Hot Topics Forum

Registration is open for the fall Hot Topics Forum

THIE will be in Kerrville October 4-5, 2017: Click here for registration.

  • October 4-5 in Kerrville
  • Golf will be on October 4th with a shotgun start at 1:00 pm at the Comanche Trace Course.  The education session begins in the morning with registration and breakfast at the Y-O Ranch Hotel Resort.
    Join your peers from across the state for a full day of education designed for Texas hospital leaders. Each year, THIE hosts these workshops as a complimentary service to THIE insureds. Sessions focus on the most current, pressing operational issues among Texas hospitals. Faculty includes experts in hospital law, workers’ compensation, risk management, health information technology and more. Click here for the agenda.

If you have suggestions for topics, presenters, sponsors and activities, let us hear from you! Email info@thie.com for more information.

Interested in showcasing your company or firm at a Hot Topics Forum? Consider sponsoring the forum in Kerrville. Email info@thie.com for more information.

Lubbock Hot Topics Forum Draws Crowd

Participation in THIE’s Hot Topics Forums continues to grow each year, and our recent event in Lubbock was no exception. More than 90 individuals representing 23 hospitals turned out for two days of learning, networking and relaxing March 1-2.

Corey Owens, Rankin County Hospital District, summed up the feedback we heard from many of those in attendance: “I just wanted to tell you again what a great job you and your staff did with this event. It's very rare, at least for me, to find an event both informative, and enjoyable. You and your staff were so friendly and helpful....which goes a long way these days. I hope to see you again soon!”

Personal defense expert Jeff McKissick, president of Defense By Design, presenting at the March 2017 Hot Topics Forum

Personal defense expert Jeff McKissick, president of Defense By Design, delivered one of the highlight sessions. Pictured above, McKissisk is a noted authority on the subjects of profiling and threat assessment. He presents continuing education seminars to the medical, insurance and other industries, to help them mitigate risks and liabilities associated with workplace violence. His mission is “to help you spot trouble ‘before’ trouble spots you.”

Golf day at Rawls Golf Course during the March 2017 Hot Topics Forum

The always-popular golf outing that accompanies Hot Topics forums gave teams a chance to spend a beautiful day on the Rawls Golf Course with friends and colleagues. Among them were, from left, Robbie Dewberry, Mitchell County Hospital, Colorado City, and THIE board member; Brandy Cruz, Rankin County Hospital District, Rankin; and Christy Francis, Hemphill County Hospital District, Canadian.


Hot Topics participants are updated on recent legal cases, legislative and regulatory happenings and much more at the Hot Topics Forums.

Forum Videos

THIE occasionally records the Hot Topics Forum sessions. Click here to watch presentations from the March 2016 event in Lubbock.