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The clock is winding down on the Texas Legislature
Only a few days remain in the 84th Texas Legislature. From the budget to graduate medical education funding and a measure to increase access to direct primary care for patients in Texas, here’s a quick rundown of some bills TAFP has been tracking throughout the session.

Check out Van Winkle’s website for AAFP campaign
TAFP member Lloyd Van Winkle, MD, announced last year that he is running for AAFP President-Elect in the 2015 election. His campaign website is officially up and running and includes an active blog, his full CV, and his biography. Visit www.lloydforaafp.com today to see what Van Winkle is up to on the campaign trail.

May Member of the Month: Natalia Gutierrez, MD
International medical graduate cares for the underserved

Dr. Gutierrez was born and raised in Colombia by parents both in the medical field who greatly impacted her decision to become a physician. She is now working in Carrollton in a practice that is part of the Texas Health Physicians Group. Read more about Gutierrez here.


There is still time to register for Texas Family Medicine Symposium
Online registration for next week’s Texas Family Medicine Symposium will remain open until this Friday morning, May 29. If you do not get a chance to register beforehand, you can still come to the conference hotel and register on site. The conference is June 5-7 at the La Cantera Hill Country Resort in San Antonio. Visit www.tafp.org/professional-development/tfms for more information and to register.