The Texas Medical Association Board of Trustees unanimously agreed to cancel the Fall Conference Sept. 17-18 due to the pandemic and its continued stress on the health care system. “We need to be at our patients’ bedsides, emergency rooms, hospitals, and in our offices as COVID surges across the state,” Rick Snyder, board chair TMA Board of Trustees said. The board agreed meeting in person is inadvisable. “As much as we want to see one another, mid-September is not feasible. We need to take care of our patients,” TMA President E. Linda Villarreal, MD, said.
Many of TMA’s business meetings already were scheduled as virtual events. Many virtual meetings will continue as planned. See the Business Meetings Listing under Quick Links for a current list. Activities scheduled for the General Session will be moved to the Advocacy Retreat in December and the TMA Winter Conference next year.
If you made a hotel reservation at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines, you may not need to take any action. All reservations made as part of the group block will be canceled automatically. If you made a reservation through another method (i.e. rewards points, third-party web site), you should cancel those arrangements via the same method.
Registration is now open for the 2021 TMA Advocacy Retreat on Dec. 3-4 at the Omni Barton Creek Resort in Austin. Save the date for the 2022 TMA Winter Conference on Jan. 28-29, 2022, at the Hyatt Regency Austin, or view the full list of future TMA meetings here.
Vendors, contact belinda[dot]bininger[at]texmed[dot]org for sponsorship and exhibit opportunities.
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