Fall 2019 TxCOEM Newsletter

TxCOEM Times
Fall 2019 Newsletter

I have the pleasure to report to you that we have completed the proposed structural change of creating a board of director in the organization of the TXCOEM. The primary function of the board of directors is to help in securing long-term vision of the organization. The board, along with officers of the TXCOEM, will make sure that we continue to stay focus on the mission and goals of the organization. I am personally grateful to all the board members who are devoting their time and services, and to all members who are dedicated to workers health and safety.

I am equally excited to let you know that we are planning valuable educational and CME programs for you. We are also considering sponsorship of occupational medicine activities by other organization in Texas, such as the Houston Health Forum, and supporting conference and events by the academic organizations, such as UTHealth Tyler. Also, we are considering arranging a webinar on a current hot topic in occupational medicine. Our goal is to provide a broad array of learning opportunities for our members. More detailed information in this regard should be coming shortly.

Finally, a few words regarding member participation – please take a little time out to participate in your organization. It could be as simple as providing comments and feedback, helping in improving our website, and suggesting topics for our annual conference presentations. Of course, if your schedule permits, we are always in need of members who would like to serve as officers for TXCOEM. Let’s not forget, the future of occupational medicine and the relevance of our profession depends upon the efforts of every one of us.

Tufail Q. Shaikh, M.D., President
Texas College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine