Answer the Phone Sept. 12 for the Latest on Zika

The Zika virus is swirling in Texas and actively spreading in Florida. The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has asked TMA to convene a critical conference call with Texas physicians. Our goal is to ensure you are ready to counsel your patients and take the right actions when mosquitoes carrying Zika manifest in Texas. 

TMA is taking to the phone — your home phone — to get the word out. Answer your phone at 7 pm CT, Monday, Sept. 12, to take part in TMA's Tele-Town Hall Meeting on Zika. Our tentative list of speakers includes: 

  • John Hellerstedt, MD, DSHS executive commissioner, and
  • David Lakey, MD, former DSHS commissioner and current chair of the TMA Council on Science and Public Health. 

During this interactive, hour-long event, you can ask questions of Dr. Hellerstedt and other expert Texas physicians. Dr. Lakey will serve as facilitator. 

TMA will call all active physician members at the home phone number on file in your membership record. If you want us to call a different number — or if you do not want us to call you at all — please email the TMA Knowledge Center with that information or call (800) 880-7955 by noon CT on Friday, Sept. 9.

The Texas Medical Association designates this activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. This course has been designated for 1 credit(s) of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who remain on the call for at least 53 minutes will automatically receive CME credit.

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

Learn more about Zika on the TMA Infectious Diseases Resource Center.

Action, Sept. 1, 2016

Last Updated On

September 02, 2016

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