Clark County Medical Society


COVID-19 Response

The Washington State Medical Association (WSMA), Washington state officials, and the state’s health care community have joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in responding to an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Initially detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China in December 2019, COVID-19 is now spreading in Washington state and other U.S. locations.

WSMA has a dedicated COVID-19 resource page that features patient and professional resources: www.wsma.org/covid19.

The ACCME has compiled a list of educational resources about COVID-19 for physicians, all of which include CME credit. The education consists of online courses, video, or articles, and most of these resources are free: https://accme.org/coronavirus-resources.


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!


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.