October 2022

In this issue...

Join a TCMS Committee
Discounted UT Football Tickets
TCMS Social & Family Events
Nominate a Science Teacher
The MAB Needs Your Help
A New Mental Health Tool

Get Involved! Join a TCMS Committee
Ready to expand your circle of colleagues, enhance your CV, and keep the Travis County medical community safe and healthy? Sign up for a 2023 TCMS committee. Committees for Public Health, Medical Legislation, Physician Wellness, The TMA Delegation and more are open for consideration.

DISCOUNTED Football Tickets: West Virginia, TCU, Baylor

Take advantage of the TCMS promo code for discounted tickets to upcoming UT football home games. Ticket information here.

TCMS Dinner Cruise Sailing Without You?
When: Friday, October 7, 2022 at 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Where: Capital Cruises | Pride and Joy II Boat
Hyatt Regency Boat Dock | 208 Barton Springs Road
About: Join your colleagues for an evening cruise on Lady Bird Lake! The boat is air conditioned and has restrooms. Schlotzsky's deli sandwich meal boxes will be served (includes sandwich, pickle, chips, cookie).
Bring your own beverages (soda, wine, beer). Bottled water will be available.

Cost: $20 per person (limit 2 tickets - you and a guest | non-refundable)

Purchase ticket here.

Nominate a Teacher for TMA’s Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching
Thanks to Ernest and Sarah Butler, each year a deserving teacher is honored for excellence in the teaching of science. Nominations are being accepted through December 2. Anyone may nominate a full-time science teacher, so help get the word out. Read more.

Medical Advisory Board (MAB) Needs Your Help
The MAB needs physicians willing to assist with approving or rejecting drivers with medical issues, firearm permits and school drivers’ clearances. Currently, there is a backlog of more than 13,000 requests. This is especially critical for patients with dementia. It is concerning to note that it takes six months before a license is revoked. Read more.
If you are available to help, please contact Lee Frierson-Stroud at lfsim@me.com.

Introducing PeriPAN, a New Mental Health Tool
PeriPAN is the Perinatal Psychiatry Access Network in Texas: a new pilot expansion of the Child Psychiatry Access Network (CPAN). PeriPAN is a free hotline for clinician-to-clinician consultation for providers serving pregnant women and new mothers who are experiencing mental health distress. Our regional psychiatry access center, the University of Texas at Austin, Dell Medical School, is here to support clinicians who may have questions about identifying or treating maternal mental health conditions.
For more information or to enroll in PeriPAN.