TMA Fall Conference Canceled as Physicians Focus on COVID-19 Surge


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its continued stress on the health care system, the Texas Medical Association Board of Trustees unanimously agreed to cancel TMA’s Fall Conference scheduled for Sept. 17-18.  

"We need to be at our patients' bedsides, emergency rooms, hospitals, and in our offices as COVID surges across the state," Board Chair Rick Snyder, MD, said following an emergency meeting of the board on Aug. 15.

The physician leaders agreed meeting in person is inadvisable.  

 "As much as we want to see one another, mid-September is not feasible. We need to take care of our patients," TMA President E. Linda Villarreal, MD, said.  

Many of TMA’s business meetings already were scheduled as virtual events, and these virtual meetings will continue as planned. Activities scheduled for the General Session will be moved to the TMA Advocacy Retreat in December and TMA Winter Conference next year.  

If you made a hotel reservation at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines, you may not need to take any action. All reservations made as part of the group block will be canceled automatically. If you made a reservation through another method (e.g., rewards points, third-party website), you should cancel those arrangements via the same method. 

Contact the TMA Knowledge Center with questions at (800) 880-7955 or via email.  

Last Updated On

August 24, 2021

Originally Published On

August 16, 2021