From the President’s Desk

James Duff

Sr. Manager, Integrated Disability Programs Dallas Area Rapid Transit

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Welcome to the DMEC Dallas/Fort Worth (TX) chapter, serving Texas’ absence and disability management professionals.  Our meetings offer educational and informative programs on a variety of integrated disability and absence management (IDAM) and employee benefits topics. Additionally, our meetings offer you the opportunity to network with colleagues and gather valuable insight on IDAM best practices.  On behalf of our chapter board members, we hope you’ll join us at an upcoming event. We look forward to serving your individual needs and those of our employer and supplier community.

Help us to grow our chapter. We are actively seeking meeting partners to support our chapter at a grassroots level. If your company is interested in becoming a meeting partner, please contact us at to discuss further.

Join Our Mailing List

If you’d like to receive email invitations for upcoming chapter meetings, please contact us at and request to be added to the chapter mailing list.


If you don’t see an upcoming event listed, please check back. Meetings are added throughout the year.


We typically hold between three to four events annually. Meetings focus on disability and absence management topics. Local employers and suppliers are encouraged to attend meetings and provide ideas for interesting and meaningful discussion topics for future sessions.


All DMEC chapter meetings qualify for CPDM CEUs. Pick up a CPDM CEU reporting form at the close of each meeting. Any other CEUs provided for the meeting will be listed on the event details page.

Meeting Location

We are experimenting with a variety of venues to determine the best location for our events. Check the event detail page for location information.


Meeting fees include a meal. Fees may vary for special or longer events, however, registration fees are typically:

  • DMEC Members*: $40
  • Nonmembers: $50

*All employees of a DMEC member organization enjoy a variety of benefits, including reduced chapter fees.

Please register online for each event. You can pay by credit card or select the “Pay by Check Onsite” option. If paying by check, please bring a check (or cash) to the meeting for the full registration fee. Checks can be made payable to DMEC.

Substitutions and Cancellations

Substitutions are accepted; however, these must be made by the RSVP date indicated on the event details page. To make a substitution, contact or 800.789.3632, ext. 101.

Cancellation for a refund is required by the RSVP date indicated on the event details page. To request a refund, contact or 800.789.3632, ext. 101.


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Upon request, a receipt is provided at the meeting. Members can download a receipt by logging into their DMEC Account. Select “My Account”, then “Orders”. Select the specific order and print.

Below are presentations and resources from our 2016 chapter meetings.