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  • Friday, June 02, 2023 8:25 AM | Jennifer Casasanta (Administrator)

    Update: a short while ago, the NY State Assembly again passed the revised bill by a 132-11 vote.  So, our advocacy focus in the next few days must be on the leadership of the New York State Senate

    Take Action by:

    Contacting the New York State Senate, including to Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins at 518-455-2585 and Deputy Majority Leader Michael Gianaris at 518-455-3486.

    Send a letter to your Senator, the Senate Majority Leader and the Governor: click here, Oppose Harmful Liability Expansion Bills That Impede Patient Access To Care! Click here to send a letter!

  • Friday, May 05, 2023 10:59 AM | Jennifer Casasanta (Administrator)

    On Monday, May 8, 2023 from 12-1pm Dr. Mathew Devine and Dr. Michael Privitera will be speaking about Physician Burnout and our upcoming Health Symposium on May 17th. You can check them out here!


  • Monday, May 01, 2023 3:15 PM | Jennifer Casasanta (Administrator)

    Is it safe to get healthcare? If yes, why do over a quarter of a million people die each year from medical errors? Do patients really understand the risks, how quality is measured and what each patient needs to do to be safe and keep others safe?  What is  the National Healthcare Strategy and what are the implications of the mid-term elections and near-term elections?

    Join hundreds of local healthcare leaders coming together from 7:30am to 11:30am on Friday, June 9 to network, learn about these topics, and be inspired by some of the smartest, most innovative, provocative National Healthcare Thought Leaders in the nation. The distinguished speakers for this event are:

    •  Dr. Dana Gelb Safran, ScM and ScD Health Policy and Management, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Quality Forum (NQF)
    • Blair Childs, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, Premier

    Tables of 10 or individual seats are available for purchase.

    Click here to learn more.  Click here to register.

    Call Linda Becker at 585-738-7397 for sponsorship opportunities.

    Presented by Northstar Network.

  • Tuesday, April 25, 2023 2:47 PM | Jennifer Casasanta (Administrator)

    Monroe County Medical Society (“MCMS”) members who are referred by any MCMS employee to Underberg & Kessler LLP (“U&K”) law firm as a client for the first time will receive a 10% discount on all legal fees going forward. Anyone with questions about this policy, please contact Lucia Castillejo, MS, Chief Executive Officer, MCMS (585-473-7573 or lcastillejo@mcms.org) or U&K’s Paul F. Keneally, Esq. (258-2882 or keneally@underbergkessler.com).

  • Thursday, March 09, 2023 2:30 PM | Jennifer Casasanta (Administrator)

    MCMS has received notice that physicians are receiving a “DEA Scam”.  We want to remind all medical providers that this scam exists.

    If you do get such a call, the DEA recommends reporting it to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov.  More information here:  https://www.dea.gov/scam-alert

  • Friday, March 03, 2023 11:54 AM | Jennifer Casasanta (Administrator)


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  • Tuesday, February 14, 2023 3:54 PM | Jennifer Casasanta (Administrator)

    Ever wonder how Doctors get elected to Congress or your state legislature? Considering a run for office for yourself? The AMPAC Candidate Workshop will teach you how to run a winning political campaign, just like we taught many of your AMA colleagues over the years.

    After two years of hosting the program virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the AMPAC Candidate Workshop is returning in-person March 31 – April 2 at the AMA offices in Washington, DC – registration now OPEN!

    The Candidate Workshop is designed to help you make the leap from the exam room to the campaign trail and give you the skills and strategic approach you will need to make a run for public office.

    At the Candidate Workshop, Republican and Democratic political veterans work together to give you expert advice about being a successful candidate and how to run a winning campaign. You will learn: the importance of a disciplined campaign plan and message; the secrets of effective fundraising; what kinds of advertising may be right for your campaign; how to work with the media; as well as how to build your campaign team and a successful grassroots organization. 

    Please note the following:

    1. The Candidate Workshop is open to AMA physician members, member spouses, residents, medical students and state medical society staff. 
    2. Registration fee is $250 for AMA Member/$1000 for non-AMA members. This fee is waived for AMA residents and students; however, space is limited and the AMPAC Board will review and select four participants from the pool of qualified resident and student applicants.
    3. Faculty, materials, and all meals during the meeting are covered by the AMA. Participants are responsible for their registration fee, travel to/from Washington, DC and hotel accommodations (AMA will provide you with a list of nearby hotels within walking distance of the AMA offices).
    4. Participants will be required to bring a laptop or Wi-Fi enabled tablet with them.
    5. All participants will be required to attest to being fully vaccination with at least one booster for the COVID-19 virus.

    Registration for the 2023 AMPAC Candidate Workshop is now OPENSpace is limited and the deadline to register is March 17, 2023. 

    For more information please contact: Politicaleducation@ama-assn.org

  • Thursday, February 02, 2023 9:28 AM | Jennifer Casasanta (Administrator)

    Black History Month is observed each year from February 1 – March 1 to recognize the generations of Black and African Americans who struggled with adversity and to celebrate their many contributions to the United States.

    Visit this webpage below throughout the observance to learn more about:

    • Socioeconomic factors, or social determinants of health (SDOH), like food insecurity and lack of access to health care that impact the health and well-being of Black and African American communities.
    • OMH policies, programs, and practices focused on advancing health equity and improving health outcomes for Black and African American communities.
    • Federal and non-federal partners that are accelerating progress and driving transformative change to improve nutrition and food access and close the disparities surrounding the Black and African American communities.
  • Wednesday, February 01, 2023 2:34 PM | Jennifer Casasanta (Administrator)

    MCMS is proud to partner with Rochester Lifestyle Management Institute (RLMI) to bring you an inspiring Lifestyle Medicine experience.

    The LIFT Project involves 10 fascinating lessons that take you on an educational adventure. Each lesson introduces a scientifically proven way to lift your mood and your life from the exciting fields of Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, and Lifestyle Medicine.

    Live Online Sessions (10 sessions over 10 weeks):

    Thursdays at 12:30pm - 1:30pm Eastern (US & Canada)
    First session: February 9, 2023
    Last session: April 27, 2023

    If you are unable to join us for the facilitated sessions, please select the Self-paced ticket when you register and you will be able to take the course on your own time.



    Registration is open through February 7th.

    The facilitated lessons are conducted over Zoom. We will send instructions for testing your connection prior to the first session.

    What's included in the LIFT Project?

    Learn Together

    Join us each week for a facilitated group session that includes an educational and entertaining video along with group discussion.

    Experience and Share Together

    Experience fun and powerful weekly challenges to put into practice. We call it “challenge by choice.”

    Between sessions, share your Lift Project adventure with the facilitator and fellow Lift participants in our private Google Classroom group community.


    Think about and reflect on what you are learning and experiencing. Earn a certificate of completion.



    Everyone: Register below for "Lift Project Facilitated" OR "Lift Project Self-paced" and use discount code MCMS at checkout ($0).



    For those that also want 10 CME credits - Do this additional step: Register for "The Lift Project: Live Participation" CME course HERE and use the discount code MCMS at checkout ($0).


    ·  We will follow up by emailing you your Lift Project portal access before the program starts.  You will have access to the Lift videos and resources for a full year.

    ·  For those that registered for CME credits:  The CME content (quizzes) are accessed on the Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Institute (RLMI) website by logging in via the "Account" link, then go to "My Courses" - both links are located in the upper right corner of the website.  After completing the online steps you can download your CME certificate.  (The CME quizzes are identical to the quizzes in the Lift Project videos.  You must pass the quizzes on the RLMI website to download your CME certificate.) 

    Questions??  Reach out directly to:

    1. Beth Garverbeth.garver@roclifemed.org

    2. Maria Dewhirstmaria.dewhirst@roclifemed.org

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