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February 24, 2022


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In the News


1. 2022 Delegate Credentialing

The June 2022 House of Delegates (HOD) Meeting credentialing process is now underway. Society staff can access the online credential certification instructions and form on the website.

The Speakers are planning for an in-person event at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, subject to CDC and local restrictions related to the ever-changing pandemic.  Protocols to ensure the health and safety of all participants will be implemented and it is likely that all meeting attendees will be required to be fully vaccinated unless medically contraindicated.  Contingency plans are in the works in the event for a potential pivot to a virtual meeting.

HOD meeting credentials will be prepared for your delegate(s) and alternate delegate(s) based on the information you provide at this time. Credentials are used to authorize society representation by your delegate(s) and alternate delegate(s) for the meeting. If you are not able to access the online form, or if you have questions about the process, please email [email protected] or [email protected]

Credentialing of regional medical student delegates and alternate delegates will be handled by the Medical Student Section.  Sectional resident and fellow delegates and alternate delegates will be handled by the Resident and Fellow Section.

The receipt of credential forms is confirmed by a return email message. If you do not receive such a return email, your credential form has not been received.

Credential forms must be submitted by Friday, March 18.


2. Reminder: Nominations Now Open for NCMS Foundation (NCMSF) Leadership Positions

Want to make an impact on improving health statewide? Consider joining the NCMS Foundation (NCMSF) Board of Trustees. Positions for these leadership roles are currently open for the upcoming year.

The NCMSF is the philanthropic arm of the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS). The Foundation seeks to improve access to quality health care for all North Carolinians. Its portfolio of programs demonstrates our commitment to this vision. Learn more about each of these programs here.

A full description of what is expected of members of the NCMSF Board of Trustees, along with details on the nomination process, is outlined here. Nominations are due by Thursday, June 30, 2022.


3. X12 Support for NCPDP Survey: Pharmacy Benefit Verification Efficiency

X12, a national standards organization chartered by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to develop and maintain EDI standards, is pleased to distribute this survey to X12N, an X12 accredited standards subcommittee for insurance, constituents on behalf of the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP), a long-time trusted collaborative organization. NCPDP and X12 believe that gathering input from a broad range of diverse industry stakeholders provides valuable information as the Standards Development Organizations (SDOs)work cooperatively to identify effective and efficient solutions that positively impact the health care industry. Please review the survey and help the NCPDP by providing thoughtful responses to inform industry guidance and possible enhancements to current industry standards. Please complete the survey by Monday, 2/28/2022.



COVID-19 Updates


1.     Stealth Omicron BA.2, Found in 48 States, Should Remain Variant of Concern Says WHO

2.     3 Moderna doses 99% Effective Against Omicron, Delta Hospitalization

3.     NC DHHS COVID-19 Dashboard


Learning Opportunities


2022 Addiction Medicine Conference

April 8-9, 2022

In-Person Event

Addiction Medicine 2022 will provide clinically relevant SUD knowledge and skills for physicians, APPs and other providers working in a variety of healthcare settings. Conference will be held in Asheville, NC at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel.



Upcoming Events


·       2022 NC Neurological Society Hybrid Annual Meeting (Feb. 25-27, 2022)

·       2022 NC Obstetrical and Gynecological Society Annual Meeting (April 8-10, 2022)