NAM News - October 26, 2021
In This Issue

Bicentennial Gala Recap

On October 2, 2021, the Nashville Academy of Medicine welcomed physician members and their guests to a bicentennial gala at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center benefiting the Medical Foundation of Nashville and honoring two hundred years of physicians serving Nashville.

The halls were adorned with displays of antique medical memorabilia, photos, manuscripts, and archives from the history of the Nashville Academy of Medicine. Robin Williams, MD, NAM board chair; Nicole Schlechter, MD, NAM President; Ralph Atkinson, MD, MFN board chair; and Christopher Ott, MD, MFN board vice-chair honored distinguished guests, shared about the history and accomplishments of the organization, and led in the celebration. 
Click here to see the recap of the event on Twitter.
Click here to see the printed program from the evening. 
Images by Ian Riley.

Legislative Reception November 16.

Members who are fully vaccinated are invited to attend in-person. Please do not attend if you do not feel well or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 regardless of your vaccination status. 

NAM President honored by Nashville Medical News.

Speaking at the Noah Liff Opera Center on October 14, Dr. Nicole Schlechter, 2021 president of the Nashville Academy of Medicine (NAM), accepted her induction into Nashville Medical News' Women to Watch Class of 2021. 

"I would like to work towards increasing equity in medicine and medical leadership at all levels," she said in her Women to Watch printed article. "I try to incorporate the issue into most everything I do." Addressing burnout is another key issue. "I want to bring the joy back into practicing hospital medicine," Dr. Schlechter noted. "When providers love and can focus on patient care, everybody wins."

Read more about Dr. Schlechter's work here

KraftCPAs healthcare cybersecurity webinar October 28.

KraftCPAs will host the next webinar session in their Healthcare Helpings series: Secure your healthcare data from cybercrimes
Thursday, October 28, 2021
9:00 am – 10:00 am (CST)

Electronic files include a stockpile of confidential medical and financial information about you, your patients, and your staff – and it’s the type of data a hacker could use to cripple your healthcare entity. Are you taking the right precautions to protect your software from malware, viruses, and other cyberattacks?

BME Adopts COVID Misinformation Policy.

Effective Sept. 21, 2021, the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners (BME) adopted a policy whereby medical doctors could risk having their medical licenses disciplined for generating or spreading “misinformation or disinformation” about COVID-19 vaccines. Discipline could include revocation or suspension of one’s medical license. The BME goes on to state that physicians “have an ethical and professional responsibility to practice medicine in the best interests of their patients and must share information that is factual, scientifically grounded and consensus-driven for the betterment of public health.” Click here to review the BME’s complete COVID-19 vaccine policy.
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Board of Directors:
  • Robin Williams, MD -
    Board Chair
  • Nicole Schlechter, MD -
  • Gregg Shepard, MD -
  • Michael Beckham, MD - Secretary/Treasurer
  • David Duong, MD
  • Laura Lawson, MD
  • George "Trey" Lee, MD
  • James Powers, MD  
  • V. Seenu Reddy, MD
  • Adrian Rodriguez, MD
  • M. Kevin Smith, MD
  • Carl Willis, MD

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Taylor Crawford, MPH
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and Operations

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