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Register Today: A Texas-Sized Fight Against Cancer - 09/09/2019

If you would like to learn how Texas physicians and CPRIT grantees are saving lives, and what it will take to achieve a cancer-free future in our state, be sure to attend the Texas Medical Association Distinguished Speaker Series: “A Texas-Sized Fight Against Cancer: Progress and Perspectives From Four Texans Leading the Way.”


Telemedicine, Opioids, Legislative Wins Highlight TMA’s Fall Conference - 09/05/2019

Join your fellow Texas physician leaders at this year’s conference, which is scheduled for Sept. 13-14 at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa. Register today. Board, committee, and council business meetings are planned Friday, while Saturday’s programming will dive into a number of topics at the forefront of medicine.


Register Now for 2019 TMA Fall Conference - 08/27/2019

Join your fellow Texas physician leaders at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort near Austin on Sept. 13-14. Advance registration is now open online, and it’s faster and easier than ever to register.


How Will Changes at TMA Affect You? - 08/15/2019

If you want to know everything that’s happening with TMA, tune in to a 30-minute virtual meeting with TMA President David C. Fleeger, MD; Darren Whitehurst, TMA vice president of public affairs; and John Flores, MD, who will give an update on the Lone Star Caucus – the caucus that represents your county in the TMA House of Delegates.


Michael Darrouzet Named New Texas Medical Association CEO - 06/04/2019

Michael J. Darrouzet, the long-time chief executive of the Dallas County Medical Society, will be the Texas Medical Association’s next executive vice president and chief executive officer, TMA Board of Trustees Chair E. Linda Villarreal, MD, announced today.


Closing a Loophole: Medicine Works to Clarify MOC Law - 04/17/2019

It was an important law that gave physicians new life, greatly restricting the discrimination they can face based on their maintenance of certification (MOC) status. And yet, opponents may have found a way to circumvent the 2017 legislature’s Senate Bill 1148.


TMA Headquarters Now Bears Name of Retiring CEO Lou Goodman - 03/06/2019

The Texas Medical Association building in downtown Austin has been renamed in honor of Louis J. Goodman, PhD, who has served as TMA executive vice president and CEO for the past 22 years.


Section 1: Let Doctors Be Doctors - 02/01/2019

Stretched to the Limit: There came a moment when all the clicking on boxes, filling out forms, and waiting on hold was just too much for Houston internist Lisa Ehrlich, MD. The time and energy spent on all of these seemingly endless tasks meant she could not give nearly enough to her patients.


Winter Conference: Time Running Out To Get the Best Hotel Rates - 01/03/2019

If you’re planning to join your fellow Texas physician leaders at the Texas Medical Association’s Winter Conference this year, you’d better act fast to get the best deal on a hotel room.


Amarillo Physician, Austin Clinic Named Champions of Health - 12/03/2018

The Texas Medical Association Foundation presented its 2018 John P. McGovern Champion of Health Awards to an Amarillo clinic for uninsured people and an Austin clinic that works to prevent HIV infections.


Outstanding Teacher + Your Nomination = Award + Recognition - 10/12/2018

Here are some interesting numbers about the Texas Medical Association’s Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching, which recognize and reward elementary, middle, and high school teachers who use creative and innovative methods to cultivate student interest in medicine and science.


Call for Physician Health and Wellness Abstracts - 10/10/2018

The Texas Medical Association Committee on Physician Health and Wellness (PHW) invites you to submit an abstract to be considered for presentation during the upcoming PHW Exchange, set for March 2 in Houston.


Making the Most Of Medical Augmented Intelligence - 10/05/2018

Physicians should adapt quickly as medicine enters a new era of technology in which advanced computer systems provide help via "augmented intelligence," or AI, says Kyu Rhee, MD, chief health officer at IBM Watson Health.


Women in Medicine: Leaders Call for Changes Within TMA - 10/05/2018

More than 70 physicians attending the Women in Medicine Fall Conference Luncheon voted Saturday on a series of recommendations designed to help the Texas Medical Association better serve the needs of female members.


Help Welcome A Student Into the House of Medicine – Donate Today! - 09/25/2018

How do we get Texas medical students to Texas Medical Association conferences where their voices will be heard and they can make a difference for their future profession? You can help defray expenses for medical students who want to attend TMA conferences, such as Fall Conference at the end of this week.


NEW! ABIM MOC Credit Offered at Fall Conference - 09/20/2018

If you’re looking for even more of an incentive to attend the Texas Medical Association’s Fall Conference at the end of the month, try this: You’ll be eligible to claim Maintenance of Certification credit in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s MOC program.


TMA Fall Conference: See What’s on the Agenda! - 09/07/2018

Join your fellow Texas physician leaders in “Taking Back Medicine” at this year’s TMA Fall Conference. Be sure to make your hotel reservation soon to get TMA’s discounted rate of $219 per night, plus a $5 nightly resort fee, which will be available until Sept. 12 or until the room block is full.                 


Empowering Women to Lead - 09/06/2018

Want to learn more about the challenges women in medicine face, and how to address them? Thanks to a generous sponsorship from TMA Insurance Trust, TMA members can access the FREE CME course, Women in Medicine: Contributions and Dilemmas


2018 TMA Fall Conference Hotel Rooms Running Out - 08/29/2018

This year’s TMA Fall Conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa just east of Austin on Sept. 28 and 29, and the hotel is filling quickly.  Make your hotel reservation online now to get TMA’s discounted rate of $219 per night, plus $5 resort fee. This rate is only available until Sept. 12 or until the room block is filled.    


Can 34,616 Physicians Be Wrong About MOC? - 08/09/2018

The recently released findings of a national survey show that only 12 percent of the 34,616 physicians who answered the survey value the MOC program. Forty-six percent said they have mixed feelings, and 41 percent said they do not value it.


Register Now for TMA’s Fall Conference - 08/03/2018

Join your fellow Texas physician leaders in “Taking Back Medicine” at this year’s TMA Fall Conference.


Blue Cross Says MOC Not Needed for BlueCompare - 05/30/2018

Physicians across the state reacted strongly to a March 5 letter from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCSTX) that implied the state’s largest insurance company is now using maintenance of certification (MOC) to rate physicians. That was not the intent, the company’s president says.


What Do You Really Think About MOC? - 04/24/2018

As Texas Medicine Today reported recently, leaders of the boards that run the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) programs have created a commission – the “Vision Initiative” – to develop “a set of recommendations about the future of continuing board certification.” They want to hear from you. And you have until April 30 to share your deepest thoughts.


Get Your Flu Shot at TMA Fall Conference - 04/20/2018

TMA urges physicians to take the lead in the fight against the flu by getting themselves vaccinated. To make it easy, TMA will offer a flu shot clinic during TMA's Fall Conference. Stop by Baron's Ballroom C at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines between 8 am and 9 am on Saturday, Sept. 24.


TexMed 2018: Networking, CME, Lazy River, Lots of Golf - 03/26/2018

This May, TexMed is headed to the Hill Country – specifically the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa.