Texas Society of Anesthesiologists

TSA Anesthesiologists Days at the Capitol

February 25-26, 2018

(For TSA Members Only)


Sunday, February 25, 2018

CME Training
Texas Medical Association Building * Thompson Auditorium, First Floor
401 West 15th Street * Austin, TX 78701
Business Casual Attire

11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

Lunch and Registration

12:20 - 12:30 p.m.

Welcome Message from Governmental Affairs Chair Sherif Zaafran, M.D.

12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Electing the 86th Legislature: Campaigns from the Inside-Out & How YOU Can Help
     Matthew Brownfield, Murphy Nascia Consultants
     Susan Lilly, Susan Lilly Fundraising

2:00 - 2:.15 p.m.


2:15 - 3:45 p.m.

Medicaid Anesthesia Rates: To the Brink and Back

     Dr. Sherif Zaafran, MD, Governmental Affairs Committee Chair
3:45 - 4:45 p.m.
1 hr. Ethics Credit

Talking to the Legislature: Where Are We on Our Legislative Agenda
     Mr. Jaime Capelo-TSA Legislative Consultant
     Ms. Bonnie Bruce, Director Of Governmental Affairs

4:45 - 5:15 p.m. Legislative Appointment Teams Meet
Evening On Your Own for Dinner and Exploring Austin

Monday, February 26, 2018

Texas Society of Anesthesiologists Days at the Capitol * Texas Capitol
1100 N. Congress Avenue * Austin, Texas 78701
Business Attire and White Coats

8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Legislative Appointments
Check your appointment schedule provided during Sunday's CME program

Target Audience:

This activity is designed for anesthesiologists, residents and anesthesiologist assistants from Texas and surrounding states.

Educational Method:

The educational method consist of didactic lectures, with opportunities for Q&A from the audience and panel discussions.

Accreditation Statement:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Texas Medical Association and Texas Society of Anesthesiologists. The Texas Medical Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement:

The Texas Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Texas Medical Association designates the presentation "Talking to the Legislature: Where Are We on Our Legislative Agenda" for a total of 1.0 hours in ethics/professional responsibility education.

Program Objectives:

The practitioner of anesthesiology must possess the scientific background for clinical practice and must maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of not only the specialty, but of all additional related disciplines which may impact it. The anesthesiologist must serve as an expert in matters involving health care delivery, and serve as an informed provider/manager of clinical and educational services. The anesthesiologist must maintain an up-to-the-minute armamentarium of knowledge skills for the selection and use of complex equipment, pharmacological agents and procedures necessary for the provision of quality patient care. Anesthesiologists must consistently update their knowledge level and skills. At the conclusion of this CME activity, attendees should be able to:

Hotel Information:

TSA has a discounted room rate at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Austin located at 303 West 15th Street, Austin, TX 78701.  Secure your reservation before February 1st as that is the cut-off date for the discounted room rate.

The hotel room prices are as follows: Queen and King non-smoking bedroom suite rates are $209 plus taxes per night. To secure your reservation please visit TEXAS SOCIETY OF ANESTHESIOLOGISTS. If you prefer to make your reservation via phone you may call 800-222-8733 and mention our group code "TSA" to obtain our special rate.

Reserve your room: