Member News Q1-2021

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Member News

TAFP members receive national appointments
Two members received appointments to serve on AAFP commissions last December. These are two of seven commissions that direct AAFP policies and programs.

Jose Hinojosa, MD, of San Antonio was appointed to serve a four-year term on the Commission on Continuing Professional Development. This commission helps guide AAFP’s credit system and its provision of continuing medical education.

Anush Pillai, DO, of Pearland was appointed to fill a two-year unexpired term on the Commission on Health of the Public and Science. Members of this commission help support AAFP’s strategic objectives: payment reform, practice transformation, family medicine workforce, and clinical expertise.

David Tyler King, DO, of Laredo, received an appointment to serve as the resident representative on the AAFP FamMedPAC Board of Directors. King, a first-year resident at the Laredo Medical Center Family Medicine Residency, will serve a two-year term on the board. FamMedPAC is AAFP’s federal political action committee. It advocates for family physicians and their patients by helping to elect congressional candidates who support AAFP’s legislative goals and objectives.

TAFP to offer virtual CME conference in 2021
After the success of two virtual conferences last year, the Academy has announced it will offer one totally virtual conference on Saturday, August 14, 2021. As of press time for this issue, the conference has yet to be named but the crack team of CME planners at TAFP are on the job.

It will be a one-day conference offering eight CME credits. TAFP’s CME Planning Committee aims to include a one-hour presentation on opioids that will count toward the Texas Medical Board CME requirement on pain management. They also intend to offer a one-hour presentation to meet the medical ethics requirement.

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