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    Texas Gulf Coast PA Association

    Welcome to The Texas Gulf Coast Physician Assistant Association (TGCPAA). Established in 1985, a group of local PAs envisioned a PA group that would provide an opportunity to obtain CME, network & learn about job opportunities, and promote good will among fellow PAs in the greater Houston area.

    Today, over 30 years later, TGCPAA continues the original mission set forth by our founders.   We meet every other month (February, April, June, August, October, & December) in combination with a sponsored lecture and a TGCPAA business meeting. Due to ACCME guidelines, category I CME is not available at our regular meetings, however; we are very proud to offer reduced member registration for the TGCPAA one-day CME Symposium for Advanced Practice Providers.  Here, you will be able to obtain a minimum of 6-hours of category I CME while not taking up your entire weekend.  It's an excellent and inexpensive local option to obtain additional CME and network with other local PAs.

    The Texas Gulf Coast Physician Assistant Association is a wonderful avenue for growth and professional development.  Our members enjoy being part of an Association focusing on the education and advancement of the PA Profession.

    Attention VA PAs

    Excerpt from the VA Handbook:  The value permissible for acceptance under government ethics rules (5 CFR 2635.204(a)) is $20 or less per occasion, not to exceed $50 in a calendar year from one source. Different PCRs from the same company are considered one source for the purposes of calculating this total. Government ethics laws apply to VA staff regardless of whether the staff member is located on VA property or off VA property, on duty or off duty.

    This information also references government ethics rules 5 CFR 2635.204(a)  as the source.

    Please be advised that this is not TGCPAA's rule, this is a federal policy that we have no control over and PHARMA is enforcing.  More information regarding this subject can be found in the VA handbook.  Please note it is your responsibility to understand the policy regarding your place of employment.

    All federal employee members are free to attend our regular meetings anytime, however you will be responsible for the cost of your meal at our regular meetings or you can opt not to attend the product theater and just come for our business meeting.  TGCPAA is working to find a solution for this new developement and you will be kept informed as we determine the best course of action. Thank you for your understanding. 


    The 2017 CME Symposium for Advanced Practice Providers

    Registration opens January 1, 2017
    April 08, 2017 | 7:00 AM

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