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When: 8:00 AM
Where: Hilton Garden Inn Raleigh /Crabtree Valley
3912 Arrow Dr, Raleigh
Raleigh, North Carolina  27612
United States
Contact: Kathryn Carroll
919.839.1156 ext 102

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This activity qualifies for 2 CME Credits! 


North Carolina Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

North Carolina Pediatric Society

Saturday, April 6 2019

Raleigh Hilton Garden Inn

2019 Spring Open Forum - DRAFT


7:30-8:30                    Breakfast –

7:45 to 8:25 Optional session on Medicaid Reform and Network Adequacy – Making Sure Kids Have Access to Pediatric Subspecialists –Dick Sutherland, MD, FAAP, UNC and Elizabeth Hudgins, MPP,  NCPeds

8:30-8:50                   Welcome and Introductions, Susan Mims, MD, MPH, FAAP, President, NCPeds


8:50 – 9:50AM            Moving to Medicaid Managed Care: Key Next Steps, Jay Ludlam, JD, Asst. Secretary for Medicaid


                                        9:50 – 10AM              Presentation of Denny, Katz, Simon Tingelstad Award


10 – 10:20                   Academic & Community Hospital Reports (with focus on advocacy efforts)


10:15 – 10:35              Break


10:35 – 10:50              NC Peds Legislative Agenda and Updates from the General Assembly,  John Rusher, MD, JD, FAAP


10:50 – 11:15              Expanding Health Coverage Options and Administrative Advocacy, Matt Gross, Asst. Secretary for Government Affairs, NCDHHS



11:15AM – 12:30        Advocacy Panel – Moderator – Theresa Flynn, MD, FAAP, Policy Comm Co-Chair

                                    What are 2-3  key issues you are working on? What are 3 of the hardest working tools in your tool box? What are unique opportunities (if any) for the pediatric voice?

                                    Chip Baggett, JD NC Medical Society

                                    Ciara Zachary, PhD, NCChild

                                    Beth Messersmith, MPA, MomsRising


12:45 – 1:45                Lunch with optional ECP session


1:45 – 3:15                  Planning a visit in your home district: Building relationships with legislators is one of the best ways to assure the pediatric voice is heard in the policy debate. Dr. W. Scott St. Clair and Chris Hollis (lobbyist for NC Peds) will talk you through some of the ins and outs of planning a visit with a legislator “back home.” Moderator: Emily Vander Schaaf, MD, FAAP


·         This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the North Carolina Chapter of the AAP (NCAAP)The American Academy of Pediatrics is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

·         The AAP designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

·         This activity is acceptable for a maximum of 2.0 AAP credits. These credits can be applied toward the AAP CME/CPD Award available to Fellows and Candidate Members of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

·         PAs may claim a maximum of 2.0 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

·         This program is accredited for 2.0 NAPNAP CE contact hours of which 0 contain pharmacology (Rx) content, (0 related to psychopharmacology) (0 related to controlled substances), per the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) Continuing Education Guidelines.