NCMS President John R. Mangum, MD, Sanford, will address the House Saturday morning, providing a review of key accomplishments during the past year, including the highly successful initiative to gain medical liability and tort reform legislation during the 2011 legislative session.
NCMS President-Elect Robert W. Monteiro, MD, New Bern, will deliver his inaugural address to the House on Sunday. He will be installed as the 158th President of the Medical Society on Saturday night, when the NCMS will also present its E. Harvey Estes, Jr., MD, Physician Community Service Award, John Huske Anderson Award and the Presidential Award.
Delegates will be considering eight Reports and ten Resolutions, along with any late Resolutions that might be filed during the first session on Saturday. Among the items is Report A – Restructuring of NCMS Annual Meeting and House of Delegates, which recommends changes designed to further streamline the governance process, control costs, and improve the efficacy of NCMS advocacy on behalf of physicians and their patients. These changes are also reflected in recommendations made in Report G – NCMS Strategic Plan, the organization’s primary guide to meet the current and growing needs of physicians in North Carolina.
A summary of HOD actions and highlights from the Annual Meeting will be featured in next week’s Bulletin and at http://www.ncmedsoc.org/. Updates will be available throughout the meeting @NCMedSoc on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/) and on the Doctor to Doctor Blog.