Gerad Troutman, MD, MBA, FACEP
TCEP President

This time of the year always feels like an interim time for TCEP, but in reality, our organization really never taps the brakes and always moves full steam ahead. Our new executive director, Beth Brooks is settling into her role as a tremendous leader for our college. She has reached out and met with many of our current and past leaders..

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TCEP new address effective Dec. 3, 2018

401 W. 15th, Suite 695, Austin, TX 78701

Envision Service Partners
TCEP Board of Directors nominations sought

Have you thought about giving back to TCEP by serving on the state Board of Directors? The time is now to nominate yourself or someone you think would be a great nominee. The Texas College of Emergency Physicians depends upon its fourteen member Board of Directors for its vision and action. Eleven Regular Board Members serve staggered three-year terms. In addition, 3 members serve one-year terms for a Young Physician, Resident and Medical Student positions. There are three open Regular Board positions on the 2019 ballot as well as the Young Physician, Resident and Medical Student.

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US Acute Care Solutions

The best EM jobs in Texas are with US Acute Care Solutions! We offer full-time physicians an ownership opportunity, plus extensive benefits including 401(k). Search our available positions and locations to find your emergency medicine career with USACS at

EM Physicians met with 26 legislators this fall

Drs. Darrell Calderon, Theresa Tran, Sandra Williams, Arlo Weltge and Angela Fisher met with Rep Sarah Davis (center)


A meeting with Representative John Zerwas (Richmond) was held to present a PAC contribution. Drs. Alex Cano, Angela Siler- Fisher, and Darrell Calderon discussed issues important to emergency medicine and the patients served.

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TAPA Update


Robert J. Hancock, DO, FACEP
Treasurer/Executive Board Member TCEP

I represent TCEP on the Texas Alliance for Patient Access board of directors. TAPA is an organization that has one sole mission: Protect tort reform at all levels. The upcoming legislative session will likely be the largest attack on tort protection in many years. Additionally, the recent election resulted in a slight shift in the composition of the legislature, and the environment is now slightly less favorable for the protection of tort reform...

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ACEP Update


Diana Fite, MD, FACEP
TCEP Delegation Chair

This year's annual ACEP council meeting was held in San Diego, California., on September 29 and 30, followed by the Scientific Assembly October 1-4. This year celebrated ACEP's 50th year anniversary, so the council meeting and Scientific Assembly were particularly exciting with “extra-special” events! Texas is the third largest chapter in the college, with 22 councilors. Only California and New York have more councilors than Texas...

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Suspected Child Abuse Reporting in Texas


Kenneth Totz DO, JD, FACEP

Every state in the union has some form of mandatory reporting for suspected child abuse. In spite of this uniformity, each state has some unique requirements that should be known by health care professionals to keep them out of the cross hairs of criminal liability. Most of us count on our malpractice insurance to cover our civil liabilities during our clinical encounters...

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Scumacher Clinical Partners

Looking for a new opportunity? Check out our full and part-time openings available throughout Texas and the surrounding states.

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We know that seeing patients and providing excellent care is your primary goal. And we work hard to find new ways to support you. Contact us today to learn more about what TMLT can do for you at 800-580-8658 or

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TCEP Office Report


Beth Brooks, CAE
Executive Director

It has been almost three months since I joined TCEP as your Executive Director, and I wanted to introduce myself and give you an update on some of our projects and activities. I have been in association management my whole career starting with the Texas Dental Association. Since then I have been the Executive Director for the Texas Pest Control Association, and CEO of the Texas Society of Association Executives. I am the author of...

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Make Plans to Attend Connect 19 – Save the date!

The Texas College of Emergency Physicians is pleased to announce TCEP CONNECT 2019, to be held March 22 - 25, 2019 in Austin, TX at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center. CONNECT 2019 will kick off with golf on Friday, March 22 and continue March 23 and 24 with cutting edge education, a keynote address by renowned speaker and former ACEP President Dr. Greg Henry, a dynamic exhibit hall, residency fair, the second annual OlEMpics and much more, and conclude on Monday, March 25 with organized – and more important than ever - visits to the Texas Capital. Check out the website for regular updates!

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Get involved in organized medicine


Miles Raizada MD, MBA
Young Physician, TCEP Board of Directors

If there was ever a time to get involved in organized medicine, it is now. Polls and news articles report that the top issue for a lot of Americans is healthcare. There have been numerous attempts to change healthcare and new ideas of how to expand/finance it as well. The system is fraught with complication as there are many players that include...

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EM Residents Grants and Award Information

EMRA is bringing more opportunities to you!

Do you need support to attend Connect 2019? It's time to again apply for EMRA support of your regional meetings. The deadline is December 15.

EMRA is accepting applications for our Spring Awards (deadline January 15).

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Join us for First Tuesday: The Family of Medicine Needs YOU!

The "White Coat Invasion" has been the key to physicians' successes in the Texas Legislature since the inception of First Tuesdays at the Capitol in 2003. Our senators and representatives listen when their hometown doctors appear in their offices. Our influence is so much greater when emergency physicians arrive en masse in the House and Senate galleries. It's time again to bring out Texas medicine's strongest weapon.

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Calendar of Events
Nov 18-21Texas EMS meetingFort Worth, TX
Nov 30-Dec 1TMA Advocacy RetreatAustin, TX
Jan 23Residency ProgramUTHSC SA and SAMMC
Jan 25-26TMA Winter ConferenceAustin, TX
Jan 26-27TCEP Board Winter MeetingAustin, TX
Feb 5First Tuesdays at the CapitalAustin, TX
Mar 5First Tuesdays at the CapitalAustin, TX
Mar 23-25TCEP Connect 2019Austin, TX
Mar 25TCEP Legislative Day at CapitolAustin, TX
Mar 25TCEP Board of Directors meetingTMA building, Austin, TX
Apr 2First Tuesdays at the CapitalAustin, TX
Apr 10Houston area residency visitHouston, TX
May 2Residency visit at JPSFt. Worth, TX
May 5-8ACEP Leadership & AdvocacyWashington, DC
May 7First Tuesdays at the CapitalAustin, TX
May 17-18TexMED 2019Dallas, TX
Sep 13-14TMA Fall ConferenceBastrop
Oct 12Board meetingHouston, TX
Oct 27-30ACEP Scientific AssemblyDenver, CO
Dec 6-7TMA Advocacy RetreatAustin, TX

Texas College of Emergency Physicians
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Phone: 512.306.0605 | Toll Free: 800.TEX.ACEP | Fax: 512.329.8943

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