North Carolina Orthopaedic Association

North Carolina Orthopaedic AssociationMission of the NCOA

The mission of the North Carolina Orthopaedic Association (NCOA) is to advance the science and practice of Orthopaedic surgery through education and advocacy on behalf of patients and practitioners, with emphasis on overall quality Orthopaedic health care for the state of North Carolina.

Latest News

Registration open for the 2023 NCOA Annual Meeting!

The Charleston Place Hotel,
Charleston, SC
October 25 - 28, 2023

Charleston, SCDid you know that the NCOA 2023 Annual Meeting is combining with the Eastern Orthopaedic Association in Charleston, SC? Along with scientific sessions and social activites, the NCOA will hold its 2023 Annual Business Meeting. You won't want to miss out on this unique opportunity to network with physicians across the eastern United States. Learn more...

Download the registration form  | Register OnlineView the Scientific Program | View the Preliminary Program

NCOA and Eastern Ortho 2023 Meeting - QR CodeSpecial guest speakers include:
Bill Walton, EOEF Presidential Guest Speaker, and Aron Lee Ralston, Howard Steel Lecturer

NCOA Hotel Information

Great rate for Residents, Students & Exhibitors!

Francis Marion Hotel - $269 per night - Online Reservations
387 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

Exhibitors: Interested in showcasing your products or services at the 2023 meeting? Please contact Asheton Graham for more information.


Gray podcast iconSeptember 2022:  Dr. Oke Anakwenze on the upcoming NCOA 2022 Annual Meeting
NCOA lobbyist Connie Wilson talks with orthopaedic surgeon Oke Anakwenze, MD, MBA, who serves as Program Chair for the 2022 Annual Meeting. Get a sneak peak on topics and issues that the meeting will explore. LISTEN NOW
June 2022:  Dr. Claude Jarrett on Medicaid ExpansionGray podcast icon
Connie Wilson discusses Medicaid Expansion with Dr. Claude Jarrett, NC Medical Society Board Member and a Leadership Team member with the NCOA. Hear how he thinks Medicaid Expansion could impact orthopaedics. LISTEN NOW 
May 2022:  Dr. Richard Bruch on the importance of political advocacyGray podcast icon
Listen in as NCOA lobbyist Connie Wilson talks with Dr. Richard Bruch about how he became involved in grassroots advocacy and the importance he places on building relationships with his local legislators and supporting state and national PACs. LISTEN NOW
Gray podcast iconFeb. 2022: Dr. Cynthia Emory on telehealth and preauthorization
NCOA lobbyist Connie Wilson and Dr. Cynthia Emory, Vice-Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, discuss why telehealth licensure and additional flexibility in preauthorization is important to patients in North Carolina.  LISTEN NOW
Gray podcast iconJan. 2022: Listen to the Inaugural NCOA Podcast featuring NCOA President Robert Boykin, MD
NCOA lobbyist Connie Wilson interviews 2022 NCOA President Robert Boykin, MD, regarding the mission of the NCOA and the priorities of the association in the coming year. LISTEN NOW 
Review the latest legislative updates here.

Contact Information

North Carolina Orthopaedic Association
PO Box 27167
222 North Person Street
Raleigh, NC 27611
Phone: (919) 833-3836
Fax: (919) 833-2023