On April 29th, NCMS hosted an Advocacy Summit for physicians, physician assistants and other medical professionals across the state. We had thirty members in attendance and had a great line up of speakers and sessions.

One attendee was NCMS Board Member and Durham-Orange County Medical Society President, Ronnie Laney, MD, MPH. Here’s what he had to say about the day:

“My recent experience with the NCMS Advocacy Summit continued my passion in the fight for our patients, who seem to continue to lose access to quality, affordable, and timely healthcare. The problems, stress, poor outcomes continue to trickle downward to the very foundation of medicine: doctors and patients. This is why I got involved, and remain involved as a healthcare advocate. The NCMS Advocacy Summit had great energy and passion with a collaboration of advocates from different aspects. The energy was infectious as we discussed the motivations for engaging, staying engaged, and getting others to engage. As advocates, we can do a lot to engage, and get the message out there, in front of our colleagues, our healthcare institutions, and our legislators.”

Due to the great feedback and turnout from the summit, NCMS plans to host this again in 2024! Want more information about how to get involved in NCMS advocacy efforts? Reach out to Hannah Rice at [email protected].