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 Physicians & Texas Academy of Psychiatry
Spring Committee Meetings and Continuing Medical Education Program
"The Epidemic of Opioid and
Alcohol Use Disorders in America Today: What You Need to Know to Understand,
May 7, 2016 - Renaissance Austin Hotel at the Arboretum, Austin, Texas
Register early and plan to attend the 2016 committee meetings and Joint Provider Spring CME Program of the Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians and the Texas Academy of Psychiatry on May 7 at the Renaissance Austin Hotel at the Arboretum, 9721 Arboretum Blvd., Austin, TX 78759.
PROGRAM AND REGISTRATION FORM, please click here
Located in Northwest Austin, the 4 Star Renaissance Austin Hotel is adjacent to the Arboretum at Great Hills, an upscale shopping center full of boutiques, galleries and restaurants all in a peaceful park-like setting with fountains and picnic areas. In addition, the hotel offers complimentary self-parking and is only minutes away from The Domain Shopping Center and Downtown Austin’s nightlife.
TSPP has negotiated a small block of rooms with a discounted room rate of $159. To take advantage of this rate, you may click on the following URL link and make your hotel reservation online at:
orcall the toll-free Reservations # 800-468-3571 PRIOR TO April 18 and ask for the group name Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians for reservations at the Renaissance Austin Hotel at the Arboretum. Discounted room rates are available until April 18, or upon sell-out, whichever occurs first.
Complimentary refreshments and snacks will be provided in the Ballroom B Foyer of the Renaissance Austin Hotel for registered attendees. Exhibits will be open throughout the day Saturday to provide you with information designed to enhance your practice and improve the optimal delivery of medical care to your patients. In addition there will be ‘job fair’ exhibitors who have employment opportunities for Psychiatrists in the State of Texas.
SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS TO DATE
Professional Risk Management Services
The Doctors Company
UTMB Health CMC
For EXHIBIT DISPLAY APPLICATION, and to reserve exhibit display space,click here for an Exhibit Display Application Form.
* TSPP & TAP Joint Provider Spring CME Program (5 Hours of Category I CME Credit) with 1 of the Hours Designated for Medical Ethics
* TSPP Committee Meetings - Open to all Members, including 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 Refreshment Breakfast & Reception
* TSPP Executive Council Meeting and Installation of Officers for 2016-17
TEXAS SOCIETY OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY ANNUAL CONVENTION AND SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM
"Navigating the Perils of Childhood"
July 22-24, 2016 Westin Riverwalk Hotel, San Antonio, TX
MEETING LOCATION / HOTEL RESERVATIONS
TSCAP’s Annual Convention and Scientific Program will be held at the Westin
Riverwalk Hotel located on the banks of the historic Riverwalk in downtown San
Antonio, 420 W. Market Street. To reserve a hotel room in the TSCAP room block,
call 1-888-627-8396 or visit www.txpsych.org and click on the hotel reservation
Check in and join your friends and colleagues in the exhibit hall for
complimentary hors d’ouevres and beverages at the Welcome Reception for all
TSCAP attendees on Friday, July 22, 6:30-8:30 pm! To enter the door prize
drawings on Saturday, visit with the exhibitors Friday evening and complete your
door prize drawing forms early!
The Joint Provider CME program “Navigating the Perils of Childhood” will provide
eight (8) AMA PRA Category I CreditsTM , with two of the credits designated in
medical ethics and/or professional responsibility. Topics will provide
physicians with clinically relevant information on Sexting, Cyberbullying and
Adolescent Health; Psychopharmacology’s Role in the Management of Autism;
Substance Abuse in Children and Adolescents; Sex-Trafficking of Domestic Minors;
Overcoming Barriers in the Implementation of Telepsychiatry; Providing Quality
of Care to Children: Meeting your Professional Responsibilities in the Face of
Pre-Authorizations and Formulary Changes and Making Add On Psychotherapy Really
To participate as an exhibitor, and reserve exhibit display space,
for an Exhibit Display Application.
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.
Please check the Job Bank for career opportunities. If you wish to post a job opportunity, please click here for an Job Bank Advertising Contract. If you wish to advertise in the Texas Psychiatrist Newsletter, with a circulation of over 3,000, please click here for a Newsletter Advertising Contract.
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