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Know Outstanding Science Teachers? Nominate Them for a TMA Award - 11/23/2020

If you know an outstanding educator, nominate him or her for the Texas Medical Association’s Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching.

Be a Part of Creating TMA’s New LGBTQ Health Section - 11/18/2020

The Texas Medical Association's LGBTQ Health Section is ready to take next steps after the House of Delegates created the new section to recognize and address LGBTQ health-related issues and needs. You still have a chance to take part in development of the section, which will be open to any TMA member. The section will hold its next organizational meeting via video conference at 7 pm (CT) on Tuesday, Dec. 1. Please register in advance. The deadline to register is Nov. 24.

Back to the Heart - 04/30/2020

Cancer survivor Lee Tomlinson will stress compassionate care at TexMed 2020.

It’s Your House – Come On In - 03/31/2020

The Texas Medical Association House of Delegates. That’s a mouthful. It’s also a great house. And it’s your house. The House of Delegates is nearly 600 women and men physicians, residents, and medical students of all specialties

Have Fun and Network at TMA Foundation Gala - 02/12/2020

The art of medicine and the artistic side of Fort Worth will be celebrated at the TMA Foundation gala, which helps support TMA’s health improvement, science, and quality of care programs, and family of medicine community health initiatives.

Nominate Health Reporting that Impacted Medicine - 02/03/2020

As you look back at medicine and health care in 2019, take a minute to consider local journalists who helped the public understand a health issue and nominate them for the Texas Medical Association's Anson Jones, MD, Award. Three of last year’s award winners were nominated by a TMA physician or county medical society.

Medical Students: Register Now for TMA’s Winter Conference - 01/13/2020

Mark your calendars for a medical student member meeting during the Texas Medical Association’s 2019 Winter Conference. The medical student section will hold a business meeting from noon to 1:30 pm Jan. 26, followed by new chapter officer leadership training from 1:30 to 3 pm.

Journalism Contest Recognizes Physician and Medical Student Work - 01/06/2020

Do you moonlight as a medical reporter? Maybe you write a blog or a column for your local newspaper or magazine. Or perhaps you host a health-focused segment on a local TV or radio station. If so, enter your work in the TMA Anson Jones, MD, Awards contest.

Winter Conference 2020: Time Running Out to Get the Best Hotel Rates - 12/17/2019

If you’re planning to join your fellow Texas physician leaders at the Texas Medical Association’s 2020  Winter Conference, you’d better act fast to get the best deal on a hotel room. Be sure to make your hotel reservation now to get TMA’s discounted rate of $209 per night, available until Jan. 7 or until the room block is full.

Retired Physician Helps Colleagues Who Need Financial Help - 12/04/2019

Retired Houston urologist Bernard H. Feldman, MD, recently made a generous gift to the Texas Medical Association’s Physicians Benevolent Fund (PBF), which since 1961 has provided assistance to Texas physicians and their families who have fallen on hard times because of poverty, sickness, disability, accident, or other circumstances.

Give the Gift of Good Health This Holiday Season - 11/25/2019

Help your loved ones spread good health this holiday season by making a gift in their name to the Texas Medical Association Foundation. Gifts made to the foundation on or before Dec. 31 (or postmarked no later than Dec. 31) are eligible for 2019 tax benefits according to federal law.

Iron Lung Among Items Added To TMA’s Archives - 11/20/2019

In the fall of this year, Seton Family of Hospitals, of which Dell Children’s is a member, donated their materials to the Robert G. Mickey History of Medicine Gallery at the Texas Medical Association Louis J. Goodman Building in Austin. Some of the more notable standouts include a cadaver skeleton, nurse and vintage candy striper uniforms, and an iron lung.

Join Discussion on Treating Opioid Addiction - 11/13/2019

To help you gain a better understanding of opioids, the Nueces County Medical Society (NCMS) Alliance is hosting a symposium on addiction, prevention, treatment, and recovery later this month.

Regarding MedCom Telephone Answer Services - 10/16/2019

Recently a third-party advertiser, which identified itself as MedCom Telephone Answer Services (MedCom), breached its contract with Texas Medical Association for TMA’s advertising services.

TMA Foundation Increases Champion of Health Award - 10/09/2019

All across Texas, school districts, volunteers, elected officials, and regular people have created programs that promote healthy lives and healthy communities. For 2020, the Texas Medical Association Foundation is helping programs like these even more by increasing the grants awarded them through the John P. McGovern Champion of Health Award.

Define Yourself! Crafting a Powerful Personal Brand - 10/01/2019

The concept of personal brands has been a mainstay in the professional community for 15 years, but few people truly understand what personal brands are, why they are important, or how to evaluate and elevate their own brand.

It’s Not Too Early to Plan for the TMA Foundation’s Annual Gala - 09/09/2019

The 2020 Texas Medical Association Foundation gala – scheduled for Friday, May 1, in Fort Worth – will recognize Fort Worth for its vibrant art scene and honor the unique ways in which physicians treat each patient.

Mingle With Texas Physicians at TMA’s Fall Conference - 07/23/2019

Be a part of the 2019 TMA Fall Conference, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines just outside of Austin. Specifically for you, TMA will host a medical student section business meeting from 12:30 to 3 pm Saturday, Sept. 14.

Mingle with Other Texas Physicians at TMA’s Fall Conference - 07/23/2019

Be a part of the 2019 TMA Fall Conference, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines just outside of Austin. Specifically for you, TMA will host a resident and young physician mixer from 8 to 9 pm Friday, Sept. 13, followed by a joint business meeting from 9 to 10 pm.

Digital Tools Improve Patient-Physician Communication, Says Seattle Mama Doc - 05/24/2019

Technologies like smart phones and social media can benefit physicians and make their jobs easier by spreading accurate, helpful medical information, the physician-blogger better known as Seattle Mama Doc told the opening session audience at TexMed 2019. But if physicians don’t use those technologies more aggressively, they risk letting other, less-reputable voices become the chief information sources for patients.

Delegates Gather and Debate to Support Physicians and Patients - 05/22/2019

Meeting for the 150th time last weekend in Dallas, the Texas Medical Association House of Delegates once again proved that no realm of health care can’t benefit from improvements devised by Texas physicians. From controversial topics like abortion and physician certification to physician payment problems and the power of language, the 450-member House plowed through almost 100 reports and resolutions, generating new TMA policy and directing the association to stand strong in its support of physicians and their patients.

Don't Miss Out: Tickets To TMA Foundation Gala Selling Fast - 04/16/2019

The Texas Medical Association Foundation’s 26th Annual Gala – BIG & BRIGHT! – will be the most fun you’ve ever had at TexMed. Purchase your tickets or table today for the retro state-fair themed event, which is scheduled for 6:30 to 10:30 pm Friday, May 17, in conjunction with TexMed 2019 at the Hilton Anatole Dallas.

TexMed 2019: Network With Physicians From All Over Texas - 03/20/2019

Whether you’re new to a practice, established in your community, or just starting out in medicine, TexMed 2019 has plenty of opportunities to get to know up-and-coming physician leaders and join in on the parties afterward.

TexMed 2019: Renew and Rejuvenate in Dallas - 03/08/2019

Treat your family to a “mini-vacation” while joining your colleagues for enlightening CME and professional networking at TexMed 2019, scheduled for May 17 and 18 in Dallas’ landmark Hilton Anatole.

TMA Foundation Announces 2019 Gala Leaders - 02/08/2019

The Texas Medical Association Foundation is pleased to announce the chairs and co-chairs of its 26th annual gala, which takes place on Friday, May 17, during TexMed 2019 at the Hilton Anatole Dallas.