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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 02 - February


Dear Physicians: I am delighted to inform you that in January alone, SSVMS has hosted four “Gratitude Pop Ups,” each at different locations in Sacramento. Gratitude Pop Ups are a component of the Joy of Medicine program where SSVMS staff “pops up” at a medical staff or physician group event to thank physicians for taking such great care of their patients. Some of you may have even attended and a few of you may have been the lucky raffle prize winners! Be on the lookout for future Gratitude Pop Ups!

In addition to Gratitude Pop Ups, I would like to remind you of SSVMS’s Joy of Medicine program. The program is designed to help physicians address burnout and reclaim the joy of practicing medicine. It is important to remember to take care of yourselves, especially during this busy flu season. There are many different aspects of the program and you can click here for more information.

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

Aileen E. Wetzel
Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society CEO

Membership Dues for 2018 were due January 1. Don't let your membership lapse.

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, Click here to 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.
Continuing Medical Education—
Free Anesthesia Risk Management Program and Dinner
Wednesday, March 21, 2018, Zinfandel Grille, Sacramento, 5:30pm - 8:00pm, More Information
Joy of Financial Wellness Dinner
Thursday, April 12, 2018, Location TBA, 6:30pm - 8:00pm - Save the date!
CMA Legislative Advocacy Day
Wednesday, April 18, 2018, Sacramento, Save the Date
2018 SSVMS 150th Anniversary Celebration
Physicians: bring the family for an evening of games, food, music, and fun.
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
This is a reminder that California law requires all licensees to report each and every change of address/email within 30 days after each change. For more information click here.

Service Spotlight

The Society’s highest honor, the Golden Stethoscope Award, was presented to Mary Pat Pauly, MD, recently retired Gastroenterologist. Throughout her career, Dr. Pauly has excelled as a teacher, clinician and investigator. Dr. Pauly received the award for her devotion to patient care and for outstanding achievement in meeting the medical needs of the community. Dr. Pauly continues to be a role model for medical students, as she exclaimed in her acceptance speech at the Installation & Awards Dinner, “I’m hoping that the medical students of today, will become the Golden Stethoscope winners of tomorrow.” Read more.
For more information on volunteering or making a tax deductible donation to SSVMS' community programs,  click here.

Other Events
Discharge Planning and ED Induction (SHOUT webinar #6)
Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 12:pm-1:00pm (PT), Register here.
California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Influenza Update Conference calls scheduled for February 15 and February 28. For more information click here.
CDPH Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution Webinar
Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 10:00am-11:30am (PT). Register here.
IMQ/PACE Stepping Up to Leadership Training Program for Physician Leaders
February 22-23, 2018, San Diego, CA, More Information.
Fresno Madera Medical Society’s 67th Annual Yosemite Postgraduate Institute,
February 23-25, 2018. For more information click here.
California Immunization Coalition Summit
April 16-18, 2018, Sawyer Hotel, Sacramento, Register here.

Medical Student Service Spotlight
Alana Freifeld and Neeraj Ramakrishnan from Cal Northstate University College of Medicine, with the help from Dr. Jose Puglisi PhD and Joshua W. Elder MD, MPH, MHS, present their research on Attitudes and Barriers towards Buprenorphine Prescriptions in the El Dorado and Sacramento Counties, at the Society of General Internal Medicine Conference at Stanford University.



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