Happy Tuesday! Enjoy your NCMS Morning Rounds!

November 16, 2021


NCMS Member Feedback Needed!

The NCMS Ethical and Judicial Affairs Committee is considering draft language for a new policy on palliative care and potential revisions to the current Medical Research for Marijuana Policy. As a NCMS member, your feedback on draft proposed policy language is a vital component of the NCMS policy development process. Please take a few moments to complete these two short surveys to share your feedback.

All received responses will be shared with the Ethical and Judicial Affairs Committee to facilitate the Committee’s continued discussion of these draft policies. Your input is greatly appreciated, and we thank you for your engagement!

REMINDER: Lunch and Learn Webinar: “Legislative Update” Happening TODAY!

Join us TODAY, Tuesday, November 16, as we hear from attorney Dave Horne from Smith Anderson, who will provide a year-end Legislative Update. Tune in to hear about what happened this year and what we’re anticipating for 2022!

Presented by the North Carolina Medical Society Foundation in cooperation with the North Carolina Medical Group Management Association 

This webinar is free but you must be registered to attend. Space is limited so register early! 

After you register, you will receive an emailed confirmation with webinar and phone-in instructions. Please check your spam/junk folder if you do not see the confirmation email after you register. Registration will close Tuesday, November 16 at 10 am EST.

Register here.

Thursday, November 18, Is National Rural Health Day!

The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health sets aside the third Thursday of every November to celebrate National Rural Health Day.

National Rural Health Day (NRHD) is an opportunity to “Celebrate the Power of Rural” by honoring the selfless, community-minded spirit that prevails in rural America. NRHD showcases the efforts of rural healthcare providers, State Offices of Rural Health and other rural stakeholders to address the unique healthcare challenges that rural citizens face today and into the future.

As part of this celebration, you’re invited to register for a great event celebrating the power of Rural Health, happening on Thursday, November 18.

Learn more and register here.

In the News

Rural NC Hospital Opens More Psychiatric Beds To Meet Rising Mental Health Need, NC Health News, 11-15-21

Learning Opportunity 

Weitzman ECHO Webinar Series on COVID-19, Wednesday, November 17, Noon-1:00 p.m. ET

Discuss updates to the pandemic, how organizations have shifted their workforce, vaccine boosters, and promising practices moving forward. 

Register here.


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