Annual HCMS Events

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. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2022 @ The Blossom Hotel Houston. The topic will be "Physician Boundaries, #MeToo, and Other Realities in Medicine" by Karin Zaner, JD.  Click here to register. For more information contact LaCoya Boone at lacoya_boone@hcms.org 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 will be held on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 - Mark your Calendar. 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. For more information, contact Lyssa Howeth at 713-524-4267, ext. 218 or lyssa_howeth@hcms.org.

Medical Student Mixer

The annual First-Year Medical Students' Mixer for first-year students from Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) and The University of Texas Medical School at Houston 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 lyssa_howeth@hcms.org or 713-524-4267, ext. 218. The mixer will be held on Friday, August 26, 2022 @ The Health Museum, 1515 Hermann Dr., Houston, TX 77004, 5:30 -7:00 pm.



 

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 2022 meeting was held on April 25. The next meeting will be held in the spring of 2023. HCMS offers many additional opportunities for early career physicians to network. Please review additional meeting information on this page as well as upcoming geographic branch meetings . For more information about the YPO, contact Lyssa Howeth at lyssa_howeth@hcms.org or 713-524-4267, ext. 218. 




Member Appreciation Day at The Health Museum

HCMS will host its annual Member Appreciation Day June 25, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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. The ethics CME “Legal Aspects of the Practice of Medicine: What You Don’t Know Can Get You in Trouble” will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Staff and physicians are welcome to attend the Physician Staff Orientation from noon to 12:45 p.m. This presentation is designed to help your staff learn about the many HCMS/TMA resources they can access for your practice. Click here to register.  For event details, contact Regina Royal at 713-524-4267, ext. 243 or regina_royal@hcms.org.

 

Marketing 101 - Develop Your Patient Base

This Ethics CME presentation is typically held in the summer and  focuses on how to grow your patient base and referral network by utilizing HCMS and TMA tools available to you to support those efforts. Regardless of whether you are a young physician developing your practice or an established physician facing a retiring referral base, it is important to know the tools available to you to grow your practice. Many physicians assume that the process is expensive and time consuming. It doesn't have to be. It just has to be disciplined and HCMS can help. This event is open to physicians and their staff. The next Marketing 101 is scheduled for Wednesday, August 17.

HCMS would be glad to provide the CME at Greater Houston Hospitals. For additional information, contact Ahuva Terk at ahuva_terk@hcms.org.

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. The orientation was held on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. This meeting is free for HCMS members and their staff to attend. For more information, contact Regina Royal at regina_royal@hcms.org or 713-524-4267, ext. 243.