DCMS Connect Virtual Speaker Series

We’re excited to offer a virtual speakers series with relevant and inspiring content. These webinars will be the 3rd Thursday of every month. Our goal is to offer CME during each session. Click the Session Schedule button below to view the current schedule. Be sure to check back often for new speaker information and networking opportunities.

Interested in a past topic, but missed the live webinar? CME can still be obtained by registering for and viewing our archived series below. Have speaker or topic suggestions? Send to Cara Jaggers.  

Interested in sponsoring? Contact Lindsey Dawson for details.


 September 16, 2021  6:30 PM CST  Celebrate Women in Medicine

1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ with ethics designation  View

Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 6:30 PM CST

Celebrate Women in Medicine

This year we will feature a panel of female physicians and other influential professional women discussing all topics ranging from the benefits of life coaching, fitness, style, and mental health. DCMS member physician, Stephanie Byerly, MD, will lead the diverse panel in an interactive discussion designed to encourage and inform our audience on how to find joy in your personal and professional life.

Dr. Byerly will share her own stories about how seeking a life coach changed her life and helped her find joy and balance in her life again. Joining Dr. Byerly for the conversation include Donna Richardson Joyner, author and celebrity fitness icon, Dina Hijazi, PhD, psychologist, and Hanis Hussey, certified sleep coach.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize thought patterns and communication habits that are causing stress, distress and burnout and develop new effective ones.

  2. Discuss the difference between coaching and therapy.

  3. Implement tools and strategies to optimize satisfaction and lessen burnout throughout medical career

1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ with the ethics designation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Texas Medical Association and Dallas CMS. The Texas Medical Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Texas Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Registration is FREE, so register today!

Questions? Contact Cara Jaggers, DCMS director of events, at cara@dallas-cms.org




Stephanie Byerly, MD
DCMS Member

Donna Richardson Joyner
Dina Hijazi, PhD
Hanis Hussey

 DCMS Connect Speaker Series


Successful Provider and Payer Contract Negotiations
CME: 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ with the ethics designation

Whether you are a novice or a seasoned negotiator, payer contracts can be complicated and difficult to interpret, even with an attorney or a consultant by your side. Join us for the next presentation in our virtual speaker series, DCMS Connect: Successful Provider and Payer Contract Negotiations. Dr. Christopher Crow, CEO of Catalyst Health Network, shared his experiences and knowledge on contract negotiations.  Click here to register and watch the video.

Cultural Bias in Healthcare
CME: 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ with the ethics designation

This presentation was developed for healthcare professionals committed to improving quality and reducing racial and ethnic differences in health and health care. Health care professionals may not be familiar with recent developments in strategies to reduce disparities. This CME course presents evidence-based best practices and practical strategies to reduce discrimination gaps in health care quality. Click here to register and watch the video.

Women in Medicine: Why Healthcare Needed COVID
CME: 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ with the ethics designation

With burnout rates on the rise, strong mentorship among all physician communities should be encouraged. Specifically, females make up 50 percent of medical school graduates, but comprise only 33 percent of the physician work force. To celebrate and empower our amazing women in medicine, Hala Sabry, DO, founder of “Physician Moms Group,” spoke about being a female physician and a mom during the current pandemic. Click here to register and watch the video.

Road to Practice Recovery: A Guide for Reopening Your Practice Post COVID-19
1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ with the ethics designation

From evaluating staffing levels and managing patient appointments, to ensuring patient safety and communicating regularly with patients and staff, this guide provides the information practices need to more confidently head in the right direction. Click here to register and watch the video.

Healthcare, Remixed: 2021 and Beyond with ZDoggMD
1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ with the ethics designation

The last DCMS Connect webinar for 2020 featured Dr. Zubin Damania, also known as "ZDoggMD." ZDoggMD discussed all that we have faced and accomplished in 2020 while helping us to recharge for the new year. 

Dr. Zubin Damanian is a UCSF/Stanford trained internist and founder of Turntable Health, an innovative primary care clinic and model for Health 3.0. During a decade-long hospitalist career at Stanford, he experienced our dysfunctional health care system firsthand. As a way to address his own “burnout” and find a voice, he started producing videos and live shows under the pseudonym “ZDoggMD” that have since gone epidemically viral. Click here to register and watch the video.

Dallas County COVID-19 and Influenza Update
CME:  1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ with the ethics designation

Trish M. Perl, MD, MSc, provides a physician-targeted update on the current status of the pandemic and projected effects that COVID-19 and influenza will have on healthcare in Dallas. Dr. Perl also provides updated guidelines regarding the vaccine rollout, availability and much more. Click here to register and watch the video.

Strengthening Medicine in the 87th Texas Legislature
CME:  1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ with the ethics designation

During the 87th Texas legislative session, TMA will work with legislators to navigate budget challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. They will also work to ensure that nothing interferes with the patient-physician relationship so that physicians can be there when their patients need them. Dr. Diana Fite, TMA President, will speak to how you can help in this effort and participate in TMA advocacy events during this session. Click here to register and watch the video.

Must-Haves for Driving Practice Growth
CME:  1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ with the ethics designation

Gaining new patients and continuing to grow as a practice is becoming harder and harder to accomplish but is necessary to ensure future viability. Physicians and their practice leadership must become extremely proficient at how to market their practice in today’s ever-changing world. Susan Boydell, Partner with Barlow/McCarthy, will focus on the five must-haves for practice growth including the key components of a strong marketing and referral development plan. Attention will be paid to innovative ideas that can help practices differentiate in a very crowded market. Click here to register and watch the video.

Physician COVID Liability Protection – Help Is Coming
CME:  1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ with the ethics designation

Our healthcare professionals and facilities continue to put themselves at risk each day while facing workforce shortages, inadequate safety supplies, and insufficient information or changing guidance from federal, state, and local government officials while doing everything they can to treat the patient. Join us as Jon Opelt, Executive Director of Texas Alliance For Patient Access, shares the efforts being made to protect physicians and hospitals from medical liability lawsuits during this trying time. Click here to register and watch the video

Physician Burnout Proof - Live Workshop
CME:  1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ with the ethics designation

The health care environment—with its packed work days, demanding pace, time pressures, and emotional intensity—can put physicians and other clinicians at high risk for burnout. Burnout is a long-term stress reaction marked by emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and a lack of sense of personal accomplishment. Dr. Dike Drummond is a Mayo trained family practice physician and the leading coach, trainer, and consultant on the prevention of burnout in individual physicians and the realization of the Quadruple Aim in healthcare organizations. Click here to register and watch the video

The Role of a Palliative Service in Your Patient’s Care
CME:  1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ with the ethics designation

As physicians start to see many of the baby boomers reach a stage of life where they will need palliative or hospice care, it is important that they understand the differences to look for in these patients, proper communication tools and the impacts that quality end-of-life care can have on the patient and family members. Kathy Ligon MD, FAAHPM, Director of Supportive & Palliative Care at Baylor Scott & White—Irving Medical Center shares her knowledge and expertise on palliative and hospice care.  Click here to register and watch the video.

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