May 1, 2014
- WHAT: Modern
health care has become a monstrous system filled with baggage and regulations,
but physicians can turn the tide by experimenting with new models of care that
put the focus back on the patient-physician relationship. That’s the crux of
the message Zubin
will share with physicians attending the Texas Medical Association’s annual
2014 in Fort
his presentation, Redefining the Culture of Medicine, he’ll delve into the
ethical challenges to delivering excellent care in a troubled health care
system while proposing new ways to revitalize it. “None of us intended to have
the system that we have,” says Dr. Damania. “Patients all know it’s a horribly
dysfunctional system.” He wants to create a new system that will allow doctors
to retain their passion for patients.
What sets Dr. Damania apart from other speakers is his
alter ego, ZDoggMD,
a rapper well known in physician circles for his musical antics, dope beats,
and fresh lyrics about health care
topics. ZDoggMD has attracted thousands of Internet viewers by
transforming catchy songs by Miley Cyrus, Usher,
Notorious B.I.G., and other popular artists into side-splitting music video
parodies about infections, first aid, pharmaceuticals, and the joys and headaches of medicine. If you can’t attend
in person, watch Dr. Damania’s presentation via
tape-delayed stream at 5:30 pm CT.
- WHEN: Friday, May 2, 3:30-5 pm
- WHERE: Fort Worth Convention Center, Level 1, Expo Hall
If attending in person, call Pam Udall at (512) 413-6807 or Brent
Annear at (512) 656-7320 upon arriving at the TexMed registration desk to help
minimize your hassle and quickly find what and who you need.
TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing more than 47,000 physician and medical student members. It is located in Austin and has 112 component county medical societies around the state. TMA’s key objective since 1853 is to improve the health of all Texans.
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