The Weekly Dose           Bexar County Medical Society

Week of Sept. 28,  2014 

Vol. 4, No. 3



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Oct. 2-3

 BCMS Fishing


sponsored by

Gateway Mortgage Group LLC

Stefen Brooks, RMLO


Departs from Rockport

For information, 

click 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, 

click here



Mental Health Day

Observance and Balloon Release


Noon Oct. 10

Main Plaza

Downtown San Antonio


Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff

Bexar County

Precinct 2


Paul Elizondo


Wear purple, take  purple balloons












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TMA President Dr. Austin King provides legislative update at BCMS General Membership Meeting


By Mary E. Nava, MBA

Chief Governmental and Community Relations Officer 

Texas Medical Association President Austin King, MD, presented a legislative update during the Sept. 24 BCMS General Membership Meeting at the Hilton San Antonio Airport Hotel.


It was Dr. King's first presentation to a county medical society since taking office as president in May. The focus of his presentation was TMA's 2015 legislative agenda, "Healthy Vision 2020."


To read the agenda, click here


Dr. King talked about how TMA is a grassroots organization and that the county medical society is the grassroots. He went on to say that he has initiated "Project Prestige" as a way to encourage physicians to get involved in the community, stating that physicians have siloed themselves away from the community for a variety of reasons and when that happens, the community loses respect for physicians as leaders.


He closed his presentation by commenting on the importance of membership and member participation; adding that membership in large numbers gains the respect of the legislature.


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


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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