November 2020

In this issue . .

Feds warn: Health Care Cyber Crime 
Virtual Town Hall: Spectrum of Post-COVID Health Issues
Get Ready! COVID Vaccine on the Horizon-Register to Administer ASAP
It's A No Braine
Save the Date! Virtual Ethics CME Presentation Strengthening Medicine in the 87th Texas Legislature
TMA Advocacy Retreat
Congratulations 2021 TMA Leadership College Scholars!

The FBI and two federal agencies are warning they have "credible information" that cyber criminals are taking new aim at health care providers and public health agencies as the COVID-19 pandemic reaches new heights. "Malicious cyber actors" may soon be planning to "infect systems with Ryuk ransomware for financial gain" on a large scale across the health care system, and hospitals, physician practices, and public health organizations should take "timely and reasonable precautions to protect their networks from these threats," the organizations said in a joint advisory. Malware targeting techniques often lead to “ransomware attacks, data theft, and the disruption of healthcare services." The agencies recommend several mitigation steps and best practices for health care entities to take to reduce their risk. You can also check out two new cybersecurity resources created by the American Medical Association and American Hospital Association.

Virtual Town Hall
Nov 5

Get Ready! COVID Vaccine on the Horizon
Register to Administer AAP


The vaccine for COVID-19 will be distributed within the next few months. Only registered providers can administer the vaccine. Make sure you are part of the solution.

COVID-19 Vaccine Registration

It's A No Brainer

Save the Date!
Virtual Ethics CME Presentation - Strengthening Medicine in the 87th Texas Legislature
Dec 1 at 6:30 pm

TMA president, Dr. Diana Fite will present issues concerning the medical community that will be addressed in the upcoming Texas Legislative Session.

Watch your emails for login details.

Date: Tuesday, Dec. 1
Time: 6:30 pm

More information to come.


TMA Advocacy Retreat
Dec 5

The annual TMA Advocacy Retreat will be a virtual event this year. Attendance is free, but advance registration is required. The event will cover the upcoming 87th Texas Legislative Session and the TMA legislative priorities.

Date: Saturday, Dec. 5
Time: 9 am to noon

Register here.

Congratulations 2021 TMA Leadership College Scholars!

The TMA Leadership College (TMALC) was established in 2010 as part of TMA's effort to ensure strong and sustainable physician leadership within organized medicine. TMALC graduates serve as thought leaders who can close the divide among clinicians and health care policymakers, and as trusted leaders within their local communities.

Applications are evaluated by the TMALC Executive Committee using criteria based on leadership potential and commitment to community and organized medicine.

Congratulations to the physician members from Travis County who are 2021 Leadership College scholars.