• 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

  • Wednesday, February 01, 2023 2:09 PM | Jennifer Casasanta (Administrator)

    It's American Heart Month. It's a time for people to focus on their cardiovascular health. To learn more, click the link below.

    American Heart Month Toolkits 2023 | cdc.gov

  • Tuesday, January 31, 2023 8:20 AM | Jennifer Casasanta (Administrator)

    On behalf of the entire MSSNY leadership, please accept our sincere gratitude for the successful advocacy campaign that YOU carried out, leading to the outcome of the veto of the Grieving Family Act. MSSNY was actively engaged from the beginning—working together with many allies on this issue, including MLMIC. We identified a sense of urgency and created a clear plan with our strong guiding alliance. We communicated our plan with the county leadership, and YOU executed that plan spectacularly. Thousands of phone calls were made, and emails were sent.  Social media was buzzing, and so were the op-eds. This proves the power of grassroots action.

    The well-intentioned but extremely detrimental legislation would have exponentially increased the size of awards in wrongful death actions—legislation that could have increased your liability insurance premiums by 40%!!

    I am happy to report to you that the Governor DID NOT sign this bill into law, meaning it WILL NOT take effect.

    In case you missed it, Governor Hochul authored an op-ed in today’s New York Daily Newswhere she expressed great support for the concept of updating New York’s wrongful death statute, but also noting that “the unintended consequences of this far-reaching, expansive legislation would be significant, particularly for our already struggling health care system.”

    The governor’s veto does not mean that the discussion on this profound legislative topic is over. Far from it.

    We anticipate that the State Legislature will soon advance this or similar legislation.  Please be alert for upcoming requests to contact your local Assemblymembers and Senators urging that any legislation to update New York’s wrongful death law be properly calibrated and balanced to help address the extraordinary costs of medical liability in New York State.

    Thank you again for all your efforts in this campaign to preserve healthcare access for New Yorkers.

    And a special thank you to local leadership, county executives, county presidents, hospital staff leadership, and all our partners.

    Parag Mehta, MD
    MSSNY President

  • Tuesday, January 10, 2023 2:37 PM | Jennifer Casasanta (Administrator)

    MSSNY Physician Advocacy Town Hall:
    Urgent Legislation that Will Impact You 

    Wednesday, January 11 at 6:30 pm

    New York physicians are invited to attend a short virtual meeting with the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) on new state legislation that will impact you and your patients.

    MSSNY won numerous victories that protect your ability to provide needed patient care and help fight back against health insurer abuse.  But the legislature also passed a well-meaning but extremely problematic bill that could very well increase medical malpractice premiums by 40%, despite opposition from MSSNY, specialty societies, hospitals, businesses, insurers, cities, and counties. We must urge the Governor to veto the Wrongful Death bill before she acts on it in the coming weeks.

    Please take the opportunity to join us tomorrow night to learn more about these many issues. 

    We encourage you to call Governor Hochul to urge her to veto the Wrongful Death bill on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 or as soon as possible afterward. Call 518-474-8390 and press option 3. Then press option 1 to leave a voicemail or option 2 to speak with an operator. 

    Register Now


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  • Tuesday, January 10, 2023 8:21 AM | Jennifer Casasanta (Administrator)

    Vaping continues to be a growing public health crisis for teens. Many adolescents don't understand the damage inhaling e-cigarettes can cause to their lungs and heart, or how vaping can lead to forming other addictive habits. The Center for Community Health & Prevention’s comprehensive nicotine cessation program provides encouragement, resources and medications to help individuals quit vaping.

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  • Monday, January 09, 2023 9:38 AM | Jennifer Casasanta (Administrator)

    January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

    Cervical cancer is most often diagnosed in women between the ages of 35 and 44. It is rare for women younger than 20 to develop this type of cancer.

    Cervical Cancer | Common Types of Cancer | Understand Cancer Together

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