Sept. 30, 2018

Vol. 7, No. 39


In this Issue…

News and Announcements
Legislative Update
BCMS Automotive Show
BCMS Writers’ Workshop
More Upcoming Events

BCMS Circle of Friends Sponsors


Legislative Update

Pick Up the Phone — Join TMA’s Oct. 3 Legislative Town Hall Call 
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What’s the most important win the Texas Medical Association can achieve for you when the Texas Legislature comes back to Austin in January? Higher Medicaid rates? No scope-of-practice expansions? Putting health insurance companies in their place? A significant investment in maternal health? Or in graduate medical education?

As you would expect, TMA’s Council on Legislation and our top-notch lobby team have all of those issues — and many more — on our 2019 agenda. But TMA President Douglas Curran, MD, wants to know what means the most to you.

“That’s why I’ve scheduled a series of regional TMA Town Hall meetings across the state this fall,” Dr. Curran said. “And that’s why we’re using technology to make sure you can be there — and earn continuing medical education credit. So get your suggestions, questions, comments, and concerns ready.”

TMA is taking to the phone — your home phone — to hear what’s on your mind. Answer your phone at 7 pm CT, Wednesday, October 3, to take part in TMA’s Tele-Town Hall meeting on the 2019 legislative session. This is an exclusive opportunity for physicians in Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, and Kerr-Bandera county medical societies. TMA will call physician members at the home phone number on file in their membership record. If you want us to call a different number — or you do not want us to call you at all — please email the TMA Knowledge Center or call (800) 880-7955 by 5 pm CT by Monday, Oct. 1.

You also can participate online. Visit TMA’s Tele-Town-Hall page on Oct. 3 to listen in to the discussion and submit your questions or comments.

Learn more about the work TMA has been doing to get ready for the 2019 session.

“I hope you answer the phone when we call at 7 pm CT, on Wednesday, Oct. 3,” Dr. Curran said.

The Texas Medical Association designates this activity for a maximum of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. This course has been designated for 1 credit of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who remain on the call for at least 53 minutes will automatically receive CME credit.

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.

More Upcoming Events

Circle of Friends Platinum Sponsor


Circle of Friends Platinum 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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