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Dear members, colleagues and friends, due to the current situation, we are taking measures to enforce the safety and health of our staff and others. It is best that you communicate with us via email at ERTripp@QueensMedicalSociety.org, GBurgos@QueensMedicalSociety.org or QMS@QueensMedicalSociety.org .  Please do not hesitate to email us regarding your needs. Stay safe.

Next COMITIA MEETING is on MARCH 9, 2021 via Zoom at 8 pm

Feeling the pressure? CDC can help. The @MillionHeartsUS Executive Director and the 2020 #HTNControlChamps will talk about the importance of #hypertension control and strategies that work. Tune in to facebook.com/millionhearts on February 24 at 1 p.m. EST. #HeartMonthImage result for healthy heart images

Today, the American Medical Association (AMA) is taking an important step to reconcile AMA’s past by acknowledging the harms that one of our founders, Dr. Nathan Davis, had in our organization’s history that allowed and upheld racism within the medical profession.

This Viewpoint from AMA CEO James L. Madara, MD, provides important details and context for this acknowledgement including AMA’s 2008 apology, recent actions by our Board and House of Delegates, and the work underway through the AMA Center for Health Equity.  By acknowledging the past, the AMA is embracing a discussion about how to begin to heal past harms. 


Keynote Address to the Medical Scholar Pipeline Graduates at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine. By Louis-Joseph Auguste, MD.  Click Here. 

 About the Author: Louis-Joseph Auguste, MD, MPH,   FACS, Surgical Oncology/General Surgery; Clinical   Professor of Surgery, Donald and Barbara Zucker School  of Medicine at Hofstra/Northewell; Chair/Board of  Trustees, Medical Society of the County of Queens. 


MEDICARE  PHYSICIAN PAYMENT ADJUSTMENTS FOR 2021. Learn more HERE through the AMA Summary of Select Provisions in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021.


COVID-19 Vaccine Can be Offered to Patients With
Co-Morbidities and Underlying Conditions

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) has issued new guidance effective February 15. Beginning on Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, COVID-19 vaccine can be offered to patients with co-morbidities and underlying conditions.  These individuals are eligible for vaccination at State-operated mass vaccination sites.

In addition, hospitals and other vaccine providers should work with their local health department (LHD) to arrange for vaccinating individuals with co-morbidities and underlying conditions
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The American Medical Association’s (AMA's) Center for Health Equity, in collaboration with the Satcher Health Leadership Institute (SHLI) at Morehouse School of Medicine announce a call for applications for the inaugural AMA-SHLI Medical Justice in Advocacy Fellowship.  The Medical Justice in Advocacy Fellowship is a collaborative educational initiative to empower physician-led advocacy that advances equity and removes barriers to optimal health for marginalized people and communities.  The fellowship will mobilize physicians to be part of the next generation of advocacy leaders, driving meaningful policy and structural changes that produce equity and justice in the communities they serve.

Application deadline is March 31, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EasternClick here for more information.

The Neurological Surgery, P.C. Health Science Competition is a high school medical research competition for students residing in Nassau and Suffolk counties   in New York State. NSPC HSC 2019 

 The NSPC HSC is recruiting volunteer   judges NOW for the competition. To learn   more details READ HERE,     visit  www.cstl.org/nspc/be-a-judge/   or contact Kevin Sanders directly at nspc@cstl.org or (516) 764-0045.

Photos from 2019 Competition

  

New York City Department of Health Issues Standing Isolation Order for Purposes of New York State Emergency Sick Leave Law | Law and the Workplace  Guidance for the Distribution of Pulse Oximeters to Patients at Increased Risk for Severe COVID-19. Learn More HERE.

February Health Awareness Campaigns


  • Low Vision Awareness Month
  • International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month

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New PPP Loan Parcel & Extended Tax Provisions Packaged In 2021 COVID Relief Bill

Fuoco Group presents this information to the members of the Medical Society as a member benefit.

Extension and Enhancement of PPP Loans

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, makes available an additional $284 billion in PPP loans.

What does the “ACT” mean for you and your practice?  Click HERE to learn more.


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