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 Export to Your Calendar 4/6/2019
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

Online registration is available until: 4/6/2019
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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 (confirmed)

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


                                        8:50-9:50                    Opening Keynote: Rep. Greg Murphy, MD (Dist. 9 – Pitt County): Role of the

Physician in the Political Process (confirmed)


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              Updates from the General Assembly, Dr. John Rusher and Chris Hollis (not yet invited)


10:50 – 11:15              Expanding Health Coverage Options, Matt Gross, NCDHHS (invited)



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

                                    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 (confirmed)

                                    Ciara Zachary, PhD, NCChild (confirmed)

                                    Beth Messersmith, MomsRising (confirmed)


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


1:45 – 3:15                  Break-outs

                                    Medicaid Reform: The PHPs have been announced – what now? NCPeds has a long, strong relationship with NCDHHS working together to improve child health. Given the new world of managed care, how do we best continue to advocate for strong policies for kids?  Jay Ludlam, Asst. Secretary for Medicaid Transformation  


                                    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. Dave Tayloe Jr., 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 (confirmed)