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CME From Around the State - 09/16/2019

Check out other CME offerings from around the state.


Federal Dollars Bolster Texas Efforts to Combat Maternal Mortality - 09/13/2019

 A pair of Texas agencies won separate multi-million dollar grants from the U.S. government to help curb maternal death and illness in the state. 


AIMing to Save Lives: More Standardized Care Could Bring Down Texas' Maternal Death Rate - 09/12/2019

Texas’ maternal death rate is still high, and public health officials are betting that more standardized care will bring it down with guidelines set up by the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM).


Are You Giving, and Receiving, Enough Support from Your IRL Community? - 09/11/2019

As social media and online communities continue to expand, it can be easy to lose your connection to the physical world. Yes, you might be connecting to more people online, but are you spending enough time with the community around you? The Texas Medical Association’s Committee on Physician Health and Wellness has created several CME courses to help.


Improve Your Spiritual, Emotional, and Social Well-Being - 08/09/2019

The Texas Medical Association’s Committee on Physician Health and Wellness has developed CME courses that will help you stay positive, let go of angry thoughts, and relieve stress and burnout.


Help Prevent Unwanted Teen Pregnancies in the RGV - 08/06/2019

If you would like training on Nexplanon and IUD counseling, insertion, and removal, the Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy is offering a free workshop Aug. 28 in Brownsville. The training will run in conjunction with the South Texas Adolescent Health Summit.


Medicine Is Risky Business. TMA’s Free CME Can Help - 07/29/2019

Physicians and practices face a daily barrage of obstacles that can cost you time and money – from cyber theft of patient credit card data to overreach of personal boundaries with patients or colleagues. Don’t let these inherent risks affect your practice. Explore the Texas Medical Association’s free CME courses that focus on risk-reduction.


Get Up to Date on New Fetal Death Reporting in Texas - 07/23/2019

Currently, Texas physicians must report fetal deaths on paper forms. But beginning Aug. 1, those records will be filed electronically to the Texas Electronic Vital Events Registrar, also called TxEVER. To help physicians prepare for the transition, the Texas Department of State Health Services will host a physician-only webinar from 6:30 to 7:30 pm July 30.


Prescribing Changes in Texas: Know What You Need to Know - 07/23/2019

By now you might know that state lawmakers recently passed a number of changes to how prescriptions for certain pain medications must be written and processed, as part of a larger effort to fight prescription fraud and abuse. TMA will outline what prescribers can expect as a result of these advocacy efforts in a free live webinar on July 31.


Maternal Health Problems in Central Texas Underscore Statewide Crisis - 07/03/2019

Central Texas has significant maternal health challenges, including the highest rate of maternal death among black women, in part because of barriers to health care coverage and because resources are underused, according to a report by the nonprofit Texans Care for Children.


Improve Your Work-Life Balance with These Simple Steps - 07/01/2019

You’re a busy physician, so you might not always have time to take care of yourself as well as your patients. But taking care of yourself doesn’t just mean focusing on your physical well-being. Your mental, financial, and emotional fitness need to be looked after as well. The Texas Medical Association’s Committee on Physician Health and Wellness can help you assess your work-life balance and determine your core values.


Legislative Top 10: Lawmakers Take Steps to Keep Texas Mothers Alive - 06/12/2019

Today’s TMA Legislative News Hotline video looks at Senate Bill 750, which requires the state Health and Human Services Commission to expand the Healthy Texas Women program for new mothers beyond the current prevention services it provides. The bill awaits Gov. Greg Abbott’s signature.


Improving Birth Outcomes by Designating Facility Levels of Care - 05/07/2019

The neonatal and maternal designation standards are new. It takes time – and patience — to find the right balance. As the state and stakeholders navigate the process, we urge lawmakers to stay focused on the original purpose of establishing neonatal and maternal levels of care in the first place – to provide a statewide system that promotes safe, high-quality, medically appropriate care to improve birth outcomes for mothers and babies.


CME + Networking + Vacation = TexMed 2019 - 05/07/2019

TexMed 2019 is TMA’s largest annual conference, offering 80-plus hours of interdisciplinary CME programming across 23 tracks, as well as two general sessions.


TexMed 2019 Features 80-Plus Hours of Free CME - 05/01/2019

Renew your passion – for both your practice and the practice of medicine – this month at TexMed 2019, the Texas Medical Association’s largest annual conference. The two-day event features more than 80 hours of CME programming, including 23 specialty tracks and two general sessions.


Allow Pregnant Moms to Take Their Kids to Medical Appointments - 04/30/2019

Prenatal and postpartum care are vital to the health and well-being of mothers and babies, yet transportation is a barrier for many of our most “at-risk” patients and their babies. This barrier leads to missed appointments, which is associated with increased medical costs for patients, disruption of patient care and patient-physician relationships, delayed care, and increased emergency room visits. HB 25 is an attempt to address this problem by creating a pilot program that would streamline nonemergent medical transportation services in Medicaid.


TexMed 2019: Your Largest TMA Member Benefit - 04/25/2019

TexMed 2019 is the Texas Medical Association’s largest annual conference, where physician leaders from around the state conduct TMA business, network with other specialties, and attend interdisciplinary CME programs. Be a part of it May 17-18 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas.


Learn To Make HIV Screenings A Routine Part of Your Practice - 03/21/2019

The Texas Medical Association’s new webinar HIV Screening: It’s Every Physician’s Job offers the latest screening techniques, and information on prevention with Pre/Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP/PEP). It includes tips on how you can get paid for screening your patients.


Free Webinar: Steps to Sell Your Practice - 03/04/2019

If you’re considering selling your practice, you probably have a lot of questions — and concerns. Well, good news: The Texas Medical Association's free webinar, Strategies for Exiting Your Medical Practice for Retirement, can help you develop a comprehensive understanding of the many considerations necessary to sell a practice.


Texas Needs HB 10 and the Texas Behavioral Health Research Institute - 02/27/2019

With our state’s current focus on preventing maternal mortality and morbidity, we have the opportunity to focus attention on addressing issues for pregnant and postpartum women. While we have made strides in screening efforts for postpartum depression (PPD), there is still a significant gap in providing treatment for women after a positive screening through primary care and obstetric and gynecological visits. Through HB 10’s child-psychiatry access line infrastructure, primary care physicians or obstetricians-gynecologists (OB-Gyns) could easily connect with experts in the field for teleconsultation on PPD. This connection would allow the current workforce to treat women in a clinical setting they can already access.


Finding Ways to Save New Moms - 02/26/2019

TMA’s Maternal Health Congress looks for answers to Texas’ maternal mortality rate.


TMA Leaders Outline Initiatives to Protect Texas Mothers, Children - 02/21/2019

The Texas Medical Association will call on Texas lawmakers to support initiatives designed to improve maternal and children's health during this year's legislative session, according to the chairs of two TMA committees who spoke at Winter Conference in Austin on Saturday.


Expanding Access to Care Saves Lives - and Money - 02/11/2019

On a variety of indicators, Texas is the envy of other states, including job creation, entrepreneurial zeal, and its bevy of world-renowned universities and medical centers. Yet while Texas undoubtedly excels in many sectors, on the issue of access to care for working Texans and their children, there is still much room for improvement.


Love Yourself and Your Patients With FREE CME This Month - 02/11/2019

Love is in the air this month, and the Texas Medical Association is reminding physicians to practice some self-care, too. Use the TMA Education Center to catch up on your continuing medical education (CME) credits, and prioritize your personal wellness, along with that of your patients.


Improve Maternal Health by Expanding Access to Care - 02/07/2019

Maternal deaths are only one part of the story. For every one maternal death, 50 to 100 women suffer a severe illness or complication.