Visit NCBiotech at the 2019 Nurse Practitioner Spring Symposium

2019 Nurse Practitioner Symposium

The North Carolina Nurses Association Council of Nurse Practitioners invites you to join an exciting opportunity for nurses to network, engage in valuable professional development, participate in high-level policy discussions, and meet with quality vendors.


Connect with NCBiotech

Meet the team at our booth on Monday (3/25) and Tuesday (3/26). Learn more about how NCBiotech is working to support clinician-led innovation in North Carolina, the valuable resources available to entrepreneurs, and how NCBiotech works to accelerate the life sciences across the state.


Greta Brunet

Greta Burnet, MBA, PA-C
Senior director, Investments
Greta supports the startup and growth of life science companies across North Carolina, primarily through management of the Center’s loan programs. Additionally, she identifies and mentors early stage and loan portfolio companies. Greta has 20-plus years of life science industry experience, ranging from clinical practice as a physician assistant (family medicine and internal medicine) to working with several start-ups and small- to mid-size pharma, biotech, device and diagnostic companies.

Corie Curtis

Corie Curtis
Executive director, Greater Charlotte Office
Corie oversees daily operations of the NCBiotech Charlotte office, accelerating partnerships between life science companies and the Greater Charlotte region. Before moving to Charlotte, Curtis was executive director of the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center in her hometown of Jamestown, New York.


Clinician Innovation Initiative (CII)

Clinician Innovation Initiative

The Clinician Innovation Initiative (CII) was created to address a gap in innovation education and resources known/available to clinicians, i.e., physicians, Physician Assistants (PAs), Nurse Practitioners (NPs), nurses, medical assistants and other individuals that interface with patients across the spectrum of healthcare delivery. This population of caregivers has not typically been exposed to the concepts of innovation, design thinking, start-ups, entrepreneurship, etc.  As a result, many are unaware they have the capacity to be innovative problem solvers. We aim to provide that “spark”! The CII’s goal is to foster innovation among practitioners through education, awareness, resource development, and partner engagement, creating a paradigm shift in clinician education and the role of clinicians in healthcare innovation.


Participate in Our CII Survey

The CII survey was initially conducted at the 2018 North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants Summer Conference for the purpose of assessing baseline innovation knowledge, activities and available resources of attending clinicians. We will be conducting this survey at this year’s NP Spring Symposium to gather additional data. Your participation in the survey will help guide follow-on program development.

Please stop by our booth on Monday and Tuesday to complete the survey.

For more information, contact us at:


Omni Grove Park Inn
290 Macon Ave
Asheville, NC 28804