In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the TMA Alliance has made the decision to cancel the in-person Regional Meeting. Instead, we will be holding an online event on Friday, Oct. 2, from 11 am to 2 pm. The event is completely free to TMAA members. Registration is open now - use the button below to sign up.

Schedule

 11:00 am  Welcome  Martha Vijjeswarapu, TMAA President
 11:15 am       Session 1  Choose from the options below.
 12:15 pm  Break  
 12:30 pm  Session 2  Choose from the options below.
 1:30 pm  Networking Session       

 
 
 
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Strategies For Dealing with Loneliness and Other Uncomfortable Feelings
with Lara McElderry, host of Married to Doctors podcast

In this session Lara will guide participants through a series of exercises that will help them identify their feelings. Many feel lonely and isolated during the pandemic. In general no one enjoys feeling sad and yet, what if that is the appropriate emotion? Should we expect to feel happy all the time? She will share four simple words that can help you better accept uncomfortable feelings and manage them in healthy ways.

Engaging via Zoom: Connecting Authentically Despite Distance
with Greta Rosler, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, CPXP

Our current global circumstances dictate we find new ways to connect, for both personal and business purposes.  In this new “normal,” many organizations seek to resume normal operations, business, and interactions via online technology, such as Zoom.  In this session, a leader from The Academy of Communication in Healthcare will share communication tips and demonstrate virtual practices to enhance your online interactions. Life in a “virtual” space can be effective and meaningful. 

Virtual Advocacy:  Easy, Effective, and Fun
with Clayton Stewart, TMA Director of Legislative Affairs, joined by TMAA members Keely Hunsaker and Linda Swan Adkins

Many people shy away from meeting their elected officials, often feeling intimidated, uncertain of what to say or do, and doubtful that they can make a difference. But as a constituent, your involvement is critical. Your representatives are people just like you, and they want to hear from you. In our new virtual world, it's easier and more comfortable than ever to get involved in a First Tuesdays in the Districts meeting. TMA and TMAA have held more than 30 FTID meetings over the past three months, leading to great results and fun and easy conversations. Learn how to become an effective advocate for medicine using your phone, tablet, or computer.