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Join us for our 2019 Annual Conference

Game on! NCMGMA is returning to the Wilmington Convention Center for our 2019 Annual Conference. Scheduled for May 8-10, we have a packed schedule full of game-winning sessions and networking events you won't want to miss. Start by registering today and make plans to join us for this exciting healthcare industry event. Early-bird registration ends Monday, April 15, 2019.

Browse this page and our schedule of events page for complete Annual Conference information.  Keep checking back as new information is still being added about the event!

Sign up today to join us in Wilmington!


We Have a New Meet the Expert this Year

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Answering All Your Insurance Questions
Our Annual Conference "Meet the Expert" event is sponsored by Medical Mutual and complimentary to all NCMGMA conference attendees! Sign up and reserve a spot today for confidential HR guidance.

Our "Meet the Expert" Natalie Fitzgerald is the Director of Medical and Dental Services at Sentinel Risk Advisors and is attending the conference to provide answers to your commercial insurance questions. Tap into Sentinel Risk Advisors expert for answers to your questions about any area of commercial insurance including Directors and Officers Liability, Employment Practices Liability, Fiduciary Liability, and Crime exposures. You’ll get valuable insight including claims scenarios, premium indications, and coverage highlights.


Embassy Suites by Hilton Wilmington Riverfront

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About the Embassy Suites
The Embassy Suites by Hilton Wilmington Riverfront is an all-suite hotel along the Cape Fear Riverwalk. The Wilmington Convention Center is directly connected to the hotel and just steps from historic downtown Wilmington. The hotel is a quick walk to local boutiques, restaurants, museums, art galleries and the Pier 33 outdoor amphitheater.  There’s plenty of antebellum mansions, historic cemeteries and Civil War sites nearby to discover. Head to the Rooftop Bar, Cloud 9, to enjoy panoramic river views and eclectic menus, or enjoy American Cuisine with locally sourced ingredients along the riverfront at Steam Restaurant & Bar. Step into history aboard the USS North Carolina, a World War II battleship docked adjacent to the hotel, or go sightseeing on a boat tour of the Cape Fear River. 

Annual Conference Accommodations
Our headquarters for the Annual Conference is the Embassy Suites Wilmington and we are pleased to offer our attendees the discounted group rate is $189 per night (plus taxes). This rate includes complimentary valet or daily self-parking. To make reservations, call 1-800-HILTONS and use the discount code MGM; or make them online by clicking here. The Embassy Suites NCMGMA discount room block cutoff is April 15th.

Additional Staff Discount

NCMGMA is making it affordable for you to bring all of your practice leadership! Bring one or more additional staff from your practice and you will save $100 on each additional conference registration (the early bird discounted rate is $225 per person). When you register online, or use the printable registration, make sure to select the $225 Additional Staff option for all practice associates who will be joining you at the Annual Conference.

Attendee Registration Fees*

Early Bird
By 4/15
Late/Onsite Registration
After 4/15
Active Member $325 $375
Active Non-Member $475 $525
Affiliate Member $500 $550
Affiliate Non-Member $600 $650
Additional Staff $225 $275
Exhibitor - Additional Staff $325 $350
Student $100 $100
(Includes Thursday Evening Activities Only)

$100 $125

NCMGMA is supporting students in healthcare! Our organization is contributing $5 for each paid attendee registration which will go toward the Davis Watson Scholarship Fund.

NCMGMA Member Types

Active Membership - An Active Member is currently employed in an executive, managerial or administrative capacity of a medical group engaged in the practice of medicine as a legal entity sharing business management facilities, records and personnel and/or services in an executive, managerial or administrative capacity of an integrated delivery organization that includes, as part of its primary mission, the provision of physician services and administration of physician practices type.

Affiliate Membership - An Affiliate Member is employed by an organization that provides products and/or services which enhance each Association member's ability to meet the health needs of their community, including, but not limited to business consultants, providers of products and services.

Student Membership - Student Membership is available to any person who is a full time or part-time student according to the guidelines of their college or university.  Student Members shall not have the right to vote and shall not have the right to serve as officers or directors of the Association.


Annual Conference registration is now open, starting at $325 with discounts for additional staff. Follow the links below for online registration and a printable mail/fax registration form. The early bird registration deadline is April 15, 2019. 

What to Wear

Business casual is the appropriate attire for the Annual Conference and related events.


The 2019 NCMGMA Annual Conference also features an exhibit hall with 48 booths.  The exhibit hall will feature our 2019 Alliance sponsors promoting some of the industry's latest and greatest products and services. Follow this link to view the exhibit hall layout and to see who is exhibiting so far.  If you are interested in becoming an Alliance sponsor and exhibiting at the Annual Conference, follow this link to our Alliance Sponsorship Opportunities page.

NCMGMA Game Zone

Located in the NCMGMA Exhibitor Hall, play a game of life-size Jenga, cornhole, Connect Four and more! Grab a colleague and get ready for a fun time while networking with our Alliance Sponsors!

NCMGMA-Medical Mutual Administrator of the Year Award

Each year, NCMGMA and Medical Mutual recognize a healthcare administrator, affiliated with the NCMGMA, who has exhibited exceptional leadership management proficiency and enhanced the effectiveness of healthcare delivery in his/her practice and community through recent, noteworthy achievements.

Follow this link to fill out a complete form or email our offices at [email protected] to nominate an administrator. The deadline for nominations is 5:00 PM on March 15, 2019.

NCMGMA-First Citizens Bank Practice of the Year Award

The North Carolina Medical Group Management Association (NCMGMA) is proud to partner with First Citizens Bank to present the
7th Annual Practice of the Year Award. This award recognizes a medical group practice that has made a significant contribution to their community, patients and/or staff through volunteer work, indigent clinics, fundraisers, staff wellness programs, community clean-ups, community screenings and education (internal & external), etc.

Follow this link to fill out a complete form or email our offices at [email protected] to nominate a practice. The deadline for submissions is 5:00 PM on March 15, 2019.

Cancellation Policy

Registration cancellations must be received in writing. Cancellations received on or before May 1st (seven business days prior to the conference) are entitled to a full refund less a $50 processing fee. No refunds will be awarded for cancellations after May 1st or for no-shows.


If you have any questions regarding the 2019 Annual Conference, please call the NCMGMA offices at 800-753-6462 or 704-365-0565 or e-mail us at i[email protected].


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