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2012 Joint Installation of Officers

Networking Social - Manuel's

Physician Volunteers Needed - TCMS/AISD Free Athletic Physicals

Austin/Travis County Health Updates - Shigella and Notifiable Conditions

Membership Applicants

Atlantic Health Partners

Diabetes Conference - CME

Spanish Meducation Immersion Program



You and your spouse/guest are cordially invited to attend the 2012 Joint Installation of Officers honoring 2012 TCMS President R.Y. Declan Fleming, MD and 2012-13 TCMA President Mrs. Lydia Soldano on Thursday, March 29 at the Westin Austin at the Domain (11301 Domain Drive). Reception at 6 pm followed by dinner at 7 pm.


To RSVP, email tcms@tcms.com or call (512) 206-1146.


Click here for personal invitation from TCMS President.


This event sponosored in part by these Friends of the Society: Medical Service Bureau; Texas Medical Association Insurance Trust; Texas Medical Liability Trust; Austin Radiological Association; University Federal Credit Union; Austin Brokerage Company and Tax Resources.



Bring your spouse and join your physician colleagues at Manuel’s at Great Hills, 10201 Jollyville Rd, Thursday, March 6 from 6-8 pm. Enjoy complimentary appetizers and a cash bar.


RSVP not necessary. For more details, contact the Society at tcms@tcms.com or



This event sponsored in part by these Friends of the Society: Medical Service Bureau; Texas Medical Association Insurance Trust; Texas Medical Liability Trust; University Federal Credit Union and Keller Williams Realty.






AISD requires all students participating in extracurricular activities, such as sports and band, to have annual athletic physical exams. The TCMS Public Relations Committee is now seeking physician volunteers to help with the 2012 physicals for students who have financial or other barriers to health care.


Physicians will be assigned to one portion of the exam as students are guided from one station to another until they have received a complete exam.


Click here for the volunteer form. Select the location(s) and shift(s) you would be willing to provide your services, and circle at least two exam stations you would be willing to staff: heart/lung; ENT; ortho; abdomen (girls) and/or abdomen (boys including hernia and testicular exam). Return completed form to the Society: fax to 512-1326 or mail to TCMS, PO Box 4679, Austin, TX 78765.


Questions? Email striggs@tcms.com or call 512-206-1124.




Shigella: The number of shigella cases reported in 2011 (n=319) is the highest it has been in over a decade. The Austin/Travis County Health & Human Services Department (A/TCHHSD) is providing this information to ensure that area physicians are aware of recent developments to facilitate public health efforts in our community.


If you have questions or to report suspected or confirmed cases of shigella, contact the Disease Surveillance Program in the A/TCHHSD Epidemiology and Health Statistics Unit directly at 512-972-5555. Click here for update.



A/TCHHSD has produced a new report that summarizes the annual counts of most of the notifiable conditions for Travis County from 2006-2010. The report shows finalized data and will be updated annually.


In addition, a monthly Notifiable Conditions Report is being prepared that will provide preliminary data on a monthly basis. Select notifiable conditions may also have a drill down report published online which provides data in greater detail specific to the selected condition.


A/TCHHSD intends to make this data more accessible to the community through multiple formats over varying periods of time. It is the hope that the reports will be helpful to the medical community and support physicians’ work by promoting more familiarity with the trends of notifiable conditions in Travis County as well as public health efforts being implemented locally.


Click here to view reports.






The following physicians have applied for TCMS membership. Under the provisions of the bylaws, names of applicants are presented to the membership for review. Written objections to the applicant’s membership must be directed to the TCMS Board of Ethics within 30 days of publication.


Click here to view new member applicants with photos.



Atlantic Health Partners (AHP) offers TCMS members great purchasing terms for Sanofi’s Fluzone, Merck’s Afluria, and MedImmune’s Flumist.  As a leading vaccine buying group in the country, AHP can assist your practice with reserving flu doses for the upcoming flu season, including Sanofi’s High-Dose and Intradermal Fluzone.


AHP also provides members with the lowest costs for the complete spectrum of Sanofi and Merck vaccines, and offers a unique program that enables physicians to provide vaccines like Zostavax to Medicare Part D patients with fair and timely reimbursement.


For more information on how the AHP program can be of benefit to your practice, email info@atlantichealthpartners.com or call 1-800-741-2044.



Seton Healthcare Family has scheduled a conference on evidence-based strategies and algorithms for the most effective treatment of diabetes. Stay up-to-date by attending Innovative Strategies for Optimal Diabetes Management on Friday, March 23 and Saturday, March 24 at the Seton Administrative Offices, 1345 Philomena Street. Click here for registration and additional information. Program flyer.









The 2012 Spring Medical Spanish Immersion Program at the Centro Intercultural de Querétaro in beautiful interior Querétaro, México is scheduled for May 19-27. Since 2001, the program, sponsored by the Travis County Medical Society, has promoted participants’ proficiency in both medical and general Spanish and enhanced knowledge of Hispanic culture.


Through the program, participants will enjoy Spanish classes (medical, general and special request) four days a week from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, Mexican cooking and folk dancing classes, fine arts events and a guided tour of local hospital and/or clinic. The program includes orientation of the city of Querétaro and two excursions outside of Querétaro with an overnight stay in Guanajuato and day trip to San Miguel de Allende. Also included are group transportation within Mexico, airport pick-up and delivery, full room and board with local families and three meals a day.


Total cost for the Spring Medical Spanish Immersion Program is $965 per adult. Please note the price does not include airfare, and participants must have a valid passport. Program orientation meeting will be set for early May. To ensure your participation at this popular travel time, please observe the payment due dates with deposit of $165 set for March 23 and full payment due by April 20.


For more information and prior to booking flight, please contact Program Coordinator Jill Snyder, PhD at jld@prismnet.com or 512- 835-7612.



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