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    Check out the Member Discount page for exclusive offers around Austin for TCMS members.
    Tickets are currently available for Broadway Austin and and more. 

    Check back often, your TCMS membership allows you to enjoy Austin entertainment for less!  

    TCMS Medical Community Events Calendar - see dates and information about upcoming medical conferences and seminars

     

    Enter for a Chance to Purchase HAMILTON Tickets!
    February 1 - Drawing for tickets 

    TCMS has a limited number of orchestra level tickets to the blockbuster musical HAMILTON on June 9, 2019 at 7 pm. For a chance to purchase tickets (which is often nearly impossible), make a $50 donation to the TCMS Foundation Physician Wellness Program.   

    You will be notified if your name is selected. 

    Tickets are $165 each - Limit 2 tickets per entry.  

    Call 512-206-1249 to donate/enter drawing. 

    Drawing will take place Feb. 1

     

    Discounted Tickets to Cirque du Soleil “Corteo”
    February 20-24   

    Don’t miss the opportunity to see Cirque’s latest at the HEB Cedar Park Center.   

    Tickets must be purchased by Feb. 18 using the TCMS code.   

    Broadway Austin continues to bring the hottest shows to the Bass Concert Hall. Check the schedule and take advantage of the TCMS discounted rate.

     

    Retired Physicians’ Organization Luncheon
    February 19 

    CEO of CommUnity Care, Jaeson T. Fournier, DC, MPH, will share the progress being made in community health and the challenges ahead.  

    With more than 15 years of experience as an FQHC (Federally Qualified Health Center) executive, Dr. Fournier understands the political landscape and advocacy needs of communities that are historically underserved.   

    Date: Tuesday, Feb. 19
    Time: 11:30 am
    Place: Tarrytown Methodist Church
    Cost: $20 (no cost if annual dues paid)  

    RSVP: tcmsrpo@tcms.com or call 512-206-1249  

     

    Spanish Meducation® Classes for Spring   

    Spanish Meducation® is the practical medical Spanish program offered through the Travis County Medical Society. The eight-week program (meeting once a week) is designed for all health care professionals, including physicians, pharmacists, nurses, therapists, social workers, technicians, emergency personnel, and their support staff.   

    The classes develop beginning, intermediate and advanced conversational skills in general Spanish with a concentration on health care situations while grammar takes a back seat. All handouts are included in the tuition cost; no textbook is required. Read more

     

    TCMS/TCMA Installation of Officers
    March 26

    The TCMS/TCMA Installation dinner will be held Tuesday, March 26 at the JW Marriott Hotel. TCMS president Jeff Apple, MD, will hand the gavel over to Tony Aventa, MD.   

    In addition, Alliance president Melissa Smith will induct incoming president, Wendy Propst. Watch your email for details.

     

    How Will You Help Solve the Opioid Crisis?
    March 30  

    Join Dell Medical School and the Texas Get Waivered Program for an interactive presentation about the opioid epidemic and the use of buprenorphine therapy.   

    Physicians, residents, physician assistants, and advanced practice nurses are welcome. This training meets criteria to receive an X-Waiver from the Drug Enforcement Agency. Sponsored in part by the Travis County Medical Society.  

    Date: Saturday, March 30
    Time: 8 am to 5 pm
    Place: Dell Medical School, Health Learning Building, 1501 Red River Street

     

    TCMS/AISD Athletic Physicals  

    Volunteer to help underserved AISD students who need athletic physicals in April. TCMS helps over 1,000 students each year stay active in school sports.

    This year’s dates are:
    April 16, Berger Center (north)
    April 18, Delco Center (south)
    April 23, Delco Center (south)
    April 30, Berger Center (north)

    Details and volunteer information will be emailed to you soon.

     

     

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    First Tuesdays at the Capitol
    The Family of Medicine Needs You!

    TCMS and TMA continue to work for what’s best for patients and physicians, but your help is needed. Now is the time to stand up to the challenges being faced during the 86th Texas Legislative Session.  

    Known as the “White Coat Invasion,” physicians, residents, students, and Alliance members from around the state arrive en masse at the Texas Capitol on the first Tuesday of each month during the session.   

    TCMS staff will schedule appointments with local senators and representatives where you can share information and patient stories explaining why a piece of legislation is good or bad for patients and physicians.  

    Mark your calendar and register for the 2019 First Tuesdays at the Capitol!  

    February 5
    March 5
    April 2
    May 7  

    Questions? Contact Belinda Clare at bclare@tcms.com or call 512-206-1124.  

    Issues facing medicine during the session include preserving physicians' rights to bill for services; improving Medicaid payment rates and reducing red tape hassles; protecting the patient-physician relationship; telemedicine; Sunset review of the Texas Medical Board, deflecting scope of practice threats and maintaining Texas' strong medical liability reforms.