ACMS Bi-Weekly Newsletter 12.19.2022

ACMS Year in Review

Dear ACMS Members,

2022 was a huge year for the Allegheny County Medical Society, not only for our team, but for all the talented physicians who continue to build our community with us. Thank you for making our favorite moments of this year possible. We appreciate you for being a part of this incredible organization.

Together, we will continue to advocate for all physicians and will strive to make our community healthier and happier.

Check out this blog post from ACMS Executive Director, Sara Hussey, to read about all of the things ACMS accomplished in 2022.

Read the Blog

ACMS Election

The Allegheny County Medical Society conducted its election from October 28, 2022, to November 11, 2022.

We are pleased to report we have our slate of candidates for the 2023 year. Thank you to the Nominations Committee for all their work and thank you to the individuals who have agreed to represent the ACMS for the upcoming year.

Please click the link below for the full list of our 2023 Board of Directors and House of Delegates and Alternates.

Election Report

License Renewal Resources

Get All of Your License Renewal Answers!

Did you know? PAMED has a one-stop resource center for all of your questions regarding your license renewal.

The resource center is aimed to answer questions such as:

  • What are my CME requirements for an active retired license?
  • Do I have to complete the required hours of opioid education if I don’t have a DEA registration?
  • How do I know if my child abuse reporting credits were received? 

The resource center is accessible, simple, and comprehensive for your needs. 

ACMS Holiday Hours

Office Hours

The ACMS will be closed for the holiday weekend starting at noon on Friday, December 23 and will remain closed through Monday, December 26th. The ACMS will also be closed for the New Year’s Holiday starting at Noon on Friday, December 30 through Monday, January 2. We will resume normal operations and business hours on Tuesday, January 3, 2023.


To avoid delay in obtaining the information you need for license renewal, we strongly encourage you to explore PAMED’s resource page. You can visit the ACMS website to be linked directly to the PAMED resource page. If, after reviewing the resources, you continue to need assistance, contact the PAMED Knowledge Center at 800-228-7823 or

In recognition of the upcoming holidays, PAMED will be closed beginning Monday, December 26th through Friday, December 30th. During this time, PAMED’s main phone line will NOT be answered.


December Bulletin

This month's cover photo is called "Shenandoah Sunset" by Mark Thompson, MD. The December edition of the Bulletin includes articles on "What is Time Really" an article on sleep studies, a Year in Review summary from ACMS Executive Director, Sara Hussey, and some information on the new Prior Authorization legislation.

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Medical News

U.S. House Bill to Establish a National Patient Safety Board

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Interim Guidance for Clinicians to Prioritize Antiviral Treatment of Influenza in the Setting of Reduced Availability of Oseltamiv

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'An Arm and a Leg’: He Made a Video About Health Insurance Terminology That Went Viral

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ACMS Offices CLOSED (Christmas Observed)



ACMS Offices CLOSED (New Year's Day Observed)



Pittsburgh Ophthalmology Society Members Meeting

4:00 pm to 8:15 pm

Registration begins at 4:00 pm

First Lecture begins at 4:30 pm

Rivers Casino



Navigating Your Career in Medicine Series

Stay tuned for more details...