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 he Physician Directory for your current branch designation. Click to review the branch zip code designations.

When in-person meetings resume, there is a small Branch Assessment fee to attend branch meetings to help defray the meeting costs

(i.e. CME programs, facility, meals and beverages).

Pay your Branch Assessment:  

  • To pay your $50 Branch Assessment, click here.
    • prepay for a discounted fee of $50 for all three meetings which includes two in-person meetings a up to seven virtual CME meetings throughout the year.
Other Branch Fees:

  • HCMS Members who are in their first or second year of practice, new HCMS member physicians, and physicians 35 years or 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.

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

All Branches will have two (2) in-person meetings in your geographic area and seven (7) virtual Ethics CME Programs available throughout the year.

2023 Branch Meeting schedule
(Click on the Branch Name to Register)

Thursday, February 16, 2023
HCMS Central Branch Meeting (in-person)

"You've Been Sued: Successfully Navigating the Litigation Process" by Dan Ballard, JD
1 hour Ethics CME, TMLT
6:00 - 7:00 PM - Networking Social; 7:00 PM - Ethics CME presentation
Pinstripes
3300 Kirby Dr., Houston (77098)
Contact: Susan Loucks, susan_loucks@hcms.org 
Thursday, February 23, 2023
HCMS Southwest Branch Meeting (in-person)

"From Difficult to Dangerous: How to Handle Disruptive Patients" by Brett Rowe, JD
1 hour Ethics CME, TMLT
6:00 - 7:00 PM - Networking Social; 7:00 PM - Ethics CME presentation
Fernando's Restaurant
14135 Southwest Fwy, Sugar Land (77478)
Contact: Debbi Eschenbach, debbi_eschenbach@hcms.org 
 
Wednesday, March 1, 2023
HCMS Southeast Branch Meeting (in-person)

"Taking a Position: The Art of Giving Testimony, Responding to Discovery, and Dealing with Subpoenas" by Dan Ballard, JD
1 hour Ethics CME, TMLT
6:00 - 7:00 PM - Networking Social; 7:00 PM - Ethics CME presentation
Whiskey Cake
18840 Gulf Fwy, Friendswood (77546)
Contact: Jessica Smith, jessica_smith@hcms.org 
 
Thursday, March 23, 2023
HCMS North Branch Meeting (Virtual)

"Upholding Professional Accountability: What You Need to Know About Physician Licensure, Discipline and Regulation in Texas,"  Samar Shobassy, JD, TMB Legal Counsel
1 Hour Ethics CME, TMB
6:30 - 8:00 PM - Enjoy Networking followed by the Virtual Ethics CME Presentation
Contact: Lyssa Howeth, lyssa_howeth@hcms.org
Thursday, March 30, 2023
HCMS East Branch Meeting (Virtual)

"TMB Rules You May Not Know - But Should," by Dan Ballard, JD
1 Hour Ethics CME, TMLT
6:30 - 8:00 PM - Enjoy Networking followed by the Virtual Ethics CME Presentation
Contact: Jessica Smith, jessica_smith@hcms.org