VA Under Secretary of Health Dr. Clancy to Speak at NCMS Annual Meeting

Carolyn Clancy, MD

Carolyn Clancy, MD

In keeping with the North Carolina Medical Society’s (NCMS) 2014 Annual Meeting’s educational theme of caring for our veterans, the Interim Under Secretary for Health at the Veterans Administration in Washington, DC Carolyn Clancy, MD, will address our House of Delegates on October 25, 2014, at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, NC.

As Interim Under Secretary for Health, Dr. Clancy oversees the health care needs of millions of Veterans enrolled in VHA, the United States’ largest integrated health care system, with more than 1700 sites, including hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, and Readjustment Counseling Centers. In addition, VHA is the nation’s largest provider of graduate medical education and a major contributor to medical research.

This is the NCMS’ 160th Annual Meeting, to be held on Oct. 24-25. You and your family are invited to take part in this event, which features educational sessions, networking and social opportunities, important policy debate and more. We hope to see you there!

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Meeting Highlights

Women in Medicine Section Meeting & Lunch (10/24): Featuring speaker Kristina Natt och Dag, PhD, discussing leadership skills for women.

Quality Care for Veterans (10/24): This educational session and panel discussion will focus on improving care for our veterans. (Session fee: $25. Please note: lunch not included.)

House of Delegates (10/24 & 10/25): Take part in important policy debate and listen to keynote speaker Carolyn Clancy, MD, Interim Under Secretary for Health at the Veterans Administration, address the HOD regarding veteran health care during the Saturday session.

2nd Annual Poster Session Sponsored by MagMutual (10/24):Residents, fellows, and medical students will have their clinical posters on display and up for judging. Review the latest research and clinical vignettes!

Cocktail Reception (10/24): After a day of educational sessions and meetings, relax and mingle with your friends and family during this casual reception.

Exhibit Hall (10/24-10/25): Come visit the Exhibit Hall to meet with our sponsors and be sure to enter our drawing for a chance to win a free weekend stay at the Grandover Resort.

Presidential Inauguration (10/24): Robert E. Schaaf, MD, will be inducted as the 161st President of the NCMS and Devdutta Sangvai, MD, MBA, FAAFP, will be presented with the Presidential Jewel for his service in 2013-2014.

Inaugural Reception (10/24):All meeting attendees and their guests are invited to this reception honoring Dr. Schaaf’s presidency. Dance the night away to the music of the Big Swing & the Ballroom Blasters! Cocktail attire is suggested.

“Wake Up Walk” sponsored by the NCMS Plan: (10/25): Start your morning off right by taking part in the NCMS Employee Benefit Plan Wellness Walk: promote healthy behavior and lead by example! Each participant will be entered in a raffle to win a Fitbit Flex™ wireless wristband, receive a resistance band and a heart-healthy breakfast.

NCMS PAC Breakfast (10/25): Get your fill of the latest legislative developments with a side of scrambled eggs and bacon! Speakers: State House Speaker Thom Tillis (confirmed) and U.S. Senator Kay Hagan (invited).

Golf Outing: When the meeting winds down, it’s time to work on your game! Tee times start at 1:00pm for your afternoon golf outing. (Golf fee: $69)


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