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August 4, 2019

To the members of the Texas College of Emergency Physicians,

El Paso is a Texas city that rests on the edge of our state and often times, just on the edge of our individual consciousness. Home to our state's oldest civilian emergency medicine training program, El Paso has trained countless EM physicians, myself included.

Yesterday, a senseless and cruel act of unbelievable violence and hatred thrust El Paso into the center of our individual, state, and nation's collective consciousness.

Texas stands with its emergency medicine family in El Paso as they do their job under unimaginable circumstances. Godspeed El Paso - you are in the hearts and minds of Texas, our nation and the world.

Hemant Vankawala MD FACEP
President, Texas College of Emergency Physicians


Hemant Vankawala, MD, FACEP
TCEP President

President's Message

June 2019

Since my last message, we have completed a legislative session, and continued to improve our structure and processes. Our Board will be meeting in El Paso July 20 and 21st and we have a lot to discuss. I want to commend Dr. Theresa Tran for leading our legislative team which includes our two lobbyists, Michael Grimes and Price Ashley. They worked hard to protect our profession and they did an outstanding job...

READ the full message from TCEP President, Hemant Vankawala

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Please mark your calendars for CONNECT 2020, April 3-4 in Fort Worth. Event registration and hotel reservation information will be distributed this fall!
We hope to see you there!

30 TCEP members from Texas attended the Leadership and Advocacy program in Washington. Members visited with many legislators and staff on bills affecting emergency medicine.
TCEP President Hemant Vankawala, MD and Gillian Schmitz, MD visit with legislative staff along with TCEP delegation
TCEP delegation visiting legislative offices
TCEP well represented at the TMA House of Delegates. Dr. Heidi Knowles, along with Dr. Matthew Brooker and Dr. Robert Greenberg attended TEXMED in Dallas May 16-18
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