TMA will offer a continuing medical education (CME) track titled Choosing Wisely: Quality and Patient Safety on Saturday, May 3, from 10 am to 2 pm at the Fort Worth Convention Center during TexMed 2014.
The program will include several physician speakers from throughout the state. Each speaker's presentation will highlight the benefits of Choosing Wisely® for different practice settings and specialties.
The keynote speaker is David H. Johnson, MD, chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Board of Directors and chair and professor of the Department of Internal Medicine at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Lisa L. Ehrlich, MD, chair of the TMA Health Quality Council, and Frank Villamaria, MD, will cochair the CME program.
Take advantage of the opportunity to ask your questions by participating in a Choosing Wisely in-depth panel discussion.
Visit CME Programming to plan your day at TexMed, or click here to see the full CME database. CME is free with TexMed 2014 registration.
Choosing Wisely promotes conversations between physicians and patients based on evidence provided by specialty societies that have identified tests or procedures that should be discussed. The ABIM Foundation awarded TMA and its philanthropic arm, the TMA Foundation, a grant to advance the Choosing Wisely campaign among Texas physicians. Support for the grant program comes from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
TMA is looking for physicians who have used the Choosing Wisely lists of recommendations to engage in important conversations with patients to do the right thing at the right time. We want to share with other physicians how this program works for you and your patients. Please contact Hella Wagner at TMA by email or by calling (800) 880-1300, ext. 1403, or (512) 370-1403 to help us tell your Choosing Wisely story.
Action, April 1, 2014