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.
QUESTIONS? PLEASE EMAIL DR. AVA PIERCE at Ava.Pierce@UTSouthwestern.edu
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
See what our beautiful State Capitol has to offer!!
We’ve lined up 5 different events for you and your family to choose from.