HCMS Branch Meetings

Join us for networking at your local Branch Meetings

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

Branch meetings provide information on practice management, medical legislation, medical liability, other HCMS/TMA events, as well as networking opportunities. Branch officers are elected and each branch president serves on the HCMS Executive Board.

There is a fee to attend meetings to help defray costs (i.e. CME programs, facility, meals and beverages). The fee is waived for new HCMS members or early career physicians.


Meeting Fees:  

  • $50 assessment covering seven meetings - includes two in-person meetings and up to five virtual CME meetings throughout the year. To pay your $50 Branch Assessment, click here.
  • 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.

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

Mark your Calendar for 2024 Branch meetings
To Register, click on the name of the branch you wish to attend

HCMS North Branch - Thursday, September 4, 2024
"Supervision & Delegation to Non-Physician Providers and Staff" by Dan Ballard, JD
1 hour Ethics CME, TMLT
The Clubs of Kingwood, 1700 Lake Kingwood Trail, Kingwood (77339)
6-7 pm - Networking Social; 7 pm Dinner & Presentation
Contact: Lyssa Howeth, lyssa_howeth@hcms.org
 
HCMS West Branch - Thursday, September 12, 2024
"Sticky Wellness Trends: Cannabidiol and Hemp" by Bethany Powell, MD
1 hour Ethics CME, TMA Physician Health & Wellness
Houston Racquet Club, 10709 Memorial Dr. (77024)
6-7 pm - Networking Social; 7 pm - Dinner & Presentation
Contact: Debbi Eschenbach, debbi_eschenbach@hcms.org
HCMS Southeast Branch  - Wednesday, September 25, 2024
"Calming Intense Emotional Distress - What Can You Do to Take Charge?" by Ann Friedman, PhD, The Jung Center
1 hour Ethics CME, HCMS/TMA

Avenida Brazil Steakhouse, 201 West Bay Area Blvd, Webster (77598)
6-7 pm - Networking Social;; 7 pm - Dinner & Presentation
Contact: Katie O'Brien, katherine_obrien@hcms.org
 
HCMS Southwest Branch - Tuesday, October 1, 2024
"Physician-Patient Relationships: Challenges, Trends & Emerging Technology" by Dan Ballard, JD
1 hour Ethics CME, TMLT
Location TBD
6-7 pm - Networking Social; 7 pm - Dinner & Presentation
Contact: Debbi Eschenbach, debbi_eschenbach@hcms.org
 
 
 
 
HCMS Central Branch - Thursday, October 17, 2024
"Telemedicine in Texas: Brace Yourself" by Karin Zaner, JD
1 hour Ethics CME, TMLT
Location TBD
6-7 pm - Networking Social; 7 pm - Dinner & Presentation
Contact: Susie Loucks, susan_loucks@hcms.org
 
 
 
 
HCMS East Branch - Wednesday, October 23, 2024
"Disruptive Physician Behavior: Legal & Ethical Implications" by Dan Ballard, JD
1 hour Ethics CME, TMLT
Floyd's Seafood Restaurant, 12621 Interstate 10 E, Baytown (77523)
6-7 pm - Networking Social; 7 pm - Dinner & Presentation
Contact: Katie O'Brien, katherine_obrien@hcms.org
 
 
 
 
HCMS Northwest Branch - Thursday, October 24, 2024
"Five Star Service & Patient Loyalty" by Teri Deabler, TMA Director of Practice Services
1 hour Ethics CME, TMA
Sterling Country Club, 16500 Houston National Blvd, Houston (77095)
6-7 pm - Networking Social; 7 pm - Dinner & Presentation
Contact: Lyssa Howeth, lyssa_howeth@hcms.org