Registration now open for 2023 NCDA Summer Meeting

Registration now open for the 2023 NCDA Summer Meeting - July 14-16 on Kiawah Island!

Escape to the Kiawah Island Golf Resort for a weekend of learning and fun!


For more information, download the registration brochure or visit the website.

To secure your hotel accommodations, please call (800) 654-2924 and reference the NCDA, or reserve your room online here to receive the special group rate of just $275 for a one bedroom villa, plus tax. Two-bedroom villas are also available at $425. Our block of rooms will be released June 23. The resort is a popular destination and is likely to sell out, so you are urged to make your reservation promptly.

Political Pulse for May 4, 2023

Another busy week for the North Carolina Medical Society. Senate Bill 20 is making a fast track through Raleigh and NCMS's Manager of Regulatory Advocacy has a breakdown of what is happening so far. We also take a look at where the NCMS-aided Prior Authorization bill is and some big legislative wins this week.

NCMS Statement on SB 20 - Care for Women and Children Act

NCMS Successfully Introduces Legislation to Reform the Burdensome Prior Authorization Process


Join in May for your chance to get away to historic Charleston, SC!

Charleston is over 350 years old...

Things younger than Charleston (founded 1670)

  • Electricity (1700)
  • Baseball (1839)
  • North Carolina Medical Society (1849)
  • Washing machine (1851)
  • Automobile (1886)
  • Basketball (1891)
  • X-Ray machine (1895)
  • YOU!

Be a part of the future of medicine with a visit to the past.
Join NCMS this month
and get entered to win a trip to The Charleston Place!

The winner of our drawing will get a stay at the beautiful Charleston Place and a free dinner at the hotel's Charleston Grill.*


*This offer at the Charleston Place is good until February 28, 2024. Dinner includes food, tax and gratuity; cocktails, wine and tax/gratuity are excluded and must be paid by the winning certificate holder.

Register Today for the NCDA Practice Pearls May Webinar: Incorporating APPs into Practice

May Webinar: "Incorporating APPs into Practice" | Monday, May 22, 2023 |  7:30PM  |  REGISTER

Allison Arthur, MDAbout Allison Arthur, MD: Dr. Allison Arthur is a Mayo Clinic-trained dermatologist and dermopathologist working in Orlando, Florida. Born and raised in Toledo, Ohio, Dr. Arthur moved to Atlanta, Georgia to complete her undergraduate studies at Emory University and later attended medical school at the University of Florida where she graduated from the College of Medicine at the top of her class with Honors in Academic Excellence. She completed her internship in Internal Medicine at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida, then moved to Rochester, Minnesota for Dermatology residency at Mayo Clinic. After residency, Dr. Arthur joined the faculty of the Department of Dermatology at Mayo Clinic and served as an instructor at Mayo Medical School. She then continued her education with a fellowship in dermatopathology, studying skin diseases at the microscopic level. During her time at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Arthur cared for patients from all over the world and was mentored by some of the top dermatologists in the field. Dr. Arthur is involved in the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), being named a diplomate as well as serving on the Young Physicians Committee and the AAD leadership forum work group. Dr. Arthur is an active member of the Central Florida Society of Dermatology.

Kick Back in Kiawah!

Sun filled days give way to star filled nights at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Your villa awaits to sooth away your cares and let you wander this lush island on the coast of South Carolina. All new members in April are entered into a drawing for the chance to enjoy world-class accommodations.

A few clicks and a leisurely drive is all it takes to have a chance at a fabulous, beach-side getaway!

2023 Golden Stethoscope Awards Gala

Make Plans to Join Us October 14th at the Sheraton for the 2023 Golden Stethoscope Awards and Presidential Inauguration Gala

Be sure to mark your calendar now so that you don’t miss this event created exclusively for NCMS members, their guests and event sponsors.

Stay tuned for more details!

Interested in becoming a sponsor at the LEAD Conference and Golden Stethoscope Awards Gala?

Download the prospectus below or reach out to Pam Highsmith, CFRE, for more details.

Nominate an NCMS Member for a Golden Stethoscope Award

Do you know an outstanding North Carolina Medical Society physician or physician assistant member who has demonstrated excellence in leadership, dedication to patients, and stellar skills in motivating, inspiring, and leading a medical team?  If yes, please nominate that person for the NCMS’s Golden Stethoscope Award!

This award will provide peer recognition based upon nominations submitted and final selection by the NCMS Awards Committee. Deadline to submit your nomination is August 31, 2023.* Please note: NCMS Board and Foundation Board members are ineligible for this award. 

Eligible recipients must be members of the NCMS who meet the nomination criteria. Four awards will be presented in total — one recipient each from the NCMS’s four regions.

Nominees must:

  1. Be a current member of the North Carolina Medical Society.
  2. Be nominated by a peer or co-worker. The nominator does not have to be a member of NCMS.
  3. Have demonstrated outstanding leadership, exceptional dedication to patient care exemplified by caring, compassion and quality care, and stellar leadership skills leading, motivating, inspiring peers who are physicians or physician assistants and leading a medical team.

If you have any questions about this nomination process, please contact Michelle Laws, PhD, Chief Experience Officer with the NCMS, [email protected].

Political Pulse for March 9, 2023

Raleigh has been busy with issues important to NCMS members for the past several weeks. In this week's Political Pulse, Thomas Kincheloe and Emma Kate Sowder are both out of the office but still breaking down the new language in the Medicaid expansion bill and where it stands now. They also take a look at how fast it is moving and the likelihood that it could be signed by Governor Cooper soon.

Save the date for these 2023 Durham-Orange County Medical Society meetings

Mark your calendar to day and make plans to attend these 2023 DOCMS events:

  • April 12
  • June 14
  • October 11
  • December 13

DOCMS dinner meetings are typically held at the University Club in Durham, NC, from 6:15pm until 8:30pm. Guests and non-member physicians, PAs and students are welcome to attend. Questions? Please contact Frank Snyder, [email protected].

DOCMS Meetings Focus on Gun Violence

Recent DOCMS meetings have focused on firearm injury prevention as a topic of discussion and collaboration. At the December 2022 meeting, the DOCMS learned about state policy from Becky Ceartas, who is the Executive Director of North Carolinians Against Gun Violence (NCGV), and heard a pediatrician’s perspective from Brian Eichner, MD, on his role in preventing gun injury and death.

At their February 2023 meeting, Sheriff Clarence F. Birkhead (pictured at right) discussed opportunities to intervene and prevent firearm injury in our communities.

Learn more about gun violence prevention at the North Carolinians Against Gun Violence (NCGV) website here.

Political Pulse for Feb. 3, 2023 - New 2023 Long Session Underway

The 2023 North Carolina Long Session officially kicked off on January 11th, and it has been a busy first few weeks.  In our first NCMS Political Pulse of 2023 we look at some of the bills introduced already that may affect you.  NCMS Director of Legislative Affairs Thomas Kincheloe and Manager of Regulatory Advocacy Emma Kate Sowder break down the first bills of interest and let you know how to get involved.

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