In this Week's Issue

  • TMA Leadership College Class of 2024 Applications Are Now Open Online
  • Officials Warn About Possible Summer Rise in Mpox
  • TexMed Keynote: Physicians Should Lead Patients-Centered Innovation
  • One Year After Uvalde: Remembering the 21 School Shooting Victims
  • San Antonio Medicine May Issue
  • Weekly News Digest




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TMA Leadership College Class of 2024 Applications Are Now Open Online
Applications are due Friday, June 16th, and applicants will be notified of their status in August. The first class will be held in-person in Austin on October 27-28, 2023. Full schedule is available here

Officials Warn About Possible Summer Rise in Mpox
Amid growing concern that the US could face a rise in mpox cases this summer, three new studies show that two doses of the Jynneos mpox vaccine are much more effective than just one. "Vaccine effectiveness estimates from these studies ranged 36% to 75% for one dose and 66% to 86% for two doses of Jynneos vaccine," said Dr. Christopher Braden, mpox response incident manager at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Continue reading

TexMed Keynote: Physicians Should Lead Patient-Centered Innovation
Physicians must step up to become strong leaders who embrace patient-centered change while making sure trends in areas like technology and the management of medicine don't threaten physician autonomy or the focus on patient care. That was the message Ted James, MD, associate professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School, delivered to Texas physicians at the opening session of TexMed 2023, May 19 in Fort Worth. Read more

One Year After Uvalde: Remembering the 21 School Shooting Victims
On May 24, 2022, a gunman killed 19 fourth-graders and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. It was the worst school shooting in Texas history. They were children who loved TikTok and baseball, Pokémon and Starbucks. They had dreams of becoming a lawyer, a veterinarian, a marine biologist, an art teacher, a cop. The teachers died trying to save their students. One was a "diamond in the rough" who loved CrossFit, running and biking. Another was a caregiver who supported her family and friends in everything they did. Her husband, a devoted father, died of a heart attack on May 26 after placing flowers at her memorial. This is who they were. Continue to read their stories


Upcoming Community Events


Think Science: Dementia in South Texas
June 7│Register here
The Think Science live program will be sharing the latest information about the connections between brain and body health, as well as new developments in the fight against dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

Health Confianza's Health Equity in Action Summit
June 9│RSVP here
Join the Health Confianza summit focused on leveraging health literacy education and community connection to achieve health equity for all.

Summer in the City: Cool Down & Wellness Festival
June 9│RSVP here
Kick off your summer by joining Health Confianza in a celebration of community and wellness. Enjoy, live music, games, family movie night, free health screenings and more!

Texas Suicide Prevention Symposium 2023
June 13 - 15│Register
Brush up your suicide prevention, intervention and postvention skills, while also taking the opportunity to expand your personal suicide prevention network. 

2023 STRAC Regional Emergency Healthcare Systems Conference
June 19 - 21│Register
This year there will be a stellar lineup of regionally and nationally accredited speakers presenting on topics from Emergency Medicine, Trauma, Pediatrics, Perinatal, Behavioral Health, Disaster Response, Cardiac, and Stroke.

Pediatrics Now Podcast
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This podcast includes fresh content and also grand rounds. Some episodes are eligible for free CME, MOC and ethics credit.





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