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11-18-14 - NYS DOH has released a Health Advisory regarding use of LAIV in children.

The 8th Annual Jeffrey K. Harris MD, Memorial Integrative Health Care Series conference, “The Art and Science of Integrative Medicine",will be held Sat., March 21, 2015 from 8 am - 5 pm. Physicians and other health care providers can earn CME credit. The cost goes up if you register after February 15. Click here for registration brochure.

Congratulations to our Executive Director Nancy Adams, recipient of the AMA's Lifetime Achievement Award for her Outstanding Work on Behalf of Physicians http://bit.ly/1pIBnrV

New publications and resources on opioid and heroin abuse can be ordered free of charge for patients and parents on the NYS website

Changing the Climate of Diabetes Care, sponsored by the American Diabetes Association, will be held on Friday, November 14, 2014 from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Rochester Academy of Medicine. All attendees must mail a registration form or register online. Up to 4 CMEs. For more information contact Kelly Mueller at kmueller@diabetes.org.


11/13/14 - Ebola testing guidelines:

- NYS Department of Health travel advisory posters are available in English and Spanish and can be printed for your reception areas. MCMS logo added with permission.
11/3/14 - Updated Ebola exposure patient monitoring information from the CDC.
10/28/14 - New update from CDC/ MMWR: Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak - West Africa, Oct. 2014
10/15/14 - Q&A about Ebola and Pets
10/15/14 - Patient-friendly fact sheets about Ebola from the CDC.

- CDC Ebola Webinar: Preparing for Ebola: What U.S. Hospitals Can Learn From Emory Healthcare and Nebraska Medical Center. Click here for details. This webinar will be archived for viewing.
How to discuss Ebola with your children, from the AAP.

10/7/14 - MMWR: Assessment of Ebola Virus Disease, Health Care Infrastructure, and Preparedness — Four Counties, Southeastern Liberia, August 2014
10/7/14 - CDC summary of key messages re: Ebola outbreak and the response.
10/3/14 - NYS DOH Health Advisory - Ebola Update #2
10/2/14 - CDC Health AdvisoryEvaluating Patients for Possible Ebola Virus Disease: Recommendations for Healthcare Personnel and Health Officials
9/30/14 - CDC MMWR - Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak

The CDC is investigating a cluster of nine pediatric patients hospitalized with acute neurologic illness of undetermined etiology. The illness is characterized by focal limb weakness and abnormalities of the spinal cord gray matter on MRI. Click here for CDC Health Advisory.

FAQs for electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS) from NYS DOH.

Enterovirus D68
9/12/14 - CDC Health Advisory for Enterovirus D68.
9/11/14 - NYS DOH Health Alert for Enterovirus D68.

Eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV) is transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito. Click here for FAQs, prevention, and transmission information from the CDC.

Q&A from MedImmune re: FluMist® Quadrivalent (Influenza Vaccine Live, Intranasal) and delayed shipping of 2014-2015 seasonal vaccine.

The recorded version of the NYSDOH Bureau of Immunization's most recent webinar, From Vaccine Hesitancy to Vaccine Confidence:  Effective Approaches to Patient Communication, is available for viewing by clicking here. This program was presented by Dr. Joseph Domachowske, Professor of Pediatrics, Microbiology and Immunology at the SUNY Upstate Medical University, College of Medicine in Syracuse. 

MSSNY End of Session Summary.

Sunshine Act: Registration and data submission in process, plus new and updated resources from CMS. Click here for information and links.

CMS eHealth University, a resource to help providers understand, implement, and successfully participate in ICD-10 and other CMS eHealth programs, features a full curriculum of materials and information, all in one location. The education modules are organized by level, from beginner to advanced, and simplify complex information in a variety of formats.

The CDC's 2014 Adult and Childhood Immunization Schedules have been posted, including tools for providers.

Monroe County Medical Society
7th District Branch of the Medical Society of the State of New York

Serving Monroe, Livingston, Ontario, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne & Yates Counties 
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132 Allens Creek Road
Rochester, New York 14618
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