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September 6, 2017
Help those affected by Hurricane Harvey
The flood waters may be receding but people still need help. If you are looking for ways to assist the victims of Hurricane Harvey, TAFP gathered a list of disaster relief resources.
TMB eases process for PAs, APRNs to get prescription authority during Harvey recovery
The governor has approved a temporary waiver of certain state requirements for prescription authority agreements between supervising physicians and physician assistants and APRNs. The waiver will remain in effect for the duration of the Hurricane Harvey disaster declaration.
Send us your Harvey stories, pictures
In the days since Hurricane Harvey made landfall, many members have called and emailed to describe their situation and share their experiences. We would like to collect pictures and stories for possible publication because those stories need to be told. If you have something to share, please send it to Jonathan Nelson.
Meet your September Member of the Month
Edward Seto, MD, is having quite the year — but this month is special. He’s attending AAFP’s Family Medicine Experience where he’ll present on the topic of Resident Wellness, receive the 2017 Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education, and celebrate his birthday. He’s also our Member our Month.
Present your research findings
TAFP is accepting applications for the 2017 Student, Resident, and Community Physician Poster Competition. The competition will take place during the Annual Session and Primary Care Summit held in Galveston, Friday, November 10. Researchers must submit their applications and abstracts by the September 11 deadline.
Earn up to 21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ at ASPCS
Looking to increase your CME credits before the end of the year? Attend the 2017 Annual Session and Primary Care Summit where you will hear dynamic lectures on Pharmacogenomics: Matching Drugs to Patients by Sharon Hausman-Cohen, MD; Dermatological Updates for Primary Care Providers by Ted Rosen, MD; and Hepatitis A, B, and C Prevention and Treatment: Expensive Treatments Available by Clare Hawkins. Don’t miss out on the keynote address, When the Physician Becomes the Patient by Kent Brantly, MD.