HCMS Branch Meetings

Join us for networking at your local Branch Meetings

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.

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.

When in-person meetings resume, there is a small Branch Assessment fee to attend branch meetings to help defray the meeting costs

(i.e. CME programs, facility, meals and beverages).

Branch Assessment Fee Information: 

  • 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. 
  • HCMS 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.
  • Non-physician guests of HCMS members may attend for a fee of $40 per meeting.
  • Physician 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. 

*Members are not limited to attending the CME programs in their designated branch.

HCMS leaders are monitoring the COVID environment and are prepared to adjust the meeting format for the safety of members and staff.


2022 Branch Meetings - Save the Date - click on the branch name to register:

HCMS SOUTHEAST BRANCH - THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
Topic/Speaker:  Rev Up Your Revenue Cycle by April Bellard, HCMS Director of Payment Advocacy & Practice Management
1 hour Ethics CME, HCMS/TMA
Noon Mirch Restaurant
505 E Nasa Pkwy, Webster (77598)
6:00 pm Networking / 7:00 pm Ethics Presentation
Contact: Jessica Smith, Jessica_smith@hcms.org  
HCMS WESTERN BRANCH - THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
Topic/Speaker: "Physician Investment and Engagement in Healthcare Business Ventures " by William "Bill" Hopkins, JD
1 hour Ethics CME, HCMS/TMA
Churrascos' Restaurant
947 Gessner Rd, Ste B-290, Houston (77024)
6:00 pm Networking / 7:00 pm Ethics Presentation
Contact: Debbi Eschenbach, debbi_eschenbach@hcms.org
HCMS CENTRAL BRANCH - TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
Topic/Speaker: Cultural Competency in Physician Practice by William “Bill” Hopkins, JD
1 hour Ethics CME, TMLT
Intercontinental Hotel Houston
6750 Main St, Houston (77030)
6:00 pm Networking / 7:00 pm Ethics Presentation
Contact: Susie Loucks, susan_loucks@hcms.org  
HCMS SOUTHWEST BRANCH - THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
Topic/Speaker: Value-Based Care Strategies for Physicians by Kim Harmon, TMA Associate Vice President of Innovative Practice Models
1 hour Ethics CME, TMA
Braeburn Country Club
8181 Bissonnet St, Houston (77074)
6:00 pm Networking / 7:00 pm Ethics Presentation
Contact: Debbi Eschenbach, debbi_eschenbach@hcms.org
HCMS NORTHWEST BRANCH - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6
Topic/Speaker: An Emotionally Malignant Disease with an Innate Cure: Physician Burnout by Naim El-Aswad, MD
1 hour Ethics CME, TMA PHW
Location: TBD
6:00 pm Networking / 7:00 pm Ethics Presentation
Contact: Lyssa Howeth, lyssa_howeth@hcms.org
HCMS NORTH BRANCH - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13
Topic/Speaker: "Physician Investment and Engagement in Healthcare Business Ventures " by William "Bill" Hopkins, JD
1 hour Ethics CME
Location: TBD
6:00 pm Networking / 7:00 pm Ethics Presentation
Contact: Lyssa Howeth, lyssa_howeth@hcms.org
HCMS EAST BRANCH - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26 
Topic/Speaker:  The Business of Medicine: Enhancing Compliance, Practice Viability and Patient Care by April Bellard, HCMS Director of Payment Advocacy & Practice Management
1 hour Ethics CME 
Location: TBD
6:00 pm Networking / 7:00 pm Ethics Presentation
Contact: Jessica Smith, Jessica_smith@hcms.org