FEDERATION OF TEXAS PSYCHIATRY
A United Voice for Texas Psychiatry
The Federation of Texas Psychiatry unites Texas' professional psychiatric organizations. Voting member organizations - the Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians, the Texas Academy of Psychiatry, and the Texas Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Associate member organizations - the Texas Foundation for Psychiatric Education and Research, the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association and the Texas Medical Association - together represent about 45,000 physicians in Texas united in advocacy for patients and quality psychiatric care.
We're Making a Difference for Our Patients, Profession and Communities!
HELP PLAN CME ACTIVITIES
Your input is requested to help in the planning of future CME programs. Click here for the TSPP CME Activity Development Worksheet, complete the form providing TSPP with your suggestions for educational topics to enhance your practice and submit the completed form by email to TSPPofc@aol.com.
CAPITOL DAY February 19, 2015
The Federation of Texas Psychiatry and its member organizations, Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians, Texas Academy of Psychiatry and Texas Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, invite Texas psychiatrists to attend CAPITOL DAY in Austin on February 19, 2015. CAPITOL DAY, sponsored by the Mental Illness Awareness Coalition (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Texas, Mental Health America of Texas, NAMI Texas and the Federation of Texas Psychiatry), will afford psychiatrists the opportunity to participate in several activities advocating for our patients and profession.
During the 140-day Legislative Session, the 181 legislators will file over 6,000 bills. Generally, about 300 filed bills could affect the practice of psychiatry in Texas. For example, it is highly probable that a bill will be filed granting psychologists the privilege of prescribing medications. This is a "prescription for disaster" for our patients. Participating in CAPITOL DAY will be vital in the effort of educating legislators about this initiative which is so potentially dangerous for our patients.
You may register for CAPITOL DAY by clicking here to download a CAPITOL DAY Registration form. Registrations must be received by February 13. Please attend. Psychiatry, and our patients, need your involvement!
TEXAS SOCIETY OF PSYCHIATRIC PHYSICIANS AND
TEXAS ACADEMY OF PSYCHIATRY
SPRING MEETING AND CME PROGRAM
“Psychiatric Masquerades of Medical Illness”
April 25, 2015
Westin Austin at the Domain Hotel, Austin, Texas
* TSPP & TAP Spring CME Program (5 Hours of Category 1 CME Credit with 1 of the Hours Designated for Medical Ethics and Professional Responsibility)
* TSPP Committee Meetings - Open to all members
* Special Educational Program for Residents and Fellows in Training
* Networking with Colleagues from around the State of Texas
* Exhibits that Offer Business Practice Tools and Employment Opportunities
* TSPP Government Affairs Committee & Luncheon Program
* Complimentary Reception for Program Registrants
* TSPP Executive Council Meeting and Installation of Officers for 2015-16
To participate as an exhibitor, and reserve exhibit display space, click here for an Exhibit Display Application.
TEXAS SOCIETY OF
CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY
MEETING LOCATION / HOTEL RESERVATIONS
To Make A Charitable Contribution to the Texas Foundation for Psychiatric Education and Research, click here.
COMMENTS FROM THE TEXAS SOCIETY OF PSYCHIATRIC PHYSICIANS
"I am a member because I believe we should organize and act collectively for the benefit of our patients and profession." James Kreisle, MD
"What I enjoy most from TSPP is fellowship with colleagues who come together from throughout the State of Texas, from a wide range of professional practice backgrounds, to share ideas and learn in community from one another." Melissa S. Deuter, MD
"What I value most from TSPP is service on committees that foster high quality patient care, service to community and service to the profession." Terry McMahon, MD
"The major strengths of TSPP are continued good quality programs, strong staff and physician leadership, and strong voice and influence with State government and the APA." Mitch Jones, MD
"I am a member because TSPP has been the glue that has helped me have connectivity with excellence in psychiatry." Lynda Parker, MD
"The major strength of TSPP is that it represents the highest in the ideals of being physicians and promoting care of our patients." Daniel Pearson, III, MD
"I am a member because I want to maintain ties to fellow psychiatrists, get CME and contribute to the legislative process to support the profession." Susan Thompson, MD
"The major strengths of TSPP are persistence and commitment to missions, legislative advocacy, and professional education." Joseph Burkett, MD
"I am a member because it's an inherent part of being a professional." Mark Jacobs, MD
"The major strengths of TSPP are its focus on legislative issues central to psychiatry and very well organized meetings." Tim Wolff, MD
"I am a member for multiple reasons: fellowship with colleagues, input on State laws, and practice standards that result in better care for our patients." Marie Kelly, MD
"I am a member because of TSPP's advocacy for psychiatry, education, and fellowship with colleagues. I believe membership is essential for our profession." Catherine Roberts, MD
I am a member because of pride in my profession and loyalty to my profession." Ray Faber, MD
CONGRATULATIONS NEW "50 YEAR MEMBERS"!
The following TSPP members have been recognized as 50 Year Members as of 2015, as follows:
Doyle I. Carson, MD Cecil A. Childers, MD Normabelle Conroy, MD Emilio J. Dominguez, MD David C. Kay, MD Edward L. Reilly, MD Lewis H. Richmond, MD Robert M. Rose, MD
CONGRATULATIONS NEW "LIFER'S"!
The following TSPP members have been recognized with Life status as of 2015, as follows:
DISTINGUISHED LIFE FELLOWS
Baer Max Ackerman, MD - Plano
LIFE FELLOWSDavid H. Beyer, Jr., MD - Waco
Elma G. Granado, MD - Fort Worth
Thomas Horvath, MD - Houston
Guy K. Patterson, MD - Houston
Jorge A. Raichman, MD - Houston
Robert L. Woodham, MD - Houston
Jeffrey Glass, MD - Dallas
To read The Federation's latest Newsletter, Texas Psychiatrist, click here.
THE 2015 TEXAS LEGISLATIVE SESSION
The Texas Legislature convened in January. It was another challenging Session and the Federation and its member organizations were heavily involved in monitoring legislation and educating legislators about psychiatric issues.
Member organizations of the Federation, the Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians, the Texas Academy of Psychiatry and the Texas Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, urge you to become involved in the political and legislative process to ensure that quality psychiatric care and patient safety are preserved and protected.
To assist in your involvement in the legislative process, bills of interest to psychiatry in the most recent Legislation Session may be viewed by clicking here.
POLITICAL ACTIONPolitics is all about relationships -- "In politics, familiarity doesn't breed contempt. It breeds votes." (Paul Lazarsfeld). The Federation has encouraged all psychiatrists to get to know their elected representatives through its Political Action Task Force, launched during each election cycle. The focus of the Political Action Task Force is to encourage each psychiatrist to contact his/her legislator and engage in a dialogue about quality psychiatric care in Texas. The relationships formed with legislators will pay dividends during the Legislative Session.
"Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean that politics won’t take an interest in you." Pericles
ACO's & CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY
Click here to view a new AACAP document on ACO's & Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Preparing for the Impact of Healthcare Reform. The document was developed by the AACAP Task Force on Healthcare Delivery Systems. It provides child and adolescent psychiatrists with an overview of the changes in healthcare delivery that are expected to occur as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as well as how these changes will affect the practice of child and adolescent psychiatry.
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