What’s your 2020 Vision for CCMS? Let’s Taco ‘Bout It!

Please join the Clark County Medical Society on Thursday, February 20 for tacos and beer at Loowit Brewing. We want to hear how we can make CCMS work for you. You are encouraged to bring colleagues who aren’t members- your first drink is on us!

Who
Physicians and PAs interested in the health of the Clark County Medical Society; all members and non-members are welcome

What
Conversations with colleagues and CCMS board members over tacos and beer (wine and non-alcoholic options, too!)

When
Thursday, February 20, 2020, 6:00 – 9:00pm

Where
Loowit Brewing
507 Columbia Street
Vancouver, WA 98660

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2020 Has Never Looked Better with CCMS

The Clark County Medical Society is pleased to announce a brand-new promotion for new and lapsed members. If you have never been a member of CCMS or your membership has lapsed for five years or more, we are offering 50% off your first year of dues in 2020!

And becoming a CCMS member has never been easier. Please visit: https://wsma.org/join. To pay dues, you will need to access your WSMA account profile via the WSMA website. It’s a breeze to join/renew by signing in with your existing username and password. If you’re a first-time user of the WSMA website, follow the directions on the join/renew page to proceed.

While we strongly encourage you to join both WSMA and CCMS, you may now join/renew with CCMS only online! It’s as easy as 1,2,3:

  1. Log into your Account Profile page here: https://wsma.org/join.
  2. Navigate to “My Profile.”
  3. Click the “Pay County Dues Only” button on the left hand side and enter your payment information.

And you’re done!


WSMA 2020 Legislative Summit on February 25

We also encourage you to save the date to join your Clark County colleagues at the WSMA Legislative Summit on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at the Columbia Room in Olympia’s capitol building. The day’s events start at 8:30am with registration and continental breakfast, followed by speakers and updates on WSMA’s legislative priorities. Lunch will be provided and in the afternoon attendees will take part in scheduled meetings with their legislative delegation.

Be a part of more than 100 of your physicians and physician assistant colleagues in Olympia! Registration and full agenda to follow soon on this page of the WSMA website.

Questions? Please contact Emily Jones, CCMS Executive Director, at emily@wsma.org or 206-956-3621.

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Clark County Medical Society 2019 Annual Meeting

Thank you for attending our Annual Meeting!

Thank you to everyone who joined us on April 19 for our 2019 Annual Meeting at Heathman Lodge. We are appreciative of our speakers, Dr. Roberts and Dr. Melnick, for sharing their expertise with us. If you weren’t able to make it, their presentations are available below.

Opioid Prescribing and Monitoring
Dr. Alden Roberts

Dr. Alden Roberts, citizen of Clark County and the Chair of the Medical Commission, will review the 2017 legislation that required the creation of new opioid prescribing and monitoring rules and discuss its implications as relevant to Clark County. He will give a brief presentation on what changes to be aware of, best practices for incorporating the rules into your daily practice and how the Medical Commission handles allegations of improper prescribing. There will be an extended Q&A session to address the questions that are most pertinent to Clark County clinicians.

Additional information is available to download here:

Changes to Opioid Prescribing and Monitoring
Opioid Changes Booklet
Opioid Prescribing General Provisions

Clark County Public Health Measles Outbreak Response
Dr. Alan Melnick

Dr. Alan Melnick, Clark County Public Health Director/Health Officer will describe the public health response to the 2019 measles outbreak. The presentation will include a summary of the cases, including the population affected, a description of surveillance and response activities, including case finding, case investigation, surveillance and control measures, as well as the cost of the response and challenges, including the public health response to misinformation spread on social media.

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