The Weekly Dose           Bexar County Medical Society

Week of Oct. 12,  2014 

Vol. 4, No. 5


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Metro Health

syphilis report

to the community


This annual event is geared to report the latest data on the local syphilis epidemic, as well as data on how hospitals are doing in terms of congenital syphilis.



11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Oct. 15

Phil Hardberger Park Urban Ecology Center


Lunch will be provided.


Register in advance by clicking here.





Nov. 1

Women in Medicine Appreciation


11 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Omni Hotel at the Colonnade


For sponsorship opportunities, call



To reserve tables and buy tickets, 

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TMA Business Boot Camp: Take Charge

of Your Finances


8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Nov. 3


Conference Room

6243 IH-10 West,

Suite 600


To register,

click here





TMA stands firm in opposition to audiologists' scope proposed legislation 


By Mary E. Nava, MBA

Chief Governmental and Community Relations Officer 


Recently, TMA joined with more than 110 national organizations, along with state and local medical associations and specialty societies, to address Congress in a letter vehemently opposing H.R. 5304, the Audiology Patient Choice Act of 2014, which would provide audiologists with unlimited, direct access to Medicare patients without a physician referral.


Equally troubling is that the proposed legislation also would amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to include audiologists in the definition of "physician." 


To read the letter to Speaker John Boehner and Leader Nancy Pelosi, click here


For local discussion on this and other advocacy topics, consider joining the BCMS Legislative and Socioeconomics Committee by contacting Mary Nava.




The Children's Environmental Health Institute's Eighth Biennial Scientific Symposium: 

Prenatal Environmental Exposures

as a Determinant of Early Childhood

and Adult Disease  


Nov. 13-14

McKinney Roughs Nature Park and

Education Center, Cedar Creek

CME available

 Click here for registration and information





TMA honors science teachers


The deadline for nominations for TMA's Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching is Oct. 25.


To learn more, click here.





Welcome new silver level

BCMS Circle of Friends sponsor

Cadence Bank




Circle of Friends web logo 



Thank you to our BCMS Circle of Friends sponsors! This information is sent on behalf of a valued sponsor at the silver level, but it is not an endorsement. Donations from Circle of Friends sponsors help keep down the cost of dues and allow BCMS to continue to provide quality service to its members. The society continues its pledge to you and only will involve itself in services and programs that benefit you, the member, and your patients.


Lecture: 'The Archaeology of Health in the Ancient Mediterranean World'





Dr. Alain Touwaide will present a lecture on "The Archaeology of Health in the Ancient Mediterranean World" at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 in Chapman Hall at Trinity University.


The event is free and open to the public.


Dr. Touwaide is a science historian who specializes in the history of medicinal plants in the cultures that flourished around the Mediterranean Sea from antiquity to the 17th century CE. His lecture is sponsored by the Southwest Texas Archeological Society (SWTAS), a branch of the Archeological Institute of America.


Financial support is being sought to cover the approximate cost of $2,000 for expenses. Contributions of all sizes are appreciated by the SWTAS, which is a 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions can be sent to AIA SWTAS.  The check should be mailed to: Laura Childs, 2858 Burning Log, San Antonio, TX 78247. The check should stipulate Touwaide Lecture.
















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