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Hydrocodone combinations become Schedule II drugs on Oct. 6
Pain medications containing hydrocodone will be reclassified from Schedule III to Schedule II next month, which means no more refills for Vicodin. Read this TAFP news story for more information.

September Member of the Month: Emily Briggs, M.D., M.P.H.
Full scope doc representing new physicians in Texas and nationally

Dr. Emily Briggs, our September TAFP Member of the Month, has a private practice in New Braunfels and was recently elected as the new physician member to both the TAFP Board of Directors and AAFP’s Board. Read more about Dr. Briggs in her Member of the Month profile.

Complete survey to advance research on vaccination refusal
The Division of Medical Ethics at NYU Langone Medical Center is currently conducting research on how physicians respond to vaccine refusals, and are inviting Texas family physicians to take a quick survey that will contribute to their findings. The survey takes 10 minutes and all responses are completely confidential. If a password is required, use NYUvaccine. A respondent will be chosen at random to win a $250 Amazon gift card. Contact Jenna Lillemoe at jenna.lillemoe@nyumc.org with any questions. Click here to take the quick survey.

Special Texas Tribune Festival registration rate for TAFP members
The Texas Tribune is offering TAFP members a discounted registration rate of $150 for this year’s Texas Tribune Festival. The three-day conference is being held on the UT Austin campus, Sept. 19-21, and boasts 44 sessions over the three days, networking opportunities, receptions, and includes an entire track on Saturday dedicated to health care. Register for this year’s Texas Tribune Festival.


Registration and hotel discounts for Houston and Dallas Primary Care Summits
Early bird registration for both Primary Care Summit – Houston and Primary Care Summit – Dallas ends Sept. 24. Register now for either conference and save $100. The Houston summit, Oct. 17-19, is at The Westin Oaks and the Dallas summit, Nov. 7-9, is at The Westin Galleria. Both hotels have special rates for TAFP attendees but book your room quickly – these discounts are only available for a short time. For more information on both conferences, go to www.tafp.org/professional-development.