Join Us for TEDMED Week in Austin - And Earn CME

TEDMED is where the world's most creative minds meet health care's most innovative scientific concepts. And that's why you need to be there.

Join us for TEDMED week in Austin, Sept. 10-12. In a spirit of collaboration and information-sharing, TEDxAustin, TMA, The University of Texas at Austin, and Seton Healthcare Family are pleased to present an HD live simulcast of TEDMED throughout the city. To enhance your experience, we will provide live speakers at each location to promote discussion and idea exchange around the topic "Imagine the Future of Medicine: A Better, Smarter, Healthier Austin." We invite you to register and attend for free.

Plus, now, TMA has accredited the speakers' live presentations for continuing medical education (CME) credit.

TMA is the host for Wednesday, Sept. 10, from 1 to 7:30 pm at the TMA building at 401 W. 15th St. in Austin. (TMA is also providing a simulcast on Friday, Sept. 12, as part of its 2014 Fall Conference at the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort in Bastrop.) The live-streamed TEDMED presenters for Sept. 10 range from Ted Kaptchuk, director of Harvard Medical School's Program in Placebo Studies and Therapeutic Encounter, to Daniel Webster, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research, to long-distance swimming champion Diana Nyad. Interspersed among these fascinating speakers will be three live programs:

  1. A discussion of risky behaviors, focusing on the statistics that show Travis County is above the Texas and national averages for binge drinking, alcohol-related traffic fatalities, and HIV and sexually transmitted infection rates.
  2. A look at innovations that can help Austinites become and stay healthier where they live, work, and worship.
  3. A deep look into the individual factors driving emergency department use among one Austin hospital's top 10 "superusers."

The event will close with a cocktail and hors d'oeuvres hour and free-flowing discussion.

Can't make it in person? As a special benefit of membership, TMA member physicians can watch talks live from Washington, D.C., and San Francisco.


Here's how:

  • Scroll down to invitation code registration, and
  • Enter Invitation Code L67538


Agenda for Live Event

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, 1-6:30 pm
TMA Building, Thompson Auditorium, 1st Floor

Objectives: Upon completion of this program attendees should be able to identify and appropriately address risky behaviors in your patients; discuss current opportunities in and around Texas that promote healthy behavior; and discuss how management of your top 10 most costly patients can affect your bottom line.

1:30 pm: Risky Behaviors Panel (CME)  

  • Cynthia Brinson, MD, Red River Family Practice, Austin
  • Charlie Betts, executive director, Downtown Austin Alliance
  • Reenie Collins, executive director, Health Alliance for Austin Musicians
  • Jamie Balagia, JD, DWI Dude
  • Charles Loosen, LGBT liaison, Austin Police Department, Office of the Community Liaison
  • Alex Levine, UT student leader, Iron Spikes
  • James Taylor, owner, Holy Mountain, Red River Cultural District

3 pm: Unhealthy is the New Normal Panel (CME)  

  • Baker Harrell, chief executive officer and founder, It's Time Texas
  • Scott Bodnar, VP project development, It's Time Texas
  • Julie Reardon, MD, Walk With a Doc
  • Stephen Pont, MD, MPH, medical director, Texas Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Obesity, Dell Children's Medical Center

5 pm: Emergency Department Superusers (CME)

  • Chris Ziebell, MD, Emergency Service Partners, PA
  • Ann Buchanan, MD, medical director, St. David's Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Rhett Reed, MD, Emergency Service Partners, PA
  • Todd Nash, MD, Emergency Service Partners, PA

Accreditation Statement

The Texas Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

The Texas Medical Association designates this live event for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Action, Sept. 2, 2014