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Happy Easter!  I hope everyone is safe and healthy and enjoying the spring renewal season as best they can.  Without a doubt, Covid-19 has brought unprecedented times not only for our nation, but for our industry.  Hospitals and healthcare providers are facing challenges not seen at anytime in our careers.  In all the instances I have seen, our state has performed very well.  There are HTM teams all around North Carolina and this country giving their very best to support the caregivers in their communities.  They need our best, and HTM can be counted on to deliver! 

The NCBA has always strived to provide educational opportunities for our members.  Unfortunately, with Covid-19, the CompTIA Network+ Certification Review class being planned for this Spring has been cancelled.  Based on your feedback, this was to be a companion class to last year’s CompTIA A+ Certification Review.  Jeff Hogan has indicated he will maintain his instructor contacts and look at revisiting in the fall.  If this class was something you were interested in, please send him a note at

The Board of Directors has continued to work on preparations for the 42nd Annual Symposium this August in Pinehurst.  Jeff Hogan and the educational track chairs have put together another outstanding lineup of classes.  As of this time, the event is still on schedule, but we’re also very aware of the current circumstances.  We have been meeting weekly via conference call and have had regular contact with the hotel.  We’ll make a decision on how we plan to move forward as soon as we’re able.  If you have any thoughts on this feel free to reach out to me directly at  I’d love to hear from you.

Please do everything you can to stay safe!  Look out for each other.  We’ll get through this, but we will all be affected by this crisis in some way.  Thank you for what you are doing for your customers and our communities.  I hope to see each one of you in August. 


Brian Lefler, CHTM, CBET

President, NC Biomedical Association