Members Convene at NCMS Annual Meeting

In conjunction with the NCMS Annual Meeting and House of Delegates, several membership sections met to discuss their activities and strategies for growth for the upcoming year.

The Women in Medicine Section, chaired by Katherine J. Pierce, MD, of Charlotte, hosted more than 30 women in its second annual meeting. Physicians, PAs, Residents and Medical Students were represented. Attendees were enthusiastic about promoting this new networking and educational group. The Section will host a guest speaker and reception at the 2012 Annual Meeting.  Members wishing to be added to the Section’s new list serve should email Shawn Scott at [email protected].

The Physician Assistants (PAs) Section, chaired by Glen Combs, PA-C, will review the list of NCMS Committees and encourage PA member participation. The section will meet in February at the NC Academy of Physician Assistants (NCAPA) Winter Meeting.

The Residents-Fellows Section was represented by Chris DeRienzo, MD of Duke and Diane Miller, MD, of UNC. Members with involvement in residency programs can enroll all residency participants as NCMS members at no cost. For the enrollment forms, email Richard Skinner at [email protected].

Medical Students elected new officers for the year, including Carol Akers of the Brody School of Medicine as Chair. NCMS Medical Students will be represented at the upcoming AMA 2011 Interim Meeting in New Orleans.

The NCMS thanks all members who took time from their busy schedules to contribute to the meeting and encouraged their colleagues to get involved! Mark your calendar for next year’s meeting, scheduled for October 26-27, 2012 in Raleigh.


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