November 2022

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Virtual CME Event: Protect your Practice
TCMS Annual Awards Dinner
Membership Data
Focus on Savings - Member Discounts
Dell Med Announces New Dean
Free Online CME Course From Baylor College of Medicine

TCMS Live Business of Medicine and CME Presentation: Protect your Practice: Prevent and Deter Embezzlement
*** Physicians ONLY ***
When: Wednesday, November 9, 2022 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Where: Virtual - Zoom

Speaker: Michael L. Kreager, JD

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:
1. Review a few actual cases of embezzlement
2. Evaluate common practice operations that leave your practice vulnerable to employee theft
3. Employ best policies and procedures that reduce risk and spell out consequences of theft
4. Identify security protocols you should have in place to mitigate risks
5. Review insurance coverage for employee theft
6. Discuss what to do when you discover theft has occurred

CME: 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Register Here

CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION The Texas Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
TMA designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The Texas Medical Association designates this activity for up to 1 hour in the area of ethics and/or professional responsibility education.
DISCLOSURE OF RELEVANT FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Policies and standards of the Texas Medical Association, the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, and the American Medical Association require that speakers and planners for continuing medical education activities disclose any relevant financial relationships they may have with commercial entities whose products, devices, or services may be discussed in the content of the CME activity. The content of this material does not relate to any product of a commercial interest; therefore, there are no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

TCMS Annual Awards Dinner
Starlight Terrace, The Oasis, Nov. 17, 6:30 pm
Join your colleagues for an elegant night out honoring this year’s physician award recipients.

Physician of the Year
: Dr. Sarmistha Hauger
Lifetime Achievement: Dr. James McMichael
Humanitarian Awards: Dr. Dave Clarke, Dr. Audrey Kuang
Ruth M. Bain Young Physician Awards: Dr. Lauren Gambill, Dr. Michael Stefanowicz

Membership Data
Travis County Medical Society offers member data for sale in an Excel document or pre-printed mailing labels or Excel document by ZIP code or specialty. Great for EHRs, holiday greetings or announcing a new partner or relocation!
All purchasers must sign a release indicating the purpose for which the information will be used and acknowledge that the list is for a one-time use. All purchases must be paid in advance.
For more information, contact the Society at or 512-206-1249.

Tickets are up to $30 off per person, and can be purchased today by visiting  and using promo code TCMSROCKS22. All tickets will be sent as mobile delivery!
For questions or help purchasing tickets, please contact Texas Athletics at 512-471-3333 (M-F, 9 am – 4 pm) or via email at Parking for Texas Football games can be purchased through the Parking and Transportation website  closer to the start of the season.

Get Your Tickets for How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Broadway Austin, Dec. 6-11
This musical version of the holiday classic is coming to Austin for a short stint in December.

Get your discounted tickets using the promo code: TCMS

New Dean Announced for Dell Medical School
Claudia Lucchinetti, MD, has been named dean of Dell Medical School and senior vice president for medical affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, effective Dec. 1. Dr. Lucchinetti currently serves as dean of clinical and translational science and chair of the Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic, where she has served on the faculty since 1996.
Read the announcement and a Q&A with Dr. Lucchinetti.

Free Online CME Course: Bringing Alcohol and Other Drug Research to Primary Care
Baylor College of Medicine
The Department of Family and Community Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and Behavioral Health Solutions of South Texas invite you to participate in Bringing Alcohol and Other Drug Research to Primary Care, an online training aimed at disseminating the latest research on alcohol, nicotine, and opioid use prevention and treatment strategies for primary care providers.
This website features a 6-module, CME/CEU-approved, interactive course. You will also find alcohol, nicotine and opioid use disorder resources for healthcare providers and patients.

Find more information here.