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Thank you for choosing to be a part of the 2021 NCMGMA Advocacy Days. With advocacy being one of the main pillars of our organization, this special event always leaves attendees feeling energized and invigorated as they return to their practices to continue advocating for NC patients, physicians, practices, and the state of our healthcare.

Make sure to visit this page throughout Advocacy Days to stay up on the latest information and happenings during your time in Raleigh.

COVID Protocols

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NCMGMA has developed a Commitment of Safety which outlines our Advocacy Days Protocols with a focus on keeping our NCMGMA family and friends safe and healthy.

Participant Liability Waiver
By registering and participating in the 2021 NCMGMA Advocacy Days, the participant hereby accepts the terms and conditions in the Participant Liability Waiver. NCMGMA reserves the right to make necessary changes to the program at any time based on national, state, and local COVID restrictions & guidelines. View our Advocacy Days Participant Liability Waiver here.

CLEAR Health Pass
As part of our commitment to health and safety, we are excited to announce that we are using CLEAR to ensure we’re following a standard health screening protocol. Health Pass by CLEAR will help make your entry to Advocacy Days seamless as participants will be answering a series of questions on the Health Pass app and will be required to show their confirmed, completed Health Pass survey.

Enroll in CLEAR prior to the conference to ensure an easier, faster entry to the NCMGMA Advocacy Days. It takes less than 2 minutes to sign up. Please follow the below instructions to get started:

  • Your one-time enrollment only takes a few minutes. Just download the CLEAR app deep link for your event, press “Get Started” on the Health Pass tile, and confirm your event code: NCMGMA
    • Already a CLEAR Member? Just use the email address for your existing membership and snap a selfie to confirm that you are you.
    • New to CLEAR? Grab your ID (driver's license or passport) and your phone - then you'll never need your ID for CLEAR again!
  • Need help? Check out this Enrollment Guide or contact [email protected].

Disclaimer: CLEAR will not share your specific answers to any questions with your organization. CLEAR may provide reporting to your organization on your usage of Health Pass with your organization, including your green, amber, or red status.

Schedule of Events

 Tuesday, June 15th    
 1:00pm - 5:00pm  Legislative Updates & Presentations
Raleigh Marriott City Center
We have a lot of information to cover so please make sure to arrive early. We will begin promptly at 1:00 PM.
Dr. Richard Bruch, Orthopedic Surgery, EmergeOrtho
Melanie Bush, MPAff, NCDHHS
Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, MD, MPH, NCDHHS
Treasurer Dale R. Folwell, CPA, State of North Carolina
Sue Ann Forrest, MPA, NC Medical Society
5:00pm - 7:00pm  Networking Reception
Sponsored by Curi 
 Wednesday, June 16th    
8:00am - 12:00pm  Legislative Visits with NCMGMA & General Assembly Meetings
We'll meet at the NC Medical Society offices (222 N. Person St.) and walk over to the Legislative Building together. 


Registration Information

Hotel Information 
Limited standard rooms may still be available at the Raleigh Marriott City Center at the discounted rate of $169/night for single/double occupancy plus tax. To reserve your hotel room, please call the hotel directly at 1 (888) 236-2427. Guests making such reservations must identify themselves as members of the North Carolina Medical Group Management Association.

Advocacy Days online registration is still open.  The cost to register is $75 for NCMGMA members, $99 for non-members and $25 for students.  To register today, please follow the online registration link below.

Click here to register Online

Cancellation Policy
Registration cancellations must be received in writing. Cancellations received on or before 5pm on June 7th are entitled to a full refund less a $25 processing fee. No refunds will be awarded for cancellations after June 7th or for no-shows.

Participation Information

Go-To Tech for Advocacy Days: Get the latest event information by accessing the event site which can be accessed by computer, tablet or smart phone with a Wi-Fi connection.

Event Wi-Fi: Unfortunately, we will not be providing Wi-Fi in the meeting space. It will be available for guests in the Marriott public spaces.


*The most helpful distinction is that Legislative Building offices have 4 numbers (1234) and the Legislative Office Building offices have three numbers (123).

Need CEUs? NCMGMA's Advocacy Days has a total of 4 hours of CEUs.

Dress attire is business casual. Hotels are notorious for being cold one minute and stuffy the next, so we recommend dressing in layers for your comfort.


If you have any questions about Advocacy Days, please contact the NCMGMA offices at [email protected].

Important Advocacy Days Links

Tips and Tricks
CLEAR Health Pass