Meeting Highlights


Overview of Events

Keys to Resilience: Thriving Through Change (10/23):  In recent studies, over 46% of practicing physicians suffer from workplace burnout. Discover what individual physicians, PAs, and physician leaders can do to bounce back from burnout and how they can deepen resilience for themselves, the people they work with, and the people they love. Join well-known author and speaker Wayne Sotile, PhD, as he shares practical tools to improve resilience during times of crisis.  

Mastering the Art of Behavior Change  sponsored by the NCMS Employee Benefit Plan (10/23): Physician burnout is happening at an alarmingly high rate and is negatively impacting performance on the job, as well as quality of life outside the job.  This session focuses on how to translate knowledge into action. Whether the task is self-care or patient care – the issue largely comes down to the thorny topic of behavior change. Speaker Laura Putnam, MA, will guide attendees on how to master this challenge.

House of Delegates (10/23 & 10/24): Be a part of important policy debate and hear important briefings.

3rd Annual Poster Session Sponsored by MagMutual (10/23): Residents, fellows, and medical students will have their clinical posters on display and up for judging. Review the latest research and clinical vignettes!

Cocktail Reception (10/23): After a day of educational sessions and meetings, relax and mingle with your friends and family during this casual reception.

Exhibit Hall (10/23-10/24): Come visit the Exhibit Hall to meet with our meeting sponsors and be sure to enter the several drawings for prizes.

Presidential Inauguration (10/23): Docia E. Hickey, MD,will be inducted as the 162ndPresident of the NCMS and Robert E. Schaaf, MD, FACR, will be presented with the Presidential Pin for his service in 2014-2015.

Inaugural Reception (10/23):All meeting attendees and their guests are invited to this reception honoring Dr. Hickey’s presidency. Dance the night away and enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres! Cocktail attire is suggested.

NCMS PAC Breakfast (10/24): Get your fill of the latest legislative developments with a side of scrambled eggs and bacon!

Women in Medicine Section Luncheon (10/24): Female physicians, PAs, and medical students are invited to this afternoon luncheon and networking opportunity. The featured speaker at this event will be Karen Mastroianni, EdD, MPH, COHN-S, FAAOHN, who will share her insights on the link between leadership and work climate in ensuring effective wellness and safety initiatives.

Golf Outing: When the meeting winds down, it’s time to work on your game! Tee times start at 1:00pm for your afternoon golf outing. (Golf fee: $75)

Legislative Summit (10/24): Come hear the perspectives from several health care leaders about what they feel are the greatest opportunities and challenges facing the profession of medicine. Featured speakers include Philip M. Brown, Jr., MD, of Wilmington Health; Devdutta Sangvai, MD, MBA, of Duke Connected Care; and Lisa Shock, MHS, PA-C, of CHESS. After the panel discussion, Amy Whited, MPA, with the NC Coalition to Protect Patients, will discuss major scope of practice threats expected to emerge in 2016. Following an open discussion among attendees, Chip Baggett, director of Legislative Relations with the NCMS, will close the summit with his presentation, “Medicaid Reform Implementation, What to Expect in 2016.”

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