North Carolina Business Group on Health

2022 Spring Forum Agenda

Thursday, May 5

3:00 PM – Special Screening Event
(Location: Grandover Whitehall Theatre)
 Join us for a special screening of the HBO Documentary, Bleed Out  followed by a Q&A with the film’s Writer/Director, Steve Burrows.  This is a “must-see” film that goes deep inside a flawed healthcare system.  See more information here:

Evening Reception
(Location: Grandview A)
 An evening reception will follow the screening until 7:00 PM.
All Forum registrants are Welcome!

7:00 PM – Advisory Council Meeting
(By invitation only)
 NC Healthcare Advisory Council Meeting/Dinner 


Friday, May 6

Location: Grandville Ballroom C/D

7:15 AM –   Networking Breakfast
Come early to enjoy a fantastic hot breakfast with your peers from across the state!

8:45 AM –  Welcome and Introductions
Jon Rankin, NCBGH President/CEO

9:00 AM – Legal Update
Elizabeth Allen, Vice President of Benefits Compliance and Counsel, NFP

 10:00 AM – NC Healthcare Systems – Costs, Quality and Consolidations
Jamie Crooks, Co-founder, Fairmark Partners, LLP
Dale Folwell, State Treasure of North Carolina

11:00 AM –  NCBGH Employer Initiatives Update/Discussion for Employers
A discussion of NCBGH current initiatives across the state and the significant impact they can have for your company and employee population

11:30 AM – Culture of Wellness Award Presentation
The winner of the 1st annual NCBGH Culture of Wellness Award will be announced! 
Hear about their program and how you might incorporate some of the ideas in your programs!

12:00 PM – Networking Lunch 
Great opportunities for networking, learning best practices, or even problem-solving with other HR/Reward leaders while enjoying a fantastic Grandover lunch!

1:00 PM – Innovation in Employer Health/Wellness Benefits
A fast-paced session from current innovators in employee benefits and health
focusing on the latest trends, tools, and innovations!

1:45 PM –  Panel Discussion: Cell & Gene Therapy – The Employer Impact
(Panelists Updated)
Panel discussion focusing on current and upcoming innovations and the cost implications for employers.
Moderator: Marianne Hamilton Lopez, Senior Research Director for Biomedical Innovation, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy
Panelist: Abhi Gupta, Senior Director, Global Gene Therapy Business, Pfizer, Inc.
Panelist: Angie Smallwood, Volvo

2:45 PM –  Wrap-up