November 2019

In this issue . . . 


TCMS Business of Medicine Dinner and CME Presentation
TCMS Annual Business Meeting and Awards Dinner
Discounted Tickets for UT Sports and Broadway Austin
Retired Physicians' Organization Luncheon
Dell Med Grand Rounds Presentation
TMLT Fall Seminar
Value Based Care Presentation

TCMS Business of Medicine Dinner
November 7  

Ethics CME Presentation  

“Sign on before you sign off” is the title of this webinar addressing the new Texas Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP). In the fight against prescription fraud and abuse, Texas is enhancing the tech-side of the state’s PMP. The webinar will be facilitated by Dan Finch, TMA Director of Legislative Affairs.   

Date: Thursday, Nov. 7
Time: 6:30 pm dinner, 7 pm presentation
Place: TMA Building, Thompson Auditorium, 401 W 15th Street  

RSVP: or call 512-206-1249 

Annual Business Meeting & Awards Dinner
December 5  

Join your colleagues as TCMS awards the Gold-Headed Cane to Dr. Guadalupe “Pete” Zamora, Physician of the Year: Humanitarian of the Year Award to Dr. Alan Schalscha: and the Ruth Bain Young Physician of the Year Award to Dr. Michael Graves.   

Date: Thursday, Dec. 5
Time: 6:30 pm
Place: Renaissance Austin Hotel-9721 Arboretum Blvd  

RSVP: or call 512-206-1249 

Discounted Tickets for UT Sports and Broadway Austin   

TCMS physician members and office staff can take advantage of the discounted ticket offers for many Austin entertainment venues. Don’t forget to check regularly as the offers change throughout the year. 

Retired Physicians’ Organization
November 19  

This month’s luncheon will feature race car driver and motivational speaker, Judy A. Ray. Judy has driven high performance Porsches around the globe for over 17 years. 

Join us to hear some of her amazing racing stories!  

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 19
Time: 11:30 am
Place: Tarrytown United Methodist Church-2601 Exposition Blvd
Cost: $20 (no cost if paid annual dues)  

RSVP: or call 512-206-1249  

Save the Date: RPO Holiday Lunch on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at Chez Zee 

Dell Med Grand Rounds: The Aging of the Homeless Population: An Emerging Crisis
November 20  

There are more than 2,200 people in Austin experiencing homelessness on any given day. As Central Texas leaders work to meet the health needs of this growing population, please join us for this opportunity to engage with Margot Kushel, MD, who will speak about the aging of the homeless population and health consequences of homelessness.   

Kushel's expertise is informed by her work as the director of the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations, and she is a professor of medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

Event includes lunch and presentation.  

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 20
Time: 12-1 pm
Place: Dell Medical School, Health Discovery Building Auditorium (HDB 1.208)-1601 Trinity St. Bldg. B  

Learn more and RSVP

A light lunch will be provided, and CME credit is available

TMLT Ethics CME Fall Seminar
Legislative & Regulatory Roadmap 2020: What You Need to Know
November 20   

Dinner and Presentation

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 20
Time: 6 pm
Place: Westin Austin at the Domain-11301 Domain Dr

Cost: TMLT policyholders—$100, Non-policyholders—$150  

Learn more or to register, visit or call 800-580-8658 x 5050 

Value Based Care 2.0
How do we move the needle in Austin?
November 21  

The Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care at Dell Medical School will present an interactive panel discussion entitled “Value-Based Care 2.0.” The discussion will focus on the future implementation of effective value-based care models in the Austin community. 

A buffet dinner will be available.  

Panelists: John Zerwas, MD; Anas Daghestani, MD; Karl Koenig, MD; Tom Caven, MD; Mark Hernandezm, MD; and Scott Wallace, JD, MBA.  

Date: Thursday, Nov. 21
Time: 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Place: Health Learning Building Auditorium, 1501 Trinity St.