Feb. 12, 2017

Vol. 6, No. 6


In this Issue…

First Tuesdays

FEMA Course

Liver Disease Conference

Free Lecture CME

SAMGMA Conference CME

Space For Lease

Support BCMS Circle of Friends Sponsors

      Favorite Staffing
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First Tuesdays visits to the Capitol

off to a great start


Many thanks to the following physician and Alliance members who participated in the Feb. 7 First Tuesdays visits:


Physicians - Leah Jacobson, MD, BCMS President; Daniel Deane, MD; David Holck, MD; James Humphreys, MD; Thomas Kaspar, MD; Alex Kenton, MD; Robert Kruger, MD; John Nava, MD; Raymond Osbourn, MD; Ryan Van Ramshorst, MD and David Shulman, MD;  Alliance members - Lisa DeArmand; Danielle Henkes; Jennifer Lewis and Jennifer Shepherd.


The group visited with 13 offices of state representatives and senators from Bexar County.  Among the topics discussed were:  surprise billing; Medicaid reimbursement; vaccinations; GME and the prescription drug monitoring program.  For more information on the 2017 TMA Legislative Priorities, click here


To register for First Tuesdays, go to


For local discussion on these and other legislative advocacy topics, consider joining the BCMS Legislative and Socioeconomics Committee by contacting Mary Nava, chief government affairs officer and lobbyist, at

Dr. James Humphreys met with all manner of wild beasts at the capitol while attending First Tuesdays in Austin this past week.

FEMA Course

Medical Management of CBRNE Events

Participants completing this program will be able to properly perform patient triage, decontamination, treatment, and transportation in the event of exposure to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) weapons.


Course Dates:

March 17th – 18th, 2017



Bexar County Emergency Operations Center

8130 Inner Circle Road / Brooks City Base

San Antonio, Tx 78235

Registration Instructions:

Go to Preparing Texas website

For More Information, Contact:

David Cohen (210) 241-4675

Liver Disease Conference

UT Health San Antonio and Texas Liver Institute invite you to attend:

4th Annual Liver Disease Conference for Nursing and Primary Care

When: Saturday, April 1, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:20 p.m.

Where: La Cantera Hill Country Resort in San Antonio


3rd Annual Liver Disease Conference:

Managing Chronic Liver Disease for the Non-Liver Specialist

When: Saturday, April 1, from 12:35 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Where:  La Cantera Hill Country Resort in San Antonio

Click Here for more information.

Free Lecture CME

Achieving Health Equity:
Tools for a National Campaign Against Racism

Presented by Camara Jones, MD, MPH, PhD

When: Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017

What time: Noon to 1 p.m.

Where: UT Health San Antonio

Holly Auditorium
7703 Floyd Curl Drive

Register at

See the Flyer here.

SAMGMA Conference CME

Disruptive Physician Behavior: Legal and Ethical Implications

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017

CME Presentation: 1:15 – 2:15 p.m.

Embassy Suites NW

7750 Briaridge

San Antonio, TX 78230

Note: Cost to attend just the lecture is $50

Click here for more information.



Circle of Friends Sponsors

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Thank you to our BCMS Circle of Friends sponsors!

This information is sent on behalf of our sponsors 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.



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