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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 - 2020 - Volume 9 - Issue 08

Medical Society News
Volume 9, Issue 8
August 2020
SSVMS' is proud to offer physicians a virtual month of wellness! Featuring presentations from local wellness leaders, and resources and activities aimed at improving well-being, building resilience and helping to bring joy back to your practice of medicine!
Featured Speakers & Topics
Coping with COVID: Short and Long Term Views
Peter Yellowlees, MD
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Two Part Series: Joy & Meaning in Medicine
John Chuck, MD
Tuesdays, September 8 & 15, 2020
Two Part Series: Sleep Science
Lydia Wytrzes, MD
Tuesdays, September 22 & 29, 2020
Nutrition Pearls: The Plant-Based Diet
Rajiv Misquitta, MD
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Virtual Physician Lounge Meetups
Rewiring JOY using the 4R Approach: Resiliency, Resourcefulness, Relationships, Relevance
Amy Ahlfeld, PsyD
Thursdays, September 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2020, 5:30 - 6:30PM
Virtual Paint & Sip
Hosted by The Painted Cork
*Space is extremely limited. Registration required.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
6:00 - 8:00PM
Virtual Activities
  • Lightning Grand Rounds
  • Giveaways
  • Virtual Socials
  • Medical Student Happy Hour
  • Yoga, Pilates, and Meditation Sessions
  • CME Credits Available
Family Matters: Empowering Your Family to Meet the Uncertainties of the Day

Facilitated by Angela Trapp
*Virtual session offered to family members of physicians.
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
In-Person, Small Group Hosted Walk
Facilitated by Steve Seay
*Sacramento location TBD. Masks required.
Saturdays, Sept. 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2020
In the News
CMA Webinars | Live and On-Demand
August 11, 2020 | 12-1:30pm
August 13, 2020 | 12:15-1:15pm
August 20, 2020 | 12:15-1:15pm
Recorded July 30, 2020
Recorded July 28, 2020
SSV Medicine | July/August Issue
The coronavirus crisis has been one of the biggest tests the health care system has seen in generations. We are asking our physicians to share their stories, poems, and reflections with us for an upcoming issue of Sierra Sacramento Valley Medicine. 
You may email your writings to Lindsay Coate, Director of Programs, at
Upcoming Events | Webinars and Virtual Events
The Secure Act & COVID-19 Legislation
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Please join Doug Crumley, Private Wealth Advisor with Crumley & Associates, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC
This webinar will cover:
  • 5 Key Considerations for Individuals
  • Key Considerations for Private Practice Owners
Presented by Joe Bidne, Regional Vice President, Retirement Plans Consultant with Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC
Investment products are not federally or FDIC-insured, are not deposits or obligations of, or guaranteed by any financial institution, and involve investment risks including possible loss of principal and fluctuation in value.
Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC. Member FINRA and SIPC.
© 2020 Ameriprise Financial Inc. All rights reserved. 
ECHO Autism
Monthly telementoring program that connects a multidisciplinary team of autism experts at the UC Davis MIND Institute with practitioners in remote locations. More Information
UC Davis Train the Trainer: Primary Care Pain Management Fellowship
Expanding and optimizing the chronic pain management workforce.
Protecting Your Patients and Practice During COVID-19
The Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. (CAP) is committed to helping physicians meet the challenges that continue arise because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a recent addition to its COVID-19 Resource Center, CAP published The Reopening Your Practice page, which includes guidance from CAP’s risk management team, the California Medical Association, the American Academy of Family Practitioners, and the Medical Group Management Association on how to safely welcome your patients and staff to your medical practice.
  • Patient Safety Strategies
  • Checklist for Preparing Physician Offices
  • CDC Guide to Disinfecting Your Facility
  • Preparing Your Staff for Safe Return
  • Guidelines for Reopening the Health Care System
  • Guidance on Beginning Elective Surgeries
For more than 40 years, CAP has protected our physician members with trustworthy medical coverage supported by expert risk management programs. Find out how much you can save by switching your medical malpractice coverage to CAP. Request an Instant Quote or contact CAP at 800-356-5672 or via email at to learn more.
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The Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society is dedicated to bringing together physicians from all modes of practice to promote the art and science of quality medical care and to enhance the physical and mental health of our entire community.
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