Texas College of Emergency Physicians


2525 Wallingwood Building 13A
Austin, TX 78746

512-306-0599 fax

Heidi Knowles, MD, FACEP

Bruce Moskow, MD, FACEP
Interim Executive Director

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Are you concerned about where emergency medicine is going and who is working for your personal concerns? Emergency physicians face a wide variety of challenges in an era of rapid change. We must be united to protect our specialty and to protect our patients.
The Texas College of Emergency Physicians is your voice for those concerns !!!

Who Is TCEP?

The TCEP Board of Directors and Committee Members are a very diverse group of practicing emergency physicians. They include academicians, private practice physicians, large group, small group, individual physicians, board certified, non-board certified, rural, urban, residents, medical students, democrats, republicans, and independents. Despite the varied backgrounds, they work together for the common goal of furthering the specialty of emergency medicine in Texas. TCEP IS YOU!!!

TCEP Committees and Task Forces

  • Communications/Public Relations Committee
  • EMS Committee
  • Free Standing Emergency Department Committee
  • Government Relations Committee
  • Medical Education Committee
  • Medical Student Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Practice Enhancement Committee
  • Public and Professional Relations Committee

CME and Educational Programs

TCEP CME approved courses cover the full range of emergency physicians interests. From pediatrics to management, from oral board review to technology, TCEP strives to meet the current needs of emergency physicians.

  • Annual Meeting
  • EMS Medical Director's Track at the State EMS Conference
  • Emergency Medicine Track at the TMA TEXMED Annual Conference
  • Resident Research Day

Legislative Initiatives

One of the important values of TCEP membership is having your rights and interests represented in Austin. As a strong, unified professional organization we have taken many steps to empower emergency physicians and protect our patients.

TCEP has contracted with Mignon McGarry and Associates, on the most reputable lobbying groups in the state, to keep up with the multiple bills introduced in Austin and to introduce some of our own. Some of our ongoing activities include:

  • Protection Prudent Layperson Definition Legislation
  • Medicaid Reform
  • Professional Liability Reform
  • Funding the Statewide Trauma System

Important Liaisons

Both TCEP staff and individual members have worked to form relationships on a state level, resulting in open communication, increased visibility, and inclusion with agencies and organizations such as the Texas Department of Public Health, Texas Board of Medical Examiners, Texas Department of Insurance, Texas Medical Association and several third party payors.

TCEP Goals

TCEP is committed to protect the longevity and future of individual physicians, our patients, and emergency medicine as a specialty. This includes involvement in education of medical students, residents, emergency physicians, our patients, and the general public. We promote policies that preserve the integrity and independence of emergency medicine practice. We support emergency physician representation within medical organizations and academic institutions. TCEP represents the interest of all Texas emergency physicians.

Join TCEP/ACEP Today

And rest assured that there is someone taking care of your business, so you get to the business of taking care of people.

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