Texas Society of Anesthesiologists

TSA Anesthesiologists Days at the Capitol

Sunday, February 25, 2024

For TSA Members Only

3.5 Hours CME Training

Hyatt Regency Austin * Big Bend Ballroom
208 Barton Springs * Austin, TX 78704
Business Casual Attire

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch and Registration

1:25 pm – 1:30 pm

Welcome Message from Bhaskar Padakandla, MD
    TSA President

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm

What is Trending in Health Insurance and How Do These Policies Impact TSA?
    Elizabeth Farley
      TSA Director of Governmental Affairs

    Zachary Jones, MD, FASA
      TSA Governmental Affairs Committee Chair

    Lisa Weiss, MD
      TSA Governmental Affairs Committee Vice-Chair

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm

TSAPAC Message from John S. Scott, Jr., MD, FASA
    TSAPAC Chair

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

TMA Update from Gerald R. Callas, MD, FASA
    TMA President-Elect

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm


3:15 pm – 4:30 pm

Scope of Practice Landscape in Texas
    Zach Jones, MD, FASA
      TSA Governmental Affairs Chair
    Sherif Zaafran, MD, FASA
      Texas Medical Board, President
    Jeremie Perry, MD
      Texas Medical Disclosure Panel, Member
    Elizabeth Farley
      TSA Governmental Affairs Director

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Legislative Group Breakout Sessions
Elizabeth Farley will explain the group exercise, go over topics, and assign groups.
Jasmine Owen will pass out packets.

TSA members will be divided into their Legislative Meeting groups they will be with on Tuesday during their meetings at the Capitol to:

  • Review packet materials as a group
  • Go through a prepared Q&A simulation to help prepare for the meetings the following day

TSAPAC Diamond Club and Key Contact Reception

The Hyatt Regency Austin
SWB Room – Second Floor Terrace
208 Barton Springs, Austin, TX 78704

*Attendance by Invitation Only, Invitation is non-Transferrable*

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

TSAPAC and Key Contact Committee Reception hosted at the Hyatt Regency Austin on the Second Floor Terrace. Drinks and passed hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Monday, February 26, 2024

Capitol Visits
Texas State Capitol
1100 Congress Avenue * Austin, TX 78701
Business Attire, White Coats Preferred

9:00am – 4:00 pm

Legislative Appointments
   Check your Appointments Schedule