CME Schedule By Track

TexMed CME Programming is continuously under development. As agendas, presentations, and handouts are received, the listings below will be updated. Please check back frequently as the event approaches to make sure you have the most up-to-date information.

 

Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology

Presented by the Texas Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Society under the direction of James Quinn, MD, San Antonio

Friday, May 18, 2018, Level 3, Begonia

  • 3.50 AMA PRA (Cat 1) credits

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to: (1) recognize the characteristic presentation of IgE-mediated food allergy and understand appropriate diagnostic measures; (2) apply guidelines based on therapeutic approaches to asthma; (3) identify changes in recent years in the immunizations recommendations for shingles, influenza, and yellow fever; (4) define the current guidelines-based role for and correct administration of epinephrine in the treatment of anaphylaxis; and (5) distinguish among different types of adverse drug reactions and identify the types that are most appropriate to consider for further evaluation.

Target Audience: Physicians, residents, and other health care professionals practicing in the areas of allergy, asthma immunology, and primary care

  • 7:30 AM: Register for TexMed And This Program Now
  • 7:30 AM: Food Allergy: Pearls and Pitfalls
  • 8:30 AM: Asthma: New Approaches and Therapies
  • 9:30 AM: Adult and Travel Immunizations - What's New?
  • 10:30 AM: Current Topics in Anaphylaxis: Diagnosis and Management
  • 11:00 AM: Drug Allergy 101 for the Primary Care Provider

Anesthesiology

Presented by the Texas Society of Anesthesiologists under the direction of Vijaya N.R. Gottumukkala, MD, Houston

Saturday, May 19, 2018, Level 2, Cibolo Ballroom 8


Target Audience: Surgeons, anesthesiologists, intensivists, hospitalists, internists, and all other physicians involved in the care of perioperative and periprocedural patients, and health care administrators

Cancer

Presented by the TMA Committee on Cancer under the direction of Gerard Voorhees, MD, Corpus Christi

Friday, May 18, 2018, Level 3, Bluebonnet


Objectives Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to: (1) discuss advance healthcare planning; (2) discuss complementary and integrative therapies; (3) guide patients on survivorship and how to live with cancer, managing the side effects of cancer, and finding services after beating cancer; (4) describe key Cancer Supportive and Palliative Care (SPC) strategies for cancer patients, review new regulatory policies and guidelines and their potential effects on SPC for cancer patients, discuss intended effects and unintended consequences of those policies and guidelines; (5) discuss incidence, prevalence, and pathogenesis of HPV; (6) discuss pain management and end-of-life care; and (7) understand immunotherapy treatment options for patients.

Target Audience: Physicians, residents, and other health care professionals in all areas of practice

  • 7:30 AM: HPV - Evidence-Based Practices To Improve Vaccination Rates
  • 8:00 AM: Management of Women At Risk of Breast & Ovarian Cancer
  • 9:00 AM: Surgical Oncology
  • 9:30 AM: Immunotherapy: What You Need To Know
  • 10:00 AM: Break
  • 10:30 AM: Complementary and Alternative Therapies
  • 11:30 AM: Genetics and Cancer: Genes, DNA & Cancer
  • 1:00 PM: Supportive Oncology and Survivorship
  • 2:00 PM: Advance Healthcare Planning for the Cancer Patient

Emergency Medicine

Presented by the Texas College of Emergency Physicians under the direction of Jessica Best, MD, Houston

Saturday, May 19, 2018, Level 3, Azalea


Target Audience: Physicians providing acute care management in emergency departments

Enhanced Perioperative Recovery

Presented by the TexMed 2017 Planning Team under the direction of Vijaya N.R. Gottumukkala, MD, Houston

Saturday, May 19, 2018, Level 2, Cibolo Ballroom 8


Target Audience: Surgeons, anesthesiologists, intensivists, hospitalists, internists, and all other physicians involved in the care of perioperative and periprocedural patients, and health care administrators

Ethics in Medicine: George R. Hugman, III, MD Forum

Presented by the TMA Board of Councilors under the direction of Charles M. Perricone, MD, Henderson

Friday, May 18, 2018, Level 2, Cibolo Ballroom 5


Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to: (1) identify certain medical, business, and marketing practices as potentially problematic and (2) explain when, and to whom, reporting is mandatory, advisable, or inadvisable.

Target Audience: Physicians, residents, and other health care professionals in all areas of practice

  • 1:00 PM: Illegal, Immoral, or Just Plain Unwise?

General Session, Closing

Presented by the TexMed 2018 Executive Team under the direction of John J. Nava, MD, San Antonio

Saturday, May 19, 2018,

  • 1.00 AMA PRA (Cat 1) credits
  • 1.00 Ethics credits

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to: (1) empower those with intellectual or physical disabilities to convey personal needs and experiences; and (2) identify resources for multidisciplinary medical professionals to communicate and deliver positive transformation in the lives of individuals with cognitive and physical disabilities.
Target Audience Physicians, residents, and other health care professionals in all areas of practice.

  • 1:30 PM: You Only Are Disabled in Environments That Make You That Way
    Gordon Hartman, Founder, Morgan's Wonderland

General Session, Opening

Presented by the TexMed 2018 Executive Team under the direction of John J. Nava, MD, San Antonio

Friday, May 18, 2018, EXPO Hall

  • 1.00 AMA PRA (Cat 1) credits
  • 1.00 Ethics credits

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to: (1) identify the challenges our current medical culture creates in providing high quality, compassionate, and cost-effective care; (2) determine the signs and symptoms of provider burnout; (3) identify innovative approaches to patient engagement using video and social media; and (4) explain new financial and care models that aim to deliver cost-effective, high quality care while improving patient and provider satisfaction.
Target Audience Physicians, residents, and other health care professionals in all areas of practice.

  • 3:30 PM: Welcome and TMA Update
    Carlos Cardenas, MD, TMA President, Edinburg
  • 4:00 PM: Introduction of General Session Speaker
    John Nava, MD, Chair, TexMed 2018 Executive Planning Team, San Antonio
  • 4:00 PM: Health Care, Remixed
    Zubin Damania, MD (AKA ZDoggMD)

Geriatrics

Presented by the Texas Geriatrics Society under the direction of Mark Heard, MD, Cuero

Saturday, May 19, 2018, Level 2, Cibolo Ballroom 4


Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to: (1) describe a culturally competent model of care for diverse populations; (2) appreciate the interpretation of key ethical principles in the context of actual case circumstances in resolving clinical ethical dilemmas; (3) describe culturally-identified characteristics in preventing pitfalls in providing person-centered care to diverse populations; (4) review the commonly accepted stages of grief; (5) discuss how grief affects the aged; and (6) detail how grief affects the extended family.

Target Audience: Physicians, residents, medical students, nurses, midlevel practitioners, and other health care professionals in all areas of practice providing care to elderly patients

Holistic Medicine

Presented by the Texas Indo-American Physician Society under the direction of Anupkumar Shetty, MD, Dallas and Hima Reddy, MD, Fort Worth

Saturday, May 19, 2018, Level 2, Cibolo Ballroom 6


Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to (1) identify causes of Physician Burnout; (2) compare stress biology and its link to Physician Burnout; (3) explain how yoga, pranayama, meditation and different yogic breathing techniques can decrease stress; and (4) communicate to patients about alternative and Complementary Therapies with the patients.
Target Audience: Physicians, residents, and other health care professionals in all areas of practice

Occupational Medicine

Presented by the Texas College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine under the direction of James Kelaher, MD, Houston

Saturday, May 19, 2018, Level 3, Alyssum


Target Audience: Physicians, residents, and health care professionals practicing in the areas of occupational and environmental medicine

  • 9:00 AM: Register for TexMed And This Program Now
  • 9:00 AM: ACOEM Update
  • 9:30 AM: Marcus Key Lecture & Award
  • 10:00 AM: Climate Change Related Health Problems
  • 11:00 AM: Firefighter Fitness
  • 11:30 AM: Occupational Medicine Practice Pearls
  • 2:30 PM: Resident Presentation
  • 3:30 PM: Fatigue Risk Management

Ophthalmology Day 1

Presented by the Texas Ophthalmology Association under the direction Sanjiv Kumar, MD, San Antonio

Friday, May 18, 2018, Level 2, Cibolo Ballroom 10


Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to: (1) discuss advances in refractive corneal/intraocular lens surgery; (2) integrate the management of keratoconus with corneal crosslinking; (3) identify methods for IOL calculation in patients with prior refractive surgery/corneal disorders; (4) list best practices for use of corneal topography; (5) discuss advances in genetic treatment of ocular disorders; (6) describe how gene therapy can aid in the treatment of diseases; (7) identify the ocular microbiome; (8) explain the effects of antibiotic use for the treatment of eye disease; (9) identify malpractice issues in closed OMIC claims; (10) discuss the role of technology in ophthalmology; (11) delineate the benefits/threats of A.I.; (12) consider the impact of bid data on patient care; and (13) demonstrate the increase of robots/ 3-D printing.
Target Audience: Physicians, residents, and other health care professionals practicing in the area of ophthalmology

  • 8:00 AM: Register for TexMed And This Program Now
  • 8:00 AM: Corneal & Intraocular Lens-Based Refractive Surgery Update
  • 9:00 AM: Ocular Gene Therapy: From Back To Front
  • 10:00 AM: Break
  • 10:30 AM: The Microbiome: Do the Bacteria in Our Gut Affect Our Eyes?
  • 11:30 AM: TOA Business Meeting
  • 12:00 PM: Networking Lunch and Visit To Ophthalmology Pavilion in EXPO
  • 2:00 PM: OMIC/TMLT

Ophthalmology Day 2

Presented by the Texas Ophthalmology Association under the direction Sanjiv Kumar, MD, San Antonio

Saturday, May 19, 2018, Level 2, Cibolo Ballroom 10


Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to: (1) explain the role played by lid proprioception in the action of the frontalis muscle; (2) describe the effect of pupil diameter on visual outcomes; (3) list recent trends in neovascular glaucoma; (4) explain how BAK changes protein expression in the human tear film proteome; (5) describe the options for phacoemulsification in patients with pre-existing glaucoma; (6) identify emerging MIGS options; (7) manage patients with glaucoma using MIGS; (8) direct caregivers of children with an identified visual impairment to an appropriate early intervention service provider; (9) develop an understanding of strategies TVIs provide to promote the development of compensatory skills; and (10) discuss strategies to identify patients with ocular surface disease/dry eye disease preoperatively.
Target Audience: Physicians, residents, and other health care professionals practicing in the area of ophthalmology

  • 9:00 AM: Register for TexMed And This Program Now
  • 9:00 AM: Resident Competition
  • 10:00 AM: Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS)
  • 10:30 AM: Break
  • 11:00 AM: Advances in Diagnosis & Therapy of Dry Eye

Otolaryngology Day 1

Presented by the Texas Association of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery under the direction of John Edwards, MD, San Antonio, and Travis Newberry, MD, San Antonio

Friday, May 18, 2018, Level 2, Cibolo Ballroom 2


Target Audience: Physicians, residents, and other health care professionals practicing in the areas of otolaryngology, pain management, and preventive care

Otolaryngology Day 2

Presented by the Texas Association of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery under the direction of John Edwards, MD, San Antonio, and Travis Newberry, MD, San Antonio

Saturday, May 19, 2018, Level 2, Cibolo Ballroom 2


Target Audience: Physicians, residents, and other health care professionals practicing in the areas of otolaryngology, pain management, and preventive care

Pain Medicine

Presented by the Texas Pain Society under the direction of Larry C. Driver, MD, Houston and Maxim Eckmann, MD, San Antonio

Friday, May 18, 2018, Level 3, Azalea


Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to: (1) discuss non-opioid medication options for treating pain; (2) review standard injection therapy for various pain problems; (3) consider aspects of potential infusion therapy for refractory pain problems; (4) outline several advanced techniques for chronic pain; (5) outline current Texas Medical Board requirements around pain care; and (6) discuss current state and national regulatory and policy issues around pain care.

Target Audience: Physicians, residents, and other health care professionals practicing in the area of pain management

  • 7:30 AM: Register for TexMed And This Program Now
  • 7:30 AM: Non-Opioid Medications for Pain
  • 8:00 AM: Injections for Acute and Chronic Pain
  • 8:30 AM: Infusions for Intractable Pain
  • 9:00 AM: Advanced Non-surgical Pain Care
  • 10:00 AM: Break
  • 10:30 AM: TMB Updates for Pain Management
  • 11:00 AM: Prescription Pain Drug Regulations

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Presented by the Texas Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Society under the direction of Kristin Wong, MD, Austin

Saturday, May 19, 2018, Level 2, Cibolo Ballroom 6

  • 3.00 AMA PRA (Cat 1) credits

Upon completion of this program attendees should be able to: (1) cite the physiologic and genetic causes of muscle hypertrophy; (2) describe clinical uses for isotonic vs isometric vs isokinetic exercise; (3) relate the most important benefits of exercise for strength; (4) explain the central theory of chronic pain etiology; (5) describe the most common types of chronic pain management; (6) relate three pros and cons of opioid-based versus behavioral chronic pain management; (7) relate the trends in the number of rehab centers and rehab beds in the USA; (8) explain the major threats to the future of inpatient rehabilitation; and (9) relate the major factors favoring the future growth of inpatient rehabilitation.

Target Audience: Physicians, residents, and ancillary providers participating in physical medicine and rehabilitation

  • 9:00 AM: Register for TexMed And This Program Now
  • 9:00 AM: Current Concepts in Exercise for Strength
  • 10:30 AM: Break
  • 11:00 AM: Changing Concepts in Chronic Pain Management
  • 12:00 PM: The Future of Inpatient Rehabilitation

Physician Health and Wellness

Presented by the TMA Committee on Physician Health and Wellness under the direction of Viki Chancellor, MD, Mansfield

Friday, May 18, 2018, Level 3, Begonia


Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to: (1) apply virtues of happiness to improve their professional and personal lives, and the lives of their patients; and (2) apply wellness concepts to give permission to care for oneself and recognize the role of healthy behavior in managing the ethical challenges of a medical practice.

Target Audience: Physicians and residents of all specialties and other health care professionals

  • 1:00 PM: Achieving Happiness
  • 2:00 PM: Self-Care in Physicians

Population Health in Your Practice

Presented by the TMA Council on Science and Public Health under the direction of David Lakey, MD, Austin

Saturday, May 19, 2018, Level 2, Cibolo Ballroom 7


Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to: (1) describe strategies for antimicrobial stewardship in the outpatient setting; (2) identify strategies for identifying and managing STDs; (3) identify procedures for screening for congenital infection; (4) outline the 5 P's of sexual history-taking, those being: partners, prevention of pregnancy, protection from STIs, practices, and past history of STIs; (5) discuss how to incorporate prevention strategies as part of the patient's medical history; (6) Identify how an EHR can be used to improve vaccine coverage; (7) discuss medication assisted therapies; (MAT) and outline procedures to establish office-based treatment with MAT; and (8) identify appropriate nutritional guidelines to support healthy lifestyles.

Target Audience: Physicians, residents, and other health care professionals in all areas of practice

  • 9:00 AM: Controlling Infectious Diseases
  • 4:00 PM: Nutrition & Obesity Prevention: Assessing Patients
  • 10:00 AM: Sexual History Taking: the 5 P's
  • 10:30 AM: Break
  • 11:00 AM: Targeting Evidence-based Prevention
  • 11:30 AM: Improving HPV Coverage in Your Practice
  • 12:30 PM: Saturday Lunch Break and Visit To Expo Hall
  • 1:30 PM: Closing General Session
  • 2:30 PM: Medications As Effective Treatment of Opioid Use Disorders
  • 3:00 PM: Panel: Identifying and Responding To Substance Use

Practice Management

Presented the TMA Council on Practice Management Services under the direction of Dean Schultz, MD, Abilene

Friday, May 18, 2018, Level 2, Cibolo Ballroom 4


Target Audience Physicians in all specialties, and office managers and administrators

Professional Development and Leadership

Presented by the TMA Committee on Membership, Young Physician and Resident Fellow Sections and TMA Leadership College Alumni under the direction of Lindsay Botsford, MD, Sugar Land, and Gabriel Rodrig

Friday, May 18, 2018, Level 2, Cibolo Ballroom 7


Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to: (1) identify emotional intelligence and techniques for analyzing and responding to emotions in yourself and others and gain situational awareness to improve leadership effectiveness; (2) apply effective communication techniques to reduce miscommunications and construct adaptability; and (3) formulate skills to conduct fair, appropriate and effective negotiations.

Target Audience: Physicians, residents, students and other health care professionals in all areas of practice

  • 1:30 PM: The Use of Emotional Intelligence for Effective Leadership
  • 2:00 PM: Communicating Across Barrier,Through Conflict & Over Clutter
  • 3:00 PM: The Art of Negotiation

Psychiatry

Presented by the Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians under the direction of Joseph V. Penn, MD CCHP, FAP, Conroe

Friday, May 18, 2018, Level 3, Alyssum


Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to: (1) describe the most current evidence-based information on commonly encountered psychiatric and mental health issues presenting within primary care and specialty settings; (2) improve identification approaches to evaluation, clinical diagnosis and management; and (3) increase strategies to recognize signs and symptoms of physician burnout and to promote physician wellness to improve patient outcomes.
Target Audience: Physicians, residents, and other health care professionals practicing in the area of mental health

  • 8:00 AM: Register for TexMed And This Program Now
  • 8:00 AM: Taking Care of Yourself: Strategies for Reducing Physician B
  • 9:00 AM: Assessment & Management of Psychiatric Disorders
  • 10:00 AM: Break
  • 10:30 AM: Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Disorders
  • 11:30 AM: Ask the Experts: Case Examples and Questions and Answers
  • 12:00 PM: Free Lunch and Visit To Expo Hall
  • 1:00 PM: School Shootings and Targeted Violence: What Can Be Done?
  • 2:00 PM: The Assessment and Management of Suicide Risk

Quality and Patient Safety

Presented by the TMA Council on Health Care under the direction of Ghassan F. Salman, MD, MBA, MPH, FACP, Austin

Saturday, May 19, 2018, Level 2, Cibolo Ballroom 5


Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to: (1) describe the current state of health care quality; (2) contrast innovative care delivery models and their impact on health care quality; (3) summarize the importance of population health management in medical practice; (4) and outline key steps to successful participation in Medicare's Quality Payment Program.

Target Audience: Physicians, residents, and other health care professionals in all areas of practice

  • 9:00 AM: Health Care Quality in An Evolving Health Care Landscape
  • 10:00 AM: Innovative Care Delivery Models and Their Impact on Quality
  • 11:00 AM: Population Health Management:Strategies To Improve Outcomes
  • 11:30 AM: Break
  • 12:00 PM: MACRA & Medicare’s Physician Education Initiative

Wound Care

Presented by the TexMed 2018 Planning Team and the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine under the direction of Jayesh Shah, MD, San Antonio

Saturday, May 19, 2018, Level 2, Cibolo Ballroom 4


Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to: (1) identify ways to decrease the risk of pressure ulcer litigation by addressing the most common risk factors such as poor nutrition, pressure and vascular supply, along with documentation of risk factors; (2) identify methods to prevent lower extremity amputation and surgical dehiscence such as early nutritional intervention; (3) review the management of diabetic foot ulcers by the primary care physician; (4) identify unusual wounds using key features of their appearance and presentation; (5) identify wounds due to spider envenomation; and (6) discuss ethical issues in the management of elderly patients with wounds and poor nutrition.

Target Audience: Physicians, residents, and other health care professionals in all areas of practice

  • 2:30 PM: Wound Care Jeopardy: What the Heck Is That THING?
  • 3:00 PM: Preventing Lower Extremity Amputation: Diabetic Foot Ulcers
  • 3:30 PM: Nutrition's Role In Preventing Surgical Wound Dehiscence
  • 4:00 PM: Pressure Injuries Litigation in Texas & Mitigating Your Risk
  • 4:30 PM: Ethical Issues of Taking Care of Elderly Patients