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02/2/16 DCHHS Press Release: DCHHS Reports Second Zika Virus Case in Dallas County
Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) has received confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the second Zika virus case in Dallas County in 2016. The patient recently traveled to Venezuela and was diagnosed with the virus upon returning to Dallas County...see press release.
01/21/16 Press Release: DCMS Installs 133rd President
On Jan. 21, the Dallas County Medical Society installed Lee Ann Pearse, MD, as its 133rd president. Two awards were also presented: the Charles Max Cole, MD, Leadership Award to Leslie H. Secrest, MD, and the Millard J. and Robert L. Heath Award to Steve Winn, CPA . . . view full story.
DCMS Leaders Establish Disaster Relief Fund 12/29/15
The DCMS board of directors has established a Disaster Relief Fund to assist DCMS member physicians and staff who have been severely impacted by the December 26, 2015, tornadoes.
The DCMS Foundation’s Annual Fund Drive is in full swing. Many physicians have contributed, but we need your help to reach our goal of raising $50,000 to support Dallas County Medical Society’s community service programs.
TMA's Deadlines for Doctors: Do This NOW
TMA's Deadlines for Doctors alerts you and your staff to upcoming state and federal compliance timelines and offers information on key health policy issues that impact your practice.
Texas Medicine Scores for Patients and Physicians in 2015 Legislature
A lineup that swung for the fences — combined with a solid defense and some outstanding pitching — led Texas medicine to an outstanding season at the top of the standings in the 2015 Texas Legislature...read more.
05/26/15 Active Tracing and Monitoring of Contacts Associated With the First Cluster of Ebola in the US
Free Abstract published in the Annals of Internal Medicine
Background: Following hospitalization of the first patient with Ebola diagnosed in the United States on 28 September 2014, contact tracing methods for Ebola were implemented...read more
upcoming events
State House Candidate Fundraiser - Feb 10
Chat with State House candidate Bennett Ratliff at a physician-hosted event on Feb. 10.

Congressional Candidate Fundraiser - Feb 16
Meet Russell Ramsland, candidate for Congressional District 32, at a physician-hosted event.

Congressman Michael Burgess, MD, fundraiser - Feb. 17
Talk with this good friend of Medicine at a physician-hosted reception on Feb. 17.

DCMS Networking Social - Feb 18
Spruce up your referral base and join your DCMS colleagues for a Networking Social at El Bolero in the Dallas Design District on Feb. 18. Click here for more information.

Early Voting is Feb 16 - 26
Early voting in person for March 1 Primary Election begins Feb 16th and goes through Feb 26th.
Deadline for Submitting a Resolution - Mar 1
Physicians with an idea to improve the practice of medicine can start by submitting a resolution to the DCMS delegation. The deadline to do so is March 1.

Medicaid/CHIP Update Forum - Mar 17
The Medicaid/CHIP Update Forum is for medical offices. This meeting will be held at DCMS office at 140 E. 12th St, Dallas, and will be from 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Interested office staff should RSVP to Anna Acuña.