TexMed 2020 will not take place in Fort Worth on May 1-2, Texas Medical Association President David C. Fleeger, MD, announced Tuesday. The TMA House of Delegates, however, will convene in a virtual format on those same dates, using a focused agenda to address the key issues before the house.
“After careful consideration of the evolving COVID-19 situation in Texas, with input from local and state health officials and TMA’s Coronavirus Task Force, the TMA Board of Trustees has determined that TexMed 2020 will not take place in Fort Worth on May 1-2,” Dr. Fleeger said. “The health and safety of our members is paramount as you are on the front lines of the fight to control the spread of the virus and treat infected patients.”
Dr. Fleeger asked House of Delegates members to keep May 1 and May 2 open on their calendars and told them to expect additional information on the virtual house meeting over the coming weeks.
“While we regret that our members will not gather in Fort Worth, TMA leadership and staff are working to keep the association moving forward, and to provide alternate solutions where possible,” he said. These include:
- Chairs of TMA boards, councils, committees, and sections will determine if and when those bodies will convene virtually. Members of TMA’s boards, councils, committees, and sections can expect additional communications from TMA staff.
- Where possible, the CME education planned for TexMed 2020 will be made available to members via TMA’s online Education Center.
- Information from exhibitors at the TexMed 2020 Expo Hall will be hosted online through the end of the year for members to explore the latest practice solutions and services.
- The TMA Foundation Gala will transition to a different format. Ticketholders will receive additional information in the coming weeks.
Hotel reservations will automatically be cancelled for anyone who booked a TexMed 2020 room through the TMA website. Those who made a reservation outside the TMA room block or used points to book their room should contact the hotel directly to cancel their stay. For more information, visit the TexMed Housing and Travel page.
For information about the novel coronavirus and COVID-19, please visit TMA’s COVID-19 Resource Center.