The 2022 LEAD Conference and the Inaugural Golden Stethoscope Awards Gala were a wonderful weekend for hundreds of NCMS members and their guests.

During the day, participants learned about everything from what to expect when first starting their career to new frontiers in medicine and what to expect in the upcoming elections.

Exhibitors showcased their latest offerings and the event kicked off with a State Fair themed party hosted (and DJ’d by) incoming president Arthur Apolinario.

To cap it off Dr. Apolinario was sworn in as the new president of the North Carolina Medical Society at a black-tie gala. Four women were awarded the inaugural Golden Stethoscope Awards.

It was a fantastic weekend and here are some photos of all the fun. Enjoy!

Dr. Art Apolinario aka DJ Dr. Art provided the music for the State Fair themed Welcome Reception
After the awards came the dancing!
NCMS staff enjoying the evening of celebrating medicine! Pictured: Garry Linton, Kelly Wilson, Kristen Shipherd and Joy Avery.
Dr. Lisa Kaufmann (left) receiving her Golden Stethoscope Award
More gala fabulousness
2022-2023 NCMS President Dr. Art Apolinario and his daughter Amaya
Dr. Suneya Hogarty (left) receives her Golden Stethoscope Award from NCMS Board member Dr. Claude Jarrett and Dr. Katie Lowry
Pictured here (left-right) NCMS staff members Gail Stephenson, Toni Hill and Megan Eberle. Director of Event Services Gail Stephenson was the driving creative force and visionary behind the evening’s glamourous gala.
2022 Golden Stethoscope Awards Gala
Gala glamour
NCMS VP of Communications Randy Aldridge served as Master of Ceremonies at the Inaugural Golden Stethoscope Awards Gala
Annual Scientific Session Poster presenters
Dr Eileen Raynor buying her NCMS PAC raffle tickets
Dr. Betsey Tilson shares the State Health Director Annual Report to the North Carolina Medical Society and Commission for Public Health at the NCMS Business Meeting
Advocacy Breakfast is underway! NCMS VP of Communications Randy Aldridge (right) moderates a discussion between political strategists Chris Sinclair (center) and Brad Crone (left).
Thank you to Novo Nordisk for being a Gold Level Exhibitor at LEAD!
LTG (Ret) Rick Lynch presents his talk on adaptive leadership during the Keynote Luncheon
Many thanks to Carolina Complete Health Network for supporting LEAD as a Platinum Level Exhibitor
Dr. Thomas-Montilus presents her MEDTalk.
Dr. Robyn Tiger presents her talk on clinician wellness during the Lifestyle Medicine Summit at LEAD
NCMS staff in action at the LEAD registration desk
The NCMS’s Pam Highsmith and Evan Simmons help out at the LEAD registration desk
The NCMS staff looking glam: NCMS CXO Dr. Michelle Laws, NCMS CFO Shawn Scott and NCMS Engagement Manager and 2022 Leadership College Scholar Joy Avery



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