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Free Webcast of FSMB Annual Meeting Available April 26

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 16, 2018) – The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) will offer a live webcast of the opening session of its Annual Meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina from 8:00 to 11:45 a.m. EDT on Thursday, April 26. Webcast registration is free.

The session will include a variety of presentations, including a panel discussion on the future of occupational licensing and professional regulation, featuring Joel Albizo, CAE, President of the Federation of Associations of Regulatory Boards; Tara Isa Koslov, JD, Acting Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Office of Policy Planning; and Beth Redbird, PhD, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Northwestern University. The panel will be moderated by Sonja Gantt, Executive Director of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Foundation.

North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein will also make remarks during the meeting’s opening session.

Those who register can view the webcast on computers, tablets and mobile devices. Registration is easy and takes less than a minute. To register, please visit the FSMB’s online webcast registration page:

For questions regarding registration, please email Kelly Alfred, Senior Director of Education Services, at

Those watching online will be able to submit questions for the speakers. Registrants can also watch a recorded version of the webcast, which will be made available online the afternoon of April 26.

The line-up of speakers and times for the webcast includes the following (all sessions are Eastern Time):

Opening Session Schedule, FSMB Annual Meeting, April 26, 2018

8:00 — 8:30 am

Welcome and Introduction of Special Guests

Speaker: FSMB Chair Gregory B. Snyder, MD, DABR

8:30 — 9:15 am

Your Federation at Work


Speaker: Humayun J. Chaudhry, DO, MACP

Dr. Chaudhry will highlight new and ongoing initiatives and services undertaken by the FSMB as it works with and for its members to improve the quality, safety and integrity of health care.

9:15 — 9:45 am

FSMB Awards Presentation

Honorees will be recognized and receive the FSMB’s highest awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award, Distinguished Service Award, John H. Clark, MD Leadership Award, and Award of Merit.

9:45 — 10:00 am

Brief Intermission

10:00 — 10:15 am

Remarks by Josh Stein, Attorney General of North Carolina

10:15 — 11:45 am

Occupational Licensing and Professional Regulation: Where are We Headed?

Trends and attitudes toward occupational licensing and professional regulation have shifted in recent years, including new efforts to reduce or eliminate licensure and regulations for certain professions that have long been in place. During this session, three experts will take a close look at where we are heading and how state medical boards are likely to be impacted. The audience will be able to participate during a Q&A session.

Panelists: Joel Albizo, CAE; Tara Isa Koslov, JD; Beth Redbird, PhD

Moderator: Sonja Gantt

About the Federation of State Medical Boards

The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) is a national non-profit organization representing all medical boards within the United States and its territories that license and discipline allopathic and osteopathic physicians and, in some jurisdictions, other health care professionals. The FSMB serves as the voice for state medical boards, supporting them through education, assessment, research and advocacy while providing services and initiatives that promote patient safety, quality health care and regulatory best practices. To learn more about FSMB, visit You can also follow FSMB on Twitter (@theFSMB).