Plan to Attend TMA Fall Conference Sept. 12-13

    Mark your calendar for TMA Fall Conference Sept. 12-13 at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa in Bastrop. The conference provides an opportunity for physicians and medical students to conduct TMA business, obtain continuing medical education, and network with peers. 

    This year, the conference visits a new venue just 30 minutes from downtown Austin. In addition to conference events, attendees can enjoy a variety of amenities at Hyatt Lost Pines, including golf, spa time, horseback riding, hiking, archery, tennis, and a water park.

    TMA's special room rate is $199 for single or double occupancy. Reserve a room by calling (888) 421-1442 and asking for the TMA Fall Conference discount, or reserve your room online. The deadline to receive this special rate is Thursday, Aug. 21. Sleeping rooms are subject to a 7-percent occupancy tax rate. Local sales tax is 6.75 percent.

    Register online today. The conference is a free benefit for members. Contact the TMA Knowledge Center by phone at (800) 880-7955 or by email with questions. 

    Plus, physicians and their families, medical students, and office staff can get their annual flu vaccination and more during the conference. TMA will offer flu, tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap), and measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccinations from 7:45 am to 9 am on Saturday, Sept. 13. 

    This year, a variety of flu vaccination options, including the quadrivalent vaccination, will be available. TMA physician members will be on hand to answer your questions about flu shots. Costs for the vaccinations, payable onsite by cash or check, are:  

    • Quadrivalent flu shot (protects from four strains): $40;
    • High-dose flu shot (for ages 65 years+): $40;
    • Intradermal flu shot (1.5 mm “micro-needle”): $32;
    • FluMist (nasal spray): $40;
    • Egg- and thimerosal-free flu vaccine (no egg or mercury-based preservative): $32;
    • Tdap : $80; and
    • MMR: $105.

    Be sure to reserve your vaccination when you register for the conference. The event is sponsored by TMA's Committee on Infectious Diseases and Be Wise — ImmunizeSM

    Be Wise — Immunize is a joint initiative led by TMA physicians and the TMA Alliance, funded by the TMA Foundation through generous grants from H-E-B and TMF Health Quality Institute, and gifts from physicians and their families. 

    Be Wise — Immunize is a service mark of the Texas Medical Association.  

    Action, Aug. 1, 2014


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