Meeting Sponsorship Opportunities
Meet Physicians Face to Face
HCMS holds numerous meetings and events for member physicians and medical students throughout the year. We cordially invite you to become a Meeting Sponsor for these events. Sponsoring a meeting will enable you to access our members and grow your business. Meeting Sponsorships start at $350. To receive notifications about meetings available for sponsorship or learn about meetings currently available for sponsorship, contact Ahuva Terk at 713-524-4267, ext. 329 or email@example.com
Meetings Hosted by HCMS Throughout the Year
Branch Meetings – Held regionally - 21 meetings per year
HCMS divided Harris County into seven geographic branches to enable our member physicians to network with colleagues within their communities. The format of these events ranges from networking/sit down dinner/CME to networking socials. Seven of the 21 meetings ar virtual, the rest ar in-person. Each branch meets three time a year (twice Feb-May; once Sept-Oct). All events are held on weekday evenings, Tuesday-Thursday. Below are the seven branches and the general areas they cover. Click to review the branch zip code designations for each branch.
- Central Branch - Includes the area within the 610 Loop.
- East Branch - Includes the Baytown, Channelview, LaPorte Highlands, and Crosby areas.
- North Branch - Includes Humble, The Woodlands, and north areas.
- Northwest Branch - Includes Spring, Tomball, Cypress and northwest areas.
- Southeast Branch - Includes Pasadena, Clear Lake, and southeast areas.
- Southwest Branch - Includes Alief, Sharpstown, Bellaire, and southwest areas.
- Western Branch - Includes Memorial, Spring Branch, and west areas.
Depending on the branch, attendance ranges from 30 to 100 physicians across all specialties and practice settings. Two to six sponsoring organizations will be in attendance at each meeting. Only Friends of the Society close a meeting to competitors.
Benefits of sponsoring a branch meeting:
HCMS Women in Medicine Section - Two events per year
- Company will be acknowledged in the email and fax invitations.
- Company will be introduced and acknowledged during the event.
- Company representatives will have an opportunity to share information about their organization with the physicians at the event.
- Company may bring up to two representatives to the event.
- Company will receive a list of the attendees after the meeting. List will not include emails and fax numbers.
- No speaking opportunities are available at the meetings.
This section, established in 2020, will meet twice a year and will include all HCMS female physicians. Sponsorship benefits are the same as those at the Branch meetings.
Marketing 101 - One event per year
HCMS offers an annual CME presentation in June/July on the fundamentals of marketing a practice and growing its patient base. The meeting attracts early career physicians in independent practice. Sponsorship benefits are the same as those at the Branch meetings, however, sponsors are invited to give a two minute presentation to the attendees about their products/services.
Medical Student Mixer – One event per year, usually held in late August
The Medical Student Mixer offers an opportunity to reach approximately 200 first and second-year medical students from Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas-Houston Medical School, University of Houston Medical School, and Texas A&M Enmed program as well as some HCMS physician leaders. Sponsorship benefits are the same as those at the Branch meetings, however, an Attendee List will not be provided after this event.
Member Day - One event per year
HCMS invites its members and their families for a day of fun at The Health Museum. Physicians are offered a CME presentation on risk management. Sponsors are given a table to present their information to physicians and will receive a list of the attendees after the meeting.
New Members and Young Physicians Reception – One event per year, usually held in August
Meet new HCMS members and Young Physicians, along with their families. More than 100 physicians and their family members attend this annual event held in The Health Museum’s Grand Hall. Physicians are offered a Continuing Medical Education seminar and the opportunity to visit with the sponsors. The meeting is held Tuesday – Thursday. Sponsorship benefits are the same as those at the Branch meetings.
Young Physicians Organization (YPO) – One event per year
The YPO consists of those members who are 40 years of age or younger or have been in practice eight years or less. The meeting includes a networking reception, dinner and CME. The meeting is held Tuesday-Thursday. Sponsorship benefits are the same as those at the Branch meetings.
Pilot Programs - TBD
Each year HCMS pilots various events to increase member engagement and promote specific member benefits. Each event will be designed to meet its unique goals and special sponsorship benefits will be designed to accommodate format.
HCMS plans Specialty Society meetings for 14 of the 18 Specialty Societies in Harris County. Advertising opportunities include meeting sponsorship, website advertising and more. For information on these advertising opportunities, contact LaCoya Boone at 713-524-4267, ext. 224 or firstname.lastname@example.org.