Attend TMA Fall Conference Sept. 12-13

TMA Fall Conference Focuses on a Healthy Future

Join your colleagues Sept. 12-13 to be part of the 2014 TMA Fall Conference movement to "Focus on a Healthy Vision for Texas" at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa.

TMA's release of Healthy Vision 2020 in May 2012 identified the needs and laid the groundwork for the future of health care in Texas. Now that our target is on the horizon, it's time to refocus our efforts to ensure the continued success of our mission.

Conference Topics

  • Texas legislative update w Sen. Jane Nelson (R-Flower Mound);
  • TMA's current and future Healthy Vision 2020 goals by Dawn C. Buckingham, MD;
  • How Texas physicians can increase their community leadership by Michael J. Deegan, MD;
  • How to get involved in the Choosing Wisely® campaign by Donald E. Wesson, MD; and
  • Review of Texas legislative candidates by Evan Smith of The Texas Tribune.

Saturday's session begins at 7:30 am with a Dawn Duster on Critical Competencies for Contemporary Physician Leaders.   The speaker is Michael J. Deegan, MD, DM, clinical professor of Healthcare Leadership & Innovation. He will discuss the current transformation of American health care delivery and financing, where physician leadership is increasingly recognized as critical for a successful outcome in a high-stakes transition. 

Among our General Session presenters is Donald E. Wesson, MD, speaking on Choosing Wisely and how it promotes conversations between physicians and patients to ensure the right care is delivered at the right time. The ABIM Foundation awarded TMA and its philanthropic arm, the TMA Foundation, a grant to advance Choosing Wisely among Texas physicians. Support for the grant program comes from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr. Wesson is the immediate past chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation Board of Trustees. Read more about Choosing Wisely in the August issue of Texas Medicine.

Our meeting will end with a discussion on the legislative candidate race dynamics and what that means for Texas health care as presented by Evan Smith, CEO and president, The Texas Tribune.

See here for agenda.

Registration and Housing

Register online on the TMA website today. The Hyatt Regency Lost Pines has sold out of sleeping rooms for Friday, Sept. 12. 


Contact TMA Knowledge Center at (800) 880-7955 or


Action, Aug. 15, 2014

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