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NEWSLETTER: MARCH 2015
 
 
 
THE
PRESIDENT'S
MESSAGE
Bruce Moskow, MD FACEP
President
FIRST RULE OF MAGIC: ALWAYS BE THE SMARTEST PERSON IN THE ROOM

The Texas 84th legislative session has started. How is that quote relevant? Well, assuming the magic we want is for the legislature to not deprive us of our life, liberty, or property for two more years, it can be helpful. First, I learned long ago...
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2015 TCEP Annual Meeting
 
April 23-26, 2015
Renaissance Hotel
Austin, TX



The Annual Meeting Planning Committee, based on feedback from those of you who have attended the meeting the last few years, has planned a great conference for 2015. We will be presenting lectures on a variety of subjects that has been important to Texas physicians in the past year. Join our National ACEP Past President, Angela Gardner, MD, FACEP, for an update on current issues facing emergency physicians...
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2015 TCEP Board of Directors Nominee Questionnaire
 
REGULAR BOARD MEMBERS

Carrie de Moor, MD, FACEP

Robert Hancock, MD, FACEP

Nicholas Steinour, MD, FACEP

Hemant Vankawala, MD, FACEP

Sandra Williams, DO, FACEP


YOUNG PHYSICIAN

Pablo Tovar, MD


CANDIDATE MEMBER

Sara Andrabi, MD

Jennifer Rzadkowolski, MD


MEDICAL STUDENT

Cordell Cunningham
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Are you prepared for First Tuesday?
 
by Jessica Best, MD and Cedric Dark, MD, MPH, FACEP

February 2, 2015 marked the first Tuesday of legislative season. This day is otherwise known as the “white coat invasion” by the TMA. First Tuesdays serve as a day for physicians to combine forces from all specialties all over Texas and have their voices heard at the Capitol. But for what exactly are physicians lobbying?
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Calendar of Events
 
Texas College of Emergency Physicians
2015 Calendar
March 3 TMA First Tuesday at the Capitol Austin, TX
April 7 TMA First Tuesday at the Capitol Austin, TX
April 23-26 TCEP Annual Meeting Renaissance Hotel, Austin, TX
April 26-29 EDPMA Solutions Summit Amelia Island, FL
May 1-2 TEXMED Annual Conference Austin, TX
May 5 TMA First Tuesday at the Capitol Austin, TX
May 3-6 ACEP Leadership and Advocacy Conference Washington DC
May 12-15 SAEM Meeting San Diego, CA
June 6 – 10 AMA Annual Conference Chicago, IL
June 17 – 18 Free Standing Emergency Departments Meeting Dallas, TX
October 26-29 ACEP Scientific Assembly Boston, MA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Government Relations Committee

REPORT
Diana Fite, MD, FACEP
Chair, Government
Relations Committee
I wrote in our last two newsletter reports that I will be repeating our 2015 priorities in these next two newsletters because I want us all to know them well. They are: retain our tort laws (particularly the "willful and wanton clause" pertaining to emergency care of patients); obtain the legal authority for emergency physicians to hold psychiatric patients who are...
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Practice Enhancement Committee

REPORT
Hemant Vankawala MD FACEP
TCEP Practice Enhancement Committee Chair
We all watched with apprehension as the Federal DEA changed the scheduling of hydrocodone combination drugs from Schedule 3 to Schedule 2. Four months out from the change, the issue now feels more like the post apocalypse of Y2K that never happened. I even have patients preempt my pain control discussions by stating...
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UT Southwestern EMIG Update
REPORT
Christopher Leba
Colin Danko
Jennifer Davis
Arielle King
The 2014-2015 academic year has heralded several changes concerning our Emergency Medical Interest Group (EMIG) at UT Southwestern. Under the officer leadership of Colin Danko, Jennifer Davis, Arielle King, and Christopher Leba, our EMIG has sought to connect the student body with clinical medicine, particularly during the pre-clinical years. Hoping to serve the interests and expand the education of approximately 130 members...
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UTHSCSA EMSA: Structuring an EMIG to Inspire and Prepare Future EM Physicians
REPORT
Nicholas Salerno
The 2014-2015 academic year has been a busy one for UTHSCSA's Emergency Medicine Interest Group. Our current club roster consists of approximately 40 due-paying members (MS1s-MS2s), and 50 senior members (MS3s-MS4s). The senior leadership team, comprised of MS2s, is governed by Christine Binkley and Ann Hua (Co-presidents), Nick Salerno (External Vice President and TCEP MSC Liaison), and Oliver Brady (Internal Vice President). The junior leadership team, comprised of MS1s, includes...
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