Attend your branch meeting — HCMS brings CME close to you!

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Need an ethics CME?  Want information on how to run a more efficient practice? Want to meet other physicians in your area? Look no further.  Attend your branch meeting.

For your convenience, the  Harris County Medical Society (HCMS) offers CME, usually for ethics credit, through its seven branch societies.  These branch meetings provide information on practice management, medical legislation, medical liability, medical legislation, HCMS and TMA events, as well as offer networking opportunities.

HCMS physicians are designated to a branch in the area they work or reside and receive announcements regarding upcoming meetings via email and fax.  To help defray the meeting costs (i.e., CME programs, facility, meals and beverages) at the branch meetings, there is a small fee to attend.  HCMS physicians may prepay for their branch's meetings at a discounted rate of $50 per year (which includes all of that particular branch's meetings, usually three per year) or pay at the door $40 per meeting.

HCMS is now offering a new member benefit to new HCMS member physicians and to those in their first or second year of practice, attendance at the branch meetings at no cost. HCMS spouses and staff members may attend branch meetings for $40 per meeting.  Physicians who are not HCMS members may attend a branch meeting but must pay $100 per meeting.  This amount may be applied toward the cost of HCMS/TMA dues if applied within 30 days of the branch meeting.

Although HCMS members are distributed across seven geographic branches led by officers selected among members within branch, all branches share the same mission: provide quality programs and information on the business of medicine, offer opportunities to meet with area colleagues for referrals and collaboration, and to represent their respective memberships in the parent society. The branch presidents serve on the HCMS Executive Board.

If you would like more information on branch meetings or how to change your branch designation, please see information below or contact the HCMS office at 713-524-4267.

Meetings for the Branches are held three times a year at various locations in the branch area.  All branch receptions start at 6:00 pm with the Dinner & Programs at 7:00 pm. A list of all the branches and contacts are listed below.  For a complete list of upcoming branch meetings and programs click here.

Central Branch includes the area within the 610 Loop.
Contact: Trinh Nguyen, ext. 218, or e-mail to: tnguyen@hcms.org 

East Branch includes the Baytown, Channelview, LaPorte, Highlands and Crosby areas. 
Contact:   Debbi Eschenbach, ext. 245, or e-mail to:  debbi_eschenbach@hcms.org

North Branch includes Humble, The Woodlands and north areas.
Contact: Tiffeny Henderson, ext. 218, or email to: thenderson@hcms.org

Northwest Branch includes Spring, Tomball, Cypress and northwest areas.
Contact: Tiffeny Henderson, ext. 218, or email to: thenderson@hcms.org  

Southeast Branch includes the Pasadena, Clear Lake and southeast areas
Contact: Debbi Eschenbach, ext. 245, or e-mail to:  debbi_eschenbach@hcms.org  

Southwest Branch includes Alief, Sharpstown, Bellaire and southwest areas
Contact: Debbi Eschenbach, ext. 245, or e-mail to:  debbi_eschenbach@hcms.org

Western Branch includes Memorial, Spring Branch, Katy and west areas
Contact: Debbi Eschenbach, ext. 245, or e-mail to debbi_eschenbach@hcms.org