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DOCMS Member News

An Important Message from DOCMS President Ronnie Laney, MD, MPH

View Dr. Laney's message on the DOCMS' commitment to advocacy and engagement on today's most urgent cultural and public health issues: READ NOW

Upcoming Meeting News

Join Us for Our Next DOCMS Virtual Meeting, August 12, 2020 - Topic: "Election Overview and Legislative Advocacy Update"

Dinner Available: Once again, we will offer DOCMS meeting attendees an opportunity to order and pick up food from the University Club. Attendees are limited to ordering two (2) meals total with an option of a chicken dish, salmon entree or vegetarian mushroom risotto. All food must be ordered by noon on Monday, August 10th - you may place your order by registering below. Your food order must be picked up by 5:30pm on Wednesday, August 12, at the University Club.

Featured Speaker: Sue Ann Forrest, MPA - Also joining in on the discussion: Sen. Natalie Murdock (D-Durham), Rep. Zack Hawkins (D-Durham) and Sen. Mike Woodard (D-Durham)


6:30pm - Brief Business Meeting led by DOCMS President Ronnie Laney, MD

6:45pm - Speaker Introductions - Dr. Ronnie Laney

6:50-8:00pm - Sue Ann Forrest, MPA, and invited legislative guests will provide an overview of upcoming elections and the latest news in legislative advocacy.


Recent Meeting News

June 10, 2020 Meeting Held Virtually

The Durham-Orange County Medical Society held its first membership meeting online via Zoom. The meeting focused "LGBTQA+ Health" and featured speakers Tonia Poteat, PhD, PA-C, MPH, from UNC Dept. of Social Medicine; Kristen Russell, LCSW, MSW, Child Development and Behavioral Health Specialist, Clinical Social Worker at Duke Health; and Dane Whicker, PhD, Medical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine.

If you were unable to attend for the live event, you may still view the video on YouTube here or watch below.


The DOCMS is happy to announce another benefit of membership: through the end of the year, each DOCMS meeting is now accredited through the Duke University Health System Clinical Education and Professional Development for one hour of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM! If you are interested in taking advantage of this CME opportunity, please see instructions below; logging in and submitting the required information to Duke OneLink will be necessary before each DOCMS meeting you plan to attend.

How to Register for a Duke OneLink Account

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DOCMS Leaders Talk about Health Issues on WCHL - The Hill

Several DOCMS health care leaders have recently spoken with interviewer Aaron Keck on local radio station WCHL - The Hill, partnering in an effort to create a "City of Health." Have a listen to their informative talks:

NEW! Dr. Charlie Monteiro offers the latest information on COVID-19, including possible treatments and development of a vaccine. Listen now...(June 2020)

Dr. Charlie Monteiro shares the latest on how COVID-19 is impacting the medical field and community at large and offers advice on what to do if symptoms arise. Listen now...(March 2020)

Dr. Rachel Keever about Heart Health Listen now...(Feb. 2020)

Dr. Sheila Allison on Breast Cancer Awareness Month Listen now...(Oct. 2019)

Dr. Charlie Monteiro on the issue of vaping Listen now...(Oct. 2019)

Dr. Ronnie Laney and Dr. Andy Kubinski on back-to-school health Listen now...(Sept. 2019)

Dr. John Dykers on immunizations Listen now...(Aug. 2019)

Dr. Mohan Chilukuri on health prevention: Listen now... (June 2019)

Dr. David Gregg and Dr. Ronnie Laney on emergency room visits versus urgent care visits Listen now... (Feb. 2019)

President Khalil Tanas on #MeToo and Mental Health Listen now... (Nov. 2018)

Past President Holly Biola and "Hometown Hero" Talks about High Blood Pressure Listen now... (Dec. 2018)

DOCMS Board Member Charlie Monteiro Talks about Health Issues that Could Arise Due to a Natural Disaster Listen now... (Sept. 2018)

Dr. Kunal Mitra on the importance of vaccinations Listen now...(May 2016)

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