Jan. 29, 2017

Vol. 6, No. 4


In this Issue…

Legislative Update

FEMA Course


Lecture Series

Space For Lease

Support BCMS Circle of Friends Sponsors

      Northwest Mutual

      Favorite Staffing


First Tuesdays

Grab your white lab coats and get up to Austin
because it is Time to Lobby!!!

The 85th Texas Legislature is in session so mark your calendars now and make plans to join us for the First Tuesdays visits to the Capitol on Feb. 7, March 7, April 4 and May 2, 2017. 

BCMS teams are forming now.  If you are interested in participating with your colleagues or if you have a personal relationship with any of our elected officials from Bexar County, then we want to hear from you!  Come join us to advocate on behalf of medicine’s issues!


To register for First Tuesdays, go to

 For more information contact Mary Nava, BCMS chief government affairs officer and delegation liaison at



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



San Antonio Water System’s 24th MedDropSA event  on Jan. 21 resulted in 3,232 lbs. collected, with 81 boxes used. The next HHW (household hazardous waste) mobile event is scheduled for Brooks City Base on May 20, 2017 at 8261 Boyle Rd.

 The number of vehicles participating in the event:

  • Customers who had only HHW items: 109
  • Customers who had only Medicines/MedDropSA: 625
  • Customers who had Both HHW and Medicines: 201

Grand total – 935


The Health Cell, an organization that promotes professional development and collaboration across the City’s health sector, is sponsoring a series of talks by six local professionals on the State of the Industry on Feb. 7 at 5:30 p.m. at Westin Riverwalk.

The speakers are:

Robert Langford, PhD, Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Ann Beal Salamone, Roachal Industries

Fernando Triana, MD, Methodist Healthcare

David Spencer, Prytime Medical

Ruth Ruprecht, MD, PhD, Texas Biomedical Research Institute

John Dickson, Denim Group  


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.



Bexar County Medical Society

4334 N Loop 1604 W., Suite 200

San Antonio, TX 78249



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