It's Official: Keynote Speakers Selected for TexMed 2017

This year, TexMed 2017 will bring top medical talent to Houston, starting with the doctors in attendance and including three keynote speakers: William H. McRaven, Chancellor of The University of Texas System, Kevin Pho, MD, of, and Pete Blair, PhD, Executive Director of ALERRT

TexMed Speakers



Friday, May 5, 3-5pm

William H. McRaven, a retired U.S. Navy four-star admiral and leader of one of the nation’s largest and most respected systems of higher education, will address the recent history of our nation’s security as well as the Texas higher education system.

Dr. Pho is the founder of the wildly popular blog He is a practicing board-certified internist and a social media leader in health care since 2004. Dr. Pho's presentation on Friday, May 5, "Connect and Be Heard," will take you through his decade-long social media journey and explain how social media can make a profound difference in health care.

Saturday, May 6, 1:30-2:30pm

Dr. Blair will deliver the closing keynote presentation on Saturday, May 6. A professor of criminal justice at Texas State University and the executive director of the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Center, Dr. Blair researches and delivers nationwide training on active shooter events. By developing dynamic scenarios for first responders, the ALERRT program builds a comprehensive response team of police, fire, and Emergency Medical Services personnel to establish preparedness on local, regional, and state levels. 

TexMed 2017 will renew your passion for medicine. Registration is now open and is free to all TMA members and their practice staff.

Action, Jan. 5, 2017

Updated Mar. 19, 2017

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