The Weekly Dose
Bexar County Medical Society
Bioethics CME Lectures
Lori Allesee, JD
p.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 11
p.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 19
Methodist Plaza Building
information and registration,
Did you remember to
Saturday night for the beginning of Daylight Savings
and Susan Oliver Heard
invite you to an opening reception for
6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Blue Star Arts Complex
1420 S. Alamo St., #147
(to the right of the museum, in the alley)
Exhibit runs March 12 through May 17
March First Tuesday wraps up
Menendez and Bernal sworn in
BCMS physicians and staff visited
with Rep. Rick Galindo (House Dist. 117) during the March 3 visit
to the Capitol. On hand for the visit were (from left) Ryan
Van Ramshorst, MD; John Edwards, MD; Galindo; Pam Hall, MD; Mary
Nava and Raymond Osbourn, MD.
By Mary E. Nava, MBA
Chief Governmental and
Community Relations Officer
The second First Tuesdays visit
to the Capitol took place on March 3; many thanks to the following
individuals who participated: BCMS President Jim Humphreys, MD;
Mark Croley, MD; John Edwards, MD; Theodore Freeman, MD;
Pam Hall, MD; Gabriel Ortiz, MD; Raymond Osbourn, MD;
Ryan Van Ramshorst, MD, and BCMS Alliance President Rebecca
The group participated in 13
office visits with our elected officials and their staff.
Several participants also stopped by the House Public Health
Committee hearing to listen in on discussions about immunizations,
in addition to signing cards in support of House Bill 465 by Rep.
Donna Howard (D-Austin), which would give families and individuals
the freedom to opt out of the state immunization registry.
In addition, Rep. Diego Bernal
(House Dist 123) and Sen. Jose Menendez (Senate Dist 26) were sworn
in on March 3 and 4, respectively. Bernal assumes former State Rep.
Mike Villarreal's seat, and Sen. Menendez replaces the seat
previously held by Sen. Leticia Van de Putte. Villarreal and Van de
Putte resigned to run for mayor of San Antonio.
Pausing for a photo with
then-Rep. Jose Menendez, now Sen. Menendez, are (from left) Ryan
Van Ramshorst, MD; Mary Nava; Menendez; Raymond Osbourn, MD, and
Pam Hall, MD.
For local discussion on this and other legislative
advocacy topics, consider joining the BCMS Legislative and
Socioeconomics Committee by contacting Mary Nava.
Alpha Omega Alpha
Visiting Professor Keynote Address
Richard Gunderman, MD, PhD
Vice Chair, Department of Radiology
Indiana University School of Medicine
AOA Professing and Professionalism Lecture
and Marianne Reuter Medical Humanities and Ethics Grand Rounds
Freedom and Medical Excellence
Noon to 1 p.m. Friday, March 13
Pestana Lecture Hall 3.104A
Co-sponsored by UTHSCSA
Alpha Omega Alpha
Department of Radiology
County Medical Society
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Circle of Friends sponsor at the gold level
Advanced Trauma Life Support
Initial Provider Course
New ATLS Class April 11-12
at the LINRON® Bioskills Training Institute
The Advanced Trauma Life Support Initial Provider Course
is intended for physicians, physician assistants,
nurse practitioners and auditors (RNs, EMTs).
It will be a two-day, hands-on skills session
in simulated trauma settings. It teaches the medical cor
content of ATLS in an interactive format.
Thirty million injuries require medical attention each
year, and approximately 4 million require hospitalization. As many as
300,000 individuals are permanently disabled each year
as a result of a trauma.
physicians may click here.
Others must download a PDF and call
LINRON® Lab Manager Yolanda Garza at 210-572-2434.
Circle of Friends sponsors contribute $5,000
more to BCMS annually.
you to our BCMS Circle of Friends sponsors! This information is sent on
behalf of a valued sponsor at the gold level, but it is not an
from Circle of Friends sponsors help keep down the cost of dues and
allow BCMS to continue to provide quality service to its members.
society continues its pledge to you and only will involve itself in
services and programs that benefit you, the member, and your patients.
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