What the NCPeds Annual Meeting Means to Me
The 2018 NCPeds Annual Meeting is getting closer! From Sept. 14-16, NCPeds will enjoy three fun-filled days of networking and educational sessions in Myrtle Beach!
So, why join us at the beach? Some of our members share what the Annual Meeting has meant to them at different stages in their careers.
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Early Career Physicians
Jessica Bell, MD, FAAP, of St. Jude Affiliate Clinic at Novant Health Hemby Children's Hospital said the CME courses offered at the annual meeting helped ease her transition into independent practice from the academic environment.
"Transitioning from an academic training environment to an independent community practice can be exciting, but also challenging as new data continuously impacts how we care for patients. Since clinical practice is truly an experience in lifelong learning, I find it tremendously helpful to attend live CME events sponsored by the NC Pediatric Society so I can connect with colleagues, enhance my knowledge base, implement practice improvements, understand advocacy and legislative issues, and keep up with maintenance of certification tools," Bell said.
Beverly Edwards, MD, FAAP, of Ahoskie Pediatrics said her time at the NCPeds Annual Meeting allows her to learn from her colleagues across the state and improve her practice.
"I have received valuable, practice-saving information at each annual meeting I have attended. NCPeds is full of awesome, brilliant pediatricians, and I learn, at their feet, how to improve my practice and stay viable in the rural area that has been home to Ahoskie Pediatrics for 27yrs. Without the support of NCPeds, my practice would have died a quiet death. I thank everyone on board for that support!" Edwards said.
Melinda Beavers, MD, FAAP, of Jeffers, Mann and Artman Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, P.A. attended the 2017 NCPeds Annual Meeting as a resident and met her future boss.
"As a resident, attending the annual meeting had great value for my education and my career development. While attending the conference last year, I was able to network with providers from a competitive area of the state. Now I am happy to be working with Jeffers, Mann, and Artman – thanks to connections we made at the NCPeds Society Meeting in Asheville!" Beavers said.
Wally Brown, MD, who is retired from the University of NorthCarolina at Chapel Hill Department of Pediatrics enjoys the camaraderie that comes with the NCPeds Annual Meeting.
"I have always loved this medical meeting better than any other attended, not only for the practical scientific content, but also just seeing how many people across the state were making such a positive difference. I would be somewhat guilt laden about how I could be better involved, but realized that all those involved were giving what they could at the time, and the multiple smaller efforts create a stronger movement. It is a good example of people contributing what they individually can and going to the edge of the problems, all lifting together and reaching success with unified momentum," Brown said.