January 2021 Bulletin Available





Opinion

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Executive Committee …………..5 COVID-19 vaccines: Protect yourself, protect your loved ones and help return our world to a better place Raymond E. Pontzer, MD, FACP

Editorial ………………………………6 Lessons for ‘the After’ Deval (Reshma) Paranjpe, MD, MBA, FACS

Editorial ……………………………..7 Finding my niche – training to be a physician scientist Andrea G. Witlin, DO, PhD

Editorial ……………………………..9 Disruptive technology Richard H. Daffner, MD, FACR

Perspective ………………………12 ‘The Few’ Timothy Lesaca, MD

Perspective ………………………14 Symbolism in American political parties: How a donkey and an elephant came to represent Democrats and Republicans Kris Gopal, MD

Departments

Membership Benefits …………16 Society News …………………….18 • Pittsburgh Ophthalmology Society • Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society – Western Division Activities & Accolades ……….20 Classifieds ………………………..20

Articles

Feature ……………………………..21 2021 ACMS president and officers

Materia Medica …………………..23 New smoking cessation guidelines: Strong recommendations for varenicline Karen M. Fancher, PharmD, BCOP

Legal Report ……………………..27 ‘Regulatory Sprint’ reduces Stark and Anti-Kickback obstacles to coordinated care William H. Maruca, Esq