NCMS and News 14 Carolina To Host Health Reform Forum Next Wednesday Night in Charlotte

Implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 is underway and impending changes to the health care delivery system present new challenges and opportunities for physicians and their patients.  The North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS), in its mission to provide Leadership in Medicine, is partnering with News 14 Carolina to convene a televised forum to engage physicians and other health care leaders about preparing for health reform and what it means to patients and medical practices. 

NCMS members and the medical community at large are invited to attend the discussion, which will be taped for broadcast, on September 22, 7:00 pm, at the Harris Conference Center in Charlotte. The forum will be a panel-style discussion facilitated by News 14 Carolina Anchor Heather Waliga.

Your attendance is needed to promote the physician perspective on health system reform. Please join us and take advantage of this opportunity to voice your story. Attendance is limited to 150, so register today.

To reserve your seat, visit

Panelists include: Michael Dulin, MD, Family Medicine, Charlotte; Jeffrey P. Engel, MD, State Health Director; Ophelia Garmon-Brown, MD, Family Medicine, Charlotte; Maureen O’Connor, Executive Vice President/Chief Strategy Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina; Robert Seligson, Executive Vice President & CEO, NCMS; and Michael C. Tarwater, CEO, Carolinas Healthcare.

News 14 Carolina will broadcast the forum on Thursday, September 23, at 7:00pm and rebroadcast it on Sunday, September 26 at 1:00pm. News 14 Carolina is available in communities served by Time-Warner Cable.


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