As part of your TMA membership, hundreds of CME and ethics hours are now available at no cost to you, compliments of TMA Insurance Trust. This includes FREE Mandated CME. TMA developed CME programs to fulfill specific state and federal agency mandates on human trafficking, opioid prescribing, OSHA and HIPAA. Courses are free for members and their practice staff.


Interested in a past topic, but missed the live webinar? CME can still be obtained by registering for and viewing our archived series below.  



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.

Each session below includes Ethics CME. 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.

View instructions on how to claim your CME. For questions, contact the TMA Knowledge Center at 800-880-7955.


The Role of a Palliative Service in Your Patient’s Care

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.

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Celebrate Women in Medicine

This session features 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.

Healthcare, Remixed: 2021 and Beyond with ZDoggMD

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 Damania 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 healthcare 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.

Physician Burnout - Live Workshop

The healthcare 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.

Why Healthcare Needed COVID

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.

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Cultural Bias in Healthcare

This presentation was developed for healthcare professionals committed to improving quality and reducing racial and ethnic differences in health and healthcare. Healthcare 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 healthcare quality.

Marketing Your Practice in the Digital Age 

Healthcare marketing has gone primarily online, and although historical best practices of word-of-mouth marketing, referrals, and phone book listings are still applicable in their broadest sense, medical marketing looks very different in 2020. Hosted by Dan Dunlop of Jennings Healthcare Marketing, this webinar will teach you how to develop relevant content, plan and schedule digital media, and provide tips and tools for building your social media following.

Must-Haves for Driving Practice Growth

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. 

Physician COVID Liability Protection – Help Is Coming

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.

Road to Practice Recovery: A Guide for Reopening Your Practice Post COVID-19

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.

Strengthening Medicine in the 87th Texas Legislature

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. 

Successful Provider and Payer Contract Negotiations

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. 

Technology in Medicine

Over the past year and a half technology and medicine have come together to support physicians and their patients in bigger ways than we imagined. With the rise of the use of telemedicine, more frequent cyber attacks, and moving from paper to digital records, it is even more important to understand the role technology will be play in medicine today. Hear from three experts representing different segments of technology in medicine as they discuss how technology is reshaping the practice of medicine.

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