NAM News - November 18, 2021
In This Issue

2022 NAM Leadership Slate

The NAM Nominating Committee presents the following slate of officers and directors for 2022.
  • 2022 President: Gregg Shepard, MD
    Tennessee Oncology
  • 2022 President-Elect: Michael Beckham, MD
    Beckham Internal Medicine
  • 2022 Secretary/Treasurer: Laura Lawson, MD
    Nashville Breast Center
  • New Director: Duane Smoot, MD
    Meharry Medical College
  • New Director: Christin Giordano McAuliffe, MD
    Nephrology Associates
  • New Director: Matthew Pollard, MD
    Urology Associates

Holiday Open House - Dec. 2

We invite you to join us for our annual NAM and MFN Holiday Open House on Thursday, Dec. 2. Come tour our new office space and join us for an evening of refreshments and celebration throughout the office and on our deck overlooking the Nashville skyline!
Fully vaccinated members are invited to attend these events 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. 

TMA Virtual Zoom Meeting - TONIGHT

Medical Cannabis: What Clinicians Should Know
The Tennessee General Assembly has debated the issue of medical cannabis extensively for the last few sessions. During this virtual meeting, members will learn the political and medical status of cannabis in our state.
Autry Parker, MD, Director of Interventional Pain Services, Memphis VA Medical Center, will help members understand the regulatory landscape, the science and treatment uses and questions you may encounter. This high-level discussion will orient physicians to medical cannabis in Tennessee.
Register here for this virtual Zoom meeting.
Members will receive 1.25 hour CME for the Program portion.

Legislative Reception Recap

NAM welcomed members on Tuesday, Nov. 16, for our legislative reception. The weather was beautiful, and we were able to enjoy a majority of our time on the outdoor deck. Thank you to Rep. John Ray Clemmons and Sen. Jeff Yarbro for attending to greet our members and answer a variety of questions on topics from COVID policies to healthcare access. The TMA legislative team also joined us to share important topics for the 2022 legislative session. Thank you to all who participated in this lively event!

Database Updates Requiring Your Attention

You will need to change your username and password.
We have recently undergone a significant overhaul of our member database system that NAM and TMA share, converting to a new technology platform after 19 years. This upgrade will enhance our abilities to provide better member service and online access.
One unfortunate result of this changeover is the need for members to reset their usernames and passwords on our website. 
You should have received an email from TMA on Tuesday, Nov. 2, with the subject line: "TMA has made some upgrades that require your attention!"
This email will contain your new username, password and instructions on how to log in for the first time on the new platform. If you have any problems or questions, please contact us at 615-712-6236.
Thank you to
our sponsors:
Burke Financial Group, LLC
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

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

Kelly Smith, MBA
Director of Physician Engagement

Anastacia Volz
Director of Project Access
Nashville Specialty Care
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