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Important Physician News and Deadlines

Physician-Led Wellness Initiatives Tackle Burnout
After years of sounding the alarm about physician burnout and demanding systemic changes, organized medicine – and the health care industry more broadly – is responding with wellness initiatives on a trajectory for growth. Read the Texas Medicine story.

Red Cross Facing Severe Blood Shortage
The American Red Cross is concerned over a severe blood shortage facing the U.S. as the number of donors dropped to the lowest levels in two decades. The Red Cross announced that the number of people donating blood in the U.S. dropped 40 percent over the last 20 years, which can majorly disrupt those needing emergency blood transfusions and other operations. Continue reading

Why Fears Over a 'Tripledemic' Are Surging
Cases of three major respiratory viruses — the flu, COVID-19 and RSV — are surging in the U.S., pushing the country toward a feared “tripledemic” during its first post-pandemic respiratory viral season. Optimism was high this autumn as the U.S. headed into the viral season. But now, confidence is waning. Read more

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, if you are interested in serving, click here or email BCMS at

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).

Navigating HIV, Mental Health & Substance Use as a First Responder
January 18│Register
Join the First Responders HIV Education and Training Series! This comprehensive series will provide foundational education on HIV field testing and linkage to care for first responders. Free C.E. Credits offered!

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!

51st Annual Symposium on Sports Medicine
February 17 - 18│Register
UT Health San Antonio presents a forum for sports medicine specialists to discuss problems and concepts related to preventing, treating, and rehabilitating injured athletes. Registered attendees will have the opportunity to gain most Continuing Education credits in one weekend!
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