NCMS Morning Rounds 11-16-20

Welcome to a new week of NCMS Morning Rounds.

Nov. 16, 2020

Reminder: Renew Your NCMS Membership Now

Last month you should have received an email NCMS membership renewal notice and invoice. If you haven’t renewed your membership yet, you can do so online here. The NCMS Board of Directors approved a dues increase that goes into effect Jan. 1, 2021, so it pays to renew now!

Once you renew, you will receive your coveted NCMS 2021 calendar, which currently is in production and features striking photographs by your fellow NCMS members. This year’s calendar will be online rather than printed giving you more flexibility on how to display it – print it out to hang up or use it on your computer.

We Need Your Input on Important NCMS Draft Policies

The NCMS Policy Committee will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 1, when they will review your input on three DRAFT policies. Your perspective is key to informing committee members’ discussion and helps ensure sound policy development.

Please take just a moment to answer several questions on the policy topics being considered, and to review the DRAFT policies that will be before the committee.

Please respond by Friday, Nov. 20. Thank you!

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Watch your NCMS Morning Rounds for updates on the committee meeting and any resulting recommendations to the NCMS Board of Directors.

NCMS’ Seligson Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Last Friday evening as part of the AMA’s virtual interim meeting, former longtime NCMS Executive Vice President and CEO Robert W. Seligson, MBA, MA received the AMA’s Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement Award. This award honors a medical executive of a county, state or national medical society who has contributed substantially to the goals and ideas of the medical profession. The AMA’s Board of Trustees selects the award recipients.

The award nomination statement, submitted by NCMS Immediate Past President Palmer Edwards, MD, DFAPA, states: “For nearly three decades, Bob has put in the long hours, spent many a sleepless night contemplating the best path forward, navigated the rough waters of major change in the health care system and remained open and responsive to members, his staff and colleagues alike. The results of this lifelong effort are evident in the strength of organized medicine in our state and the national recognition of North Carolina as an innovative and attractive place to practice medicine. Bob has contributed in countless ways to the goals and ideals of the medical profession.”

In accepting the honor, Seligson made the following remarks captured in this brief video.

Congratulations, Bob!

In the News

E-Cigarettes Can Significantly Alter a Body’s Response to Viruses, UNC Study Says, Raleigh News & Observer, 11-13-20

Learning Opportunity

The American Public Health Association and the National Academy of Medicine is offering the 15th in its COVID Conversations webinar series exploring the state of the science surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic on Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. This webinar will be a “COVID-19 Vaccine Update – Development, Approval, Allocation and Distribution in the US.” Learn more and register here.

If you have policies you’d like your NCMS Board of Directors to consider, please complete the Board input form here. Thanks for reading!



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