February 2019

In this issue. . . .



Discounted Tickets to Cirque du Soleil “Corteo”
Member Applicants
How Will You Help Solve the Opioid Crisis?
Retired Physicians’ Organization Luncheon
Spanish Meducation® Classes for Spring
Mark Your Calendars

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.

Member Applicants

View information and photos of new TCMS members.

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, Austin 78701

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 Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) 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


Mark Your Calendar

Health System Transformation: Perspectives from
CMS & Private Payer Featuring Patrick Conway, MD

Please join Dell Medical School for Value-Based Care Grand Rounds featuring Dr. Patrick Conway, president and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. CME credit will be offered.   

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 6
Time: 5:30-6:30 pm
Place: Dell Medical School, Health Learning Building Auditorium (HLB 1.111) 1501 Red River St. 

Learn more and RSVP

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. 

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 (south)
April 18, Delco Center (north)
April 23, Delco Center (north)
April 30, Berger Center (south)

Details and volunteer information will be emailed to you soon.

Connect coming to Austin!

March 23 – 25, the Texas College of Emergency Physicians will be meeting in Austin. If you are looking for more CME, or just want to connect with Texas Emergency Physicians, TCEP is offering 1 and 2 day registrations … at their member rate.   Join them for two days of education, abstracts, exhibit hall, pop up education and more!

For the complete program

If interested, contact Beth Brooks at tcep@texacep.org for registration information.