HCMS Branch Meetings

Join us for networking at your local Branch Meetings

Branch meetings provide information on practice management, medical legislation, medical liability, other HCMS/TMA events, as well as networking opportunities. Branch officers are selected by their branch members and each branch president serves on the HCMS Executive Board. Each branch hosts three annual meetings within the branch area at various locations.

HCMS has seven branch societies and HCMS members are designated to a branch in the area they work or reside. Refer to the Physician Directory for your current branch designation. Click to review the branch zip code designations.


Branch Assessment Fee Information: 

  • The $50 Branch assessment is being waived for 2021 to facilitate networking and help physicians rebuild practices due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Members who are in their first or second year of practice, new HCMS member physicians, and members 35 and younger are invited to attend the meetings for free.
  • Non-physician guests of HCMS members may attend for a fee of $40 per meeting.
  • Physician non-members may attend for a fee of $100 per meeting.
  • Click for the branch credit card payment form.

For more information, contact us at 713-524-4267. 

*Members are not limited to attending the CME programs in their designated branch.

HCMS leaders are monitoring the COVID environment and are prepared to adjust the meeting format for the safety of members and staff.

HCMS SOUTHEAST BRANCH – TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
Topic/Speaker: Physician-Patient Relationships: Challenges, Trends & Emerging Technology by Dan Ballard, JD
I hour Ethics CME, TMLT
6:30 pm Virtual Networking followed by Ethics Presentation
Contact: Jessica Smith, jessica_smith@hcms.org

HCMS CENTRAL BRANCH – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
Topic/Speaker: Physician-Led Wins in the 2021 Legislature by Dan Finch, Vice President, TMA Advocacy
1 hour Ethics CME, TMA
6:30 pm Virtual Networking followed by Ethics Presentation
Contact: Susie Loucks, susan_loucks@hcms.org

HCMS WESTERN BRANCH – TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5
Topic/Speaker: Health Care False Claims, Whistleblower & Compliance Update by Linda Schoonmaker, JD
1 hour Ethics CME, TMLT
6:30 pm Virtual Networking followed by Ethics Presentation
Contact: Debbi Eschenbach, debbi_eschenbach@hcms.org

HCMS NORTH BRANCH   – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7

Topic/Speaker: The Communication Paradigm in Medicine by Kenneth G. Davis, MD
1 hour Ethics CME, TMA PHW
6:30 pm Virtual Networking followed by Ethics Presentation
Contact: Lyssa Howeth, lyssa_howeth@hcms.org

HCMS EAST BRANCH – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14
Topic/Speaker: Disruptive Physician Behavior: Legal & Ethics Implications by Dan Ballard, JD
1 hour Ethics CME, TMLT 
6:30 pm Virtual Networking followed by Ethics Presentation
Contact:  Jessica Smith, jessica_smith@hcms.org

HCMS SOUTHWEST BRANCH – WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20
Topic/Speaker: Professionalism in Medicine by Bethany E. Powell, MD
1 hour Ethics CME, TMA PHW
6:30 pm Virtual Networking followed by Ethics Presentation
Contact: Debbi Eschenbach, debbi_eschenbach@hcms.org

HCMS NORTHWEST BRANCH
– THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21
Topic/Speaker: What’s in Your Refrigerator? by Bethany E. Powell, MD
1 hour Ethics CME, TMA PHW
6:30 pm Virtual Networking followed by Ethics Presentation 
Contact: Lyssa Howeth, lyssa_howeth@hcms.org