You Only Have One Chance to Make a First Impression
Clark County Medical Society Members recognized among “Best Doctors in America”
The next election is fast approaching- Tuesday November 6, 2018.
Your CCMS Leadership is actively engaged in the process. Candidates are meeting with concerned citizens (also known as special interest groups - yes doctors are also a special interest group), spreading their message and raising money.
Medical Resident Job Fair aims to keep doctors in Las Vegas
The Clark County Medical Society (CCMS) proudly recognizes 49 physician members who were included in the Best Doctors in America List, an annual list published by Best Doctors that includes the nation’s most respected specialists and outstanding primary care physicians.
Preparing for a Pandemic - Then and Now
The Clark County Medical Society (CCMS) held its annual Resident and Fellows Job Fair on August 16th at the Golden Nugget from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., with a networking reception immediately following from 5 p.m. to 7p.m.
Dedication and Commitment.
One hundred years ago another wave of the deadly 1918 flu pandemic was peaking in the United States. This second highly fatal wave struck between September and November and was responsible for most of the deaths attributed to the pandemic. It was also during this time that the New York City Board of Health added flu to its list of reportable diseases and required all cases of influenza be isolated at home or in a city hospital.
We are here for our physicians.
We see stories about physicians all the time. Occasionally we find one that truly stands out.
Humans of New York started as a photoblog and book of street portraits. It was created by photographer Brandon Stanton. It has a tremendous social media following. In May of 2016 it ran a photograph and one paragraph story on Dr. Michael P. La Quaglia, Chief Pediatric Surgeon at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
CCMS Statement on the passing of Dr. Peter Mansky
In July, the Clark County Medical Society (CCMS) received the American Association of Medical Society Executives (AAMSE) Profiles of Excellence President’s Award in recognition of the society’s outstanding work on educating their members about new opioid laws in Nevada. As Executive Director of CCMS, it was my honor to accept this award on behalf of this incredible organization. It is our job to help doctors do their job and provide quality health care to their patients, our community, and I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the many physicians of CCMS who made this program possible. There is still more work to be done, and rest assured we are still working on this important issue.
Repairs After Burnout.
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Clark County Medical Society Secretary Dr. Peter Mansky.
New Clark County Medical Society President Looks Forward
Physicians have some of the best jobs in the world. Many well qualified applicants to medical schools each year can’t be accommodated because we do not have enough medical schools to accept them. We are helping people live longer healthier lives.
Thank you for your continued support!
“The future of medicine is bright, but it will be influenced for years by what we do right now,” said CCMS President Dr. Jeffrey Roth during his closing remarks. “Our awardees tonight, the Children’s Heart Center of Nevada and Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health are shining examples that medicine can flourish in the desert.”
A Year in Review
Pride. Passion. Purpose.
The 64th Annual Installation Dinner has now come and gone. I take great pride at the success of the event bringing together physicians, hospitals, agencies and individuals from all over our community with one goal in mind to honor our physicians and to celebrate.
UNLV AMSA: The Road to Washington D.C.
Well, this is it! My last monthly article as my Presidential term comes to an end.
I can tell you that it has been an incredibly difficult and rewarding year. I’m happy that I did it, however, I am also glad that it is only a one-year term.
Behavioral Economics & Care Teams - A Winning Combination
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Medicine (UNLV SoM), established in 2014, opened its doors to the Founding Charter Class on July 17th, 2017. Since then, the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) chapter at UNLV SoM has come a long way: hosting ZDoggMD, creating partnerships with local physician organizations, securing publications in local medical journals, representing Southern Nevada at the AMSA National Conference earlier this Spring, and receiving accreditation as a nationally recognized AMSA medical school chapter.
CCMS Executive Director Alexandra Silver to UNLV Students: “Your membership is what you make it!”
Behavioral economics is the science of choices. The field explores the limits of human rationality and the effect of those limits on the decisions we make.
Dr. Dylan Wint of Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health gives talk at historic Las Vegas Mesquite Club
Clark County Medical Society Executive Director Alexandra Silver had one overarching message for members of the UNLV School of Medicine American Medical Student Association chapter at her talk on April 30 -- the sky is the limit when it comes to student programming.
2017-2018 Influenza Season
During a CCMS Speaker’s Bureau presentation on “The Aging Brain” at the historic Las Vegas Mesquite Club, Dr. Dylan Wint of the Lou Ruvo Center for brain health described the different ways that cognitive function can be affected by age.
The Installation Dinner is right around the corner!
Nationally, the flu season peaked in early February with influenza A(H3) viruses being the predominant strains reported for the overall season. However, beginning in March influenza B strains were reported more commonly than A viruses. It is not unusual for there to be a second, lower wave of influenza activity later in the season. At the local level, the Southern Nevada Health District’s season mirrored national activity with cases beginning to decline shortly after the first of the year and more influenza B viruses being reported later in the season.
Get active this election season!
Greetings from CCMS! The 64th Annual Installation Dinner is rapidly approaching and if you haven’t reserved your spot yet, don’t delay. The evening is set to be a celebration of our organization and the people and collaborators who help to make this valley a healthy, vibrant community.
Before I moved to Las Vegas, I never met a politician. I actually never met anyone even running for office. I had gone from UCLA to medical school, to residency and then Fellowship without ever going to any event to help elect anyone for office. About two or three years after I moved to Las Vegas, I got a message that there was a congressman that wanted to talk to me (for purposes of this article, we will call every politician male so I can try and keep some anonymity). I called him back with excitement—I had never talked to anyone in Congress before.
In Honor of Las Vegas' Doctors
Have you come across people with symptoms and signs of burnout? They don’t seem to be themselves – they are cynical and negative towards others, and are totally exhausted. They are stressed out and feel like they can’t do anything right. Have you felt this way?
Over the past few years, I have been incredibly fortunate enough to receive a few honors and awards. I received the annual Philanthropic Award from Planned Parenthood, awarded the “Healthcare Hero” Award from Las Vegas HEALS and the Person of the Year Award from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Then, I was fortunate enough to get to become President of the Clark County Medical Society, which was a very proud moment in my life. To be honest, I am fairly vain and every time I receive a plaque or an award, I hang it on my office wall. My medical partner makes fun of me asking me when I plan to hang my Junior Varsity wrestling letter on my wall. So, I can say without a shadow of a doubt, the award that I accepted on behalf of the physicians of the Clark County Medical Society in January for the heroic actions of October 1st, is, by far, the most honored that I have ever been in my life.