Explore TAFP’s hometown during Annual Session & Scientific Assembly
Earn CME, attend special events, and discover why we love Austin
Join TAFP July 11-15 when we host the 63rd Annual Session and Scientific Assembly in our hometown, vibrant and quirky Austin, Texas. All of the elements for the premier conference for primary care physicians converge at the Hilton Austin Hotel and Austin Convention Center, located in electric downtown. Read more about this yearís events and make plans to join us! more...

TAFP members represent Texas at national advocacy conference
Twelve TAFP members traveled to Washington, D.C., last week to receive advocacy training and meet with their congressional representatives. more...

TexMed report: Foxhall re-elected to TMA Board of Trustees, family physicians honored for service
Congratulations to family physician Lewis Foxhall, M.D., of Houston, for his re-election to the Texas Medical Association Board of Trustees, and to family physicians Jackson Griggs, M.D., of Waco, and Steve Robinson, M.D., of Lubbock, for their oustanding service awards. TMA held elections and honored members with awards during TexMed, TMAís annual conference, May 18-19 in Dallas. more...

HHSC introduces electronic learning tools on EHR incentive program
Texas Medicaid has launched a new e-learning tool to assist Texas physicians and hospitals interested in the EHR incentive program with learning more about the basics and details related to program eligibility, patient volume, meaningful use, steps to participate in the program, the attestation portal, and resources for more information. A user-friendly system, it includes narration, closed captioning, and the ability to skip around to the topics you are most interested in. more...

Entering college students must get meningitis vaccine
Educate them with new DSHS website
New legislation passed last session requires all incoming college and university students to be vaccinated against bacterial meningococcal disease. Help your adolescent patients navigate the college-entry requirements through a new website created by the Texas Department of State Health Services Immunization Branch, in consultation with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The site explains the requirements, how to obtain the vaccine, how to show proof of vaccination, information on bacterial meningitis, and how to apply for an exemption. For more, go to www.collegevaccinerequirements.com.