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NCPeds News Net-May 2017

Wednesday, May 31, 2017  
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NCPeds News Net
May 2017

Benard P. Dreyer MD, FAAP,to Deliver NCPeds Annual
Meeting Keynote Address

NCPeds ispleased to announce Benard P. Dreyer, MD, FAAP, and immediate past president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, as Keynote Speakerat theannual meetingto be held August 18-20th at The Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville. Dr. Dreyer will deliver his remarks duringSaturday's keynote luncheon. He will also meet with Early Career Physicians (ECPs)and residentsto discuss,"Turning Advocacy into Leadership".

Dr. Dreyer is a Professor of Pediatrics at NYU School of Medicine where he leads the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, and conducts research focused on interventions in primary care to improve early childhood outcomes, including early brain development and obesity.He also serves asDirector of Pediatrics at Bellevue Hospital and works as a hospitalist.

Register for your Omni Grove Park Inn guestroom by July 1 to securethediscounted room rate, which represents a savings ofover$100 per night.Also, members who register for the annual meeting with NCPeds by July 1receive a $75 discount on their registration fee, and will be entered into a drawing for a $250 Omni Grove Park Inn gift cardwhich can be used at thespa, golf courseand restaurants. We look forward to seeing everyone in Asheville. Complete registration details for the annual meeting are available here.

Spring Open Forum

At the Spring Open Forum in Wilmington, we enjoyed the opportunity tovisit with members, including those from the coast! The day includedbreakout sessions for our Early Career Physician (ECP)and Hospitalist groups.Thankyou to everyone whohelped to make the event a success.

Meet the Co-chair

Jeanna Auriemma, MD, FAAP
Early Career Physician (ECP) Committee


Advocacy in Action
MedicaidWaiver Public Hearings

Jeanna Auriemma joins David Tayloe, III, as co-chair of the Early Career Physician (ECP) Committee which isfocused onengaging physicians in their first ten years of practice.

As an early career physician, I am thrilledNCPeds has ahistory of strong involvement across the continuum from resident through retiree, and everyone can find an opportunity to become involved in a meaningful way. I believe the educational and advocacy opportunities through NCPeds have helped our members become empowered to make a substantial impact on the lives of children.

Jeanna earnedher undergraduate degree from Siena College in Loudonville, NY, and attended Albany Medical College, She completed her residency, and served as Chief Resident, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.Jeanna currently serves as Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Wake Forest School of Medicine.

A native of New York, Jeanna and her husband, Joe Tessitore, now reside in Clemmons, NC,with their pug, Winston. Outside of workJeanna enjoys hiking and exploring North Carolina's breweries and wineries.

If youare interested inlearning about the ECP committee's work or in joining the committee,contact

Earlier this month pediatricians from across the state turned out to speak at North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS)MedicaidWaiver Public Hearings.

Thank you to everyone who made time to inform policy makers about the important consequences of Medicaid changes for child health. Children are, after all, 70% of the people covered by Medicaid in North Carolina.

A copy of NCPeds' comments to NCDHSS'sSecretary Mandy Cohen can be found here.


Dates to Remember

Mark your calendars for these upcoming NCPeds events.

  • White Coat Wednesday, Wednesday, June28, 2017 at the North CarolinaMedical Society in Raleigh
  • 2017 Annual Meeting, Friday, August 18-20, 2017 at the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville
  • Career Day PL-3, Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center in Durham
  • Career Day PL-2, Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center in Durham.


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