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Free CME Activity.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™  

Tuesday, June1, 2021 at 8:00 PM

Presentation by Louis J. Auguste, MD, MPH, FACS

"Understanding Benign and Not so Benign Diseases of the Breast"


Queens Medical Society Letter to Prevent the Closing of St. John Episcopal Hospital in Rockaway, New York


A Historical Background of Healthcare Disparities and a Perspective on Potential Solutions

Join the LIJ Medical Staff Society for a presentation from Dr. Louis J. Auguste and Dr. Debbie Salas-Lopez on April 6, 2021 at 5:30 PM via Microsoft Teams.  Dr. Auguste will guide us into a deeper look at the origins of health care disparity in America and the perception of health care from the minority community.  Dr. Salas-Lopez will discuss Northwell's Community and Population Health objectives for the communities we serve.  She will update us on Northwell's response to the disproportionate impact of the COVID pandemic.




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.

New Shared Decision-Making Website for Providers Complements FAIR Health Consumer Website

FAIR Health has created a free website for providers about shared decision making to complement the consumer resources on that subject at its free, award-winning consumer website, fairhealthconsumer.org.

The COVID-19 vaccine is now available to all New York residents 16 and older. People who live outside of the state but work or study in New York are also eligible to get vaccinated. People who are eligible based on employment include both paid and unpaid workers.

Note: People who are 16 or 17 years old are only eligible for the Pfizer vaccine.

New York City is committed to ensuring that access to the vaccine is fair and equitable.

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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.

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.

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. 


May Health Awareness Campaigns

American Stroke Awareness Month with the National Stroke Association

Arthritis Awareness Month

Healthy Vision Month with the National Eye Institute 




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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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