FEDERATION OF TEXAS PSYCHIATRY

A United Voice for Texas Psychiatry

Making a Difference for Our Patients, Profession and Communities!

“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 over 50,000 physicians in Texas united in advocacy for patients and quality psychiatric care.”

TSPP Virtual CME Webinar, November 14, 2020
“Rising to the Challenge:  Psychiatry in the COVID-19 Pandemic”
Saturday, November 14, 2020

 

Click here to view the program

Click here to register

Click here to view the Zoom Guide

Click here for TSPP November 12-15 Component and Committee Meeting Schedule

 

CLICK HERE for all the details on the
TSCAP Annual Convention, July 18, 2020
Virtual Live CME Webinar

COVID-19 UPDATE

An Important Mental Well Being Resource for You, Your Colleagues, Patients, Families and Friends: CALL TO MIND – Mental Well-Being & Coronavirus

 

For Our Federation of Texas Psychiatry Members:

REFLECTIONS OF A “COVID-19 LONG-HAULER” – A PHYSICIAN-AS-PATIENT PERSPECTIVE

It recently came to our attention that one of our fellow colleagues and President of the Greater Long Island Psychiatric Society, Dr. Scott Krakower was diagnosed with COVID-19 in April, while being a young father of a newborn and toddler. Dr. Krakower is still undergoing recovery, as has been the case with others now termed COVID-19 Long Haulers. We are sharing the links to the Today video and USA Today article for your information.

On behalf of all of the Members of the Federation of Texas Psychiatry, we send our best wishes to Dr. Scott Krakower for an expeditious and full recovery as soon as possible. And, to all of our members, Please Stay Safe and Remain Healthy.

https://www.today.com/video/coronavirus-patient-and-his-doctor-explain-long-haul-symptoms-86613061788

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/06/20/coronavirus-covid-19-symptoms-can-last-months-some-patients/3207573001/

 


A MESSAGE FROM THE FEDERATION OF TEXAS PSYCHIATRY CHAIRMAN

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to rapidly evolve please be assured that there is no higher priority to the Federation of Texas Psychiatry and its’ affiliated organizations (Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians, Texas Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Texas Academy of Psychiatry and the Texas Foundation for Psychiatric Education and Research) than the safety of our members, staff and the community at large.

The Federation of Texas Psychiatry Delegate Assembly is closely monitoring all information and resources available and will continuously make updates to the Federation website in order to keep you informed about COVID-19 and provide you with access to the most current, relevant resources and updates to assist you, your families, patients and community in staying safe and remaining healthy in this very difficult and challenging time.

We are committed to following all recommendations and from the CDC, World Health Organization, Texas Department of State Health Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state and local public health departments and Office of the Texas Governor to stay on top of the rapidly evolving situation with the illness caused by the new coronavirus COVID-19.

To access the Chairman of the Federation of Texas Psychiatry Delegate Assembly’s message to members and all current postings, updated messages, practice resources, patient/public resources regarding the COVID-19 virus CLICK HERE. 

COMMENTS FROM OUR MEMBERS

For me, TSPP is my ‘professional family.’ Through my participation in the organization, I have found mentors who are older and more experienced than me. At the joint Resident Fellow Members (RFM) and Academic Committee Fall workshops, I spoke with experienced psychiatrists in fields I was initially interested in. In asking them questions about their experience and what they learned, I was able to better navigate my own path to my chosen niche in psychiatry. I have found a community of colleagues. At the biannual RFM Committee Socials, I have found friends who are at the same stage of training. We share stories about victories and challenges in our practice. In doing this, we find that we are not alone in our struggles and regain strength to continue providing the much-needed care to our patients across the state. TSPP has provided me a supportive environment in which to grow. When I proposed a series of workshops on Advocacy Training, the TSPP leadership encouraged me and provided the needed support of resources and access to people with the knowledge I sought in my endeavor. Thank you TSPP family. I encourage young psychiatrist in Texas to become involved in TSPP and to find the support in their professional careers that I have experienced.

– Leah Kolar, current Chair of the RFM Committee, PGY4 at UTMB

 

  • Welcome email by Resident Fellow committee leader was really helpful
  • The social event was a lot of fun and probably the most fun I had that weekend
  • I attended more of the committee meetings, even when I wasn’t a member, at the recommendation of an attending, and I spent most of the conference learning
  • Resident Fellow Section meeting: very friendly, leadership was strong. Maybe the minutes could be sent to all residents/fellows confirmed to attend the conference beforehand? That could inspire more to attend the meeting and keep attending in following years.
  • Conference overall: great topics and variety of speakers.

-Lessley Chiriboga, MD- UTRGV Psychiatry Resident

 

My experience at the TSPP meeting in Galveston was a very positive one. The committee meetings provided an opportunity to find out about various issues currently impacting the practice of psychiatry in Texas, and the scientific programs were educational, relevant and up-to-date. There were a lot of opportunities to meet, learn from, and network with seasoned psychiatrists, but for me the most enjoyable aspect was meeting and mingling with psychiatry trainees from around the state. This was my first TSPP meeting but it will certainly not be my last one.”

– Ijeoma Ibeanu, MD- TTUHSC El Paso CAd Fellow

HELP PLAN CME ACTIVITIES

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