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CMS Lunchtime Virtual Seminar: September 15, 2021 – 12:30 PM – Ransomware Prevention and Response – Register Now!

Ransomware Prevention and Response

Lunchtime Virtual Seminar
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
12:30PM to 1:30PM

A Seminar Series offered by the Capital Medical Society
For physician office staff (clinical and non-clinical), practice administrators,
office managers and business office managers.
CMS member offices only!

All it takes is one person clicking on a link, and all of your shared files could be locked up for good. Organizations of all kinds— from financial institutions to law firms to manufacturers— are held hostage by ransomware, the malicious software that encrypts your data until you pay a hefty fee. Today’s criminals also threaten to publish or sell your information if you don’t meet their demands. How can you reduce your risk of a ransomware incident, and how should you respond if you fall victim? Tune in to hear simple steps you can take to reduce the risk of ransomware attacks and respond effectively.
Topic is best suited for a general, technical or executive audience.


Once you register you will receive the Webinar link.

Sherri is the CEO of LMG Security and the author of the recently released book “Data Breaches.” As a recognized expert in cybersecurity and data breach response, Sherri has been called a “security badass” by The New York Times. She has conducted cybersecurity training for many distinguished organizations, including the Department of Defense, the American Bar Association, FFIEC/FDIC, and many more. She is a faculty member at the Pacific Coast Banking School, and an instructor for Black Hat, where she teaches her “Data Breaches” course. She is also the co-author of Network Forensics: Tracking Hackers Through Cyberspace (Prentice Hall, 2012), a noted security text in the private sector and a college textbook for many cybersecurity courses. Sherri is a GIAC-certified forensic examiner (GCFA) and penetration tester (GPEN), and holds her degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from MIT. She has also been featured as the protagonist in the book, Breaking and Entering: The Extraordinary Story of a Hacker Called “Alien”.

Celebration Awards Dinner COVID-19 Protocol

Celebration Awards Dinner COVID-19 Protocol

We can’t wait to see you at the Celebration Awards Dinner. We are excited to celebrate two outstanding physicians from this community.

Consistent with our local events, we do have associated COVID-19 procedures in place. As we prepare for the event, please see a few items below that we would like to share with you.

In accordance with CDC guidance updated on July 28, 2021, it is recommended that individuals (regardless of vaccination status) wear a mask in public indoor settings. For this event, we are requiring all attendees to wear masks while participating in the event unless they are eating, drinking or outdoors. We will continue to monitor current guidelines and should any policies or guidance change, we will update attendees accordingly. The Capital Medical Society will have extra masks on hand at our registration desk should anyone need one. Of course, it goes without saying that we encourage our members and guests to be vaccinated.

We have made adjustments to the dining space to assist with physical distancing:

  • Only six guests will be seated at each table.
  • Dinner will be plated and servers will be masked.
  • We’re fortunate to have such a phenomenal partner in this effort in the FSU University Center Club. Their staff has been trained on COVID-19 sanitation protocols, and high touch point areas are cleaned frequently using CDC-approved disinfectants.
  • Hand sanitizers will be available.

We look forward to seeing you on September 14th!

Updates and Debates in Cancer Screening – 2 Hour Webinar – September 21, 2021 6:30 PM

“We tend to act when there is something obvious that needs our immediate attention. In the meantime,
we forget that there are life-threatening diseases that, if not caught in time, will cost us dearly,
including our lives or our patients’ lives.
Screening has been proven to be effective for early detection and, therefore, an opportunity for
successful treatment and even cure. This presentation aims to show the latest in screening for
the most common cancers. I encourage you all to attend this panel discussion to learn from your
colleagues the latest updates in cancer screenings.”
Maribel U. Lockwood, M.D.

Click here to register!


As we begin year two of the COVID-19 pandemic, join the Capital Medical Society in wishing all of the doctors in our community a Happy Doctors Day! They are going through a challenging time. We want them to know how much they are appreciated as they take care of patients and each other. We want to acknowledge how much we appreciate them, their great work, and their fantastic teamwork. They have done their best for the patients of this community and others transferred here for care. At the core, they are our medical family.

While we try to stay away from people as much as possible to avoid illness, they gear up for battle and run into the fire. The work in clinics, hospitals, and care facilities is part of the worldwide story of those knowingly putting themselves at risk to save lives. And now, they are working together to distribute vaccines in our community.

Many are physically and psychologically tired from the relentless impact of the pandemic. And yet, these doctors continue to care for us, their patients. Now, is your opportunity to thank and encourage them.

March 30 is National Doctors’ Day, a day to recognize physicians, their service, and their contributions to society and communities. This year, celebrate National Doctors’ Day by choosing to make an honorary donation to the Capital Medical Society Scholarship Fund supporting future physicians.

Leave a comment in the Tribute Gift box on the donation page to be shared by letter with your doctor honoree.

To ensure your honoree receives their recognition letter before National Doctors’ Day, please make your gift by Monday, March 22.


Donate at:

Or mail your gift check, payable to: Capital Medical Society Foundation, 1204 Miccosukee Road, Tallahassee, FL, 32308. Please include the name of your honoree and a sentence about why you are honoring them. Each honoree will receive a letter notifying them of your thoughtful gift.


CMEs Shifting to Virtual!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Westminster Oaks Maguire Center for Lifelong Learning is not expected to be available for CMS membership meetings until 2021. Therefore, CMS has reformatted its fall schedule to still offer the same CME topics in a virtual format.

September CME – has been changed to a free 1-hour CME opportunity that we have available through the University of Florida’s Department of Epidemiology on Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and dementia, funded through the Florida Department of Health, titled, “From Brain Disorders to Brain Health: Prevention and Management of Cognitive Decline and Dementia.” It is a panel discussion format. Those interested in the CME can learn more and access it at the following link:

This pre-recorded CME may be accessed at any time. You do not need to wait until September. Through this CME, cognitive health experts from UF provide the latest information on the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of mild cognitive impairment and dementia, including referral to specialty care all from the comfort of your own home. CME credit will be coordinated through UF.

The Florida Medical Association has graciously agreed to assist the Capital Medical Society in providing the following two CMEs virtually:

October 20, 2020 CME, 6:30 PM – Dr. Suzanne Harrison will present the required 2-hour CME on Domestic Violence virtually.

November 10, 2020 CME, 6:30 PM – Terry Coonan, J.D., Executive Director at FSU Center for the Advancement of Human Rights will present the required 1-hour CME on Human Trafficking virtually.

Watch for emails from CMS with more information on the October and November CMEs.


September 2020

MagMutual ( – Staige Hoffman

Novo Nordisk, Inc. ( –
Stephanie Ellis and Michelle Glazier

October 20, 2020

MagMutual ( – Staige Hoffman

Novo Nordisk, Inc. ( –

Stephanie Ellis and Michelle Glazier

November 10, 2020

Novo Nordisk, Inc. ( –

Stephanie Ellis and Michelle Glazier




The Capital Medical Society Foundation applauds those who have responded to the call for donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).  During the COVID-19 pandemic, donated PPE is critical for the safety of local healthcare professionals. Supply chains are overburdened, and orders are just not getting through.  Donated PPE is a physician’s armor against the viral attack that compromises health and ability to care for patients. All of the donations were distributed immediately and called into action. The PPE shortages are putting our healthcare professionals at risk. We hope others will join these heroes in protecting our frontline superheroes. The following generous physicians, individuals, local businesses, churches and civic organizations have provided in-kind PPE donations or gifts to purchase PPE:

  • Raymond Bellamy
  • Clarence W. Applegate
  • Ron Saff, Allergy & Diagnostic Treatment Center
  • Patricia Hogan
  • Altrua Global Solutions
  • Apalachee Center, Inc., Beth Dees
  • T. Burnette and Kim Rivers
  • Danfoss Turbocor
  • Mary Beth English
  • Robbie Estevez
  • Exiom Health Services LLC
  • The Figgers Foundation
  • FSU Department of Biological Science, Geoff Brown
  • Leon County Animal Control, Cora Aldridge
  • Leon County Emergency Management
  • Lofty Pursuits, Greg Cohen
  • Making Awesome, Will Hawe and his team of face shield makers
  • Lauren McCowin
  • National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Mark Bird
    and The Institute for Electrical Engineering Beijing, China
  • Leigh Neilson
  • Danielle Stanek, DVM, DACVPM
  • Tallahassee Fellowship Congregation pastored by Rev. Candace McKibben
  • Tallahassee Lions Club
  • Tallahassee Memorial Cancer Center
  • S. and Chinese National Magnetic Labs, Greg Boebinger
  • Woodhaven Furniture, Bret Baker

Many thanks to “Service above Self Volunteers”

  • John Mahoney and Barb Mahoney, for their assistance in face shield production

Thank you!

Pam Irwin

Executive Director, Capital Medical Society, Cell Phone: (850) 559-8611


Donate Your N-95 Masks & Other PPEs

The Capital Medical Society is accepting drop-offs of any new, unused N-95 masks that community members or businesses want to donate to the healthcare community in Tallahassee. Often the public may not realize that they have N-95 masks in their utility rooms, garages, sheds, basements, etc. Many masks that are purchased for residential and business purposes, for lawn care, for allergens, for paint, for fumes, etc., – are sometimes printed N95 (which quantifies them as respirators).


Disposable safety glasses, facial shields, gowns, new, unopened N-95 masks, nitrile disposable gloves, surgical masks, touchless thermometers.

Drop off:
Capital Medical Society

(Corner of Miccosukee Road & Marion Avenue, Parking lot on Marion Avenue)
1204 Miccosukee Road, Tallahassee, FL  32308

Any time between 9 AM and 5 PM, Monday–Friday

Call 850-877-9018 or 850-559-8611 for further details or if different drop off time or day is necessary.