Sep 22, 2021, 12:00 PM
Vaccination Requirements Impacting Health Care Settings Explained
Beginning the week of September 20, 2021, the Biden Administration will make some updates to vaccination requirements for healthcare settings.
Sep 20, 2021, 13:13 PM
House Professional Licensure Committee Approves HB 397-398
Sep 17, 2021, 14:43 PM
PA DOH Releases Interim Guidance on HCP's Returning to Work After COVID-19 Exposure
Sep 16, 2021, 11:04 AM
PA DOH Announces Expanded Grant Opportunities Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy
Sep 9, 2021, 11:14 AM
A Word on the COVID-19 Mu Variant
While the COVID-19 Mu variant has been widely discussed in the media, neither the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) nor the World Health Organization (WHO) have published much other than the WHO identifying Mu’s status (of interest) on their website. It is the fifth coronavirus variant the WHO is monitoring.
Sep 9, 2021, 11:07 AM
What’s In a Resolution?
Thirty-two resolutions submitted by PAMED members have been loaded to our House of Delegates website. Resolutions are the vehicle by which PAMED members may introduce important issues they would like the delegates of the annual meeting (or House of Delegates) to address and create or update policy on. Resolutions are written proposals that suggest a change or addition to PAMED policy.
Sep 9, 2021, 11:04 AM
New for 2021: The Foundation of PAMED Offers Two $10,000 Scholarships
Established in 2021, the Snyder, Union or Northumberland County Scholarships (“SUN” Scholarship) is the largest award currently offered by the Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society. Two $10,000 awards will be offered to a second or third-year medical student that is a resident of the SUN counties.
Sep 9, 2021, 11:03 AM
American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Call for Physician Remediation Programs
The Continuing Professional Development and the Physician Remediation communities are invited to submit programs and resources for the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory.
Sep 2, 2021, 17:12 PM
PA Medical Society Offers Multi-Lingual Resources to Address Vaccine Hesitancy
PAMED has been working to address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, especially in diverse communities, and has partnered with some of our physician members who are multi-lingual. Check out and share our videos in a variety of languages that provide the facts and dispel common myths.
Sep 2, 2021, 08:34 AM
Member Spotlight: SunPointe Health Receives $40,000 PAMED Community Care Grant to Support Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
SunPointe Health in State College, PA was among several recipients of PAMED's Community Care Grant. It plans to use the $40,000 it received to support Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, an innovative treatment that has been FDA approved for the treatment of refractory depression since 2008.
Sep 2, 2021, 08:26 AM
Member Spotlight: Pediatric Practice Invests in New Technologies with PAMED’s Community Care Grant
PAMED member Dr. Steven Shapiro talks about the Community Care Grant they were awarded by PAMED and how his practice plans to use the grant to advance the level of preventative health care offered to their community.
Sep 1, 2021, 14:33 PM
Sept. 1, 2021 Quarterly Legislative Update
The legislature will soon be returning to Harrisburg after its summer recess. Check out PAMED’s exclusive, members-only legislative update for what you can expect this fall on issues such as prior authorization, telemedicine, and scope of practice.
Sep 1, 2021, 10:39 AM
PA’s Opioid Disaster Declaration Ended on Aug. 25
The Pennsylvania General Assembly has declined to extend Gov. Wolf’s disaster declaration. While physicians should not notice substantial changes in their daily obligations, it is important to note the end to this declaration.
Aug 31, 2021, 14:48 PM
PAMED Statement: COVID-19 Mitigation Measures
Aug 26, 2021, 15:53 PM
Ephrata Family Physician Honored with PAMED Everyday Hero Award
Danielle Miller, MD, a family physician with Luz Medicine in Ephrata, has been named PAMED’s Everyday Hero for August 2021. She was presented with the award on Aug. 26.
Aug 25, 2021, 10:12 AM
Bringing Awareness to Physician Suicide and Reducing the Stigma
September 17 is National Physician Suicide Awareness Day. It is a day to acknowledge the nearly four hundred physicians - an average of one physician per day - that die by suicide in the U.S. every year. Learn more from Dr. Edwin Kim, Medical Director of the Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society.
Aug 24, 2021, 15:45 PM
From the Board Chair: Letter to PAMED Members Re: Masking
The following is a letter from PAMED Board Chair Edward Balaban, DO re: masking.
Aug 23, 2021, 11:30 AM
Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Gets Full FDA Approval
On Aug. 23, 2021, the Pfizer vaccine got full FDA approval for ages 16 and older. It is still available under emergency use authorization, including for individuals 12 through 15 years of age and for the administration of a third dose in certain immunocompromised individuals.
Aug 23, 2021, 10:38 AM
Answering Medical Marijuana Questions for Pennsylvania Medical Society Members
PAMED members have access to a toolkit that is designed to help physicians navigate medical marijuana-related laws and regulations in Pennsylvania and much more!
Aug 23, 2021, 10:35 AM
Answering Opioid Epidemic Questions for Pennsylvania Medical Society Members
PAMED members have access to a toolkit that is designed to help physicians navigate opioid-related laws in Pennsylvania; learn what education is available, including PAMED CME that meets the state's requirement for licensure renewal; and much more!