PINEHURST – More than 120 physicians, mid-level providers and other interested providers participated in the Pinehurst Medical Symposium held March 4-5 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital.
With sessions that included an update on the Affordable Care Act, the two-day conference was moderated by Robert Watt, M.D., a FirstHealth hospitalist physician. Joseph Hakas, M.D., a cardiologist with Pinehurst Medical Clinic, chairs the FirstHealth Continuing Medical Education Committee that plans these annual events.
Faculty presenters for the symposium were from University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Medicine – William F. Pendergraft III, M.D., Ph.D., nephrology; FirstHealth of the Carolinas – Steven J. Filby, M.D., interventional cardiology; Peter I. Ellman, M.D., cardiovascular thoracic surgery; Gregory B. Collins, M.D., psychiatry; Pinehurst Radiology – Allen M. Joseph, M.D., radiology; Pinehurst Surgical – Daniel M. Williams, M.D., orthopaedic surgery; Duke University School of Medicine – Crystal C. Tyson, M.D., nephrology; Pinehurst Anesthesia Associates – Brian K. Thwaites, M.D., anesthesiology and pain management; Premier – Blair Childs, senior vice president, public affairs; The Center for Physician Resilience – Wayne M. Sotile, Ph.D., clinical psychology.
FirstHealth’s Office of Continuing Medical Education offered the program.