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Welcome to the Announcements page. Listed below are all current and past announcements.

2020 NCBA Symposium - Cancelled
5/11/2020

The NCBA Board of Directors have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 NCBA Symposium due to COVID-19.  The ongoing uncertainty around the virus as it relates to restrictions with public gatherings, social distancing and traveling, along with the economic impact being realized by our vendors and attendees has made it impossible to move forward. 

The Board will continue working to offer educational opportunities in an alternative format.  We are actively working with the resort on contract negotiations and hope to have an announcement about future symposium dates shortly.  Stay tuned!!!

If you have already registered for this year’s symposium, you will be contacted individually about a refund.

Thank you for what you’re doing each day for our patients!  If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to any board member.  Stay safe!

COVID-19 and the NCBA Symposium
4/12/2020
We continue to monitor current conditions as it relates to COVID-19 and public gatherings.  As of today, the NCBA Symposium in Pinehurst in August is still scheduled to take place.  Any postponement or cancellation decisions will be promptly communicated to all of our vendors and potential attendees.  Thank you!
President's update
4/12/2020

Happy Easter!  I hope everyone is safe and healthy and enjoying the spring renewal season as best they can.  Without a doubt, Covid-19 has brought unprecedented times not only for our nation, but for our industry.  Hospitals and healthcare providers are facing challenges not seen at anytime in our careers.  In all the instances I have seen, our state has performed very well.  There are HTM teams all around North Carolina and this country giving their very best to support the caregivers in their communities.  They need our best, and HTM can be counted on to deliver! 

The NCBA has always strived to provide educational opportunities for our members.  Unfortunately, with Covid-19, the CompTIA Network+ Certification Review class being planned for this Spring has been cancelled.  Based on your feedback, this was to be a companion class to last year’s CompTIA A+ Certification Review.  Jeff Hogan has indicated he will maintain his instructor contacts and look at revisiting in the fall.  If this class was something you were interested in, please send him a note at vp@ncbiomedassoc.com.

The Board of Directors has continued to work on preparations for the 42nd Annual Symposium this August in Pinehurst.  Jeff Hogan and the educational track chairs have put together another outstanding lineup of classes.  As of this time, the event is still on schedule, but we’re also very aware of the current circumstances.  We have been meeting weekly via conference call and have had regular contact with the hotel.  We’ll make a decision on how we plan to move forward as soon as we’re able.  If you have any thoughts on this feel free to reach out to me directly at pres@ncbiomedassoc.com.  I’d love to hear from you.

Please do everything you can to stay safe!  Look out for each other.  We’ll get through this, but we will all be affected by this crisis in some way.  Thank you for what you are doing for your customers and our communities.  I hope to see each one of you in August. 

Best,

Brian Lefler, CHTM, CBET

President, NC Biomedical Association

COVID-19 and the NCBA Symposium
3/20/2020

Planning for the 42nd Annual NCBA Symposium in Pinehurst in August continues and as of today, the event is still scheduled.  The Board of Directors have been in regular contact, assessing and monitoring this ever-changing crisis.  We will continue to monitor and will make any postponement or cancellation decision in the best interest of all our vendors, attendees, and colleagues. 

President's Welcome
2/25/2020
Happy New Year!  It’s hard to believe that 2020 is upon us already!  I’d like to thank you for allowing me to serve as your President for the coming year.  As in previous years, the President is surrounded by a very talented group of professionals serving on the board, who along with your help, will make this another great year for our association. 

I’d like to thank David Wilson and last year’s team for their leadership in arranging a very successful 41st annual Symposium.  Feedback from attendees and vendors were very positive.  I’d like to thank our vendors for their support of the NCBA and all the various employers of those in the HTM community for allowing their people to attend.  We are going to try to build on that success with an even better event with the 42nd Annual NCBA Symposium held again in Pinehurst.  This year’s dates are August 19-21, 2020, with the Mike McCoy Golf Tournament being held on August 18.  More information will be available in the coming weeks.

Please allow me to introduce the 2019-2020 NC Biomedical Association Board of Directors:

Jeff Hogan - Vice President

Terry Morris - Treasurer

Jeremy Collins - Membership Secretary

Mary Coker - Recording Secretary

David Wilson - Ex-Officio

Bill Fry - Vendor Coordinator

Greg Lucas - Newsletter Editor – Greg Lucas

Greg Johnson - Hotel Coordinator

Aaron Watts - Golf Coordinator

Chris Carpenter – Board Member

Codi Nelson – Board Member

Matt Woods - Board Member

Clint McCoy – Board Member

While symposium planning and other activities for 2020 are well underway, we can always use help!  Your ideas and suggestions are needed for the continued success of your association.  Feel free to join in on any of the board meetings.  The schedules for the meetings are listed on the website.  We have several who are not on the board, who continue to contribute in very big ways.  Thanks guys, you know who you are!  Our goals and efforts will continue to be centered around a strong symposium event with outstanding educational and networking opportunities.  If you have any interest in learning more about the association, how it runs, or have suggestions for improvement, feel free to reach out to me or any board member.  We’d love your input!

Brian C. Lefler, CHTM, CBET

President, NC Biomedical Association
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