BCMS has a new website!
The Bexar County Medical Society
has launched a totally new website at
Easier to navigate, improved design,
increased functionality, more information --
all at your fingertips now.
Please join the
Bexar County Medical Society
in welcoming our sister city delegation from the
Kumamoto City Medical Association
Sunday, August 24, 2014
6:30 p.m. Reception
7 p.m. Program and Entertainment
7:30 p.m. Dinner
8 p.m. Gift Exchange
Oak Hills Country Club
5403 Fredericksburg Road
San Antonio, Texas 78229
Please RSVP to
Lisa Robertson, 210-301-4398, or
prior to Friday, Aug. 15
Tickets are just $50 per person
Business casual attire
SAVE THE DATE
Holy Cross President's Blue and Gold Gala 2014
JW Marriott Hill Country Resort
Dr. Ernest Guerra will be presented with the 2014
Lifetime Achievement Award.
For more information or to register for the event, click here.
BCMS Fall General Membership Meeting
6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Hilton San Antonio Airport,
611 N.W. Loop 410
CME and legislative updates
BCMS Auto Show
5 p.m.-9 p.m.
6243 IH-10 West
Complimentary buffet and cocktail party. New model
Family and friends welcome!
Texas House Speaker Joe Straus announces new Select
Committee on Health Care Education and Training
San Antonio State Rep. Justin Rodriguez named to
Chief Governmental and Community Relations
Some exciting news for the state's healthcare sector: Texas House
Speaker Joe Straus announced in a July 24th news release the
creation of a new committee -- Select Committee on Health Care
Education and Training -- which will examine the healthcare workforce
and the growing needs of this sector, along with preparing more
students for healthcare industry careers. To read the
speaker's news release, click here.
Chairing the committee will be Rep. Susan King (R-Abilene); a
nurse and wife of TMA President Austin King, MD. In addition, San
Antonio State Rep. Justin Rodriguez (D-125) is among those selected
to sit on this very important committee, which will work on this
issue during the 84th Legislative Session, which kicks off in
For local discussion on this and
other advocacy issues, consider joining the BCMS Legislative and
Socioeconomics Committee by contacting Mary Nava.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
BE WARY OF NEW SCAM:
Please be aware that there is a
frightening "virtual kidnapping" telephone ransom scam
that is targeting doctors in San Antonio and other parts of Texas.
The caller claims to be a member of the Mexico cartel or mafia and
tells you that they have kidnapped a loved one. They are very
convincing and often have a crying child or a person begging for
their life in the background. They will demand a large or small sum
of money to be wired to Mexico. It is a "virtual
kidnapping" because your loved one has NOT been kidnapped, and
you have just given money to the scammer. Please be mindful of
what is posted on social media. This is how many of the
extortionists get information about you and your family.
BCMS physician members have been
targets of this scam. If you receive a call like this, remain calm,
take note of information such as the caller's phone number, where
you are asked to send money and the location of the
call to the police.
BCMS Alliance Junior Volunteer Committee
open to physicians' high school students
Do you have a high school student
interested in joining other medical family children involved in
community service through the BCMS Alliance Junior Volunteer Committee?
This committee was active
in the March Siclovia Hard Hats for Little Heads event and served
at the American Cancer Society Rio Cibolo Day Camp for children with
cancer in June.
The BCMS Alliance has opportunities
for your family to be involved in helping out our community this school
Junior Volunteer Committee Chair
Mona Talukdar is planning a meeting of the appointed high school
officers, student board members and student committee
meeting will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 13, for all interested
BCMS(A) children in high school who wish to serve on the student
The committee has applied for a
TMA Foundation grant for a community healthcare project they are
planning. This group has been active in projects serving Bexar County
health needs and will be developing their mission statement, goals
and long-term planning at this meeting. Please make plans to attend.
Talukdar at 210-584-4238 for more information and meeting attendance.
Pizza will be served.
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