Keynote Speaker ZDoggMD Highlights Conference
April 30, 2014
- WHAT: More than 1,500 physician leaders
and health care experts will convene in Fort Worth for TexMed 2014 — the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s)
annual conference. The focus of the two-day meeting is to examine critical health care policies and develop
strategies that will create positive change for Texas’ patients and their
- WHEN: Friday-Saturday, May 2-3, 2014
- WHERE: Fort
Worth Convention Center, Fort Worth
- WHO: Zubin
Damania, MD (ZDoggMD), TexMed’s keynote speaker at 4 pm Friday, May 2, will delve into the ethical challenges to delivering outstanding care in a
troubled health care system, while proposing ways to revitalize it. He will discuss the everyday
strife physicians’ face in a highly regulated system while highlighting ways
doctors can bring joy back into the practice of medicine. Dr. Damania created a unique primary care/wellness practice as
part of leading a downtown revitalization effort in Las Vegas. He believes
the American health care system does not perform primary care well. Yet through
good primary care, one can treat — or better yet prevent — most costly
illnesses. “Fix primary care,” he says, “and you fix medicine.” Dr. Damania says he wants to create a new system that will empower doctors to
retain their passion for patient
care. If you can’t be there in
person, watch a video stream of Dr. Damania’s talk at 5:30 pm CT.
- WHY: Texas’ physician leaders meet three times a year to discuss and move
health care policies forward. TexMed 2014 is TMA’s largest meeting, packed
with timely ideas for future health stories. Check out the 80-plus hours of continuing medical education
courses for Texas
physicians. Here are just a few of the programs
offered during the conference:
Wisely®: Do you really need that test? This program encourages conversations
between physicians and their patients about the appropriateness of medical
tests and procedures that may be unnecessary.
Get Active ... and Healthier! The workshop brings physicians together to
discuss health and fitness practices they use to improve patient care and
overall quality of life.
- Partners in Public Health: Physicians will learn how to ensure their patients have access to fundamental public health services from infancy to death.
Transformation presented by TMA’s Physician Services Organization, which is
developing a plan to help TMA physicians adapt to the rapidly change health
Reporters, please join us at TexMed 2014. Call for interviews on
any of the subjects presented during the two-day conference (or almost any
health care topic), and we’ll connect you with a physician expert during the
conference or after. If
attending in person, call Pam Udall at (512) 413-6807 or Brent Annear at (512)
656-7320 upon arriving at the TexMed registration desk to help minimize your
hassle and quickly find what and who you need.
TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing more than 47,000 physician and medical student members. It is located in Austin and has 112 component county medical societies around the state. TMA’s key objective since 1853 is to improve the health of all Texans.
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