NCMS Morning Rounds 9-19-19

Happy Thursday. Enjoy your

NCMS Morning Rounds!

Sept. 19, 2019

NCMS Voting Begins Today – Watch For Your Online Ballot

Online ballots are being sent today, so watch your email for your opportunity to cast your ballot for NCMS officers, Board of Directors, AMA delegates and Nominating and Leadership Development Committee members. The ballot you will receive includes a biographical sketch and curriculum vitae for each candidate.

In developing the slate of candidates, the NCMS Nominating and Leadership Development Committee vetted nominations from across the state made by NCMS members during a 3-month nomination period. This year’s Committee included seven physician members representing all four NCMS regions, plus five NCMS Board members.

The slate of candidates is as follows:

Philip Brown, Jr., MD

Board of Directors, Region 2 Representative
Holly Biola, MD

Board of Directors, At-Large Member
Merritt Seshul, MD

NC American Medical Association (AMA) Delegate
Mary Ann Contogiannis, MD
John Fagg, MD

NC American Medical Association (AMA) Alternate Delegate
Dev Sangvai, MD

Nominating and Leadership Development Committee (NLDC), Region 1
Edward Ricciardelli, MD

Nominating and Leadership Development Committee (NLDC), Region 2
Ronald Laney, Jr., MD
Vipul Shah, MD

Nominating and Leadership Development Committee (NLDC), Region 3
Docia Hickey, MD
James Hill, Jr., PA-C
Janice Huff, MD

Nominating and Leadership Development Committee (NLDC), Region 4
Frank Melvin, MD
Scott Paviol, MD

The results of the election will be presented at the NCMS Annual Business meeting on Friday, Oct. 4, during the LEAD Health Care Conference in Raleigh.

Don’t Delay — LEAD Health Care Conference Registration Closes Wednesday!

Less than a week remains to register for this year’s NCMS LEAD Health Care Conference to be held Oct. 3-4 in Raleigh. Get all the details and register.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from your colleagues on how they are addressing the challenges facing the profession today including returning the joy to practicing medicine, how to be ready for a crisis, the move to value, telemedicine, the opioid epidemic and addressing the social determinants of health among many other timely topics.

Other reasons to attend include:
• The meeting has been approved for 8.0 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM CME.*
• Interesting opportunities to participate in the discussion like our inaugural ‘Book Club’ meeting to share your perspective on Gene Nichol’s provocative book The Faces of Poverty in North Carolina. Learn more about this book – there’s still time to get a copy and read it before the discussion!
• The NCMS Annual Business meeting where you will have an opportunity to address our Board of Directors on policy issues of importance to your practice.
• Plenty of time for socializing and fun with your colleagues from across the state at informal receptions; a lively and delicious dinner party at a Raleigh hotspot and a restorative morning yoga class.

Don’t miss it — register today!

*This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the North Carolina Medical Society through the joint providership of the Southern Regional AHEC and the North Carolina Medical Society. The Southern Regional AHEC is accredited by the NCMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NCMS Member Sworn in for Congressional Seat

NCMS member Greg Murphy, MD, was sworn in Tuesday evening for the 3rd Congressional District seat he won in the recent election to fill the vacancy left by the passing of Walter Jones, Jr. in February. Rep. Murphy, a Greenville urologist, had been serving in the General Assembly.

Congratulations, Dr. Murphy!

Learn more about Dr. Murphy and his election to this Congressional seat in this Raleigh News & Observer article.

In the News

It’s Not Just Insulin. Diabetes Patients Struggle to Get Crucial Supplies, NPR, 9-18-19

Learning Opportunity

Flu Forum: Are You Ready for the 2019-2020 Influenza Season? Will be held Tuesday, Oct. 22 at the Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Durham from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. Learn more and register.


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