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2022 Clinical Conference Draft Agenda

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2022 NCCHCA Clinical Conference Draft Agenda

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Wednesday, October 19

4:00-7:00 pm Welcome Reception: Unwind & Design (see details below). Heavy hors d’oeuvres served.

Thursday, October 20

7:30 am Registration Opens
7:30-9:00 am Breakfast
9:30-10:30 am Open and Welcoming Plenary

Integrated Care in a Time of High Demand and Turnover

Neftali Serrano, PsyD, Collaborative Care Association

10:30-11:00 am Break
11:00-12:00 pm Topical Roundtables and Networking

During this time, join colleagues from across the state to learn about their work in specific areas, such as Integrated Behavioral Health, Medication Assisted Treatment, Telehealth, COVID-19, Monkeypox, HIV/AIDS care and treatment, Care Management, and more.

12:00-1:30 pm Lunch and Plenary

Supporting the Health Care Workforce 

Kathy Colville, MSW, MSPH, President and CEO, North Carolina Institute of Medicine 

1:30-1:45 pm Transition Break
1:45-3:00 pm Concurrent Sessions

1. Collaborative Care Model-Liz Griffin, AHEC

2. Diabetes Clinical Updates – Meriah Ward, DNP, FNP-BC, Advance Community Health

3. Using NCCARE360 and other Technology Tools to Support Patients – Tasha Winstead, Unite Us

4. Lessons Learned from Incorporating Social Determinants of Health into Clinical Care – Maria Perez, HOP Program Manager, NC DHHS 

3:00-3:30 pm Break
3:30-4:45 pm Concurrent Sessions

1. Integrated Care Models: Best Practices from NC Health Centers – Portia Johnson, PharmD, MHA, Advance Community Health 

2. HIV Clinical Updates – Meriah Ward, DNP, FNP-BC, Advance Community Health

3. Leveraging Telehealth to impact the underserved – Dr. Eric Tucker, EDD, MSW, LCSW, Director of Behavioral Health, Advance Community Health

4. Medicaid and Value-Based Care: An Update-Liz Kasper, MSPH, Special Policy Advisor – Alternative Payment Models, NC DHHS

5:30-7:00 pm Dinner and Networking Event at Foothills Brewing


Friday, October 21

7:30 am Registration Opens
7:30-9:00 am Breakfast
8:30-9:45 am Concurrent Sessions  

  1. Creating Engaging Work Environments – Brian Davis, FaithHealth Ministries, Atrium Health 
  2. Changes to HRSA Requirements and Site Visits: What Clinicians Need to Know – Thomas Maynor, MD, Maynor Consulting 
  3. HCC Coding and Its Importance in Today’s Landscape – Dr. Kazi Farshid, Co-Founder & CEO, DoctusTech
  4. Medication Assisted Therapy Review and Best Practices – TBD 
9:45-10:15 am Break
10:15-11:15 am Plenary Session 

NC State Health Priorities  

Secretary Kody Kinsley, NC DHHS

11:15-11:30 am Break
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Concurrent Sessions 

  1. Leadership Training for Clinical Directors – Pam Tripp, CEO, CommWell Health 
  2. Value-Based Care-Addressing Social Drivers of Health and Quality Improvement – Marianne Weant, MSPH, MA, CHES, Programs Manager, North Carolina Alliance for Health
  3. System Integrations with EHRs (NCIR, CVMS, NC HealthConnex) – Dave Kim, Compass Health Advisors
  4. Pregnancy and Dental Management: Updates and Addressing Disparities in Care – Rhonda Stephens, DDS, MPH, Dental Public Health Residency and Grants Administrator, Division of Public Health 
12:30-2:00 pm Lunch, Awards, and Closing Plenary  

Primary Care and Substance Use Recovery  

Miriam E. Delphin-Rittmon, Ph.D. 

Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (invited) 


Continuing Education

In partnership with Northwest Area Health Education Center (AHEC), a program of Wake Forest University School of Medicine and part of the NC AHEC System.
Up to 9.25 Contact Hours and 0.9 CEUs from  Northwest AHEC

> Day 1 – Oct. 20, 2022 • 0.5 CEUs from Northwest AHEC • 5.25 Contact Hours from Northwest AHEC

> Day 2 – Oct. 21, 2022 • 0.4 CEUs from Northwest AHEC • 4.0 Contact Hours from Northwest AHEC


Wednesday, October 19th

Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served while you enjoy choosing from three activities at the Benton Convention Center Piedmont:

  • Stewart Knight, a full-time local artist, will be our Wine & Design teacher for the evening, and he’s ready to bring out the artist in our guests. Whether you’re a novice or expert, this is your opportunity to paint a cool picture on canvas or t-shirt while sipping a drink of your choice.
  • Enjoy working on a complicated puzzle? We got it! We have a 2,000-piece puzzle ready to tickle those brain cells and make you think before placing pieces on the board. We hope attendees can complete this puzzle before our 2023 Primary Care Conference.
  • Calling game night lovers! We have a collection of board games, from Monopoly to Scrabble to What Do You Meme, ensuring you and your conference colleagues will have an enjoyable time.

Thursday, October 20th

Networking event at Foothills Brewery Footnote, 634 W. 4th Street Ste. #120, Winston-Salem

Signature cocktails, wine, craft beer await our conference attendees and vendors with a special dinner menu that’s been created for those hungry taste buds.


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $1,557,131 with 99 percent financed with nongovernmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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