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.
TEXAS SOCIETY OF PSYCHIATRIC
MEETING LOCATION/HOTEL RESERVATIONS/SPECIAL HOLIDAY EVENTS
The 20 million dollar renovation is complete and TSPP’s 59th Annual Convention & Scientific Program will be held at the all new Moody Gardens Hotel and Spa, One Hope Blvd., Galveston, Texas.
A special TSPP discounted room rate of $142 is available to program registrants for reservations placed BEFORE October 27, or upon sell-out whichever occurs first. DUE TO THE OPENING HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES (Festival of Lights, Ice Sculptures/Exhibit, etc.) we strongly encourage you to place your hotel reservation as soon as possible as the hotel will sell out early) and room rates will double.
Make your hotel reservation by calling 1-888-388-8484 and request the Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians’ Annual Convention rate.
MORE WAYS TO SAVE ON YOUR REGISTRATION FEES!!
This year’s CME program offers even more CME Category I Credit Hours! And, if you register early there are two dates for discounted registration rates available! Register using the Early Bird Registration Rate / Date, BEFORE August 1 and receipt the greatest savings! Or, register BEFORE October 1 and receive a discount off of the regular registration fee, your choice of savings!
For PROGRAM AND REGISTRATION FORM, pleaseclick here.
SPECIAL ‘FREE’ REGISTRATION OFFER FOR TSPP MEDICAL STUDENTS, RESIDENT-FELLOW (TRAINEE) MEMBERS AND TSCAP MEDICAL STUDENTS AND TRAINEE MEMBERS.
TSPP is pleased to again offer the waiver of the CME Scientific Program registration fee IF the resident member’s Training Director registers for the Scientific Program.
SPECIAL EVENTS AND COMPLIMENTARY PROGRAMS AVAILABLE ON FRIDAY
SPONSORS AND EXHIBITS
Sponsors - PLATINUM
Texas Foundation for Psychiatric Education and Research
American Professional Agency, Inc.
Hospital Corporation of America (HCA)
Professional Risk Management Services, Inc.
For EXHIBIT DISPLAY APPLICATION, and to reserve exhibit display space,click here for an Exhibit Display Application form.
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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