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2020 NCOA Annual Meeting is moving to VIRTUAL and Registration is now OPEN!  Click here to register

NCOA’s leadership has made the difficult choice to transition the in-person Fall Conference into launching our first-ever virtual program on Friday, October 2nd. 
OCTOBER  2, 2020 LIVE SESSION 5PM-6PM – Free for NCOA Members
  • 5:00pm  Welcome and Introductions
  • 5:05pm  AAOS Update
  • 5:20pm  Advocacy Update
  • 5:35pm  NCOA Membership Meeting/Business Meeting
  • 5:50pm  Door prizes announced
  • 6:00pm  Adjourn
PRE-RECORDED CME PRESENTATIONS – (Available Online from Oct. 3, 2020-January 2, 2021)  The CME portion of this meeting will be pre-recorded for On-Demand viewing at your leisure and will be available on Oct 3, 2020 at 12:01am until Jan 2, 2021 at 11:59pm. These sessions will be hosted on the SR-AHEC CME portal.
  • Hand / Upper Extremity (15 minutes each for a total of 30 minutes)
    • Orthopaedic Surgeon Time Allocation During the Clinical Encounter – Andrew G. Wohler , MD
    • Surgical Management of Chronic Spinal Accessory Nerve Injury – Amy P. Trammell, MD
  • Hip and Knee (15 minutes each for a total of 1 hour)
    • Patient Compliance Between Full Strength vs Low Dose ASA – Brian M. Curtin, MD
    • Synovial Cell Count is a Poor Predictor of Septic Arthritis in the Presence of Gout – T. David Luo, MD
    • History of SCFE is associated with Worsened Chondral Pathology in Patients Undergoing Hip Arthroscopy Discussion – Alejandro Marques-Lara, MD
    • Preliminary Data from the CORE Opioid Free Study – THA – Brian M. Curtin, MD
  • Trauma/Basic Science (15 minute each for a total of 1 hour)
    • 3D Printing for Lower Limb Salvage – Selene Parekh , MD
    • Thermal Output of Oscillating Versus Clockwise Drilling – Suman Medda, MD
    • Treatment Order of Open vs Closed Fractures During Concurrent Operative Fixation – Olivia M. Rice, MD
    • Deferoxamine has no Effect on Local Angiogenesis or Progression of Surgical Site Infection in a Rat Model – Lukas Keil, MD
  • PANEL DISCUSSION (15 minutes)
    • Preparing Your Practice to Weather the Storm – Jessica A. Woodcock, MD; Cynthia L. Emory, MD; Claude T. Moorman, MD
  • PLENARY SESSION (30 minutes)
    • Dark Before the Dawn: Our Experiences of Unexpected Outcomes and Malpractice Litigation – M. Stacia Dearmin, MD, FAAP
    • 2020: COVID and Diversity in Orthopedics – Courtney Sherman, MD
Exhibitor Opportunities: Click here for the Exhibitor Prospectus.  Contact Gail Stephenson for more info at

Other Questions: Contact Megan Eberle at


The mission of the NC Orthopaedic Association (NCOA) is to advance the science and practice of Orthopaedic surgery through education and advocacy on behalf of patients and practitioners, with emphasis on overall quality Orthopaedic health care for the state of North Carolina.

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President: Jessica A. Woodcock, MD – New Bern, NC

President-Elect: Cynthia Emory, MD – Winston-Salem, NC

Vice President: Robert Boykin, MD – Asheville, NC

Secretary-Treasurer: Dickson Schaefer, MD – Fayetteville, NC

Recording Secretary: Michael Marushack, MD – Wilmington, NC

Historian: Charles H. Classen, Jr., MD – Kinston, NC

Immediate Past President: Shawn B. Hocker, MD – Wilmington, NC

Councilor to AAOS: Richard C. “Chad” Mather, III, MD – Durham

Councilor to AAOS: Jessica A. Woodcock, MD – New Bern, NC

Councilor to AAOS: Peter Mangone, MD – Asheville, NC

Health Policy Chair: Richard Bruch, MD – Durham, NC

Executive Director: W. Alan Skipper, CAE – Raleigh, NC

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NCOA PAC, the non-partisan political committee of the North Carolina Orthopaedic Association (NCOA), relies on voluntary contributions from members like you to back candidates for public office who support the NCOA position on issues affecting orthopaedic practice and patient care in North Carolina. Donate online or download a form to support your PAC.


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North Carolina Orthopaedic Association
PO Box 27167
222 North Person Street
Raleigh, NC 27611
Phone: (919) 833-3836
Fax: (919) 833-2023
Executive Director: W. Alan Skipper

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