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In this Week's Issue

  • COVID-19 Vaccinations
  • Virtual First Tuesdays at the Capitol
  • CDC COCA Call: What Every Clinician Should Know about COVID-19 Vaccine Safety and Effectiveness and How to Address Patient Questions and Concerns
  • FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for Third Vaccine
  • Teenagers Who Vape Marijuana More Likely To Report Wheezing Or Whistling Than Those Who Use E-Cigarettes Or Traditional Cigarettes, Study Indicates
  •  Learn How to Improve Maternal Health in Texas
  • Free PPE Supplies
  • BCMS COVID-19 Resources Page
  • University Health System Weekly Newsletter

 

 

 

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Important Physician News and Deadlines

 

COVID-19 Vaccinations
Physicians: Do you or your staff still need the first dose of COVID-19 vaccinations? BCMS is working with UT Health to get all medical professionals vaccinated. Have each medical staff person in your practice that still needs the first dose vaccination complete this form IMMEDIATELY! Please double check the spelling of the email address and the accuracy of the phone number! This is NOT for your patients or the public!
 
Everyone that submits their information will receive a return link to self-schedule an appointment with UT Health. Be on the lookout for the email invitation from UT_Health_DoNotReply@uthscsaedu.
 
For the latest information on vaccination opportunities in our community visit the BCMS website Vaccinations for Physicians page.


Virtual First Tuesdays at the Capitol
Join TMA at noon on the first Tuesday of the month (April and May 2021) for a virtual legislative update and trip to the Capitol. TMA’s lobby team will outline issues important to medicine and actions you can take now to make a difference. Registration is FREE.
April 6
May 4


CDC COCA Call: What Every Clinician Should Know about COVID-19 Vaccine Safety and Effectiveness and How to Address Patient Questions and Concerns
On March 9th, a COCA call will be held to update clinicians on COVID-19 vaccine safety and effectiveness for the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, including data on COVID-19 vaccine safety in pregnancy. Clinicians will also get information about the v-safe COVID-19 Pregnancy Registry, which collects additional health information that helps CDC monitor the safety of COVID-19 vaccines in people who are pregnant. Register here.

FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for Third Vaccine
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Saturday issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for a vaccine manufactured by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Cos. of Johnson & Johnson. The single-dose vaccine is the third to receive an EUA for the prevention of COVID-19. Texas will receive an initial supply of more than 200,000 doses, the Texas Department of State Health Services said Friday. Continue reading.

Teenagers Who Vape Marijuana More Likely To Report Wheezing Or Whistling Than Those Who Use E-Cigarettes Or Traditional Cigarettes, Study Indicates
CNN
(3/3, LaMotte) reports researchers found teenagers who vape marijuana “are about twice as likely to report ‘wheezing or whistling’ in the chest” compared to those who used e-cigarettes or smoked traditional cigarettes. The findings were published in the Journal of Adolescent Health. HealthDay (3/3) also covers the study.

Learn How to Improve Maternal Health in Texas
Join Carla Ortique, MD, and the Women Physicians Section for a free virtual event, Maternal Health Equity in Texas: How Can We Get There?, from 6 to 7 pm (CT) Tuesday, March 9. Read more.

Free PPE Supplies
Need PPE for your practice? Let us help! Physician practices in need of PPE, please click here to indicate your PPE needs. Requests are filled as donated supplies are available.

 

 

Upcoming Community Events


Active Threat Speaker Series Presents: Evolution of Active Threat
March 22│2:00 pm - 4:00 pm │Register
This event was originally on February 25 and has been rescheduled to the new date. 

Diabetes Working Group for Researchers and Industry in San Antonio
March 23│5:00 pm- 6:00 pm │Register
During this event, diabetes researchers and industry will be able to meet each other for future collaborations and networking.  Attendees will also be engaged to provide input for marketing material describing diabetes work in the San Antonio region.

National Doctors' Day
March 30

BCMS/BCMSA Blood Drive
April 6│2:00 pm - 7:00 pm │SAVE THE DATE


Virtual First Tuesdays at the Capitol
April 6, May 4│12:00 pm │Register

Advances in Valvular Heart Disease Therapy and
Disparities of Care with Valvular Disease #1 and #2

March 16 & 18│5:30 pm - 6:30 pm │Register

Texas MGMA Annual Conference
May 19-21│All Day │Register

 

 

Circle of Friends Gold Sponsor

 

The Bexar County Medical Society is proud to Welcome a Renewing Silver Sponsor to our Circle of Friends program. Please support this sponsor with your patronage.

 

 

Circle of Friends Silver Sponsor

 

Thank you to our BCMS Circle of Friends sponsors! Donations from Circle of Friends sponsors help keep down the cost of dues and allow BCMS to continue to provide quality service to its members.The Society continues its pledge to you that it will only involve itself in services and programs that benefit you, the member, and your patients.

 

 

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