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In this Week's Issue

  • Last Chance for a Tax Deduction for BCMS/TMA Dues This Year
  • Volunteers Sought for TMA Councils & Committees
  • 2024 Health Care Provider Live Training Events Presented by DWC
  • FDA Approves First Ever DNA Test to Help Screen for Risk of Opioid Use Disorder
  • San Antonio Medicine December Issue

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Important Physician News and Deadlines

Last Chance for a Tax Deduction for BCMS/TMA Dues This Year
100% of your BCMS dues and 84% of your TMA dues are tax deductible. If you haven’t already done so, click here to renew your membership for 2024 today. Have questions about your membership benefits or want to get involved? Visit the BCMS website or contact the BCMS Membership Department or call (210) 301-4398.

Volunteers Sought for TMA Councils & Committees
Physicians who serve on the TMA Councils and Committees (C&Cs) help initiate TMA policies and programs that affect the practice of medicine in many ways. It is important for Bexar County to have strong leaders on the C&Cs. Click here for more information on the councils and committees. Also, interested in serving, click here or email BCMS at

2024 Health Care Provider Live Training Events Presented by DWC
Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) has announced the 2024 health care provider live training events. Join the free webinars starting Jan. 18, which will cover the new Medical Fee Guideline conversion factors and professional fee rates for the calendar year. Check out here

FDA Approves First-Ever DNA Test to Help Screen for Risk of Opioid Use Disorder
The first-ever DNA test to help determine if someone has a greater risk of developing opioid use disorder was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this month. The FDA approved the AutoGenomics AvertD test for use among adults who are considering treating acute pain with short-term prescription of opioid pain medicine, such as after a planned surgery. Continue reading

Upcoming Community Events
Recovery Science ECHO
January 17│Register
UT Health San Antonio presents a research-focused ECHO program intended to grow a diverse workforce skilled in conducting recovery science research to address knowledge gaps in peer recovery support services (PRSS).

Leadership Summit
January 25 - 27│Register
The TMA Leadership Summit is a unique opportunity for emerging and established physician leaders to come together and focus on the skills that will help them grow as trusted figures in their practice, organization, and community.

17th Annual Community Service Learning Conference
February 3│Register
UT Health San Antonio presents it's annual Community Service Learning (CSL) a structured learning experience that combines community service with explicit learning objectives, preparation, mentorship and reflection.
Be sure to register by Jan. 28!

VIPs at Sea
February 18 - 25│Register here
7 Night Physician Well-Being "Cruise" on Royal Caribbean's newest and largest ship for physicians and their guests. Earn up to 28 CME credits!
Use referral code BCMSTX when registering!

Pediatrics Now Podcast
Click here to listen
This podcast includes fresh content and also grand rounds. Some episodes are eligible for free CME, MOC and ethics credit.
Circle of Friends Silver Sponsors
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 services to its members.The Society continues its pledge to you that it will only involve itself in services and programs that benefit you, the member, and your patients.
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 San Antonio, TX 78249
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