27th Annual Pinehurst Medical Symposium
March 7 & 8, 2020 • FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, Conference Center • Pinehurst, NC
Conference Overall Objective
The 27th Annual Pinehurst Medical Symposium has been designed and organized to assist participants in accomplishing the following
• Acquire knowledge regarding technologies and treatments that improve patient care.
• Enhance knowledge of medical challenges and decisions and clinical excellence.
• Facilitate networking opportunities with colleagues.
• Discuss topics of timely interest to physicians.
Saturday, March 7, 2020
7 – 8 a.m. Registration & Breakfast, Monroe Auditorium, FirstHealth of the Carolinas Conference Center, FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital Campus
8 – 8:10 a.m. Conference Begins, Welcome: Joseph F. Hakas Jr., M.D., Chair FirstHealth Medical Education Committee
8:10 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Session I – Opioids
Journey to Recovery from Lived Experience
Robert Brazell, CAI, CPSS
How Addiction Impacts the Brain and Evidenced-Based Path to Recovery
Fernando Cobos, M.D.
Physical Therapy as an Alternative for Pain Management
Jill Botnick, P.T.
Session II – Sleep Apnea Update
Sleep Apnea Update
Matthew Ellison, M.D.
Session III – Gastroenterology Update
Sidney Barritt, M.D.
12:45 p.m. Networking Lunch
Sunday, March 8, 2020
7 – 8 a.m. Registration & Breakfast
8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Conference Reconvenes
Moderator: Member of FirstHealth Medical Education Committee
Session IV - Neurology Update
Neuromuscular Junction Diseases
James Howard, M.D.
Acute Ischemic Stroke Management: A New Era of Diagnostics and Therapeutics Melanie Blacker, M.D.
Serotonin Syndrome Meredith Stanton, M.D.
Session V – Pulmonary and Cardiology Diseases
Update on Community Acquired Pneumonia
Heather Gibson, PharmD
Current and Evolving Practices in Structural Heart Disease
Sun Moon Kim, M.D.
Wrap-up and Evaluations
Accreditation Statement: FirstHealth of the Carolinas is accredited by the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) to provide continuing
medical education for physicians.
Credit Statement: FirstHealth of the Carolinas designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.6 AMA PRA Category I Credits™. Physicians
should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
FirstHealth’s Office of Continuing Medical Education is offering this program.
Conference Registration and CME Credit
• Includes conference registration and 8.6 of CME credit
• Available at no charge to FirstHealth of the Carolinas medical staff and non-FirstHealth participants
Registration is due by March 3, 2020
The form below may be used and mailed or faxed to:
FirstHealth of the Carolinas, Office of Continuing Medical Education
PO Box 3000, Pinehurst, NC 28374
Fax: (910) 715-1586