

Rajiv Misquitta, MD

Make a tax-deductible donation of $150 to SSVMS’ community programs to celebrate 150 years of physicians giving back to the community. Donate Today!

Time to join or renew your SSVMS membership for 2018!

Click here to renew and pay online, or contact Megan Sharpe at or (916) 452-2671.

Joy of Medicine Physician Peer Groups
Monthly meetings in various Sacramento Region Locations, Learn More
Meet with a group of colleagues to connect with one another to discuss personal and professional successes and challenges. This is a great opportunity to socialize with professionals who understand and identify with what it means to be a physician.
2018 SSVMS Installation and Awards Dinner
January 11, 2018, Hyatt Regency Sacramento, 6:00pm - 8:30pm,
Last chance to save your seat at the annual dinner! RSVPs must be received by Sunday, January 7, 2018. Register Here
CMA Legislative Advocacy Day
Wednesday, April 18, 2018, Sacramento, Save the Date
2018 SSVMS 150th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, May 5, 2018, Sutter's Fort Sacramento, 6:00pm - 8:30pm, Save the Date
CMA Webinars are no cost for members. Click here to explore on-demand webinars.

In The News

Service Spotlight
Dr. Lawson is motivated as a SPIRIT volunteer by the gratitude shown by patients and the obvious need for patients to access quality specialty care, “ back to the community is a way to show my gratitude and share my good fortune with others.  Philosophically, as a physician my mission has been to help reduce suffering regardless of reimbursement.” Read more.

SSVMS thanks Dr. Lawson for his tireless dedication to serving SPIRIT patients.  To learn more about how to become a SPIRIT volunteer or to donate, visit #SPIRITHeals #SSVMSCares
For more information on volunteering or making a tax deductible donation to SSVMS' community programs,  click here.

Other Events
California Department of Public Health
Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution Webinar,  Part 1
Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 10:00am PST. Register here.
California Department of Public Health
Implementing Naloxone Distribution Systems Webinar, Part 2
Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 1:30PST. Register here.

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