Feb. 19, 2017

Vol. 6, No. 7


In this Issue…

Legislative Update

Special Invitation

Liver Disease Conference

Free Lecture CME

Space For Lease

Support BCMS Circle of Friends Sponsors

      BBVA Compass
Huffman Developments



Senate and House Committees Named; Hearings Underway


The Senate and House Committees have been appointed by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and House Speaker Joe Straus, respectively.  Committee work is underway and hearings are ongoing, including public testimony on a variety of issues. 

Bills were filed last week on one of TMA’s legislative priorities – preventing chronic diseases, curbing tobacco use and restraining the ill effects caused by tobacco.  Rep. John Zerwas, MD (R-Simonton), filed House Bill 1908, and Sen. Joan Huffman (R-Houston) filed Senate Bill 910, both of which aim to raise the legal age to use and possess tobacco in Texas from 18 to 21.

Stay tuned to this column for more details on the status of bills pertaining to medicine as the 85th Legislative Session continues.

For committee listings, click here for the Senate and here for the House.


To register for the next First Tuesdays trip to the Capitol on March 7, visit


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



Special Invitation for BCMS Members

Join us on Thursday, Feb. 23rd from 6-8 p.m.
for a night of mingling, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.
This event, featuring the 2017 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport is
exclusively for members of the Bexar County Medical Society.

Land Rover San Antonio
13660 Interstate 10 Frontage Rd
San Antonio, TX 78249 

Please RSVP by February 20th
to 210-301-4391. 


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.


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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San Antonio, TX 78249



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