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!


 

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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.


CAPITOL DAY A BIG SUCCESS!!

The Federation of Texas Psychiatry and its member organizations, Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians, Texas Academy of Psychiatry and Texas Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, along with its partners in the Mental Illness Awareness Coalition (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Texas, Mental Health America of Texas, NAMI Texas) hosted a very successful CAPITOL DAY in Austin on February 19, 2015. Over 350 mental health advocates attended the legislative training and Capitol steps mental health rally. CAPITOL DAY sponsors are grateful to the Legislature for passing a Resolution (HR 529) by Rep. Susan King declaring February 19, 2015 as Mental Illness Awareness Day at the State Capitol. The sponsors of the event are also grateful to the following legislators for attending and speaking at the Capitol Day event: Rep. Elliott Naishtat, Rep. Cindy Burkett, Senator Lois Kolkhorst and Senator Charles Schwertner.  

The Federation thanks all who attended and advocated for the treatment of persons with mental illnesses.


TEXAS SOCIETY OF PSYCHIATRIC PHYSICIANS AND
TEXAS ACADEMY OF PSYCHIATRY
SPRING MEETING AND CME PROGRAM

“Psychiatric Masquerades of Medical Illness”

April 25, 2015
Westin Austin at the Domain Hotel, Austin, Texas


MEETING HIGHLIGHTS
* TSPP & TAP Spring CME Program (5 Hours of Category 1 CME Credit with 1 of the Hours Designated for Medical Ethics and Professional Responsibility)
* TSPP Committee Meetings - Open to all members
* Special Educational Program for 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 Reception for Program Registrants
* TSPP Executive Council Meeting and Installation of Officers for 2015-16

REGISTRATION
Register early and plan to attend the 2015 Committee Meetings and Joint Provider Spring CME Program of the Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians and the Texas Academy of Psychiatry on April 24-26 at the Westin Austin at the Domain Hotel in Austin, Texas, 11301 Domain Drive, Austin.
Located in the heart of The Domain, within one of Austin’s premier destinations, the Westin Austin at the Domain Hotel is centrally located amongst 1.3 million square feet of high-end shopping and local music, fine dining, an upscale movie theater featuring independent and major films, and jogging paths offering a taste of the calming greenery found nearby.

To register for the meeting click here to download a registration form. Return to TSPP via fax (512-478-5223), via email to tsppofc@aol.com , or via mail to TSPP, 401 West 15th Street, Suite #675, Austin, TX 78701.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS
TSPP has negotiated a small block of rooms with a discounted room rate of $154.00. To take advantage of this rate, please call 1-800-228-3000 (PRIOR TO APRIL 2) and ask for the group name ‘Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians’ for reservations at the Westin Austin at the Domain Hotel in Austin. Or, click here for online reservations. Discounted room rates are available until APRIL 2 or upon sell-out, whichever occurs first *.

EXHIBITS
Complimentary refreshments and snacks will be provided in the Camellia and Primrose Foyer for registered attendees. Exhibits will be open throughout the day Saturday to provide you with information designed to enhance your practice and improve the 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.


For a copy of the program and registration form, click here.

To participate as an exhibitor, and reserve exhibit display space, click here for an Exhibit Display Application.
 


TEXAS SOCIETY OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY
ANNUAL CONVENTION & CME PROGRAM
“Maximizing Your Impact: Doing More With Less”
July 17-19, 2015

Omni Fort Worth Hotel, Fort Worth, Texas

MEETING LOCATION / HOTEL RESERVATIONS
TSCAP’s Annual Convention and Scientific Program will be held at the beautiful Omni Fort Worth Hotel, 1300 Houston Street, in downtown Fort Worth. A special TSCAP discounted room rate of $170.00 is available to program registrants until JUNE 15 or upon sellout, whichever occurs first!! Make your hotel reservation today by calling 1-800-THE-OMNI (1-800-843-6664) or visit

http://www.omnihotels.com/FindAHotel/FortWorth/MeetingFacilities/TexasSocietyofChildandAdolescentPsychiatry7.aspx

And, be sure to enroll online at www.omniselectguest.com to become a member of the Omni Select Guest program and receive complimentary benefits during your stay!

OPENING WELCOME RECEPTION WITH EXHIBITORS
Check in early and join your friends and colleagues at the complimentary Welcome Reception for all TSCAP attendees! The welcome reception will be held Friday evening, July 19.

To review program details and registration form, please click here.

To participate as an exhibitor, and reserve exhibit display space, click here 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
57TH ANNUAL CONVENTION & SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM
“Update in Psychiatric Care: Changes & Challenges in Practice”
November 8-10, 2013 * Westin Houston Memorial City Hotel, Houston, Texas

"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
Philip M. Becker, MD - Dallas
Gary L. Etter, MD - Fort Worth
James S. Ezelle, MD - Bellaire
Francisco Fernandez, MD - Harlingen
Kathleen A. Gallentine, MD - Houston
Fructuoso Irigoyen-Rascon, MD - McAllen
Daryl K. Knox, MD - Houston
Gary L. Malone, MD - Grapevine
Daniel B. Pearson, III, MD - Dallas
William H. Tullis, MD - Austin
Mitchell A. Young, MD - Houston

LIFE FELLOWS

David 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

LIFE MEMBERS

Jeffrey Glass, MD - Dallas
Victor A. Gutierrez, MD - Plainview
Satyajeet Lahiri, MD - Rusk
Umamaheswara R. Maruvada, MD - Corpus Christi
Bharat N. Patel, MD - Carrollton
Carol A. Tamminga, MD - Dallas
Stephen A. Tew, MD - Houston
     


FEDERATION NEWSLETTER

To read The Federation's latest Newsletter, Texas Psychiatristclick 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 ACTION

Politics 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.


Contact Information

Telephone
512-478-0605
FAX
512-478-5223
Postal address
401 West 15th Street, Suite 675, Austin, Texas 78701
Electronic mail
TxPsychiatry@aol.com
 

 

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Last modified: 10/07/14