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

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
Happy New Year!
1/22/2020
The President's message has been updated.  We are just a few days away from opening vendor registration for the 2020 NCBA Symposium in Pinehurst.  Attendee registration will be opened March 1.
2019 Symposium Registration Now Open!!!!
5/18/2019
Registration for the 2019 Annual Symposium is now open! To view all Symposium related information and to register, please visit our Symposium page. We look forward to seeing you there!
President's Message
10/29/2017

Welcome!

As we approach the NCBA’s 40th anniversary, I can’t help but reminisce about 1978 when a small group of BMETs and healthcare professionals thought it was time to establish a professional organization whose focus would be the educational and professional development of our peers. Little did we know what the North Carolina Biomedical Association would grow into over the next four decades. I am very proud to have played a part in the formation of this organization that has been so much a part of my life.

It is important though to never forget that any organization is really nothing so much as the people who dedicate their lives and careers to it. And the NCBA is no exception. Over four decades we have had a remarkable group of people who accepted leadership roles in this organization and have helped transform up into what we are today … and what we will continue to evolve into moving forward.

With that said, as your current NCBA President, it is my pleasure to introduce your 2017-18 leadership team.

President ................................................................................. Glenn Scales

Vice President........................................................................... David Wilson

Treasurer.................................................................................. Terry Morris

Membership Secretary.......................................................... Jeremy Collins

Recording Secretary................................................................. Aaron Watts

Vendor Coordinator............................................................................ Bill Fry

Hotel Coordinator....................................................................... Clint McCoy

Golf Coordinator........................................................................ Aaron Watts

Newsletter Editor...................................................................... Patrick Bright

Scholarship Coordinator....................................................... Susan Trombly

Shop of the Year.................................................................... Boyd Campbell

Webmaster.............................................................................. Jeremy Collins

At this point in our historical timeline, I’d also like remind our newer members of their past history. This group formed our first Board of Directors and established the original By-Laws which have evolved over time to serve our organization as technology and society have changed over time. The lessons learned from this original group of leaders continue to serve us today.

President:

Patrick K. Lynch, CBET

Carolinas Hospital Engineering Support Services (CHESS)

Charlotte Memorial Hospital, Charlotte, NC

Vice President:

W. Glenn Scales, CBET

Biomedical Equipment Rental & Sales, Inc.

Secretary:

Wes Cormac

Moore Memorial Hospital, Pinehurst, NC

Treasurer:

Eddy G. Whisnant

Physio Control Corp., Raleigh, NC

Directors:

Jim Downing

Wilson Memorial Hospital, Wilson, NC

Frank Forrest, CBET

Memorial Hospital of Alamance County,

Burlington, NC

Dave Curry

Grace Hospital, Morganton, NC

Dr. J.C. Boone

Stanly Technical College, Albemarle, NC

Clint Crites, CBET

Carolinas Hospital Engineering Support Services (CHESS)

N.C. Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem, NC

Bob Strickland, R.H.Ed.

Area Health Education Center, Raleigh, NCBest wishes to you all.


This, our 40th year is being planned with a special emphasis on our past history. Our 40th Symposium and Expo will be held at the beautiful Pinehurst Hotel & Resort on August 21-24, 2018. The NCBA Board of Directors has started planning our educational program, but it is important that we hear from the members about any developmental opportunities you'd like to see presented next August, or as a stand-alone class during the year. Our strength has always been the support of our members and your feedback is a critical part of that process. Please reach out to me or any member of the Board with your ideas and suggestions

W. Glenn Scales CBET-E

NCBA President

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