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Pinehurst Medical Symposium

| Date Posted: 1/28/2020

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

Conference Adjourns


CME Credit
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:
CME Symposium
FirstHealth of the Carolinas, Office of Continuing Medical Education
PO Box 3000, Pinehurst, NC 28374
Fax: (910) 715-1586

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