March 22 – 25

Austin, TX

AT&T Hotel and Conference Center

Early Bird Pricing Ends February 8th!

Keynote Speaker - Gregory Henry, MD, FACEP

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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.

The​ ​TCEP​ CONNECT 2019 Star​ ​Speaker​ ​Search

Deadline extended to March 1!

Do​ ​you​ ​have​ ​what​ ​it​ ​takes​ ​to​ ​take​ ​the​ ​stage​ ​at​ ​TCEP​ CONNECT 2019?​ ​Here’s​ ​your​ ​big​ ​break! You get ten​ ​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 2019​ 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​!

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

Application:​ ​​The​ ​deadline​ ​is March 1, 2019​​.​​ ​​Spots​ ​fill​ ​up​ ​fast​ so SUBMIT NOW! ​You must​ ​include​ ​a​ ​brief​ ​course​ ​description​ ​and​ ​one or two ​learning​ ​objectives. Candidates will primarily be selected based on timeliness of submission and topic chosen.

Selection:​ ​SIX ​speakers​ ​will​ ​be​ ​selected.

Notification:​ ​All submitters will be notified of the results in ​February​ ​regarding​ ​participation.

Presentation Rules & Format:​ ​​Speakers​ ​names will be selected at random. If a speaker is not present when their name is called, they will be disqualified. Speakers are​ ​allowed​ ​up to ten​ ​minutes​ ​for​ ​their​ ​presentation.​ ​No​ ​exceptions. Presentations​ ​will​ ​be​ ​followed​ ​by​ ​a​ ​brief​ ​Q&A​ ​and​ ​EM​ ​Expert​ ​Panel​ ​Evaluation.​ ​​Speakers​ ​must​ ​comply with​ ​the​ ​TCEP/ACEP​ ​Presentation​ ​Policy,​ ​adhere​ ​to​ ​ACCME​ ​guidelines,​ ​and​ ​maintain​ ​respect​ ​for​ ​the​ ​multicultural membership​ ​and​ ​patients.​ ​No​ ​product​ ​sales​ ​are​ ​permitted.​ ​Selected​ ​speakers​ ​will​ ​be​ ​required​ ​to​ ​sign​ ​a​ ​disclosure statement​ ​indicating​ ​any​ ​conflict​ ​of​ ​interest​ ​and​ ​it​ ​must​ ​be​ ​received​ ​by​ ​the​ ​deadline​ ​specified.​ ​Speakers​ ​will​ ​be required​ ​to​ ​submit​ ​a​ ​PowerPoint​ ​presentation​ ​in​ ​electronic​ ​format​ ​by​ ​the​ ​deadline​ ​specified.

Award: ​One​ ​speaker​ ​will​ ​be​ ​selected​ ​as​ ​the​ ​winner​ ​of​ ​the​ ​​Rising Star Speaker Award at​ ​the​ ​conclusion​ ​of​ ​the​ ​New Speakers​ ​Forum.​ ​The​ ​winner​ ​will​ ​be​ ​selected​ ​by​ ​members​ ​of​ ​the​ ​TCEP​ ​Educational​ ​Meetings​ ​Committee​ ​based​ ​on their​ ​observation​ ​and​ ​audience​ ​evaluation​ ​data.  

The TCEP Educational Meetings Committee has ultimate authority to choose which individuals will be designated to speak. The committee will review applications to ensure speakers meet eligibility requirements. They will also monitor the presentations to ensure that all speakers end on time, terminating any speaker with inappropriate content or remarks. All decisions of the Educational Meetings Committee are final and cannot be appealed. Travel and other expenses will be the responsibility of the individuals participating and will not be reimbursed by TCEP CONNECT.


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

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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.