July 23, 2020
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Dear Colleagues,

We will be holding our Annual Business Meeting virtually this Fall 2020. Please keep a look out for more information regarding the date and the program. We are dedicated to providing CME to Maryland ophthalmologists and are planning more opportunities for earning it throughout this pandemic. We hope that 2021 will hold the ability to have our in person spring meeting.

The AMA is partnering with Project N95 to reserve quality certified PPE exclusively for AMA members. There is no minimum to purchase. To order go here, and sign in to your AMA account.

MSEPS wants to thank Advanced Data Systems for their support of our newsletters. Please check out their sponsored content and links 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
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@MSEPSMD is on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and we would love to showcase what ophthalmologists in Maryland are doing. Do you have an announcement? Want to promote a paper you have authored? Have a great picture of you caring for your patients? Send it to us and we will help boost the good work you are doing. Email your submissions to spumphrey@medchi.org Also, be sure to follow us on all our platforms and join our facebook group.
Calling All Residents and Fellows!

Did you know that membership to MSEPS for residents and fellows is complimentary? MSEPS wants to invite all residents and fellows from Maryland and DC programs to join MSEPS.

How do residents and fellows benefit for being MSEPS members?
  • Complimentary registration to our annual conference.
  • Access to resident focused programming and our scientific programming at our annual conference.
  • Poster contest with cash prizes at our annual conference.
  • Access to events with our Young Ophthalmologists geared toward new physicians.
  • Participation in eye screening day in Annapolis. Learn about how MSEPS advocates in Maryland and provide eye screenings to lawmakers and their staff.
  • Opportunities for leadership roles on our board and with conference planning.

Take advantage of complimentary membership! Join today!
July 22, 2020
Dear MedChi Members and Maryland Physicians:

I hope your week is going well and you're finding relief from the heat. Here's what we want to share with you today:


  • The Baltimore City Health Department and Johns Hopkins are presenting "Love in the Time of Covid" to highlight CDC recommendations for providing sexual health services during the pandemic. The seminar will be held twice; at 12:15 pm on July 29 and again at 8:15 am on August 6.


  • The AMA has shared a collaborative telehealth impact survey to identify the challenges, barriers and benefits of telehealth implementation for physicians.


  • HHS extended the deadline for eligible Medicaid and CHIP physicians and organizations to submit information and apply for funding from the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund from July 20 until August 3, 2020. HHS has created a fact sheet explaining the application process and answering frequently asked questions. 

  • Here is this week's MedChi Newswhich includes COVID-19 news and other information.


  • 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.

We are your advocate and your resource, and  we're here for anything you need   . Please don't hesitate to reach out.

Thank you for all that you do as physicians, healers, and heroes.

Gene Ransom
MedChi CEO
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