Heidi Knowles, MD, FACEP

It’s that time of the year again! Christmas decorations are going up, turkeys are on all the ads as Thanksgiving approaches and ACEP Scientific Assembly has come and gone in what feels like record speed. Your Board of Directors and Councilors, directed by Delegation Chair, Dr. Diana Fite, represented Texans well at the ACEP Council Meeting, making me feel extremely proud to be a part of this organization...

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Government Relations Committee


Diana Fite, MD, FACEP
Chair, Government
Relations Committee

The annual ACEP council meeting was held in Washington, D.C., on October 27-28. Texas is the third largest chapter in the college, with 22 councilors. Including three alternate councilors who moved up to replace 3 councilors who had problems that did not allow them to attend, the councilors were...

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Call for Nominations

The Texas College of Emergency Physicians depends upon its fourteen member Board of Directors for its vision and action. Eleven Regular Board Members serve staggered three-year terms, plus one-year terms for a Young Physician, Resident and Medical Student position. There are four Regular Board positions on the 2018 ballot. Elections will take place at the TCEP Annual Business Meeting on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the Hilton Americas Hotel in Houston, Texas...


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2018 Research Forum Announcement

The Texas College of Emergency Physicians cordially invites investigators to submit abstracts to present at the 2018 TCEP Connect Annual Research Forum. This forum is conducted in a poster presentation format and is dedicated to the presentation of original research related to emergency medicine by investigators (faculty, residents, fellows, and/or medical students) in clinical and basic science. The forum will be on April 13, 2018. Abstracts must be submitted by January 31, 2018 and acceptance notifications will be sent out by February 28, 2018. Look for a link on the TCEP Connect website to submit your abstract. The link will be available by late November 2017.

TCEP and the Opioid Crisis


Robert Hancock, DO, FACEP

The number of deaths from prescription opiates has reached the point where this is now considered a public health crisis. As a result, multiple organizations are working to develop policies to address this crisis. This will obviously impact all TCEP members and the patients for which we provide care; it is crucial that TCEP be involved in these discussions...

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UT Houston EMIG Adopts a Firehouse After Hurricane Harvey


John Peacock

Medical students from the McGovern Medical School’s Emergency Medicine Interest Group (EMIG) visited Houston Fire Station #33 in the heart of the Texas Medical Center early last Saturday morning [October 21st]. This was the group’s inaugural “Adopt a Firehouse” event in which student volunteers spent the day helping out around the station, interacting with, and learning from Houston firefighters and paramedics...

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Calendar of Events
November 19-22Texas EMS meetingFort Worth, TX
November 20-21Texas EMS Conference, Medical Director's Track
November 30Residency Visit - Baylor Scott & WhiteTemple, TX
December 1-2TMA Advocacy Retreat, Omni Barton CreekAustin, TX
January 26-27TMA Winter Conference
January 27-28TCEP BOD meetingAustin, TX
April 12-15TCEP Connect 2018, Hilton AmericasHouston, TX
May 20-26EMS Week

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