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TAFP News Now

The TAFP News Now e-newsletter delivers current news and Academy events right to Texas family physicians’ inboxes. See the latest digest below or visit the TNN archive here. If you aren’t receiving this important news service, contact Kathy McCarthy at kmccarthy@tafp.org to request to join the mailing list.

August 2, 2022

Meet your August Member of the Month
After completing a rural rotation and being encouraged by her family medicine preceptor, Jessica Glick, DO, settled into the life of a family physician in The Woodlands. Making meaningful connections with her patients is key to her career enjoyment, and she is passionate about preventive, sleep, and obesity medicine. Glick is currently a participant in TAFP’s Family Medicine Leadership Experience and will graduate from the program this fall.
Get to know Dr. Glick

Is self-care selfish?
In the busy and stressful world of health care, making sure you take care of yourself is just as important as taking care of your patients. Prioritizing your personal needs will make you a more efficient family physician who is more in tune with your patients’ needs. Check out the latest blog from our partners at Anticipate Joy for more on the importance of self-care.
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Solo and small group practice community to meet Aug. 11
Are you in a solo or small group practice? In the past, TAFP offered opportunities for members who fit that description to meet in person at our educational conferences. We are trying to use technology to replicate that experience since we know that getting to live meetings can be especially difficult for our small practice members. This group’s next Zoom meeting will be Thursday, August 11 at 6:30 p.m. Central Time and discussion will focus on vaccines.

Hear DSHS Commissioner Hellerstedt speak on public health Aug. 11
Join the Texas Medical Association and the Texas Public Health Coalition as John Hellerstedt, MD, commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services, reports on “The State of Public Health in Texas” at noon on Thursday, August 11. You can attend the event in person or watch the livestream. Registration ends August 5.
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TAFP poster competition deadline extended
The deadline for abstract submissions to TAFP’s annual poster competition is now end of day Friday, August 5. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to share your research with the TAFP membership.
Submit abstract

Register for Annual Session and Primary Care Summit and save
Registration is open for TAFP’s biggest event all year: Annual Session and Primary Care Summit. Celebrate the specialty of family medicine with us October 28 – 30 in Grapevine at the Gaylord Texan Resort. Primary care physicians from across the region will gather to learn, network, and explore the latest in techniques, products, and services. It’s like a big family medicine reunion, and we want you to be there.
Learn more and register