Michael A. Antil, M.D., Pinehurst Medical Clinic, (left), chats with Howard J. Eisenson, M.D., during a break between sessions of the Pinehurst Medical Symposium at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital. Dr. Antil, vice chair of the FirstHealth Medical Education Committee, was a presenter and also moderated the Symposium’s Saturday session. Dr. Eisenson, a family practice specialist with the Duke University School of Medicine, was a Symposium speaker.
PINEHURST – More than 130 physicians from throughout the mid-Carolinas attended the annual Pinehurst Medical Symposium hosted by the Office of Continuing Medical Education at FirstHealth of the Carolinas.
The program, which was held March 3-4 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, consisted of medical updates and also covered lifestyle matters and end-of-life issues.
Opening-day topics focused on “Lifestyles and Smoking,” “Exercise Is Medicine,” “Alcohol Abuse,” “Prescription Drug Abuse,” “Weight Loss without Surgery” and “Surgical Weight Loss.”
Topics covered during the March 4 session were “Dementia in the Elderly,” “Cough,” “Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension,” “Health Care Reform” and “TB.” A concluding session on End-of-Life Issues centered on “Navigating Advance Directives” and “Hospice and Palliative Care Updates.”
Medical faculty included the following: James F. Donahue, M.D., pulmonology, and Jan Busby-Whitehead, M.D., internal medicine, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Victor F. Tapson, M.D., pulmonology, Howard J. Eisenson, M.D., family practice, and Jason E. Stout, M.D., MHS, infectious diseases, Duke University School of Medicine; Fernando S. Cobos, M.D., FirstHealth of the Carolinas Behavioral Services; Michael A. Antil, M.D., Michael A. Pritchett, D.O., MPH, and Ellen M. Willard, M.D., Pinehurst Medical Clinic; and Raymond G. Washington Jr., M.D., Pinehurst Surgical.
Non-physician faculty included John S. Caliri, FirstHealth Centers for Health & Fitness; Capt. W. Jerrell Seawell, Moore County Sheriff’s Department; Blair Childs, Premier Inc.; and Kenneth L. Burgess, J.D., Poyner Spruill LLD.
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