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2019 HOD: Presidents Dinner Dance

WNYC NEWS : Listen in HERE

"Opponents Try to Extinguish Marijuana Debate"

““The consensus is that using marijuana regularly does alter areas of the brain that are involved in cognition and thought processes in memory and learning,” said Dr. Frank Dowling, a Long Island psychiatrist working with the group Smart Approaches to Marijuana. “And the long-term usage, especially as a teen or young adult, can lead to long-term cognitive issues, even if someone stops using later on in life.”




Thank you Physicians for speaking with our Senators and Assembly Members in Albany!

Effective April 1, 2018
"A written treatment plan in the patient’s medical record is required if a practitioner prescribes opioids for pain that has lasted for more than three months or past the time of normal tissue healing."
Medical Society of the State NY (MSSNY) Young Physicians, Resident, Medical Student Social

Come network with other young physicians and physician trainees and learn about how you can impact the future of medicine in NY through MSSNY. All physicians, trainees and attendings up to 8 years in practice invited. MSSNY membership not required.

Friday, February 8th, 2019
Sessions 73
73rd St. and 1st Ave. Manhattan, NY
Cash Bar available


Link to RSVP:

Medical Society of the State NY (MSSNY) Young Physicians Section (YPS), Residents and Medical Students Sections Joint Educational Symposium 
We are excited to invite you to join us at the 2019 MSSNY YPS/RFS/MSS Joint Educational Symposium. This event is held in conjunction with the YPS Annual Meeting, the RFS Annual Meeting, and the MSS Spring Meeting. This year we are thrilled to host national leaders in medical toxicology and social media in medicine. 

On behalf of the planning committee, we look forward to seeing you on February 9. 
-L. Carlos Zapata, MD, FACEP, Chair of the Planning Committee 
Saturday, February 9, 2019 
Courtyard by Marriott Long Island Westbury 
1800 Privado Road 
Westbury, NY 11590
11:00 AM: (At Marriott) The Opioid Epidemic-From Prescription to Death and Everything in Between* by Dean G. Olsen, DO 
12:15 PM:  Social Media in Medicine** Panel featuring Erich Anderer, MD; Daniel E. Choi, MD; Frank Cusimano, DO/PhD Candidate; Shari Marchbein, MD; Alok Patel, MD 


The Medical Society of the State of New York designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This event is open to MSSNY members only. Medical students and 1st year resident physicians can become members for free.  For more information on how to become a MSSNY member:
To RSVP for this Joint Educational Symposium'




MSSNY Lobby Day  2019

Flyer and Registration

 Legislative Program

 How to Effectively Communicate with Your Legislator

 For MSSNY's Position on bills which will be discussed


Thank You!

 Governor Cuomo has signed The Mental Health/Substance Use Disorder Parity Report Act (A.3694-C)  !



Call to Action:

Dear members and physicians at large,

 We urge you to call Governor Cuomo and Advocate for the enactment of legislation that allows the Annual Evaluation of Insurers’ Compliance with Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Parity Laws.

 This will provide annual transparency and accountability measures from insurers, health plans and behavioral health benefit managers regarding compliance with federal and state MH/SUD parity laws.

 They will be required to submit data, and issue an annual report, for the purpose of allowing the Department of Financial Services to evaluate compliance with federal and state MH/SUD parity laws

 This legislation is actively supported by twenty-two statewide organizations and five national organizations representing mental health and substance use disorder providers, county medical societies, medical specialty societies and consumer representatives. 

 The Mental Health/Substance Use Disorder Parity Report Act (A.3694-C)

Governor Cuomo will decide on this by December 22.

Please Call (518) 474 – 8390  [press 2 to speak with a person]

Hi, my name is _______________. I am a New York State resident and I urge Governor Cuomo to sign A.3694-C into law. We need parity compliance reporting measures to sustain and enhance the care for with those with mental health and substance use disorders.  Passing this bill will help to overcome obstacles to treatment and prevent the deaths of our loved ones.




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Assemblyman Andrew Raia speaks with

Dr. Richard Schoor on this Podcast


Suffolk Academy of Medicine SALUS POPULI: PODCAST

Suffolk Academy of Medicine SALUS POPULI: PODCAST

with Dr. Richard Schoor




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