Annual HCMS Events

Member Appreciation Day at The Health Museum

HCMS hosts an annual Member Appreciation Day at the John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science (The Health Museum). Member Appreciation Day is open to HCMS members and their guests and Practice Managers and their guests. This is an opportunity to enjoy the exhibits and to gain continuing medical education (CME) ethics credit free of charge. Stay tuned for 2024 event details.



Young Physicians Organization Annual Meeting

The Young Physician Organization (YPO) was created to engage HCMS members who are age 40 or younger, or have been in practice for eight years or less. Its purpose is to offer programming/resources to address challenges faced by early career physicians as well as networking opportunities for referrals and collaboration. The YPO hosts an annual event, usually in the spring. The YPO met on May 4, 2023 at the Cadillac Bar. Stay tuned for future events. For more information about the YPO, contact Lyssa Howeth at or 713-524-4267, ext. 218.  

Young Physicians Virtual Mentorship Symposium

HCMS is committed to helping early career physicians access the resources they need to succeed, including offering non-traditional mentorship opportunities. This Symposium introduces physicians in their last year of residency and those in their first 8 years of practice to mature physicians who experienced the challenges faced by early career physicians to share insights and answer questions. Stay tuned for next year's event. For more information, contact Ahuva Terk,


Medical Student Mixer

The annual First-Year Medical Students' Mixer for first-year students from Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), the UTHealth McGovern Medical School, the UH Tilman J. Feritta Family College of Medicine, and Texas A&M University School of Engineering Medicine, enables students to meet other students and HCMS physician leaders. The mixer is held at The Health Museum in August each year. Free food, drinks, music, door prizes and networking! For more information, contact Lyssa Howeth at or 713-524-4267, ext. 218.


Women Physicians

The HCMS Women Physicians Section operates as a component of the Harris County Medical Society (HCMS) and is governed by the Bylaws of HCMS. It is organized to strengthen female physicians' engagement and representation in HCMS and the Texas Medical Association through the development of relevant programming and services. Membership consists of HCMS female physician members and those who request to join the Section. The Section meets twice a year. This event was held on October 3, 2023. Stay tuned for future events in 2024. For more information contact LaCoya Boone at or 713-524-4267, ext. 224. 

New Member/Young Physician Reception

This unique complimentary reception is designed to introduce new and young members to the many benefits and services available through HCMS membership. The New Member/Young Physician Reception is held in early August each year. Enjoy a complimentary evening with your family while you explore the traveling summer exhibit at The Health Museum, network with colleagues, and earn a one hour ethics CME credit by attending the CME presentation. The event was held on August 1, 2023. Stay tuned for next year's event. For more information, contact Lyssa Howeth at 713-524-4267, ext. 218 or

Marketing 101 - Develop Your Patient Base

In today’s competitive environment, marketing your practice has never been more important to improve patient acquisition and retention, increase revenue, and grow your practice. Traditional methods of patient acquisition through personal relationships with colleagues must be paired with social media tools. Yet with so many ways to market your practice it is a challenge to stay within a budget and generate the most effective results.  This Ethics CME presentation, will present ongoing and new HCMS and TMA resources and marketing tips, to physicians as a “how-to” on promoting their practice. The one-hour presentation will focus on the fundamentals of marketing the medical practice. Topics will include the importance of defining your referral base, the do’s and don’ts of using social media, and the key principals of developing and maintaining a good relationship with your referring physicians.

This event is open to physicians and their staff.  For additional information, contact Ahuva Terk at

HCMS Physician Practice Staff Orientation

The Harris County Medical Society (HCMS), is offering an orientation to physician's practice staff to ensure they are aware of the many resources available to physicians and their practices. Specifically, in this meeting we will highlight our free tools and resources to help practices reduce payor-related administrative burdens, as well as grow and maintain financial viability. Nearly all resources can be accessed by physician staff on behalf of HCMS members. This meeting is free for HCMS members and their staff to attend.For more information, contact Regina Royal at or 713-524-4267, ext. 243.  Stay tuned for future meetings in 2024.