Accomplishments & Membership Benefits

Accomplishments

Statewide educational offerings

Annual Meeting – Advanced and Essential Clinical Tracks every spring as part of TAPM/T&NMHO mtg

HOPE(Hospice Physician Essentials) / HNEP (Hospice Nursing Essentials Program) every fall

Speakers, educational content and/or programming with other statewide organizations including, TXPain, Texas Medical Association’s (TMA) TexMed meetings, Texas Academy of Family Physicians (TAFP), Texas Medical Directors Association (TMDA) and Texas Geriatric Society (TGS) meetings.

CME sponsoring resources

TAPM has helped our members obtain CME accreditation for their own local programs, as well as sponsoring CME for our statewide programs.

Regulatory interaction / education

TAPM works jointly with other end of life and pain advocacy groups to provide education and resources to state legislative and regulatory efforts. Meetings have included the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners, various state legislative committees and others. Accomplishments include input on regulatory changes regarding pain management and clarification of the role of hospice medical directors in prescribing for pain.

Online information dissemination

TAPM’s website (www.tapm.org) is routinely updated with information regarding hospice and palliative medicine resources, educational programming and other links.

Yahoo Groups – TAPM (http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/tapm/) is an email list-serve for communication and networking among members, and to disseminate the TNMHO Update, the premiere weekly newsletter containing the latest news of interest to hospice and palliative medicine professionals.

Membership Benefits

  • Open to any interested individual

Website & email list-serve

  • Members only (dues-paying)

Discounts to attend TAPM-sponsored CME offerings; Ability to apply through TAPM for CME accreditation of member’s presentations; Member only services, including online educational offerings

  • Dues will also support

Ongoing regulatory advocacy and education efforts

Maintenance a current database of hospice / palliative medicine physicians in Texas

Membership Categories

As TAPM continues to evolve, it has steadily gained stature and reputation on Texas-wide and national level. A dues structure was instituted to support the infrastructure needed for this continued advancement.

General Membership: Full voting membership for physicians in Texas, with full access to all TAPM benefits, including being eligible to serve as TAPM officers. Dues: $50/y

Associate Membership: Non-voting membership for non-physician professionals in Texas or out-of-state physicians wishing to support TAPM, and includes the possibility of serving in the TAPM committee structure, if desired. Other benefits are provided. Dues: $35/y

Medical Student / Resident / Fellow Membership: Membership privileges similar to Associate Membership for medical students, residents-in-training and fellows in training. Dues: no charge

Payment of Dues

Dues are payable annually. Payment may be by check to “TAPM”, online using our PayPal payment links, or by check (we are unable to process credit cards at this time). Please use our Membership Application form.

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