ACCMA Member-Led Events

Sponsored by the ACCMA Community Health Foundation

The ACCMA recognizes that our members are eager for opportunities to socialize, de-stress, and connect with fellow physicians. In an effort to promote physician wellness, prevent burnout, and aid in the creation of these social events, the ACCMA is offering mini grants of up to $500 to ACCMA members to help fund self-organized events and activities around shared interests that would be open to other ACCMA members.

Such events may include: 

  • Small group lunch or dinner at a local restaurant  
  • Book club/reading group in a members’ home 
  • Cooking class in a members’ home 
  • Sports groups (e.g. tennis, golf, running, cycling, swimming, etc.) 
  • Artistic performances (play, symphony, etc.) 
  • Happy hours at a local bar or restaurant 
  • Hikes 
  • Barbeques and picnics 
  • Museums 
  • Amusement parks, water parks 

Applications for grant consideration will be accepted on a rolling basis. If you haven't heard back from the ACCMA on your grant application within two weeks of submittal, please contact Christine Maki at

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More Information & Past Events

Criteria for Selection

1. Applicant is an ACCMA member 
2. Event or activity is designed to bring physicians together from difference practice settings and promote physician fellowship around a shared interest or experience
3. Event or activity is local (in either Alameda or Contra Costa County)
4. Event or activity has not yet occurred (i,e, funding cannot be applied retroactively)
5. Applicant may not personally earn money or otherwise gain financially from the event or activity; fees may only be charged to cover/reimburse costs that may not be covered by the mini-grant (e.g. tickets for admission)   
6. Within reason, event or activity must be open to all ACCMA members to participate, and their families if appropriate, and applicant must provide logistical information to the ACCMA that can be marketed to members

Past Events

To promote more fitness, fun, and camaraderie, Dr. Sujana Bhattacharyya hosted the second lunchtime Zumba class at Kaiser Permanente in Antioch.   ACCMA members enjoyed a blood pumping workout along with some laughs, juices and protein bars.




The rain stopped in time for this small group of women physicians, and guide Raquel, to enjoy a private hike and Spanish-style gourmet picnic at Las Trampas Regional Park in San Ramon, hosted by Dr. Irina Kolomey.


Physicians and their Medical Assistants enjoyed an evening of painting, pizza, and “inspired beverages” at the Calicraft Brewing Co. in Walnut Creek, hosted by Dr. Edmon Soliman.


In-person and online attendees learned how to become a “do-it-yourselfer” at managing big financial decisions from financial educator and former wealth manager, Paul Merriman. Hosted by Dr. Victoria Mancuso, in-person attendees also enjoyed a Mediterranean buffet.


Hosted by Dr. Fang Lan, ACCMA members enjoyed a heart pumping hour of fun and dance at the this lunchtime Zumba event at Kaiser Permanente in Antioch.

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