August 14, 2020
Sponsored by OMIC
Dear Colleagues,

MSEPS wants to provide Maryland Ophthalmologists with information that works for them. Please help us learn more about what topics will help you with your practice. We always welcome suggestions as well! Go here to do a quick survey.

Coming up in the MSEPS Presents: Ophthalmology 20/20 Webinar Series: New Generation MIGS: Which MIGS for Which Patient. This CME program is taking place on August 20, 2020. You don't want to miss this webinar, go here to register.
MSEPS wants to thank OMIC for their support of our newsletters. Please check out their link to show them our thanks.

Please check the AAO and MedChi websites for the most current COVID-19 information. For archived versions of these updates visit the MSEPS website.
Stay healthy!

Renee Bovelle, MD
MSEPS President
Virtual Events
MSEPS Presents: The Ophthalmology 20/20 CME
Webinar Series
August 20, 2020 - We are happy to work with MedEdicus to provide this
MIGS CME program for members and non-members.
To register, log in to your MedEdicus account, or create a new account.

To register for the Ocular Therapeutix webinar,
please use the following link:
MedChi Ethics Lecture: LESSONS LEARNED: Ethical Dilemmas Faced During the COVID-19 Pandemic
September 24, 2020 - Understand what are physicians’ ethical obligations to work in unsafe conditions.Describe physicians’ responsibility to report unsafe conditions in nursing homes.With respect to extremely sick individuals, describe when triage principles are ethical and when are they not. Determine which new resources will provide the needed support during a crisis such as COVID-19.  

Go here to register
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August 14, 2020

Dear MedChi Members and Maryland Physicians:

Here are some updates for today:


  • MedChi Committee on Ethics & Judicial Affairs and the Center For a Healthy Maryland presents “Lessons Learned: Ethical Dilemmas Faced During The COVID-19 Pandemic” on Thursday, September 24 at 6:00 pm. RSVP to Josette Fullard or reach out for more details.


  • The Maryland Department of Health is collaborating with 13 Maryland hospitals to conduct an antibody (serology) study to determine how many Marylanders have been exposed to COVID-19.


  • We are aware of several services for physicians and other health care providers who would be interested in stress relief services during the time of the pandemic. The Physician Support Line was launched on March 30 to provide free counseling to doctors facing challenges during the pandemic. Its website describes it as a “national, free, and confidential support line service made up of 600+ volunteer psychiatrists, joined together in the determined hope to provide peer support for our physician colleagues as we all navigate the COVID-19 epidemic.” More information is available at the website. The support line can be reached at 1-888-409-0141. Physicians in Maryland are reminded that stress or other issues can also be addressed by appointment through the Maryland Physicians Health Program, 410-962-5580 or 800-992-7010.
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MedChi CEO

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