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February 8, 2022

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In the News


1. Remembering A Trailblazer: Dr. Ophelia Garmon-Brown

Dr. Ophelia Garmon-Brown, a family physician from Charlotte and trailblazer for women of color in medicine, passed away on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, after a battle with cancer. She was 67. Read about her remarkable life and the legacy she leaves behind.

2. AMA Update: June 2022 (J22) House of Delegates Meeting

In an effort to keep the Federation informed of current plans for our upcoming June House of Delegates meeting, your Speakers wanted to alert you to a modification from the previously announced dates for the meeting. We continue to plan an in-person event at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, subject to CDC and local restrictions related to the ever changing pandemic. Rest assured that we intend to implement protocols to ensure the health and safety of all participants. Although we hope that it does not become necessary, we are also making contingency plans for a potential pivot to a virtual meeting.

3. NAM Clinician Well-Being Collaborative

At this crucial turning point for health care in the U.S., the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience (Clinician Well-Being Collaborative) has released a letter to the nation’s health care workforce to communicate support during the health care workforce shortage and burnout crisis, and ongoing challenge of sustaining the health care workforce during COVID-19.


COVID-19 Updates

  1.     Meeting people where they are, getting COVID vaccine to underserved communities

2.     COVID vaccine booster: CDC releases new guidance for some immunocompromised to get additional shot

3.     NC DHHS COVID-19 Dashboard


Learning Opportunities


AMA STEPS ForwardTM Webinar: No One Should Care Alone: Creating Processes for Intentional Professional Connection

Thursday, February 24, 2022
11:00 AM CST

Dr. Mark Greenawald launched the nationally acclaimed PeerRxMed program last year to help healthcare professionals support each other as they move away from distress and toward thriving. The tag line for the PeerRxMed program is “No One Cares Alone,” which captures Dr. Greenawald’s mission in his work toward advancing professional well-being.



Upcoming Events


·       2022 NC-ACP Annual Scientific Session (Feb. 11-12, 2022)—NOW VIRTUAL

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