The "White Coat Invasion" has been the key to physicians' successes in the Texas Legislature since the inception of First Tuesdays at the Capitol in 2003. Our senators and representatives listen when their hometown doctors appear in their offices. Our influence is so much greater when physicians and alliance members arrive en masse in the House and Senate galleries. It's time again to bring out Texas medicine's strongest weapon.
Join us during the 86th Texas Legislature on May 7, 2019.
As part of First Tuesdays, you will:-make a difference now and for medicine's future.-become well-versed on the issues facing medicine in the 2019 session.-inform your senator and representative and their aides about these issues.-attend committee hearings and House and Senate sessions.
Registration fees are $25 for each First Tuesday event. Fees are waived for residents and students.
April 2, 2019
May 7, 2019
Printable Registration Form
Please help spread the word that First Tuesdays at the Capitol needs physicians and alliance members from all over Texas, and that it is open to all members and their spouses. If you have ever participated at First Tuesdays, tell your colleagues what a rewarding experience it was to walk down the halls of the Texas Legislature in your white coat. If you need more registration forms or any other information, call your county medical society or TMA at (800) 880-1300, ext. 1361.
A discounted rate of $229 is available on the Monday night prior to each First Tuesday session. Hotel rooms are in demand in Austin during legislative sessions. Reserve your hotel room now:
For May, reserve a room here before April 15, 2019.
If you need special assistance making your hotel reservation, call 1-800-445-8667 and make sure to give the correct group code for your desired reservation date: February Group Code = TM1 March Group Code = TM2 April Group Code = TM3 May Group Code = TM4
TMA continues to work for what's best for patients and their physicians -- from increasing funding for graduate medical education to preserving Texas' landmark medical liability reforms.
TMA 2019 Legislative Priorities
TMA’s Grassroots Advocacy Guide
2019 Legislative Index Card
Graduate Medical Education
Scope of Practice
6:45 am Registration and Breakfast
7:15 am-8:30 am Welcome/Legislative Briefing
Got First Tuesdays questions? Call or email the Knowledge Center.