March 22 – 25

Austin, TX

AT&T Hotel and Conference Center

Keynote Speaker - Gregory Henry, MD, FACEP.















This year’s event is going to be packed with fun events, networking opportunities, amazing speakers, educational sessions, and more!

A Word From The President…

Gerad Troutman, MD, MBA, FACEP

President, Texas College of Emergency Physicians

Emergency Medicine friends,

Please join us in our state’s Capital for TCEP CONNECT 2019! We are expecting a fantastic meeting at the AT&T Conference Center where you can join old friends and discover new ones! TCEP CONNECT was started to do just that: CONNECT people. Colleagues from around our state will share ideas, innovations, and frustrations as we collectively work towards better, more efficient ways to care for our patients while maintaining a work life balance that promotes physician wellness. Also, join us the Monday after CONNECT, March 25, for our TCEP Day at the Capital where we will have a legislative primer followed by scheduled visits with Texas legislators!

I look forward to seeing all of you in Austin.

Research Forum Abstract Submissions

The Texas College of Emergency Physicians cordially invites investigators to submit abstracts to present at the TCEP CONNECT Annual Research Forum. This forum is conducted in a poster presentation format and is dedicated to the presentation of original research related to emergency medicine by investigators (faculty, residents, fellows, and/or medical students) in clinical and basic science. Awards will be given for the best resident and medical student presentations. The forum will be on March 23, 2019.

Abstracts submission deadline is January 31, 2019

The TCEP CONNECT 2019 New Speaker Competition – DEADLINE JANUARY 31, 2019

Do you have what it takes to take the stage at TCEP Connect 19? Here’s your Big Break! We’ll give you ten (10) minutes to teach any Emergency Medicine related topic to a national audience of your peers and an expert panel of TCEP Educational Meeting Committee Members. Rock stars may earn the chance to speak at TCEP CONNECT 2020. The Best of the best wins the coveted TCEP Connect Superstar Speaker Award. Drive up your odds of being the Fan Favorite by bringing all of your friends to the show to cheer you on vote for you!


1. Eligibility: Any TCEP member from senior year residents (3 rd of PGY1-3 programs & 4 th of PGY1-4 programs) to retirement, board eligible, or board certified emergency physician that has never spoken at TCEP or ACAEP Scientific Assembly conference. Applicants must be registered for TCEP CONNECT 2019.

2. Application: Slots fill quickly! Submit Early. Don’t Miss Your Big Break! You must include a brief course description and 1-2 learning objectives. Candidates will primarily be selected based on timeliness of submission and topic chosen. Please click on this link to submit application:

3. Selection: Provided eligibility is met, five speakers will be selected. All applicants will be notified in February of the selection results. Please direct any questions to Dr. Ava Pierce at

The next 2 days are filled with lectures and sessions on topics like…

Beyond ACLS

Updates on Apneic Oxygenation

The State of Status Epilepticus

ECMO in PE and PE Response Teams

What People Are Saying About TCEP Connect >>

TCEP Connect brings me together with my colleagues and is the best antidote to burnout that I can imagine!  I love spending time with my colleagues talking about our toughest cases and cutting edge medicine.  But my passion is advocating for our profession and our patients in Austin and in DC!

Dr. Alison Haddock

As physicians, we are tied to each other by more than an electronic health record and common training. We are bound by a revered, centuries-old tradition of commitment to caring for people.  TCEP Connect lets me reestablish my contact with and commitment to that spirit of service, strengthened by real, human-to-human communication with my fellow emergency physicians.

Dr. Angela F Gardner

TCEP Connect is a great place for Texas Emergency Medicine Docs, Residents, and Medical Students to network with one another.  The educational seminars are always excellent and relate to issues important to me, but my favorite aspect is the family friendly atmosphere and fun activities for the kids.  It always seems to get better every year — I can’t wait to see what is in store for us in Houston!!

Dr. Justin Fairless

Reserve your room at the Hilton Americas-Houston!

TCEP has secured a block of hotel rooms at the Hilton Americas-Houston, offering a deeply discounted room rate of $159/night. Reserve your room today using the group code 1EP.

April 12 – April 15, 2018

Houston, Texas

TCEP Mission

The Texas College of Emergency Physicians exists to promote quality emergency care for all patients and to represent the professional interests of our members.