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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 03 - March


Dear Colleagues: As physicians, we must represent our patients when possible and CMA’s 44th Legislative Advocacy Day is a great opportunity to do so. This event will take place on April 18, 2018, in downtown Sacramento and is free for SSVMS/CMA members. Join over 400 of your colleagues as we meet with legislators to advocate for issues important to physicians and the patients we serve. In addition to meeting one-on-one with the Sacramento region’s elected officials, you’ll have the opportunity to attend political panels, speeches and enjoy socializing with your physician and medical student colleagues over breakfast and lunch. The energy around the Capitol is electric.  I hope you will be able to join SSVMS’ delegation on April 18 as we advocate for our profession and our patients.  Register Here

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

Rajiv Misquitta, MD


Not a Member? Join here, or contact Megan Sharpe at or (916) 452-2671.

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, Register Here
SSVMS Alliance Art of Medicine Event
April 21, 2018, Click here for more information.
2018 SSVMS 150th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, May 5, 2018, Sutter's Fort, Sacramento, 6:00pm - 8:30pm, More details/RSVP
2nd Annual Joy of Medicine Summit
Saturday, September 22, 2018, Arden Hills Spa, Sacramento, 8:30am to 1:30pm, Save the Date
CMA Webinars are no cost for members. Click here to explore on-demand webinars.

In The News
SSVMS Receives Grant from NORCAL Group Foundation
SSVMS CSERF was one of seven organizations to receive a grant from the NORCAL Group Foundation for initiatives and programs that support the critical healthcare areas of patient care, safety, and physician wellness. This grant will support training opportunities for the SMART Medical Clearance program which is designed to standardize medical clearance protocol for psychiatric patients in emergency departments. Learn more here.

Service Spotlight
SSVMS's Medical Honor Award was presented to Gordon S. Garcia, MD, practicing Allergist and Immunologist, in recognition of his spirit of community service and volunteerism as a child advocate, community educator and medical school instructor. Read more.

For more information on volunteering or making a tax deductible donation to SSVMS' community programs,  click here.


Other Events
Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution
March 26, 2018, 2:00pm-3:30pm, Register here.
Implementing Naloxone Distribution Systems Register here.
California Immunization Coalition Summit
April 16-18, 2018, Sawyer Hotel, Sacramento, Save the Date.
UC Davis Fundamentals of Healthcare Quality Improvement Workshop
May 15-16, 2018, Click here for more information.
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center Seeks physicians to participate in survey on HPV vaccines in adolescents. Contact, or call at 916-734-1685.

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