By the first weekend in December, the March primary elections will be three months away and the next Texas legislative session will be more than a year off. That makes the timing of TMA's 2011 Advocacy Retreat just about perfect.
Medicine must make our mark to be sure we can elect patient-friendly candidates who understand our profession. Several highly qualified physicians and TMA Alliance members already are running for office, and some are ready to move up.
This year’s retreat, which will be held in Austin at the Westin Hotel at the Domain, includes a session for state specialty society leaders and a campaign training school for TMA Leadership College scholars (open to all). The Friends of Medicine Dinner on Friday night will honor legislators instrumental in our successes this legislative session.
For a 90-second jolt on the retreat and the 2012 elections, watch this.
Action, Nov. 1, 2011