Durham-Orange Medical Society News:

"What Inspires You?" - Thursday, February 15 DOCMS Membership Dinner and Meeting

February's Membership Meeting at Capacity!

The Durham-Orange County Medical Society welcomes the medical community to its bimonthly membership meetings and lecture series. This year, speakers will share the personal inspirations and motivations behind their practice of medicine. Come learn more about your peers and perhaps find some inspiration yourself!

The Thursday, February 15, 2018, DOCMS Dinner Meeting will feature speaker Paul Austin, MD, who is an emergency room physician turned author. He shares his private struggles with both his personal and professional life in his two books: Beautiful Eyes: A Father Transformed, about fathering a child with Down Syndrome, and Something For the Pain: Compassion and Burnout in the Emergency Room, which focuses on how his job "almost wrecked [his] life."

Charles van der Horst, MD, is an infectious disease doctor and an author as well, who has chronicled some of his activist experiences in articles written for the New York Times and the Durham Herald Sun.

Perri Morgan, PhD, PA-C, works at the Duke Nephrology Hypertension Clinic. She gained local notoriety as a "Moral Monday" demonstrator at the NC General Assembly advocating for Medicaid expansion.

Because the meeting is full, we can no longer take any event registrations. Should you have questions, please contact Shawn Scott, (919) 833-3836.

Nominations Wanted for the Jerry Nance Community Service Award

The Jerry Nance Community Service Award recognizes our community's unsung volunteer heroes who meaningfully improve the health and well-being in these counties. Four awards may be given to a Medical Student, Non-physician, Resident Physician and Physician. Guidelines for selection are broad. Consideration will be given to outstanding direct service activities (no monetary compensation for nominated volunteer's work). Medical professionals will be considered for their efforts outside their "usual and expected" professional duties.

The award, a framed certificate with a $250 check payable to its recipient will be presented in April 2018.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 2, 2018.

Download a nomination form.

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