|March 2021 President's Message
The California Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting is going LIVE
CSPS received notification from the Hyatt Monterey that meetings of 100 persons or less are now permitted at their facility. We are making arrangements for a Hybrid 71st Annual CSPS Meeting May 28 – 31st. However, being still two months away, we remain hopeful that attendance at the meeting will be unrestricted by then. Please save the date and plan to join your colleagues for a joyous weekend of camaraderie and education. Registration for the Annual Meeting will be available on our website. We are also holding the first annual CSPS Golf Tournament, so be sure to sign up early to secure a spot.
The Pandemic seems to have receded in most parts of California, and for many of us business has resumed its normal or increased pace. Many, if not most, of us have been vaccinated. Yet, state mandates and restrictions remain varied from County to County. A Bill was introduced by several legislators this last week to lift the declaration of the "State of Emergency" in California and lift all restrictions and color-coded mandates. The minimum required signatures for a vote for Recall of Governor Newsom was also exceeded, however it will still be several months of uncertainty until any definitive decision is reached.
SLATE OF OFFICERS
We currently have only two physicians in the CA State Legislature (Dr. Richard Pan (Pediatrician) in the State Senate, and DR. Juaquin Arambula (Emergency Medicine) in the State Assembly). The CSPS is supporting Dr. Akilah Weber (OB/GYN) in her campaign for the 79th district of the Assembly in San Diego.
The CMA is holding a Legislative Advocacy Training Day March 23rd, 7-8 PM in preparation for the California Medical Association Legislative Advocacy Day. They will review legislation to be advocated on behalf of the CMA. This is open to CMA members and registration is available on their website.
Please join us in Monterey for the 71st Annual CSPS Meeting
Terry Zimmerman, MD
California Society of Plastic Surgeons
500 Cummings Center, Suite 4400, Beverly MA, 01915 | Contact CSPS