April 2021

In this issue

Virtual First Tuesdays 
TexMed is Going Virtual!  
Active Attack Events and Preparedness Webinar 
Dell Medical School CME Presentation 
Spanish Meducation® is Now Online 
Telemedicine in Texas: Risks, Rewards, and Where We Go Next-Ethics CME 

Virtual First Tuesdays
April 6


Lobbying your legislator has never been easier—or safer. Join TMA and TMA Alliance on the first Tuesday of the month for a virtual legislative update. TMA’s lobby team will outline issues important to medicine and actions you can take now to make a difference. 


For more information
Date: Tuesday, April 6
Time: Zoom Webinar 12:00-1:00pm


TexMed 2021 is Going Virtual!
May 14-15


TexMed 2021 will be virtual this year but will still offer access to CME, networking, vendors, and other activities. To take advantage of this free member benefit, register . The first 1500 to register will receive a TexMed gift box prior to the conference. 

Register and more information


Active Attack Events and Preparedness 


TMA now offers an Ethics CME webinar that covers violence in the workplace. Violence, rarely even with potentially life-threatening consequences, can happen at any moment. You need to plan for an active attack the same way you prepare for any other potential emergency.

Use this webinar to train you and staff on how to prepare for and survive a violent attack in your practice.



Dell Medical School CME
Monthly CME Presentation
April 8 

CPAN the Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression for the Pediatric Primary Care Provider

Join us for this opportunity to learn more about the Child Psychiatry Access Network (CPAN) and how it can help you. By the end of this presentation, you should be able to:

1. Discuss the criteria according to the DSM 5 for MDD.
2. Diagnose depression in the pediatric setting.
3. Identify the risk factors and clinical features of depression.
4. Review assessment strategies for pediatric depression.
5. Discuss screening for suicide and non-suicidal self-injury.
6. Describe non-pharmacological and pharmacological approaches to the management of depression.

Date: April 8, 2021
Time: 12:30 to 1:30 pm



Spanish Meducation® Is Now Online
Summer Class Schedule


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. These classes will be held online. 

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Telemedicine in Texas: Risks, Rewards, And Where We Go Next - Ethics CME
April 20


Dan Ballard, JD, will present the legal parameters of telemedicine during the COVID crisis and explain the federal laws and regulations that apply to using and billing for telemedicine visits. In addition, he will address how to improve virtual visits with the use of good telemedicine strategies and etiquette. 

Date: April 20
Time: 6pm-8pm