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    Accountable Care: New Payment Models, New Opportunities

    Presented by the TMA PracticeEdge Board of Managers under the direction of Don R. Read, MD, Dallas

    Friday, May 01, 2015, Convention Center, Level 3, Room 9A

    • 3.50 AMA PRA (Cat 1) credits
    • 3.50 AAFP (P) credits

    Upon completion of the program, participants should be able to: 1) describe how alternative payment models can support lower utilization and cost of health services; 2) examine data and reporting capabilities required for successful participation in value-based payment models; and 3) appraise accountable care opportunities in Texas and discuss the business aspects of creating or joining an organization involved in accountable care activities. Target Audience: Physicians in all specialties, and office managers and administrators

    • 1:00 PM: Welcome and Introduction, David Spalding, TMA PracticeEdge, Austin
    • 1:15 PM: Physician-Driven Accountable Care Organizations, Rich Steinle, Innovista Health Solutions, Austin
    • 2:30 PM: Accountable Care 101: New Payment Models, New Opportunities, Scott Albosta, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, Dallas

    Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology

    Presented by the Texas Society of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology under the direction of John Villacis, MD, Austin, TX

    Friday, May 01, 2015, Convention Center, Level 3, Room 9C

    • 4.00 AMA PRA (Cat 1) credits
    • 4.00 AAFP (P) credits

    Upon completion of the program, attendees should be able to: 1) review and define types and causes of recurrent infections; 2) identify the major food allergens, avoidance, prognosis, and management; 3) discuss signs, symptoms, causes, and treatments for anaphylaxis; recognize the complex immune dysregulation that occurs in atopic dermatitis, including predisposing genetic factors; and 4) predict the signs and symptoms of diagnosing asthma. Target Audience: Physicians, residents, and other health care professionals practicing in the areas of allergy, immunology, and primary care

    Anesthesiology

    Presented by the Texas Society of Anesthesiologists under the direction of Vijaya Gottumukkala, MD, Houston; Girish Premji Joshi, MD, Dallas; and George Williams, MD, Houston

    Saturday, May 02, 2015, Convention Center, Level 4, Ballroom G

    • 4.25 AMA PRA (Cat 1) credits
    • 4.25 AAFP (P) credits

    Upon completion of this program, attendees should be able to: 1) Identify characteristics that are common to clinical administrators and apply these characteristics to their practice; 2) demonstrate negotiation skills in a simulated environment and generate an approach to negotiation in the clinical workplace; and 3) explain the elements needed to lead a service line or clinical administrative entity successfully. Target Audience: Physicians, residents, and other health care professionals practicing in the areas of anesthesiology, intensive care, and pain management

    • 9:00 AM: Welcome and Introduction, George Williams, MD, Houston
    • 9:05 AM: Fundamentals of Negotiation, Michael Hicks, MD, Dallas
    • 9:35 AM: Applied Medical Negotiation I: Holding Your Own, Michael Hicks, MD, Dallas, with Chander Mishra, MD, Arlington; Jaideep Mehta, MD, Houston; and David Nanan, MD, Houston
    • 10:35 AM: Break,
    • 10:45 AM: Applied Medical Negotiation II: Running the Table, Michael Hicks, MD, Dallas, with Chander Mishra, MD, Arlington; Jaideep Mehta, MD, Houston; and David Nanan, MD, Houston
    • 11:50 AM: Becoming An Effective Administrator: Lesson Learned, Susan Curling, MD, Kingwood
    • 12:30 PM: Lunch Break,
    • 2:40 PM: Welcome Back and Introduction, Carlos "Nick" Lee, MD, Austin
    • 2:45 PM: Emotional Intelligence, Ellen M. Friedman, MD, Houston
    • 3:15 PM: Starting a Profitable Service Line/Q&A, Laura Torres, MD, Houston
    • 3:45 PM: Closing Remarks,

    Colon and Rectal Surgery

    Presented by the Texas Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons under the direction of Thiru V. Lakshman, MD, Austin

    Saturday, May 02, 2015, Convention Center, Level 3, Room 10C

    • 3.00 AMA PRA (Cat 1) credits

    Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to: 1) discuss the optimal preoperative evaluation and treatment for rectal cancer; 2) outline the role of multidisciplinary tumor boards and treatment regimens for colon and rectal cancer; and 3) review the most current techniques for optimal surgical outcomes for rectal cancer. Target Audience: Physicians, residents, and other health care professionals treating gastrointestinal or colorectal disease

    • 9:00 AM: Welcome and Introduction, Thiru Lakshman, MD, Austin
    • 9:05 AM: Achieving Excellence in Rectal Cancer, Eric Weiss, MD, Weston, FL
    • 10:30 AM: Resection for Margins, Jeffrey Barton, MD, Houston
    • 10:45 AM: Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery, Reena Chhitwal, MD, Houston
    • 11:00 AM: Private Insurance May Influence Operative Management, Zach Coburn, MD, San Antonio
    • 11:15 AM: Largest Use of the Anodermal Advancement Flap, Spencer Skelton, MD, Houston
    • 11:30 AM: TAP Block-Based ERAS Pathway To Traditional Open Pathway, Jana Simonds, MD, Houston
    • 11:45 AM: Excisional Hemorrhoidectomy VS Transanal Dearterialization,

    Emergency Medicine

    Presented by the Texas College of Emergency Physicians under the direction of Sandra Williams DO, MPH, FACEP

    Saturday, May 02, 2015, Convention Center, Level 3, Room 9C

    • 6.00 AMA PRA (Cat 1) credits
    • 1.00 Ethics credits
    • 6.00 AAFP (P) credits

    Upon completion of this program, attendees should be able to: 1) review what emergency physicians need to know about high-sensitivity troponin and apply it to their practice; 2) explore the ways to integrate ultrasound into your clinical practice; 3) appraise the 2014 literature, and review the best articles affecting emergency medicine; 4) discuss new regulations and changes in policy affecting emergency care; and 5) examine pediatric diagnoses that can easily be missed in the emergency department. Target Audience Physicians providing acute care management in emergency departments, and primary care physicians

    • 9:00 AM: Welcome and Introduction, Sandra Williams DO, MPH, FACEP
    • 9:05 AM: How To Integrate Ultrasound Into Your Practice, Sandra Williams, DO, MPD, FACEP, Houston
    • 10:00 AM: Lies Your Cardiologist Told You, W. Frank Peacock, MD, FACEP
    • 11:00 AM: The Best Articles of 2014: A Review of the Literature, Tyson Pillow, MD, Houston
    • 12:00 PM: Lunch Break,
    • 2:30 PM: Ethical Issues for Texas Physicians (ETHICS), Angela Gardner, MD, FACEP, Austin Bobby Greenberg, MD, FACEP, Temple Arlo Weltge, MD, FACEP, Bellaire
    • 3:30 PM: 10 Pediatric EM Diagnoses I May Have Missed, Dominic Lucia, MD, Temple

    Ethics in Medicine Forum

    Presented by the TMA Board of Councilors under the direction of J. Clay Sawyer, MD, Waco

    Friday, May 01, 2015, Convention Center, Level 3, Room 10A

    • 2.00 AMA PRA (Cat 1) credits
    • 2.00 Ethics credits
    • 2.00 AAFP (P) credits

    Upon completion of this program, attendees should be able to: 1) identify ethical dilemmas physicians face related to immunizations in private practice, including responding to opinions, perspectives, and/or objections of patients and/or patients' parents; and 2) discuss ethical considerations related to the impact immunization rates (high or low) may have on a community and public health in general. Target Audience: Physicians, residents, and other health care professionals in all areas of practice

    • 1:00 PM: Welcome and Introduction, J. Clay Sawyer, MD, Waco
    • 1:05 PM: Immunizations in Private Practice, William Caldwell, MD, FAAP, Austin Gilbert A. Handal, MD, El Paso Julie Boom, MD, University of Houston Law Center, Houston Allison Winnike, JD, Houston Phillip Huang, MD, MPH, Austin
    • 1:20 PM: Q&A,
    • 2:00 PM: Immunizations and Public Health, William Caldwell, MD, FAAP, Austin Gilbert A. Handal, MD, El Paso Julie Boom, MD, Houston Allison Winnike, JD, University of Houston Law Center, Houston Phillip Huang, MD, MPH, Austin
    • 2:15 PM: Q&A,
    • 2:50 PM: Closing Statements,

    General Session, Journey Through Medicine

    Presented by the TexMed Executive Team under the direction of Mikeal Love, MD, Austin

    Saturday, May 02, 2015, Convention Center, Street Level, Expo Hall

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

    Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to: 1) Compare and contrast health care models; 2) Identify challenges of providing care to an underserved diverse patient population ; 3) Interpret a unique model of health care delivery Target Audience Physicians, residents, and other health care professionals in all areas of practice.

    • 1:30 PM: Introduction,
    • 1:35 PM: Journey Through Medicine, Patricia A. Shands, MD, Anchorage, AK

    General Session, The Best Care Possible

    Presented by the TexMed Executive Team under the direction of Mikeal Love, MD, Austin

    Friday, May 01, 2015, Convention Center, Street Level, Expo Hall

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

    Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to: 1) Discuss the fundamental components of quality clinical care in the context of serious illness; 2) Describe the elements and process of shared decision-making; 3) Identify the Structure, Process, Outcome approach to quality improvement; 4) Describe the role of individuals and their families as engaged effective partners in the shared goal of achieving optimal care; 5) Understand dying as a critical time in the life of individuals and families. Target Audience Physicians, residents, and other health care professionals in all areas of practice.

    • 3:30 PM: Welcome and Introduction, Austin I. King, MD, President, Texas Medical Association
    • 3:40 PM: TMA Capitol Update, Dawn Buckingham, MD, Chair, TMA Council on Legislation
    • 4:00 PM: Introduction of General Session Speaker, Mikeal Love, MD, Austin
    • 4:05 PM: The Best Care Possible, Ira R. Byock, MD, Torrance, CA

    Geriatrics

    Presented by the Texas Geriatric Society under the direction of Bassem Elsawy, MD, Dallas

    Saturday, May 02, 2015, Convention Center, Level 3, Room 10A

    • 2.75 AMA PRA (Cat 1) credits
    • 0.75 Ethics credits
    • 2.75 AAFP (P) credits

    Upon completion of this program, attendees should be able to: 1) discuss physiologic changes with age that may alter medication pharmacokinetics; 2) describe tools that screen patients for polypharmacy; 3) identify medication-related challenges in the elderly; 4) describe the most common reasons and mechanisms for coughing and choking in geriatric patients; 5) identify the risk of aspiration pneumonia and determine when to intervene; 6) understand the limitations of screening for, diagnosing, and monitoring osteoporosis; and 7) demonstrate knowledge about secondary prevention of fragility fractures. Target Audience: Physicians, residents, medical students, mid-level practitioners, nurses, and other health care professionals in all areas of practice providing care to elderly patients

    Heart Failure Symposium

    Presented by the TexMed 2015 Executive Planning Team under the direction of Elizabeth Chmelik, MD, Austin, and Gonzalo Gonzalez-Stawinki, MD, Dallas

    Friday, May 01, 2015, Convention Center, Level 3, Room 6

    • 5.75 AMA PRA (Cat 1) credits
    • 5.75 AAFP (P) credits

    Upon completion of this program, attendees should be able to: 1) explain an evidence-based overview of outcomes of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR); 2) interpret TAVR outcomes at Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital; 3) demonstrate the characteristics of different short-term mechanical circulatory support devices; 4) demonstrate a patient/device selection algorithm; 5) describe the presenting signs and symptoms of pulmonary hypertension; 6) identify differences in prevalence and treatment for pulmonary hypertension subtypes; 7) explain different physiologic processes that can contribute to elevated vascular resistance and/or pressures in the lungs; and 8) identify initial inpatient and outpatient workup, management, and long-term follow-up of patients with heart failure. Target Audience: Physicians, residents, and other health care professionals in all areas of practice, especially primary care physicians

    • 8:00 AM: Trans Catheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Robert Stoler, MD, Dallas
    • 8:45 AM: Update in Advanced Heart Failure Management, Clay Cauthen, MD, Austin
    • 9:30 AM: Pulmonary Hypertension: Why and When?, Kelly Chin, MD, Dallas
    • 10:15 AM: Break,
    • 10:30 AM: What's New in EP?, Robert Kowal, MD, Dallas
    • 11:15 AM: Acute Circulatory Support: What a Hospitalist Needs To Know, Aly El Banayosy, MD, Oklahoma City
    • 12:00 PM: Lunch Break,
    • 1:00 PM: Shared Care Model, Johannes Kuiper, MD, Dallas
    • 1:45 PM: Not Everybody Needs a Heart Transplant: Surgical Options, Juan MacHannaford, MD, Dallas
    • 2:30 PM: Devices for the Heart and More, Matthias Peltzi, MD, Dallas

    Holistic Medicine

    Presented by the Texas Indo-American Physician Society under the direction of Anupkumar Shetty, MD, Dallas TX

    Saturday, May 02, 2015, Convention Center, Level 3, 10A

    • 2.50 AMA PRA (Cat 1) credits
    • 0.50 AAFP (P) credits

    Upon completion of this program, attendees should be able to: 1) apply strategies to mitigate stress at workplace; 2) relate the clinical use of turmeric (circumin) in disease states; and 3) practice meditation at work and at home. Target Audience: Physicians, residents, and other health care professionals in all specialties

    Let's Get Active and Healthier!

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

    Friday, May 01, 2015, Convention Center, Level 1, Expo Hall

    • 1.00 AMA PRA (Cat 1) credits

    Upon completion of the program, attendees should be able to: 1) explain the positive effects of tai chi on their physical and mental health; 2) practice tai chi to help with stress reduction, flexibility, and balance; and 3) examine the correlation between physician exercise and patient care. Target Audience: Physicians and residents of all specialties and other health care professionals

    • 6:30 AM: Welcome and Introduction, Harry L. Faust Jr., DO, Friendswood
    • 6:35 AM: Tai Chi: Impact on Your Health and Benefits To Patients, Brittany Crim, PhD, RD, LD, Round Rock Angel Yamaguchi, 200-RYT yoga instructor, Austin

    Occupational Medicine

    Presented by the Texas College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine under the direction of Blythe Allen-Hardy, MD, MPH, FACOEM, Baytown

    Friday, May 01, 2015, Convention Center, Level 4, Ballroom G

    • 5.75 AMA PRA (Cat 1) credits
    • 5.75 AAFP (P) credits

    Upon completion of this program attendees should be able to: 1) evaluate the potential for leveraging occupational medicine, as a subset of preventive medicine, in the delivery of effective population health management strategies; 2) enhance the impact of OSHA recordkeeping and the importance of early reporting and immediate intervention, and understand the difference between case management and case tracking; 3) examine current research activities and products and propose practical critiques and suggestions for future research in occupational and environmental medicine; 4) identify local vulnerabilities and opportunities for mitigation regarding global outbreaks; and 5) recall the chronology of recent global outbreaks and understand the clinical and epidemiological aspects of Ebola. Target Audience Physicians, residents, and ancillary providers participating in occupational medicine

    Ophthalmology Day 1

    Presented by the Texas Ophthalmology Association under the direction of Halsey Settle III, MD, Austin

    Friday, May 01, 2015, Convention Center, Level 3, Room 8

    • 5.50 AMA PRA (Cat 1) credits

    Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to: 1) evaluate the basics of optical coherence tomography as well as newer techniques and modalities to help diagnose and manage ocular disorders; 2) review the common and not-so-common uveitic syndromes and conditions involving the posterior segments, and list options for diagnosis and treatment; 3) review current concepts and make recommendations for the nutritional treatment of age-related macular degeneration; 4) discuss current and new treatment regimens for managing and treating ocular disorders using recent advances in stem cell therapy and genetic treatment regimens; 5) discuss current and newer treatment modalities involving medical and surgical advances in the treatment of chronic open angle glaucoma; 6) diagnose and treat multiple common corneal conditions seen in everyday practice that may be difficult to manage;

    • 8:00 AM: Welcome,
    • 8:05 AM: OCT Pearls, David Brown, MD, Houston
    • 8:25 AM: Posterior Uveitis/Syndromes, David Callanan, MD, Dallas
    • 3:10 PM: Refreshment Break in the Ophthalmology Pavilion,
    • 8:45 AM: Nutrition and Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Emily Y. Chew, MD, Bethesda
    • 9:30 AM: Discussion/Questions,
    • 9:40 AM: Break,
    • 10:15 AM: Ocular Gene Therapy: A Case for Guarded Optimism, J. Timothy Stout, MD, PhD, MBA, Houston
    • 10:45 AM: Glaucoma: Medical/Surgical Treatment, Jess T. Whitson, MD, Dallas
    • 11:05 AM: Pearls in Management of Common Corneal Problems, Charles D. Reilly, MD, San Antonio
    • 11:25 AM: Question/Discussion,
    • 11:30 AM: Lunch Break,
    • 12:30 PM: Current Therapy of Ocular Bacterial Infections, Dan B. Jones, MD, Houston
    • 1:30 PM: Herpes Simplex Keratitis and Herpes Zoster Virus, Sandhya Iyer, MD, Dallas
    • 1:45 PM: Preoperative Cataract Evaluation, Mitchell P. Weikert, MD, MS, Houston
    • 2:00 PM: Intraoperative Cataract Management, R. Wayne Bowman, MD, Dallas
    • 2:15 PM: Management of Corneal Astigmatism, Douglas D. Koch, MD, Houston
    • 2:30 PM: Comprehensive Approach To Premium IOL, Richard Tipperman, MD, Philadelphia
    • 3:00 PM: Questions/Discussion,

    Ophthalmology Day 2

    Presented by the Texas Ophthalmology Association under the direction of Halsey Settle, III, MD, Austin

    Saturday, May 02, 2015, Convention Center, Level 3, Room 8

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

    Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to: 1) identify the most frequent types of malpractice lawsuits related to diagnostic error in ophthalmology, clarify the elements of a test/referral-management system, and implement an appointment tracking system; 2) explain the mechanisms of choroidal melanoma metastasis, especially as it relates to Kupffer cells; 3) discuss the surgical techniques for macular hole closure, and compare the closing rates and visual acuity changes using adjuvant autologous platelets; 4) list new effective pain management options; 5) incorporate new approaches to treating the increasingly prevalent graft-versus-host disease; 6) outline the significant discrepancies between visual acuity measurements using high-definition screens versus a near vision card. Target Audience: Ophthalmologists

    Otolaryngology Day 1

    Presented by the Texas Association of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery under the direction of Cherie Booth, MD, Dallas and Jed Grisel, MD, Wichita Falls

    Friday, May 01, 2015, Convention Center, Level 1, Room 3

    • 7.00 AMA PRA (Cat 1) credits

    Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to better: 1) review techniques for closing Mohs defects on the head and neck; 2) discover the major platforms used in genomic profiling of head and neck tumors, the most common genomic alterations in squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck, and how the genomic information can be used in medical decisionmaking in HN cancer; 3) distinguish case studies that profile modern techniques designed to help the otolaryngologist care for patients with rhinological diseases; 4) identify important principles of ICD-10 that pertain specifically to the otolaryngologist; 5) identify issues surrounding pediatric tracheotomy including indications, techniques, management, and equipment; 6) differentiate diagnosis of pediatric neck masses, criteria for concern, and different management strategies; and 7) explore concepts of professionalism in medicine. Target Audience: Physicians practicing in the areas of Otolaryngology

    • 7:30 AM: Welcome and Introduction, David Clark, MD, Temple
    • 7:35 AM: Mohs Defects: Concepts and Techniques of Repair, Armando Lenis, MD, Salado
    • 8:10 AM: Modern Adjuvant Therapies in Head and Neck Cancer, Jeffery Myers, MD, Houston
    • 8:45 AM: Rhinology Panel: Balloons, Packing, and Stents, Moderator: Philip Chen, MD, San Antonio
    • 9:55 AM: Break With TAO Exhibitors,
    • 10:10 AM: ICD-10 Primer for Otolaryngologists, Maxine Inman Collins, MBA, CPA, Practice Management Institute, Wichita Falls
    • 11:30 AM: Lunch Break,
    • 12:45 PM: Pediatric Tracheostomy, Ellis Arjmand, MD, Houston
    • 1:15 PM: Pediatric Neck Masses, Rosser Powitzky, MD, Temple
    • 1:45 PM: Break With TAO Exhibitors,
    • 2:00 PM: Professionalism in Medicine: Implications for Peer Review, Ellis Arjmand, MD, Houston

    Otolaryngology Day 2

    Presented by the Texas Association of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery under the direction of Jed Grisel, MD, Wichita Falls, and David Clark, MD, Temple

    Saturday, May 02, 2015, Convention Center, Level 1, Room 3

    • 3.50 AMA PRA (Cat 1) credits

    Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to better: 1) recognize how pediatric board certification for otolaryngologists is intended to improve care for patients and implications for the general otolaryngologist; 2) discuss principles of thyroid molecular testing as well as practical approach to incorporating molecular testing into thyroid practice; 3) describe the mechanisms of cough in ORL-HNS patients, articulate the differential diagnosis of cough, describe treatment algorithms for atypical cough, and learn the indications for diagnostic testing in the setting of cough; 4) conclude patterns of hearing loss that characterize an aging population and gain an understanding of nonsurgical techniques to manage patients with high-frequency hearing loss; and 5) describe innovations in the surgical management of sensorineural hearing loss. Target Audience: Physicians practicing in the areas of Otolaryngology

    • 9:00 AM: Welcome and Introduction, David Clark, MD, Temple
    • 9:05 AM: Resident Awards,
    • 9:10 AM: Lloyd Storrs Resident Winner Presentation,
    • 9:20 AM: Pediatric Board Certification, Robert Miller, MD, Houston
    • 9:55 AM: Incorporating Thyroid Molecular Testing Into Practice, Ryan Raju, MD, Temple
    • 10:30 AM: Break,
    • 10:45 AM: Laryngology Panel, Moderator: Rhonda Alexander, MD, Houston
    • 11:45 AM: Epidemiology and Nonsurgical Management of Hearing Loss, Angela Shoup, PhD, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas
    • 12:15 PM: Innovations in Surgical Management of Hearing Loss, Walter Kutz, MD, Coppell

    Pain Medicine

    Presented by the Texas Pain Society under the direction of Richard Hurley, MD, Woodway and Larry C. Driver, MD, Houston

    Friday, May 01, 2015, Convention Center, Level 3, 10A

    • 3.50 AMA PRA (Cat 1) credits
    • 1.75 Ethics credits
    • 2.75 AAFP (P) credits

    Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to: 1) discuss multidisciplinary strategies for multifocal cancer pain management using multimodal approaches, in a context of evolving legislative and treatment-model environments; 2) identify holistic ways to manage chronic pain; 3) examine evolving evidence against the use of opioids for chronic pain and changes in the standard of care regarding opioids; and 4) discuss the Revised Texas Prescription Access Texas program and Texas Medical Board's opioid Therapeutic Prescribing guidelines. Target Audience: Physicians, residents, and other health care professionals practicing in the area of pain management

    Patient Blood Management

    Presented by the Committee on Blood and Tissue Usage under the direction of Meredith A. Reyes, MD, Bellaire

    Saturday, May 02, 2015, Convention Center, Level 3, Room 6

    • 2.50 AMA PRA (Cat 1) credits

    Upon completion of the program, attendees should be able to: 1) identify transfusion triggers and describe anemia management in patients; 2) discuss massive transfusion protocols; and 3) describe evidence-based guidelines for patient blood management. Target Audience: Physicians, residents, and other health care professionals in all areas of practice

    • 9:00 AM: Welcome and Introduction, Meredith A. Reyes, MD, Bellaire
    • 9:05 AM: Red Blood Cell Transfusion Triggers and Anemia Management, Arthur W. Bracey, Jr. MD, Houston
    • 9:50 AM: Massive Transfusion Protocols, Lillian F. Liao, MD, San Antonio
    • 10:30 AM: Break,
    • 11:00 AM: Coagulation Management, Antithrombotic Therapy, New Agents, Meredith A. Reyes, MD, Bellaire

    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    Presented by the Texas Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Society under the direction of Samuel Bierner, MD, Dallas

    Saturday, May 02, 2015, Convention Center, Level 3, Room 7

    • 2.25 AMA PRA (Cat 1) credits
    • 2.25 AAFP (P) credits

    Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to: 1) improve patient outcomes when physicians evaluate pain referred to the back and buttock; 2) reduce unnecessary spinal imaging and improve rational ordering of tests for low back pain; and 3) identify the need for prescribing rational opioid therapy for chronic pain. Target Audience: Physicians, residents, and ancillary providers participating in physical medicine and rehabilitation

    • 9:00 AM: Welcome and Introduction, Samuel Bierner, MD, Dallas
    • 9:05 AM: Diagnosis of Neuropathic Pelvic Pain, Austen Watkins, DO, Dallas
    • 9:45 AM: Evaluation and Nonsurgical Treatment of Lower Back Pain, Kavita Trivedi, DO, Dallas
    • 10:30 AM: Break and Visit To Expo Hall,
    • 10:50 AM: Chronic Pain Management: Understanding the NIH Guidelines, Samuel Bierner, MD, Dallas
    • 11:30 AM: Question and Answer Session for Speaker Panel,

    Physician Health and Wellness

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

    Friday, May 01, 2015, Convention Center, Level 3, Room 9C

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

    Upon completion of the program, attendees should be able to: 1) evaluate how utilizing the Prescription Access in Texas program improves patient health and well-being, and helps avoid physician discipline by the Texas Medical Board for prescribing controlled substances to patients with substance abuse issues; and 2) employ guidelines for appropriate use of social media while maintaining professionalism and respecting patient privacy and boundaries. Target Audience: Physicians and residents of all specialties, other health care professionals

    • 1:00 PM: Welcome and Introduction, Harry L. Faust Jr., DO, Friendswood
    • 1:05 PM: Prescription Access in Texas (ETHICS), Jeremy LeCrone, Texas Department of Public Safety, Austin
    • 2:00 PM: Social Media: Ethical Dilemmas and Boundaries (ETHICS), Sejal S. Mehta, MD, MBA, Plano

    Psychiatry

    Presented by the Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians under the direction of Daniel Pearson III, MD, Dallas

    Friday, May 01, 2015, Convention Center, Level 3, Room 7

    • 4.50 AMA PRA (Cat 1) credits
    • 1.00 Ethics credits
    • 3.50 AAFP (P) credits

    Upon completion of this program, attendees should be able to: 1) compare the criteria for distinguishing depression in bipolar disorder versus major depression; 2) describe the pharmacology of treating addictive disorders; 3) identify integrative and complementary medical approaches for treating depression; 4) select appropriate medications for the treatment of psychiatric disorders in pregnancy and menopause; and 5) recognize and predict ethical conflicts in medical practice. Target Audience: Physicians, residents, and other health care professionals practicing in the areas child and adolescent psychiatry, family medicine, geriatrics, internal medicine, and pediatrics

    • 9:00 AM: Welcome and Introduction, Daniel B. Pearson III, MD, Dallas
    • 9:05 AM: Medicines for Pregnancy and Menopause, Marie Kelly, MD, Fort Worth
    • 10:00 AM: Break,
    • 10:30 AM: Improving Diagnosis of Bipolar Depression, Vivek Singh, MD, San Antonio
    • 12:00 PM: Lunch Break,
    • 1:00 PM: Integrative Approaches To Depression, Robin May-Davis, MD, Austin
    • 2:00 PM: The Physics and Biology of An Ethic of Care (ETHICS), Gerald Casenave, PhD, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas

    Quality and Patient Safety: Value Based Care Opportunitites

    Presented by the TMA Council on Health Care Quality under the direction of Lisa L. Ehrlich, MD, Houston

    Saturday, May 02, 2015, Convention Center, Level 3, Room 9A

    • 3.50 AMA PRA (Cat 1) credits
    • 3.50 AAFP (P) credits

    Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to: 1) describe and discuss the principles of value-based health care delivery; 2) identify practice transformation opportunities to deliver high-quality, cost-effective care; and 3) implement practice strategies that will help them succeed in physician performance and quality reporting programs. TMA gratefully acknowledges the TMF Health Quality Institute for its generous support of this program. Target Audience: Physicians, residents, other health care providers and all members of teams of care

    • 10:00 AM: Welcome and Introduction, Lisa L. Ehrlich, MD, Houston
    • 10:05 AM: The Patient-Centered Medical Home, Sue Bornstein, MD, Austin
    • 10:50 AM: Physician-Driven Accountable Care Organizations, Rich Steinle, Innovista Health Solutions, Austin
    • 11:50 AM: Interactive Session: Quality and Value-Based Health Care, Moderator: Lisa L. Ehrlich, MD, Houston Ghassan F. Salman, MD, Austin Cliff T. Fullerton, MD, Garland Charles M. Stiernberg, MD, Bellaire
    • 12:35 PM: Improving Quality of Care With Bridges To Excellence Model, Robert B. Morrow, MD, Sugar Land Lisa L. Ehrlich, MD, Houston
    • 1:05 PM: Practice Opportunities for Quality Improvement, Ronald S. Walters, MD, Bellaire

    TexMed Poster Session

    Saturday, May 02, 2015, Convention Center, Level 1, Expo Hall

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

    Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to: 1) exchange quality improvement learning and applicable best practices with other Texas physicians TMA gratefully acknowledges the TMF Health Quality Institute for its generous support of this program. Target Audience: Physicians, residents, other health care professionals, and all members of teams of care

    • 8:00 AM: CME CREDIT HOUR: TexMed Poster Session (ETHICS), Various Approved Poster Presenters
    • 9:00 AM: Poster Session Continues (non-CME Credit),
    • 1:30 PM: Adjourned,