The Weekly Dose           Bexar County Medical Society

Week of May 11,  2014 

Vol. 3, No. 35




June 3

BCMS New Member Welcome

6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Mix and Mingle Party

The Argyle Club

934 Patterson Ave.

San Antonio

For information and registration,

click here



Sept. 24

BCMS Fall General Membership Meeting

6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. 

Hilton at the Airport, 611 N.W. Loop 410

CME and legislative updates 



Oct. 16

BCMS Auto Show

BCMS office parking lot, 6243 IH-10W

5 p.m.-9 p.m.

Complimentary buffet and cocktail party; new model vehicles; family and friends welcome



Oct. 2-3

BCMS Fishing Trip

Rockport, Texas

For information and pricing, contact Mark Lachenauer at (210) 301-4391



Nov. 1

BCMS Women in Medicine Appreciation

11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Omni Hotel at the Colonnade 

Speaker Dr. Robin Eickhoff, style show, gifts and prizes





BCMS and BCMS Alliance Installation

of Officers


Physician-Musician Talent Show


Spring General Membership Meeting




San Antonio Medicine online by clicking this image




BCMS Delegation to TMA

wraps up TexMed 2014

TMA House of Delegates

adopts resolutions


By Mary E. Nava, MBA

Chief Governmental and Community Relations Officer


The BCMS Delegation to TMA meets three times per year:  one meeting is to review all BCMS resolutions submitted for consideration; another meeting is to review the TMA House of Delegates Handbook, which the Delegation reviews and takes a position on all resolutions submitted from around the state.  All of this work leads up to the annual meeting, TexMed, which culminates in the final vetting (in reference committees) of resolutions under consideration for adoption by the TMA House of Delegates. 


Resolutions that are adopted become part of TMA policy.  TexMed 2014 was held in Fort Worth May 2-3, and the BCMS Delegation to TMA achieved success with the passage of three resolutions which were adopted by the TMA House of Delegates.  The resolutions adopted are as follows:


Resolution 308 - Improving the ImmTrac Registry by Reverting Back to an Opt-Out System 


Resolution 408 - Permanent Delay of ICD-10 Implementation


Resolution 419 - Opposition to Laboratory Reporting Provisions of HR 4302


Additionally and simultaneously, the Delegation worked to campaign for the elections of Dr. Jesse Moss Jr., for TMA Board of Trustees (BOT), and Dr. Michael Battista for AMA Alternate Delegate.   Unfortunately, neither won their respective races.  Moss, who was facing a second run at a BOT position, stated, "I appreciate the support of Bexar County Medical Society for nominating me and for all who supported me in this election."  Battista, who was running for the first time, stated, "I appreciate all the support of the Bexar County Medical Society.  I look forward to continue working with the Texas Medical Association and also participating in AMA meetings."


Many thanks to the members of the BCMS Delegation to TMA who attended this year's TexMed:  Chairman, James Humphreys, MD; Rajaram Bala, MD; Michael Battista, MD; Adam Bruggeman, MD; Chelsea Clinton, MD; Estrella De Forster, MD; Suresh Dutta, MD; John Edwards, MD; Alberto Fernandez, MD; William Gordon, MD; Sheldon Gross, MD; Pam Hall, MD; Gregory Hamon, MD; David Henkes, MD; William Hinchey, MD; John Holcomb, MD; Wendy Kang, MD, JD; Margaret Kelley, MD; Alex Kenton, MD; Malathi Koli, MD; Vijay Koli, MD; BCMS President Ashok Kumar, MD; Jesse Moss Jr., MD; Rajam Ramamurthy, MD; Somayaji Ramamurthy, MD; Adam Ratner, MD; Janet Realini, MD; Walter Root, MD; Jennifer Rushton, MD; Roberto San Martin, MD; Jayesh Shah, MD; David Shulman, MD; Bernard Swift Jr., DO; Jiesing Tan (medical student delegate); Roberto Trevino Jr., MD; and David Webster, MD.


PHOTO: Delegation Chairman James Humphreys, MD, leads the discussion on reference committee reports on resolutions during the TexMed BCMS Caucus breakfast May 3.


For more information, contact Mary Nava.





Bexar County Medical Society is honored to work closely

with all local physicians, hospitals and their staff for the

well-being of the Bexar County community.

Your compassion, commitment and countless

work hours indicate your passion for your profession.

On behalf of the BCMS board, 

physician members and staff, we wish you a 









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