NAM News - November 1, 2022
In This Issue

November virtual meeting is TONIGHT for all members.

Tonight, Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m. central time, NAM members will join TMA members from across the state for an all-member virtual meeting.
Reproductive Health in Tennessee: Impact of the Dobbs Decision and Tennessee’s “Trigger Law,”
The meeting will feature an in-depth panel discussion, including NAM's board chair, Dr. Nicole Schlechter, on reproductive health in Tennessee following the US Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization and subsequent implementation of the state’s “trigger law.”  Presenters will include:
   • Randal Dabbs, MD
   • Howard Herrell, MD
   • Nicole Schlechter, MD
The meeting is free and open only to members, but registration is required. Members are encouraged to submit questions in advance here. Those selected will be directed to the appropriate panelist during the Nov. 1 meeting.
Register Here for Nov. 1 Meeting

2023 NAM leadership slate

The NAM Nominating Committee presents the following slate for officers and new members of the NAM Board of Directors for 2023.
  • 2023 President: Michael Beckham, MD
    Beckham Internal Medicine
  • 2023 President-Elect: Carl Willis, MD
    (2024 NAM President)

    Nashville Oncology Associates
  • 2023 Secretary/Treasurer: Laura Lawson, MD
    Nashville Breast Center
  • New Director: Parul M. Goyal, MD
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Holiday Open House is December 1.

Join our board and members at our annual holiday open house! Also, at this meeting, Kendra Scott will have a booth set up for members to purchase jewelry and holiday gifts. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Medical Foundation of NashvilleClick here or on the image below to RSVP.

TWM Annual Meeting - Nov. 9

All female members of the Nashville Academy of Medicine are cordially invited to attend the Tennessee Women in Medicine Annual meeting at KraftCPAs on Wednesday, November 9. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required to ensure we have a dinner for everyone: Click here to RSVP Online.  The keynote speaker is Dr. Barbara Nabrit-Stephens. 
Thank you to
our sponsors:
Burke Financial Group, LLC
Board of Directors:
  • Nicole Schlechter, MD - 
    Board Chair
  • Gregg Shepard, MD -
  • Michael Beckham, MD President-Elect
  • Laura Lawson, MD
  • Christin Giordano McAuliffe, MD 
  • George "Trey" Lee, MD
  • Matthew Pollard, MD
  • James Powers, MD  
  • Adrian Rodriguez, MD
  • M. Kevin Smith, MD
  • Duane Smoot, MD
  • Carl Willis, MD

Contact Us:
General Inquiries
Phone: (615) 712-6236  
Project Access Nashville 
Specialty Care
Phone: (615) 712-6237
Rebecca Leslie, MBA
Chief Executive Officer

Nikki Ringenberg, MPA
Senior Director

Taylor Crawford, MPH
Director of Strategic Projects
and Operations

Anastacia Volz
Executive Director of Project Access
Nashville Specialty Care
Erica Brahan
Assistant Director of Project Access
Nashville Specialty Care
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Save the dates for our upcoming 2023 events!

Mark your calendars for these annual events that are coming up in early 2023! We hope to see you at one or both of these! Details will be emailed to all members before these events, and will also be included in upcoming editions of NAM News.
  • January 26: 2023 President's Reception at Maggiano's
  • March 7: 2023 Day on the Hill - Cordell Hull Building

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