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In this Week's Issue

  • State Recruiting Docs to Give COVID Preexposure Drug
  • What Investors Should Know About the Russia-Ukraine Conflict
  • Federal Surprise Billing Law in Effect
  • Learn About the Harm of the "Resilience" Narrative
  • Update: Deadline Extended to Apply to State Antimicrobial Committees
  • FREE PPE Still Available from BCMS
  • University Health Weekly Newsletter




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Important Physician News and Deadlines


State Recruiting Docs to Give COVID Preexposure Drug Evusheld
State health officials want to spread the word about Evusheld, a monoclonal antibody treatment that helps prevent COVID-19 infection among immunocompromised patients at high risk of progression to severe cases. The state says the drug is in strong supply, and it wants physicians to step up to administer it. Learn more about Evusheld.

What Investors Should Know About the Russia-Ukraine Conflict
Our Circle of Friends Gold sponsor is offering our members some perspective of the current situation and how it affects long-term investors. Between long clinic hours and endless charts, it is very difficult for the busy practicing physician to separate the noise from information that can be used to make a decision. Learn more.

Federal Surprise Billing Law in Effect
TMA and American Medical Association leaders are urging physicians to get educated now about the new federal law on surprise medical billing. Many related practice changes were the subject of an AMA educational webinar held Jan. 20, which is now available as a recording. See a recap.

Learn About the Harm of the "Resilience" Narrative
Michelle Owens, DO, says the term "resilience" has been "thrown around flippantly in relation to the physician community," and the use of that term is damaging to the profession. At a virtual event hosted by TMA's Women Physicians Section on March 22, Dr. Owens will explain why – and what doctors can do to navigate this uncertain era. The event is open to all members. How to register.

Update: Deadline Extended to Apply to State Antimicrobial Committees
Physicians in some of Texas' public health regions can still apply for the chance to help stop the spread of multidrug-resistant organisms as part of an Antimicrobial Stewardship Regional Advisory Committee. The state recently extended the deadline for applying an extra month, to March 15, for several regions. See how to apply.

FREE PPE Still Available from BCMS
Do you need PPE For your practice? Let us help! Physician practices in need of PPE, please click here to indicate your PPE needs. Requests are filled as donated supplies are available.



Upcoming Community Events

BCMS Physician Portraits
February 28 - March 2│All Day│ Register

National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
Lunch & Learn

February 28 │All Day│ Register
For the first time in more than two decades, the State Board of Education has updated the minimum curriculum standards that guide Health Education, including sex education and instruction on healthy relationships and abuse prevention. 

3rd Annual Emergency Preparedness Conference 2022
March 2│All Day│ Register
Alamo Federal Executive Board in collaboration with the San Antonio Office of Emergency Management present dynamic keynote speakers from the following organizations to include a table top exercise on all  hazards assessment and impacts to you and your neighbor.

Improving Your Response: Human Trafficking in Health Care
March 3│6:00 pm- 8:00 pm│ Register
Meet the required Texas Health and Human Services Human Trafficking Training Standards by joining us for this CME seminar. Our speakers are a preventive medicine physician and a human trafficking survivor. Earn 2 CME credits, including 1 ethics credit.

2022 Pediatric Brain Health Summit
March 7-8│All Day│ Register
The 2022 Pediatric Brain Health Summit will be held virtually on Crowdcast. The theme for this year's summit is “Working Together to Support Relational Health in Families”

University Health: Pain Medicine Symposium
March 26│7:30 am - 1 pm│ Register
The 2022 Pain Symposium is designed for physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses and other health care professionals with an interest in current pain management.


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