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Get answers to your questions about new prescriptive authority regulations
In the 83rd Texas Legislature, TAFP helped pass a law that simplified the requirements for physicians delegating prescriptive authority to nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Now you can find a list of answers to frequently asked questions about the new law on the Texas Medical Board’s website. Read this TAFP news story for more on S.B. 406 and a link to the FAQs.

2014 preceptorship program opens enrollment
The Texas Statewide Family Medicine Preceptorship Program is now accepting applications for medical students interested in spending time this summer with an experienced family physician. The TAFP Foundation also has scholarships available for pre-clinical medical students participating in preceptorships. Go to the TAFP preceptorship website for information on applying and for the scholarship application. Interested in hosting a medical student during the summer as a preceptor? Contact Juleah Williams at jwilliams@tafp.org or (512) 329-8666 ext. 35.

January Member of the Month: Dan Sepdham, M.D.
Former military physician advocates for primary care

After six years serving his country in the Air Force, Sepdham joined the faculty at UT Southwestern, where he has been since 2006. Read more about Dr. Sepdham in his Member of the Month profile found here.

HPV and cervical cancer summit
A summit on HPV and cervical cancer will be held at the United Way of Great Houston next week, Jan. 22, 8:15 a.m. – 6 p.m. Topics will include HPV-related diseases in men and women, the Texas Women’s Health Program, survivor stories, and targeted breakout sessions. Registration is $35, but cervical cancer survivors are invited to attend at no cost. The event is designated for 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and is accredited through the Texas Medical Association. Click here to register for the event.


Register online now for C. Frank Webber
You can register online now for TAFP’s spring symposium—the C. Frank Webber Lectureship held at the Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark. Attendees of the Feb. 28 CME can earn up to 10.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ with only one day out of the office. Able to spend longer in Austin? Add on a SAM Group Study Workshop to your schedule—the Workshop on Depression is Thursday, Feb. 27, and the Workshop on Care of the Vulnerably Elderly is Saturday, March 1. Go to www.tafp.org/professional-development/cfw to see more about the symposium and to register.