Heather Owen, MD, FACEP

We are through the dog days of summer and heading into Fall! While I cherish the summertime and getting to spend so much time with my family, there is something very exciting about the new school year and the routine that it brings. The fall also reminds me of new beginnings...

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Government Relations Committee


Diana Fite, MD, FACEP
Chair, Government
Relations Committee

It was mentioned in our last EMphasis issue report for the Government Relations Committee that we would be writing about the balanced billing issue over and over again because is it such an important issue, yet a difficult one to understand and particularly difficult to explain in a positive light to the legislators and in a way to show that we are advocating for our patients first and foremost. It is essential for all physicians to retain...

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Texas Tech University Health Science Center Lubbock Campus Emergency Medicine Interest Group


Written by Duy Hoang, Edited by Teresa Dunphy

With the school year about to start up again, the TTUHSC Lubbock EMIG is geared up for another successful year! Our EMIG ensures that students are exposed to the field of emergency medicine by providing shadowing opportunities, hosting ER guest speakers, and showing emergency documentaries. In addition, this year, we hope to have...

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McGovern Medical School Student Society of Emergency Medicine


Written by Alexandra Huckabee, Edited by Teresa Dunphy

While the 2015-2016 year was a successful year for the Student Society of Emergency Medicine (SSEM) at McGovern Medical School (formerly UT Houston), we are excited to begin a new year. SSEM is a nonprofit charitable organization designated to facilitate, enrich, and expand the emergency medicine interests of its members by providing access to practical skills sessions, research opportunities, community outreach opportunities, shadowing experiences in emergency departments, and mentorship with...

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Calendar of Events
September 23-24TMA Fall Conference – Hyatt Lost PinesBastrop, TX
September 24-25TCEP Board of Director’s Meeting – Hyatt Lost PinesBastrop, TX
October 14-19ACEP Scientific AssemblyLas Vegas, NV
January 27-28TMA Winter Conference – Hyatt RegencyAustin TX
February 6TCEP Board of Director’s MeetingAustin, Tx
February 7First Tuesday at the CapitolAustin, TX
March 7First Tuesday at the CapitolAustin, TX
March 30 - April 2TCEP Connect 2017Grapevine, TX
April 4First Tuesday at the CapitolAustin, TX
April 16TCEP Board of Director’s Meeting
May 2First Tuesday at the CapitolAustin, TX
May 5-6TexMed 2017 – Marriott Marquis/ Brown Convention CenterHouston, TX
June 10-14AMA House of Delegates Annual Meeting – Hyatt RegencyChicago, IL
September 15-16TMA Fall Conference, Hyatt Lost PinesBastrop, TX
October 30-November 2ACEP 17Washington, DC

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