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ONSMS Conference 2018-06-20T08:26:13+00:00

Annual Scientific Session

June 22-23, 2018 | Raleigh NC

The Annual Scientific Session provides ONSMS members and healthcare professionals with two days of meetings about medical diagnostics, treatments, and cases as they relate to a broad selection of medical specialties. The event gives presenters and participants alike a chance to explore emerging trends in the medical field, brush up on clinical information and forge strong professional ties. Physicians learn about new technologies that will equip them to better serve their patients with topics including emerging trends, updates to traditional medicine, and new methods of detecting diseases.

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Schedule

Friday

Check back regularly as we add lecture details and schedule updates. Lecture downloads will be available prior to the conference.

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John M. Woodyear, Jr. MD

Welcome to the Conference

John M. Woodyear, Jr., MD—President, ONSMS

Keynote Address: Medicaid Changes

Mandy K. Cohen, MD MPH, NCDHHS Secretary—Raleigh, NC

Dr. Cohen is an internal medicine physician and has experience leading complex health organizations. Before coming to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services she was the Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). She brings a deep understanding of health care to the state and has been responsible for implementing policies for Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program and the Federal Marketplace.

Medicare for All – Reducing Health Disparities

Jonathan Kotch, MD—Chapel Hill, NC

Jonathan Kotch, MD, MPH, FAAP, retired in June 2016 after 38 years on the faculty of the Department of Maternal and Child Health at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, concluding his academic career as the Carol Remer Angle distinguished professor of children’s environmental health. During his academic career Dr. Kotch taught hundreds of master’s and dozens of doctoral students, authored or co-authored over 100 scientific articles, and has edited three editions of the textbook, Maternal and Child Health: Programs, Problems and Policies in Public Health.

Interpretation & Differences Between Serum, DBS & Salivary Tests

Kenneth W. Lewis, PhD—Chapel Hill, NC

Ken Lewis earned his PhD in Analytical Chemistry under the direction of James Jorgenson at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill where he designed and built the first Ultra High Pressure Liquid Chromatography system along with new interfaces for coupling liquid separation techniques to mass spectrometers. In 2004 he started OpAns, an independent lab providing quantitative characterization of biomarkers and drugs to institutions engaged in advancing human health with a focus on endocrine disruption, pediatric clinical trials and microvolume sampling for clinical diagnostics.

Top 10 Trends Transforming Medical Marketing 2018

Kathi Tevlin, Marketing Strategist—Lake Placid, NY

Kath Tevlin is a Marketing Strategist with the consulting firm, In the Woods, having received a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Connecticut State University. Her professional experience includes various leadership positions within the financial services and retail sectors. As founder of In the Woods, she has developed a signature approach for creating unique brands within any local marketplace utilizing a custom blend of personal branding, websites, local listings, online reviews, reputation management, social media, blogging, content marketing and peer networking.

Pharmacist Extenders of Healthcare

Noble Thomas, PharmD—Charlotte, NC

 Noble Thomas, CPP, started his career at the Sickle Cell Foundation interpreting complex scientific literature for use by the general public in Foundation publications. He currently works as a Functional Medicine pharmacist with True Care Health and Wellness weight loss clinic. He holds certifications in Diabetes Care, Hypertension Management, Immunization, Medication Therapy Management, Anticoagulation Therapy, Physical Assessment, and Laboratory Interpretation, and currently serves a Governor-appointed position as Public Health Commissioner for North Carolina.

Understanding MIPS

Karen L. Smith, MD, PA, FAAFP

Hailing from rural Maryland, Dr. Smith completed her residency at the Duke/Southern Regional Area Health Education Center Family Medicine Residency Program in Fayetteville, North Carolina. In private practice in Hoke County for more than two decades, Dr. Smith serves as the medical director and supervising physician for the Hoke County Health Department. She has served the state of North Carolina with 13 years on the NC DMA Advisory Board and NCIMS and is currently a delegate to the AAFP. In 2017, Dr. Smith was named the National Family Physician of the Year by the American Academy of Family Physicians.
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Saturday

The Annual Business Meeting of The Old North State Medical Society will begin promptly at 3:30pm after the last lecture. We encourage all members to attend as important matters for the coming year are discussed and a review of progress to-date is provided.

Your suggestions and feedback are important and welcome—this is the time to share them! We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

ACO-Why They Matter

Karen L. Smith, MD, PA, FAAFP

Hailing from rural Maryland, Dr. Smith completed her residency at the Duke/Southern Regional Area Health Education Center Family Medicine Residency Program in Fayetteville, North Carolina. In private practice in Hoke County for more than two decades, Dr. Smith serves as the medical director and supervising physician for the Hoke County Health Department. She has served the state of North Carolina with 13 years on the NC DMA Advisory Board and NCIMS and is currently a delegate to the AAFP. In 2017, Dr. Smith was named the National Family Physician of the Year by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Advance Care Planning to Improve Your Practice Cost Profile for Insurers

Adrienne D. Mims, MD—Atlanta, GA

Adrienne Mims, MD MPH is the Vice President & Chief Medical Officer for Alliant GMCF, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Georgia. Board certified in family medicine and geriatrics with more than 30 years of primary care, consultative and home care geriatric experience, Dr. Mims also worked as a medical administrator for 25 years in the fields of quality measurement, health care systems design, patient education, preventive health and population research. In her current role, she provides oversight to protect the Medicare trust fund and improve the quality of health for Georgia and North Carolina Medicare beneficiaries.

Wellness & Prevention Practice: A Different Paradigm

Jeffrey Galvin, MD—Charlotte, NC

Jeffrey Galvin, MD grew up as an “army brat,” ultimately leading to  his service as a Major in the US Air Force at Langley Air Force base for twelve years as an Emergency and Trauma specialist. After completing his service with the military, he and his wife, Paula moved to Concord, NC, where he has been practicing in the Emergency Department of Carolinas Medical Center for the last several years. His thriving practice, Vitality Medical Wellness Institute, strives to maximize human performance and health. He has extensive training in hormone therapy, nutrition, fitness, genomics and epigenetics and brain peak performance.

The Impaired Physician

Kenneth E. Fleishman, MD—Fayetteville, NC

Dr. Kenneth Fleishman is a psychiatrist in Fayetteville, North Carolina and is affiliated with Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He is one of 24 doctors at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center who specialize in Psychiatry. He is boarded in Psychiatry, and in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Proper Documentation in the Prescribing of Narcotics

Det. Sheila Valdez—Fayetteville, NC

Sheila Valdez is a detective and drug diversion investigator with the Fayetteville Police Department. She has served for fifteen years on the force, with twelve of those in Drug Diversion. She has a B.S. in Criminal Justice and was awarded the Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate. Prior to her tenure in law enforcement, she served for twelve years in the U.S. Army. She received education in drug Diversion from the DEA and NADDI (National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators).

Understanding the STOP Act

Barbara Walker, DO—Raleigh, NC

Dr. Walker is a contracted Family Physician with New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) in Wilmington. Previously, she was Program Director of the Osteopathic Family Medicine Residency at NHRMC. Dr. Walker retired from the U.S. Army with the rank of Colonel in 2006, serving tours in both Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia. Dr. Walker is recognized as an advocate for and leader of the osteopathic medical profession in North Carolina. She has served as a trustee of both the American Osteopathic Association and of Campbell University.

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ONSMS BUSINESS MEETING 3:30–4:30pm

SCHOLARSHIP & AWARDS BANQUET 7:00–9:00pm

Raleigh, NC

Visiting Raleigh is more than a trip to a blossoming Southern metropolis. Invigorate your senses by sampling the many flavors of cutting-edge Southern cuisine enhanced by artisan craft brews and spirits. Get your toes tapping to the sounds of emerging music and bands, as well as rollicking bluegrass festivals and more. Discover gifts and treasures from local boutiques, including many handmade and custom designs for truly eclectic finds. And, join in broadening your horizons through an enticing array of visual and performing arts exhibitions. Come see what the city will inspire in you.

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