HCMS Branch Meetings

Join us for networking, dinner and fun at your local branch meeting.

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. Meetings include a reception starting at 6 p.m. and the Dinner & Program starting at 7 p.m.

HCMS has seven branch societies and HCMS members are designated to a branch in the area they work or reside. Refer to the Physician Directory for your current branch designation. Click to review the branch zip code designations.

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 members may prepay for a discounted fee of $50 for all three meetings, or pay at the door for a fee of $40 per meeting.
  • Members who are in their first or second year of practice, new HCMS member physicians, and members 35 and younger are invited to attend the meetings for free.
  • Guests of HCMS members may attend for a fee of $40 per meeting.
  • Non-members may attend for a fee of $100 per meeting.
  • Click for the branch credit card payment form.

For more information, contact us at 713-524-4267. To register for a branch meeting, click on the branch name below.


HCMS Branch Meeting Dates and Locations
Click on the name of the branch to register

EAST BRANCH -  Wednesday, September 25, 2019
"Economic Survival" by Trina Bean, TMA Healthcare Analyst 
1 hour CME (not ethics), TMA  (you will receive your CME certificate the same evening)
6 - 7 pm Networking Reception / 7 - 8 pm - Dinner &  Presentation
Monument Inn 
4406 Independence Pkwy, LaPorte (77571)
Free Parking
Contact: Elizabeth Gobran, elizabeth_gobran@hcms.org 
SOUTHWEST BRANCH - Wednesday, October 2, 2019

"An Emotionally Malignant Disease with an Innate Cure - Physician Burnout" by Naim El-Aswad, MD 
1 hour Ethics CME, TMA (you will receive your Ethics CME certificate the same evening)
6 - 7 pm Networking Reception / 7 - 8 pm - Dinner & Ethics Presentation
BraeBurn Country Club
8101 Bissonnet St., Houston (77074)
Free Parking
Contact: Debbi Eschenbach, debbi_eschenbach@hcms.org  

NORTHWEST BRANCH -  Wednesday, October 2, 2019
"Boundaries: What You Need to Know" by Ali Abbas Asghar-Ali, MD 
1 hour Ethics CME, TMA PHW - (you will receive your Ethics CME certificate the same evening)
6 - 7 pm Networking Reception / 7 - 8 pm - Dinner & Ethics Presentation
Marvino's Italian Kitchen 
24002 Northwest Freeway, Cypress (77429)
Free Parking
Contact: Regina Royal, regina_royal@hcms.org
CENTRAL BRANCH - Thursday, October 3, 2019
Networking Social 
6 - 8:15 pm - Networking Reception & buffet dinner
El Big Bad
419 Travis St, Houston (77002)
FREE Garage Parking across the street
Contact: Susie Loucks, susan_loucks@hcms.org  
SOUTHEAST BRANCH -  Thursday, October 10, 2019
"Boundaries: What You Need to Know" by Ashok Khushalani, MD 
1 hour Ethics CME, TMA PHW - (you will receive your Ethics CME certificate the same evening)
6 - 7 pm Networking Reception / 7 - 8 pm - Dinner & Ethics Presentation
Bay Oaks Country Club
14545 Bay Oaks Blvd., Houston (77059)
Free Parking
Contact: Elizabeth Gobran, elizabeth_gobran@hcms.org  
WESTERN BRANCH - Thursday, October 10, 2019
"Negotiations 101 for Physicians" by Michael Bungo, MD  
1 hour Ethics CME, TMA (you will receive your Ethics CME certificate the same evening)
6 - 7 pm Networking Reception / 7 - 8 pm - Dinner & Ethics Presentation
Churrasco's Memorial City
947 Gessner Rd (second floor), Houston (77024)
FREE Self & Valet Parking
Contact: Debbi Eschenbach, debbi_eschenbach@hcms.org
NORTH BRANCH -  Tuesday, October 15, 2019
"Medical Records and the Texas Medical Board" by Jeff Gdula, JD, TMA
1 hour Ethics CME, TMA - (you will receive your Ethics CME certificate the same evening)
6 - 7 pm Networking Reception / 7 - 8 pm - Dinner & Ethics Presentation
Kingwood Country Club
1700 Lake Kingwood Trail, Kingwood (77339)
Free Parking
Contact: Regina Royal, regina_royal@hcms.org