A New Year, and New Updates!

January 28, 2019

TACLP President’s Blog 

I hope everyone had Happy Holidays and a great New Year so far! I’m so excited to share updates from the hard-working board members and committees of TACLP.

New Committee Interest Forms

Interest forms have gone out and are due February 1, 2019. Committee terms will start on March 1, 2019 and each committee member will serve for one year.

Below is a brief description of each committee:

Conference planning- works on reviewing and selecting conference abstracts, working with the hospital host committee to plan conference and helps on the day of conference

Professional Development-works on developing and implementing professional development opportunities for TACLP members, including helping to write and distribute the current quarterly newsletters

Outreach – looks at ways to recruit membership as well as future potential hospital support and sponsorship, including helping to maintain the current Program Directory and helping to launch the new Instagram and future Social Media platforms

Student Education- looks at opportunities to offer networking and educational materials for future student members, including helping to maintain the current Student Directory and helping to create and launch the Common Practicum Application for Texas

Committees meet a minimum of once a month for at least one hour.

Committee Updates
Conference planning-This committee has officially wrapped up the 2018 TACLP Conference at Cook Children’s and has begun working on planning the 2019 Conference which will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at MD Anderson in Houston, TX.

Professional Development-This committee has been sending out quarterly PDU newsletters that are theme based with a list of various PDUs and resources available on that topic. The next newsletter on “Ethics” will be going out soon. This topic was in response to the feedback from membership through the conference evaluation and PDU committee evaluation.

Outreach-This committee has created and finalized a Program Directory that has been placed on the website (www.taclp.org). If your program is not listed and you would like it to be added, please email us at taclpmembership@gmail.com.

This committee is now working on branching out into more Social Media outlets, including Instagram with a launch of an Instagram Profile for TACLP in February 2019 so be on the lookout for this announcement via email!

Student Education-This committee has created and finalized a Student Directory that has been placed on the website (www.taclp.org). If your program is not listed and you would like it to be added, please email us at taclpmembership@gmail.com.

This committee is now working on creating a Common Practicum Application for Texas so be on the lookout for this announcement via email later this year!

Career Center on the TACLP Website-This is still an active tab on the TACLP website. If you have job postings you want to go on there, please email them to taclpmembership@gmail.com. All job postings will be posted for one month. If you want it taken down sooner than one month or extended, please email us to let us know.

2019 TACLP Conference-Call for Abstracts

Be on the lookout via email for the Call for Abstracts, which will go out in March 2019 for this year’s TACLP Conference.

We hope you are just as excited about these updates as we are on the board and committees. We are so thankful to be a part of the board to help ensure our region continues to grow and thrive with more networking, learning and resources. As always, please contact us at the Gmail account (taclpmembership@gmail.com) if you have any questions, ideas or needs.

Thanks for all you do in working with patients and families, and for your willingness to join the TACLP and continue to learn and grow while also helping others to do the same. 

 

Krista Stringer 
President of TACLP