Charlotte, North Carolina
CWIS in the Queen City
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100 W Trade Street
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States of America
Thursday, April 27 - Saturday, April 29, 2023
2023 CWISummit Keynote Speaker
Jay T. Bishoff, MD, FACS
Jay T. Bishoff, MD, is director of urology for Northwell Health’s central region, overseeing urology sites in Nassau County and parts of eastern Queens. He’s also professor of urology at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Dr. Bishoff has over 30 years of urology experience in surgery, research and education. He has participated or organized more than 100 surgical training programs, edited 6 surgical text books, authored 30 book chapters and published more than 140 peer review articles. He completed a fellowship in minimally invasive urologic surgery at Johns Hopkin University Hospital following his urology residency in San Antonio Texas at Brooke Army and Wilford hall medical centers. He attended Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences on an Air Force Scholarship. In 2006, while on active duty, he served a tour as a United States Air Force surgeon during Operation Iraqi Freedom, in Balad Iraq. He has lectured, researched and participated in more than 40 quality improvement projects, including initiatives on pain management, and the appropriate use of narcotics.
Get to Know Charlotte: The Queen City
Why is it called the Queen City?
Charlotte was founded by European settlers in 1768, when King George III still ruled the Colonies. They named the new hamlet after the King's wife, Queen Charlotte, and gave the surrounding county the name Mecklenburg in honor of her majesty's birthplace in Germany. Today, find statues of the queen on North College Street and in front of Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
Why are there references to bees everywhere?
They're hornets, and they're the mascot of the Charlotte Hornets, the city's NBA team. Beyond that, they're also a symbol of the city's unconquerable spirit. When British General Cornwallis came through the area during the Revolutionary War, he encountered more than he bargained for and dubbed the area "a hornets' nest of rebellion." The nickname stuck, and that's why you'll see hornet's nest symbols all over town, including on police officers' uniforms.
The Charlotte Hornets used to be a baseball team, then a football team before they became their favorite basketball team.
Experience it: Cheer on the NBA Hornets during the season or experience a concert at their "Hive," Spectrum Center.
What's with banking and gold in Charlotte?
The Carolina Gold Rush began in 1799 after the nation's first golden nugget was found in Cabarrus County by a 12-year old boy. A second nugget was found in 1803, which led to Carolina farmers checking their land for gold and mining in local stream beds until the 1830s.
Today, Reed Gold Mine, the location where the first nugget was found, is a historic landmark in Cabarrus County where tourists can visit and mine for their own gems!
What's with the fast driving?
The NASCAR Hall of Fame, located in Charlotte, honors drivers who have shown exceptional skill at NASCAR driving, all-time great crew chiefs and owners, broadcasters and other major contributors to competition within the sanctioning body.
Whitewater in the Carolinas?
The US National Whitewater Center is an outdoor recreation and athletic training facility for whitewater rafting, kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, mountain biking, and hiking which opened to the public on November 4, 2006. The Center is located in Charlotte, on approximately 280 hectares (700 acres) of land adjacent to the Catawba River, with 35+ miles of developed trail. The USNWC is an official Olympic Training Center for whitewater slalom racing.
The Home of Aviation
The Carolinas Aviation Museum is an aviation museum on the grounds of Charlotte Douglas International Airport in Charlotte. It is one of a very few aviation museums located at an airport which serves as a major hub. The museum was founded in 1992 by Floyd and Lois Peithman Wilson, and has a collection of over 50 static aircraft and many smaller historic items related to aviation in North Carolina and South Carolina.