2020 Virtual LEAD Conference Recap


OCTOBER 15-17, 2021

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2020 LEAD Conference Recap

Day One (Thursday, Oct. 15 – 9:00am-3:30pm)

Racial Equity Institute Groundwater PLUS training (5 hours of AMA PRA Category 1TM credits) 

Nearly 100 attendees tuned into the daylong training, which used stories and data to present a perspective that racism is fundamentally structural in nature. Thanks to speakers Deena Hayes-Greene, REI Co-Founder, and Blaise Amendolace, PsyD, for an educational and highly thought-provoking experience.

Day Two (Friday, Oct. 16)

MEDTalks (3 hours of AMA PRA Category 1TM credits)

An at-capacity audience tuned in to watch the following Leadership College scholars present their projects in a TEDTalk-style format:

  • Mr. Zachary Fleming (CUSOM Student) – “Design and Development of a Data Analytics
    Dashboard to Address Pediatric Sepsis Metrics”
  • Robert Henihan, MD – “What I learned while I was waiting…”
  • Amy Marietta, MD – “Perinatal Recovery Groups: Working together to treat substance
    use disorders among pregnant and parenting women in Western NC”
  • Marion McCrary, MD – “Creating the Stepping Stones to Engage Physicians ‘Where
    They Are’”
  • Jennifer Parker-Cote, MD – “Efficacy of a Substance Abuse Screening Tool in the Emergency Department”
  • Lourdes Pereda, MD – “NC Obesity Rates in Rural North Carolina”
  • Arin Piramzadian, DO – “The Socioeconomic burden of COVID-19 on North Carolina’s Hispanic population”
  • Kailey Remien, DO – “Evaluating the Didactic Medical Education of How to Treat Sexual Assault Victims”
  • Geoffrey Slaughter, MD – “How We Can Eliminate Unintended Pregnancy in the United
    States: It’s Easier Than You Think”
  • Gretchen Velazquez, MD, FACP – “Implementing the Collaborative Care Model for Integration of Physical and Mental Healthcare in the Primary Care Setting”
  • Kaitlin Warta, MD, MPH – “Hysterectomy: An Outpatient Procedure”

The results of their research can be viewed here; video of their live presentations will be available soon.

Congratulations to these newest Leadership College graduates, the Class of 2020!

 NCMS Annual Business Meeting

Our first virtual Business Meeting featured several important moments, from a review of the State Health Director’s Report to the NCMS membership by Dr. Betsey Tilson, to a moving video produced by the recently formed Racial Reconciliation Task Force (see below).

Another highlight of the afternoon was the keynote address by the editor-in-chief of JAMA, Dr. Howard Bauchner, who offered an overview of how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the content and publishing of the journal.

L. Allen Dobson, MD, received the T. Reginald Harris, MD, Memorial Award:

Mary Rudyk, MD, was given the E. Harvey Estes, MD, Physician Community Service Award for her work with aging populations.

Finally, the evening culminated with 2019-2020 NCMS President Palmer Edwards, MD, offering his outgoing remarks, sharing his perspective on a year that defied everyone’s expectations with its health care challenges. Dr. Edwards then swore in his successor, Philip Brown, Jr., MD, as the 167th President of the North Carolina Medical Society. Dr. Brown’s inauguration and moving acceptance speech were broadcast live on Facebook; you can view the entire inauguration below.

Please save the date for the 2021 LEAD Health Care Conference, October 15-16.


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