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Important Physician News and Deadlines

FDA Approves New RSV Vaccine, COVID-19 Booster
As cold, flu, COVID-19, and other respiratory illnesses ramp up and converge, physicians can anticipate a new vaccine in their arsenal, as the FDA approved the RSV vaccine for women in their eighth month of pregnancy to protect infants. New COVID-19 boosters have been approved as well. Inform patients of these updates.

Reminder: Revalidate Your Medicare and Medicaid Enrollment
Starting Nov. 1, physicians must use a revised Medicare enrollment application. On the Medicaid front, physicians who were due to re-up their enrollment during the COVID-19 public health emergency get a grace period to complete this requirement, but all physicians must review and update their practice addresses. Read more

CPAN CME Bolsters Phone Consult Service
As children continue to experience trauma due to COVID-19, the Child Psychiatry Access Network (CPAN) can help physicians address the consequences. Along with its phone consult service – which physicians can access any time – CPAN offers virtual CME on various issues physicians are likely to encounter when treating young patients. Read more

Annual Liver Cancer Symposium Returns to San Antonio

The Mays Cancer Center at UT Health San Antonio will host the third annual San Antonio Liver Cancer Symposium on October 20 and 21 at the Hilton San Antonio Hill Country. The two-day event will bring together health care professionals from around the world to discuss new research and developments in treating liver cancer. Continue reading

Upcoming Community Events
Free CME Leadership & Wellness Coaching Webinar and Panel Discussion
October 23│Register
Discover infinite possibilities to reignite your passion & create more impact in this month's webinar! Learn from 9 physicians across diverse disciplines who have transformed their careers through coaching in this panel discussion!

Out of the Darkness San Antonio Walk
October 28│RSVP here
Join the BCMS Physician Wellness Committee for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Out of the Darkness Community Walk.
RSVP to join!

Military Health Institute Distinguished Lecture Series
November 1│RSVP here
UT Health Science Center at San Antonio presents Lieutenant General Peak, who will give a lecture titled, “"Veterans Day - University, Military, VA collaboration in San Antonio - a Perspective."

Fetal Infant Morbidity Review (FIMR)
November 7│Register
San Antonio Metro Health presents an eligible CME credit (3.5 hours) workshop to assess key elements in congenital syphilis prevention.

Uncork to Support San Antonio
November 10│Register
Be a part of the 3rd Annual Uncork to Support San Antonio and enjoy a wine tasting experience in support of families affected by cancer.

VIPs at Sea
February 18 - 25│Register here
7 Night Physician Well-Being "Cruise" on Royal Caribbean's newest and largest ship for physicians and their guests. Earn up to 28 CME credits!
Use referral code BCMSTX when registering!

Pediatrics Now Podcast
Click here to listen
This podcast includes fresh content and also grand rounds. Some episodes are eligible for free CME, MOC and ethics credit.
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