2011 NCMS Annual Meeting Is Underway in Raleigh

Physicians from across North Carolina began arriving today for the 2011 NCMS Annual Meeting at the Raleigh Marriott City Center. The NCMS House of Delegates (HOD) convenes for its first session on Saturday at 9:00 am. Officers, At-Large and Regional Members of the Board, and AMA Delegates and Alternates for 2012 will be nominated and elected at that time. Following the session, two Reference Committees will hear comments on Reports and Resolutions and make recommendations that will be considered by the HOD during the second session, which starts at 9:00 am on Sunday. NCMS Speaker Michael P. Moulton, MD, Wilmington, and Vice-Speaker Docia E. Hickey, MD, will preside during the HOD sessions.

NCMS President John R. Mangum, MD, Sanford, will address the House Saturday morning, providing a review of key accomplishments during the past year, including the highly successful initiative to gain medical liability and tort reform legislation during the 2011 legislative session.

NCMS President-Elect Robert W. Monteiro, MD, New Bern, will deliver his inaugural address to the House on Sunday. He will be installed as the 158th President of the Medical Society on Saturday night, when the NCMS will also present its E. Harvey Estes, Jr., MD, Physician Community Service Award, John Huske Anderson Award and the Presidential Award.

Delegates will be considering eight Reports and ten Resolutions, along with any late Resolutions that might be filed during the first session on Saturday. Among the items is Report A – Restructuring of NCMS Annual Meeting and House of Delegates, which recommends changes designed to further streamline the governance process, control costs, and improve the efficacy of NCMS advocacy on behalf of physicians and their patients. These changes are also reflected in recommendations made in Report G – NCMS Strategic Plan, the organization’s primary guide to meet the current and growing needs of physicians in North Carolina.

A summary of HOD actions and highlights from the Annual Meeting will be featured in next week’s Bulletin and at https://www.compassionatecarenc.org/. Updates will be available throughout the meeting @NCMedSoc on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/) and on the Doctor to Doctor Blog.


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