Oct. 7, 2018

Vol. 7, No. 40


In this Issue…

News and Announcements
TMA Legislative Town Hall
Tobacco 21
BCMS Automotive Show
BCMS Writers’ Workshop
Humana Outreach

BCMS Circle of Friends Sponsors

      Edward Jones
Thornton, Biechlin, Reynolds & Guerra
Waechter Consulting Group

TMA Legislative Town Hall

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TMA President Douglas Curran, MD, (with BCMS President Sheldon Gross, MD, at left) conducted a Tele-Town Hall meeting on Oct. 3 in the conference room of the Bexar County Medical Society. Area doctors from Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, and Kerr-Bandera county medical societies participated on the call and asked questions. Participants were eligible to receive 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credit of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

Tobacco 21

Tobacco 21 Ordinance effective as of Oct. 1


On Monday, Oct. 1, the day the new Tobacco 21 Ordinance went into effect, SA Metro Health hosted a press conference, including participating supporters (of which BCMS is a member) at the William R. Sinkin Eco Center at San Antonio College.  Among the speakers were:  Dr. Colleen Bridger, SA Metro Health Director (pictured at right) and District 7 Councilwoman Ana Sandoval, chair of the City of San Antonio Health Equity Committee.  San Antonio becomes the first city in Texas to pass and implement an ordinance to raise the age to purchase tobacco products to 21.


For more information on the new ordinance, click here:


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

BCMS Auto Show



BCMS Writers’ Workshop

2nd Annual BCMS Writers’ Workshop
Saturday, Oct. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to Noon
BCMS Building, 2nd Floor, 4334 N. Loop 1604 W.

Call 210-582-6399 for information and to register.

Course Description

Found Objects: A Microprose Workshop

Life is full of objects, full of people, full of things to do, full of things that are lost and things that are found. In this generative workshop for busy people, participants will explore the idea of misplaced or recovered things; examine how to shape an effective prose piece, regardless of length; and learn how to write in small, complete bursts. Participants will leave with several short pieces and a deeper understanding of microprose.


The Teachers

Jessica Wright: 

Jessica Wright is an Assistant Professor of Classics and Medical Humanities at UTSA. She hails originally from England, but she lived in Los Angeles, New Jersey, and China before arriving in San Antonio. Her poetry has been published in anthologies such as Circe's Lament, in online journals such as Lines + Stars and Alliterati, on broadsides, and her non-fiction has appeared in Eidolon and Cloelia. She has taught writing in colleges and in prisons. Her day job is as historian of the brain.


Patrick Stockwell: 

Stockwell is a native of Houston, Texas and holds an MFA in Creative Writing-Fiction from New Mexico State University where he served as an assistant editor for Puerto del Sol and a coordinator with La Sociedad para Las Artes and the Distinguished Visiting Writers Series. He is the co-founder of the Lone Star Salon reading series, The Short Fiction Soundtrack literary performance series, and has worked to organize other events for Southern New Mexico and Southeast Texas arts communities. As an undergraduate at the University of Houston, he served as editor for Glass Mountain and helped to establish Boldface, an annual conference for emerging writers.

Humana Outreach

Circle of Friends Gold Sponsor


Circle of Friends Gold and Silver Sponsor



Thank you to our BCMS Circle of Friends sponsors!

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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