Heather Owen, MD, FACEP

It is all about Connections Hello Texas EM Physicians! Is it possible that we have almost come full circle so quickly? It seems like just yesterday I was writing my first submission as President and today, I work on my last. It has been a quick, exciting year. There are two big topics to address today: Texas Legislative Session and TCEP Connect17...

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Government Relations Committee


Diana Fite, MD, FACEP
Chair, Government
Relations Committee

Welcome to our new lobbyist, Mr. Michael Grimes. He has had quite a few years of experience, including with emergency medicine issues. He is the lobbyist for the Texas Emergency Medicine Practice Alliance (TEMPA), for instance. He has worked closely in the past with the Texas Medical Association (TMA) doing contract work. In lieu of my usual committee report, we have asked Mr. Grimes to please prepare some information for us during this important time in the Texas legislative session...

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2017 TCEP Board of Directors Nominee Questionnaire

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Craig A Meek MD, MS, FACEP


Anant Patel, DO


Gerad Troutman, MD, FACEP

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Connect 17 Conference Update


Welcome to Texas College of Emergency Physicians’ (TCEP) Connect 2017 Conference! TCEP is proud to bring emergency physicians from across the state of Texas to Grapevine at the world-renowned Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center where you can stay, play and learn. You will not want to miss this truly dynamic lineup of speakers this year, featuring such world-renowned colleagues Kevin Klauer, Sudip Bose and many more...

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Go Army
Leadership & Advocacy Conference Attendees


The 2017 Leadership & Advocacy Conference (LAC) will celebrate emergency medicine’s accomplishments and continue to work for a better political environment for our specialty and our patients. The LAC continues to get bigger and better and each year we send a stronger message to the United States Congress. We’ll train first-timers to educate your Members of Congress while seasoned participants will build upon your already-valuable Congressional connections.

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Calendar of Events
March 12-15ACEP LACWashington, DC
March 30 - April 2TCEP Connect 2017Grapevine, TX
April 2TCEP Board of Directors MeetingGrapevine, TX
April 4First Tuesday at the CapitolAustin, TX
April 21ABCD Simulation LabFort Worth, TX
April 25 - 28EDPMASan Diego, CA
May 2First Tuesday at the CapitolAustin, TX
May 5-6TexMed 2017
Marriott Marquis/ Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX
May 16-19SAEM ConferenceOrlando, FL
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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