TexMed 2019 General Session Speakers

TexMed 2019 returns to the Hilton Anatole on May 17-18, 2019, and features a fantastic set of general session speakers.


Wendy Sue Swanson, MD

How Technology is Transforming Health Care and the Physician-Patient Relationship

Friday, May 17
3:30-5 pm

Sponsored by Texas Medical Liability Trust 

Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, Chief of Digital Innovation at Seattle Children’s Hospital, speaks at the Opening General Session. Dr. Swanson is a leading innovator in digital health and works to bring physician and patients closer together through innovative, digital solutions.  Visit Dr. Swanson’s blog, Seattle Mama Doc, or follow on Twitter at @SeattleMamaDoc.


Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Review ways in which novel digital technology shifts responsibilities in health care;
  • Discuss the ways patients engage online with health data, health care, and each other;
  • Discover new tools for patient activation including voice technology and digitized clinical intake and education; and
  • Discuss the potential inherent in one-to-many communication for advocacy and education.

This session has been approved for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and 1 ETHICS credit.

Lipi Roy, MD, MPH

The Opioid Crisis: How Did We Get Here and How Do We Get Out?

Saturday, May 18
1:30-2:30 pm

Sponsored by Texas Prescription Monitoring Program

Lipi Roy, MD, MPH, Medical Director, NYC Addiction Treatment Center, will present the Closing General Session. Dr. Roy’s mission is to educate and empower the public to make healthy decisions through nutrition, mindfulness and addiction education.

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to: 

  • Recognize addiction as a chronic medical disease, a relapsing and remitting disease of the brain;
  • Identify evidence-based treatment strategies for opioid use disorder, including medications and behavioral therapies;
  • Assess the role of stigma as a barrier to care for individuals with addiction; and
  • Recognize the important role of harm reduction tools in caring for individuals with addiction.

This session has been approved for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and 1 ETHICS credit.


Register now to attend TexMed 2019!


Last Updated On

March 26, 2019