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TAFP launches “What is an ACO?” video
Family physicians all across the state are joining together to create accountable care organizations that share responsibility for the care coordination, quality, and cost to achieve the triple aim for their patients. In TAFP’s latest video installment of the “Embracing Change” series, Dr. Lloyd Van Winkle discusses his experience in an ACO. Watch the video now.

DSHS health advisory regarding mumps
The Texas Department of State Health Services would like family physicians statewide to be aware of two recently diagnosed cases of the mumps at the University of Texas at Austin. With the semester over and the long incubation period of mumps, DSHS is concerned about it spreading throughout the state. Read the advisory for more information.

Submit abstract now for TAFP poster competition in November
Research abstracts due Sept. 7

Display your research at the 2015 Student, Resident, and Community Physician Poster Competition, to be held during Annual Session and Primary Care Summit on Nov. 13 in The Woodlands. The deadline to submit an abstract and application is Sept. 7, 2015. Apply for the competition here.


EDUCATION UPDATE

Join your colleagues in San Antonio at Texas Family Medicine Symposium
Register online now to attend TAFP’s new CME conference, the Texas Family Medicine Symposium, held June 5-7 at the La Cantera Hill Country Resort in San Antonio. Attendees will have the opportunity to earn up to 24 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ including the required ethics hour. There are also still spots available in the SAM Group Study Workshop on Hospital Medicine, June 5, for ABFM diplomates interested in making progress toward their MC-FP. Visit www.tafp.org/professional-development/tfms for more information and to register.